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2006 Christmas Banner Contest

Post by Tiff » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:33 pm

It's that time again! The time when Tiff gets WAY too excited about Christmas, and plays carols on her winamp all day long until Derek beats her with the "turn that shit off" stick. XD

...It's also time for the annual SMU Christmas Banner Contest!

This year, I have something new and special for you all!

This year, I'm doing a lyrical challenge. I will post the lyrics to three traditional Christmas Songs. Each banner MUST have a phrase/line from one of the songs. That line/phrase MUST be written on the banner, along with an image(s) that reflect this lyric for you.

This is challenging, and to me, allows for more personal creativity, becuase each banner is going to be a reflection of what those lyrics mean to that person.

It can display winter, christmas, or the holiday season in general.

Please be sure to read the rules even if you've done this before, becuase they're a little different for this contest.

Rules:

1) Your banner must contain a phrase of 3 words or more from one of the songs. Just using "Merry Christmas" doesn't cut it, people. =P

2) Banner must be 300 x 137 in size and in GIF or JPG format. You may submit up to 2. You do not have to use the same song for both of them.

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. 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) In your entry post, you must include which song is in your banner.

5) The banner needs to say "Sailor Moon Uncensored Forums" AND the chosen lyrics/phrase. To accomodate for this, you do not need to include the url this year. This must be done in a readable font (this includes size, style, and color)

6) 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) ...>_> *stabs whoever doesn't know it*

THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Prizes are as follows:

3rd: Banner displayed Nov 19-Dec 2, avatar made by me.
2nd: Banner displayed Dec 3-Dec 16, avatar made by me.
1st: Banned displayed Dec 17-Dec 31, avatar made by me.

Also, I WILL have REAL prizes this year. I'm not entirely sure what they will be yet, but it could be anime posters, CD's, and more. Keep watching this thread, becuase as soon as I know, I will post the prize list.

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. ^^

The lyrics are posted in the following post.
Last edited by Tiff on Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
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Post by Tiff » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:36 pm

Song #1: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some
Mistletoe help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa’s on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies
On his sleigh

And every mother's
Child is gonna spy to see if
Reindeer really know how to fly

And so, I'm offering this simple phrase
to kids from one to ninety-two

Although it's been said many times
Many ways....“Merry Christmas to you”

Song #2: Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a holly, jolly Christmas;
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow
but have a cup of cheer

Have a holly, jolly Christmas;
And when you walk down the street
Say Hello to friends you know
and everyone you meet

Oh ho the mistletoe
hung where you can see;
Somebody waits for you;
Kiss her once for me

Have a holly jolly Christmas
and in case you didn't hear
Oh by golly
have a holly
jolly Christmas this year

Song #3: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here were are as in olden days,
happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

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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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Re: 2006 Christmas Banner Contest

Post by Nehelenia's Crazy Fangirl » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:53 pm

Tiff wrote:It's that time again! The time when Tiff gets WAY too excited about Christmas, and plays carols on her winamp all day long until Derek beats her with the "turn that shit off" stick. XD
XD That is eerily like me. I've been singing Christmas carols since June. Hmmm...I'll have to participate in this contest...once I learn how the heck to make a banner. I'll post it as soon as I make some^^;;;;. Also the other guidelines are... CREATIVITY! =D
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Winter banner contest!=D Better luck on Valentines day to those who weren''t so lucky! ^_~*

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Re: 2006 Christmas Banner Contest

Post by Tiff » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:58 pm

Nehelenia's Crazy Fangirl wrote:
XD That is eerily like me. I've been singing Christmas carols since June. Hmmm...I'll have to participate in this contest...once I learn how the heck to make a banner. I'll post it as soon as I make some^^;;;;. Also the other guidelines are... CREATIVITY! =D
I adore Christmas music. My fiancee does not. XD;;

=P good. you avoid a stabbing.

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 Slrjoecool » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:01 pm

Nehelenia's Crazy Fangirl wrote:XD That is eerily like me. I've been singing Christmas carols since June. Hmmm...I'll have to participate in this contest...once I learn how the heck to make a banner. I'll post it as soon as I make some^^;;;;. Also the other guidelines are... CREATIVITY! =D
I'm sorry. It was Tom Beringer. We were looking for Tom Beringer... </Family Guy Quote>

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O_o;;;

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Post by Tiff » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:02 pm

Slrjoecool wrote: I'm sorry. It was Tom Beringer. We were looking for Tom Beringer... </Family Guy Quote>

As for Christmas since June...

O_o;;;

*backs away slowly*
LMAO.

And I'm not THAT bad. XD I just started singing/playing them about two days ago. So there.

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 Fruityla » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:54 pm


Christmas contest already? XD

You're almost as bas as the radio station we have here that plays Christmas music CONSTANTLY during the holidays. They've been starting November 1st X_x;;

>_>;; I'll enter as soon as my brain works enough for me to make a banner.

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Post by Sailor V » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:59 pm

Don't mean to be rude but didn't we just have a Halloween Banner contest?
Bob: People! Tiff had to put the crying Usagi banner up! Enter the contest!!! D8
Tiff: They must love making Usagi cry. ;_; poor Usagi.
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Post by AnimeGuru0 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:32 pm

Yes sailor V, these are ANNUAL contests, meaning we do them every year.

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Post by Fruityla » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:34 pm

Sailor V wrote:Don't mean to be rude but didn't we just have a Halloween Banner contest?



They do contests for Halloween and Christmas >>;; Maybe other Holidays as well, but I haven't been around long enough to know that one.

It makes sense to do the Christmas one in November, that way judging and such can be settled in time for the actual Christmas season XD

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Post by Tiff » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:56 am

Sailor V wrote:Don't mean to be rude but didn't we just have a Halloween Banner contest?
-_- I do a contest for Christmas/Winter, Valentine's Day, Summer, and Halloween/Fall.

It makes sense to do the Christmas one in November, that way judging and such can be settled in time for the actual Christmas season XD
Which is exactly why I'm starting now. =P

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Post by Neon Heart » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:33 am

I freakin' hate how Corel Photo Paint saves font color. Hate it, hate it, hate it *kills it with a stick*. -_- In the unfortunate chance that you can't read the lyrics, I used:

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight


Here's the banner itself:
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h114/ ... banner.jpg


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Yay....I'm gonna ban myself from banner creating lolz.
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Post by Nehelenia's Crazy Fangirl » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:10 pm

http://bannersforsmu.blogspot.com/
banners! ::is happy::

the first one is Pallapalla with a SM doll looking ultra-kawaii. The second one is Lyrica Hubert (Ririka Yubelle)-chan looking very beautiful. ^________^ Lyrica Hubert is the guest star of the SuperS special "ChibiUsa no Bouken! Kyoufu, Kyuuketsuki no Yakata". (Chibiusa's Adventure! The Dreaded Vampire Castle)
EDIT- Used Psp for both of them. I also forgot to add that the two songs I used were: "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas", and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
YET ANOTHER EDIT- Separate links to both of the images:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5918 ... nner.0.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5918 ... nner.0.jpg
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Post by Fruityla » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:47 pm


Alrighty, here's Fruity's entry #1:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/F ... anner1.jpg

Song: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Phrase from said song: Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
Program: Photoshop CS2

>_>;; I might do another, if I come up with some super-awesome idea.

EDIT: I did another, better one, and it's coming right up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/F ... anner2.jpg

Song: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Phrase: They know Santa's on his way. He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
Note: The brown outline is there because the view is supposed to be as if you're looking through a frosted window...and because it'd look weird if I just left it.

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Post by Usagi04 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:37 pm

Fruityla wrote:
Alrighty, here's Fruity's entry #1:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/F ... anner1.jpg

Song: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Phrase from said song: Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
Program: Photoshop CS2

>_>;; I might do another, if I come up with some super-awesome idea.

EDIT: I did another, better one, and it's coming right up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/F ... anner2.jpg

Song: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Phrase: They know Santa's on his way. He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
Note: The brown outline is there because the view is supposed to be as if you're looking through a frosted window...and because it'd look weird if I just left it.

I really like yours! Very pretty. :)
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Post by Tiff » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:46 pm

Just thought i'd help ya'll out...

Here are some great Christmas Sailor Moon pics

http://pub38.bravenet.com/postcard/post ... 3247072675

Just clickon the one you want,a nd then right click and save when it appears. ^^

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Post by peachvampiress » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:43 pm

Wow, I've never seen most of those. Where did they come from?

And is it me, or does it look like Ami's holding a liquor bottle 0____o?
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Post by Tiff » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:59 pm

peachvampiress wrote:Wow, I've never seen most of those. Where did they come from?

And is it me, or does it look like Ami's holding a liquor bottle 0____o?
*shrugs* I've seen most of em floating around...I believe they're from anime pictures books and other merchandise.

XD I think it's a wine bottle.

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Post by SeiUsa » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:03 am

Oooh, thanks for the link, Tiff! I am going to try and make my vewy first banner! *Whee* If I can hurry and get other crap outta the way. But I will try and get it done!
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Post by Tiff » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:08 am

SeiUsa wrote:Oooh, thanks for the link, Tiff! I am going to try and make my vewy first banner! *Whee* If I can hurry and get other crap outta the way. But I will try and get it done!
=D awesome! glad I could help.

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Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
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