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BHW Logo Contest $100 Prize - Ends Sept 22nd

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Diamond Damien, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    BlackHatWorld.com is going to have a two week long contest for the best looking web 2.0 logo/ header design.

    This is your chance to make a lasting impression and show off your skills to people!
    The winner will receive $100 cash prize via paypal plus a lot of fame on BHW :D
    There are no size and color requirements so you do not have to follow any of the current colors on BHW.
    I have made suggestions of images I liked but feel free to use something totally different.
    The image or picture could be a spider or could be a a girl ect...
    Once we have a new logo in place the forum style and colors will be built around the logo.
    If you have a design for a new navbar / menu bar by all means do it up too!
    Contest ends September 14th, 2008

    Please submit your work in the posts below.

    Incorporate one of these below...or use some other image you find.

    Some from istock:
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo...s-concepts/2482727-world-globe.php?id=2482727
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo...cess/5880834-world-in-the-hand.php?id=5880834
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo...629775-news-world-south-africa.php?id=6629775
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/locations-and-travel/5487190-planet-earth.php?id=5487190
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo...-globe-glass-africa-and-europe.php?id=6199159
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo...landmarks/6225784-silver-globe.php?id=6225784

    Could try something different and use a sexy image
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo...y/sexuality/4618942-submission.php?id=4618942
    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_clo.../sexuality/4613846-back-riding.php?id=4613846

    some from monstertemplates:
    http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/10660.html
    http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/19088.html
    http://www.templatemonster.com/swish-templates/13751.html
    http://www.templatemonster.com/wordpress-themes/20052.html

    Good luck!
    -Dave


    Some Questions People Had:

    Where should you submit designs?
    Submit the designs in this thread. Please do not pm the designs.
    The winner will need the original psd and jpg.

    Will you get to vote on them?
    I really want to get the new logo up as soon as possible but
    if I can not decide I will pick out the best ones and let the community vote on them. (This will happen on Sept 15th.)
     
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  2. wealthy199

    wealthy199 BANNED BANNED

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    Cool Dave, I'm a pretty ave designer but I'd love to give it a shot.
     
  3. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Yea I'm excited. Give it a shot if you'd like. I have also posted this on DP forums and will post potential designs for BHW members to see.
     
  4. fulleclipse

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    Sweet little contest Dave!! Just a quick ? where would you like us to submit the design to?
     
  5. neilparnham

    neilparnham Junior Member

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    i will be entering this, i take it its, that bit at the top with the money and person, would you like the original psd and png as well as jpg from the person whom wins, cheers neil.
     
  6. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    Dave,

    you should put the submitted designs up in a gallery so we can all view them....maybe a voting system too!:):)
     
  7. InfoPIP

    InfoPIP Junior Member

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    5 mins work:

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    Constructive criticism please :)
     
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    i think the design is lame
     
  9. neilparnham

    neilparnham Junior Member

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    i just noticed you have spelt email marketing wrong on the side nav bar
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Here's what I put together real quick

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  11. neilparnham

    neilparnham Junior Member

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    Decided to have a little play around with the design:

    view http://www.uk-1.info/blackhat/index.htm
     
  12. TheChronicles

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    i like it, but the colors are too bright for it too be a blackhat forum ;)
    A little bit more of a dark side and id say it would be perfect.

    But thats just me.
     
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    Ah nothing great so far, need something pro looking....neil nice shot at the forum I would say it needs some updating as well black and yellow isn't that easy on the eyes.
     
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    Personally I think the banner looks pretty tight, but for some reason it gives me a porn vibe. Anyone else feel the same? I don't know what it is, but the sparkle on the logo just reminds me of a porn site.

    But to be honest I think it looks cool.

    Light blue and gray are a little hard on the eyes though.


    I really like contests like this. Not only to help spark ideas but it brings out some great designers that I might use in the future ;)
     
  15. Radz

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    This is actually Good Skin... At this point i would advice to expend this contest to "New Logo & New Forum Skin"

    Personally I like the Logo of BlackHatUniversity, Linux's Red "Hat" OR Similar could be used in Logo, Just an Advice

    Cheers..!!
     
  16. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    1-9 for your Keyword goodluck
    Will we get to vote on them?
     
  17. neilparnham

    neilparnham Junior Member

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    hi thanks for comments, this is what i would consider stage 1 , i.e. throwing something out then seeing what comes back, main thing you seem to say is the colour, so i will do several different colour designs, i usually do the psd designs and then let some programmer div everything, but with this it would be , do the graphics all seperate and then play around with the page to show what i like and then the owner would then have to recreate the design structure on the server , would be the same with any new skin anyone made, where as with just a simple header obviously its just replace the image, another thing that must be seen into is the size, cant go over crazy on the design as this is a popular forum and it will cost a ton over time.
     
  18. neilparnham

    neilparnham Junior Member

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    i think you should get someone like designfxpro http://www.designfxpro.com/mascotdesign.html
    to design a mascot for the site
     
  19. easymlmpro

    easymlmpro Registered Member

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    Here's my idea.

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    Pretty cool how I changed the colors of the letters huh? I was also thinking about doing some cool variations on a semi regular basis based on world events and holidays. Sure it's simple...but hey I think it's got some real potential.

    Hey...who put that TM on my picture?
     
  20. wealthy199

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    Here's mine:

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