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Apr 02 at 10:21:06 AM
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Logo Contest
 
I am looking for a new logo for the team I run on World on Tanks on the Xbox One. A contest is fun right?  
 
The Rules
-Must have been a member as of the posting of this thread.
-Two enrties per person. 2 logos/banners/icons per person.  
-Must submit a Logo/Banner/icon combination.
-Submissions must posted in this thread. In order to document the submission and time.
-Deadline to submit is:  April 30, 2017 – 10 PM NA Time (US Eastern).
-Must have at least 5 participants. Please?
 
The Specifics
The Logo
-500x500 and PNG or GIF format with no ugly white background. Must be clean. See examples below.
 
The Banner
-1150x300 PNG or GIF.
 
-Icon for chat (like an Avatar on NA) can be just the team tag BT-BG.
 
Idea/concept
Clean polished look is a must for the logo. See the streaming logo example below.
Our clan tag is BT-BG   it stands for Big Tanks Big Guns.  It was basically made to be a funny name and it just stuck.
I would like to incorporate some sort of Joker (from DC) element to it.
I would prefer a tank of some sort in the banner and logo if possible.
The Banner/Logo/Icon must have the same theme, but logo/icon will obviously not have identical content due to the size restriction.
Clan Name or Abbreviation BT-BG must be visible on the banner, Logo and icon.
Be creative.
This is a contest and I am expecting creative, original work.

Our Existing Logos
https://battlefy.com/teams/57cb7d...
 
 
Examples of some existing team logos and some ideas found online:
Some of the logos appear to have a grey background, but that is the app background of where the logos were submitted.

 
Streaming Logo Example
Logo must be clean. Left one is good, right is not.

 
Prizes
2 Options
-Paypal of $50
or
-Prize bundle totaling at least $40, not including shipping.
Canadians:  I wish shipping rates would be much nicer and reasonable to our wallets, but if you enter, I will not ship to Canada. If you have a US Address, that is fine, if not, you will only be participating for a cash prize.
 
Winner

There will only be one winner.
 
Questions?

I will be glad to answer questions you may still have either here or in PM, but I will not answer 100 questions you have. This is a contest. Good luck!

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Edited: 04/30/2017 at 10:27 PM by Mega Tank

Apr 02 at 10:21:18 AM
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Submissions

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Submission 1





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Bert
 

Submission 1


D~Funk

Submission 1



SuperJimtendo
 

Submission 1
 

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Edited: 11/19/2017 at 08:27 PM by Mega Tank

Apr 02 at 10:21:34 AM
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The Winner of Mega Tank's Logo contest is...

Miss Universe miss universe steve harvey miss universe 2017 missuniverse GIF

BERT ENJOY YOUR PENNIES! | image tagged in dmv pennies | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

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Edited: 04/30/2017 at 10:10 PM by Mega Tank

Apr 02 at 11:38:22 AM
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How many people in the clan? can I make different Icons for each person?

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Apr 02 at 11:48:05 AM
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Originally posted by: Bert

How many people in the clan? can I make different Icons for each person?
15 active at the moment. Looking to add more members before the next season starts.

I am not sure what you are asking... is it individual icons for each members as in 15 different avatars for them to use? No need if that is the case. The league chat during league play only allowed for 2 members. A communications guy and a back up. There is a forum for the game, but I do not actively participate in it. I am unsure how many memebers do use their forum either.

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Originally posted by: Mega Tank
 
Originally posted by: Bert

How many people in the clan? can I make different Icons for each person?
15 active at the moment. Looking to add more members before the next season starts.

I am not sure what you are asking... is it individual icons for each members as in 15 different avatars for them to use? No need if that is the case. The league chat during league play only allowed for 2 members. A communications guy and a back up. There is a forum for the game, but I do not actively participate in it. I am unsure how many memebers do use their forum either.


Ah ok. I thought there'd be less people. It was just an idea I had but I'll scrap it  

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Apr 03 at 5:16:08 PM
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One day down. Still looking for the first logo submission. Come on people!  

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Apr 03 at 5:26:03 PM
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Yeah yeah I'm working on it


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Apr 03 at 6:09:08 PM
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Shit man I thought you said "lego" contest, I'm out....

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Apr 03 at 7:04:22 PM
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Originally posted by: TheToxieRules

Shit man I thought you said "lego" contest, I'm out....
For some reason I read it as "Leggo" as in Leggo my Eggo.  

A Lego contest would be interesting, but this is a LOGO contest. Sorry.  

 

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I sure hope more people than just Bert are going to participate.  

There is still plenty of time to put together a submission for the contest.  

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BUMPING for the morning peeps!  

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A Bump for those on lunch!  

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BUMP!  

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Apr 09 at 11:45:54 AM
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Originally posted by: Mega Tank

I would like to incorporate some sort of Joker (from DC) element to it.


How much explicit the reference to Joker should be. It is this too much?
I know little about comics, I am not sure that this is the Joker you are looking for.
Which kind of font you like? Color for Text? Overlapping the image, on top, on bottom?
The tank must be there, or if the Joker is cool enough the tank is optional?
Demo made in like 20 minutes in a paint-like program in linux, then flipped in MS paint. Didn't bother using Photoshop or Gimp. It is antialiasing required, or a sharp edge around the image works good enough?
Tell what you like (if anything) and what you don't.
Any further input would help.

If you don't like it, no big deal, was fun to give a try.

Cheers!  



Apr 09 at 12:08:57 PM
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Forgot to add the image with clear (transparent) background.
Here you see it on white forum background, of course the clear part will be gray on a gray background.
The top is completely empty since it is where (for instance, in this example) the text (or part of the text if overlapping the image too) can go.

Cheers!  


Edit: forum formatted the post weirdly.


Edited: 04/09/2017 at 12:10 PM by user

Apr 09 at 12:09:29 PM
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Originally posted by: user
 
Originally posted by: Mega Tank

I would like to incorporate some sort of Joker (from DC) element to it.


How much explicit the reference to Joker should be. It is this too much?
I know little about comics, I am not sure that this is the Joker you are looking for.
Which kind of font you like? Color for Text? Overlapping the image, on top, on bottom?
The tank must be there, or if the Joker is cool enough the tank is optional?
Demo made in like 20 minutes in a paint-like program in linux, then flipped in MS paint. Didn't bother using Photoshop or Gimp. It is antialiasing required, or a sharp edge around the image works good enough?
Tell what you like (if anything) and what you don't.
Any further input would help.

If you don't like it, no big deal, was fun to give a try.

Cheers!  

Thank you.I appreciate someone actually throwing out a submission.
Your entry is missing some one the required elements. I bolded this in the original post for everyone to see. Clan Name or Abbreviation BT-BG must be visible on the banner, Logo and icon.

As for your questions:

How much explicit the reference to Joker should be. It is this too much?
Whatever you want, this is your submission and design following some elements I have thought of.

I know little about comics, I am not sure that this is the Joker you are looking for.
This joker is cool, but what happened to his ears?  
I left some aspects open to allow for some originality and personal interpretation and design by the designer.


Which kind of font you like? Color for Text? Overlapping the image, on top, on bottom?
Whatever you think would lok best.

The tank must be there, or if the Joker is cool enough the tank is optional?
Copied from the original post:  
"I would like to incorporate some sort of Joker (from DC) element to it.
I would prefer a tank of some sort in the banner and logo if possible."


Demo made in like 20 minutes in a paint-like program in linux, then flipped in MS paint. Didn't bother using Photoshop or Gimp. It is antialiasing required, or a sharp edge around the image works good enough?
I am not sure what anitaliasing is. I do not work with image editing software, so I am unfamiliar with the terms.

Tell what you like (if anything) and what you don't.
1. Your entry is missing some one the required elements. I bolded this in the original post for everyone to see. Clan Name or Abbreviation BT-BG must be visible on the banner, Logo and icon.
2. What happened to the Joker's ears?
3. The 1150x300 logo has to be running horizontally, not vertically.


Any further input would help.
I left there to be some room for creativity for the maker of the logo, just submit what you think would be best based off the information given.  

You may resubmit this design with the missing required element, but design will count as the first of your two submisstions.

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Edited: 04/09/2017 at 12:14 PM by Mega Tank

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Originally posted by: Mega Tank

Tell what you like (if anything) and what you don't.
1. Your entry is missing some one the required elements. I bolded this in the original post for everyone to see. Clan Name or Abbreviation BT-BG must be visible on the banner, Logo and icon.
2. What happened to the Joker's ears?
3. The 1150x300 logo has to be running horizontally, not vertically.



Wonderful!

1. Yeah, this was clear, this is why there is still empty space around it. I will add the text the way I like it, and you will tell me if you like it.  
2. It was cut in the original image.
http://nerdbastards.com/2016/03/2...
If this is a big problem, we will find another joker image maybe?
3. Yeah, teh second image was not the banner, it was just an "halfway step" of the same work.
I still have to start working on the banner.
Let me know how much a big deal is the Joker ear, so I know if I have to restart from scratch.
Thanks for everything!  

Apr 09 at 12:36:47 PM
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Originally posted by: user
 
Originally posted by: Mega Tank

Tell what you like (if anything) and what you don't.
1. Your entry is missing some one the required elements. I bolded this in the original post for everyone to see. Clan Name or Abbreviation BT-BG must be visible on the banner, Logo and icon.
2. What happened to the Joker's ears?
3. The 1150x300 logo has to be running horizontally, not vertically.


Wonderful!

1. Yeah, this was clear, this is why there is still empty space around it. I will add the text the way I like it, and you will tell me if you like it.  
2. It was cut in the original image.
http://nerdbastards.com/2016/03/28/dc-comics-preparing-to-an...
If this is a big problem, we will find another joker image maybe?
3. Yeah, teh second image was not the banner, it was just an "halfway step" of the same work.
I still have to start working on the banner.
Let me know how much a big deal is the Joker ear, so I know if I have to restart from scratch.
Thanks for everything!  
This is up to you, this is your call. If I mentioned it, it is because it is bothering me. This is however, your first submission and you may edit it if you wish to implement any missing requirements, but you cannot change the image. 

Your next new image will be your final one.

I allowed for two submissions to give everyone a second chance in case the were not happy with the first. 

Please try to remember, if I wanted to pin point every detail/aspect, I would have just put WTB Logo for "X." This is a contest and I am trying to leave certain parts to the imagination of the creator.

 

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Sounds good!  

My bad for misunderstanding part of it (I usually send demo, ask feedback, send demo, and so on...).
I like this format too (it is entirely up to you), it makes it more a little fun creativity competition rather than a job.

Great.

Little side note: AFAIK you cannot upload on NA images bigger than 1000px on the longer side.
Your banner requirement could be an issue, because the image will be resized by NA forum (AFAIK) to something smaller.

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Originally posted by: user

Sounds good!  

My bad for misunderstanding part of it (I usually send demo, ask feedback, send demo, and so on...).
I like this format too (it is entirely up to you), it makes it more a little fun creativity competition rather than a job.

Great.

Little side note: AFAIK you cannot upload on NA images bigger than 1000px on the longer side.
Your banner requirement could be an issue, because the image will be resized by NA forum (AFAIK) to something smaller.



I will add that bit of info in the rules about uploading. Either way, the image can be uploaded to an image hosting site. It just needs ti be displayed here to confirm the submission for fairness for all to see. In other words, no PMed submissions.  

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DISCLAIMER

The font used is free also for commercial use.
Source: http://www.1001fonts.com/camoufla...

The original image used is extremely likely under copyright.
However, given the not commercial purpose of banner and logo, I suppose is safe for you to use.
Source: http://nerdbastards.com/2016/03/2...


Answering your PM


No mysteries, I am from Europe.  
And from a not English speaking country, sorry about my lacks English wise.
The way I talked about American Football in the NES contest thread should give a clue about it.  
Since almost 3 years I am on NA, and I have good feedback and references on NA transactions by several popular members (mostly in The Brewery section).  
And however, do not fear about shipping rates, it was a fun way to spend my Sunday afternoon, in case this result is good enough for you.
I think that 40$ is way too much (or just too generous) for this little job, you do not need to.
If instead you need more fancy and time consuming contents, we can discuss it privately by PM, of course, and share the needed personal info, and make a NA transaction.


First Submission


Here my first submission, read the disclaimer above, the full banner file and all the work in progress files are in the .zip file attached.

Enjoy!  


Logo, transparent background, ie. FINAL version.



Logo, gray background demo.



Logo, contrasting (pink) background demo.




Banner, scaled down at 50% resolution.
The full scale versions (transparent background FINAL, and demo background gray and contrasting pick) are in the .zip file attached.


Comments welcome!


Cheers!  



Edit: If you have issue downloading the attachment, try http://vintage.nintendoage.com...



Edited: 04/09/2017 at 04:54 PM by user

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One submission entered! BUMP!  

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Upped the cash prize to $50. Half way to a hundred!  

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Originally posted by: Mega Tank

Upped the cash prize to $50. Half way to a hundred!


Uhm... alright, I guess my first attempt was not good enough.

Ok then, since it is about winning a prize and a contest, let's make sure to understand everything before submitting the second and last attempt.  

1. you also need an icon, what is the size of such icon? Can be a scaled down version of the logo?

2. the logo must have transparent background. What about the banner and the icon? Transparent too, or they need to have a nice uniform color or a pattern (e.g. military camouflage) filling up the background instead? I mean, banner and icon have to adapt with transparency to that gray background of the application overlapping it like the logo does; or instead they need to have a proper background filling up their full canvas (like the commercial ad banners on the internet for instance)?

3. that joker is likely under 3rd party copyright, I suppose you would prefer something which is not, correct? I mean, something that reminds joker without using copyrighted material. If so, tell me please.

I will find some time in the next days (likely before next week) to work on and propose another one, more elaborated and original, to try to match the required standards (and maybe win the contest, who knows!). since this first quick simple demo one I guess that it is not exactly what you are looking for.

Please let me know about these little details 1.2.3. above.

Cheers!