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Banner Making Competition

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Crash Queen
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Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 31690
September 3rd, 2007 at 09:31pm
I think that banners are great because they have a huge opportunity for creativity, since they're big enough to have a good chunk of space to take advantage of, but small enough that good pictures, brushes, etc. are readily available.
So with that in mind, I felt like there needed to be a banner competition as well. This is not meant to infringe on the icon competition, it's simply another opportunity to see what you can do.
I'll post submissions on Friday and winners on Tuesday, if that sounds okay. If it doesn't, tell me, I can try and change it around.
One submission each, PM it to me, must be yours and previously unseen and all that, you know it from the icon competition.

First challenge:
This is not anything extraordinarily inventive, sorry. I figure I'll improve with the challenges, but so far, this is what you've got.
I want something that has a plant as its focal point. Flower, tree, whatever. It can be a photograph, or a drawing, or something animated, or whatever you may find, it just has to be a plant, and it has to be the focus, not just off to the side.


And I've probably forgotten something, feel free to ask any questions.
Hopefully this works out. "/
kinney.
Bulletproof Heart
kinney.
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 29457
September 3rd, 2007 at 09:35pm
Expect my entry by tomorrow.
xD
I'm so happy you started this.
sailor spaikae!
Always Born a Crime
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Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 5335
September 3rd, 2007 at 09:35pm
This sounds like a great idea, I'm guessing same rules applywith like, not sharing your entry and whatnot?
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Crash Queen
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Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 31690
September 3rd, 2007 at 09:39pm
Yep, same rules for all that. It should be based on skill only, not on how many friends you have.

I'm glad people are interested already. ^^
Rock Steady
Salute You in Your Grave
Rock Steady
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Posts: 3755
September 3rd, 2007 at 09:59pm
i was waiting for someone to start this! how fun!
exterminate.
Shotgun Sinner
exterminate.
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 9830
September 4th, 2007 at 12:32am
Exactly the same Rock Steady. I'n so glad you've started this. =D.
thanks.
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Crash Queen
snow at christmas.
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 31690
September 6th, 2007 at 05:17am
Thanks, guys. :] I really like doing it, actually.

2 more days 'til voting.
asha shake.
Devil's Got Your Number
asha shake.
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Posts: 36414
September 6th, 2007 at 06:59am

Do the banners have to be any specific dimensions?
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Crash Queen
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Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 31690
September 7th, 2007 at 12:19am
Nope. Just don't make them like an icon or a wallpaper or something, just be sensible about it.

Maybe I'll give dimension limits next time or something, but not for now.
my chemical romance.
Banned
my chemical romance.
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 18584
September 7th, 2007 at 01:21am
I was hoping there'd be a banner competition soon. (:
I'll enter soon.
exterminate.
Shotgun Sinner
exterminate.
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 9830
September 7th, 2007 at 03:28am
Woo. I'm so excited. xD It'll be great seeing all the different banners. I love it when there's no set pictures.
The Rumor
Awake and Unafraid
The Rumor
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 11966
September 7th, 2007 at 03:55am
Uhm, 2 suggestions. Submissions Friday, winners Tuesday leaves hardly any time for the banner making. Maybe do it so that there is just 2 or 3 days in between the submissions being posted and the winners/new contest announced? And you may want to put a set of rules up, just to clarify what is and isn't allowed. Kind of like in the Icon Competition, because newbs to the section might come here first.
the whack parade.
Demolition Lover
the whack parade.
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 19756
September 7th, 2007 at 04:00am
Entered!
The Rumor
Awake and Unafraid
The Rumor
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 11966
September 7th, 2007 at 04:01am
*entered*
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Crash Queen
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Age: 35
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September 7th, 2007 at 04:21am
The Rumor.:
Uhm, 2 suggestions. Submissions Friday, winners Tuesday leaves hardly any time for the banner making. Maybe do it so that there is just 2 or 3 days in between the submissions being posted and the winners/new contest announced? And you may want to put a set of rules up, just to clarify what is and isn't allowed. Kind of like in the Icon Competition, because newbs to the section might come here first.
What, winners Sunday or something?
And honestly I'm not up to the rules right now. I'll add them in a bit, but right now I'm in a really shitty mood.
The Rumor
Awake and Unafraid
The Rumor
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Gender: Female
Posts: 11966
September 7th, 2007 at 04:11pm
Yeah, that sounds good. =)
my chemical romance.
Banned
my chemical romance.
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 18584
September 7th, 2007 at 06:21pm
I entered. (:
les sucettes.
In The Murder Scene
les sucettes.
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 21132
September 7th, 2007 at 06:41pm
Ohhh how I love all this competitions. :]
I'm bad at making banners, but I'm gonna follow this all thing. XD

Can't wait to see you're banners! :]
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Crash Queen
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Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 31690
September 8th, 2007 at 12:26am
Okay, I just got home, they'll be up sooooooon.
exterminate.
Shotgun Sinner
exterminate.
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 9830
September 8th, 2007 at 12:27am
Oh, yay. Thanks for doing this again. xD
Can't wait to see all the entries.