Official CB Photoshop contest (in Contests)

Special J March 31 2006 4:14 AM EST

Overview --

1. A prize pool of 2 million CB will be supplied by my admin character with the following break down.

(1st) 1 million CB
(2nd) 500k CB
(3rd) 300k CB
(Best in Show) 200k.
-- Best in Show will be selected by the admins of CB.

2. Entering the contest is quite easy and quite easy to fail at doing if you do not follow simple directions.

-- Entries are to be emailed as an attachment in either JPG, GIF or PNG format to an email address that will be given at a later date. This means entries can not be submitted yet, giving everyone a chance to get their first drafts completed. The reason for this is, you get ONE entry. Once I have gotten your email that will be the only entry I accept for the contest.

3. Entries will be sent in with the following in the following format,
Subject - (Your Name Here) - Entry - imagename.
After the closing date, which will be given at a later date, I will host these images with assigned numbers. The community will vote their favorite number, this number will keep it anonymous! AND you will as well keep your entries anonymous. This keeps it from being a popularity contest.

3a. IF I find out that you cheated and told others what your number was in order to get votes from your friends I will take harsh actions against your account. So do not push me, or attempt to cheat everyone else out of the contest.

4. The subject of the FIRST photoshop contest will be
Carnage Blender defined without letters.

5. You may use a base image, but it must be altered from it's original content. Your imagination is key, I will ask the community to vote based on the depth of thought put into the image, rather than the quality of the image. On the same note, do not enter scribbles created in Paint.

Note: For those who do not own the overly prices photoshop software do not fret! Use gimp! Use Google to find gimp, follow the directions on gimp's site for installation and requirements.

Please post questions here, I will attempt to clear this up as we go along.

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] March 31 2006 4:57 AM EST

Sounds like an awesome contest! I am not really an artist of any sort, but this is tempting. I have just a few quick questions though.

First, how long is the time allowed to work on our image? I don't believe I saw any time-frame mentioned anywhere on how long this will last.

Second, I see it is called a "Photoshop Contest." Since we are allowed to use a base image, does this mean we could hand draw an image and scan it and use that as an entry? Or must this picture be created and edited through photoshop?

I think that covers it. Thanks.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 31 2006 5:13 AM EST

New Frontpage image? ;) That alone would be top prize, the 2 Mil is just gravy (Mmmmm, gravy. Northern lads love gravy!) compared to that! :D

Special J March 31 2006 3:18 PM EST

'Photoshop contest' is just a generic term given to pretty much any photo/picture/ect competition these days. You can create this image in any manner you wish.

{CB1}Lukeyman March 31 2006 5:40 PM EST

Darn, no SWF formats? :(

Special J March 31 2006 10:48 PM EST

No, no flash.

You can build it in SWF, but then convert it to a PNG ;)

Rizz April 1 2006 12:41 AM EST

any size limits? like something x something? or a reccomendation for the size?

Special J April 1 2006 1:34 PM EST

No size limits :)

Special J April 1 2006 11:25 PM EST

Those that are interested in this please let me know so I have a feel of the amount.

QBPixel Sage April 2 2006 12:39 AM EST

Interested ;)

YNM April 2 2006 12:41 AM EST

^ will win.

Special J April 2 2006 5:09 AM EDT

Not necessarily true :)

I will ask the community to vote based on the depth of thought put into the image, rather than the quality of the image.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 2 2006 5:34 AM EDT

interested i guess, id like more details as to what the image is supposed to be like tho... =/

Special J April 4 2006 2:48 AM EDT

the image would be anything you would like it to be, which is part of the contest.

Use your imagination.

stabilo [Lonesome fighter] April 4 2006 5:36 AM EDT

"Carnage Blender defined without letters. "

I drew sth., so when are you going to start this (more like in one week, in one month or next decade? ;-)



Special J April 4 2006 5:37 AM EDT

You can start at anytime you wish :)

Once enough people are interested I will come up with a hard date, for now we can assume two weeks max.

QBBarzooMonkey April 4 2006 8:37 AM EDT

I'm in. :)

Special J April 10 2006 1:33 PM EDT

One last bump for attention, the prize pool is huge here. I want to see the creative side of CB shine ;)

QBBarzooMonkey April 10 2006 3:56 PM EDT

Is there a "hard" deadline yet?

Somebody April 10 2006 4:01 PM EDT

i will try to compete, however i don't think it will be any good, but it's always worth the try isn't it !

Xiaz on Hiatus April 10 2006 5:02 PM EDT

Count me in.

Special J April 10 2006 9:35 PM EDT

The deadline is now set to 4/22/06 (or 22/04/06 for those confused types). Please read the first post in this thread to understand the simple, yet important, rules to the contest.

The email to send entries to is as follows,

please take note of the period between cb and photoshop.

As of midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (USA CST) entries will not be accepted.

I will then take those entries and do what I said above, and it might take me a few days ;)
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