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~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

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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:
    [ul][li]Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110[/li]
    [li]Main Background image - 764 x 110 [/li]
    [li]Curve image - 69 x 69 [/li]
    [li]Side Bar image - 32 x 465[/li]
    [li]Left and Right adholders - 74 x 58[/li][/ul]

    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[hr]

    [b]Rules[/b]:

    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!
    >
     
  2. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 17, 2003
    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

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Mr_Sith Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 19, 2003
    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.

    [hl=darkorange])~(Sith)~([/hl]
     
  5. Spike_Spiegel

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    MasterFrylock Jedi Youngling

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

    MasterFrylock Jedi Youngling

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    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

    Mr_Sith Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 19, 2003
    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.

    [hl=darkorange])~(Sith~([/hl]
     
  10. Zoe

    Zoe Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Apr 22, 2003
    [link=http://www.geocities.com/zoe_elegy/saga.htm]My attempt[/link]. It's trying to focus just on the Skywalker family.
     
  11. StarWarsFiend

    StarWarsFiend Jedi Youngling star 4

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    May 23, 2004
    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

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    jacemathem Jedi Master star 5

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    Oct 3, 2003
    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

    fosh-bantus88 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oct 27, 2003
    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. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 8, 1998
    I might try my hand at this one.

    Tell me what you saga regulars would like to see in the new banner.
     
  16. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 8, 1998
    Hehehe, I got bored.

    [link=http://www.idontfear.com/JC/banners/complete/saga.htm]click[/link]

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

    jacemathem Jedi Master star 5

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    Oct 3, 2003
    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

    TheForgottenJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 10, 2004
    Iam looking for the person or persons reponsible for the latest 3SA banner.
     
  19. jacemathem

    jacemathem Jedi Master star 5

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    Oct 3, 2003
    'Tis jedi_master_ousley. [face_frustrated]
     
  20. TheForgottenJedi

    TheForgottenJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 10, 2004
    Right
    *pulls out lightsaber*
     
  21. MasterFrylock

    MasterFrylock Jedi Youngling

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    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

    war_monger Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 26, 2003
    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

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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





     
  24. LottDodd

    LottDodd Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 4, 2002
    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

    StarWarsFiend Jedi Youngling star 4

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    May 23, 2004
    edit: msg deleted till tomarrow
     
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