~The Star Wars Saga Forum Banner Contest~ (Time's Up!)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Spike_Spiegel, Jun 11, 2004.

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  1. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2002
    star 6
    Hey all. We've always had the same banner, how 'bout we change it?

    So we are having a SWS Banner Contest!

    We are taking submissions for a banner for the Saga Forum. It has to be a banner that in some way shows a link between all the films in the Saga. We are taking submissions from today June 19 to July 5 12:00 am board time.

    There will be ONE winner. The winning banner will be chosen a panel of moderators. The winning banner will be applied to the Saga Forum.

    You may post your entries in this thread. Final entries have to be sent to me by PM.

    Here's the stuff you'll need:
    • Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110

    • Main Background image - 764 x 110

    • Curve image - 69 x 69

    • Side Bar image - 32 x 465

    • 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/adholder_left.jpg]
    Ad Holder left

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Mod_Squad_2002a/adholder_rt.jpg]
    Ad Holder right
    Rules:

    Only one banner submission per user.
    TheForce.Net should be visible.
    The Saga Forum title should also be visible.

    NO EPISODE III SPOILER MATERIAL ALLOWED!


    For any questions, feel free to post here or send me a PM!
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  2. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
    Good luck to all of those who participate.

    With that said I do not think we should change this banner. It is my personal belief that this forum has the greatest banner on the JC. I really would hate to see it go. I have talked to several others and they also like the current banner. I never get tired of looking at our current banner and do not want to see it go.

    -Seldon
  3. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2002
    star 8
    I like it, but its certainly time for a change. This one has been up for about 16 months now. :p
  4. Mr_Sith Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 19, 2003
    star 5
    I also favor this banner as well, but it's nice to see some effort generated into trying to get some new members to post here.

    )~(Sith)~(
  5. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2002
    star 6
    I like this banner too, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try something new!

    And even if we do change banners, this will always live on in our memories...


    Boy, that was cheesy!

    :p
  6. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2002
    star 6
    I have come to the choice that instead of having a panel of mods choose the banner, we, the regulars of this forum, as a community will choose the new banner or stay with the current one.

    Here's what we'll do.

    When the competition runs its course and (if) we get any entries, I'll display them in a thread for all of us to see, including our current banner. I want then that you all vote for your favorite one, even if your fav is the current one.

    Now, I want YOU to vote, not people from other forums or socks, YOU the users of this forum. For that reason, I want you to vote in a posts, not in an anonymous poll. If you have any concern about this, feel free to speak up, okay?

    Once again, thanks to all of you for making this forum the most enjoyable forum of the JC and this community the most welcoming and close that I've seen in these forums.
  7. MasterFrylock Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2003
    I should be PMing you my entry in a day or two Spike. I'm almost done with it.
  8. MasterFrylock Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Here's what I have so far. The bakcground image isn't done yet though and this is still a work in progress. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

    [image=http://ss3pic.homestead.com/files/sagabanner.jpg]
  9. Mr_Sith Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 19, 2003
    star 5
    I like that. I think that banners that have the light/Dark balance do better, and yours captures that quite well. ;) Good job so far.

    )~(Sith~(
  10. Zoe Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2003
    star 1
    My attempt. It's trying to focus just on the Skywalker family.
  11. StarWarsFiend Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2004
    star 4
    Here is my attempt. I tried to get as many of the reoccuring (be it OT, PT, or both) characters in. I also re rotoscoped obiwans saber so it looked a little better. I used Boba and Jangos helmets as right and left holders. And anakins saber profile for the left bar.

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763223/mybanner.JPG]

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763223/mybackground.JPG]

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763223/leftholder.JPG]

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763223/rightholder.JPG]

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763223/myleft.JPG]

    [image=http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763223/mycurve.JPG]

    Any comments ideas or whatever just reply.

    (EDIT: now that i look at it. i think it looks kinda crappy.)
  12. Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2002
    star 6
    Just to announce that the deadline for submissions has been moved to Sunday July 25. I decided to do this since I am leaving for a trip the day after the contest was going to end. (See details in my post at the Rules & Announcements thread ;) )

    Thanks to all of you who have sent your banners already, they are all looking good! And if you haven't sent it, what are you waiting for!!!!

    Cheers!
  13. jacemathem Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 5
    What I'm working with so far (main image):

    [image=http://img29.photobucket.com/albums/v87/jacemathem/jacemathem-starwarssaga-banner1.jpg]

    It's still incomplete, as some iconic moments from the saga will be inserted into the background in a cinematic way.
  14. fosh-bantus88 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 27, 2003
    star 4
    i think the banner here is fine (except for the falcon's radar dish being on the wrong side).

    i say we take our chances and keep it.
  15. gabe Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 1998
    star 6
    I might try my hand at this one.

    Tell me what you saga regulars would like to see in the new banner.
  16. gabe Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 1998
    star 6
    Hehehe, I got bored.

    click

    I like to keep things simple, I don't dig crowded banners with too much blending and nothing but close-up shots.
  17. jacemathem Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 5
    Here's where I am at now:

    [image=http://apotheosis.tv/files/jacemathem-starwarssaga-banner1.jpg]

    Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)
  18. TheForgottenJedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2004
    star 4
    Iam looking for the person or persons reponsible for the latest 3SA banner.
  19. jacemathem Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 5
    'Tis jedi_master_ousley. [face_frustrated]
  20. TheForgottenJedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2004
    star 4
    Right
    *pulls out lightsaber*
  21. MasterFrylock Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2003
    That looks really good so far jacemathem. My only gripe with it is that I don't like the pink tint everything has. But thats just a personaly preference I guess, I generally don't like it when banners are all one color, especially red. Maybe a light blue instead?

    Also, do you know of any good places for relatively clear OT character pics? I've already looked here. I can't find a Luke I really like. I hate the one in my banner now.
  22. war_monger Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 26, 2003
    star 5
    Wow, jace. That is really good. My advice is keep it simple, don't let it get crowded. Your second design is just about perfect. :)
  23. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
    Good work so far Jace. I especially like your choice of pictures for Anakin and Padme.





  24. LottDodd Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 2002
    star 4
    I'd Like to See A Banner that had the Changes that Occur to Charectors...

    TPM, AOTC, and ROTJ Palpatine
    TPM, AOTC, And ROTJ Yoda...
    TPM, AOTC, And ANH Kenobi
    TPM, AOTC, And ESB 3PO
    TPM, AOTC, And ANH Anakin/Vader
    ANH, and ROTJ Leia..


    Choose a couple three of the above, and show their different guises through the years...
  25. StarWarsFiend Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2004
    star 4
    edit: msg deleted till tomarrow
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