This contest was setup to get
new Mac Guild designs for the official Mac Guild banner. After 5 designs were submitted,
3 were selected as finalists. The designs were implemented into graphic images, and
voted on by the Mac Guild membership. The winning design is now prominently displayed
on the Mac
Guild home page.
||Tom Leahey (Finalist)
Been There Done That T-shirt
||Patty Maloney (Finalist)
||Office Cooler Package
G4 Cube T-shirt
||Jeff Tave (Finalist)
||Apple Mock Turtleneck
Been There Done That T-shirt
See below for three "Finalist" banners that
went to a final vote.
- What is it?
- The Banner Contest shows which Mac
Guild member has the creative and technical prowess to create the ultimate Mac Guild
banner for the ultimate Apple User Group for corporate America. All Silver, Gold
and Platinum members may participate.
- How did it work?
- There will be three phases to the
- The first phase is the initial submission
of your banner theme. All submissions will be screened by myself to ensure that
each entry fits into the theme of the Mac Guild. The screening process will also
determine if the size and resolution of graphics needs to be adjusted, and will give
the entrants the opportunity to make those adjustments.
- The second phase is facing the judges.
The entrants will face critique from the Mac Guild's panel of Tom, KC, and Bill.
Based upon the judges, the final candidates will make final adjustments to their
- The last phase of the contest is
- What's the incentive?
- First of all, all entries receive
6 Mac Guild point (even if they don't pass the initial screening). Entries that
pass initial screening and face the judges receive an additional 6 Mac Guild points
plus a Mac t-shirt.
In the membership vote, the number 2 and 3 entries are awarded 12 more points (which
will bring you to Gold membership status), plus a Mac sweatshirt! The winning entry
will be awarded 24 more points, giving you a full year of Platinum membership status.
In addition to that, you will get to pick multiple items from a prize pool that
contains Mac t-shirts, Apple sweatshirts, Apple banners, Mac books, and Mac software!
- What are the icon requirements?
- The banner must contain a theme
representing the Mac Guild. It can be any mixture of graphics and text. The banner
size should be a horizontal banner graphic to appear at the top of the Mac Guild
web site, but there are no specific dimension requirements. The winning entry will
be used to supplant the previous Mac Guild banner. The only specific requirement
is that somewhere in your entry, either in your graphics or in text, you must have
a heading of "The Macintosh Guild", and you should have a short phrase
that describes the Mac Guild (it can be "The Ultimate Apple User Group for Corporate
America", or anything else you might consider appropriate).
Deadline for entries: 4/15/03
- Each member who emails a proper
vote (placing all three banners in order of preference) is awarded 2 guild points.
Each member who also adds in feedback regarding the banners (what you like, don't
like, would like to see changed, ideas for improvements, etc.), will earn an additional
3 guild points.
The votes were tallied in 3 categories:
- Most Popular - this is based upon
how many people voted the banner as their #1 selection.
- Most Liked - this is based upon
being selected as #1 or #2, with twice as much weight being given to #1 votes.
- Most Votes - this is calculated
similar to Most Liked, except that all votes are multiplied as follows: Lurkers 1x,
Silver 2x, Gold 3x, Platinum 4x.
The winner of the contest is the
banner with the Most Votes (with the goal being that those who participate the most
have the most say).
Most Popular: Banner 2 (runner-up Banner 1)
Most Liked : Banner 2 (runner-up Banner 3)
Most Votes : Banner 2 (runner-up Banner 3)
Congratulations to Tom Leahey for creating the winning entry. Based upon membership
critiques, a revised version of the banner is now proudly displayed on the Mac Guild
A big Thank You goes out to all of
the contestants for putting the time and effort into creating a banner for the Mac
Guild, and many thanks to all of you who voted for and provided critiques of the