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Christmas Banner Competition (Results)

Postby Raymond » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:32 pm

Christmas Banner Competition

Hey everyone! Since the holidays are approaching, we have decided to host a competition to see who can create the best Christmas banner. We gave this a shot last year and a couple of you responded with some cool banners, so we decided to bring it back with a few small prizes this year.

Dimensions
1110 x 200

Rules
-Keep it safe for work (No pornographic images)
-Try your best to blend the left and right sides of the banner into the background of the website. (The background colour code is #194559)
-Make sure the theme has something to do with the up coming holidays (Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, etc)

Due Date
-If you would like to have a chance at one of the 3 prizes you must submit your entry on or before December 10th.
-You are allowed to continue making your banners past the due date, but you will not have a chance at the prizes. However if we like your banner we may end up using it, so you'll still have a chance at getting your banner featured on the front page.

Side Notes
-If for some reason we only get 1 or 2 entries then the other prize(s) will be rendered null.
-Once submitted, we are entitled to use your banner as we please.
-Not all banners will be used

Prizes

1st place: $20 through paypal or steam & VIP
2nd place: $10 through paypal or steam & VIP
3rd place: VIP
(If you already have VIP you can donate it to someone instead)

Templates

Banner
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Reindeer Head
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Thanks in advance to anyone who decides to participate. Have fun, and happy holidays everyone!

Results
1st Place: Llama (Entry 1, Entry 2)
2nd Place: Four (Entry 1)
3rd Place: NV Anims (Entry 1)
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Setto » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:29 pm

Sounds fun.. I'll give it a shot, plus, I want 20 steam dollars c:
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Husky » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:39 pm

This looks cool. If, say, I won 1st or 2nd, could I decline the money and just have VIP? I really don't need money.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Llama » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:41 pm

I don't know if my eyes are messing with me but I could have sworn earlier there was a note saying that the background could be animated and to submit that as a gif? Was that never a part of the post or is it still open to do?
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Raymond » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:44 pm

jackrallye wrote:This looks cool. If, say, I won 1st or 2nd, could I decline the money and choose VIP? I'd much rather have that.

Well sure, but you get both VIP and $20 for coming in first. Same with second you get $10 and VIP. But you can choose to decline the money if you want, or you can choose someone to gift the money to.

Llama wrote:I don't know if my eyes are messing with me but I could have sworn earlier there was a note saying that the background could be animated and to submit that as a gif? Was that never a part of the post or is it still open to do?

I took it down because I wasn't sure if we could incorporate an animated banner, but we should be able to. So if you already started an animated banner, you can keep working on it. I'll try my best to add it to the site, but I can't guarantee anything.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Hype » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:12 pm

Well, I lost my flash drive so I may as well do this instead. By the way, will an animated banner be more inclined win (if it is possible)?

Also, should we try to have the Dark-Reindeer included in our banner?
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Raymond » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:42 pm

Hype wrote:By the way, will an animated banner be more inclined win (if it is possible)?

The staff members will be doing the judging. So whichever one impresses them the most is more likely to win. It doesn't have to be animated, but if it is and it's done well, it will just make it better.
Hype wrote:Also, should we try to have the Dark-Reindeer included in our banner?

It's up to you. Be creative with it.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby PivotBoom » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:05 am

The only thing i want, is vip :DD, but i dont celebrate christmas ;-;
do i have to celebrate to make a banner?
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Paperv » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:22 am

Wow man, this seems good. I'm in, if I could make it.
NB: If I win, don't give me the prize, I don't have paypal and steam, I have steam only for gaming. Just make me VIP member please? :) Thanks haha.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Tops620 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:47 pm

i really want to make this, but i couldn't download the template and the reindeer, could someone upload it on somewhere else, stash maybe? my internet conection block imgur
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Paperv » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:55 am

Tops620 wrote:i couldn't download the template


Right click > Save image as. Done, save it anywhere whatever you want.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Tops620 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:06 am

NV Anims wrote:
Tops620 wrote:i couldn't download the template


Right click > Save image as. Done, save it anywhere whatever you want.


what, you didn't read my internet is blocking imgur?
i can see it if i use hide.me, i still can't download it (of course i know how to download images)
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Raymond » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:24 pm

Alright guys so I made a mistake. The dimensions you should be using are 1110 x 200, not 1125 x 200. So for those of you who already submitted a banner, could you please re-size it. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I didn't realize those dimensions were wrong until I tried adding someones banner and noticed it was too wide.

Also, if you are making an animated banner, make sure you submit it to me as a .gif file. It's the only type of file that I can get to work with the coding. And please make sure you fix any gif rape.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Paperv » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:27 am

Pfftt. Man, you don't say. I thought I could only make a picture, but gif animation? You should've tell me before I submit my entry. Is 2 entry allowed? I'm going to make the second entry if I had a time.
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Re: Christmas Banner Competition

Postby Raymond » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:16 pm

NV Anims wrote:Pfftt. Man, you don't say. I thought I could only make a picture, but gif animation? You should've tell me before I submit my entry. Is 2 entry allowed? I'm going to make the second entry if I had a time.

You can make as many entry's as you want. (wink
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