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Our upcoming Faceoff tournament now has a name (Mechapocalypse), and now all we need are graphics! In this special contest, your task is to design banner ads for the tourney, which will be used for advertising and promotion on Mechapixel and other websites.

For each submission you make, please include the following:

One (1) 468x60 banner ad -
This will be used off-site and will link to the tournament, so you'll probably want to mention "Photoshop " and "tournament" somewhere in it. Including Mechapixel.com is not required, but cool if it fits. The official tournament name (Mechapocalypse) must be mentioned in this banner.

Two (2) 136x150 ads -
These will be used on the sidebar. One will be used before the tournament begins (so you should mention sign-up, or the official start date, April 26). The other will be used during the tournament, no specific dates or "coming soon" text should be included.

You can also make a larger image (as seen on the left), but it is not required. If you do make this image, it should NOT reflect the tournament as "upcoming", or include any specific dates. This is because it will probably be displayed on the official tournament page for all eternity, and it would look downright silly if it read "Sign-up now!" ...

Each entry you submit should contain an overall theme, with the banner variations arranged in a single image, as shown in the example.

Please retain a PSD, TIFF, or some other uncompressed version of your submissions. The individual ads might be requested later, and severe quality loss might ensue if we had to cut them out of your entry.

The person that wins the contest will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate from Mechapixel, as soon as the contest closes on April 3rd at 8 AM. If there is a tie for the winner, the administration reserves the right to choose the banner that will see the most exposure (and thus, choose the prize winner). **Entries that do not contain a 468x60 ad and two 136x150 ads will NOT be eligible for the prize, regardless of a win.

Ads from multiple people may be chosen for usage, and this may or may not reflect the contest voting results. Credit will be given to the creators of any and all ads used, on the tournament information page.

Any questions regarding this contest should be asked in this thread. Have fun!
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» HYPNOSPHERE
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Entry - 1 1 comment
It may be slightly misleading as an advertisement but frankly the image was too tempting for me not to make a big honkin robot.

» edited by poster on 03/23/06 - 04:34 PM
Hypnosphere 03/23/06 - 02:52 PM

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» IM_JUST_AN_ORDINARY_PANDA
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Burning In The Mind 12 comments
very cool!
stacyrings 03/23/06 - 04:24 PM
beautiful -composition-, that's the word i was looking for!

» edited by poster on 03/29/06 - 01:11 PM
toadslick 03/29/06 - 04:03 AM
c'est magnifique!
churchill 03/29/06 - 04:40 PM
Trying to class-up the joint, eh?
Very nice indeed.
HBF 03/29/06 - 06:27 PM
Wonderful image, very very nice!
Prozac Please 03/30/06 - 12:31 PM
That is f**king fantastic!
Grabthar 03/30/06 - 03:31 PM

fray 03/30/06 - 07:04 PM
Thanks guys!
Im_Just_An_Ordinary_Panda 03/30/06 - 07:30 PM
Looks like the residue of a rumble between Dead Can Dance and Mr. Bungle, as depicted in a song written by Bono on a U2 album produced by Danile Lanois...

:eep:
Dali's Llama 03/31/06 - 10:53 AM
Ahh, Goddamn cookies and double posts...go together better than Oreos and milk.
Dali's Llama 03/31/06 - 10:56 AM
Like the fade out on the banner.
maymay 03/31/06 - 01:23 PM
Nice imagery, Panda. (so...where's Mr. Eno during all this, DL?)
Vitrolux 04/01/06 - 09:56 AM

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» SMIECZ
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Mechapocalypse Now 1 comment
Heh, this is very apt. Ill certainly be feeling 'the horror' when I compare my entries against my opponents
Hypnosphere 03/29/06 - 01:39 PM

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» STACYRINGS
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Battle of the Pixel 5 comments
I especially like the banner.
B L 03/29/06 - 10:33 AM
Second Björn's statement. Very cool idea!
Grabthar 03/30/06 - 03:31 PM
KUTE!
fray 03/30/06 - 07:04 PM
very kute :)
HBF 03/30/06 - 08:49 PM
Poor wittle Pixel..;)
Prozac Please 03/31/06 - 04:38 PM

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» TOADSLICK
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propaganda 16 comments
This entry is awesome.
Digging_For_Ostrich 03/29/06 - 10:19 AM
Super cool toad.
B L 03/29/06 - 10:33 AM
very nice
Machinehead115 03/29/06 - 10:38 AM
very well done, but why does only the second sidebar banner have "mechapixel" in light fade in the bg?
Im_Just_An_Ordinary_Panda 03/29/06 - 11:55 AM
I really like this.
Hypnosphere 03/29/06 - 01:39 PM
Awesome toad!
das mole 03/29/06 - 04:38 PM
Power to the people! (Esp. me)
churchill 03/29/06 - 04:40 PM
Awesome as always!
HBF 03/29/06 - 06:27 PM
thanks for the compliments and critique! Panda, i don't really know.
toadslick 03/29/06 - 07:20 PM
What they said. Love it, Toady!
Prozac Please 03/30/06 - 12:31 PM
Gorgeous!
Grabthar 03/30/06 - 03:31 PM
Sweeet!
fray 03/30/06 - 07:04 PM
Che Cuevara would be proud...gorgeously screams and evokes "communism now!"
Dali's Llama 03/31/06 - 10:56 AM
I was going to do one and then I like saw yours and stuff.
maymay 03/31/06 - 01:23 PM
Wow, this truly raises the bar. It's got that great propoganda feel to it.
Willr1 03/31/06 - 03:17 PM
I like how the almost somber background projects the hi-con image of the fist & brush. Neat-O, toad.
Vitrolux 04/01/06 - 09:56 AM

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» STACYRINGS
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Lightning Will Strike 2 comments
I like it!
churchill 03/29/06 - 04:40 PM
groovy
fray 03/30/06 - 07:04 PM

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» GRABTHAR
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Nuclear Eye 9 comments
BAM!

mmmm... tasty!
fray 03/30/06 - 07:04 PM
Very nice!
Im_Just_An_Ordinary_Panda 03/30/06 - 07:30 PM
excellent, grabby!
HBF 03/30/06 - 08:49 PM
Thanks folks!
Grabthar 03/31/06 - 01:34 AM
Fucking excellent, Grabs
Dali's Llama 03/31/06 - 09:57 AM
Like the type!
maymay 03/31/06 - 01:23 PM
Totally nukular..:)
Prozac Please 03/31/06 - 04:38 PM
Love it, Grabs!
Vitrolux 04/01/06 - 09:56 AM
Thanks again, folks!
Grabthar 04/01/06 - 03:35 PM

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» DAS*MOLE
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atomic ads 6 comments
Great! That has somehow a cool retro futuristic feel.
Grabthar 03/31/06 - 01:34 AM
futurepop!
toadslick 03/31/06 - 06:22 AM
Das Marvelous!
Dali's Llama 03/31/06 - 09:57 AM
what cute atomic bombs :)
HBF 03/31/06 - 10:51 AM
Like the style.
maymay 03/31/06 - 01:23 PM
The stylized mushroom clouds are fantastic. Nice design.
Vitrolux 04/01/06 - 09:56 AM

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» B*L
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Martian Geocache 4 comments
Dunno what this means, but at least I finally opened PS after 2 months away.
B L 03/31/06 - 03:44 AM
i think you just found the first geocache on mars.
toadslick 03/31/06 - 06:22 AM
toad, thanks for helping me name the damned thing.
B L 03/31/06 - 12:11 PM
Eerie or eery, take yer pick.
maymay 03/31/06 - 01:23 PM

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» THE*INVISIBLE*KID
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mechahardtoread 8 comments
very cool
HBF 03/31/06 - 02:39 PM
i REALLY REALLY like this!
toadslick 03/31/06 - 02:48 PM
Thanks!
the invisible kid 03/31/06 - 04:28 PM
Nice, TIK!
Prozac Please 03/31/06 - 04:38 PM
Thanks!
the invisible kid 03/31/06 - 04:54 PM
Very cool. It has that "local rock band sticker on a bus stop" quality that I find so appealing.
Im_Just_An_Ordinary_Panda 03/31/06 - 06:46 PM
great job!
stacyrings 03/31/06 - 07:10 PM
Thanks!
the invisible kid 03/31/06 - 08:59 PM

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» MAYMAY
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Crossed Out 0 comments

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