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Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:32 PM Reply

Quick note: Check out this My Newgrounds thread!

Adam Phillips has donated his Best of November winnings to the other four winners in the movie category!

Also in the spirit of giving, we will be giving Wacom Intuos 3 tablets to a select group of artists.

If you have made noteable contributions to NG and have been drawing with a mouse, please PM me with the following info:

1. Your name and mailing address - be sure to include your country, town, zip code, etc.
2. Your phone number, if you live outside the US (we need this for delivery in some countries)
3. Size, based on your monitor aspect ratio. Traditional monitors should use a 6x8 tablet, whereas widescreen monitors are best with a 6x11. Please specify "6x8" or "6x11".
4. Links to your contributions here on NG, namely Flash and art forum submissions. This is VERY important so present it well.

Don't get your hopes up because judging from last year, I will get a TON of requests and most people won't get one. And please don't post your info in this thread, only do it via private message.

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There is one more gift on the way for an even smaller group of people who made noteable contributions to NG this year: Our FIRST ANNUAL TANK TROPHIES!

This isn't some plastic novelty you can buy in a store; the tank was hand sculpted to match our logo and each trophy is cast from bronze. Our cost alone was over $500 per trophy! The base will include an engraved plaque so everyone knows who the winner was.

These trophies are so heavy you can kill someone with them. MC held an Emmy once and says ours is A LOT heavier, and that's all that matters.

Prize categories have not yet been finalized, but they will most likely be:

1. Movie of the Year
2. Game of the Year - Programming
3. Game of the Year - Art
4. Song of the Year (from Audio Portal)
5. Leadership Award

I broke game of the year into two categories so that one programmer and one artist will receive a trophy, not necessarily for the same game. I'm hoping this will encourage some very attractive games in 2008, because these are annual awards from now on. :)

The leadership award is for a member of the community who has had the greatest impact on Newgrounds in the past year. This award is open to anyone who has organized special events, collabs, contests, etc. We really appreciate the support of community members who STEP UP to make NG a better place, and this annual award is the least we can do to say THANKS!!!

We will be announcing nominees in January. Please respond to this post with your opinion on the following questions:

1) What should we call the trophy? The Tankies? The Shermans? Be creative...

2) Should the song of the year be required to be featured in a game or movie (like the Oscars)? This would encourage more collaboration on big projects.

3) What nominations would you like to make for each of the above categories? These will all be taken under advisement.

Finally, here's a picture of the trophy!!!

Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms!


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:33 PM Reply

Beautiful :O
I wants one.


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:33 PM Reply

Woah, awesome trophy!


Also, cocks.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:37 PM Reply

ME TOO!!

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:38 PM Reply

That trophy is godly.


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:39 PM Reply

At 12/13/07 12:33 PM, Ledgey wrote: Beautiful :O
I wants one.

Me too


Don't care

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:40 PM Reply

Suddenly I have the urge to start learning flash...


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:42 PM Reply

Haha, that adds a whole new incentive. I would rather have an award from Newgrounds than anywhere else!

You guys roxor!


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:42 PM Reply

All sounds cool Tom. Wish the prizes didn't mainly revolve around flash, since i have no chance of getting one :(

Anyway, in response to your 3 questions;

1) What should we call the trophy? The Tankies? The Shermans? Be creative...

Gargh, i suck at creativity. The Tankies sounds sorta cool mind.

2) Should the song of the year be required to be featured in a game or movie (like the Oscars)? This would encourage more collaboration on big projects.

No. I've heard a lot of good audio submissions that haven't been featured in a game/movie. Would be a shame if they missed out to due to circumstance's beyond their control.

3) What nominations would you like to make for each of the above categories? These will all be taken under advisement.

I'll have a think and might get back to you with this one.

Finally, here's a picture of the trophy!!!

Sweet... Very sweet :)


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:43 PM Reply

Predictions: Movie - waterlollies
Games - Darkcut 2 (graphics), portal (programming)
Leadership - jmtb02 or Luis (for their fantastic group work and making projects)

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:43 PM Reply

Hey! For the name, call it:

The Bedns


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:43 PM Reply

hmm...
I've been drawing with a mouse, but that's only because my cruddy 3x5 tablet doesn't help me at all.
That might be because it's too small, and i also have a widescreen monitor.

Should I consider giving tablets another chance tom?


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:44 PM Reply

Nice trophy, very swish. I'd really like one of those Wacom tablets, but I guess I don't deserve one until I submit some better stuff.


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:45 PM Reply

At 12/13/07 12:41 PM, LiquidSapphire wrote: The shines on the tank look like they were made in PS...anyway, congrats to whoever is winning the trophy!

Yeah, the guys were bitching about people using lens flairs, so I stuck lens flairs all over the picture to piss everyone off. But it made it look extra flashy.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:47 PM Reply

At 12/13/07 12:43 PM, Kajenx wrote: Hey! For the name, call it:

The Bedns

Oh man... We need a trophy of Bedn's head giving a thumbs up... DAMMIT.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:47 PM Reply

That trophy rocks

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:48 PM Reply

At 12/13/07 12:43 PM, Meebs wrote: Should I consider giving tablets another chance tom?

Yes, PM me with your info and I'll put on you on the list for consideration. :)


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:49 PM Reply

Whoa, now that trophy is something I would love to work for =o


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:50 PM Reply

So you're finally whipping out the tank trophies, eh/ 'Bout time :D.


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:51 PM Reply

American tank-based names for the award seem appropriate. How about the Abrams? Or The Chaffees?

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:55 PM Reply

Damn! It's too bad that I've been having trouble with Flash... I wish I could be able to qualify at least for the tablets. That mouse is killing me!


Please, ignore my typos in my posts because I don't feel like double posting to "correct it".
Got 5 to 10 minutes to waste? Drawing N' stuff.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:55 PM Reply

At 12/13/07 12:51 PM, Incognitus wrote: American tank-based names for the award seem appropriate. How about the Abrams? Or The Chaffees?

It's tough because I think our logo looks the most like a Sherman:

Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms!


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:56 PM Reply

Man, this naming stuff is hard...


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:56 PM Reply

I know most people are going to disagree with me, but I think the hands-down champion of the leadership award would be f00d, for his work on Dailytoons and Dailytoon 400.

Few people here know of how much work he did to make sure DT 400 part 1 made it out the door in time. He's still working on part 2.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:56 PM Reply

Woah, this is pretty fucking sweet. How many 'goals' are there on NG now!? Front page, Daily 1st, Weekly 1st, Top 50, Top 20 of the month, King of the Portal...its KERAZY and I fucking love it.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:57 PM Reply

Okay... errmmmm...

How's the "Shootingmetalwarcar" sound? You can thank me with a 6x8.

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 12:59 PM Reply

At 12/13/07 12:32 PM, TomFulp wrote: These trophies are so heavy you can kill someone with them.

Where can I get one?

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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 01:00 PM Reply

Woah they're awesome!


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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 01:02 PM Reply

LOL, your pic needs more lens flare.

Really awesome step for NG to award yearlies.
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Response to Tank Trophies and Free Wacoms! Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 01:03 PM Reply

I want to nominate Micheal swain for this one! I think he deserves it!
PS i think these should be called 'the Blammys!"


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