Announcement – Kill The Messenger Cover Art Contest – The Search Continues... (100 SBD in Prizes)

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This was suppose to be a post announcing the winner of the "Kill The Messenger" Cover Art and Thumbnail and Banner Contest but after much debate we were unable to come to an agreement on a winning submission.

Here's the link to the original contest last week where we offered:

50 SBD for Winning Cover Art (Thumbnail for Itunes, Spotify, ...)

50 SBD for Winning Banner (Header for Twitter, Instagram, ...)



Close But No Cigar


So here we are, we have yet to find a suitable thumbnail and banner for our track

Kill The Messenger


I think this is more of a case of us not being specific enough in terms of what we were looking for and not so much the entries themselves.

I’ve run a number of contests in my time on the platform with minimum guidelines that have been quite successful while allowing for maximum creativity. However, in this case I should have been more specific from the start in order to get everyone on the same page. So, I apologize for my lack of foresight here.


That's the bad news.

But the good news is this means that the contest is still yours for the taking!



Now What?


Since we found that there was no clear winner, we're going to start over but this time provide participants with a better idea of what we're looking for. Also, what we're not looking for.

Last week, many of you made some great submissions with some great concepts. Now, I know most of you are not graphic designers by trade but your submissions have helped us see what we really wanted out of this contest.

Before going any further, I'd like to point to several entries that were on the right track and with a little tweaking could very well be selected as a winner.

@thoughts-in-time
@yusaymon
@ramengirl
@jejes
@putri12
@jayboi
@allseeingewe

Other entries tended to focus on more violent imagery, which considering the name of the track and the situation is understandable, but bloody headshot images are not what we're going for.

Somehow the contest produced a number of colorful Gifs, but we made no mention of creating Gifs in the original announcement. So, it would seem that we failed to clearly communicate our needs.

After some reflection, another thing that struck us was that perhaps some artists are apprehensive about contributing to projects they view as overly political.

Though we respect this position we’d like to reiterate that the #Unity4J and #FreeAssange campaigns cross political lines and neither are driven by left or right ideologies. It is a matter of human rights not an endorsement of a particular political perspective.

#Unity4J is aimed at restoring Julian Assange’s human rights




What We’re Looking For


What we’d like to see are Thumbnails and Banners that are:

  • Clean
  • Elegant
  • Uncluttered
  • Trim, but stylish
  • Clear color scheme

What we’re not looking for

  • Gifs
  • Cluttered imagery
  • Bloody / gory images


We feel that ‘less is more’ and that thumbnails and banners that are simple and easily recognizable are ideal.

For instance, the official #Unity4J banner provides a simple and elegant example

unity4J-twitter-banner.png

Another decent example could be something like this -



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It's a good idea to search for the optimal sizes for banners and thumbnails with some quick searches.

An ideal Twitter banner, for example, is 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall (2018).


https://blog.snappa.com/twitter-header-size/

EDIT - ITunes Thumbnail sizes

Ranges from 1,400 pixels x 1,400 pixels to 3,000 pixels x 3,000 pixels (max)

Thanks to @thoughts-in-time for some info on this



KTM Contest Repeat

Contest Categories


There are two prizes for this contest and we’ll award 50 SBD to the winning submission for these 2 categories:

1) Cover Art / Thumbnail for “Kill the Messenger”

  • The Cover Art will be used as a Thumbnail on Itunes, Spotify and other mp3 and streaming sources.

2) A Social Media Banner / Header for “Kill the Messenger”

  • The Banner/Header will be used on social media platforms to promote “Kill the Messenger” such as Steemit, Twitter, Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

  • The Banner should be made available in different formats to suit different social media sites.

    Note: It is possible for a contestant to win both of the 50 SBD prizes

Bonus @v4vapid upvotes for select participants!


Rules


Create ORIGINAL Cover Art and/or Banner for “Kill The Messenger”

Make a separate post to showcase your art

You must resteem this post to be eligible for prizes

You must use the lead tag ‘killthemessenger’

Deadline is at 7 day payout of this post (UTC - Tuesday July 24 12:00:00 2018)

Briefly explain why #Unity4J is important to you

Clearly Identify which category you want your art to be considered for

  • Cover Art
  • Banner - (Must contain several formats)
  • Both – (Must contain several formats and Cover Art and Banner should be mutually distinct)



New and Revamped Entries are Welcome!

For those that participate but are not chosen to win a prize, there are still sizable upvotes in the mix for decent entries.

If you’d like to connect with us on Discord to discuss your submissions we’d be more than happy to give you some feedback.

Thank you for your understanding

Good luck !!

Check out Kill The Messenger on the Music Blockchain - Choon

https://choon.co/artists/jamesgetsit/




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OK, extended deadline and new possibility to think of something, @v4vapid :)

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Running against time but here's our entry for the contest. There's a lot of good competition! We hope you like it!

Here's our post with all the design proces and our submissions for the two parts of this contest:

1) Cover Art / Thumbnail for “Kill the Messenger”
2) A Social Media Banner / Header for “Kill the Messenger”

[ESP/ENG] Diseño para #Unity4J / Design for #Unity4J (SoundTrack: "Kill The Messenger")

Thank you for giving the opportunity to the community to be part of your project.

Sir @v4vapid, is our last entry still counted as entry or not?

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To answer your question, no.
We liked a lot of the entries including yours, but since nothing really stood out as a clear winner we feel it's best to resubmit an updated version or make a new one. It's up to you what you'd like to do :)
Thanks and good luck!

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Okay.. Thank you for your respond!

Well, this changes things doesn't it! Can all the genius graphic designers move to the front please...thank you!

I'll just wander off into the background now:)

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give it another try. it is all about the message.
I see how my first entry failed to get the message slightly wrong for insiders and massively wrong for outsiders, even though it depicted what the bad guys really want..
However I do hope that others pick up on the stuff that I did get right. :-D

Not yet sure if i'm able to join round 2 myself as 'life' has other plans with me....

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I will have an attempt at it again...I was just being a little sarcastic:)

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I'm curious what everyone comes up with

Glad you're giving your former contestants a chance to tweak their creations for another chance to win! I don't have the slightest idea on what I would do for the contest, but It's great to see you and others standing up for Assange. Hope you find a winner soon! :)

@v4vapid, If I create a new entry, will my previous entry be eleminated?

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Hi @putri12, since we liked a lot of the entries but nothing quite stood out as a clear winner for us the idea is to improve/remake the original entries or to submit a new one entirely.

It's up to you what you'd like to do ;)

Good luck!

well, now that everything is clearer can make new proposals with much more quality, elegant and clean, transmit what you want to express, I hope you like it, good luck to everyone!
https://steemit.com/killthemessenger/@ramses.ber/new-participation-kill-the-messenger-cover-art-contest-a-more-elegant-and-clean-work

COVER
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BANNER
banner killl.png

I just found this out, i may not participate, but someone for sure like me just saw it

Today is my lucky day!!! I have a second chance? because I have another proposal


Go Yu Go!

Here's my 2nd Entry For Cover Art / Thumbnail for “Kill the Messenger”

https://steemit.com/killthemessenger/@jejes/2nd-entry-for-cover-art-thumbnail-for-kill-the-messenger


#ITUNES THUMBNAIL DESIGNS

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#YOUTUBE THUMBNAIL DESIGNS

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These designs are for the Cover Art / Thumbnail for “Kill the Messenger” song co-written and released by @jamesgetsit and @v4vapid which you can listen to here.

My entry for cover art 400 x 400 px
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The contest is very big and really fascinating
I hope to share it with you

This is my participation for Social Media Banner / Header for “Kill the Messenger”

The Banner/Header will be used on social media platforms to promote “Kill the Messenger” such as Steemit, Twitter, Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

EXPERIENCE.jpg

FACEBOOK COVER PROPOSAL

KILL THE MESSENGER(1).jpg

INSTAGRAM COVER PROPOSAL

Until Choice.jpg

SOUNDCLOUD BANNER PROPOSAL

Why #Unity4J is important?

From its own word "unity", we know that it has a value and importance. Through this project, people can now speak its rights freely to help and support Julian Assange. Humanity must practiced and used human rights that helps every individual to protect all people from political, legal and social abuses. In this generation, social medias are much more influential in the community all over the world.
Human right exists in morality and in law national and in international levels. Assange needs our unity with this matter for he is truly an innocent man being subjected into not fair treatment. We should stand and speak for our right together to free Julian Assange but first we need to know first what rights we are standing and fighting for. Government now a days sometimes let humanity being blind with what is really the truth. Their complaints with a concept of justice incorporates the measure of impartiality and equality.

-@wews

This is my participation for Cover Art / Thumbnail for “Kill the Messenger”

The Cover Art will be used as a Thumbnail on Itunes, Spotify and other mp3 and streaming sources.
Link to my POST

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ITUNES THUMBNAIL PROPOSAL

KILL THE MESSENGER(2).jpg

YOUTUBE THUMBNAIL PROPOSAL

Why #Unity4J is important?

From its own word "unity", we know that it has a value and importance. Through this project, people can now speak its rights freely to help and support Julian Assange. Humanity must practiced and used human rights that helps every individual to protect all people from political, legal and social abuses. In this generation, social medias are much more influential in the community all over the world.
Human right exists in morality and in law national and in international levels. Assange needs our unity with this matter for he is truly an innocent man being subjected into not fair treatment. We should stand and speak for our right together to free Julian Assange but first we need to know first what rights we are standing and fighting for. Government now a days sometimes let humanity being blind with what is really the truth. Their complaints with a concept of justice incorporates the measure of impartiality and equality.

-@wews

My social media banber for kill the messenger.
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kill the messenger, unity4j

You can read what i have to say about killthemessenger by clicking here

I cant wait to see who wins this one! I'll be standing by for this! 100% upvote from me as always!

Can i drop a new entry @v4vapid

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For sure, you can make a new entry or redo the first one. Whatever you like, thanks.

Fair play.

The prize on offer is pretty sizeable and I think worth you guys getting exactly what you want.

Good luck all!

interesting posts, I agree with the description in your article, and very useful for all steemian

I had idea since I saw original post. Unfortunately, I'm really crappy with drawing.

My idea is face of Julian as projection of truth with all kind of manipulators trying to cover his mouth...

Julian face as projection and in the light projecting Julian face we see images of people who are hurt by this system (poor people and similar images)

Trying to cover his face is some kind cancer with tentacles. That cancer is also some kind of projection. In light projecting that fear we see logos and similar signs, war and other symbols representing conspiracy trying to shut him up. All the tentacles are going for his mouth, but two of tentacles are trying to capture whole light projecting Julian.

That is my idea, but yes I know, it's hard to describe picture in my mind with words. I wish I know how to draw or at least use advance picture software.

I will be participating again, there is an opportunity to develop more creativity and place more love and enthusiasm to support this musical artistic project.

kill the messanger

@v4vapid I liked the concept of this contest

Nice

Oww :) i really think that Mine was great...well.... .. goodluck:) :)

I would have done with this, but then I remember how awful v4vapid was to me and now that I see Suzi and Voss all are being hella rude I to have to be clear and say it's sad you were able to infiltrate them. They should have stuck with real patriots. Thanks for all the credit, it's been wonderful watching you take everything I do and act like your cool. Doxx

now everything is clearer, thanks for specifying a little more friend!

I was the 111th vote. Derpwoot!

We'd like to participate in your contest but we're not very aware about what #Unity4J so that'd be really hard to explain why #Unity4J is important to us...

We're already doing our research about it but, even so, could we still participate even when we're not familiarized with it?

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You can still participate! The more the merrier ;)
Even so, I encourage you to look into the #Unity4J movement.
Thanks!

I was the 111th vote. Derpwoot!

@jacobite, you might want to partake on this contest.

I just saw this now. Fellows, and it pains my heart that truth is been prosecuted
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You can read the song lyrics here

Lyrics here

Hmmm at least that cleared up the requirements. For the social media banner though, which sizes would u need if for various social media? Which ones?

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Hi @artgirl thanks for the question ;) The main banners would be for: Twitter / FB / YT / Reddit. The ideal sizes often change along with layout changes. Here's a useful link i found (2017).

https://louisem.com/2852/social-media-cheat-sheet-sizes

An ideal Twitter banner, for example, is 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall (2018).

I believe these are the ideal header/banner sizes for:

FB - 828 wide x 350 tall

Youtube - 2560 wide x 1440 tall

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Nice. Will see if I can do some art. Thanks!

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here my second try! thank you very much for the opportunity

Process here! https://steemit.com/killthemessenger/@yusaymon/kill-the-messenger-cover-art-contest-the-search-continues

PD: I can edit the file and I can resize for a banner/header
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Great Ideas for #killthemessenger the movement will go places @v4vapid Great post Buddy

Very interesting 👍