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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Topic: News Icon Competition
    Posted: 15 December 2017 at 1:52pm
It's time for the News Icon competition!

Every PJ front page news post gets a small icon, for which we search the gallery for 50x50 images. More often than not we can't find something very relevant, and therefor we challenge you all to make some new ones!

You are welcome to make any icon you like. The icons might be used for news topics such as:

  • Interviews
  • Game related news
  • PJ related news and updates
  • Stray Pixels
  • Links to new websites or videos or kickstarters, external contests, game jams etc.
  • Monthly pixel art top
  • Art news
  • Awards
  • Contests and collaborations

Creativity and originality is encouraged, so by all means represent these topics with animals, electronics, fantasy stuff or whatever you can think of. Multiple entries are encouraged!

Image requirements:
Canvas Size - Max (and recommended) 50x50.
Colors - no limitation, but don't go crazy. It's a small canvas!
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

Win a spiffy trophy + points which are rare and will look great in your profile.
+500 Pts+300 Pts +150 Pts+100 Pts for hm.*

*Will be handed out for honorable mentions, and one of these will be given to the person with the most entries.

Judges are your PJ Mods and select PJ members.

Judges will vote on multiple entries. The winner will be the entrant with the most votes, of all their entries combined. Therefor you have a much better chance of winning if you make multiple entries!

Icons will be judged on quality, originality, and usability as news icons.

Submit your entries individually to the gallery, make sure that the preview file is the actual icon, put the tag "newsicon" in the keyword box in the submission form. That way we can find entries back easily in the future!

Competition will close on Sunday the 28th of January. Winners will be announced soon after.

Post your submissions, questions and WIPS in this thread :)
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2017 at 1:52pm
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2017 at 4:44pm
I'm excited to see what you guys come up with!
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Quote Tejonte Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2017 at 12:26am
Is it okay to use pop culture characters like Link(Zelda) or things alike?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2017 at 4:30am
Originally posted by Tejonte

Is it okay to use pop culture characters like Link(Zelda) or things alike?


Yes, definitely!
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2017 at 2:07pm
Remind me: what was "Stray Pixels" about again?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2017 at 3:59pm
A collection of links and bits of information which weren't big enough to post articles about on their own. Jalonso used to post these every once in a while, I intend to pick up the project again once I have some things I need for it in order!
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Quote ArmyFrog Replybullet Posted: 20 December 2017 at 6:25am
Stray Pixels are pixels that are isolated from the rest of their group by being loosely bound diagonally from the corners. They typically cause the area to appear segmented, and thus noisy. They should be avoided at all costs.

Edit: I am stupid. Please pay this no thought.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 20 December 2017 at 7:43am
They should be avoided at all costs.

Except when we're talking about the news items called Stray Pixels ;)
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 20 December 2017 at 10:58pm
Still, educational.
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Quote shm31 Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2017 at 7:36am
Haha "smh" ! (shaking my head)
I think it is time for me to change my nickname... This awful handle from high school years is getting really old.
(I forgot who to PM in order to change my handle)

As for Stray Pixels, maybe an icon of a puzzle picture with a missing piece ? or a robot missing his mechanical limb... etc
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2017 at 2:28pm
You can PM me. Sorry about that post, I even noticed I did it wrong somewhere else recently, but somehow make the same mistake more often it seems :p
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