Just for Fun

Banner Contest – Updated

We need a better banner, readers, and we’re turning to you to help us create the ultimate topper for our little venture.   If you’re a wizard with Photoshop (or Gimp or whatever), we’d love to see what you can come up with. 

The guidelines are these: The banner needs to be 960px wide to fit the container, but you can make it whatever height fits your vision.  We’d also like you to incorporate some of the colors we’re using throughout the site (find the hex and RGB numbers below) and to avoid swirls, flowers and dancing lady silhouettes.  Otherwise, the sky’s the limit.

The winning banner will be featured on the masthead, unless we decide we can’t pick, then we’ll use all our favorite banners on a rotating script.   The winning artist will receive a $5 itunes gift card, a promo code for an iphone/ipod touch app created by a friend of ours and other delights as we find/notice them.

Here’s an image with all our colors:

And in easy c/p format:

Blues, lightest to darkest
#c2ebef; R:194 G:235 B:239
#418e95; 65,142,149
#185d63; 24,93,99
#093033; 9,48,51

Greens, lightest to darkest
#d2f27c; 210,242,124
#a7d921; 167,217,33
#81a818; 129,168,24
#495c16; 73,92,22

Reds lightest to darkest
#f7c2be; 247,194,190
#ac2b21; 172,43,33
#811f18; 129,31,24
#3b0e0a; 59,14,10

Browns, lightest to darkest
#f4dea8; 244,222,168
#957c41; 149,124,65
#5c4716; 92,71,22
#372908; 55,41,8

UPDATE! Somebody has a case of the Mondays…

To submit, send your banner in .jpg, .gif, or .png format to me, by 10/31/2010.

By Ophelia Payne

Editor in Chief of Persephone Magazine, Ophelia spends most of her time in front of a monitor. She writes long, rambling emails in her free time.