Friday, March 28, 2008

CONTEST!

With the start of the season just around the corner, now seems like a good time to give some stuff away. The people at BNC were kind enough to send me five copies of Sony's latest baseball title for PlayStation 3, MLB 08: The Show, to give away on the blog. When we've had giveaways here in the past, I've always struggled to come up with any interesting gimmicks for a contest and have ended up simply drawing names from a hat. This time around, a friend had a suggestion that actually makes a lot of sense.

From an aesthetic standpoint, this blog sucks... I'm aware of it. But unlike SBG, who is constantly tinkering with the look of his site and as a result has put together a pretty slick overall design, I've been too lazy and unmotivated to do anything about it. I also lack the graphic design skills to create anything worthwhile; but, I'm guessing there are some readers of this site who are far more talented than me in this regard. So here's the challenge I'm putting forth: create a new logo graphic that we can use as the title banner. The current title -- a Twins logo and some boring text -- is hardly an exciting introduction to the site, so I'd have to imagine that nearly anything would provide an upgrade. There are no real restrictions on what you can do, so long as your graphic contains the name of the blog and is baseball- or Twins-related in some way. Also, it would help if you could size it in dimensions roughly equivalent to the current title area so I don't have to crop and warp it too much.

So, give it a shot, and send me the image file in JPEG format at nels2807@umn.edu sometime between now and next Friday. The person whose graphic is chosen will automatically receive a copy of MLB 08 for PS3. Those who send in an entry and don't have it selected will be entered in a drawing for the final four copies. If you lack the software or skills to attempt this but are still interested in getting a copy of the game, just e-mail me your name and I'll enter you in the drawing.

Have a great weekend everyone. Only three more days!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, Aaron is doing the exact same thing.

Nick N. said...

Yes, he informed me of this last night. Crazy coincidence I guess.

Anonymous said...

Don't emulate SBG's design.. it's so busy I can't tell what's what there anymore.

Jewscott said...

Easy solution on the giveaway. Form a hard-core Twins Trivia challenge and give them to the winners.

Nick N. said...

Don't emulate SBG's design.. it's so busy I can't tell what's what there anymore.

That's kind of what I like about it though. There's so much stuff to explore. It does take some getting used to.

Easy solution on the giveaway. Form a hard-core Twins Trivia challenge and give them to the winners.

That's certainly something I've considered. I'll probably do that next time. This site is due for a visual overhaul though, so for the time being this seemed like a good idea.

Beau said...

I can't design, but I wanted to throw an idea out there. One could have two letter "N's" shaking hands across the Mississippi :)

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