NB. Please note that this competition is now CLOSED! No more entries will be considered. Entries will be judged by the Dealspwn staff this weekend and a shortlist will be created. From that shortlist the winners will be decided upon next week. Thank you to all of you who've entered, and the very best of luck to you all!
Yes, that's right folks! Dealspwn is officially one year old! To celebrate this illustrious occasion and to thank you guys and girls who pop along to the site each day and give our roles some meaning, it's time for another opportunity to bag yourselves some free stuff. However, it's a big occasion, so we're going to be holding a big competition and, as everybody knows, in order to do that you need a Big Fat Prize.
So we thought we'd give you lot the chance to win an iPad!!
Try as I might to hate the thing, as a gaming platform it's actually rather good. In fact, some of the games that have been coming out for the super-sized iPhone are so good that I've actually given some serious thought to selling my soul on eBay and using the proceeds to actually hand over money for one. Thankfully, if you win this competition you won't even have to do that and will be the proud owner of the trendiest piece of kit on the planet without having to spend a penny.
Of course, we can't just give one away. That would be incredibly boring, so we've set a little task for entry: designing a game cover. Check out the guidelines below to see how you can get in on the anniversary excitement.
How To Enter - Designing A Game Cover
Right, before you all panic, let's spell out exactly what we're looking for. We'll provide you with a template for a video game case, all we need you to do is design a cover for the game of your dreams. It can be anything you want, in any format you want. So if you want to take an existing game cover and Photoshop the hell out of it then by all means go ahead. If you want to grab an HB pencil and sketch something before scanning it and sending it to us the do it. Fancy making a cover collage out of abandoned SEGA titles? Why not.You could even send us a drunken scrawl on a beer mat if you really wanted, but we'd probably just use them for their original purpose.
So...in a few easy steps...
- Think of an awesome game you wish existed, it can be a play on something that's already out there or something from the depths of your imagination, we don't mind.
- Think up a kickass title!
- Create a cover for the game - Photoshop, sketch, paint, build etc. You can download a template here.
- Save your masterpiece as a digital picture (if it's actually tangible then either take a picture of it or scan it in)
- Upload the picture to Image Shack (no registration required)
- Post a link to your picture in the comments section using a valid email account!
First Prize: iPad
4 x Runners-up: £25 Amazon voucher
There are a few steps there, but then it is a Big Fat Prize!
It is very important to note here that we're not looking for technical proficiency. Aesthetics are nice but not everyone's going to be a Photoshop whizz kid and we know it. So what we're really looking for is something inventive, a game that might make us laugh or gasp or wee a little with excitement.
The competition will run for two weeks, only one entry per person and all entries must be in by July 2nd 2010.
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