The previous 3 renditions of the Clan Icons for the Newsletter & cl5 had very nice logos, with Icons designed by dai_atan, bruceswar & DiM.
They'll now be integrated into the site in a more visible fashion, and in anticipation we're holding a competition for the new design.
First, have a look at samples of three previous Icons:
The Clan Icons are based on the standard CC Avatar.
These probably give you a decent idea of what the Clan Icons have in common:
- Each is based on a clans immediately recognisable Avatar or Sig.
- The Icon may have the full name listed on it.
- Each needs the clans dedicated abbreviation
- Each has a distinctive border of some kind around the Icon.
- They are something in the neighborhood of 100 x 100 pixels.
Despite their similarities, the Icons are clearly distinctive. There is no mistaking the one for the other.
So now you know what we want:
The same, but different. Different, but the same. In other words, create a logo that is immediately recognizable as being in the same family as the others, but at the same time has a new and distinctive personality.
While the evaluation will be on individual images, the winner will need to be prepared to create copies for all clans & hopefully available for any other necessary amendments.
By the way, we also want to have a Banner to help market the event to others (and because my old signature disappeared). Signatures must follow these rules and be submitted along with the cup:
- Include a copy of your actual Clan Icon from the stamp picture (must be the same Logo).
- Must be no larger than 600 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall.
- Should be less than 500 kbs in file size.
Now, about the contest:
- You have until September 13th to create your designs and submit them to Leehar using the PM Subject "Clan Icon Design Contest" (without the quotes).
- You must host your submitted images at least until the winners are announced.
- The entries will be judged by the Clan Directors.
- The following prizes will be offered if and only if there is decent popular interest in this contest, consisting of at least 5 serious entries:
- Winner: A General Contribution medal as well as 6 months of premium membership
- 1st Runner-Up: 1 Conquer Cup entry (or equivalent value in Conquer Credits)
- Fewer than 5 serious entries will result in no runner up prize.
- By submitting an entry, you obviously grant CC and the Clan Department the right to use your graphic. You certify that this is your work. Nothing is created in a vacuum, but please no blatant plagiarism *cough cough*.
Judging by some of the signatures and avatars out there, CC has no shortage of graphical genius, so this should be fun for a lot of you.