Defcon 13 Artwork Contest Submission Guidelines


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DEFCON 13 Artwork General Information

Submission deadline: All submissions must be received by June 15.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

Categories:

Prizes: Winners will be contacted individually and be announced on the website and recognized in the DefCon 13 printed program.

  • There may be multiple winners per category.
  • We reserve the right to not select a winner for every category

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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DEFCON 13 Artwork Submission Requirements

All artwork should be named using the following convention:

Name your entries in the following format to help us add them on-line faster: dc-13-[your-handle]-[#].[jpg/gif/psd/eps] where [your-handle] is your handle in lowercase with spaces replaced with dashes. [#] is replaced by a number representing the current logo you are submitting. [jpg/gif/psd/eps] is either a jpeg, a gif, unflattened photoshop file, or illustrator eps the four file formats accepted. For example, Net Ninja is submitting three jpeg logos. He would name the first one dc-13-net-ninja-1.jpg and the last one dc-13-net-ninja-3.jpg. Send files individually (if it is a single submission) or archived (.zip or .sit) if there are multiples.

Send files individually (if it is a single submission) or archived (.zip or .sit) if there are multiples.

Artwork should incorporate the following text: DEFCON/DefCon/Def Con 13/XIII/2005/thirteen

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

Please read the additional requirements for each category carefully.

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DEFCON 13  Artwork: ASCII

Requirements:

  • ASCII Art may be made any size you desire but the resolution should be set to be 600dpi (for .jpg or .psd) AT THE FINAL PRINT SIZE (eg. 5x 7 at 600 dpi). the preferred format is vector artwork.
  • ASCII Art may be of any subject but extra bonus points will be given to those that are DEFCON oriented.

What we will do with it:
ASCII Art submissions will be added on-line to the DEFCON web site, and cool banners may be included in the con program.

What you can win:
The first place winner will receive 1) free admission to the conference for one person and 2) a $39 credit that may be used at the official DEFCON SWAG Store and recognition in the con program and website.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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DEFCON 13 Artwork: Banners

Requirements:

  • Banners may be made any size you desire, but the most common is 468 x 60 pixels. Please set the resolution to be 600dpi (for .jpg or .psd).
  • Artwork should incorporate the following text: DEFCON/DefCon/Def Con 13/XIII/2005/thirteen
  • Accepted file formats: jpg, gif, psd, eps

What we will do with it:
Banner submissions will be added on-line to the DEFCON web site, and cool banners may be included in the con program.

What you can win:
1) free admission to the conference for one person and 2) a $39 credit that may be used at the official DEFCON SWAG Store and recognition in the con program and website.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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DEFCON 13 Artwork: Key Cards

Requirements:

  • Art must be built to the following size: 1.975" x 3.75" (either orientation is fine). Make sure all type is set at least 0.25 inches from each edge.
  • Artwork should incorporate the following text:
    DEFCON/DefCon/Def Con 13/XIII/2005/thirteen
  • Art for logos will only be accepted if they are submitted in the following formats:
    • VECTOR EPS file, with type converted to outlines.
    • OR Photoshop .psd file, at 300 dpi or greater the the specified physical size.

What we will do with it:
Key Card submissions will be added on-line to the DEFCON web site, and cool key card art may be included in the con program.

What you can win:
1) free admission to the conference for one person and 2) a $39 credit that may be used at the official DEFCON SWAG Store and recognition in the con program and website.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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DEFCON 13 Artwork: Posters

Requirements:

  • Posters must measure no larger than 24"w x 36"h at 72 dpi or higher.
  • Posters must incorporate the track/event name and the following text:
    DEFCON/DefCon/Def Con 13/XIII/2005/thirteen
  • Avoid all-black or all-dark backgrounds- these never reproduce well.
  • Events/track posters that we are looking for are (more coming soon):
    • Chill Out - DJ Action
    • Black & White Ball
    • Cat & Mouse
    • Attack & Defend
    • Capture the Flag
    • Info Booth
  • Accepted file formats: jpg, gif, psd, eps, pdf

What we will do with it:
Poster submissions will be added on-line to the DEFCON web site, and cool poster art may be included in the con program. Winning submissions will be used for actual signs during the contest.

What you can win:
1) free admission to the conference for one person and 2) a $39 credit that may be used at the official DEFCON SWAG Store and recognition in the con program and website.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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DEFCON 13 Artwork: T-shirts

Requirements:

  • Art for T-shirts will only be accepted if they are submitted in the following format: VECTOR EPS file, with type converted to outlines.
  • Art must incorporate the following text:
    DEFCON/DefCon/Def Con 13/XIII/2005/thirteen

Photoshop, PDF, Word, .TIF, .GIF, .JPG and any other files submitted in formats other than what is specified above WILL NOT be accepted for entry to the T-shirt contest.

What we will do with it:
T-shirt art submissions will be added on-line to the DEFCON web site, and cool T-shirt art may be included in the con program.

What you can win:
1) free admission to the conference for two persons and 2) a $130 credit that may be used at the official DEFCON SWAG Store and recognition in the con program and website.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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DEFCON 13 Artwork: Wallpaper

Requirements:

  • Create your desktop wallpaper at 1600 x 1200, 72dpi
  • Art must incorporate the following text:
    DEFCON/DefCon/Def Con 13/XIII/2005/thirteen

Accepted file formats: jpg and psd

What we will do with it:
Wallpaper submissions will be added on-line to the DEFCON web site, and cool wallpapers may be printed in the con program.

What you can win:
1) free admission to the conference for one person and 2) a $39 credit that may be used at the official DEFCON SWAG Store and recognition in the con program and website.

Submit all entries to: blackbeetle\at\defcon dot org

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