2006 Valentine Banner Contest

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2006 Valentine Banner Contest

Post by Tiff » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:36 am

Love-love contest!

For the second time, I bring you.."IRON DESIGNER!"

Much like Iron Chef hands their chefs one ingredient and demands they make dishes with it, I am handing you two images. With a piece of one of those two images (or, if you're REALLY bold and creative, both), you must create a banner fitting for a valentine-esque theme. I have selected pictures that will fit well with this, as one is splashed with pretty girls surrounded by white roses, and another with girls dreaming in red rose petals.

So I invite the creative, the bold, the original,a nd those seeking a challenge to come and enter this contest. Below are the two links for the pictures. Below that are the rules.

White Roses

Red Petals

Note: I could not find the second picture in a larger size. Feel free to resize if you can do so without distorting the image too much. If anyone knows where a larger file of this image can be found, please let me know.

1) Your banner must contain an obvious part from one or both of the pictures choices above. By obvious I mean don't take a tiny patch of background, or a rose petal, slap it on a completely new image, and then say "BUT I USED THE IMAGE!" No. You MUST be able to see at least ONE of the characters from either image.

2) Banner must be 300 x 137 in size and in GIF or JPG format. You may submit up to 2.

3) You are allowed to use brushes, backgrounds, and edit the images TO A CERTAIN EXTENT. Don't edit the original image until it's unrecognizeable (see rule 1). Photoshop filters are fine, and I have no problem if you want to edit out the background and put in your own. In fact, I encourage it. If you use a brush, credit the brushmaker in your post.

4) The banner needs to say "Sailor Moon Uncensored Forums" and have the url, "http://www.smuncensored.com" on it. This must be done in a readable font (this includes size, style, and color)

5) In order to enter, you must have been a member for at least two weeks and an ACTIVE POSTER AS OF TODAY. Anyone who joins the forums after this is NOT ELIGIBLE. This isn't to be mean, but I don't want people joining just for the contest, and we have too many members who have never posted or have only posted once or twice. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify as an "active member", contact me.

OTHER GUIDELINES:

1) Please try to use a readable font. I cannot stress this enough.
2) ...Extra Tiffu points if anyone can guess the second guideline.

THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Prizes are as follows:

1st: Banner displayed Jan. 22- Feb.4 , avatar made by me.
2nd: Banner displayed Feb.5 - Feb.18, avatar made by me.
3rd: Banned displayed Feb.19- March 4, avatar made by me.

XD the maker of the first prize will also be deemed Iron Designer by me. Tiffu. THE Tiffu. Yeah. *Flex pose*

I would like you to upload the banner to your webspace (if you have one) and paste the link here, so that everyone may view your creation. If you do not have webspace, email it to me, and I'll upload it for you. DO NOT POST THE IMAGE ITSELF HERE.

Have fun, and I hope we get a lot of entries!

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Post by Neon Heart » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:08 am

Here's my first entry: http://photobucket.com/albums/d107/Neon ... ner_01.jpg
I decided to try something a bit different with this one. Would you like a purple rose, this Valentine? Used the white rose picture for this one.

And my second, and final entry: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d107/ ... ner_02.jpg
Our favorite Moon girls, Chibi-Usa and Usagi, with a vigenette of them both on the middle. Used both pictures to make this one.

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Re: 2006 Valentine Banner Contest

Post by Slrjoecool » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:00 am

Tiff wrote:2) ...Extra Tiffu points if anyone can guess the second guideline.
Is it creativity?
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Re: 2006 Valentine Banner Contest

Post by Tiff » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:57 pm

Slrjoecool wrote:
Tiff wrote:2) ...Extra Tiffu points if anyone can guess the second guideline.
Is it creativity?
U R FOR TEH WIN!!1!!ONE

XD *EXTRA TIFFU POINTS*

(Dan, give the man some points.)

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Re: 2006 Valentine Banner Contest

Post by Slrjoecool » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:06 pm

Tiff wrote: U R FOR TEH WIN!!1!!ONE

XD *EXTRA TIFFU POINTS*

(Dan, give the man some points.)
*Gameshow-esque scream*

OMG, OMG, I won!! I R TEH WINNER!! XD

Now to work on the actual banner...... ¬_¬
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Re: 2006 Valentine Banner Contest

Post by Sylphiel » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:07 pm

Tiff wrote:(Dan, give the man some points.)
NO.

ALL DAN'S INVISIBLE POINTS ARE BELONG TO MEEEE.

YOU CAN'T HAVE THEM. MWAHAHAHHHAHHAHAHA

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Post by Chibisteven » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:18 pm

I'm pretty much a novice at photoshop:
http://home.sailormoon.com/sonicgames10 ... nner_1.jpg

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Post by Sylphiel » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:20 pm

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Post by peachvampiress » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:41 pm

Sylphiel
*cough* wow....uh, I can't believe I never noticed where Michiru's hands were until I saw your banner.

>_>
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HOT ICECREAM MODE!!!
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Post by Sylphiel » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:44 pm

peachvampiress wrote:*cough* wow....uh, I can't believe I never noticed where Michiru's hands were until I saw your banner.

>_>
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HOT ICECREAM MODE!!!
Of course, Michi's just starting early. Cause we all know what happens after all the romantic stuff on Valentine's Day ends.

The real fun starts.

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Post by Neon Heart » Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:57 am

Sylphiel wrote:It's that time again already? ^_^;

http://sylphiel.moonside.org/smu_banner_valentines.jpg
O.O Woah... That's freakishly hot. ^_^;; *Looks at this banner again, then notices how crap my banners are* XD!

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Post by NameGoesHere » Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:58 pm

My entry, featuring the ever-so-appropriate Goddess of Love herself:
http://www.geocities.com/jadekeira/smu-valbanner01.gif

*sigh* The text would have been nicer, but alas, I am still a cheapskate, and had to use Paint.

My theme is "Setsunakute Ii" after Minako's image song, as I was thinking of those lyrics when I made this.

I tried my best to integrate the two images. Four layers worth of nitpicky placement and blending. ^^; Since the hues didn't really go together as-is I had to fiddle with them a bit. The colors are more reminiscent of summer, but who says everything on Valentines Day has to be red and pink?

I added my own background. Just some simple text on a modeled yellow/white base. It's not really meant to be read, but to those who are curious it says; "touch the face where a kiss of hope can last."

This one had to be redone five times. I don't know if I have the energy to do a second one just yet... XD

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Post by Slrjoecool » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:12 pm

NameGoesHere wrote:My entry, featuring the ever-so-appropriate Goddess of Love herself:
http://www.geocities.com/jadekeira/smu-valbanner01.gif
@[email protected] Pretty...

And yes, YAY FOR FREEWARE!!
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Post by Blackat » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:29 pm

I can't believe how much pink I used. ><

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/b ... nsored.png


Ah well, that's Valentines for you.

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Post by Tiff » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:07 pm

Blackat wrote:I can't believe how much pink I used. ><

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/b ... nsored.png


Ah well, that's Valentines for you.
Your banner is lovely, but I need a GIF or a JPG if possible, please. ^^; *points to rules* thank you!

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Post by Blackat » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:13 pm

Ah, sorry Tiff! Must've skipped over that rule. ^^;

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Post by Tiff » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:18 pm

Blackat wrote:Ah, sorry Tiff! Must've skipped over that rule. ^^;

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/b ... nsored.jpg
thanks!

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Post by Slrjoecool » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:39 pm

Here's my entry

I don't know if I'll do a second yet or not.
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Post by Tiff » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:55 am

Guys, I know it's Saturday, but I cannot do anything until tonight. I've had a horrid week, and yesterday was no exception, and today I'm gone until 4 on training for my job. So please be patient with me, i'll have the results up tonight! Thanks!

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
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