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This is one of our Achievement and Contest topics.



Results
Best Imagery:
Best Bordering:
Most Creativity:
Best Text Styling:
Best Animated Card:

Member's Favorite Designers: Yorium, Visceras, lemayo
Member's Ten Favorite Cards: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1473040




Round 4, Grand finals

After many elimination rounds, we've narrowed down to our last two competitors for member's favorite designer!

Top 8 brackets


Yorium wins Favorite Member Card Designer, with zero losses!



Round 3, Finals

The brackets below. All rounds in loser's are elimination rounds. If you're a finalist and wish to enter a new card for an upcoming match, please post it in this topic now Otherwise, you will use your last entered card.



Round 2 (current)


Our finalists have been determined: Kishar, Yorium, Lemayo, xHecate, Anatu, Hahaido, Visceras, and Kiokuzoku.

Winner's Bracket (inactive)* Elimination pool (inactive)* Loser's Bracket (inactive)

We must narrow down to 8 finalists! So, the eight highest scored designers from round 1 will move on to winner's bracket, and the remaining designers will go to an elimination pool. The top 2 from that pool and the bottom four from losers will go to loser's bracket, where the best 4 go to finals (round 3).

This way, everyone who entered got at least two chances to try before losing twice (eliminated), and also a chance to make a new card for at least one pool.









Categories to Win

By entering, you are eligible to win any (or even all) of these categories.
Member's Favorite · Selected through card tournament by member votes
You and your works will face off against other card designers in pools and brackets, voted on by other users! The final winner is deemed member's favorite card designer. As the matches progress, you can enter new unrevealed cards to wow our audience and surprise your competition. You must register with at least two cards in the beginning to be viable for this category tho.

*Wavering this requirement cuz enough people entered

Best Imagery · Selected by a judge (SylakentH)
The card designs with the best images and overlay- that is everything separate from text and border. By registering at least one card, you are eligible for this category.

Best Border · Selected by a judge (SylakentH)
Who can make the best borders? By registering at least one card, you are eligible for this category.

Best Text Styling · Selected by a judge (SylakentH)
Show you are the best at making creative text. Make sure your font is readable too. You may need more than Blending options and text generators! By registering at least one card, you are eligible for this category.

Most Creative Design · Selected by a judge (SylakentH)
If you want to be truly "good", making a card look good is only the first step. Things aren't interesting when they all look the same, even if they all look good! To be consider skilled in this group, you must be able to create new innovations like Yorium's Rarity set or Veriti's TCG cards. Can you show creativity, not just ability? By registering at least one card, you are eligible for this category.

Bonus Challenge: Best Animated Card · Selected by a judge (SylakentH)
Can you make a card that is animated? It is quite a challenge for many. By registering at least one animated card, you are eligible for this category.



Judge(s) are selected if they have proven themselves to be experienced and respected card designers.
Modified by Shishio-kun, Jan 15, 2016 11:33 PM
 
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Nov 12, 2015 7:29 AM

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Yeah new Cards contest :3

Here my first card



And the 2nd



3rd card



Click on the image for HD version

Want to participate <3
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Nov 14, 2015 4:13 AM

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I'm entering
Character Fremy Speeddraw
Images used Link 1, Link 2



Modified by Hahaido, Dec 8, 2015 11:07 PM
 
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Nov 14, 2015 10:32 PM

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entering
design 1
character: kaneki
images: render


design 2
character: sakura
images: render
[/spoiler]
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Nov 26, 2015 9:51 PM

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I had set registration to end today, but since I can't start the next site-wide list design contest as soon as I want I would like to have the member card contest take place over December. So things will start December 14th. Use the extended time well! I hope more ppl will join.
 
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Nov 26, 2015 11:05 PM

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I've never made a member card before so I might give it a try if I have time
 
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Nov 29, 2015 6:30 AM

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entering~x x x


x


x


x
Modified by Shishio-kun, Dec 7, 2015 5:41 PM

 
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Dec 6, 2015 3:47 AM

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Entering~☆
card 1

UPD: cards 2-6 - Set of Gatchaman CROWDS cards, but I'm too lazy to do all the characters (─‿‿─)





And the last one!

Sorry for the picspam in the entry, it's my first time doing member cards~
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Dec 7, 2015 1:21 AM

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To clear up some confusion over acceptable club names I've added "SD" as an additional club name that can be used. However, if you use an imaginary club name it can't be abbreviated.

Also make sure you are hosting your cards on Imgur or Dropbox as the guidelines have asked, or else your entry won't be accepted.
 
Dec 7, 2015 5:21 PM
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I'm still kinda new to card making but I guess I'll enter..

Card 1

Card 2


Edit:
Card 3
Modified by Kishar, Dec 13, 2015 6:44 PM
 
Dec 7, 2015 5:30 PM

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SylakentH, one of our most popular card designers and a previous card contest winner, has agreed to judge the contest! He will be selecting the Best Imagery, Best Border, Best Text Styling, Most Creative Design, and Best Animated categories. I believe him to be very knowledgeable and unbiased which is critical to being a good judge.

btw: I'm unspoilering everyone's posts, as it makes easier for me down the line to run things. Please don't re-spoiler your cards!
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Dec 8, 2015 11:53 AM

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I'm joining, I will add to this post more cards if I do more.


*New card added, previous card edited.
Card X
Card Y
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Dec 8, 2015 2:26 PM

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I expanded the allowance of image hosts to any image host, except the ones on the list of "not accepted" image hosts. These unaccepted sites (flickr, tinypic, photobucket) make contests more difficult to manage for reasons I don't want take time to explain in length. Other sites should be fine, including your personal ones.


Preferred image hosts
Try to use Imgur or Dropbox to host your cards please, it saves me a lot of time making topics.
http://imgur.com/
https://www.dropbox.com/

If you have another image host in mind, please make sure they allow direct downloads and aren't on the list below.

Image hosts NOT accepted
https://www.flickr.com/
http://tinypic.com/
http://photobucket.com/
Modified by Shishio-kun, Dec 8, 2015 2:44 PM
 
Dec 10, 2015 1:39 AM

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I'm entering with three cards I made for my new member card tutorials. Dark Dreams and Dragon's Fire are imaginary clubs I made up, of course! Sweet Secrets is another imaginary club I saw posted earlier by someone else

edit: Added a fourth card with Esdeath, and (taking a cue from Hahaido) added links to the original images used



image used: http://i.imgur.com/n2mFv3l.png



image used: http://i.imgur.com/uLnswEi.png



image used: http://i.imgur.com/vJSiXpk.jpg



image used: (esdeath) http://i.imgur.com/GkCX5ej.png, (akame) http://i.imgur.com/wahxnhT.png
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Dec 11, 2015 11:27 AM

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edit by Shishio-kun: Original cards were larger than allowed by the guidelines, but rather than disqualify I resized them down:






Original post:
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Dec 12, 2015 4:24 PM

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I unspoilered some cards, I have to remember to include that in the registration post (doh)!

Yorium said:

And the 2nd




This circlular style is unique to the rules, but its approved
 
Dec 13, 2015 9:04 AM

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ill give it a try >w<


 
Dec 13, 2015 9:16 AM

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Me too.

I used thumbnails from this thread

 
Dec 13, 2015 3:56 PM

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Dec 13, 2015 7:54 PM

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Img used: http://fav.me/d9dwjxh | 51531200 and 20612864

Top post says i need at least two cards ==a, i'll make the other cards then.
edit: add the 2nd cards and enlarge card reso to 500px. cards clickable.
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Dec 13, 2015 8:24 PM

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First time making member cards

 
Dec 14, 2015 1:53 AM

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Great turnout! Please add any last minute cards and make any touch ups today. Will also accept any last minute entrants for a short time
Modified by Shishio-kun, Dec 14, 2015 1:58 AM
 
Dec 19, 2015 9:25 PM

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Current standings posted below based on counts, will check over one more time to be 100% sure as counting large numbers of votes is easy to screw up. The pool winners and 8 overall highest scoring entrants move on to the winner's bracket in round 2. Pick one card to compete with for this pool and post it on my page or in the proceeding comments here. Can be a new card. If you don't choose, I will choose your highest scoring card from round 1.

Bottom 5 will compete with each other in a single pool to determine which 2 can move on to loser's bracket for round 2, those who don't will be eliminated. Pick one card to compete with for this pool and post it on my page or in the proceeding comments here. Can be a new card. If you don't choose, I will choose your highest scoring card from round 1.



top 8
#1 hecate 123
#2 lemayo 75
#3 yorium 64
#4 shishio 62
#5 visc 58
#6 kiokuzoku 56
#7 hahaido 54
#8 kishar 53

#9 anatu 41
#10 zero 36
#11 foldes 30
#12 sleep 27
#12 lune 27

hecate: 34 32 26 31 = 123 *
Kishar: 29 11 13 = 53 *
anatu: 5 5 8 5 6 8 4 = 41 *
Shishio: 11 25 21 5 = 62 *
Zero: 8 28 = 36 *
foldes: 17 13 = 30
yorium 35 29 = 64 *
lune 11 4 12 = 27 *
lamayo 35 40 = 75 *
kio 25 31 = 56 *
hahaido 26 28 = 54 *
visc 22 36 = 58 *
sleepful 27 = 27 *

*pool winners*
hecate pool 1
yorium pool 2
hecate pool 3
lamayo pool 4
lemayo pool 5
hecate pool 6
kio pool 7
visc pool 8
 
Dec 20, 2015 6:05 AM

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Oh, my first experience in making member cards is far less successful than I hoped, but well) Here's another one for week two, probably it will not sink so hard)
 
Dec 21, 2015 8:10 PM

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Not sure if this counts as a card lulz but if it doesn't please use my previous card for the next round :)

Inspired by the game SOMA
Imaginary club name 'HERO'

 
Dec 21, 2015 10:07 PM

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I edited one of my cards from last round
 
Dec 27, 2015 8:05 AM

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New card for the new round!
 
Dec 30, 2015 2:18 AM

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Updated card. Minor changes xD



 
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So I made a first one without realizing that I used a non-rectangular style, but since I re-read the rules about the special permission thing, I'll just post it here as my #1 go-to card in the finals.


If that doesn't work I made a second one that is actually rectangular that will be the backup in the finals for me.
 
Dec 31, 2015 3:38 PM

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Kishar said:
So I made a first one without realizing that I used a non-rectangular style, but since I re-read the rules about the special permission thing, I'll just post it here as my #1 go-to card in the finals.


If that doesn't work I made a second one that is actually rectangular that will be the backup in the finals for me.


The circular shape is fine but the size dimensions vastly exceed the limitations. But I can resize it for you and enter it
 
Dec 31, 2015 3:52 PM
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Oh, I mistakenly forgot to cut down the size of it when I originally created it. I would very much appreciate it if it could be resized and entered then as I do not have the time now.
 
Jan 1, 2016 8:41 PM

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Round W3 is moved 2 days back (to Jan 4th) to better evenly distribute rounds over the course of the event.
 
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Jan 7, 2016 1:17 AM

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I update my card