Alright, duders...E3 2015 is a week away. It’s the 20th Anniversary of the very first E3 too, which for those of you who are not mathematically inclined, that means it’s the 21st E3! Well, if you've been around Giant Bomb for a while, you know that ever since 2009, the moderators have held a contest for the community to create the banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread. Whether you're a Photoshop master or a can't find the color red in MS Paint, you could win! So, read the rules carefully and start making pretty, awesome, terrible, and/or funny stuff!
Each of the eight winners will get a free month of premium membership on GiantBomb.com. If you're already are a premium member, an extra month will be added to your current subscription.
As an added bonus this year, each winner will have VIP (blue) status in Giant Bomb chat during E3, which includes the press conferences and the nightly Bombcasts. That means no cooldown for you! Just keep in mind that we will remove this privilege if you abuse it.
- You each can submit up to THREE banners for EACH press conference. So, if you've got multiple genius ideas for these newcomers, Bethesda and Square, have at it!
- Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. For example, if you win Microsoft, you can't win Sony. We gotta spread the love.
- All banners must be 650 x 150.
- In spite of @zombiepie and @Trace, animated GIFs are still legal.
- General forum rules apply (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff).
- Deadline is the night of Saturday, June 13.
- While everyone is encouraged to discuss and pick 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. I've also created a link for you that will automatically translate Pacific Daylight Time into wherever you are.
The Bethesda E3 Showcase
- Sunday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM PDT - Dolby Theatre (Local Time)
Xbox E3 2015 Briefing
- Monday, June 15 @ 9:30 AM PDT - Galen Center (Local Time)
EA World Premiere: E3 2015 Preview
- Monday, June 15 @ 1:00 PM PDT - Shrine Auditorium (Local Time)
Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2015
- Monday, June 15 @ 3:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater (Local Time)
PlayStation E3 2015 Press Conference
- Monday, June 15 @ 6:00 PM PDT - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Local Time)
The Nintendo Digital Event
- Tuesday, June 16 @ 9:00 AM PDT (Local Time)
Square Enix E3 Conference 2015
- Tuesday, June 16 @ 10:00 AM PDT (Local Time)
AMD presents PC Gaming Show: Powered by PC Gamer
- Tuesday, June 16 @ 5:00 PM PDT - Belasco Theater (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! If you need some inspiration, just check out all of the past winners below.