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Azeroth Travel Poster Contest – Reader’s Choice Edition

Last weekend I posted my picks in the Azeroth Travel Poster contest.

This weekend I promised to post all of the entries, which you will find after the break below. (17 pictures makes for a long post, so I thought it might be best to not overwhelm the front page.)

In addition, I added a poll at the end of the post so that you can pick your favorite entry.  We will see how far my own picks vary from people reading the blog.

The entries are presented in alphabetical order by file name, which was how they got uploaded and I was too lazy to change it.

I did number all of the entries and used the same numbers in the poll at the end of the post to help people like me who cannot retain simple data for more than six seconds.

Anyway, on to the entries…

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Azeroth Travel Poster Contest Winners

The time has come to announce the winners of the Azeroth Travel Poster contest.

First, I want to thank everybody who entered.

I miscounted on my last post, but my final audit puts the total number of entries at 17 from the 13 people listed above.

Selecting a winner was not easy.  There were a number of contenders vying for my attention, each with their own strengths.  But in the end, I had to choose one winner.

And the winners of the Azeroth Travel Poster contest are…

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The Azeroth Travel Poster Contest is Now Closed to Entries

I should have posted this yesterday, but I’ve had a cold and that has delayed a number of things.

The final total is 16 entries from 13 individuals.  I will now spend the next week figuring out who has actually won.

Not an easy task.

But I will have it figured out by Sunday, November 13th, at which point somebody will get a code for a sparkle pony.

In the mean time, here is an entry from James.

Visit the Beautiful Hinterlands

He chose a stylized look which works pretty well.

Azeroth Travel Poster Contest Update – More Entries

A quick reminder and update on the Azeroth Travel Poster Contest.

First, there are now 14 entries in the contest from 12 different individuals.  Tesh was the only one to use up his full three entries.

And there have been some great interpretations of the travel poster idea, including pictures inset within pictures and an Azeroth travel poster displayed in a different game.

A sample poster with inset pictures

But if that sounds like a lot of competition, do not give up hope.  Some people entered just to enter.

Probably not a winner...

And some people who entered are not eligible win (like my mom), for one reason or another.

Still, there were good entries from that group.

Fly Ironforge Air to Sholozar Basin

This even borrows what actually used to be the Delta Airlines motto, “We get you there,” which one would assume was a given from a company selling transportation.   But if you’ve ever flown Delta through Atlanta, you probably wonder if they dropped that motto when the FTC demanded they add “eventually” or “some day” to the end of it to comply with truth in advertising regulations.

So there is still room for more entries if you want to win that sparkle pony, and plenty of time to enter!

You have until Noon Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, November 6, 2011 to submit your entry.

The First Entry in the WoW Travel Poster Contest… For Real This Time!

My nag on Monday got at least one person going, as we now have an official entry in the WoW Travel Poster Contest.

Yesterday afternoon, Jazzy sent me this (click to biggify):

Blue water, white beaches... goblins carefully out of sight

This pretty much what I gave as an example, a beach in Tanaris.

I might have chosen a spot that pulled the palm tress in closer.  And, given the tropic topic, I might have gone with “Visit Sunny” or the ever popular “Visit Exotic.”  Also, I would have turned off names… you can see them above the crabs when you zoom in close.

On the flip side, the fonts are clear, and I very much like the way Tanaris was written out.  The subject is a nice beach.  I feel like it might be some place like this:

I put this picture on my credit card

And there is a very nice soft focus effect.  It isn’t cranked up to the “Kirk leers at Yeoman Rand” level (you need special lighting for that), but it is noticeable and it works.

All in all, a very solid entry.

And, more importantly, Jazzy has a sparkle pony headed her (his?) way unless you can do better.

I would like to thank Jazzy for the entry and apologize for holding that entry up for public scrutiny.  My hope is that this will get a few more people going on entries.  And, if nothing else, Jazzy will get a couple extra points toward getting at least one of the companion pet codes for being first.

The First Entry in the WoW Travel Poster Contest…

Has yet to make an appearance.

It has been a week since the contest was announced and I have nothing in my in-box.

Really?  Does everybody already have a sparkle pony?

Nobody wants me...

I know the reach of my blog is pretty small, but for the EVE Online screen shot contest I ended up with over 100 entries and gave out prizes to many winners.  And the Travel Poster contest even got a mention in Tipa’s Daily Blog Roll… which might be a commentary on the reach of both of our blogs.

Anyway, the field is still wide open and I am going to give this horse away even if I only get a single entry.

Go read the rules and create your entry.  Time will run out eventually.

Azeroth Travel Poster Contest – Win a Sparkle Pony!

It has been over a year since I had a real contest here at The Ancient Gaming Noob.

As I noted previously, the collapse of the World of Warcraft Magazine has left me in possession of surplus codes for a couple of companion pets and a celestial steed.

Celestial Steed / Sparkle Pony / Greed Steed

So to dispose of these excess codes… even my daughter has a sparkle pony… there will be a new screen shot contest.

The basic premise is, as always, simple.

You send me an in-game, World of Warcraft screen shot which you have turned into a travel poster enticing us all to visit exotic Azeroth.

This screen shot can be edited, cropped, Photoshopped, lettered, bent, spindled, mutilated or otherwise modified in any way you see fit, so long as it ends up in .jpg or .png format when I get it.

I look at all the entries and pick a winner.

I send the winner the code for the Celestial Steed, which is valued at $25 in the Blizzard Store!

Simplicity itself!

The devil is, of course, in the details, which are spelled out after the break.

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