For ten years now, the moderators here at Giant Bomb have upheld a tradition unlike any other. This contest challenges anyone and everyone in the GB Community to create E3 banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread in the forums. Whether you're a Photoshop master or can't find the color blue in MS Paint, you could win!
E3 2018 is now ten days away! Well, unofficially. EA is doing their thing outside of E3 again and...just go with it. Read the rules carefully and start making beautiful, awesome, terrible, and/or funny stuff!
Firstly, each of the winners will each get a FREE MONTH of Giant Bomb Premium. If you are already a premium member, an extra month will be added to your current subscription.
Secondly, each winner will have VIP (Blue) status in Giant Bomb chat throughout E3. This includes the press conferences and the live night shows. That means no cool-down for you! Just keep in mind that we will remove it if you abuse it.
Thirdly, for the first time ever, your banner might be featured...somewhere else during Giant Bomb's E3 festivities.
- You can submit up to THREE banners for EACH press conference. So, if you've got multiple genius and/or idiotic ideas for one company, have at it!
- Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. For example, if you win Bethesda, you can't win Sony. We gotta spread the love.
- All banners must be 650 x 150.
- In spite of @zombiepie, animated GIFs are still legal. 15MB limit.
- General forum rules apply (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff).
- Deadline is 7 PM ET on Friday night, June 8th.
- While everyone is encouraged to discuss their favorites, winners are chosen only by the moderators.
Here are the details about when each conference is being held. Use these as you wish. Or don't. Or use incorrect information if you want! It hasn’t stopped people from winning in the past.
EA Play 2018
- Saturday, June 9 @ 11:00 AM PDT - The Hollywood Palladium (Your Local Time)
Xbox E3 2018 Briefing
- Sunday, June 10 @ 1:00 PM PDT - Microsoft Theater (Your Local Time)
The Bethesda E3 Showcase
- Sunday, June 10 @ 6:30 PM PDT (Your Local Time)
Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018
- Monday, June 11 @ 10:00 AM PDT (Your Local Time)
Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2018
- Monday, June 11 @ 1:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater (Your Local Time)
PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase
- Monday, June 11 @ 6:00 PM PDT (Your Local Time)
Nintendo Direct: E3 2018
- Tuesday, June 12 @ 9:00 AM PDT (Your Local Time)
It's a Lockdown, Baby
Now you know the rules and the basic info you should probably include. So, get to photoshopping, drawing, or even photographing! There's a template if you need a visual aid. And, if you need some inspiration, just check out all of the past winners here.
Just remember. This is a contest. It's really fuckin' hard. But, you know what we gotta do?
Let's feast, y'all.