Aqua-Pcs Banner Design Competition

Banner Competition

Aqua-PC's Banner Design Competition

Aqua-PCs have yet another amazing competition on, this time all you have to do is design and make a advert banner for the company. The banner can be made from flash, photoshop or even paint.

Prizes:

Flash category - Xclio2 Case:

Flash


Static category - CS-188AF Case:

Static


Paint! Category - CS-188A Case:

Paint


Competition rules:
The banners need to follow the following spec... > All banners must be 728x90
> You may pick to base the banner on Aqua-Pcs or Flow Cooling
> All banners must feature our website address (www.aqua-pcs.co.uk or www.flow-cooling.co.uk)
> You may only enter ONE category (Flash / Static / Paint!)
> You may post as many banners as you like in the thread but you may on submit 2 banners to be judged.
> ONE winner will be chosen from each category

How to Enter: E-mail your two best banners to entries@overclock3d.net with the following form attached: http://www.overclock3d.net/dwn/compform.doc

Terms & Conditions
• Only one entry per forum member. Multiple submissions from same/different forum accounts will result in immediate disqualification.
• You must be a registered member of Overclock3D Forums.
• Shipping to most countries is free, however, if you live in a remote part of the world, please check with us if any shipping charges will be incurred, we reserve the right to offer a different prize of the same value as the case if won outside of the UK as shipping for this can be very expensive.
• Competition ends 30th November 2007 at 12pm GMT.
• Normal forum and website terms and conditions still apply to your entries.

Think you have the art skills to win yourself a nice new stylish computer case? Then get over to the forum and post your banner!
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01-10-2007, 13:42:42

Aqua-Pc's
Aqua-Pcs Banner Design Competition

Hello and welcome to Aqua-Pcs Banner Design Competition, yes you guessed it we haven’t even let the dust settle from the last competition and we are launching the next one!

I’m pretty sure you can guess what the aim of the competition is by the title but for a little more background read on. You may have noticed us advertising all over OC3D and we will be continuing to do so but we are hunting for a new set of banners to feature on our new Dedicated banner

We are going to split the competition up in to categories to make it as fair as possible. Normally a comp like this would alienate a few people that do not have access to flash / Paint shop etc so here are the categories:

> Flash / animated banners – Animated banner like what we have on OC3D

> Static banners – For those without access to Flash, an example is in my sig!

> Paint! – For those that have no access to Flash / Paint shop etc this category will be judged taking humour (so make us laugh!) as the main deciding factor mean that if you cant draw to save your life (like me) you still have a chance of winning!

Getting technical:

The banners need to follow the following spec...

> All banners must be 728x90

> You may pick to base the banner on Aqua-Pcs or Flow Cooling

> All banners must feature our website address (www.aqua-pcs.co.uk or www.flow-cooling.co.uk)

> You may only enter ONE category (Flash / Static / Paint!)

> You may post as many banners as you like in the thread but you may on submit 2 banners to be judged.

> ONE winner will be chosen from each category

Now heres the interesting bit! (What’s in it for you )

On the 30th of November we will chose 1 winning banner from each of the categories. The winning “Flash” and “Static” banner will be displayed on the dedicated banner in the homepage for at least a month with the winning “Paint” banner taking pride of place in my forum sig

What you win:

Flash category - Xclio2 Case

http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/de/data/p...io2/PicBig.jpg

Static category - CS-188AF Case

http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/de/data/p..._AF/bigpic.jpg

Paint! Category - CS-188A Case

http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/de/data/p...8_a/bigpic.jpg

How to Enter:

e-mail your two best banners to entries@overclock3d.net with the following form attached: http://www.overclock3d.net/dwn/compform.doc

Terms & Conditions

• Only one entry per forum member. Multiple submissions from same/different forum accounts will result in immediate disqualification.

• You must be a registered member of Overclock3D Forums.

• Shipping to most countries is free, however, if you live in a remote part of the world, please check with us if any shipping charges will be incurred, we reserve the right to offer a different prize of the same value as the case if won outside of the UK as shipping for this can be very expensive.

Competition ends 30th November 2007 at 12pm GMT.

• Normal forum and website terms and conditions still apply to your entries.Quote

01-10-2007, 13:48:20

Yeungster
Yet again, another great competition, and so close together too!

I'm sure you'll receive some great works of art from the users of the forum...

..just a shame I'm rubbish with photoshop Quote

01-10-2007, 13:50:01

Aqua-Pc's
That’s why we made the "Paint!" you don’t need to make a masterpiece with that just make us laugh! Quote

01-10-2007, 13:58:48

FarFarAway
Oooh can I enter? My banners are on the homepage Quote

01-10-2007, 14:04:21

Aqua-Pc's
heheh nice try Quote

01-10-2007, 14:54:20

Pat123


http://upload.overclock3d.net/get.php?id=3852

Theres my first attempt, had to get my pc in there haha.. i think you sell an aphacool block dont you? lol

http://upload.overclock3d.net/get.php?id=3855

2ndQuote

01-10-2007, 15:05:46

Aqua-Pc's
wow didnt expect to see a banner that quick!

looks great Quote

01-10-2007, 15:06:23

Pat123
I have no life beside school and work hence the spare time lol.Quote

01-10-2007, 15:26:08

Aqua-Pc's
lol - well atleat you might be in with a chance of getting a free case Quote

01-10-2007, 15:41:54

Pat123
hah yeh i guess.. i posted another now

I do like your competitions tho good to see some good prizesQuote

01-10-2007, 19:01:00

Aqua-Pc's
still looking good mate and thanks for the comments we like to be a bit different!Quote

02-10-2007, 05:53:45

PV5150
Great start Pat123! What an awesome little competition Aqua-Pc's Quote

02-10-2007, 06:03:23

Aqua-Pc's
yeh lets start to get some banners posted then guys Quote

02-10-2007, 12:05:33

Pat123


http://upload.overclock3d.net/get.php?id=3868

Flash banner,

let me know what you think please

And how does this banner run for everyone? slow a first but gets going or does it run like cack all the way through?Quote

02-10-2007, 12:45:01

Aqua-Pc's
sure you can play about in the thread and only the one you enter will be judged Quote

06-10-2007, 19:07:41

timberwolf120
2 submissions in 1 catagory. Got it.

I'm not that creative but I'll give it a try.

Can't wait to see what kind of work the winners created.

Awww man, I wanted to do the www. .co.uk

lol

Oh well, I'll try and think of something else.Quote

08-10-2007, 16:03:07

theidaz
That Xclio2 Case and CS-188AF Case look wicked. I'll try to pull something out on friday. Cheers~Quote

08-10-2007, 16:12:14

Aqua-Pc's
yeh its a nice case!

the fan on the side is MASSIVE lolQuote

08-10-2007, 16:13:57

theidaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
yeh its a nice case!

the fan on the side is MASSIVE lol
Too bad there isn't any dust filters Quote

10-10-2007, 13:44:13

timberwolf120
You can always make your own dust filters.

Just curious. If it isn't any trouble at all, can you tell me if you recieved my submission?Quote

11-10-2007, 00:04:01

theidaz
Yeah, of course, you can always make your own, but when you're not a handy man, things get complicated Quote

11-10-2007, 03:29:13

Aqua-Pc's
Back on topic please guys - LETS SEE SOME MORE ENTRYS!!Quote

11-10-2007, 13:19:42

timberwolf120
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='theidaz'
Yeah, of course, you can always make your own, but when you're not a handy man, things get complicated
I think I heard someone suggest (in a modding forum) that panty hose works. Just cut off a piece, stretch it, and screw it on with the fan screws.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
Back on topic please guys - LETS SEE SOME MORE ENTRYS!!
I know I asked this already and I am not trying to be pushy. But did you get my submission? I just hope I didn't make a stupid mistake like typing the e-mail address incorrectly.

Thanks you.Quote

11-10-2007, 18:40:17

Aqua-Pc's
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='timberwolf120'
I know I asked this already and I am not trying to be pushy. But did you get my submission? I just hope I didn't make a stupid mistake like typing the e-mail address incorrectly.

Thanks you.
I would PM XMS to check that he received it ok Quote

12-10-2007, 06:06:57

Phunky
Do you have a PSD Version of your Flow Logo?Quote

12-10-2007, 06:30:39

Phunky
http://images.phunky.co.uk/flow.jpg

Never mind i had a stab without it Quote

12-10-2007, 17:18:25

timberwolf120
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Phunky'
http://images.phunky.co.uk/flow.jpg

Never mind i had a stab without it
That looks cool!

How did you make that background?Quote

20-10-2007, 09:05:43

Aqua-Pc's
Looking awesome guys!

Dude to my hols and preparation for i32 in the next few weeks we are extending the deadline until the 30th November!

So get those entries coming in!!Quote

20-10-2007, 15:37:34

timberwolf120
That is a very generous deadline extension!!!Quote

21-10-2007, 14:12:38

Aqua-Pc's
Yeh, we have had to move it past alot of commitments we have as we are now entering our pre-xmas rush and we also have alot of custom projects and LANs taking place in November it also give you guys more then enough time to get creativeQuote

21-10-2007, 19:34:31

raidersforever01
Thanks so much for the extension i was going to enter but college kicking my butt so i don't really have the time to sit down and make something.Quote

22-10-2007, 03:47:05

Aqua-Pc's
Now you do :PQuote

22-10-2007, 16:07:55

raidersforever01
Yes now i do pure awesome you get a Quote

31-10-2007, 12:01:05

Phunky
oooooh its been extended i may see if i can spin another one off if i get a spare 5mins.Quote

16-11-2007, 01:24:22

flashpuma
Any chance of money off an order If i enter and win the competition?

I have just purchased a case for my new PC build already but could do with money off an order with you if I did win for some water cooling stuff I would order from you.

Banner will be on way soon Quote

16-11-2007, 04:00:03

Aqua-Pc's
Hi Mate, prizes are set im afraid Quote

16-11-2007, 16:57:41

flashpuma
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
Hi Mate, prizes are set im afraid
Oh well... Can always sell a case, if I'm lucky, on ebay, if I just post what i've done so far with a banner. I'll see if i get time to work out a way to upload it.Quote

16-11-2007, 23:20:07

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='flashpuma'
Oh well... Can always sell a case, if I'm lucky, on ebay, if I just post what i've done so far with a banner. I'll see if i get time to work out a way to upload it.
OC3D uploads. That'd be my choice Quote

17-11-2007, 07:34:48

flashpuma
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
OC3D uploads. That'd be my choice
Brilliant!!!! Off to work now but my banner design will be uploaded tonight. Can you upload a few versions or have to pick just one to upload on this competition thread?Quote

17-11-2007, 22:51:32

flashpuma

20-11-2007, 06:16:13

Brooksie
Nice banner flashpumpa - But it's a bit slow isn't it? Quote

20-11-2007, 06:45:02

flashpuma
yeah. Only did 4 frames and slow for a cool calming wave effect. Can easily be altered, more frames added or speeded up. But rushed it as not that keen on a case i don't need and believed it to be only 1 entry per member so just entered it with 2 background to show it can be easily altered anyway.Quote

26-11-2007, 18:34:50

Azza
Only have paint so here is my first go...

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...aquapclogo.jpg

more to come. Quote

26-11-2007, 19:15:37

Aqua-Pc's
Thats what i like to see a bit of paint action going on!

im crap with graphics too :PQuote

26-11-2007, 19:44:58

Azza
Just spent the last 20min or so on this one.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...quapclogo2.jpgQuote

26-11-2007, 20:38:18

duke
heres my efforts i think its fairly obvious which category it belongs in!

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/3...coolingvm4.pngQuote

27-11-2007, 12:38:31

Brooksie
http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/27.../aqua_logo.jpg

I had a stab at it.

Might do another one later though

Oh and Mullet if you read this - your loop is to sexy so I had to put it in there

Second one:

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/27...aqua_logo2.jpgQuote

27-11-2007, 14:53:21

Mullet
Very flattering Brooksie... if you are victorious in this competition I assume I am going to be receiving royalties??

Looks good tho tbh....the bloooo header bg colour matches the coolant colour....very nice...not that I'm biased in any way at all ....Quote

27-11-2007, 14:55:03

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mullet'
Very flattering Brooksie... if you are victorious in this competition I assume I am going to be receiving royalties??

Looks good tho tbh....the bloooo header bg colour matches the coolant colour....very nice...not that I'm biased in any way at all ....
Yeah I got the eye tool in photoshop and found a nice colour Quote

27-11-2007, 16:20:37

flashpuma
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Brooksie'
Yeah I got the eye tool in photoshop and found a nice colour
nice banner Brooksie but the slogan... a PC should never be wet... WET and water cooling a PC just don't go together. They suggest leaky items. Not something Aqua PC would want to promote. See you gone for the same layout as previous banners Quote

27-11-2007, 17:10:41

flashpuma

27-11-2007, 17:29:55

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='flashpuma'
nice banner Brooksie but the slogan... a PC should never be wet... WET and water cooling a PC just don't go together. They suggest leaky items. Not something Aqua PC would want to promote. See you gone for the same layout as previous banners
Tell that to Pascal then He was the one that suggested the slogan Quote

27-11-2007, 17:31:57

flashpuma
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Brooksie'
Tell that to Pascal then He was the one that suggested the slogan
Pascal - you've been warned LOL.

Brooksie - when did he suggest it to you? I thought this was a competition?!?!Quote

27-11-2007, 17:53:18

flashpuma

27-11-2007, 19:21:07

Aqua-Pc's
it is a comp but i have no problems with you requesting where to find logos etcQuote

27-11-2007, 19:29:25

flashpuma
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
it is a comp but i have no problems with you requesting where to find logos etc
Just found it strange you told someone entering the competition a good slogan to use and enter with. Especially when they are a previous winner of another recent competition. You can see how it would appear... but i'm not trying to suggest anything other than how it looks. No worries.

No I won't request any help myself. LOL. If logo's were readily made available to everyone through this Competition thread at the start I would have used them fairly before starting though.

No worries. Good luck everyone with the Competition. Quote

27-11-2007, 19:33:59

Aqua-Pc's
The reason it was not made public is its not our official slogan as of yet Quote

27-11-2007, 20:23:58

flashpuma
Ok... I got you. Here is my final submission to the Competition then Pascal.

http://homepage.virgin.net/flash.panther/aqua.jpg

© 2007 Andrew MillerQuote

28-11-2007, 02:38:45

Brooksie
Reason I asked - I thought he already had a slogan and i'm crap at creating ones lol.Quote

28-11-2007, 06:12:48

Aqua-Pc's
Just as a reminder guys make sure you have also e-mailed in your submmissions

"How to Enter:

e-mail your two best banners to entries@overclock3d.net with the following form attached: http://www.overclock3d.net/dwn/compform.doc
"Quote

28-11-2007, 07:07:19

flashpuma
Banners sent Quote

28-11-2007, 11:12:26

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
Just as a reminder guys make sure you have also e-mailed in your submmissions

"How to Enter:

e-mail your two best banners to entries@overclock3d.net with the following form attached: http://www.overclock3d.net/dwn/compform.doc
"
Sent Quote

28-11-2007, 12:21:03

Pat123
I entered mine at the beginning of the comp.. you guys still got em? lol. Ill send again if notQuote

28-11-2007, 21:08:01

cube
Well I suppose being a web dev will help in this so i will get one done - on a sidenote, does the document need to be attached? I don't have Microsoft Word you see so cannot open the .doc file.Quote

28-11-2007, 21:56:51

cube
Well how is this for my first go?

Forgive the watermark... you get the idea anyways

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/29...486/banner.jpg

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/29...04/banner2.jpgQuote

29-11-2007, 07:08:14

cube
Tried again and I think this version is even better, but I have already sent off the one before as my entry...d'oh!

http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/29...57/banner3.jpgQuote

29-11-2007, 08:06:51

Finky
Just found out about this, last day aswell. do i also have to email my designs or just post here? here they are anyways.

Design 1

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...ky_C/Aqua1.png

Design 2

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...ky_C/Aqua2.pngQuote

29-11-2007, 08:11:46

cube
Wow they're great! Yeah I only found out about this yesterday haha... still you never know

DAMMIT! Just realised my banners are 782 instead of 728!!! Aaaargh... can I please resize and send again??Quote

29-11-2007, 08:21:27

cube

29-11-2007, 08:21:55

Aqua-Pc's
yup please e-mail in all banner / correctionsQuote

29-11-2007, 09:21:34

cube
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
yup please e-mail in all banner / corrections
Right I will email in my two corrected versions then no problem.Quote

29-11-2007, 14:18:16

FarFarAway

29-11-2007, 17:39:15

cube
Ooooh nice one - that background is ace on there Quote

29-11-2007, 18:05:53

Azza
Sent my form in. Quote

29-11-2007, 18:13:12

cube
Like I said before guys I have sent you the banners is an email but I cannot open the form as I do not have microsoft word to open it with. Is there anything on the document I need to fill in? If so I can simply email you the details.Quote

29-11-2007, 18:14:30

FarFarAway
Surely if you dont have word use wordpad or even openoffice??Quote

29-11-2007, 18:17:25

cube
Hmm... there may be a plan there lol - bear with me.

EDIT: Wordpad doesn't work so I will download openoffice and send in another email with the form attached asap.Quote

29-11-2007, 18:48:18

Aqua-Pc's
no worries mate you have till 12 tomorrow

EDIT: heres what the form wants:

Forum Username:

E-Mail Address:

Full Name:

Address Line 1:

Address Line 2:

Address Line 3:

City / State:

Post / Zip Code:

Country:

I hereby certify that the information I have provided above is correct, and that this is my only entry into the current Overclock3D competition.Quote

29-11-2007, 20:36:54

cube
Sorted - I just hope you have received the emails now lolQuote

30-11-2007, 07:15:20

Azza
Who be the winners Pas?Quote

30-11-2007, 07:30:20

Aqua-Pc's
Winners will be announced shortly

i would like to thank you all for entering Quote

30-11-2007, 09:36:58

cube
Aaargh I can't stand the suspense! Haha - good luck to everyone! Quote

30-11-2007, 10:15:15

Phunky
Awww bummer im not sure if i emailed mine in all them weeks ago!

roflQuote

30-11-2007, 11:02:20

Brooksie
cmon hurry up lol..Quote

30-11-2007, 11:03:00

flashpuma

30-11-2007, 11:08:04

Aqua-Pc's
Ok Guys its that time......

The winners are as follows:

"Paint!" Winner is - Duke

Even though limited to a basic package your entry gave a clear and simple message, having parts of it hand drawn was a nice touch.

"Static" Winner is - Phunky

Very nice use of colours, good clear message and eye catching background.

For the Flash banners we have had to do something slightly different as no one entered a flash banner via e-mail we have judged the ones posted in this thread (please remember judges decisions are final). Although this was a very close call the final vote which decided it went to.......

"Flash" Winner Is -Pat123

Nice use of flash to make the water effect we also like the moving text and the fact you used your own cooling in the banner.

That’s a wrap guys I would like to say think you to everybody that entered, and we are always looking for good designing talent so if you have free time PM me

If the Winners would be kind enough to PM your address then we will get your prizes out to you on Monday Quote

30-11-2007, 11:08:43

Brooksie
gratsQuote

30-11-2007, 11:10:47

Phunky
ooooh i won something yay!

I need to send you a differnt delivery address than my home one, needs to be sent to my work Quote

30-11-2007, 11:11:38

flashpuma

30-11-2007, 11:29:51

duke
woooooooo i never win things

thanks guys im over the moon Quote

30-11-2007, 11:44:49

Pat123
Woooooo thanks alot guys, made my day you have.. Quote

30-11-2007, 12:37:36

Aqua-Pc's
hehe no worries and congrats again guys!Quote

30-11-2007, 13:23:02

cube
Well done guys! A little upset (and though it sounds nasty, I'm kinda surprised) that I didn't win, but I gave it a good shot - and seeing Phunkys very clean and simplistic banner I can see why he won - so well done Quote

30-11-2007, 15:13:45

rollover, pudding
oh poooo

i missed it. XD

ahhh, here's mine anyways... i thought it was ending later tonight :P dunno where i got that idea from...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../aqua-pcs4.jpg

welldone to the winners, though :]Quote

01-12-2007, 19:46:41

duke
I must ask, was I the only person to enter the 'ms paint' category? Quote

01-12-2007, 20:10:30

PV5150
Congrats lads...well done Quote

01-12-2007, 20:15:51

Azza
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='duke'
I must ask, was I the only person to enter the 'ms paint' category?
No I entered aswell.Quote

01-12-2007, 20:26:14

nepas
wish i had noticed this sooner,any chance of advance notice next time,lolQuote

01-12-2007, 20:52:20

PV5150
It's been running for 2 months! Plus there was a news article reminding everyone about the competition.Quote

02-12-2007, 07:21:59

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
It's been running for 2 months! Plus there was a news article reminding everyone about the competition.
i know,i forgot about it until the last minute,and wanted to blame somone else rather than admit it was my own faultQuote

02-12-2007, 07:38:23

Aqua-Pc's
lol - like the excuse Quote

02-12-2007, 07:51:16

duke
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Azza'
No I entered aswell.
Ah well that's my theory on how I won out the window then!Quote

02-12-2007, 07:55:22

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
lol - like the excuse
thank you Quote

03-12-2007, 13:10:23

Aqua-Pc's
Ok guys winning banners should be rotating on our dedicated banner shortly :PQuote

05-12-2007, 17:18:55

Pat123
Got the prize thanks alot Quote

05-12-2007, 18:37:08

Aqua-Pc's
no worries Quote

05-12-2007, 19:34:47

duke
ditto, cheers aqua pcs!

gonna turn it into a linux media server when I get round to it Quote

05-12-2007, 19:36:11

Aqua-Pc's
sounds great get some pics up when you can Quote

06-12-2007, 10:09:30

Phunky
Indeed got mine when i cam back to the office after lunch No i need to find a way of getting it home on the train along with all the xmas presents :S

Thanks v.much will be replacing my trusty Cheiftec Dragon that i've used for around 5-6 years :SQuote

10-12-2007, 04:51:03

Phunky
Gutted Put everything in the new case on Saturday only to find that my heat sink was way to big for the case with the side panel fan

So had to take it off - but of course this case is small so air flow was a bit "tight" and caused my system to overheat like crazy

So ended up rebuilding my PC in my old case last night!Quote
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