It's more the fact I can see others entries etc.. I don't need to enter anyway just wanted to make an autumn themed map I guess.Well you should be able to join the contest even tho you are hosting it @GhostX, its not like you can cheat the votes or anything..
I see no harm in it, You should enter the next one. even if you are hosting it.
The only thing i can see be a little bit "Cheat" is that you can select the theme.. but that can be avoided rather easily, Have a community vote for what theme to use during the next contest. another way would be to let the previous winner select next theme. I see one problem with this one tho, if same person wins all the time he/she will get to chose everytime.
oh and nice pics! That house on picture 2 and 3, damn nice style.
Your mapping ideas are incredible . Are you working for any server or working on a project of your own?Ugliest train you'll ever see but kinda hard without more 'angled' or 'cylindrical' sprites as well as textures.. Never really tried to do the whole "industrial" look with tibia. Maybe I'll make some form of industrial (maybe even go as far as steam punk) map.
Finished product on the train will likely be very different. Couldn't find many reference points to use so I just started making the shape and altered it as I went along. So this started as a base template but I think it turned out okay.