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Avast mates and would be banner arrrtists!

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates Banner Contest, August 3rd is fast approaching, so don't miss out on your chance to have your work featured on several websites and win some real-life booty!

More information, including the official entry form can be found here:http://www.gamersinfo.net/content/ypp_entry_form.php Do not post entries to this thread. Good luck!
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OH NO i didnt see this earlier (yes this IS my alt i use on the forums)
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I tried to send a question to information@puzzlepirates.com and it came back as no such address. The question I had was, may we use in game art for this or do you want all original drawing?
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wait wait time out.. AUG 3? doesnt that site say that the deadline is on july 27th?
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It does and it also says, USA and Canada only too :(
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The deadline to submit your entries is indeed the 3rd. My understanding is that the entries are to be voted on, and that while voting starts as early as July 27th, entries can be accepted up until the very last day of the contest, or August 3rd. With apologies to many of our mates, Salmon is correct in pointing out this particular contest does happen to be US and Canada only.

I am working to get a better answer regarding usage of in-game art. As you've no doubt figured out, until we've got an answer, your safest bet would be to go ahead and create an original piece for this contest.
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oh ok. thanks for answering that.
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Just curious..is there a reason this thread wasn't posted in the Events thread...?

Or was it?

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it wasnt on the event thread,or if it was i didnt see it. i found it in like a puzzle pirates newsletter that was sent to my email from ypp.
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Just curious..is there a reason this thread wasn't posted in the Events thread...?

Or was it?

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kp


The link was sent out with the PoEmail
No link was posted on the forums
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This from the announcement link:

"All entries must be 120x600 in dimension. That's a width of 120 pixels and a height of 600 pixels. "

You sure about that? That's not a banner in the traditional sense, that's more of a sidebar. Which is OK, but I think when people see "banner" they are more likely to think of a horizontal composition.
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aawwww...
I cant enter!
/me walks off in a strop...
(I am from UK)
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Ahoy~ Marketing Ringer here with some updates and answers~ Thanks Glaucus for fielding questions! :)

The competition was only promoted via the July newsletter, and yes, you have up until August 3 (Thursday) to submit an entry.

All International artists: Just talked to the judges - disregard the US/Canada only text. The competition is now open to everyone~!

Synful: You are free to use any in-game art or original drawings. Sorry about the broken link - feel free to post your questions here and I'll do my best to answer them!
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All International artists: Just talked to the judges - disregard the US/Canada only text. The competition is now open to everyone~!


I gather this is becuase you have had little interest, and entries?

but isn't it unfair that you give the rest of the world ONLY 3 days to come up with an entry.

I had started planning my entry (story boarding), before I realised it was only for the USA and Canada.

Now it is open to the rest of the world, can't we have a month or so added on? this would only make it fair.

/me hopes you can accommodate the rest of us fairly.

Many thanks in advanced,l
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Ahoy~ Marketing Ringer here with some updates and answers~ Thanks Glaucus for fielding questions! :)

The competition was only promoted via the July newsletter, and yes, you have up until August 3 (Thursday) to submit an entry.

All International artists: Just talked to the judges - disregard the US/Canada only text. The competition is now open to everyone~!

Synful: You are free to use any in-game art or original drawings. Sorry about the broken link - feel free to post your questions here and I'll do my best to answer them!


OK, just for clarification, is it truly the 120x600 VERTICAL composition you're looking for?

Also, I'm all for more time to do this. I just found this today, and I'm usually looking for these sort of art contests. Maybe you don't want many entries, but giving us all (especially the internationals) more time might serve you well.
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Dark_Viper and SilveRansom:

The competition is sponsored by Gamersinfo so they actually field all the entries and will be responsible for the first round of judging. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure about the exact number of entries that have come in. That said, just checked in about extending the deadline, and unfortunately we're unable to push it back some... sorry about that. However, we do have another creative something in the works for artistic types like yourself... so stay tuned~

And yup, to confirm, 120x600 VERTICAL composition is correct.
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Thanks, Thalette! I guess we'll see what happens. ;D
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Ahoy again~ This just in! Gamersinfo made an online voting system so go take a gander~ (You can size up the competition or go support your friends)

http://www.gamersinfo.net/content/ypp_vote.php
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All in all, this seems like a massive SNAFU to me. The site says it ends on August 3, so either they're not with the program, or you're having people submit entries with less than a day of voting, if they enter on the 3rd. Then there's the whole US vs. International thing...whoops?

And to top it all of, you can't see any of the entries on the voting page, and there does not appear to be another way to view them. Apparently, we're supposed to vote based on name.
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All in all, this seems like a massive SNAFU to me. The site says it ends on August 3, so either they're not with the program, or you're having people submit entries with less than a day of voting, if they enter on the 3rd. Then there's the whole US vs. International thing...whoops?

And to top it all of, you can't see any of the entries on the voting page, and there does not appear to be another way to view them. Apparently, we're supposed to vote based on name.

Aye, the contest rules page acknolwedges this, stating that the sooner an entry is received, the sooner it can start accumulating votes. What browser are you using? They come up fine in Firefox for me (And they're just great, mates. Nice job!), but IE does seem to have trouble with some of the animated ones.
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Quick question: If you have two different layers in photoshop, what's a good way to blend them so that they don't have sharp color edges along the line where they meet?

(Game art is OK? I can enter :-)
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Quick question: If you have two different layers in photoshop, what's a good way to blend them so that they don't have sharp color edges along the line where they meet?

(Game art is OK? I can enter :-)

BC, One way is to use the magic wand select on the upper layer (the transparent part, so you don't have to grab all the edges of your colored stuff), feather the selection, and run the eraser around the edge. That should soften up your layer. A feather of 3 or 4 pixels ought to do it for a quick softening of edges.
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Feel free to use any game art/screen caps!
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Can anyone help me?
I have made a simple .gif but I don't know how to compact it into a small file size without all the colours going completely weird. I tried importing it into flash but it was still too big.
Can anyone help?
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by the way i love you for extending the deadline..i did a 600 by 120...why? because im smart like that..thanks for giving me time to redo it :D
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Be careful about voting too soon. We can only vote for 3 and some great ones might come in at the last minute. I've voted for one but I'm going to hold off on the other two for now
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Just a mindless bump in hope to get a few last minute votes...
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gah! my file is to big! anyway to crop it??
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OK, mine is in there. Sorry it's so late. They really ought to have the voting after the submission deadline...

By the way, Salmon, I like yours a lot. I think mine's better, of course, but I just had to smile when I saw your work. ;D
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I can't get mine under 65kb. C'est la vie.
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