MacRumors has passed its ten millionth forum post. To celebrate, we are having a Ten Million Post Avatar Contest. Create a new, original avatar, enter the contest following the contest rules, and you may win the coveted 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 500 posts, and your place among our Past Contest Winners. Winners will be chosen in four categories: Best Static Avatar, General Theme Best Static Avatar, MacRumors or Ten Million Theme Best Animated Avatar, General Theme Best Animated Avatar, MacRumors or Ten Million Theme Finalists will be selected in each category by the moderators based on technical skill, creativity, humor, and theme. The winner in each of the four categories will be chosen by a public poll among the finalists. Making an avatar Avatars can be created with almost any graphics or image editing program. If you don't already have suitable software you can search the forums (particularly the Design and Graphics and Mac Applications forums) for recommendations. Feel free to ask questions or provide general answers in this thread, as long as each avatar submitted for the contest is that user's own original work. We're not giving special prizes for avatars created using an iPad, but please share your experiences if you do use an iPad app! Entering the Contest The contest submission period begins today and runs through June 13. To enter the contest, see the rules in the next post. To see the contest entries, watch the threads in the Ten Million Post Contest forum. We're holding the contest just for fun. We hope you enjoy creating avatars, seeing what others come up with, and helping select the winners!