We've had so many contests now, it's about time someone compiled a list of all the rules that have been thought up. This may be inspiration for anyone thinking of rules for future contests. Of course, it's okay to repeat a rule from an old contest -- that will give people who missed out on the old contest another chance to come up with something.

There were three unofficial contests, before the numbered official contests started. Lemmix was used for these, so the first contest refers to the original 8 skills.

1 - Make a level with one of each skill

2 - Make a level in the crystal style with no builders

3 - Make a level with 5 or fewer lemmings

The first eight official contests only had a single rule each:

1 - Make a level using an unofficial tileset

2 - Make a Fun/Tame level

3 - Tag Team (one person designs the terrain, the other places objects and assigns stats)

4 - Make a level with exactly 5 total skills

5 - Make a level with a save requirement at most 10%

6 - Make a level with no constructive skills

7 - Make a level with at least 4 exits

8 - Make a level with a L2 or L3 style

Contest #9 was the abortive "here are three rules, try to loophole one of them", which attracted no entries, but led to the three-rule format followed by all subsequent contests. (Note that this contest was ignored in the numbering, so the next contest is *also* numberered 9.) An asterisk before a rule indicates a repeat of a rule from an earlier contest.

9R1 - Make a level with only new skills

9R2 - Make a level with only one lemming

9R3 - Make a level with exactly two types of skill

10R1 - Make a level with no permanent skills

*10R2 - Make a Fun/Tame level

10R3 - Make a level with at least two new object types

11R1 - Make a level with save 2/2, at most 1 of each permanent skill

11R2 - Make a level with 1 of each provided skill

*11R3 - Make a level with no constructive skills

12R1 - Make a level with a time limit of 1min or less

12R2 - Make a level with no destructive skills

12R3 - Make a VGASPEC level

13R1 - Make a level with tileset mixing

13R2 - Make a level with at least two intended solutions

*13R3 - Make a level without using any official tilesets

14R1 - Make a level with 3 hatches and 3 lemmings

14R2 - Make a level with no steel and 2 hatches

14R3 - Make a level with exactly 2 of any 8 skills

15R1 - Make two levels with the same terrain, but one is flipped

15R2 - Make a minimal-size level with at most 10 lemmings

*15R3 - Make a level with only new skills

16R1 - Make a level with height at least 3 times its width

16R2 - Make a level with at most 2 minutes and hatch-exit distance at least 2 screens

16R3 - Make a level with at least 3 hatches, save requirement (h-1)/h * 100%

17R1 - Make a level using only tilesets you haven't used before

17R2 - Make a level with exactly 1 type of skill from each category

17R3 - Make a level with only one type of terrain piece

18R1 - Make a level with one hatch, one exit and no other objects

18R2 - Make a subset of an official level

*18R3 - Make a level with at most two types of skill