Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

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Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:29 pm

Welcome, boys and girls, young and old, tree and human; to our very first TreeCrafters Challenge!

OK, so technically this isn't our first mini-challenge, but it is the first that we'll be starting after the relaunch. Just humor me.

Anyway, there is still a little bit of time left before we relaunch the server to the public and give everyone access, so we thought it would be fun to have a little challenge called "Waiting". Because we all need something fun to keep us occupied while we are doing exactly that.

What is the Challenge?
It's a TreeCrafters Banner challenge! Currently, our banner looks something like this:


It looks fine, and has served us well up until this point, but it's time for a bit of change to prepare for the coming release. We are looking for a cool banner that we can put in our signatures on the Minecraft Forums (and other places), as well as easily double as the TreeCrafters server logo. It should have something to do with trees, obviously, and should look awesome enough that all of our players will want to put it in their signatures. Bonus points if you make more than one.

What is the prize?

There will be three prizes given out. A First Place Grand Prize followed by two others for Second and Third Places.

First Place Grand Prize:
- Freelander Access for one month (to get your bigger projects done quickly)
- Large Chest full of tools and items to help get you started with the game
- Cool "Achievement Get!" image to sport on your signature as the winner
- Custom In-Game Chat Tag to show your superior banner-making skills
- Free Market shop (no cost for the first month) that you can use to buy/sell/trade in-game.
- Forever recognized as a TreeCrafters-banner designer

Second Place Prize:
- Large Chest full of tools and items to help get you started with the game
- Free Market shop (no cost for the first month) that you can use to buy/sell/trade in-game.
- Cool "Achievement Get!" image to sport in your signature

Third Place Prize:
- Small Chest full of tools and items to help get you started with the game
- Cool "Achievement Get!" image to sport in your signature

How will they be judged?

At the end of the Challenge period, the admin team (all 8 of us) will take a look at the entries and vote for the winner. We will announce the winner the day after the last entry is submitted, 10 days from today, on the 10th of December.

If you're ready to get started, leave a comment below so we can keep track of who is competing. Players are only allowed one final entry, but can post multiple banners/logos to get comments from the community, or just to refine their work. Now get to work and Good Luck!
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Blazinfox555 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:24 pm

So, are there any requirements? Do you have a specific title/heading/subtitle that you want?

In all honesty (being someone that does art as a hobby) I think the current logo would be very hard to out do because of it's simplicity and good use of graphic design.
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:25 pm

Blazinfox555 wrote:So, are there any requirements? Do you have a specific title/heading/subtitle that you want?

In all honesty (being someone that does art as a hobby) I think the current logo would be very hard to out do because of it's simplicity and good use of graphic design.

As long as it says "TreeCrafters" and has a tree in it, I'll be happy.

And yes, I do agree. Unfortunately, the current banner doesn't say TreeCrafters in it, so we kind of need something new.
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Blazinfox555 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:27 pm

anotherstiffler wrote:
Blazinfox555 wrote:So, are there any requirements? Do you have a specific title/heading/subtitle that you want?

In all honesty (being someone that does art as a hobby) I think the current logo would be very hard to out do because of it's simplicity and good use of graphic design.

As long as it says "TreeCrafters" and has a tree in it, I'll be happy.

And yes, I do agree. Unfortunately, the current banner doesn't say TreeCrafters in it, so we kind of need something new.

I see what you mean now. So something JUST for the server and not for the challenge in general. Gotcha.
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Syhd on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:49 pm

Ooh art challenge~!!
I agree, the Challenge logo is great and would be hard to match/outdo.. But having something that good for the server specifically will be awesome Very Happy
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by matthieu1345 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:52 am

ill do it right away

ps. can i use pics of old trees on the forum??

edit: banner #1:


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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Oryuko on Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:59 pm

Considering you seemed to like the challenge logo so much, I simply did this, though I'm not sure its entirely appropriate.



Eh, if it doesn't work I can just make another one that is more original than just putting new words on the old one.

EDIT: For some reason my background isn't transparent, possibly something to do with imageshack, I'm not sure.

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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:54 pm

Yea, also use PNG format rather than JPG.

I like it, but yea, maybe something a little more original. Wink
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:56 pm

matthieu1345 wrote:ill do it right away

ps. can i use pics of old trees on the forum??

edit: banner #1:

I like the concept here - showing what it's like to go from start to finish. Yea, you're free to use our screenshots here, but let the creators know that you did. We're looking for something a bit more refined, though. Maybe give it another go? Smile
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by matthieu1345 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:34 am

anotherstiffler wrote:
matthieu1345 wrote:ill do it right away

ps. can i use pics of old trees on the forum??

edit: banner #1:

I like the concept here - showing what it's like to go from start to finish. Yea, you're free to use our screenshots here, but let the creators know that you did. We're looking for something a bit more refined, though. Maybe give it another go? Smile
thank you ill try my best iff i get home again. (have to download another picture program first cause with paint you cant do much more then this Smile


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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:27 am

Sounds great, Matthieu.

Everyone, you have one day left until this mini-challenge is over! As we only have two entries so far, choosing a winner might be a little difficult.
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by matthieu1345 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:27 am

here's my second try this time with paint.net



what i changed is technicaly the background to be invisible
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Agnate on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:23 pm

Thought I'd add an entry in here. Took me about 45 mins (maybe an hour). No idea what you wanted for banner text beyond the typical "TreeCrafters.com", so it's definitely alterable. Smile

It's also vector, so easy to resize for larger banners.

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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:23 pm

Nice work, Agnate. That actually fits the mood of how I'd eventually like to design the website as well. A bit colorful and cartoony while also holding depth and seriousness.

Matthieu - which tree are you using for the "End up so" side? It seems familiar, but I can't place it. Smile
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by matthieu1345 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:56 am

anotherstiffler wrote:
Matthieu - which tree are you using for the "End up so" side? It seems familiar, but I can't place it. Smile

im using the 2nd pic of the op in this tread: http://www.treecrafters.com/t51-old-world-trees
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Oryuko on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:58 pm

This one is seemingly a little busy, so its probably not nearly as stylized and clean as Agnate's. Of course, I can change the text/font to whatever you like if you simply enjoy the background.


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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by matthieu1345 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:24 am

i like the one of agnate the most Smile (mine is i think the baddest)
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:55 am

Agnate wrote:

The admins have voted and a majority rules. Congratulations, Agnate! You're the winner for this round! Please log into the server and claim your prize. Also, please email me so that we can make some small adjustments before presenting this to our members.

2nd Place: Oryuko
3rd Place: matthieu1345

Thanks to everyone for participating. If you would like to still submit a banner to be added to our official banners list (to add to websites, forum/email signatures, etc...) just let me know. Send an email to stifflerdean@gmail.com so that we can discuss refining your banner a bit to make it fit with the designs we have in mind for the future. Anyone who offers their skills with designing these banners and has their projects approved by the admin team will get $150 in-game to spend in the Market.

Thanks again, guys. Glad to see we have some designers here that have more skill than I do. Razz


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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by matthieu1345 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:48 am

Woot third place, didnt expect that
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by Agnate on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:27 am

I attempted to email you, anotherstiffler, but the email you linked seems to be wrong. I wasn't sure if the L was supposed to be a period, though. ^_^
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by anotherstiffler on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:28 am

ahhh yes, it should be stifflerdean@gmail.com - sorry for not getting back sooner.
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Re: Challenge #1 - Waiting [Logo/Banner Competition]

Post by spiderking1008 on Sun May 13, 2012 5:52 pm

matthieu1345 wrote:here's my second try this time with paint.net



what i changed is technicaly the background to be invisible
AWESOME! Btw. Why cant we have multiple banners? so many things do.

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