needs a logo to graphically identify itself in the
community. The logo should be applied to banners,
buttons, icons, forms, web pages, e-mails and any Darkbot
graphical interface as well as being able to be
ported to text interfaces, like shell environments
or on Darkbot's boot screen.
** REQUIREMENTS **
logo: should be NO bigger than 125 x 125 pixels and NO
smaller than 100 x 100, JPEG, GIF, PSD (Photoshop) or
PNG format. Image should be designed on a transparent
logo: about 120 x 60 pixels. Transparent GIF or PNG
format. This logo should be viewable on any color
background, even a textured background.
you use text on your design and want to employ JPG (or
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group) have in mind
JPEG compression has a tendency to blur small text.
Also, Gif is not always the best choice for
is up to you the program(s) to use we encourage the
use of open source software.
send a hard copy of your artwork along with the
logo can be based on name Darkbot, playing around with
letter forms themselves or as solo symbol. However 'Darkbot'
designation should be considered as being part
of the logo.
be a design that can work also on 3D
design that can work also in grayscale
design should work well as a background and in lower
depths (e.g., 4-bit grayscale or even black-and-white)
** RECOMMENDATIONS **
While making it have in mind (which doesn't
necessarily mean you have to include it all on the
to relate the design to IRC, talking, robot,
automation, artificial intelligence
designation on the logo it's a must
subtitle of the program is "The IRC Talking
official sites are darkbot.net and darkbot.info
can be funny, talkative, Darkbot is helpful, useful
and is a companion
reacts like a human, thinks like a robot.
it simple. A strong and simple logo is much impressive
than a cluttered one.
** ELIGIBILITY **
is open to everyone.
anonymous submissions will be numbered for reference.
** TRANSFER OWNERSHIP **
submitting all designs in any format whatsoever
remember that you are waving any Copyright and
redistribution/reproduction rights, unconditionally
transferring all rights and donating your services and
final result to this Darkbot Project.
transfer occurs whether or not the design is chosen as
a winning logo.
project developers reserves the right to alter designs
to meet the requirements of the media upon which they
will be reproduced.
though the design becomes property of the Darkbot
Project the artist will be acknowledged by name in
proper places, each time his/her logo is reproduced
when the reproduced size of the logo and the media
characteristics allows such acknowledgement or
(and) on Darkbot's list of collaborators.
designs must be original, being made by their sender.
Darkbot Project assumes all designs presented being
originally made by their sender and don't assume any
responsibility if those designs are made based or
copied from other parties. If it contains any graphics
or any part from another designer they must be
** HOW TO SUBMIT **
on the forum at forum
forum and "***
Designs Presented *** Contest is Open ***" and
open a 'New Topic'
each image on the body of your post with this code
Substituting the URL with yours. When you save
your post the image should show up like this
on your post:
additional information if you want
can also send your designs to
in case you don't have a server where to host
the images and we'll post them.
** CONTEST PERIOD **
begin immediately and ends when we feel we have enough
entries to justify at least 3 good choices.
** JUDGING **
designs will be inserted into Darkbot's forum and
submitted to users and developers comments and vote.
Potential winners will be primarily elected and
selected based on those comments and vote.
judging shall and will be done by people to be chosen
with no relation to any of the designs presented with
an explanation why and how they made the choice.
Judges may declare one or several entries to be a
decision of the Judges is final.
outcome of judging will in no way affect ownership of
all logo designs submitted as part of this contest.
will be notified of the judges decision.
** WHAT DO YOU WIN? **
You will win our great appreciation for a job well
done and thousands of Darkbot users admiration of your
artistic abilities every time they see your designs
representing Darkbot's spirit.
The Contest Winner(s) will be acknowledged as the
creator(s) of the official Darkbot logo.
Feel free to use your imagination on this one folks.
Start your engines and have fun
[ Darkbot Project Administrator ]