Greetings Fellow Forvm Members
We on the Forvm Website Awards Nomination Committee
are pleased to announce the creation of the "Forvm Award For Medieval Studies
"! We noticed that many of you are interested in the history
of this time period and wish to nominate such sites for an award. We have answered that call! A launch date of February 2006 is planned for this endeavor.
In the meantime though, we need to come up with a logo for this Award. We on the Committee feel that Victory
is not necessarily an appopriate symbol for this subject like it is for our Numismatic Excellence
and Classical Studies
Awards. Therefore, this thread
serves as the beginning of another contest to find a logo for the Medieval Studies
Any member of the FORVM's Classical Numismatic Discussion Board
is welcome to submit designs on this thread
. Afterwards, a poll will be held for members
to choose among these designs. If no design wins a majority of the vote, the top two vote-getters will be entered in a runoff poll.
Like last time, Joe is offering $200 FORVM Bucks to the creator of the winning design!
Here are the requirements for any logo entry:
1. The logo must include the name of our Award, "Forvm Award For Medieval Studies
". You may exclude the "For" if you wish. It must not include any other wording.
2. The logo must incorporate FORVM's logo (the four columns you see at the top of this page) in some manner.
3. The logo must be no larger than 150x150 pixels. Ideally, it should be the same size as our other logos, which is 125x125 give or take a few pixels.
4. If your design wins, it must be possible to save it in the .gif format without noticable loss in quality
. The .gif format provides a smaller file that will load faster when accessing an Award Recipient's website.
To upload it on this thread
and in the polls, it will have to be in the .jpeg format. If you want to display a .gif instead, it must be uploaded to your own webspace and
tags must be used here. However, I suggest uploading a .jpeg so it can remain here for posterity.
As a suggestion, keep the working copy of your award image in a high resolution format like .bmp so you can go back and make changes if needed. Saving .gifs and .jpegs repeatedly will decrease their quality
each time. Believe me, I've been in that situation and it is frustrating when you want to make changes and can not.
I have created a design of my own and posted it below for entry into this contest. The Two Victories design of the other two Awards will also be an entry in the polls later on in case you the public favor it after all. I included it below for your reference.
Designs will be accepted until 0000 GMT 8 October 2005. Designs may be modified up until that deadline.
I covered all possible questions here, if I missed something please ask!
Finally, we still
have Website Award
polls going on so please continue to participate in them and feel free to post comments to them if you wish.
Thank You and Good Luck