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Since the internet gods apparently were giving me a sign to start spamming my own plugs today, I'm here to announce another small fanart contest for anyone who is interested in joining. Rock/Techno Album Cover Fanart ContestRULES:
Two categories as usual, and you are allowed to enter in both if you would like. If you place in one category, you will be automatically disqualified from the other, for reasons of fairness, and to give other people a chance to win a prize.
CATEGORY 1: ROCK
~ Album front and back cover
CATEGORY 2: TECHNO
~ Album front and back cover
When the 25th Anniversary Rock and Techno soundtracks were announced, a lot of people weren't thrilled with the concept of another Classic-only remix CD, when other series haven't gotten much love in the official mix realm. Others didn't care for the lazy CD cover sprites or bland typography. They just don't really scream "Rock" or "Techno." So your goal in this contest is to revamp the CD by creating your own album cover art that you think would better suit both a true 25th album, and give the art that "rock" or "techno" appeal. Put your frustrations to bed and prove to the world what would really make a great anniversary album!
At the moment, we don't know what tracks will for sure be on either album, but everyone has their opinion on what they would like to hear on them. The other half of this contest is to also create a back cover, showcasing the stages/themes you would like to see on this 25th Anniversary Rock or Techno album. 10 Tracks? 17? 25? You make the call.
As we're having fun with this, you do not have to use Classic Series songs or characters only. If you think this album should be more X-flavored or Battle Network-heavy, you can incorporate that into your album art and song choices. Be creative, and show us what you think would make a great CD! The back does not need to be art-intensive, but the more effort you put into your design work, the better. The judging will mostly focus on your art for the front cover, but any additional pieces created for the back (or a full-blown booklet if you want to be that ambitious) will be taken into consideration in the overall judging. Your song choices have no bearing in the judging. That would be cruel.PRIZES:
There will just be two winners for each category this time around.
* First place winner in the Rock Category takes home a copy of the Rockman 25th Anniversary Rock CD.
Techno Category winner gets a copy of the 25th Anniversary Techno CD.
* The second place winners of each category will receive their choice of a 3-month dA subscription or an Archie Comics Megaman Graphic Novel.SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Image size: Any size is OK, but please try to make your image canvas size a perfect square for the front cover. For example, 850 pixels x 850 pixels or 1500 pixels x 1500 pixels. Not 350 x 734. You have a little more freedom extending the length of the back cover.
Only submit your own work, as usual. Any character, major or minor, from any series is allowed. Participants are allowed to submit from all over the world. It's easier for me to get prizes to US entrants, because international shipping is complicated and pricey, but I'll do what I can for you guys who aren't in the States.
Kids, ask your parents' permission first, as I will need your full mailing address to send the prize.
Entries do not need to be fully colored, but it is preferred.
Please keep all your entries appropriate for most ages. No nudity or extremely suggestive sexual content in your raves and mosh pit and backstage groupie art.
Entries can either be e-mailed to me at rock2125[at]hotmail[dot]com
, or you can just PM/note me a link to your pic.DO NOT
post your pics in this thread, in your fanart threads or dA galleries until the contest is over. This is the fairest way for competitive reasons. I prefer to keep them all secret until the deadline has passed.
I'll edit a confirmed entry list in this journal when I receive them. So you won't be in the dark about whether or not I've received your entry.DEADLINE:
The deadline for this contest will be Sunday, October
7th 14th, by 11:59 PM CST
This is a couple days before the CDs release, so that
hopefully I can get the prizes to the winners as close to the release date as possible, shipping time depending, of course.
So, if you have any questions, feel free to let me know. Join in if you'd like and good luck to everyone who enters!Confirmed Entries: