McBess x Mediatemple Design Contest, Judged by The Fox Is Black

McBess x Mediatemple Design Remix Contest

I’ve been using Mediatemple for my hosting now for, well, I don’t know how long. But they’re a rad bunch of people and they’re definitely doing some fun stuff. For example, they’ve teamed up with the mega-talented McBess to create a special edition shirt for their support team, known as the 140 Team (no idea what that means, it’s nerd speak). But they want to get you readers in on this, so they’ve organized a contest in which you remix some of McBess’ graphics and make something rad of your own. The prize? Well, there’s quite a lot, depending upon who picks your work:

1) McBess’ Choice: Photoshop or Illustrator CS5, Unique McBess Print & Media Booklet, a one-time $200 (mt) hosting credit, (mt) 140 shirt & swag

2) The Fox Is Black Choice: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Leica 24-120mm Zoom Lens equiv.), Unique McBess Print & Media Booklet, a one-time $200 (mt) hosting credit, (mt) 140 shirt & swag

3) (mt)’s Choice: Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet, Unique McBess Print & Media Booklet, a one-time $200 (mt) hosting credit, (mt) 140 shirt & swag

4) People’s Choice: iPad 2 16GB, McBess Media Booklet, (mt) 140 shirt & swag

McBess Element Pack

So here’s what you do. Download the McBess Element pack in either EPS or JPG format. Here’s the important part, you have to use at least 3 of the 10 McBess files, as well as 1 (mt) Media Temple logo from the provided pack. Then use the images you’ve chosen as a starting point to create your own brilliant piece of art. Once you’re done, submit it to the Make Your Best McBess! Flickr submission group and you’re good to go!

You have until May 8th so you’d better get cracking!


9 Comments McBess x Mediatemple Design Contest, Judged by The Fox Is Black

  1. Paul Anthony Webb April 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Hmm … I do believe I will be entering this contest, sounds like fun.

  2. Jessica April 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    So cool! Love the illustrations :D

    It took me a min, but when I found out that the 140 team was their social media team, I realized 140 stands for the 140 characters you have on twitter…

    yeah, nerdy.. :)

  3. wanda April 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    just the very thought of mixing mcbess’ elements already sounds fun, i think i’m in :D

  4. (mt) Sara April 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Hey Bobby! Just to clarify, McBess has already designed us some sweet 140 Team shirts. Design entries don’t need to be specific to 140 team or t-shirt design- that was just the inspiration for the contest. This is just for fun and it can be anything you want!

    And P.S.- Yes, 140 refers to the character limit of Twitter :)

  5. Grayson May 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Hey there, can we make only one submission?

  6. Kimoni May 6, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    First off, thanks for having such a great contest! I hope more artists make things like this happen.

    My question is, what if someone was to win “People’s Choice” by creating a ton of flickr accounts and voting for their own piece over and again? Because I’m pretty sure that’s happening right now. I mean, there’s 80 or more accounts with absolutely no info, uploads or anything that all like one piece? That’s more than a little suspicious. I just think it should be fair, y’know? Are there any monitors in place in case something like that happens?

  7. Julian Callos May 8, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Hi Bobby,

    I’m a little confused by the deadline. In your post it says we have until May 8th, which is now, but I just looked at the post that (mt) made about the contest and apparently the deadline was the 6th? Anyway, I JUST submitted a piece to the flickr group….Am I S.O.L. in any case?

  8. Jim Gray May 8, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    I’m just here to second what Julian said and I’m really hoping we aren’t S.O.L.

  9. (mt) Erin May 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Hi guys! We apologize for the mix-up and want to let you know that while it is too late for inclusion in the People’s Choice category, we are going to include all of your entires, submitted through this morning, in the rest of the categories. Again, we are sorry for the confusion, but you all are still in the running! Keep an eye on our (mt) blog as we will be posting the winners as soon as the judges’ decisions have been made. Good luck!

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