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Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:56 pm
by Apoptosis
Today, I am very pleased to announce a contest unlike any that we have ever done before. Legit Reviews has teamed up with AMD and HIS for something that will blow you away.

We are asking our readers to come up with your own unique and original heat sink artwork for an upcoming HIS Radeon HD 5870 graphics card. The winning submission will win a board with their own design on it! The coolest part about this contest is that this is for a yet to be announced custom designed Radeon HD 5870! HIS didn't stop there though as they will be giving away a Radeon HD 5770 for second place and then ATI will be giving away a copy of Dirt2 for third place.

Given that HIS hasn't even announced this board yet, and that the heatsink sticker die cut was just finalized yesterday we feel that this contest is pretty damn awesome. So, what do you need to do? You need to brush up your photoshop or fireworks skills! If you don't have one of those applications you can print out the die cut and color it in with pencil, crayons, marker or colored pencils scan it and post it back here on the forums! Here is the die cut that will be used for the contest:
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The area in red is where you you guys should be looking at for creating your designs on. This should be plenty of space to come up with something creative! Remember you are designing this card for yourself, so please do anything you like. Who will be picking the winner? ATI and Legit Reviews will be picking the winners, so if you are wondering who your peers will be that should answer that. ATI and Legit Reviews are both run by dedicated enthusiasts that are also gamers, so we should all be on the same page.

I’ve also uploaded a ZIP folder that contains high resolution die cuts that are required for use for the contest - http://www.legitreviews.com/die_cuts2.zip
ATI also provided some AMD Logos and ATI Radeon Logos that may be downloaded and used if you wish (using them is not required).


"There is no right or wrong direction per say for which direction to orientate the sticker... Which way do you want your sticker? Look at your video card now in your system and the decision is yours. Some cases have the board mount normal, some are inverted and some of the new cases have the cards going vertical. There is no right or wrong way and you can do the sticker any way you like... "


CHECK OUT THE SUBMITTED ARTWORK HERE - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1191/2/

Prizes:
One (1) Grand Prize - An Upcoming HIS Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Card With Your Artwork on it!
One (1) Second Place Prize - HIS Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
One (1) Third Place Prize - DiRT 2 for PC (Steam product key)



RULES:
1) This contest is open to Legit Reviews forum members with a valid shipping address anywhere in the world, but taxes and tariffs are not covered if they should apply
2) The winner will be shipped his/her prize as soon as possible (if being shipped internationally it could take 4-8 weeks due to weather and/or customs)
4) Reply to this post to enter the contest by posting ONE (1) artwork submission
6) Depending on your location and how fast ATI makes the custom artwork will determine when you will get it. That means it could take a bit to reach you. Since we don't physically have the prizes we can't change shipping companies or tell you when it will exactly arrive or ship.
7) The deadline for entries will be January 22nd, 2010
8 ) The winner will be announced on January 25th, 2010
9) By submitting your artwork you give express consent to AMD, HIS and Legit Reviews to use your artwork
10) Use of Copyrighted images strictly prohibited
11) The one (1) Grand Prize entry will win a board with their design on it.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:11 pm
by KnightRid
Are they allowed to take our artwork and use it for mass production or will it only be used for the 1 card for the winner?

Can we use LR graphics on it also?

I take it we have to keep it clean ;) no booby card - lol

Mike

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:24 pm
by Apoptosis
It won't be mass production or anything like that. It will be a one time run for just the winner of this contest.

The only limitations as for images is that it cannot be copyrighted images that you are using. You must own the rights to the images you are using. Of course AMD, HIS and Legit Reviews has granted permission to use their images. If you want to make your card a little sexy then go for it as it is your design and you can do as you please, but of course no nudity.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:20 pm
by skier
wow really cool contest! =D>

wish i was a decent artist :lol:

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:48 pm
by geokilla
Hmm the contest lasts till January 22. Guess it's time I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator again. Haven't used it in two years.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:18 pm
by bubba
so on this like white on rice...

now to think what should I do.... :-k

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:23 pm
by XstollieX
skier wrote:wow really cool contest! =D>

wish i was a decent artist :lol:
Couldn't have said it better myself. How far do you think I can get with stick figures :lol:

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:08 pm
by x.clay
fun contest and very generour of HIS. Too bad I don't know how to use photoshop but I can always bust out the pens and pencils.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:37 pm
by FZ1
x.clay wrote:fun contest and very generour of HIS. Too bad I don't know how to use photoshop but I can always bust out the pens and pencils.
There are a BAZILLION PS tutorials around the web for free.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:58 am
by x.clay
I should have added that I don't own photoshop either :P

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:12 am
by bubba
Get Gimp then, its free.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:32 pm
by slugbug
I'm pretty lousy with Photoshop so I may have to ask my niece for some help :)

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:11 pm
by stopthekilling77
Remember you can download a 30 day trial of photoshop from Adobe's website, I think you have to register but I can't remember

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:03 pm
by skier
stopthekilling77 wrote:Remember you can download a 30 day trial of photoshop from Adobe's website, I think you have to register but I can't remember
its not that hard, you just go here: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/inde ... hop&loc=en

takes a minute to register on the adobe site, then you download install, and use for 30 days, only problem is that adobe download manager is a pain

its definitely worth getting though, makes every other image editing app look like a ten year old made them

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:21 pm
by eden999
is it possible to get a copy of the high resolution copy of the HIS logo? Also, is the bracket side the back, ie side with the monitor outputs?

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:59 am
by stefandent
I want "HIS" board:)

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:06 am
by Apoptosis
eden999 wrote:is it possible to get a copy of the high resolution copy of the HIS logo? Also, is the bracket side the back, ie side with the monitor outputs?
here you go - http://www.legitreviews.com/HIS_Logo.zip

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:08 pm
by Slipmeister
Wow...I got this link on Facebook...so I joined...and I am going to give this little sucker a go.

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:10 pm
by Michael_L
I might just give this a bash :)

Re: Dec 2009 Contest - Design Your Own HIS 5870 Video Card Art!

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:28 pm
by nbirckel
got the link on AMD facebook fans page... so i'm in:)