"All good things come to an end."
Words said a man much wiser than myself. But it wasn't because he really meant it - it was only because he had heard it somewhere else first and thought it made him sound clever. Lucky for all you dummies, the ON3P Worst Topsheet Contest isn't a good thing. It's a terrible thing. And it's back for 2012.
That's right - ignoring that little voice inside of us that has been screaming "Don't do it to yourselves, not again!", we are officially embarking again into this grotesque journey into the unknown.
Before we release the gauntlet - PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A SERIOUS SHOT. Every year, we have several entries that have to be disqualified for one reason or another. This tragedy can be averted by what's probably a 2nd or 3rd grade level skill set, assuming you weren't that kid who sat in the corner and ate snot while the other kids made up new names to call you. The contest is open submission until April 27th.
After that, ON3P will .... And then NS will.... The winner in each category will be sent a pair of skis with their terrible work printed on the topsheet. You even get to choose any non-limited edition ski in our line to put it on. Did you get all that Booger Bandit? I bet you didn't. Gross.
No, the winner can not swap out the graphics that they make for stock graphics. It doesn't work that way. On the one hand, you get a pair of badass, handmade skis for free. On the other hand... well, you're being punished for being a crappy enough artist to "win".
FOR ALL OF THOSE FAMILIAR WITH THIS CONTEST - PLEASE READ.
After the first year of the contest, people complained that chose the "Best" graphics. Yea, the creator of the grizzlycorn got a free pair of skis, but only because nobody has ever come up with a more awesome fantastic animal, so don't try. He wasn't the only winner, he's just the more celebrated of the two.
Last year, we let you all decide who would win - well again you chose a graphic that we wouldn't be completely embarrassed to ski on... He was also a team rider. Major facepalm, we can't trust you with anything...
This year, we will choose a graphic that makes our stomachs turn because it's truly what we believe to be the WORST entry. So, don't try to make us laugh... try to make us cry.
To view last year's winne.... losers.... check the article here:
This year, we are giving away two pairs of skis!
Most Popular - Enter the contest, if your topsheet is bad enough to be selected as a finalist, it'll go to a head to head round with the other top picks. Voting will narrow down the selections to one, there can only be one! Upload your entry on the 9th of April, submissions will end on the 27th of April, at which time the voting period will begin. Good luck!
Employee Pick - A edumacated panel of judges will go through all of the entries and vote on the favorite. To enter this, you can either submit your topsheet via the NS contest upload system, or you can post it in the thread. We'll keep submissions open in the thread until the very night of the panel!
NO COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL CAN BE USED IN THE CREATION OF YOUR IMAGE UNLESS YOU HAVE THE OWNERS PERMISSION
Past that lone rule, there are no rules. Whatever makes it terriblest. We do have some suggestions however:
- 150 DPI (standard for our printers, 300 DPI is nice, but unnecessary.)
- Make a huge canvas to start, size up. Our 191cm skis use a 33cm by 198cm topsheets, so make them BIG.
- High resolution is always better. We can work with low res somewhat, but the bigger the better.
- If it would be deleted from NSG, it cant go on the topsheet. We cannot be held accountable for distributing pornography, at least not yet.
- Keep in mind that the ski shape that you ideally want - thinner skis like park skis need thinner graphics (A Filthy Rich is 88mm underfoot, our biggest is 135mm) so plan your design appropriately so it doesnt fail when we put it on the ski.
You win your creation! If you win the popular vote or the employee pick, choose any non-limited edition 2012/2013 model you wish and we'll do the rest. Your ski will come with your custom topsheet for a truly one of a kind ski.
Upload a file here! We do advise keeping a working file around just in case you need to make any adjustments before printing.
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