The contest is over. The results will be announced on April, 7
It is well-known that our nearest plans include uNet full launch. Social connections between the users are going to be implemented there. But what kind of communication is that, if there are no gifts, presents and other stuff to express your emotions. I mean small graphic images, which can be exchanged among users (example).
We would like our presents to be the most beautiful and original. That is why we suggest all of you to become a part of gifts-creation process within this contest. This is a contest for those who can and love painting. The purpose of it is to paint an original gift for the upcoming uNet project.
Participating in the contest will not only bring you nice gifts. Your portfolio will be enriched as well.
Contest terms and conditions
We accept images (painted by you) in the PNG format (size 256х256px). They shouldn't be more than 200Kb. The background should be transparent. Or we can accept flash-animation on one of the suggested themes:
The best gift
The best image will win in this nomination. Everything will be taken into consideration: the idea and the implementation. The author of the best image will get the main prizes.
The best collection of gifts
If you feel that you have an inspiration to paint several gifts, gather them into the collection and send them to participate in this very nomination. What are the advantages of the collection? Read about it in the section prizes.
The best animated gift
The projects in .swf format are accepted into this nomination. (animated flash gifts)
Besides, each project will participate in such nominations as:
The most original gift
Select the theme you like. Then create the most unusual and original gift.
People's Choice award
The number of users' votes at the page of the project will be taken into consideration.
The author of the best project will receive a graphics tablet Wacom Intuos4 Medium (or its money equivalent) + the money reward for the best project in the nomination (see below).
Prizes for the winners of the nominations:
The best gift Three 50$ prizes + Service package/domain*
The best collection of gifts One 100$ prize + Service package/domain*
The best animated gift Two 100$ prizes + Service package/domain*
The most original gift One 50$ prize + Service package/domain*
People's Choice award One 50$ prize + Service package/domain*
*Service package/domain - at your choice: paid service package "Basic" for 6 mounths or domain for your site.
* The money will be added to you WebMoney account or to the PayPal account
Besides, all the authors, whose works didn't win in any nomination, but would be used in the uNet project in future would receive royalty for each of the painted images (50$ for each image and 100$ for each animation).
If the gift is animated, indicate the static preview anyway (256х256px; format:png, jpg). Indicate the path to the swf-file in the field “URL of the flash-gift”.
If you add the collection, make a preview of one gift (256х256px; format:png). Indicate the path to the collection in the field “URL of the gifts collection”.(format: zip,rar).
The number of projects from one participant is not limited. (if the images are of the same style, do not forget to gather them in collections)
We accept your projects till April, 1, 2011
The sources of the projects (images with the transparent background) will be seen only by the administration. The users of the website will be able to see and evaluate thumbnail previews (they are created automatically). It guaranties that your projects will not be spread on the web before the contest is over.
The preliminary results of the contest will be announced within several days after the contest is over. The winners will be contacted by the contest administration with the request to provide the images source (in the vector format or .psd)
The winners will be announced officially after it. Then they will receive prizes for winning and participating.
Remember, all the image elements should be painted by the author. Copying graphic elements of others is strictly forbidden. It will be examined thoroughly by the evaluation committee.