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12-13-2012, 08:38 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Win a Pentax lens for in time for Christmas: banner design contest! (ends 12/20)

Want to win a lens for Christmas? I'm going to run a quick contest featuring the Pentax 35mm as the prize, or another lens of similar value if you already have the 35mm (vintage lenses included).
Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Wide Angle AF Lens #21987 21987




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So what's this contest about? It's simple: design the best PentaxForums.com banner to win! The PentaxForums.com Facebook page is in need of a new cover photo, and I thought why not let our members design it!

The best submission will be used as the new Facebook cover photo (as determined by the site staff), as the author of this submission will win the lens!

Here is our current cover photo, the one which your submission will be replacing:

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Name:  facebookpage.png
Views: 6417
Size:  395.6 KB
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Submission Guidelines

1. Banner must be submitted in lossless .png or .psd format
1. The aspect ratio must be 850 (w) : 315 (h), so a 850 x 315 pixel image is what you should be submitting (can be scaled down, etc.)
3. Our logo should be located on the right 1/3rd of the photo, similar to what's currently there. Feel free to move it up or down as you see fit
Note: if you end up not using the logo or placing it elsewhere, your submission may still be accepted if it is otherwise very appealing. You will be notified via e-mail if your banner is rejected.
4. You may not include others' photos in your banner without explicit written permission from the author. Pentax press product photos are generally in the public domain
5. The banner should be appealing to our general site audience
6. Strong recommendation, but not a requirement: include photos of Pentax gear in the banner!

Here is the logo you should use in the banner:


How to Submit

Simply e-mail your banner to Name:  contact.jpg
Views: 10959
Size:  24.9 KB
You will receive a reply confirming your submission was successful.

This contest closes on December 20th, so that we can get your lens delivered to you on the 24th, in time for Christmas! Non-US members: allow up to 2 weeks for delivery, subject to customs fees.

Note regarding the prize: if you already have the DA 35mm lens, we will be able to get you any vintage lens listed on ebay, our marketplace, Adorama, or B&H, up to $150 in value. Prize will not be issued as cash or a gift card, terms subject to change at any time.

By entering this contest you agree to allow us to use your submission as our facebook banner at any time.


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12-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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I have to do this this weekend...
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This is a really cool idea for a contest! I'll have to see what I can whip up.
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The logo is ugly...

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The logo is ugly...
Make a better one and I'll send you two lenses

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only png or psd ?
i don't have Adobe Photoshop - i'm making such small projects in Inkscape
Can I send SVG file instead PSD ?
If not, I'll send exported PNG file - that's no problem.

And one more question about picture size - it has to be strict 850px x 315px or aspect ratio 850x315 (e.g. 3400px x 1260px)

Thanks for answer
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only png or psd ?
i don't have Adobe Photoshop - i'm making such small projects in Inkscape
Can I send SVG file instead PSD ?
If not, I'll send exported PNG file - that's no problem.

And one more question about picture size - it has to be strict 850px x 315px or aspect ratio 850x315 (e.g. 3400px x 1260px)

Thanks for answer
SVG is fine as it's not a compressed format, and larger files are fine also, as long as they conform to the aforementioned aspect ratio when scaled down.

How are you going to store our logo in SVG, though- would that require it to be traced and converted into a path, or do you plan on pasting it in afterwards?

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SVG is fine as it's not a compressed format, and larger files are fine also, as long as they conform to the aforementioned aspect ratio when scaled down.
kk - that's fine

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How are you going to store our logo in SVG, though- would that require it to be traced and converted into a path, or do you plan on pasting it in afterwards?
i've traced the logo using "Trace Bitmap" option from Inkscape - it's fine for me, but it would be better if i had original logo in vector graphics ;-)

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kk - that's fine


i've traced the logo using "Trace Bitmap" option from Inkscape - it's fine for me, but it would be better if i had original logo in vector graphics ;-)
QuoteOriginally posted by opiszon Quote
i've traced the logo using "Trace Bitmap" option from Inkscape - it's fine for me, but it would be better if i had original logo in vector graphics ;-)
If it's not a perfect trace, then I would just paste the logo in after you're done with everything else- definitely don't want things to look distorted. Unfortunately, I don't have the original vector graphics for the logo. Wesołych Świąt btw

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ok - i would try to do my best

thanks for Christmas wishes and Wesołych Świąt/Merry Christmas to You all
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Hi Adam,
Just curious as to why the logo has to stay on the right hand side ?
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Hi Adam,
Just curious as to why the logo has to stay on the right hand side ?
I agree with that question. The logo, as it is, is heavily weighted to the left (huge red P), so it screams to be on the left side of the banner. Just basic composition rules, but I'm preaching to the choir on a photography site

Another question: is it one submission per member or can we submit more than one idea?

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4. You may not include others' photos in your banner without explicit written permission from the author. Pentax press product photos are generally in the public domain
Hi, does this mean that I can use pictures from Global Site | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING ?
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Make a better one and I'll send you two lenses
Sweet...the 35mm and the DA* 16-50? I'm on it.
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Great!! I will work in on the weekend!!!
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