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Badge Contest
« on: May 06, 2009, 01:12:45 PM »
You know those badges you see that say I'm a member of.. or I took the handmade pledge ect.ect. well I would like to put it out there and have a contest to design our badge, so that all our members can put the badge on their blog or respective website to help promote the forum. Remember if your promoting the forum your promoting yourself also. We have been getting quite a few guests outside of our members and I hope some of you are seeing more traffic on your sites and in your shops.
Size? not sure ???
What should it say? not sure ???
What should it look like? not sure. ???

This forum is dedicated to the handmade artist and supporting handmade, so it should be along those lines.
I would like to open it up for ideas first before we put a deadline on the competition.

Some text I think it should have on it regardless is "Handmade Artist Forum" as that is our name. Then I think it should have a tag line of some sort in a smaller font like "Representing Handmade!" or "Support Handmade!" or "I'm a member of" something along those lines. Once we decide the criteria we'll open up for submissions and then eventually a poll. Just like the banner contest the winner will get a pat on the back.
I know I give out shi**y prizes ;D
Who knows maybe I'll put the members ad up for a week, but that's not entirely fair as all members do not have ads yet. Who knows I'll leave the prize up for discussion too for us to figure out.
I really hope to get a lot of response on this as it is different than the banner contest as the banner is only displayed here, this will be displayed all over the net on our members blogs and where ever it ends up. I personally have a whole bunch of places I can stick it. The point is lets think this out as a group of artists and come up with something that is unique and represents us as a whole. I personally lean towards simple so you can bet my submission will be simple. ;D

Anyway the challenge is on lets hear what you think and lets see what you got! 8)

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 09:01:23 PM »
Ok I'll start it off with my amazing creations! I figured 125x125 would be a good size to start. So step back and look at the winner! ;D

I know I know you guys are scared to compete with my greatest work of art, I even added color this time. 8)

So who's next trust me we won't laugh, we may pick but not laugh.

BEHOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 01:31:58 PM »
Where's everyone else?  Don't let Andrew's meager attempt win!!!!  hee hee

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 02:03:58 PM »
Where's everyone else?  Don't let Andrew's meager attempt win!!!!  hee hee

meager! >:(
That's a work of art! ;D
I know every one is scared of my greatest work of art ever 8) Oh well ???

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 05:01:29 PM »
I'm going to give it a try and attempt to design something this weekend.

As far as your *ahem* substandard prizes. May I make a suggestion?

Give the winner a nifty title... Like Badge Designer EXTRAORDINAIRE or some such. People like nifty titles.

I'll post my creation soon

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 07:29:57 PM »
Absolutely titles are a great idea whatever you guys want. Other than people posting the badge on their blogs, if we make it 125x125 I'm planning on running a project wonderful campaign at my expense to help promote the forum and therefore promote everyone's work. My theory is that the more exposure the forum gets the more people will be exposed to all our handmade artists and hopefully gain some sales for our members. Like I've said in some other threads this effort of uniting handmade artists will strengthen the entire industry.

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 07:30:51 PM »
Here ya go!

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2009, 07:41:00 PM »
So you go girl that's great! :o
I mean it's almost as good as mine :P

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2009, 08:02:40 PM »
Here's one with pictures

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2009, 08:07:55 PM »
Jeanne is a showoff ;D
Just kidding great work we'll see what everyone else comes up with then we will call to a vote!

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2009, 08:23:17 PM »
Jeanne is a showoff ;D

Yeppers!!!!!!!!!!!!  It took my grandson to figure out how to animate it. 

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2009, 11:28:56 PM »
I'm not too great at this kind of thing, but here is an effort from me.


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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2009, 07:56:05 AM »
Great job Haffini

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 06:01:26 PM »
This is a great idea and I can't wait to get the badge to post on my blog and shop.  Wish I could help but I don't know the first thing about making one.  Good Luck all.

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Re: Badge Contest
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 07:30:31 PM »
Great job to all that entered so far. I'd like to put a deadline on this one for next Tuesday 5/19 unless I hear any different I will put the entries up for a vote then.