How about a PF doodle contest?

1. Aug 2, 2011

Saitama

Like google has its doodle(logo) changed on special events, why not PF should have its logo changed on some special days. For example, on the birth of a great scientist or on the day when a great discovery was done, we can have a different doodle for the PF.
PF members can organize a contest for this and the admin can select the best one and put it as the doodle for the day on the homepage.

DISCUSS!!

2. Aug 2, 2011

Staff: Mentor

We do add decorations for Halloween (I think) and I know Christmas. Your idea does sound fun, I'm moving this to Forum Feedback so it can be discussed.

3. Aug 2, 2011

Saitama

Sorry for posting it in the wrong section, thanks for moving to the correct section.

4. Aug 2, 2011

Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
Sounds like a fun idea. I can think of 2 requirements:

1. Greg is okay with it?

2. Somebody has to volunteer to organize the contest, and not just one time but on some regular basis. I think the photo contest threads give a pretty good sense of what would be involved. It wouldn't have to be every single week (though it could be), probably every month or two would be fine. It would pretty much be up to the volunteer organizer to decide how often.

5. Aug 2, 2011

lisab

Staff Emeritus
I think it's a great idea!

6. Aug 2, 2011

QuarkCharmer

Great idea!
I hope this plan gets put into motion. I am sure that I would submit many logos.

7. Aug 3, 2011

Saitama

I don't think our admin would have any problem with that. (Could you please ask Greg for this? )

Maybe a mentor could organise this contest, on a monthly basis. Drawing a logo each week is a tough task.
Should it be a digital art or traditional art or photo-manipulation? What you guys think?
Or should we have all these three option or do you guys have more option?

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8. Aug 3, 2011

Staff: Mentor

I'd like to see what you guys (Pranav, Quark) had in mind, can you post a an example?

Even if we don't replace the PF logo, it would still be a fun contest.

9. Aug 3, 2011

Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus

Or maybe a non-mentor could organize it. Or possibly more than one person could take turns organizing it.

It would have to be in digital form, right? People would just need to submit a jpg, gif, or other common image file format.

By the way, if you're not familiar with the PF photo contests, here are the two threads for one of the contests. One thread is for submitting entries, the second thread is for voting on the entries:

10. Aug 3, 2011

Saitama

I don't have examples right now. Maybe Quark has something to show.

Thanks. :)

I preferred a mentor since ZapperZ is always organizing the Photo contest.

I think we can allow participants to draw it on a paper and scan it, since everyone might not be comfortable with digital art. I once saw Zoobyshoe's (i think i have written the correct username) work, he drew that piece very well.

11. Aug 3, 2011

Saitama

Ok, here's a example i created in a hurry. I took Issac Newton's birthday as the theme (i know it doesn't look like that ). Please don't rate the graphics, i know they are bad. .
I think Quark would have better stuff than me.

12. Aug 3, 2011

Staff: Mentor

That's cute Pranav, I instantly thought Isaac Newton.

13. Aug 3, 2011

dlgoff

Dang tinypic. I have to unblock the image, click QUOTE to copy URL, then open it in a new tab to see it. Then I have to block again if I want to see equations.

Sorry. Just venting.

14. Aug 3, 2011

Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
FYI, Greg is fine with this "as long as the logo looks good and still fits with the style." It's probably safe to assume he would have final approval, which pretty much goes without saying as he would be the one putting the logo in place.

I guess now all that's needed is a volunteer to manage the logo contests.

15. Aug 3, 2011

Saitama

Still there is one problem. If you could ask Greg for the font which he has used in the making of Physics Forums logo and also please ask him if he is able to provide an outline of Physics Forums logo.

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16. Aug 3, 2011

micromass

I would actually like to volunteer for that It seems like a fun idea, so I want to help out some way.

17. Aug 3, 2011

Staff: Mentor

Done!

18. Aug 3, 2011

lisab

Staff Emeritus
Thanks, micromass!

19. Aug 3, 2011

micromass

Well, if everybody agrees with me

Give me a couple of days to work out the details. I'm thinking of a contest every 2 months or so, to give people the time to design nice things.

20. Aug 3, 2011

Saitama

Thank you micromass for your interest.

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