Saturday, 19 February 2011

CONTEST: New Banner

The BoW Internet Beautification Program

Old banners in Salisbury Cathedral

As the astute reader will be aware, I experimented with a couple of DIY banners for the blog a while ago. That didn't work out. Therefore I now turn to the wonderful world out there in my search for something to welcome people to the Book of Worlds.

Here's what I'm going to do -- I'll take a page from Loq's book, and ask anyone who are interested to make a header/banner for the blog. The dead-line is in a little over two weeks, on 9 March 2011. Thereafter, a jury composed of members of the BoW crew will vote on a winner. As for what you'll win, that'll be a three-fold thing. First and foremost, there's the fame and celebrity that comes with having your creation on the internets, then there's the joy and elation you'll get from having contributed to making those very same internets a more bautiful place. Lastly, you will receive an actual prize. What this is will be a surprise for now (it also depends on whether it has to go by international mail). It will not be extremely flashy, nor very expensive, but I do wish to reward the winner.

If you want to participate, I ask that you limit yourself to three entries.

  • The banner must include the name of the blog, as well as the description-text (the one just below the title).
  • It must somehow be fitting for the blog.
  • It has to be at least 930 pixels wide (wider is preferred, as Blogger can shrink to fit, and the overall layout may change).

Things I like are swords, krakens, and books, but you don't need to let that limit your creativity. If you have questions, or if you wish to submit an entry, email me at nitromidasatlivedotcom.

[Picture source: Zenali on Flickr]


  1. A sword with a carving of a kraken reading a book?

  2. Neat! So glad to see I'm inspiring folks yet again.

  3. and, I hope you get some fantastic entries!

  4. @C'nor:
    I'd love to see that as an entry :)


  5. I'd like to see a map in there. Obviously.

  6. A map wouldn't be wrong. I know that at least one person is working on something, and maps were mentioned, I believe.