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Offline bastett08

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« on: December 11, 2006, 11:21:47 AM »
Every year I see so many different cover entries but I was wondering if we could possibly have a theme this year for the contest?  I was having some problems getting inspired this year with an idea untill the coffee kicked in but I would really like to see some type of theme this year.  I think it would help others aswell.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 03:43:42 PM »
Has the cover contest already been announced for 2007 already? o_O

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 08:42:34 PM »
I don't think so.  It's only a suggestion.  BUt if it has... cool!  I'll get going on mine.  We'll see if I get more votes this time.  *sighs*
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 10:14:36 PM »
Oh by me asking that does not mean its begun... i was simply curious xD;
And i agree, theme suggestions would be VERY helpful!

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 05:01:35 PM »
Quote from: "Cherry"
Oh by me asking that does not mean its begun... i was simply curious xD;
And i agree, theme suggestions would be VERY helpful!


Yeah!  I mean, creativety is always a plus but it's hard to come up with something original or something that would be easier to pick.  I know alot of people chose their friends last year and I kinda felt that was a little unfair.  You should choose who you REALLY want to win, not just because they are your friends but the theme would really help.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 10:08:04 AM »
Totally agree with that!  Maybe you should make it a rule that the artists cannot post the cover or reveal their entry anywhere else until the contest is done?  At least that way people could vote without influence?  I dunno xD;;

Butttt... when is the start/dealine for this contest anyway? Because i would definitely like to try again this year~

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007, 01:32:22 AM »
We will be having the cover and mascot contest again this year, similar to last year. It will be announced and started around April. It will end in July or August. We might end it a little earlier this year (July) to give more time to integrate the new mascot art, colors, and design into the web site so it can go up quickly after the con (rather than at elections like last time).

Also, there is a possibility we will have a theme rather than being wide open, although it hasn't been decided yet. The reason I point this out, is that interested participants shouldn't begin yet--we don't want anyone to spend a lot of time working on something before the contest has been announced and then find it doesn't qualify.

As for not allowing publishing the entry anywhere else before the contest is over--this might disqualify too many good possibilities, if the entrant has perhaps posted it casually or distributed it a little bit to friends. One possibility is to just not allow linking to it on the forum, but not have a blanket rule against having ever publicized it elsewhere (I think this is how Sakura-Con does it). We're still thinking about how to handle this.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2007, 08:16:00 PM »
Alright!  I like hearing that.  Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2007, 06:03:19 PM »
What is the cover contest?

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2007, 10:37:07 AM »
The contest for whose art will be on the cover of next year's actual convention book. I think it's the same contest for the mascot.

*reread's Jeff's post*

Hmmm.... still not sure if they're the same.  :?
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 05:11:42 PM »
They are two separate contests, but will be run around the same time, and the voting will likely work the same way. Sorry for the confusion. I was thinking of them together but they will technically be separate.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 06:17:49 PM »
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What is the cover contest?


The cover contest is for the cover of the booklet for the con.  We hold a contest every year to try and win a free booth at the con and of course your image on the book for the con.  It's a big deal to win!
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 07:25:18 PM »
Ah im glad to hear an update on this topic, as i was beginning to wonder if i had missed out on the beginning of the contest or not =D

And im definitely glad to hear that a theme is being considered as well, because i really think that after seeing how different the entries were last year that a theme would really bring people's ideas guidance as far as the cover goes and be VERY helpful to us artists deciding what would be appropriate and not xD;

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2007, 11:32:40 PM »
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The cover contest is for the cover of the booklet for the con.  We hold a contest every year to try and win a free booth at the con and of course your image on the book for the con.  It's a big deal to win!

A clarification: Last year, the mascot contest winner received a free booth, but the cover contest winner did not. (The details for this year's contest haven't been announced yet.)
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2007, 03:26:05 PM »
Oh, I got cha.
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