Aug
13
Filed Under (AnimeBlogger.net) by Maestro on 13-08-2007

We received a total of 11 great entries for the Mascot Design Contest and deciding the winner is going to be tough!  I thought I’d do a couple of posts showing off all the entries.  I’m not going to comment on the individual entries as I don’t want to give away which entries I’m leaning towards as the winner myself, but feel free to comment on them if you’d like.  I’ll be announcing the winners in the next day or two.  Everyone who entered did a great job. :)  Entries are being posted in the order they were received, the first 6 were posted yesterday and these are the final 5 entries.  I’ve linked the site for entries where I know the artist’s site.  If I don’t have your site linked and you’d like it linked please send me an E-mail and let me know where to link and I’ll be happy to edit the post and add the link. :)  All entries have been cropped to remove whitespace and resized to be 450px wide, still they take up about 600KB so if you’re on a slow connection it make take a while to download the page.  Full names of entrants aren’t given to respect their privacy.  Entries are displayed after the jump.

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Aug
12
Filed Under (AnimeBlogger.net) by Maestro on 12-08-2007

We received a total of 11 great entries for the Mascot Design Contest and deciding the winner is going to be tough!  I thought I’d do a couple of posts showing off all the entries.  I’m not going to comment on the individual entries as I don’t want to give away which entries I’m leaning towards as the winner myself, but feel free to comment on them if you’d like.  Everyone who entered did a great job. :)  Entries are being posted in the order they were received, I’ll post the first 6 entries today and the rest tomorrow.  I’ve linked the site for entries where I know the artist’s site.  If I don’t have your site linked and you’d like it linked please send me an E-mail and let me know where to link and I’ll be happy to edit the post and add the link. :)  All entries have been cropped to remove whitespace and resized to be 450px wide, still they take up about 600KB so if you’re on a slow connection it make take a while to download the page.  Full names of entrants aren’t given to respect their privacy.  Entries are displayed after the jump.

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Aug
07
Filed Under (AnimeBlogger.net) by Maestro on 07-08-2007

If you’re planning on entering our Mascot Design Contest today’s the final day to enter!  Entries must be in by 23:59 GMT today to be considered for the contest.  I’ve sent a reply to everyone who’s entered to let them know their entries were received, so if you haven’t received a reply then we haven’t received your entry.  We’ve received several great entries so far, it’s going to be tough deciding the winner. :)

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Aug
03
Filed Under (AnimeBlogger.net) by Maestro on 03-08-2007

Just a quick post to remind everyone that our Mascot Design Contest will be ending in a few days on August 7th.  If you’re planning to enter be sure to send us your entry before the deadline. :)  We encourage everyone to remind their readers about the contest!  The basic info is included below, but there’s also some FAQs on the contest page itself, so check it out if you have any questions before contacting us.

AnimeBlogger.net Mascot Design Contest

Can you draw well? Do you want your drawing to be seen by the world?  Here is your chance!

AnimeBlogger.net is looking for a mascot to represent our growing anime community. AnimeBlogger.net or AB.net in short, has been set up for two years devoid of a mascot that will represent us. Hence, we require talented artists to draw an original anime style character that we can use on our websites as well as for future AB.net merchandise.

The winning design will be awarded $30 USD, or a gift certificate for the same amount at the website of their choice.  The winner will also have future opportunities to draw different variations of the mascot as AB.net develops merchandise and earn additional money from it.  Additionally, the first and second runners up will win $10 USD and $5 USD respectively.

The following criteria are what we’re looking for in the mascot:

  • A cute, young adolescent female character.
  • Neutral hair color (brown, black, blond).
  • Their outfit should include the letters AB on it visibly using Georgia as the font, with weight bold. (Georgia may be downloaded here if you need it.)
  • Digitally colored.

Submissions must meet the following technical requirements:

  • Minimum 300dpi
  • Canvas size minimum 12″x12″ (3600px x 3600px at 300dpi)
  • PNG format

The winner will need to submit their design in Photoshop PSD format after being notified that they’ve won prior to the winners being announced publicly.

Once you have finished your entry, please send it to us.  The contest will end on August 7th, 23:59 hours, GMT Time.  Any late entries will be discarded.  We look forward to receiving your wonderful entries and wish you luck!

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