MacRumors has passed its five millionth forum post. To celebrate, we are having a Five Million Post Avatar Contest. Create a new, original avatar, enter the contest following the contest rules, and you may win the ultimate prize: MacRumors bragging rights! You'll also win a "contest winner" badge next to all of your posts, the right to use your winning avatar, whether or not you have made 500 posts, and your place among our Past Contest Winners. Winners will be chosen in three categories: Best Static Avatar Best Animated Avatar Best MacRumors-Themed Avatar Finalists will be selected in each category by the moderators based on technical skill, creativity, humor, and suitability for the MacRumors-Themed category. The winner in each of the three categories will be chosen by a public poll among the finalists. All MacRumors members will be eligible to vote for the three winners. The contest has begun. Entries will be accepted for the next week, starting today. The entry period closes at the end of the day on Sunday, March 2, 2008, midnight eastern time. To enter the contest, see the rules in the next post. To see the contest entries, watch the threads in the 5,000,000 Post Contest forum. Avatars can be created with almost any graphics or image editing program. If you have questions or can provide answers about avatar creation, take the opportunity to learn or help others by posting in the Avatar Tips thread. We're holding the contest just for fun, and we hope you enjoy creating one or more new avatars, seeing what others come up with, and helping select the winners.