We have decided to finally host our first contest.? Many blogs hold contests for many reasons.? Some of these reasons include increasing blog participation from its visitors, while others use it as a marketing scheme to attract more visitors.? While there is nothing wrong with these reasons, we are looking to do something a little different.? This contest will be unique in that the winner will see the fruits of his or her labor on our site every time they visit.??John and I realize there are many web designers, developers, and programmers that visit us and are looking to expand their portfolio.? Today, those skills will come in handy!
These are the parameters for this contest…
Create a new banner for Career Ramblings
The size of the banner will need to be 806 x 190 pixels
The banner will need to reflect the look, feel and content of our site
We require www.CareerRamblings.com to be somewhere on the banner
We will leave it up to the designers discretion to use their creativity to create this banner
You will have until Monday, February 26, 2007?to submit your final design
Submit all work via email to
Contestants will?have their work on display on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 so that people can vote?on which design they like best
Visitors will have 50% of the?say as to who they think should win, and John and myself will make up the other 50% of the vote
Any banners submitted but not used will be kept on file.? If we use them at a later point, you will be contacted and given your proper acknowledgement
The winner will receive credit for their work by having a permanent link on our site
The winner’s site/portfolio?will be reviewed by Career Ramblings
The winner will receive a cash prize or $50?
If you have any questions about this contest, please feel free to comment and we will clarify anything that needs to be addressed.? Again, I want to reiterate, that all work submitter will become property of Career Ramblings (CR), but you will be contacted if it is used and you will be given the proper recognition for your work (i.e. permanent link and source).?
A few people that I think will be great contributors and would make for great competition in this contest are…
Jeff Kee or Jeff Kee Consulting
Matt Coddington of Net Business Blog
Allen of AlleNation
Nate Whitehill of Nate Whitehill dot com
I am looking forward to having some of you guys, if not all, participate so that we can show your work on CR and get some voting on the most popular designs.? Anyone is open to enter this contest by submitting a banner with the above parameters.? We welcome all new visitors to contribute as well as returning visitors.??Being active will make for a better atmosphere here, so be sure to participate.? I’m really excited to see some great and creative work.? Good luck and I’ll post the people who have submitted work and their designs next Tuesday.?