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Halloween Banner Contest

Post by Tiff » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:46 pm

Time for the Halloween Banner contest!

This year, I'm leaving this pretty open, to make this contest challenging and to encourage creativity.

Basically, I want YOU to come up with a good Halloween-esque banner. You can use whatever image you want...but use resources and creativity to make it a Halloween Theme.

It can be scary, involve candy/trick or treating, costumes, spooky themes, mystery, etc. The more creative/Halloween-esque, the better.

Rules:

1) Your banner must contain a Halloween theme. I need to be able to see it. Putting Chibiusa eating candy doesn't scream "Halloween" to me. Adding "Trick or Treat!" and a pumpkin, however, does.

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 any original images. Photoshop filters are fine, and I have no problem if you want to add extra pictures/clip parts. You may use images from other anime, if you chose to go with the "anime/cartoon characters dressed as sailor moon chars" theme. If you use a brush, credit the brushmaker in your post. Please be careful about text and fonts. I MUST be able to read it.

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) ...>_> Tiffu cookies for the first to guess the second guideline.

THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.

Prizes are as follows:

1st: Banner displayed Oct 1-11 , avatar made by me.
2nd: Banner displayed Oct 12-21, avatar made by me.
3rd: Banned displayed Oct 22-31, 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! If you have any questions, let me know. ^^

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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:41 pm

well I figured Id take a stab at this even thought I stink at photoshopping. well here is what I made. I hope you like it.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/ ... banner.jpg
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Re: Halloween Banner Contest

Post by Sailorasteroid » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:09 pm

Tiff wrote: 2) ...>_> Tiffu cookies for the first to guess the second guideline.
Does it start with "c" and end with "reativity"?
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Re: Halloween Banner Contest

Post by Tiff » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:20 pm

Sailorasteroid wrote:
Tiff wrote: 2) ...>_> Tiffu cookies for the first to guess the second guideline.
Does it start with "c" and end with "reativity"?
ZOMG COOKIES FOR J00!!111!ONE

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Post by Butterscotch » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:39 pm

Woo! I was wondering when you'd announce this contest. :D

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Post by Umino » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:23 am

Here's my submission!

Melting Mercury & Venus Banner

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Post by SeiUsa » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:36 am

Mewishes I could make banner. :cry:
How in the world do you people do it? I'm serious, HOW do you make banners like that so perfectly?

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Post by Tiff » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:46 am

SeiUsa wrote:Mewishes I could make banner. :cry:
How in the world do you people do it? I'm serious, HOW do you make banners like that so perfectly?
It's a learning process. You simply learn through creation. Take an image, and play with it. If you have an image editing software, explore it to figure out what you can do with it. All it takes is an idea and creativity.

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 Sep 24, 2006 9:52 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
Seiusa____________________Nehelenia`s Crazy Fangirl

I <3 all you guys!

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Post by NameGoesHere » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:10 pm

http://www.geocities.com/jadekeira/smu- ... nner01.gif

That weird dummy from the second SuperS special wants you to be his friend this Halloween. =D

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Post by AnimeGuru0 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:17 pm

More entries everyone!!!!!! =D!!!!! Remember you can enter 2 banners XD

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Post by Neon Heart » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:42 pm

Ugh, I just noticed the SMU URL (lol abbreviations) can't be seen very well.... I hate Corel. ¬___¬; But... Here it is.


Too evil?
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Post by Fruityla » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:00 pm

Neon Heart wrote:Ugh, I just noticed the SMU URL (lol abbreviations) can't be seen very well.... I hate Corel. ¬___¬; But... Here it is.


Too evil?



>_> Doesn't it need to say Forums on it?

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Post by Neon Heart » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:26 pm

Fruityla wrote:
Neon Heart wrote:Ugh, I just noticed the SMU URL (lol abbreviations) can't be seen very well.... I hate Corel. ¬___¬; But... Here it is.


Too evil?



>_> Doesn't it need to say Forums on it?

-_- Crap. Disqualify mine.
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Post by Tiff » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:00 pm

Neon Heart wrote:

-_- Crap. Disqualify mine.
Can you not add the text?

If you truly can't, then don't worry, I'll go ahead and let you enter it. I'll let it slide, becuase it does look like you worked hard on it. But if you can edit it, please do. I don't want you to have to withdraw your entry.

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Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
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Post by Fruityla » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:07 pm


I thought this youma-in-disguise was perfect for this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/F ... banner.jpg

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Post by NameGoesHere » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:34 pm

Kyurene~! *fangirl squeal*
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Post by Fruityla » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:34 am


I was just wondering about something:

Wouldn't it make more sense if the prizes were in reverse order so the winner's would actually be displayed ON Halloween?

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Post by Tiff » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:05 am

Fruityla wrote:
I was just wondering about something:

Wouldn't it make more sense if the prizes were in reverse order so the winner's would actually be displayed ON Halloween?
*Shrugs* I've just always done it in the correct order. Meh.

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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