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Next Designer Contest 2013
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Round 1: Starts September 2, 6:00 am Ends September 7, 23:59 pm
Round 2: Starts September 9, 6:00 am Ends September 14, 23:59 pm
Round 3: Starts September 16, 6:00 am Ends September 21, 23:59 pm
Round 4: Starts September 23, 6:00 am Ends September 28, 23:59 pm

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:00 AM
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From the Piggy NDC Week 1: Road Trip

Hello ALL!

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I am on-the-edge-of-my-seat excited to see what everyone is bringing to this competition. September has always been my favorite part of the year, fall, back-to-school, my birthday, theStudio’s birthday and the annual Next Designer Competition here at theStudio.

A quick reminder, everyone is welcome. The door does not close until Round 1 submissions are in: September 7, 2013 at midnight (EST). New this year: all rounds are NON-elimination.

Non-elimination means you can join in every week, just one week, or 2-3 weeks. Everyone is eligible for prizes with a fresh, clean slate weekly.

We will also have a brand-new, full-size, commercial use participation prize every week. Simply have your submission in by the deadline to qualify. This week all of you will receive The Urban Fairy's White Wash Overlays Volume One. I love overlays. I collect overlays like shoes! I will PM the participation prize on Monday, September 9 to all participants this week.

Voting & Prize Structure
Voting will be both public & private. Public voting will be for registered forum participants only. Please note, registering for our forum can take up to 24-hours, you must be approved by a human and humans sleep. Private voting will be for theStudio Admin & Design teams only.

Public voting will determine both the First & Second Runner-Ups weekly.

Private voting will determine the Weekly Winner.

The Top Three will win a brand-new, full-size, commercial use grab bag. This week you will win a mixed CU Grab Bag from Carin Grobe Designs, Jilbert's Bits of Bytes, Lara's Digi World and SnickerdoodleDesigns,
The Weekly Winner also wins a $50 commercial use gift certificate to theStudio, as well as Guest Designer offer at theStudio.
Round 1 Challenge
Create a mini kit, all using the same palette and theme. This year we again have a common theme throughout all four rounds: Travel.

Round 1 Theme: Road Trip
Palette:
Photoshop Swatch (click to download)
The Rules:

Use the above color palette & theme to create a mini-kit. You may add black& white if needed, no metals. Your mini-kit must include:
  • Exactly 5 papers: 3 patterned papers 2 solid papers, either jpg or png
  • 12 unique elements, ie no duplicates or recolors.
  • You do not have to use all the colors. Include a terms of use (TOU) within your zip file(s).
  • The preview must be 600X600px, 72dpi, and a jpg file.
  • The preview must include all papers, elements, kit name and your logo.
  • Previews must be posted in the Next Designer Contest 2013; NDC Week 1 Gallery by September 7, 2013 by 23:59 EST.
  • Include your download links with your preview in the gallery.
  • Links must be available until September 9, 2013. It is appreciated if they are available until October 1, 2013.
You may use commercial use/designer resource products in the creation of your mini-kit. You may use more than one photo-editing/vector program to create your kit. You may use plug-ins.
Please do not break any copyright laws in this competition--you will be disqualified if you do. Do give credit, as required, to any Commercial Use products you use.
All previews must be posted in the Next Designer Contest 2013; NDC Week 1 Gallery. Please post your download links there as well. You may use any outside host including 4shared/rapidshare/boxnet etc. You must use ZIP files only. Do not use RAR. You may blog all you like about the contest.

Voting will be done privately by theStudio Design& Admin teams only.
  • Round 1 kit will be due September 7, 2013 by 23:59 EST.
  • Round 1 results will be posted September 9, 2013 by 6:00 am EST.
I have worked hard to make these rules as clear and easy to understand as possible. However, if you have any questions please post here or PM me.

Good luck!

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:13 AM
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It looks wonderful!
I can't wait to start!
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:22 AM
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YAY!! This is it!!!!

Hmm...settle petal...need to think this through....LOL
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:24 AM
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wahooo...i'm in for an adventure love the colours and the theme ..must get started now

OKay I do have a question, is there a requirement for the naming of the mini or can we name as we like?
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:47 AM
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OMG! I'm so excited! I think tonight is gonna be a looooong night with my best friend called espresso (and tomorrow night as well..)! I have some ideas, hope I can put through!
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No naming requirement. Just follow the theme & palette (and all the other rules LOL).

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wahooo...i'm in for an adventure love the colours and the theme ..must get started now

OKay I do have a question, is there a requirement for the naming of the mini or can we name as we like?
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:04 AM
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Good luck to everyone. Can't wait to see all those fabulous mini's.
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Great colours - can't wait to see what you all create!
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:22 AM
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Good Luck to all!
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Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

All the best to everyone
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:29 AM
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It looks very well good luck to all
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Thanks Toiny
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I am.
Questions:
1. The mini we are going to create will be a freebie I believe... for how many days? or will we be allowed in the future to sell it in our stores?
2. About the name... We're free to choose the name we want?
3. You say that the theme will be common to the 4 rounds... but I believe that the palette won't be? Just wondering if we can choose a name... and then name it MYKITNAME_Part 1, MYKITNAME_Part 2, etc. but if the palette isn't, that's not a good idea...

Thank you!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:27 AM
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Ohhh, I see some familiar names here!!!! So excited!!!! Just want to say GOOD LUCK to each and every one of you.
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Good Luck everyone, I am so looking forward to seeing what you create!
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So many places to go ... my head is swimming!
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  1. The mini will be a freebie initially. You can take it down after September 9 (leaving it up until October 1 is appreciated).
  2. You are free to choose any name for your mini.
  3. Only the theme will be common, there will be more specifics posted in each weeks challenge.
  4. I recommend naming your files Designer Initials (KS) + KitName (roadtrip) + (papers, papers01, elements, etc.):
    KS_RoadTrip_Mini.zip
    NOTE: of course you may change the kit name, this is an example only.
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I am.
Questions:
1. The mini we are going to create will be a freebie I believe... for how many days? or will we be allowed in the future to sell it in our stores?
2. About the name... We're free to choose the name we want?
3. You say that the theme will be common to the 4 rounds... but I believe that the palette won't be? Just wondering if we can choose a name... and then name it MYKITNAME_Part 1, MYKITNAME_Part 2, etc. but if the palette isn't, that's not a good idea...

Thank you!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:31 AM
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Sounds exciting... hope I have time to create!!!
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Hey Ginger ... great to see you're going to play ...

Good luck to everyone ... I can wait to see what you all come up with!!!

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Love the theme and colors, can't wait to start. On the plane all day today, so tomorrow will be busy!
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