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Serated
03-17-2011, 10:44 AM
Here, you may suggests new contests, or themes for them.


Below is a list of previous SOTW themes.

SOTW 1: Freestyle
SOTW 2: Stock Preset
SOTW 3: Text Preset
SOTW 4: Anime Preset
SOTW 5: Suck up to the Mods
SOTW 6: Cat Girls
SOTW 7: Movies
SOTW 8: Crossovers
SOTW 9: Fairy Tales
SOTW 10: Music
SOTW 11: Stock Preset
SOTW 12: Video Games
SOTW 13: Text Preset
SOTW 14: Love
SOTW 15: Anime Preset
SOTW 16: Horror
SOTW 17: Typography
SOTW 18: Black and White
SOTW 19: Freestyle
SOTW 20: Stock Preset
SOTW 21: Christmas
SOTW 22: Duos/Twins
SOTW 23: Product Placement
SOTW 24: No Anime
SOTW 25: FlashD
SOTW 26: Animals
SOTW 27: Text Preset
SOTW 28: Everyday Objects
SOTW 29: Stock Preset
SOTW 30: Freestyle
SOTW 31: Bunny Suits
SOTW 32: Human Females
SOTW 33: Artist Emulation
SOTW 34: Numbers
SOTW 35: Collaborations
SOTW 36: Styles
SOTW 37: TV Shows
SOTW 38: Abstract
SOTW 39: Summer Time
SOTW 40: Barack Obama
SOTW 41: Sprites
SOTW 42: Western Cartoons
SOTW 43: Comic Books
SOTW 44: Photoshop Defaults
SOTW 45: Sell Me Something
SOTW 46: The 1970s
SOTW 47: Vectors
SOTW 48: No Photoshop/GIMP

Meenah
03-21-2011, 10:14 AM
:'3 I got ideas of mine and copy+paste it from the stuff I sent to you earlier. Lol.


-Pokemon (not just Pokemons, even the human characters can work too)
-Disney (Pixar counts... anything Disney related, duh. Its so obvious)
-Nickelodeon (iCarly, All That... yada yada, those can count too, or various of others)
-song titles
-lyrics (maybe it can also work with song titles)
-still life (not animals, maybe cars, plants... those stuff)
-manga colouring (they have to find a manga to colour over photoshop and create it into a signature)
-a country (something to represent a country, ie. England, America, Egypt, etc. I think you should limit on the Japan thing, I think a lot of people will do it or it'll be over done. meh)
-babies/children (self-explanitory?)
-dA artworks (before submitting in the artwork, show that we have permission to use the artwork for the signature as of proof and use the artist's name somewhere in the signature)

Bulf
03-22-2011, 10:16 PM
Nintendo (lol)
Typography, since we haven't seen that in a while
Fixed size
Non-square sigs/Funky Borders
Yourself
3 Dimensional
Color Preset
Letter Preset (you can ONLY use that one letter and no extra text, excluding AG.net. Renders can still be used)
Abstract
No C4D's
Vector Only (excluding the render)
Your Username (Abbreviations can work too)
Propoganda
Animated
Sprites
An Element (has to represent water, air, fire etc.)
Collaborations
Memes

I've been holding those back for a while so....feel free to take a pick xD These can go for any of them besides DOTM in most cases.

Des
03-23-2011, 08:37 AM
Graffiti.
Been wanting to suggest that for a long time :P
I`ve seen some very creative ways to use graffiti in tags and want to see more.

Light Buster
03-23-2011, 09:37 AM
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed

These need to be represented by all means necessary.

Des
03-23-2011, 10:09 AM
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
These need to be represented by all means necessary.

No it doesn`t
Hot Pursuit is a boring game.
Haven`t tried the other one obviously.

If any car game need to be represented it`s Test Drive Unlimited 2.
It`s an mmo car game where you can do alot more then just race cars.

But having a theme for only one racing game is weird, so the theme should be Racing games(cars)

Serated
03-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Just wanted to throw this out there for future reference. The theme needs to be as obvious as possible; if an entrant sends me something, and must give me an explanation to what the entry is/represents; then its a bad theme.

Would also like to mention that many of these themes have already been used, while I am not against reusing them is presents either a bias issue or lack of entry issue. Obviously, if I rerun a theme and you've won the previous contest in which it was used, why would I host it again? Secondly, if I rerun a theme and you didnt enter, why should I run it again if you didnt?

Light Buster
03-23-2011, 02:36 PM
No it doesn`t
Hot Pursuit is a boring game.
Haven`t tried the other one obviously.

If any car game need to be represented it`s Test Drive Unlimited 2.
It`s an mmo car game where you can do alot more then just race cars.

But having a theme for only one racing game is weird, so the theme should be Racing games(cars)

I don't find it boring unless you don't have any friends.

I guess your suggested theme is better, expands a lot more options there.

Des
03-23-2011, 02:54 PM
I don't find it boring unless you don't have any friends.


Oh I have friends on PS3, but they only play like 4-5 of the games I play, mostly Black Ops :P
And I`m bored with BO.

Anyways, how about:
Fix an old tag.
Like take a tag you`ve made and do something more to it, could of course be one that you actually think is unfinished.

galaco
03-23-2011, 04:00 PM
Nintendo Pokemon
Typography
Non-square sigs/Funky Borders (big bucket of win here)
Your Username (Abbreviations can work too) (Mega ultra win, this is probably my favourite)
Animated (Good but kind of diffucult)
Sprites (I would die of happiness)
Memes (Hell yeah)

I've been holding those back for a while so....feel free to take a pick xD These can go for any of them besides DOTM in most cases.

The quote has been edited by me.

I would adore a vertical theme just saying.... another good theme would be American comics. So yeah.

Light Buster
03-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Oh I have friends on PS3, but they only play like 4-5 of the games I play, mostly Black Ops :P
And I`m bored with BO.

Anyways, how about:
Fix an old tag.
Like take a tag you`ve made and do something more to it, could of course be one that you actually think is unfinished.

O_o Really?

How about comic characters?

Serated
03-23-2011, 04:47 PM
Hey, guys, this thread is for suggesting themes or contests, stop flooding it with your discussions. Just because I ahvent run a contest doesnt mean you cant make a signature of what is suggested here. So knock it off....

Zenister
03-25-2011, 12:49 PM
So, I know I've mentioned this before, but I thought I would again, since the time is swiftly approaching.

I'm the graphics/art head moderator on a site called Anime League, and in about a month (end of April), we're hosting a giant GFX tournament with multiple graphics forum sites like AnimeRender, OtakuCenter, and AboxCafe. Basically, each site picks "champions" to represent them in the tournament - they can be universally-agreed-upon great GFXers or just whoever signs up first, and then they all compete in different rounds until a winning forum is declared. The grand prize for winning the tournament is $50 and some serious super bragging rights for both you and your forum.

The point of this is, if AnimeForum wants to participate, we're officially inviting you.

Ωmega
03-25-2011, 09:53 PM
So, I know I've mentioned this before, but I thought I would again, since the time is swiftly approaching.

I'm the graphics/art head moderator on a site called Anime League, and in about a month (end of April), we're hosting a giant GFX tournament with multiple graphics forum sites like AnimeRender, OtakuCenter, and AboxCafe. Basically, each site picks "champions" to represent them in the tournament - they can be universally-agreed-upon great GFXers or just whoever signs up first, and then they all compete in different rounds until a winning forum is declared. The grand prize for winning the tournament is $50 and some serious super bragging rights for both you and your forum.

The point of this is, if AnimeForum wants to participate, we're officially inviting you.
...can anyone join, or does the site need to agree on a representative?


As for ideas: how about American cartoons? Shows like PPG, Samurai Jack, Flapjack get so little love ;_;

Zenister
03-26-2011, 01:31 AM
Depends on what you guys decide.

I'd like to make a thread for this on here and ask for participants, but it's up to you guys.

galaco
03-26-2011, 12:44 PM
Okay, how about we make the next theme April 1st or something funny to celebrate the holiday?

Serated
03-27-2011, 07:53 PM
Added a list of the SOTW themes used in the past. Also keep in mind that I can re-use themes if they serve an interesting purpose; like Collaborations, Suck up to the Mods, Artist Emulation, etc.

Meenah
03-28-2011, 02:22 PM
Collaboration? As in pair up with someone and make a signature with them?

galaco
03-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Collaboration? As in pair up with someone and make a signature with them?

Now that I think about it, forgot all of the other themes and let's do collabs and it would be good for users too, getting them out of their comfort zone and in to new things. o_O;;

Zenister
03-29-2011, 03:03 PM
Serated, would it be cool with you if I put up a sign-up thread in about a week or so for the Multi-Forum-Site GFX Tournament? It's going to begin around the end of April when us college kids are free for break.

Serated
03-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Serated, would it be cool with you if I put up a sign-up thread in about a week or so for the Multi-Forum-Site GFX Tournament? It's going to begin around the end of April when us college kids are free for break.



Um, no? You havent even asked for my, or any other Mod's approval. I don even mingle with any other GFX sites so I dont know anything about this and I think you are jumping in too quickly. The current SOTW barely gets 10 votes a week, I think we should first bolster our own activity before we start involving other forums; mostly because this isnt a Graphics website, its an anime website. I've been trying for years to get more people involved to do things like that, but we lack serious levels of participation, and if that doesnt change, I dont see that happening in the future.

Zenister
03-29-2011, 07:40 PM
I was just asking for your approval. That's what that was.

Also, my site is not a graphics site as well. It's a whole big forum full of other things.

Also also, this would be an awesome opportunity for you to establish those connections with other sites that you said you don't have. And the sign up thread would obviously have all the information that you're missing.

Sorry if you thought I was stepping on your toes, but I don't think it's fair for you to tell people they can't compete if they want to. I've already gotten PMs from people who are interested in joining in just from the post I made in here. Considering we can't gauge participation without making the thread (how can you say people won't want to join in if they don't even know about it yet?), you're shooting this idea down preemptively. The tournament is going on whether you acknowledge it or not, so why not let your members make up their own minds? I'm sure they'd all like to decide for themselves. We only need about four people, and considering your complaints about activity, winning the tournament would bring your site the advertising you need to bolster activity.

But hey, if it makes you more comfortable, I'll take on the GFXers who want to participate as freelance instead of associating them with AF specifically. They'll still get to participate, and you won't have to deal with a scary sign up thread. Unfortunately, your forum also won't get any of the glory, but them's the breaks.

I'll shoot Kaitou a PM about it now. Thanks anyways.

galaco
04-03-2011, 08:18 PM
I just thought of an interesting theme. Best Use of Transparency or Transparency. o_o

Serated
07-02-2011, 11:31 PM
Just wanted to drop this idea out here.

I recently received the idea of having a Signature of the Year, competition. The user who suggested the idea didnt have a lot of thought placed into how it works, and how it will be determined, who would win, etc. But I just wanted to let you all know that I do think that I will give that a shot later in the year if time allocates it.

Rainbow Crash
07-03-2011, 08:23 AM
I think it'd be too complex to have a SOTY. I think you'd have to vote the best signature of the month out of the SOTW's winners for that month and then get the 12 best signatures from each month to be voted on for SOTY. If you're going to try this idea I say start it in 2012 rather than back tracking and starting it in the middle of the year. Seems like a nice idea though.

Themes?
Color preset- use a majority of one color
your photography- Feature any image you took yourself in your signature.
Japanese Food- Yeah.. Self explanatory.

That's all I can come up with ATM. I should be packing for the 6 hr drive home in an hr and I'm not ^^;

Serated
07-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Well, I came up with this idea for the Signature of the Year. I want this competition to display the absolute best stuff people can make. So instead of it being like a normal contest, I give you themes, some people win, some lose; I would give a collection of like 3 themes, and you work at them on your own pace. Also, you select any 2 signatures you had made from beginning of the year onwards, and you submit all 5 of those tags together as one solid entry.

Bulf
07-03-2011, 02:10 PM
Drawing of the Fortnight maybe? DOTM takes too long, and I'm sure no one needs an entire month for one drawing.

MAybe Banner of the Month or something too.

Archaic Devices
07-29-2011, 08:59 PM
Continuing where Serated left off on the themes:
SOTW 49: Transparency
SOTW 50: Illustrator
SOTW 51: Harry Potter
SOTW 52: Vocaloid
SOTW 53: Serated
SOTW 54: Ace's photography
SOTW 55: Sucker Punch
SOTW 56: Angry Birds

galaco
08-02-2011, 05:26 PM
If you made a Vocaloid theme then you MUST have an UTAU theme too. v_v

Rainbow Crash
08-02-2011, 05:51 PM
vocaloid and singing are too much music related for now.. IMO..

Kaitou+
08-12-2011, 09:38 PM
Kaitou (me).http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff286/nfforums/pictureem0.gif