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2nd January 2007, 09:36 PM
KoC Skin contest:
We, the gua administration have recently decided to create a new KoC skin and portal for the forum. As such we are looking for the help of the graphic designers of the greater gua community. We decided to open a contest to the public to create some artwork for the page. Among the items we are looking for are a logo, images of beings of the KOC races (elves, dwarves, humans, and orcs), and possibly some textured background images. We are looking for a dark background based color scheme; black or a textured black background. For an example of a portal page please see: http://www.giveupalready.com/index.php?&page=rp
Contest Rules:
1. Copyrighted images are strictly prohibited.
2. Original work only; it isnít some other photoshop artist competing it is you.
3. Sexually explicit, or in any other way inappropriate, as deemed by that administration will result in immediate disqualification and possible repercussions.
4. Images must be submitted via GUA PM to ChickServ (either URLs or attachments).
5. Contest ends January 9th, and winners will be announced on the 10th.
6. Contest will be judged by Krystin, ChickServ, and the KoC moderation team.
7. The final skin is subject to modification by the Giveupalready administrative staff; and will be constructed from your images by the Giveupalready staff.
The Prize:
- You will win recognition from the KoC community by having your nickname placed in a credit at the bottom of KoC portal page.
- You will win a fabulous prize, to be announced.

3rd January 2007, 03:01 PM
I don't think a week would be enough time to make a nice high quality skin and make it work. I don't do skins so what do I know? :hide:

I am assuming that we are allowed to post ideas here.

If we are looking for a KoC skin, I think it should look like the main skin of KoC. The KoC Skin is basically black so the skin should mirror that.

I think the forum/subforum list should be white and make it look as close as possible to the KoC interface list (command center/attack/armory ect)

The buttons that show hot topic and replied topics should be shields. I recommend the hot topic shield to be humans, the not hot topic shield to be dwarves/orcs and closed topics should be Elves with a lock on it.

So thats my suggestion, any comments?

3rd January 2007, 04:10 PM
I don't want a full skin out of people, I just want a few images for one, I will make the skin. Anyhow, there are no real limitations on submitted images; if you submit more than what I want I will consider using some of those images.

4th January 2007, 07:02 AM

These are the four main sheilds in KoC. I advise using these as buttons or as anything else you can think of.


The text and backround of the forum list would look nice if it looked like this. (replacing command center with whatever forum you need.)

4th January 2007, 08:01 AM
Not positive but pretty sure that would be copyright infringement.

4th January 2007, 09:34 AM
Not positive but pretty sure that would be copyright infringement.

Yes you are correct MrSquiggles.

And those would kind of be big to use for buttons don't you think?

And it's a contest so you win a fabulous prize... Stop giving the opposition ideas.

5th January 2007, 10:57 AM
And those would kind of be big to use for buttons don't you think?

Can you post a list for the buttons you need? I might give it a shot...