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2006 Summer Banner Contest!

Post by Tiff » Fri May 26, 2006 4:46 am

It's time for the 2006 Summer Banner Challenge! =D

For the banners displayed through June, July, and August, I want each month to have its own theme. This is extra challenging if you wish to submit a banner for each theme.

Each theme is listed below:

June: Vacation. This can be anything that depicts the senshi on some sort of specific vacation (at the beach, camping, etc) or on summer vacation in general (lounging at a picnic, eating ice cream with friends, etc)

July: Patriotic. The colors Red, White, and Blue should be incorporated, and creativity is a must to create a scene that looks patriotic/fourth-of-july-ish.

August: Back to school. The use of teachers, school scenes, school uniform images, etc should be used here.

Rules are below:

1) You may submit two banners per theme. You do not have to submit one for every theme, but you cannot exceed two per theme.

2) It can be either from manga, PGSM, or anime.

NOTE: ALL PICTURES MUST BE TASTEFUL. No pictures depicting gratuitous nudity or sexual poses, please. If you wish to display TASTEFUL and slight nudity, show the picture to me first and I will either okay it or refuse it. Obviously, complete nudity is not allowed.

2) Banner must be 300 x 137 in size and in GIF or JPG format.

3) If you use someone's fanart, you MUST have their permission first, and if they want credit, you MUST credit them somewhere on the banner.

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.

6) Becuase there are three different themes, I'm only picking a 1st and 2nd place for every theme, meaning there will be two banners displayed in june, two in july, and two in august.

EDIT: I went ahead and chose third place for each month as well, since the turnout was nice. So I edited the dates to include 3rd place.

GUIDELINES:

1) Please try to use a picture of decent quality.
2) Please try to use a readable font. I cannot stress this enough.
3) GIMME A C! GIMME AN R! GIMME-fuck it. CREATIVITY.

THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, JUNE 3.

Prizes are as follows:

JUNE THEME:
1st: banner displayed June 4th-14th, avatar made by me.
2nd: banner displayed June 15th-21st, avatar made by me.
3rd: banner displayed June 22nd-30th, avatar made by me.

JULY THEME:
1st: banner displayd July 1st-12th, avatar made by me.
2nd: banner displayed July 13th-22nd, avatar made by me.
3rd: banner displayed July 23rd-31st, avatar made by me.

AUGUST THEME:
1st: banner displayed August 1st-12th, avatar made by me.
2nd: banner displayed 13th-23rd, avatar made by me.
3rd: banner displayed 24th-31st, avatar made by me.


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!
Last edited by Tiff on Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Sylphiel » Sun May 28, 2006 3:03 pm

Guess I'll be the first to bite the bullet. =P

My patriotic entry

I'll probably end up doing all the themes, but there's my first one.
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Post by Tiff » Sun May 28, 2006 4:22 pm

Huzzah, an entry! I was starting to worry. Usually I have entries right away.Come on, people. T_T don't make Tiffu cry with usagi.

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?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Sailorasteroid » Sun May 28, 2006 4:32 pm

I am working on my entries, and hope to have some done by the end of the holiday. I HATE PHOTOSHOP. I'm getting Paint Shop as we speak.
Things I think Are Funny Early in the Morning: If Batman were a Smurf: "Quick, Robin! We must smurf down to the Batcave and smurf the Batplane! Then we must smurf the batsmurf so we can smurf where the Joker is smurfing!"

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Be careful with this one, there is a bit of a pun involved. Dr. Spooner described his visit to a castle: "In the center of the fortress was the Palace Court. The gated entrance to this area was the court palace."

Users whose sigs my quotes have made (now in two columns)
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Post by Sylphiel » Sun May 28, 2006 5:39 pm

Sailorasteroid wrote: I HATE PHOTOSHOP.
Photoshop is love.

...is Kait gonna hafta choke a bitch?! ;D

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So if you care to find me, look to the western sky
As someone told me lately, everyone deserves the chance to fly
And if Im flying solo, at least Im flying free
To those whod ground me
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Tell them how I am defying gravity

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Post by Sailorasteroid » Sun May 28, 2006 6:55 pm

Just in the cropping of BG images, Paint Shop gives you your starting position in pixels, and the dimensions of the box you're cropping. Photoshop does not, at least not without a display somewhere in the options I banged my head against the wall trying to find.

Anyway, here is my entry into the patriotic theme.
Things I think Are Funny Early in the Morning: If Batman were a Smurf: "Quick, Robin! We must smurf down to the Batcave and smurf the Batplane! Then we must smurf the batsmurf so we can smurf where the Joker is smurfing!"

The Croonerism Spate (explanations upon request)
Be careful with this one, there is a bit of a pun involved. Dr. Spooner described his visit to a castle: "In the center of the fortress was the Palace Court. The gated entrance to this area was the court palace."

Users whose sigs my quotes have made (now in two columns)
Tempest___________________Peachvampiress (I think)
Sylphiel (twice!)____________Neon Heart
RoastedTwinkies (long ago)___Alexclow345
Seiusa____________________Nehelenia`s Crazy Fangirl

I <3 all you guys!

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Post by Tiff » Sun May 28, 2006 7:02 pm

Sailorasteroid wrote:Just in the cropping of BG images, Paint Shop gives you your starting position in pixels, and the dimensions of the box you're cropping. Photoshop does not, at least not without a display somewhere in the options I banged my head against the wall trying to find.
Um...my photoshop does. O_o;

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?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Neon Heart » Sun May 28, 2006 11:03 pm

Summertime
The blue rippled backround is supposed to symbolize ocean water while the Senshi hang out at the beach. Changed the color of the backround Sailor Moon picture with a hue replacer, but the picture was already rippled for some reason.

Patriotic
Sailor Moon, literally as a Sailor, saluting infront of the American flag.

Back to School
The backround is of a random school, and the two vigenette pictures are of the Senshi's first school uniforms, and their latter school uniforms.
EDIT: I just NOW realized the Senshi are pretty much lined up the same way in both pictures... How symbolic? xD;


...Yeah, they all kinda suck. But I submitted them anyway because it hurts me to see Sailor Moon and Teh Tiffu cry... ;_;
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Post by Tiff » Sun May 28, 2006 11:04 pm

Neon Heart wrote:
...Yeah, they all kinda suck. But I submitted them anyway because it hurts me to see Sailor Moon and Teh Tiffu cry... ;_;
;_; thank you.

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?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Neon Heart » Sun May 28, 2006 11:06 pm

Tiff wrote:
Neon Heart wrote:
...Yeah, they all kinda suck. But I submitted them anyway because it hurts me to see Sailor Moon and Teh Tiffu cry... ;_;
;_; thank you.
You're so welcome ;-; *uber hugz*
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Post by NameGoesHere » Sun May 28, 2006 11:23 pm

Here are the two I have so far.

http://www.geocities.com/jadekeira/smu-summer06-01.gif
Patriotic. It seems fitting that an all American superhero was made in Japan. Like our televisions. It looks kinda ghetto, but I got the general feeling I was looking for.

I don't know... is a close up of Sailor Moon's cleavage stretching the theme a little too much? XD;;

http://www.geocities.com/jadekeira/smu-summer06-02.gif
Vacation. The original picture of Rei was rather dingy, so I cleaned and brightened it quite a bit, and added a few highlights to Rei's skin to give her an under-the-sun shimmer.

The colors I added to the background looked horrible until I brightened Rei. So much so, I almost scrapped the project. I'm rather happy with the result, though.

I think I have an idea or two left, so I might enter more banners if I can come up with something.
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Post by Neon Heart » Mon May 29, 2006 4:52 am

NameGoesHere wrote:I don't know... is a close up of Sailor Moon's cleavage stretching the theme a little too much? XD;
I dunno man, I personally think cleavage is patriotic... I know I'd salute it! xD;;;

*Gets back on topic before the on/off-topic stick beats me to death* o.O;;
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Post by Sailorasteroid » Mon May 29, 2006 1:43 pm

Things I think Are Funny Early in the Morning: If Batman were a Smurf: "Quick, Robin! We must smurf down to the Batcave and smurf the Batplane! Then we must smurf the batsmurf so we can smurf where the Joker is smurfing!"

The Croonerism Spate (explanations upon request)
Be careful with this one, there is a bit of a pun involved. Dr. Spooner described his visit to a castle: "In the center of the fortress was the Palace Court. The gated entrance to this area was the court palace."

Users whose sigs my quotes have made (now in two columns)
Tempest___________________Peachvampiress (I think)
Sylphiel (twice!)____________Neon Heart
RoastedTwinkies (long ago)___Alexclow345
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Post by Butterscotch » Mon May 29, 2006 11:37 pm

Patriotic:
http://www.zombiefied.net/gallery/album ... 05/usa.jpg

It was only after I finished it, that I realized how similar it is to the buttons on the main page >_<

Summer:
http://www.zombiefied.net/gallery/album ... _beach.jpg

I tried to make it look tropical ^^

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Post by Sylphiel » Tue May 30, 2006 1:40 am

Definitely one of the simpler ones I've done, but I think that's what I like about it. It's simple.

My summer vacation entry
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Post by Tiff » Tue May 30, 2006 12:17 pm

zomg I am so excited. This one is going to be hard to judge *_*

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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Post by Tempest » Tue May 30, 2006 12:51 pm

June: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0013/64536
July: withdrew
August: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0010/64536

:D

PS: Neon Heart, I didn't intentionaly mean to submit a banner similar to your July one. ._. I had already made mine before you had submitted your's. Please don't think I copied you. ;__;

::edit::
I removed my July banner from the contest because it was too similar to Neon Heart's submission for that month. I wasn't comfortable with two similar banners so I withdrew my entry. I'll try to get a new entry up before the deadline. :D
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Post by Sylphiel » Tue May 30, 2006 1:04 pm

Tempest wrote:June: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0013/64536
July: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0011/64536
August: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0011/64536

:D

PS: Neon Heart, I didn't intentionaly mean to submit a banner similar to your July one. ._. I had already made mine before you had submitted your's. Please don't think I copied you. ;__;
Tempest to pwn us all. (Especially since my entries kind of sucked this time around. >_>)

Your August one isn't working though :(
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Post by Tempest » Tue May 30, 2006 1:13 pm

Sylphiel wrote:
Tempest wrote:June: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0013/64536
July: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0011/64536
August: http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 0011/64536

:D

PS: Neon Heart, I didn't intentionaly mean to submit a banner similar to your July one. ._. I had already made mine before you had submitted your's. Please don't think I copied you. ;__;
Tempest to pwn us all. (Especially since my entries kind of sucked this time around. >_>)

Your August one isn't working though :(
::Fixes::

;___; Thank you. *loves you muchly* I've been working on them since the contest started.
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Post by Neon Heart » Tue May 30, 2006 1:38 pm

LOL!!!!!!!!!

Temptest wrote:PS: Neon Heart, I didn't intentionaly mean to submit a banner similar to your July one. ._. I had already made mine before you had submitted your's. Please don't think I copied you. ;__;
Nah, it's okay. I'll just see it as an influence instead of copying. =P Plus it turned out a lot better than mine did anyway. =/
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