As some of you may know Nick
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.
- 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:
- 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 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.
- 6000 points total, courtesy of and
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 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 - 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
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