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aquent picked a winning design in their flash animation contest.

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Halloween website theming contest

$350

Flash Animation contest

Custom package purchased for $350

(including 99designs fees)

by aquent

Contest started Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:39:41 +0000

Last feedback Mon, 22 Oct 2007 03:00:41 +0000

54% of designs have feedback

Client has no refunds

1. Open round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
2. Select winner
1. Open round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer k.de'sign !
Brief Summary

Create a Halloween theme for Aquent's popular U.S. website with a fun Flash or animated GIF sequence. Cash prizes plus exposure to recruiters and fellow creative professionals.

Brand Name

Aquent (aquent.com)

Description
Desired Color Scheme
See Aquent.com for color pallette
Desired Style
Halloween-themed -- fun, quirky, whimsical.
Accepted File Formats
Flash (swf/flv) or animated GIF

Aquent is the world’s leading marketing and creative staffing agency. For Halloween, we'll be theming the header of our U.S. website (www.aquent.com) with a fun Flash/GIF sequence.

Our goal is to showcase our Halloween spirit while highlighting the design skills of the winning creative professional. Our judges will have a bias for humorous, quirky executions that demonstrate exceptional creativity. While ideas related to job searching and/or the workplace will be marginally favored, overall creativity is our primary criteria.

First prize: $275

Second prize: $75

Honorable mentions: Set of Adobe CS3 "Dynamic Learning" reference books from the Aquent Graphics Institute

If you'd like to participate, please begin by visiting our site, www.aquent.com. The area available for theming is the 710x57 section in the site's header area. Please note and respect our site's overall color and font standards.

Specific requirements:

  • sizing: 710x57 pixels
  • format: Flash or animated gif
  • creative mandatories: (1) Aquent logo present in its current size, location, and font, (2) creative harmony with website's orange/black/grey pallete, (3) no offensive, disparaging, or mean-spirited images/copy
  • send me a private message if you need additional design assets (e.g. logos, Pantone colors, etc.)

We can accommodate most prize payment scenarios - check, PayPal, money order, etc. Ask for details if this is a concern.

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    1. User
      aquent
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      Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:38:41 +0000
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      Hi entrants -

      We've awarded first prize, $275, to kdesign for a well-executed contribution that the judges found both clever and funny. Watch for their work to be featured on our corporate website, http://www.aquent.com, on Halloween. The designer will also be called out in a press release we'll be issuing. Lastly, they'll receive a full set of the Aquent Graphics Institute's Creative Suite 3 reference guides ($125 value).

      Our second prize, $75 and the book set, has also been awarded but I won't identify them yet since they haven't responded to my private message (please check your mailbox: it could be YOU).

      Finally, I'll be private messaging some honorable mention winners over the weekend. They'll get their choice of a CS3 reference guide -- Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.

      Thanks again to all participants. We enjoyed sponsoring this competition and will surely hold more in the future.

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      haetro
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      Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:17:05 +0000
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      congrats kdesign :)

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      jake61341
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      Thu, 25 Oct 2007 21:21:17 +0000
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      Congrats k.de'sign.

      Were there runners up?

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      jsantana
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      Thu, 25 Oct 2007 14:46:31 +0000
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      Hey to all MAC users. For cartoon related animations...any really good recommendations for software? (besides flash)

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      aquent
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      Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:41:06 +0000
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      Thanks to all our entrants! We are currently judging your submissions and will be prepared to announce a winner and runner-up shortly.

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      jake61341
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      Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:11:13 +0000
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      sooooooooooooooo... no winner yet...

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      jake61341
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      Tue, 23 Oct 2007 01:53:25 +0000
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      Rodneylr,
      After Effects here... I don't usually use it to export as flash, but whatever.

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      Rodneylr
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      Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:40:31 +0000
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      Any timetable when a winner will be chosen? Halloween approaches.

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      skywavelab
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      Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:37:36 +0000
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      stay cool mates ^_^

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      Jeco
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      Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:41:06 +0000
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      G'luck to all!! Go Pinoys!!

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      suVasH
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      Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:41:04 +0000
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      as we approach the deadline, i wish the best for all of us, esp the ones who have given it the first try to participate in a contest. Let the one who deserves win.

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      Jeco
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      Mon, 22 Oct 2007 01:46:00 +0000
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      @kaanchaa

      You're right, we had some similirity in sound effects, but your flash is far better than me, i'm just a newbie in flash animation, i've just studied flash animation just for this entry :)

      Cool entry you have! Goodluck

      ps.
      dont know how to make a preloader :(

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      suVasH
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      Sun, 21 Oct 2007 17:35:31 +0000
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      Finally after a haste, i've managed to animate some images. But the one thing i've noticed is that, most of the swf's don't have preloader, which might not be issue considering the file size (abt 100 lb), but it would be cool, if we could add one (guys i'm on dialup !)

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      Rodneylr
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      Sat, 20 Oct 2007 23:47:44 +0000
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      Just curious what programs the other entrants used to create this. Ours was 100% done on Toon Boom Studio Pro.

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      aquent
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      Sat, 20 Oct 2007 20:35:56 +0000
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      As we enter the competition's last few days, please know we're happy with the quality of the entrants so far. There's a lot of creativity in evidence! If you're thinking of entering, please read the brief carefully, visit our website (http://www.aquent.com), and be sure to respect the 10/22 deadline.

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      skywavelab
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      Sat, 20 Oct 2007 03:58:50 +0000
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      c/o aquent
      i wonder whose work is in your top fav?

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