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New Logo Contest

Postby Phade » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:37 am

Hey All,

The site missed the annual logo contest last year. This year shouldn't be the same. :-) Here are the preliminary rules. The official rules and deadlines will be available once the logo upload code is ready.

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   1.  Logo entries cannot contain any copyrighted material or registered trademark. This means that the logo can not have a picture of your favorite anime character on it.
   2. The logo entry must be representative of the web site www.AnimeMusicVideos.org.
   3. One logo per logo entry. An entry with more than one logo on it will be rejected.
   4. Logo entries may not be animated.
   5. Logo entries may contain zero or more of the following phrases: "www.AnimeMusicVideos.org", "AnimeMusicVideos.org", "Anime Music Videos", "AMV", Japanese written language characters for the phrase "Anime Music Videos". Logo entries containing other words or phrases in any language will be rejected (such as "AMV.ORG").
   6. Each member may submit as many logo entries as they like.
   7. All logo submissions must contain two parts:
         1. A static image of the logo in JPEG format.
         2. The logo source material.
   8. All logo submissions become the property of AnimeMusicVideos.org.
   9. Logo entries should be unique. Duplicate or near-duplicate entries will be rejected.
  10. Each logo entry will be either approved or rejected by the staff of AnimeMusicVideos.org for compliance and participation in the contest. Any logo entry that does not meet all contest requirement will be rejected.
  11. After the logo submission date has expired, all qualifying entries will be put on display.
  12. There will be a round of logo nominations. Logo submissions will not be accepted once the nomination process has started.
  13. Each member of AnimeMusicVideos.org may nominate a maximum of 5 of the submitted logos.
  14. After the nominations are complete, the 5 logos receiving the most nominations will be entered into the final round of voting.
  15. Each member of AnimeMusicVideos.org may vote for one of the five logo finalists.
  16. The logo that receives the most votes during the final round of voting wins and becomes the official logo of AnimeMusicVideos.org for 2005.
  17. Dates and Deadlines: TBD
  18. All deadlines and rules are subject to change at any time without notice.


HINTS:

* If you submit multiple logos, make sure that they are different logo designs. Submitting entries with only different colors or only slight variations will be rejected. Color variations and such can be adjusted later to match the site design, occasion, whatever.
* Whenever possible, use vector art. Vector art scales much better than raster and makes a smaller source file.
* If you don't use vector art, make the original as high resolution as practically possible. If you win, a nice high res copy of the logo will look alot better when used in places other than just the web site (such as on T-shirts and such).
* Using 3D modeling software to create logos is greatly discouraged. Resulting logos are generally difficult to use for many practicle purposes.

Good luck and have fun!!

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Re: New Logo Contest

Postby Scintilla » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:52 am

Phade wrote:Logo entries containing other words or phrases in any language will be rejected (such as "a-m-v.org").

What, even though http://www.a-m-v.org is a perfectly good alias? :P

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Postby Tsunami Jones » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:28 pm

/Shakes fist angrily at Derobert :P

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Good luck to ya'll

Postby fluffnight » Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:06 am

Well, I'll give everyone a great good luck to all the condenders...or something. Infact, I might try out myself! Ha ha ha ha! Who am I kidding, I suck, and I ain't got no ideas either. But good luck to everyone anyways!
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Logo contest

Postby BunofGovt » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:33 am

I'm a little fuzzy on logos. Is the "AMV over the film strip above AnimeMusicVideos.Org" in the upper left hand corner of this forum the logo? Ah.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:55 am

Phade wrote: * Using 3D modeling software to create logos is greatly discouraged. Resulting logos are generally difficult to use for many practicle purposes.


I had to re-read this around 3 times to realize that you weren't saying it was difficult to use for particle purposes, which I did not understand :P

I think I will try my hand at a few logo concepts this year. I have some fun things in mind :)
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Postby Utorak » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:08 am

Whats the size limitations?
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Postby Phade » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:22 am

Hey Utorak,

There are no size limits, but the logo should look just as good and readable when placed on a banner as it would be placed on a five-foot poster. When the image is uploaded, the system will automatically create thumbnail and display sized images from the example image you submit.

Everyone: Vector art is best! It scales very well and keeps the highest quality among all output sizes (banner to poster size).

I hope this helps.

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Postby hackerzc » Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:45 pm

So what do we do with these things once we have them ready?
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Postby Phade » Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:20 pm

Hey hackerzc,

Hold tight. I'm still getting the upload and display code going. (still fine-tuning the improved super search...)

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Postby ChronoWraith » Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:57 pm

Phades back! yay! I think I might attempt this one ^.^
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Postby ChronoWraith » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:02 pm

sorry for the double post but going back and re-reading the rules, you want two files, i understand the jpeg one but the source, you mean the layered .psd file?(since i am using photoshop) or do you have another preferred format or...what?
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Postby Utorak » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:16 am

Phade wrote:Everyone: Vector art is best! It scales very well and keeps the highest quality among all output sizes (banner to poster size).

I hope this helps.

Phade.


Ya, what is Vector Art? Is it downloadable? I use Photoshop 7.0 CS, Is vector Art better than that?
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Postby hackerzc » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:05 am

Utorak wrote:
Phade wrote:Everyone: Vector art is best! It scales very well and keeps the highest quality among all output sizes (banner to poster size).

I hope this helps.

Phade.


Ya, what is Vector Art? Is it downloadable? I use Photoshop 7.0 CS, Is vector Art better than that?


Vector art is not a program, it's a way of drawing digital graphics that uses vector cordinates and curves instead of bitmapping. What that does is allow you to scale the image to any size while keeping line definition and quality (as opposed to bitmapping which would become very jagged and distorted).
Flash, Illustrator, and FreeHand are examples of programs that use vector art ,while Photoshop uses bitmapping.
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Postby Takashi-SG » Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:42 pm

Hi, iam not the best at English so i dont know what logo we must create (http://www.animemusicvideos.org/_media/AMVLogo.png <- this, i mean a newer better version of that?)

- is 3D allowed or not?
- Highres., so we make the Logo with an Resolution of 2048x2048(because
you can print it on T-Shirts at ~ 20/30cm)
- Backgroundcolor = white?
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