FanForce General Banner Contest!

Discussion in 'FanForce Communications' started by Rox, Mar 17, 2003.

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  1. Rox Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 24, 2000
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    Entries will be judged by the FanForce RSA and GSA team.

    The winning banner will be displayed in the FanForce Community Forum as well as Communications and any none official FanForce forum. The winner gets a custom "FanForce General Banner Designer" title. Only one banner submission per user, please.

    Post your entries in this thread. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

    The Board Customization FAQ is a place to start in designing your banner.

    This contest should offer an opportunity for some really creative designs. I know that the trend of late has been having a "Character Profile Montage". Here's a chance to do something different. We have some really talented artists here. There have been a lot of terrific entries in recent contests, and a winner has been hard to pick. I know that trend will continue. Remember, FanForce is much more than one forum and we would like to keep that feel of community. Please keep that in mind when creating your design :)

    The specs are as follows:

    • 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://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_banner.jpg]
    Banner (foreground)

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_curve.jpg]
    Curve

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_leftside.jpg]
    Sidebar

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_background.jpg]
    Background

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_reply.jpg]
    Post Reply

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_adholderleft.jpg]
    Ad Holder left

    [image=http://www.theforce.net/jc_forums/f2002_adholderright.jpg]
    Ad Holder right
    />

    Entries are due by April 9th. Good luck to everyone! :)/>/>
  2. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    w00t! My idea spawned something! :D

    Good luck, everyone. I know atomik has some good ideas. :)
  3. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Great to see this idea finally happening. Thanks to the guys and girls in the Old Folks Home for setting this up. :D

    When does the competition close?
  4. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Nov 24, 2000
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    Whoops, I'll add that in now.
  5. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    Whenever I see a new Banner contest open I get all tingly :D

    "Good luck, everyone. I know atomik has some good ideas."
    Yeah, your ideas Chris ;) lol

    I just have 1 question/suggestion for ya Rox:

    Why only one banner entry per user?
    I don't see it becoming a problem if a user enters 2 or 3 banners (for example).
    I personally get several drastically different ideas when thinking of designs that can't really be incorporated into 1 banner. I know the trend in other contests has been to set the limit of 1. Any possibility of getting a 2 or 3 limit? ;)
    If anything, this will cause a more diverse selection of banners to vote on.
  6. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    I think I'll submit my Arbor Day banner, because hey, why not.

    ¤Night
  7. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    one per user makes is so there is no saturation of one user's design over another's. If you feel you work better doing more than one design, do so. Just your best one for final submission.
  8. RidingMyCarousel Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    I can't wait to get home to photoshop... :D
  9. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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  10. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    That is very cool Ki-Bara-Mundi :D
    I have a couple points:

    The image of Qui Gon on the side looks kinda bland. His facial expression is just... weird ;)

    I'm not 100% sure about this (Rox will be able to confirm) but I don't think that "TheForce.net's Jedi Council" should be in there since this is not the Jedi Council, it's FanForce.
    A title of just "Fanforce.net" is what Rox wants.

    But still, the lettering in the title is superb. I like how you put Earth in there.

    The blending and feathering is pretty much perfect.

    Good Job :)
  11. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    I agree with atomik. Keep the cool "FANFORCE" part but remove the other lettering. That's the reason why we're making this banner.
  12. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    That is correct...no JC stuff in this banner.
  13. BobaFett_YJN Jedi Master

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    May 27, 2001
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    I should be submitting an entry soon...
  14. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Thanks for the input atomik. I'll look for a better Qui-Gon pic. :)

    I'm not 100% sure about this (Rox will be able to confirm) but I don't think that "TheForce.net's Jedi Council" should be in there since this is not the Jedi Council, it's FanForce.

    At the very least, I think it should say TheForce.Net since FF is a TFN initiative. The reason why I added "Jedi Council" was because we use the JC forums to host FanForce (otherwise we would never have moved from UBB). But since YJN said no JC stuff, I'll get rid of that bit.

    Also a quick suggestion, spread the word about the banner contest. I don't think anyone from my FF forum visits FF Comms so I posted a thread there to let em know about it. :)
  15. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    Yes we are both (FF and JC) under TF.N.
    But the JC Forums and the FF forums are 2 very different entities. Different Mods, different forums, different posting styles, plus FF is about Real Life meetings and events.

    Edit: Putting "FanForce.Net" is fine
  16. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Ki, I like your colour scheme and main banner, FanForce is written really cool!

    Hmm, maybe a banner with some more girls wouldn't be too bad.
  17. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

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    Aug 12, 2002
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    Me like it too Ki, me like specially the little colors. Me like the colors, yes.


    *Feeling silly, sorry.*
  18. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Alright, tried to satisfy as many requests as possible (sorry Obi Anne, I'm avoiding the character montage so no more characters in this banner). The update is a different URL so you can click back and compare the banners

    > INDEX PAGE <
    > POST PAGE <
  19. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    Very Nice :)
    The Qui Gon pic is much better
  20. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Thanks. :D

    Anyone else posting announcements outside of this forum? This thread's a little dead for a banner comp. :p
  21. Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 20, 2000
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    Maybe there are others like me who plan to enter, but don't have a finished product to share yet. ;)
  22. atomik Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    I as well Gay-Len ;)
    hmm.. maybe I should go work on it now


    *runs away*
  23. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    The only suggestion I have, Ki-Bara-Mundi, is change "TheForce.Net's" to simply "TheForce.Net" and move that ship over to the right a bit. It's crowding the lettering. If you drop the "'s" that won't matter anymore though.
  24. BobaFett-MP Jedi Master

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    May 13, 2001
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    I think I'll give this a try......
  25. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    Oct 2, 2002
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    Man i love the entry Ki, especially Jango and Obiwans ships, totally cool!!
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