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Poniverse Logo Design Contest

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I teased Poniverse, our new "supercommunity" that will unite and integrate MLP Forums, Pony.fm, and our various other pony fan projects, when I announced that MLP Forums will be attending BronyCon. In fact, we will be attending BronyCon as Poniverse.

 

But Poniverse can't get out there and face the world without a logo. So we're reaching out to you, the community, to create one for us! The winning logo will become an integral part of Poniverse's identity, and will be used on the Poniverse websites, our BronyCon booth and panel, future apparel and merch, and everywhere else we need a logo.

 


 

How to enter

Attach your logo to an email and send it to logo.contest@poniverse.net. The deadline is 11:59 PM PDT on May 19, 2013.

 

This contest is open to everyone: you do not need to be a member of MLP Forums/Poniverse to enter. If you know anyone who's artistically minded and might be interested in winning some cash, share this post with them!

 

Rules

  • SVG, AI, or EPS files are preferred.
  • High-resolution PSD, PNG, or other image-type files will be accepted as well.
  • We will request the source file(s) for the winning logo, so please don't throw them out!
  • There is no limit to how many logos you can enter. However, you can only win one prize.
  • In your email, include the names of all fonts used. If you downloaded any of them from the Internet, include links to where you found them as well.
    • Of course, you're welcome to forgo a font and create your own letters, too.
  • Do not use any official My Little Pony assets. That means, no canon ponies/characters/locations/etc.; however, you're more than welcome to use generic pony silhouettes that aren't recognizable as any of Hasbro's characters.
  • Do not post your submission on this thread.  Only submit your designs via the email provided.  Any and all posts that contain your logo submission will be removed.

 

Prizes

  • 1st Place: $100, everlasting glory, and your design becomes Poniverse's identity!
  • 2nd Place: $50 and everlasting glory.
  • 3rd Place: $25 and everlasting glory.

The lucky three will have their logos showcased on MLP Forums and announced to our mailing list (~10,000 people!) with links to your deviantART account, Twitter profile, or anywhere you want. Prizes will be paid out via PayPal in Canadian Dollars (they can be converted to your local currency if you're outside of Canada).

 


 

Get creating! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. img-1420303-1-biggrin.png

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Updated submission cut-off date.
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Well, I was looking for a way to get involved in the community, this might be a way to do it. Definitely going to take a crack at this. :D

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Two questions that weren't covered:

  1. How big do you want this logo to be?
  2. What's the deadline on this?

Those seem to be kinda' important things to know. :P

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pfft, prize in Canadian dollars, might as well give me Monopoly money. I can't even spend these! I am not Canadian.

 

Just to note, vectoring in Photoshop can make a PSD file with vector graphics. So it isn't a completely wasted format.

 

Perhaps also talk about what extremely high res could mean. 3,000 x 3,000 could do.

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Two questions that weren't covered:

  1. How big do you want this logo to be?
  2. What's the deadline on this?

Those seem to be kinda' important things to know. tongue.png

 

1) Ultimately, we're looking to get a vector out of this, which can be scaled indefinitely. If a winning entrant provides a raster image, we'll have it traced by a vector artist. So, the size doesn't matter too much, as long as it isn't microscopic. If you're working in a raster environment and have no idea what "not microscopic" is, a minimum of 1000x1000 pixels would be a good place to start. But again, because the final logo will be vectored, it really doesn't matter that much.

 

2) 11:59 PDT on May 14, 2013. I knew I forgot something. :blush: This has been added to the OP.

 

pfft, prize in Canadian dollars, might as well give me Monopoly money. I can't even spend these! I am not Canadian.

 

Just to note, vectoring in Photoshop can make a PSD file with vector graphics. So it isn't a completely wasted format.

 

Perhaps also talk about what extremely high res could mean. 3,000 x 3,000 could do.

 

You can convert CAD to Euros, you know. :P

 

As outlined in the contest rules, PSD is an acceptable format. I would prefer vectors whenever possible, but we're in a position to vectorize raster images if needed.

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This seems absolutely amazing! I am looking foward to entering the competition (and winning hehehe. Just kidding.) This will be fun!

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I'll join in! Since I'm a signature maker. Oh, and can I ask you for a vector of your OC, Feldo? You'll be honored I hope. If you can, any other staff have your OC vector, I'll use this. You can send me vectors until 7:00. via PM

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I really like making logos randomly, so you can pretty much guarantee a submission from me.  *Pull out paper for ideas* GLHF everyone.

EDIT: are multiple logos accepted?

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Hell ya, time to get to work.  This should be fun.

 

 

 

Ultimately, we're looking to get a vector out of this, which can be scaled indefinitely. If a winning entrant provides a raster image, we'll have it traced by a vector artist. So, the size doesn't matter too much, as long as it isn't microscopic. If you're working in a raster environment and have no idea what "not microscopic" is, a minimum of 1000x1000 pixels would be a good place to start. But again, because the final logo will be vectored, it really doesn't matter that much.

 

 

By raster images do you mean sketches? And does that mean that someone will vector any sketches submitted?

Because I don't have any good ways to vector the sketch that I might submit.

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I really like making logos randomly, so you can pretty much guarantee a submission from me.  *Pull out paper for ideas* GLHF everyone.

EDIT: are multiple logos accepted?

 

Read over the contest rules carefully:

 

 

 

There is no limit to how many logos you can enter. However, you can only win one prize.

 

You may submit as many logos as you wish before the contest closes, but only one of them can win a prize.

 

By raster images do you mean sketches? And does that mean that someone will vector any sketches submitted?

Because I don't have any good ways to vector the sketch that I might submit.

 

A raster image is any kind of image that is composed of pixels. If the image's dimensions are in pixels and it gets blurry/pixelated when you blow it up, it's a raster. Vectors have no concept of pixels and always look good at any size.

 

Although we prefer digitally made logos, I don't want that to stop any good concepts/ideas from entering. If you submit a sketched logo and it wins, we'll make a vector out of it.

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Sent you a email. Hope you like it, Feld0! It's specialized for you. Many more to come. The more, the better the chance! Can't wait to find out who finds!

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One question that hasn't been answered in the OP or in the replies so far: Are we welcome to use a new sort of OC or your OC (by your I mean Feld0's) in a style slightly different from the show's?

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Okay, I conjured something up. I think it looks fantastic when you have the make time in mind.

 

Here it is:

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Can I have my 100 bucks now? img-1369822-1-UNZJLhS.png

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I think it is definitely worth a try. I might have something interesting in mind. It has been a good long while since I have done any type of logo work.

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What are the size limit of the logo dimensions? And file size?

Just in case we need to cut down the measurements or something.

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Oh damn, I just got a sweet idea for this. Expect a last-minute entry from me. I have a lot to finish up, but there's beauty in my idea's simplicity.

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One question that hasn't been answered in the OP or in the replies so far: Are we welcome to use a new sort of OC or your OC (by your I mean Feld0's) in a style slightly different from the show's?

 

You're welcome to use anything as long as it isn't recognizable as a pony from the official show. With that said, I personally suggest sticking to generic pony silhouettes if you're going to have an "OC" in your submission, as they don't imply a specific association with any one pony.

 

 

 

What are the size limit of the logo dimensions? And file size?

Just in case we need to cut down the measurements or something.

 

There are no limits on dimensions and file size. You should not be having to cut down anything to submit your entry. If you run into any specific issues, email or PM me and we'll work something out.

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This sounds fun! I'll definitely do it when I have time. I need to start practicing my art skillz more than I usually do, I have been slacking on that recently.

 

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I'm SO entering this. I have the tools AND several concepts already coming to mind. This is going to be wicked.
You say you'll be requesting the source files of the winning entry, so does that mean you won't mind a downsized file emailed(to save download/upload data and time)?

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I quite like how i was emailed this which is one of the only ways to bring me back onsite. You trying to tell me something feldy? wink.png

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You say you'll be requesting the source files of the winning entry, so does that mean you won't mind a downsized file emailed(to save download/upload data and time)?

 

You may send in a downsized file if uploading the source files presents a serious issue; however, if you feel comfortable submitting your source files directly, that would be preferable, as we can then judge the logo in its fullest glory. Our mail server can handle pretty huge attachments, so don't worry about difficulties on our end. tongue.png

 

If the file is too big to comfortably send via email, get in touch with me privately and I can provide alternate submission options for you.

 

I quite like how i was emailed this which is one of the only ways to bring me back onsite. You trying to tell me something feldy? img-1422096-1-wink.png

 

Mass email ftw. I use that tool sparingly, but it's a powerful one.

 

Yes, I'm trying to tell you to enter the contest, Tag. wink.png

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Sadly not the artistic type myself, at least not in the way of drawing anything, but just wanted to say that this is extremely cool and I wish the best of luck to anypony who participates!  Can't wait to see the winner once the contest is over!!! biggrin.png

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Oh I'm so joining this. :D Sounds like a fun contest.imgonnabesoseriousaboutthisthough

 

Some questions, does the logo have to be on a transparent background? Because sometime backgrounds are unneccesary when you use in on something like, a website header or something...

 

Time to sharpen my Photoshop skills :P

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I'd love to enter, but I could only really do it for fun, as I don't really have a Paypal... :P Of course, I highly doubt I'd win, anyway. xD

 

Still, I can't wait to see the winning logos, and I might design one just for fun anyway. :P

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Ok, I know I'm going to sound stupid, but I have two things to say/ask:

 

1. I'm too young to have a Paypal account, and my parents aren't a big fan of mlp contests... So what about that?

 

2. (Here's the really stupid one) Source files? What? Is that like a .pdn or a Manga Studios file?

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