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Title: Go Vote Now!! - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 08, 2013, 04:03:24 PM
Make sure to vote! (http://spartan1project.com/index.php?topic=3019.0)

SIP twitter icon contest is evolving!

SIP twitter icon contest has evolved into an "Official SIP Logo Contest!" That's right, we are now looking for the official logo that will be our one and only logo plastered all over the interwebs. We want this site to be recognized easily and one of the best ways for this is with a unique logo.

We've been meaning to get a logo together for some while and I started the twitter icon contest to try and spark up some ideas. We talked a bit and thought it would be neat to give the community as a whole a say in what our logo should look like. I'm going to give a fair warning before we get too excited here. While we want this to be a community effort and we do want to find an official logo, there's no guarantee that the winning logo will actually be used.

I know that sounds weird especially since the whole point of this contest is to find a logo for SIP. We want this thing to be perfect. Something that isn't rushed. If we feel the submissions aren't quite up to expectations or there's a lack of submissions we may not pick any of the entrees for official use (we will still find a use for the 1st place submission if it isn't picked). The undecided nature of this contest should be motivation alone to make the best you can! We want to find a logo to show off but we don't want it to be forced. Take some time and think about it.

Read on to the second post for a list of rules, requirements, and disclaimers...
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 08, 2013, 04:03:41 PM
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1.) Contest deadline is February 20, @11:59pm PST. The thread will be locked accordingly.

2.) Since this logo is going to be used extensively by the staff for site promotions and possible production, all submissions will be acquired by Spartan 1 Project. Please know that if you submit a logo for the contest, you are handing over your rights to the image. While you will get credit for creating the logo, we need easy and free access to advertise/alter/manufacture it as an extension of S1Ps service without seeking permission to do so. By submitting content to this contest, you are agreeing to these terms.

Because of the nature of this disclaimer, this post will remain unedited to avoid confusion/lack of understanding of such disclaimers existing before an edit took place. Please check the next post for rules/corrections added after the time of posting this contest.

3.) The logo must be relevant to our group! Not only must it be relevant, but it must also be original. This doesn't mean you can't use themes such as Halo for the logo, just make sure more work goes into it than visiting bungie.net and copy pasting a forum avatar and inverting the colors. I think it goes without saying that any and all copyrighted images should not be in your logo. We don't want our logo infringing on copyright claims.

4.) With the logo intended to be posted around the web, the dimensions of the image aren't set in stone. Just make sure that the logo can be upscaled/downscaled while maintaining its quality. We aren't looking for a banner so make sure the dimensions are appropriate.

5.) To submit a logo for entry, please make a post in this here thread with the image embedded. If you have several variations of your logo, please specify which one you'd like to enter for voting before the deadline. If you have multiple submissions, please also specify clearly which submissions you'd like to be included in voting. With the mention of multiple submissions, I'd like you all to know that you aren't limited to one submission. If you have great ideas, don't feel limited. At some point, I may ask that submissions be emailed with the original file included. Please hold on to copies of your submissions.

6.) Once the deadline is reached, I'll round up submissions and throw them into a poll. For a couple weeks, we as a community will take part in voting for our favorites. The top 3 in votes will then be sent to staff for review. Once it enters the staff voting phase, we will decide whether or not the logos in question meet our expectations.

7.) If an official logo isn't decided on, the original twitter contest rules will apply. We will still find uses for your submission. You will still be awarded with a fancy ribbon and I'll make sure to use it on our twitter/youtube/facebook/steam accounts and wherever else I can put it to use!

This is your chance to go down in history as the dude that made that sweet pic everyone looks at before joining our group! It's an awesome opportunity to get involved and provide us with content that will help better improve support for the site.

I hope to receive multiple submissions. Don't be shy to participate.. Even if you are limited to paint skills, you can at least try a concept and see if someone else can take that concept further. Have fun with this one guys. I'm looking forward to what you come up with!

Link to the original contest (http://spartan1project.com/index.php?topic=2788.0)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 08, 2013, 04:04:24 PM
Additional Contest Rules and Corrections:
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 08, 2013, 04:05:29 PM
Gallery:


(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5081/siptwitter.png)
By: JR1203

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx121/rcboards/SIPLogo.jpg)
By (lol): r c takedown

(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww34/SIPSeth/spartan1contesttestlogo2_zps31e130ac.jpg)
By: Seth

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/SIP-wip_zpsc8ef8a9e.jpg)
By: Niner

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/SIP-wip-9er-2_zpsef66d795.png)
By: Niner

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/010/5/c/sip_contest_img_1_by_liqvidinsanity-d5r1jp0.jpg?1)
By: NeoRman69

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt140/wrcfanXT/Stuff/SIP-logo.jpg)
By: wrcfan

(http://i46.tinypic.com/24g3zx3.gif)
By: SovietBeatle

(http://i46.tinypic.com/10qj77m.gif)
By: SovietBeatle

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac170/SnakeDoctor214/SIPxboxandController3_zpsde14e525.png)
By: SnakeDoctor214
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: r c takedown on January 08, 2013, 08:30:31 PM
Everyone else can stop submitting, i think this one is a winner:

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx121/rcboards/SIPLogo.jpg)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 08, 2013, 11:40:49 PM
Holy...oh my gosh... I'm just going to put my mouse down and back away from the computer. That's just too good to even continue this contest :P

Was thinking up some ideas and came up with this:
(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww34/SIPSeth/spartan1contesttestlogo2_zps31e130ac.jpg)
Nothing too fancy and unfortunately, is pixel art. While I like pixel art, I'm not too sure it matches the whole SIP vibe. It's pretty much all I can do graphics art wise. Still working on it.. This is pretty much what I thought up though!
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: ROK198 on January 09, 2013, 01:43:04 PM
Even though its pixel art I still like it. Nice and simple.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 09, 2013, 03:07:08 PM
Thanks! I tried to subtly add a little of everything that we are about. Recon helmet because that's what started this whole thing and our group does have the word spartan in it.. The achievement rings surrounding the helmet... And then the power up emblem glowing in the visor. It's still a work in progress.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on January 09, 2013, 04:43:51 PM


Was thinking up some ideas and came up with this:
(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww34/SIPSeth/spartan1contesttestlogo2_zps31e130ac.jpg)


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/SIP-wip_zpsc8ef8a9e.jpg) Here's a quick mock up for ya Seth.

Here's the Recon helmet image I used if you want to take a crack at it.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/Reach_Concept_Recon_zps175fa64d.jpg)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: wrcfan on January 09, 2013, 10:30:36 PM
I'll take a crack at this but it will take me a few weeks. I need to come up with some ideas first then take my time making it come to life via photoshop.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on January 10, 2013, 12:00:16 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/SIP-wip-9er-1_zpsbe0459f8.jpg)
So it was kind of a slow "work" day so I was futzing around with a variation of Seth's idea.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/SIP-wip-9er-2_zpsef66d795.png)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on January 10, 2013, 02:41:00 AM
That's darn awesome! Love the legendary logo with the recon helmet. That's just how hardcore we are! Feel free to run off with my concept if you'd like. I'm pretty limited in my work.. I'm a man of concepts, with 0 execution :P
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: NeoRman69 on January 10, 2013, 11:10:11 AM
i love niner's image, but i was kinda thinking more = less. scribbled in in sharpy, so i would have to clean it up.

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/010/5/c/sip_contest_img_1_by_liqvidinsanity-d5r1jp0.jpg?1)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on January 12, 2013, 08:49:24 AM
12 tips to show your logo some love (http://ww.deluxe.com/small-business/idea-hub/show-your-logo-some-love)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: wrcfan on January 13, 2013, 02:36:27 AM
I'm finding the hardest part about making the logo is picking a font.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on January 13, 2013, 04:40:11 PM
What fonts are you looking at?
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: wrcfan on January 13, 2013, 07:09:51 PM
all of them! lol That's the issue I'm having, I don't know which on to pick.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on January 13, 2013, 07:10:45 PM
lol, you could test a few here and poll the community.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on January 13, 2013, 09:19:07 PM
I have a great idea for this now.

We'll see if I can finish it tonight.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: wrcfan on January 14, 2013, 02:30:26 PM
Here's my crack at it. I wanted to make the "SIP" bigger but it seems photoshop will only allow 1289 pt as the max size for text. The master image is 1815x1887 pixels so it should be plenty big for what ever you need.

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt140/wrcfanXT/Stuff/SIP-logo.jpg)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: PeasAreEvil on January 14, 2013, 03:44:45 PM
Nice Rick. Looks good
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on January 14, 2013, 03:48:41 PM
Nicely done!
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Master of Ares on January 14, 2013, 07:19:07 PM
These look great guys. I still need to try something out.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on January 15, 2013, 01:37:02 AM
Time I take a swing at things...

(http://i46.tinypic.com/24g3zx3.gif)

PM me if you would like a different size.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on January 25, 2013, 11:42:41 AM
Good looking stuff guys!
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Flatty on January 25, 2013, 11:52:04 AM
Time I take a swing at things...

(http://i46.tinypic.com/24g3zx3.gif)
Nice Beatle!
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on January 27, 2013, 06:31:51 PM
Thanks Flatty! There is more where that came from.

I had a couple versions of this so I decided to send them to 3 people. I asked each person to vote on which one they liked the most. I'm glad I did because the one I liked the most got a whopping 0 votes lol. I guess my taste differs from everyone else! All 3 of you voted on the same thing!

Here is my second and final submission:

(http://i46.tinypic.com/10qj77m.gif)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 05, 2013, 09:07:34 PM
Submissions look good guys! Keep em coming! The deadline is coming up fast.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 08, 2013, 08:51:05 AM
Ok, Here's an attempt.  It only works in it's current setting on this forum as it's a transparent background and uses the dark grey to make everything else stand out.  On a white background a lot of colors would be reversed.

Or in that case, combining this with wrc's background would probably look better.

Either way, here it is :)

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac170/SnakeDoctor214/SIPxboxandController3_zpsde14e525.png)
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SlashingArbiter on February 13, 2013, 01:00:08 PM
One week remaining for submissions!
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: wrcfan on February 13, 2013, 07:33:22 PM
Looks good Adam.
If you want email the controller image and I try it on my background.
Title: Re: SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 17, 2013, 09:11:03 PM
3 days left!
Title: Re: 2 DAYS LEFT - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 19, 2013, 08:13:05 AM
almost there.  I'll send it to you wrc.  send me your email address in a PM

Edit:

I messed with it a bit more and came up with this:


(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac170/SnakeDoctor214/SIPxboxandController4_zpsd885d6c7.png)
Title: Re: 2 DAYS LEFT - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Flatty on February 19, 2013, 09:17:27 AM
Very cool Adam!  :D
Title: Re: 2 DAYS LEFT - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on February 19, 2013, 07:45:35 PM
Looking good
Title: Re: 2 DAYS LEFT - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 20, 2013, 08:56:32 AM
I made my own variation of your background, wrc, just to see what it looks like.  I still like your font and the overall look of yours better, but here it is.  Ok, I'm done now :)

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac170/SnakeDoctor214/SIPxboxandController5_zpsdc29d489.png)
Title: Re: 2 DAYS LEFT - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 20, 2013, 02:26:38 PM
Cool stuff! Last day for submissions!
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 20, 2013, 02:37:48 PM
I like it!

Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: NeoRman69 on February 20, 2013, 03:38:30 PM
v2. what you think?

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/051/7/e/sip2_by_liqvidinsanity-d5vmpek.jpg)
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: NeoRman69 on February 20, 2013, 06:45:35 PM
well i'm going with the upgrade v2 design for the contest, now if only i had some skill with photoshop i'd make it look really nice, lol, if anyone else wants to try to clean it up id be greatful, but i dont think there is time with the deadline being tonight... :/
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 20, 2013, 06:50:00 PM
So good!!!
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on February 20, 2013, 08:56:51 PM
well i'm going with the upgrade v2 design for the contest, now if only i had some skill with photoshop i'd make it look really nice, lol, if anyone else wants to try to clean it up id be greatful, but i dont think there is time with the deadline being tonight... :/
Defiantly can't get it done tonight, but I can still play with it later and see how it turns out.
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 20, 2013, 09:55:29 PM
@Neo
That's alright dude! This is a logo contest but more importantly, we are looking for a winning concept. While your logo may not be 100% complete, the idea and style is still there. Whoever ends up winning will most likely be asked and encouraged to work on the logo beyond what was submitted.
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 20, 2013, 11:07:04 PM
What Seth said, I don't see a pencil drawing. I see a bright/colorful logo that really pops out.

I have a great colors scheme for it. Wish I could apply it but don't have Photoshop!
Title: Re: FINAL DAY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 21, 2013, 03:06:33 PM
Alright submissions are now closed! I'm going to lock this thread for the time being. Expect polls to come up within the next couple days.
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 26, 2013, 04:44:18 PM
Alright this is really important guys. I need to make sure I have everyones submissions. If somehow I missed one, let me know within the next couple of days. Because of the amounts of concepts/ideas thrown around, I feel like I may have overlooked an official submission. Here's what my current list of submissions looks like:

JR1203
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5081/siptwitter.png)
Seth
(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww34/SIPSeth/spartan1contesttestlogo2_zps31e130ac.jpg)
Niner
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/SIP-wip-9er-2_zpsef66d795.png)
wrcfan
(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt140/wrcfanXT/Stuff/SIP-logo.jpg)
SovietBeatle 1
(http://i46.tinypic.com/24g3zx3.gif)
SovietBeatle 2
(http://i46.tinypic.com/10qj77m.gif)
SnakeDoctor214
(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac170/SnakeDoctor214/SIPxboxandController5_zpsdc29d489.png)
NeoRman69
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/051/7/e/sip2_by_liqvidinsanity-d5vmpek.jpg)

Please let me know if one of your submissions is missing! Once the poll goes up, I can't change anything.
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 26, 2013, 04:56:16 PM
I thought Niner had two.

Mine are there. I think you have everything (assuming Niner has one submission).
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 26, 2013, 05:10:16 PM
Ya that's why I'm pming everyone. I'm not entirely sure if the first one was a submission more so a concept/early draft of his later submission. I'm waiting for everyone to respond before I kick off the poll.
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Niner on February 26, 2013, 08:06:55 PM
Over all I just messed around with both. The second one had abit more time put into it though.
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: Seth on February 26, 2013, 08:15:43 PM
Cool! Just gotta hear from snake and neo and we're all set for the voting phase :D
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 26, 2013, 09:31:22 PM
I'm good.  I feel like I ripped off wrc though  :-\  If others agree, just use my submission before that one.
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: NeoRman69 on February 26, 2013, 10:49:33 PM
all good here, but can't help but feel mine is missing something... bacon!
Title: Re: ALL SUBMISSIONS VERIFY - SIP Official Logo Contest
Post by: wrcfan on February 27, 2013, 12:49:47 AM
I'm good.  I feel like I ripped off wrc though  :-\  If others agree, just use my submission before that one.
Go with it Adam. I really like that one.