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Metal Storm Awards Banner Contest: User Submissions Wanted!


Greetings, fellow Metal Stormers. While you are all making preparations for your end-of-year-holiday of choice, we here in Metal Storm Towers are gearing up for the most important holiday(s) of them all: the annual Metal Storm Awards. While voting doesn't open until February, for us, the next MSAs are right around the corner, and that means we're already setting up police tape around the chalk outline of 2021 so we can put our detective hats on and deduce who dropped the hottest tracks this year.

This year, we have a special request for those of you who feel artistically inclined. You will recall that every year we have a banner to head up the Awards page. We would like one of you to design the banner for the 2021 Metal Storm Awards. Before you get too excited, the only prize for winning is being featured on the Awards page (that's right, we're paying you in exposure); Metal Storm is now nonprofit, currently subsisting on staff donations, and part of the reason we went this route is because we wanted to build a stronger, more inclusive sense of community. That's why we thought it would be fun to open this up to our users and see what kind of cool things you all come up with. If you win, you'll see your banner adorn the 2021 MSAs page for all eternity, and we'll thank you in the opening and closing text. The alternative is that our editor-in-chief draws up some stick figures on a white background in MS Paint.

We have opened a thread in which you can post your submissions directly; it will remain open until January 7, at which time we will lock it and make a decision. Everyone is free to use the thumbs-up function to indicate their approval of the various entries - but keep in mind that this is not entirely a popularity contest. The ultimate decision will be made by the staff based on our own preferences, so having the most thumbs up does not guarantee victory; it just looks nice.

There are some rules:

- Obviously, this should be your very own work. Please refrain from using copyrighted images; only original works and works in the public domain are acceptable.

- Metal Storm's normal content standards apply. We will not accept images that are graphically violent, explicitly sexual, or discriminatory, and we will delete outright submissions that violate these standards.

- In addition to the banner, we also need a button, so make sure you can easily convert or crop your banner into something appropriate.

- Dimensions for the banner: 300 x >2000; cropped version: 728x90; button: 300x300

- The banner should contain the words "Metal Storm Awards 2021" in some roughly central position. You can find the font used in our logo here.

Beyond these stipulations, we don't really have any requirements as far as the theme or content of the banner go; let your imaginations run wild. Use the images from previous editions of the MSAs as reference, and feel free to contact a member of staff if you have any questions.

- The Metal Storm Staff

Source: metalstorm.net
Posted: 19.12.2021 by ScreamingSteelUS


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Comments: 3   [ 2 ignored ]   Visited by: 369 users
07.12.2021 - 21:30
musclassia

Here's hoping we've got some talented graphic designers lurking in the userbase, otherwise I'm happy to throw some MS Paint nonsense into the arena
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10.12.2021 - 12:41
Ball Fondlers

Written by musclassia on 07.12.2021 at 21:30

Here's hoping we've got some talented graphic designers lurking in the userbase, otherwise I'm happy to throw some MS Paint nonsense into the arena

DO IT!
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10.12.2021 - 12:43
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by musclassia on 07.12.2021 at 21:30

Here's hoping we've got some talented graphic designers lurking in the userbase, otherwise I'm happy to throw some MS Paint nonsense into the arena

We have a winner, our Greek college dit it
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