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Contest $20 if you can design a nice banner (468x60)

Discussion in 'Design Contests' started by Foggy, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. #1
    It's to go on an Internet Business website.

    Target audience: Visitors to the site who are also webmasters (i.e. they own their own site or blog)

    What I want to achieve: I've got a lot of useful content on my site, I want to tell them that if they can win cash rewards for talking about any page on my site and linking back to it.

    What happens when they click the link: They will get directed to a page that explains what they can win and how they can win it.

    KB size of banner: No exact requirement but not ridiculously large, please.

    I'm hoping I'll get some nice designs. If any are good enough to use I'll pay you $20 (if there are multiple winners each one will get $20). Please check my itrade, I'm a good guy and you'll get payment.
     
    Foggy, Sep 16, 2009 IP
  2. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #2
    I've been getting questions by PM asking for tagline and site name. There is no tag line specified.
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    freybear3 Peon

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    #3
    [​IMG]

    my entry
     
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    chlopzmazur Active Member

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    #4
    My entry:

    [​IMG]
     
    chlopzmazur, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  5. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #5
    Thanks, guys.

    Feedback:

    freybear3, the size I need is 468x60 so I take it we can scale yours down. The "Experienced People" text doesn't need to be there at all. It doesn't actually add anything to the banner except branding. I'm thinking we could use the space better to a) grab the attention of a specific type of visitor: owners of websites and blogs and b) to suggest that recommending this site is all they need to do to get money.

    Also, every webmaster who posts a link back wins (subject to conditions described on the destination page). It would be great if the banner didn't give the impression that there's one big prize and clicking only enters you into the prize draw.

    chlopzmazur, same points. Maybe you can find some eye-catching way to say "like this page? link back to it and get paid" or something to that effect.

    Some animation on the banner would be good.
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  6. mangobyte

    mangobyte Active Member

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    #6
    Hi,

    Here is my entry..

    [​IMG]

    Feedback is highly appreciated..

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
    mangobyte, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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  7. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #7
    A few changes and I'll accept this entry as my first winner. I'm still looking for some more. Please keep them coming. And try to keep them as different as possible from the first winning entry.

    mangobyte, here are the modifications needed: Can we remove the "win" and "cash"? Everybody who provides a valid linkback will get paid. So maybe
    "Are you a webmaster or blogger? Give your visitors a useful link & get paid!"
    ... or something like that.

    Also, can that particular screen stay on a bit longer? Keep the timing on the middle screen unchanged. And speed up the "click here" screen a bit.

    I like the "subject to terms and conditions...". Yes, I don't want them creating the link before they've read what type of link qualifies for the payment.

    One other change:
    "Just talk about any of our website pages with a link back on your website" could be condensed to "Recommend any page here on your site or blog"
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    Smith15 Peon

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    #8
    ^ mangobyte
    the picture to the right of the header is watermarked!
    Foggy, you may have some infringement issues :/ if you dont act over it now
     
    Smith15, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  9. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #9
    Thanks for that headsup, Smith15.

    mangobyte, I'm disappointed in you. Please replace that image and point me to the source when done.
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  10. mangobyte

    mangobyte Active Member

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    #10
    Hi Foggy, there will be no image copyright issues as if I get selected I will formally purchase it for your banner.. Let me know..

    Btw, I have updated my entry in last posting.. Pls see and reply.. thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
    mangobyte, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  11. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #11
    mangobyte, thanks.

    One small change. Please make the click here screen timing a little bit longer. Leave the others as they are. And sort out the image, of course. Please post again rather than altering a previous post. Then I'll PM you.
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  12. mangobyte

    mangobyte Active Member

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    #12
    Foggy, I have PMed you with the updated banner design and have purchased the image just now..
     
    mangobyte, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #13
    Please everyone, post your images in here and the amended images in here as well. A few people are sending me links via PM. I'd rather provide feedback in the thread so everyone can read it.

    This isn't an issue of a single winner so you don't need to worry about anyone stealing your idea and winning the prize.

    Mangobyte, payment made, but post the image in here.
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    freybear3 Peon

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    #14
    [​IMG]
     
    freybear3, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    #15
    I changed - "Every webmaster" to " everyone"
    [​IMG]
     
    freybear3, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  16. mangobyte

    mangobyte Active Member

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    #16
    Here is the winning entry of mine..
    [​IMG]
    Thanks to CH..

    Payment received.. And I have sent all the related files to CH's email address.. An iTrader is following..
     
    mangobyte, Sep 17, 2009 IP
  17. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #17
    freybear3, this is an improvement over your last one. However, there's too much of text on one screen and there's no animation. I like the term "free money". I like the large "Webmasters and Bloggers" (though I'd prefer it in non-italic font)
     
    Foggy, Sep 17, 2009 IP
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    xara Peon

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    #18
    My entry:

    [​IMG]

    Feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
     
    xara, Sep 18, 2009 IP
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    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #19
    Thanks!

    Screen 1: Blogger with a capital B
    Screen 2: "Think our site in great?" - modify that to "Like This Site?" Keep the colour of text unchanged
    Screen 3: Change top text to just "Post a link to us". Remove the "&". Make all text bigger.
    Screen 4: Change the small text to read just "Read terms and conditions"
    Please also demonstrate to me here or in PM about image copyright of the girl and PC picture.
    Please post the revised image in this thread.

    With those changes, I'll accept this as the second winning entry. I'm still open to more entries.
     
    Foggy, Sep 18, 2009 IP
  20. xara

    xara Peon

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    #20
    Thank you for the feedback. I made the changes. Sorry about the delay, I've been looking for the website where the image is taken from. Unfortunatelly, I couldn't find it anymore, so I can't show you any copyright for it. I changed the image with another one, this one is free. You can check it here :

    http://www.photorack.net/index.php?action=showpic&cat=89&pic=16913. (I'm new to DP and I'm not allowed to post links yet.)
    Hope you like it this way too and sorry again for the inconvenience.

    [​IMG]
     
    xara, Sep 18, 2009 IP