CONTEST Design the 2011 GCGC Geocoin Competition
OK everyone. Time to fire up Photoshop and power up Paintbrush. The 2011 Geocoin design contest is here! (I know you're all excited)Competition Rules:
- Each design must be submitted by email no later than July 31, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Each design MUST contain the following…
1) GCGC name (either GCGC or Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club)
2) The year "2011"
3) The GCGC geocoin icon which can be found here. It doesn't have to be identical to this icon. A similar likeness will be accepted.
- Space for a tracking # (normally six characters) and the words "trackable at www.geocaching.com"
- Coin designs must be submitted in one of the following formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .GIF, .TIF, .PNG or .BMP
- Coin MUST have a front and back design.
- Coin can be no larger than 2" diameter.
- The winning coin designer will recieve the 1st GCGC 2010 Geocoin plus one of the "proof" (sample) coins.
- 2nd and 3rd place coin designers will receive one "proof" coin of the winning coin design.
Coins submissions will be posted on our website on August 1st and then voted on by all GCGC members who wish to cast a single vote. Only the designs will be posted. No member name will be labeled with the design so that there is no undue influence. All votes must be recieved by 12pm Sept 1st 2010 when the voting period will end. The top three coins will then be selected and designs submitted to a coin manufacturer. The winning coin will be determined by the GCGC Board who will take into account the cost to produce the three different coins and type of metal used for coin. (e.g. One coin submitted may get the most votes and look like the coolest coin ever created but may cost twice as much to produce than another coin). Coin submission should be emailed to email@example.com
. The GCGC reserves the right slightly alter the winning coin design if necessary to allow for actual coin production. If needed, the alterations will be discussed with the winning coin's designer. This contest is open to all members of the GCGC including all Board members, however, should a board member's coin design be voted into the top three, that member will abstain from the final vote as to the winner of the contest. All submissions shall become property of the Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club.
If you have any questions or comments, please post them here for response. Good Luck!TIPS FOR DESIGNING A COOL GEOCOIN!
1) Check out as many existing geocoins and see what has been done and NOT done. This will give you an idea of what can be created physically by a coin producer.
2) KISS - keep it simple stupid, this rule is true. The more the fancy colors and shapes and arty things - the harder it will be to make the coins and not cost an arm and a leg
3) As far as our last coin producer - all colors HAVE to have metal between them - meaning two difference colors can't be done without having the metal split them up - so all designs may need to be re-worked to have this as part of your design.
4) The coin producer does have a fancy artist person who will tweak your design to make it work - but it helps to have it as close as possible to workable.