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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!

This competition is now CLOSED. Results:

The 1st award goes to Arkan85! He collected points spread over many of his 15(!) entries, his highest scoring entry in the voting was this wonderful PJ news icon

Second place is awarded to ||||. His highest scoring entry was the flashing NEWS icon

Third place goes to shm31. Actually his microphone icon received the most points overall from the judges, sadly for him the awards go to the participants with the most points across all of their icons...



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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 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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Quote Arkan85 Replybullet Posted: 27 January 2018 at 10:28am
I made something too. I hope you like them :)






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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 27 January 2018 at 1:26pm
Yeah! Epic way to enter the compo, haha!
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Quote Arkan85 Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2018 at 6:01am
@Hapiel Thank you! :)
It took me some time to finish all of them and waiting before submitting helped me to fix some of them* and start other ones

* (initially I made the first ones 47x47 for example... )

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I noticed that some of them are still "awaiting approval"...
I imagine that it takes time to check everything (I'm not rushing you) just do not forget them in that state forever... Thank you :)
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2018 at 6:24am
There is actually a written rule about multiple submissions, which tells us not to approve more than 5 works of a person per day. See top of the submission page.
We hardly ever have to apply it, but will still slowly feed in all the icons to make sure that they all get some front page love :)
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2018 at 3:11am
This competition is now CLOSED. Results will be published soon!
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2018 at 3:32pm

The News Icon Competition has finished.

13 Participants submitted a total of 40 icons!
We've already been able to use many of them for news posts like this one, and the others will definitely be used in the future.

Voting was done by your PJ moderators and a few PJ members: Adarias, doctorcello, eishiya, Mr_Hk_ and Theoden

See the results below.

The 1st award goes to Arkan85! He collected points spread over many of his 15(!) entries, his highest scoring entry in the voting was this wonderful PJ news icon

Second place is awarded to ||||. His highest scoring entry was the flashing NEWS icon

Third place goes to shm31. Actually his microphone icon received the most points overall from the judges, sadly for him the awards go to the participants with the most points across all of their icons...

A bonus award goes to Bla2e, who was well on his way to win the "most icon submissions" award until Arkan85 suddenly took the lead, but Bla2e's icons remain to be the most diverse in styles. His best scoring icon was Pixel News.

Also a bonus award goes to the winner of this compo Arkan85, for entering the most icons, 15 wonderful contributions makes this extra trophy well deserved!

Thank you all for entering, also for the runners up: Skeddles, Meapers, Magickbird, ArmyFrog, Nevercreature, PixelDust, Fleja2003, Harmonica and Ubisavis.

The competition is now over, but if you ever feel like it you are still welcome to create more icons for us to use in news posts. The more relevant tags they have, the easier we can find them, and feel free to keep on using the tag "newsicon".

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Quote Arkan85 Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2018 at 4:13am
Thank you! I'm very happy that my hard work was appreciated! 


There were many very cool entries: good work everybody!
Personally I like especially the old games of Skeddles, the gamepad of Feja2003 (yeah I like old games even if I don't have time for them), the dragon of Harmonica and the small ms paint of Nevercreature (very interesting idea even in its simplicity)

@Hapiel Thank you for the information about the rule for multiple submission
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