Magic Man Ambigram Challenge 2Feb 29th, 2012 | By Nikita | Category: A.C.A.C., Feature
Another great challenge makes its way to Ambigram.com, thanks to Dan Chan, Magic Man! And yes, there are cash prizes for first…second…third place…and did we mention there will be multiple first place winners? Here are the details!
Magic Man Ambigram Challenge 2
For this Ambigram.Com Ambigram Challenge (ACAC), we will once again be developing ambigrams for the award-winning entertainer Dan Chan, the Magic Man. Dan Chan will be using the winning ambigrams on various promotional items. You have free reign over the style and a degree of flexibility in word selection, but keep in mind that Dan Chan himself will be the sole deciding judge on this one, so you’ll need to make him happy. We recommend visiting his web site to determine a style that Dan would love.
There will be $600 total in prizes given out for the winning designs. We will have the prize money in escrow, so the payout is guaranteed and will be awarded when the artist(s) of the winning designs turn over the copyright of the design(s) to “Dan Chan”, to use as he wishes. All prizes will be paid via Paypal from Ambigram.com. All dollar amounts are in USD.
• There will be multiple first place winners
• There may be multiple second and third place winners
A single artist may win no more than 1 of the prizes IN EACH CATEGORY BELOW , and in fact, may submit no more than 2 designs to the challenge for each category below.
• “Kat’s Clever Creations” as a rotational ambigram
• “Kat the Acrobat” as a rotational ambigram.
• ”Kat the Acrobat/Kat’s Clever Creations” as a rotational symbiotogram.
• “Balloon Sculptures” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Balloon Twisting” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Balloon Sculptures/Balloon Twisting” as a rotational symbiotogram.
• “James the Juggler” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Amazing Grace” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Dan Chan” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Dan Chan Magic Man” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Bian Lian” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Mask Changing” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Face Changing” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Pick-pocket” as a rotational ambigram.
• “Pick pocketing” as a rotational ambigram.
Here is the toughest word choice of the whole group. You have a choice to take either “Prediction”, ”Your Card” or ”Your Selected Card” and pair it with a name of any playing card in a deck, making a symbiotogram out of them. (For example, a symbiotogram could be created that reads “Prediction” one way, and when rotated 180 degrees reads “Ace Of Spades”, and so on.)
If you have any other cool ambigrams that relate to what Dan does feel free to submit those as well as he will be paying out prize $$$ for anything he can use to give to clients. The winning designs will be featured here (of course), and also on Dan Chan’s facebook page and blog, and will be linked back from all three locations to the artist’s web site (if available).
Unlike most ambigram challenges, this one will be judged exclusively by the sponsor of the contest. These are designs that he intends to use for his company, so pleasing him is the goal. Dan’s judgment shall be final, although we will provide additional commentary when the results are posted.
All designs should be submitted by Sunday, March 25th, and the judging will take place soon after. Results will be posted as soon as the sponsor has selected the winner(s). Cash prizes to immediately follow. Since Dan will be the judge of the contest, the challenge will be open to everyone without restrictions. The goal is to give Dan a nice collection of quality artwork to pick from, so whether or not you have participated in the past, give it a shot.
We will send a boilerplate document to the winner(s) that simply assigns the copyright of the design to “Dan Chan.” Sending the document back to Dan will be a condition of payout.
1. Please send the submission files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Please send JPG or GIF files only, no more than 2 megabytes in size. After the winner is selected, you may be asked to send a high resolution vector file to the sponsor, so make sure you have that available.
3. Save the files in the following format. “number of submission_your name_acac022012″ Example: 01_johnsmith_acac022012.
4. All entires submitted have to be final. You are not allowed to send in multiple revisions throughout the course of the challenge.
If you have any questions, post them in the comment section on this page or email email@example.com.
Best of luck to all the artists. This will be another great challenge!