** 2003 Halloween Banner Contest - Closed for Voting! **

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 10
    With Halloween fast approaching again, we want to celebrate it with everyone JC style. Last year was a lot of fun, and we think we can outdo those high standards if we all put our souls into it. [face_devil]

    It gives us great pleasure to announce the JC 2003 Halloween Banner contest!

    We are taking submissions for a Halloween themed banners from Monday, September 8 until Wednesday, October 22. We're opening the contest up to anyone and everyone.

    There will be just ONE winner, chosen by a panel of undead moderators. The winning theme will be applied across the whole JC (not including FanForce boards) between 10 PM board time on Saturday October 25 to Sunday night November 2 - our week of Halloween Festivities.

    We are not going to announce the winner prior to October 25 - you will just have to log in to see the winning design on that day.

    You can post your entries publically in this thread for advice or suggestions. Send your final entry links to Gandolf the Grey via PM.

    So here are the specs:
    • Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110

    • Main Background image - 764 x 110

    • Curve image - 69 x 69

    • Side Bar image - 32 x 465

    • Post Reply image - 437 x 88

    • Left and Right adholders - 74 x 58


    Please post your banner entries as one image or as separate elements (see below):

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/Images/Spring_2002/snapshot.jpg]
    JC Forums Banner (all elements)

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/banner.jpg]
    Banner (foreground)

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/curve.jpg]
    Curve

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/left_strip.jpg]
    Sidebar

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/background.jpg]
    Background

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Mod_Squad_2002a/reply_grfx.jpg]
    Post Reply

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Mod_Squad_2002a/adholder_left.jpg]
    Ad Holder left

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Mod_Squad_2002a/adholder_rt.jpg]
    Ad Holder right
    Only one banner submission per user please, and there are no limitations on the image content (keeping it all family friendly and within TFN policies of course). But since it's for a JC special occasion, obviously we would love to see ones full of Star Wars / Halloween imagery.

    The winner gets to design themselves (or have designed for them) a personal Halloween Themed Icon that they can use for the week that their banner is up. They will also be VIP'd and given a title.

    So, get cracking and let's see what you can all do. :)

    Muhahahahahahahaa

    // Wolves howl outside ///>/>
  2. AssassinDroid21 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2002
    star 4
    Just a question, why'd you use an old JC Banner for example?

    And do we have a link to last year's?
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 10
    Cause I copied the markup from last year's guidelines. Next.
  4. Darth_Imran Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2002
    star 4
    w00t! :D

    Let's get to work! [face_mischief]
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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  6. dArTh_wenley Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2001
    star 5

    THIS was my entry last year.

    Needless to say I'll have another go this time round and needless to say it will be a HUGE improvement. ;)
  7. shiningstars Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2002
    star 2
    grr if I weren't so busy! but I'll see what I can do ;) I love banner contests!

    do we have to submit a page like dArTh_wenley's older one?
  8. FlamingSword Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2001
    star 6
    Sweeeet! I've started and scrapped a design already. Time to flex those creative muscles. :D

    I just hope the color scheme is better than last year's. The banner was awesome but the color scheme hurt.
  9. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
    The bloody color scheme was cool :D
    And sine they fixed the holes in the smileys, even they won't look that bad. I'm all for more blood on this board again [face_devil] :D
  10. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    I already have a color scheme ready to go which is orange, black and dark red. But nothing like Kadue's scheme from last Halloween. The text area is whitesmoke background and it will be easy to read people's posts.

    <img src=http://www.sgtfretsurfer.com/Grilled-Sarlacc/boo.jpg>

    My scheme is not necessarily the one that will be used. I just went ahead and threw one together as a draft. Always leaning forward. ;)
  11. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
    too bright for Halloween

    but then again, I want the walls in my room painted black ;)
  12. shiningstars Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2002
    star 2
    so do we have to only post the banner images minus the colour scheme?
  13. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    By all means, if you have a color scheme suggestion, post it! :D
  14. shiningstars Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2002
    star 2
  15. G_Lucas_8_my_hamster Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 6, 2002
    star 4
    i made the best banner EVER jus there now! but its SO good i have decided not to show anybody!
  16. anidanami124 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 24, 2002
    star 6
    That looks far better then last years GS. :)
  17. Master-Kenobi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2002
    star 5
    what did last years look like?
  18. Raincloud Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2002
    star 5
    That one up there which G-S posted ^^.


    I'd enter if I wasn't lazy. I'd win too. ;)
  19. Master-Kenobi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2002
    star 5
    ok I think I remember it now :) thanks
  20. AssassinDroid21 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2002
    star 4
    Well here's what I got so far, any suggestions or questions are welcomed.

    Main Banner
    Sidebar
    Curve
    Background

    If anyone with Frontpage has the uber skillz to upload that to a page, by all means go ahead, I don't have the program so that makes the task kind of impossible.
  21. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
    Nice work, everyone! :D Keep it up!
  22. Stridarious Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2002
    star 6
    I personally liked last years, as it went along with my RPG on the Role Playing Forums. However, these are all coming along great and look forward to seeing a completed banner up around the time of my birthday. :D
  23. Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Jul 19, 2001
    star 6
  24. Master-Kenobi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2002
    star 5
    Can i show a decapitated 2-1B in my banner? NO you cant...we all love 2-1B [face_love] :D
  25. dArTh_wenley Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2001
    star 5

    [image=http://www.dirtyrubbish.com/jc/21b.gif]

    [face_devil]
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