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As some of you may know Nick :iconsomadjinn: and I are thinking about creating a stock photo website as a premium version of freestock.ca. We hope this new site will be in the form of a photographer's co-operative i.e. the stock providers will take the lion's share of the sales income. We would like to ask for your help in designing our website banner.

The Brief

  • Banner must be in the format of a horizontal panorama. Exact dimensions: 950 x 400 pixels.
  • As a visual aid, we have created a mockup design for the landing page and how the banner will fit inside. Feel free to click on the thumbnail below to view it at full resolution:
    Landing Page Mockup - premiumstock.ca by somadjinn
  • The purpose of this banner image is to feature our stock in a creative fashion, i.e. arranging or manipulating different photos together to form a beautiful piece of art or design. Please keep this mind for the next couple of points.
  • Try your best to use images only from our existing site freestock.ca, everything there is free and should fit well within the dimensions of the web banner (remember, our new website will be like a premium & parallel version of freestock.ca).
  • If you really feel like you can benefit from outside stock not available on freestock.ca in order to provide the perfect finishing touch, make sure that it is a minor element in the overall picture. This could include small things like prop objects, PS brushes, special effects, or fancy design ornaments.
  • For any outside material, you need free & verifiable permission to use them commercially, i.e. unrestricted stock or images of your own creation.
  • We encourage artistic vision, do not feel like you have to follow strict design standards as long as you respect the guidelines above. The more creative the better :) (Smile) For example, you can tile many images together with vibrant colors & fancy frames, or you can manipulate a wildly imaginative fantasy scene... the sky is the limit!
  • Please post on DA, inform me and I will collect them all up into one competition folder
  • Contest duration: 1 month.
  • Closing date for entries: 1st December 2013
  • You may enter as many times as you like.


The Prizes

  • 6000 points total, courtesy of :iconevelivesey: and :iconsomadjinn:
    More specifically, 3000 points for 1st place, 2000 points for 2nd place, and 1000 points for 3rd place.
  • Exclusive stock pack from us both, each delivered as ZIP folders containing 20 images  - we will each create a specific gallery folder named PremiumStockBanner so you can see them
  • Exclusive stock packs from Yvonne :iconybsilon-stock: 3 for the 1st place, 2 for 2nd place and 1 for 3rd place - thank you so much Yvonne!
  • 1 year Premium Membership and another stock pack of 20 images from Cheryl :iconmotherearth01: - thank you so much Cheryl!
Please note the website is still in the planning stages, so we might use an amended version of your banner if anything changes :D (Big Grin) It would be hard to credit you on the website for the banner - if you are not okay with this please do not enter. Otherwise, we look forward to your participation and welcome all entries with open arms Hug
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:iconrohmah1:
RohMah1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Here's my entry : Born Wild.

There's a tag, I can remove it if you want. :D
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
We would need you to remove it - but no need to do it now :D Thank you so much for your wonderful entry!
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:iconrohmah1:
RohMah1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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:icontaniaart:
TaniaART Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my entry: fav.me/d6w7pgh
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! Thank you so much for your entry!!!
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
here my entry Kingdom of Heaven by Wesley-Souza :dance:
I put tag.., if need to remove.. let me know :)
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Absolutely fantastic Wes ! Leave the tag on there for the moment - we don't want anyone stealing it hehe!
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok ^^ thank you :hug:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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:iconnitchwarmer:
nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wanted to K.I.S.S and leave room for print Untitled-1 by nitchwarmer
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fantastic Max - thank you so much for entering!
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:iconnitchwarmer:
nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have one more in mind  :D
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Go for it :D
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:iconfellmekke:
Fellmekke Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Banner conest by Fellmekke Here's my entry!

If you want the un-watermarked one, I can send it.
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fantastic work!!! Thank you so much for your entry. Best keep the watermark on for now, don't want anyone stealing it :D
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:iconfellmekke:
Fellmekke Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thanks! :)
Ok! No problem. I might have another entry soon.
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome :D
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:iconfellmekke:
Fellmekke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
PS: I updated the pic a little.
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Cool - did you reupload the original?
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:iconfellmekke:
Fellmekke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
No, I just pasted over it. It's a small change that I wanted to let you know. :)
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
No probs :hug:
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:iconarlesienne:
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Excuse me, can I use your logo to include it in my entry please? I have a concept for the banner that requires it. If you agree, please send me a note, okay?
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I've noted you :hug:
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:iconarlesienne:
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
And a second one: fav.me/d6u75wz. I like it better than the first one, the concept changed ;).
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
I really like this one!
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:iconarlesienne:
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013

Thanks a bunch! The first rough variation is on its way (I used Nicolas Raymond's photographs plus Bauhaus font and a timber texture I am licensed to use as of having MS Office, but I don't think it counts): fav.me/d6u703a. I would be very grateful if you both granted me the permission. I posted a comment on one of the stocks of Nicolas Raymond's I used asking for his permission too.

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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Of course you have permission :hug:
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:iconstarscoldnight:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: how many can we make?
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
As many as you like :D :wave:
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is the meaning to use this  for the banner? 

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:iconsomadjinn:
somadjinn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Not at all, this mockup is just to show how the banner image fits inside, like Eve's landscape photo with the U-shaped river :)
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aha..okay..I understand now:hug:
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:iconsomadjinn:
somadjinn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sorry I did not mean to conflict with Eve's reply, the mockup is basically a reference point to visualize how the banner image will appear inside :)
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much..of course you can 'conflict'..I needed more info and you helped me...don't be sorry:hug:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes Karin it is - the banner is the part where the photo of the meander is - is that clear?
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh..okay Eve:heart::hug:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
The other entries are here: evelivesey.deviantart.com/favo… - so you can see what I mean :hug:
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aha..okay..so that is your website..and you want a new banner..haha..I an too slow to understand ...gosh I'm silly!!!Thank you Eve..I must be in!!
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes - a new banner plaese :D Hurray!!!
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe..maybe I'll try:D :iconsaaptewt:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
What have you got to lose? hehe
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artist
 The OTHER-SIDE
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Whoops - replied but on the photo hehe!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artist
Well??? you its banner material!!.:hug:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're supposed to use our photos hehe :hug:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artist
im still learn how to make em...no body would buy my work..
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Not many people buy mine either hehe
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:iconjiajenn31:
JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great !!! How many entries can we submit??? :D :D .... :heart:
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:iconevelivesey:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
As many as you like :D
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