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Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Crisu » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:16 am

We have a rotating banner system at the top of the ISML pages. You can help contribute to it!

  • Dimensions are 988x140 pixels.
  • Must have the phrase "International Saimoe League 2011" on it.
  • Must have the official ISML logo.
  • No ISML Competitors' whole faces are allowed in the banners.*
  • Keep these relatively abstract, neutral, and anonymous.
  • Don't put text in the immediate corners of the banners, because the corners will be cut off by the rounding feature in Mozilla browsers.**
* All of 2009/2010's banners did not prominently feature an anime character ... or had no characters at all. I think this is a great theme and motif we should continue. Several of the banners for 2010 we have currently show a character's body and the face just from the mouth or nose down. This keeps them relatively anonymous (unless you're just that good with identifying hair) and appropriate. We don't want to be promoting any particular character or group of characters in the tournament.
** If you use Firefox, you know what I mean. The cropping is done by the browser, because if you view ISML in Internet Explorer or another browser, the corners will still be there. I just don't want any of your text to get cut off.

The 2011 logo - TBA

Not every submission will be accepted, but all contributors should do their very best! ^_^

There are no other specific themes other than the color of the current period, which matches the color of the current gemstone. So for Aquamarine, we would prefer aquamarine-colored banners, topaz for Topaz, and so on.

...But it might just end up that I rotate all of them all year long regardless. Though it'd be nice to have a mix of colors.

As for additional text, like a quote or phrase ... hm ... I'm not sure. In general, I would not recommend it, but perhaps you could make it really impressive and not cheesy. ;)

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We have a rotating banner system at the top of the ISML pages. You can help contribute to it! Dimensions are 1000x140 pixels. Must include the phrase "International Saimoe League 2009" on it and have the official ISML logo. No ISML candidates are allowed in the banners. Keep these relatively abstract, neutral, and anonymous.

Use these files to help:
http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/artwork/logo2009.psd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/artwork/castelar.ttf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/artwork/maian.ttf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

At the moment, we're requesting banners that relate to Aquamarine period, and the main theme is water. But you can submit for any theme and mood.

Not every submission will be accepted, but all contributors should do their very best! ^_^

Period Themes
Aquamarine - water
Topaz - sun
Amethyst - moon
Sapphire - earth
Emerald - forests
Ruby - fire
Diamond - metal

Additionally, some have requested smaller banners/buttons for linking purposes, like for use on the sidebar of a blog or amongst other buttons on a website. We need those, too. :P
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Crisu » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:56 pm

Bumping this thread with an additional request:

Somebody make one of these, but specifically for ISML:
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby CrowKenobi » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:49 pm

Bumping this thread because for those of us who want to try our hands at banner-making, we need the 2010 ISML logo. :D :P

(and the links in the first post are broken)
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Crisu » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:37 am

Top post updated.

Sorry if I rambled too much about the specifications. ^^;

I don't want to be overly restrictive, but I want to uphold a standard of quality as well.
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby CrowKenobi » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:18 am

Okay! :D

Here's my first banner submission:

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Toady » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:10 pm

Pretty :)

And it goes very well with the background of the website !
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby amdrag » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:41 pm

Crisu wrote:Bumping this thread with an additional request:

Somebody make one of these, but specifically for ISML:
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I can eventually take a shot at it, but it will probably suck.
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Miyuri » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:45 am

Lemme try to submit a few banners...

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby ppizzapie » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:06 pm

Crisu wrote:Additionally, some have requested smaller banners/buttons for linking purposes, like for use on the sidebar of a blog or amongst other buttons on a website. We need those, too. :P


I tried making some of these as I'm not confident enough in my PS abilities to make bigger banners (although I'll probably attempt one sooner or later). I didn't know the conventional size for a blog sidebar banner, so let's hope this is good enough.

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Marinara » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:16 pm

Awww those are really cute ppizzapie ^_^
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Crisu » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:46 pm

Crow and Miyuri: Thank you! Your banners are on the rotator now. (Basically every time you load/reload the front page, a new one ought to appear.)

ppizzapie, those look really cute! I don't know offhand if there's a standard size for the blog banner/buttons either. ^^; Will let you know if I come across it. And I think you have a good grasp on the motif, too. These definitely have the potential to become full-banner-size.
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Lirie » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:27 pm

Hi! :D I'm new in the forum but i've been following the Saimoe during the last 2 editions :bigsmile: This time i wanted to collaborate so i'm sending some header since i like a lot working on the PS :P Hope u like them ;P

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby nnt » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Here you go
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby CrowKenobi » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:15 am

Here's a new banner from me:

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Aquamarine themed? :P :D

EDIT: After some feedback, here is version 2:

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby melange » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:49 am

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Crisu » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:57 pm

Lirie, those look gorgeous; thanks so much!

nnt, I like the effects.

CrowKenobi, is that really moe? :P But thank you for the sharpness adjustments.

melange: very nice scenery

All have been added. We have 14 total now. Also in the rotation are banners by Ichigo-Sora and Marinara, but they had emailed theirs to me instead (which is fine, too).
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Miyuri » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:11 am

Wow. Those banners are absolutely beautiful, guys.

Anyway.. New submissions:

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby harux3 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:00 am

This is what I've made so far:

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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby Crisu » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:22 pm

Thank you, Haru. :) It looks wonderful.

It's banner #18 and now added to the rotation.

Always welcome for more anytime.
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Re: Requesting Banner Submissions

Postby amdrag » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:39 pm

I know this isn't exactly what you were asking for, but I thought this MIGHT be a cool idea...

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