30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:38 pm

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To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the WiiU on March 4th, and to coincide with this year being the 30th anniversary of the series, we're having another banner competition!

The competition is open for entries now (just post your entry in this thread) and will close on Wednesday 2nd March. The winner(s) will then be chosen and announced and the new banners used for a week from March 4th.

If you want to take part, then check the out the information and resources that you need below. Feel free to let your imagination go wild, although we ask that you only use official images and art from Nintendo or art of your own creation, so no using any fanart that you find around the internet please. With that said, good luck and we look forward to seeing the standard of entries!

Rules
  • You can enter as many times as you like.
  • Entries must be posted in this thread, and the image must be saved as a PNG file.
  • Size is not strictly enforced, but you should aim to use or be around the current banner size, which is 418px × 172px.
  • It is suggested that the banner should either have a transparent background, or you should create a version matching the colour of the style it will be used with - the blue background (colour #009bc8) is used with ONM Classic and Super Blue, and the red (colour #e30018) with Super ONM.
  • The closing date for entries is Wednesday 2nd March.
  • The winning entry or entries will be chosen by the mod team.
  • Please ensure your entries follow all the usual forum rules.
Resources

Here are some resources that you may find useful in creating your banner design. Bear in mind that these are just for help - you don't have to use these templates if you don't want to! You are free to come up with an entirely different design if you wish.
SONM Banner Blank Template Transparent
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SONM Banner Blank Template Blue
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SONM Banner Blank Template Red
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SONM Small Logo
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Gamecuben font
Diskun font
Quantifier NBP font
Previous Examples

If you're in need of some inspiration, check out the SONM Banner Archive to see our previous banner designs!

Prize

The winner or winners will have their banner(s) used on the site for a week, receive a banner creator profile badge, and the banner(s) will be recorded permanently in the banner archive.

Good luck, and we hope to see some great entries!

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by RichardUK » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:26 pm

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by Nofes » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:56 pm

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Downloaded GIMP and had no idea if I'd forgotten how to use it.

Turns out I remember.

Also, if Link isn't long enough to work, let me know and I'll adjust him.
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by bort » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:03 am

man that is actually pretty much the exact same design i was going for, just give nofes the trophy

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by GuitarHero » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:57 am

I was thinking the same design too but Nofes did it any better then I could manage so its probably better someone else did it

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by beansontoast » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:29 am

Why not

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by Nofes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:42 pm

i just got gooseberry fool outplayed
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by beansontoast » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Once more with feeling

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by bort » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:21 pm

gooseberry fool

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by fluffyKittan » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:59 pm

m8 why didn't we have a banner comp for the pokemon 20th anniversary this week. That's racist.
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:38 pm

I hate pokemon

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by Aren142 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:20 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I hate pokemon
Get out of my sight.
<Kaeetayel> Go for a team entirely composed of Eeveelutions
<Princess> that's effort
<Princess> I need to buy the stones/go to rocks/make them happy/touch Eevee
<Kaeetayel> The last one doesn't sound too bad

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by samus_killer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:23 pm

30th anniversary > 20th anniversary


It's simple maths, really

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by Lor64 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:50 am

Might give this another go if I have time, but here's one design so far:

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Blue:
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Red:
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The text could probably use some work, but yeah... It'll do for now.
I would've preferred a Link's Awakening font, but the only one I could find didn't really work well. It's an italic font and I think a straight one looks better for this.

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by Scapegoat » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:51 pm

that looks awesome
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition

Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:06 pm

And we're closing entries! Thanks everyone - the standard has been super high, so we'll get back to you with the results after some hard voting in the mod room!

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:04 am

The votes have been counted, and I can now announce the winners of the SONM Zelda 30th Anniversary Banner Competition!

First up, the winner who will have their design used as the SONM banner with the default ONM Classic theme...
Lor64!

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Congratulations to Lor64 with a design that won the favour of our mod judges. Here is what they had to say:
This retro-styled design is bold, striking and captures the epic feeling of the Zelda series. The logo is worked in perfectly in a tribute to Link's Awakening that works flawlessly. Brilliant stuff.
Sometimes the simpler designs work the best, and that definitely is the case here.
Second is the winner who will have their design used with the red Super ONM theme...
Nofes!

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Congratulations to Nofes, and here is what our expert mod panel thought of the design:
The SONM logo seems like it was made for this design which stands out for its simplicity. Perfect for the Zelda anniversary.
I like the classic Link sprite with the coloured Wind Waker orbs. They fit so nice together.
Last but not least we have the winner whose design will be used as the banner for the Super Blue theme...
beansontoast!

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Here are the judges comments:
This has a lot going on, and all of it is great. Using the coloured trees to recreate our logo is a stroke of genius and the text overlaying the Link to the Past area works really well.
Recreating the site's logo with A Link to the Past sprites is more beautiful than I ever thought it could be.

And of course our winners will all be receiving profile badges in recognition of their efforts! The standard of entries this time was incredibly high and all three are very deserving winners. A big thanks to everyone who got involved - it was great to see lots of entries and as always we hope you'll take part in the next banner competition too!

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by RichardUK » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:14 am

Well done everyone, its a shame I missed out but there is always next time
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by Lor64 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:24 am

Sweet, thanks. :D

I didn't think you would've wanted to use it. The entries were all really good.

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by Sabrofra » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:56 am

Better luck next time Richard.

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by RichardUK » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:58 am

Sabrofra wrote:Better luck next time Richard.
Thanks :)
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by beansontoast » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:46 am

Nice job getting the default, Lor
RichardUK wrote:its a shame I missed out but there is always next time
you always put in zero effort and then expect to be given the time of day

why?

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by Nofes » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:55 pm

Cheers, gang.
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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by Sabrofra » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:36 pm

beansontoast wrote:
RichardUK wrote:its a shame I missed out but there is always next time
you always put in zero effort and then expect to be given the time of day

why?
Have some faith pls I'm sure he'll win one day just you wait

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Re: 30 Years of Zelda Banner Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Post by beansontoast » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:53 pm

pls no he'll believe you

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