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Welcome to the 2011 Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition!

The audio competition will be taking place here: http://bigred.newgrounds.com

Contest Rules:

Dimensions - 4.75 x 4.75 inches
Required Text - "Newgrounds Hip Hop Competition 2011".
Deadline: April 4th, 2011.
Prize: NG store credit for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 1st place gets to help design the next album we print!
Content - Anything you like! One idea would be to take common Newgrounds characters and make them gangster, like BizarroJoe did. If you have any other great ideas though give it a shot!

Want to design the art of a music album? Right now I am running a hip hop competition with a ton of Newgrounds musicians. In the end of it all I will be producing an album with the winning entries and selling that album through the Newgrounds store. All proceeds will be going towards prizes for future NG Hip Hop competitions.

To create this album we need art, hence the NGHH art competition! To enter you need to design an album cover for the next competition. The winner will be expected to help out with the rest of the album (2 CDs and an inner panel). BizarroJoe was last year's winner and he did an excellent job! We have printed the CD and it is now available in the Newgrounds store. Buy it if you want to support NGHH!

Disclaimer
You are allowed multiple submissions but only one may win. Artists retain ownership of their art but grant Big Red and Newgrounds the right to use it in the future for promotional purposes and to include it in the 2011 album.

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 17:31:04


my entry this year will be less whack


https://generated.inspirobot.me/a/qlPBXrQme5.jpg

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 17:38:37


At 3/4/11 05:21 PM, BigRed wrote: Dimensions - 4.75 x 4.75 inches

Is that at 300 DPI, or what?


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 17:49:03


300 DPI preferrably. The CD front itself, when printed, has to be those dimensions in inches. This is why I specified inches instead of pixels. If you want a different DPI that's not a big problem, as long as you can be certain it will work when printed on the cover insert.


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 20:14:12


At 3/4/11 05:21 PM, BigRed wrote: Dimensions - 4.75 x 4.75 inches

without a ppi thats really no use... how many pixels per inch do you need? Its probably 300, but still; you should have said that, not I.

The winner will be expected to help out with the rest of the album (2 CDs and an inner panel).

Why not have three winners; nr 1. will have the atual cover; nr 2. will have the second cover and nr. 3 will have the inner panel...?


NEVER LOOSE FAITH IN MANCUNT

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 21:28:22


At 3/4/11 08:14 PM, J-qb wrote:
At 3/4/11 05:21 PM, BigRed wrote: The winner will be expected to help out with the rest of the album (2 CDs and an inner panel).
Why not have three winners; nr 1. will have the atual cover; nr 2. will have the second cover and nr. 3 will have the inner panel...?

well that might look a bit goofy since they would need track listings for the back and it might clash with 2nd or 3rd place, plus there wouldn't be color schemes or anything etc, it looks better if one person puts in their own one style into i think.


https://generated.inspirobot.me/a/qlPBXrQme5.jpg

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 21:32:51


At 3/4/11 09:28 PM, Boss wrote:
At 3/4/11 08:14 PM, J-qb wrote:
At 3/4/11 05:21 PM, BigRed wrote: The winner will be expected to help out with the rest of the album (2 CDs and an inner panel).
Why not have three winners; nr 1. will have the atual cover; nr 2. will have the second cover and nr. 3 will have the inner panel...?
well that might look a bit goofy since they would need track listings for the back and it might clash with 2nd or 3rd place, plus there wouldn't be color schemes or anything etc, it looks better if one person puts in their own one style into i think.

well, you could still have one person design the outside of the one cd and the other person do the outside of the other cd.... I dont see how having an insided by another artist would clash with that....

Its all up to you, it was just a suggestion so that you could get more prizes instead of only the first prize..


NEVER LOOSE FAITH IN MANCUNT

BBS Signature

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-04 21:34:42


also: you do not actually mention prizes.... dont know if you have any but if you do you might want to mention them; if you dont.... is it really a competition?


NEVER LOOSE FAITH IN MANCUNT

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 03:46:41


From the first post: "Prize: NG store credit for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 1st place gets to help design the next album we print!"

Exact numbers will be announced, I'm just waiting to hear back from Tom. Also, it's much harder to organize collabs when you involve more people. The way I've decided to do it 2nd and 3rd will get prizes, but 1st gets creative control of the album. It's not just images put together, it's a project with an artistic vision, and we'll need more than just an album cover (Track listing, credits, and discs). If you check out the album in the NG store you can see BizarroJoe included the 2nd and 3rd place images on it on the inside cover.


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 05:29:27


Another question.

You say first place gets to help design the next album you print, but does the person that wins get paid to do that, in addition to whatever they win for first place?


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 06:09:06


At 3/4/11 05:21 PM, BigRed wrote: Dimensions - 4.75 x 4.75 inches

I'm terrified of the Imperial measuring system. Can I pretend that it's metric, even if it isn't? I promise not to change the size.

Well, hopefully my submission will actually get finished this year or something. I certainly remember last year's competition, and if anything it was completely beast. BizzaroJoe did great with the cover. You did great Joe. It looks so suitable and for some reason suits the music to boot.

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 08:10:01


Just a quick sketch.

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You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 09:51:17


Hope you like it.

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You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 11:57:05


At 3/5/11 09:51 AM, Peglay wrote: Hope you like it.

Sick pic!

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 13:35:22



You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 13:59:31


At 3/5/11 05:29 AM, Aigis wrote: Another question.

You say first place gets to help design the next album you print, but does the person that wins get paid to do that, in addition to whatever they win for first place?

The store credit prize is what they get for it.


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 14:01:31


At 3/5/11 06:09 AM, Lintire wrote:
At 3/4/11 05:21 PM, BigRed wrote: Dimensions - 4.75 x 4.75 inches
I'm terrified of the Imperial measuring system. Can I pretend that it's metric, even if it isn't? I promise not to change the size.

Well, hopefully my submission will actually get finished this year or something. I certainly remember last year's competition, and if anything it was completely beast. BizzaroJoe did great with the cover. You did great Joe. It looks so suitable and for some reason suits the music to boot.

Absolutely, haha. The submissions have to fit onto a standard CD insert, that's really all I require from it. metric works for me :P


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 14:05:01


At 3/5/11 01:35 PM, Peglay wrote: Like it?

Looks cool man. Kudos on submission numbah one!


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 14:06:07


At 3/5/11 01:59 PM, BigRed wrote:
At 3/5/11 05:29 AM, Aigis wrote: Another question.

You say first place gets to help design the next album you print, but does the person that wins get paid to do that, in addition to whatever they win for first place?
The store credit prize is what they get for it.

In addition, as this comp grows we might be able to offer more. The money raised from albums will all go to prizes, but right now we're still in the negative cash zone.


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 16:37:03


At 3/5/11 01:59 PM, BigRed wrote:
At 3/5/11 05:29 AM, Aigis wrote: Another question.

You say first place gets to help design the next album you print, but does the person that wins get paid to do that, in addition to whatever they win for first place?
The store credit prize is what they get for it.

So you're just expecting that people will be wanting to do more work for free if they win?


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-05 18:53:27


I shipped two finished CD's to BizarroJoe in Spain. If this isn't something you find exciting you don't have to enter. In the future things will be bigger and rewards better, but this is only the second time around. Gotta build a movement :)


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-08 04:46:36


At 3/5/11 09:51 AM, Peglay wrote: Hope you like it.

Looks ill so far man.

I feel like you should touch it up some more. those letters seem kind of dull.
You should throw in a background, or something to make it "pop" a little more.

If I had to give it a 1 - 10, in its current status, I would rate it an 8. I feel like you could easily turn this in to a 10. You should at least give it a shot and see what you can creatively impose to the already "8".

Like I said before man, it looks great so far, and you did a damn good job too.
Just see what you could do if you messed around with it some more, maybe add some more effects to the letters, just give it go, ok?

-HeIsAlive

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-09 08:21:04


so yeah... after my obnoxious idiotic drunken posting I started working on a submission... stylistically influenced by what might be THE BEST HIP HOP ALBUM COVER EVER?!?!


NEVER LOOSE FAITH IN MANCUNT

BBS Signature

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-09 16:42:29


That's a sick cover, definitely a good starting point.


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-14 22:46:45


Check out the round 1 MC Knock Out tracks! If you want your vote to count PM me with your username and then leave a review on the track with your decision. Click here: http://bigred.newgrounds.com


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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-15 16:10:30


Im entering this i will work on it soon :D


Animation I want to be the Best Fucker.

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-16 21:30:31


I CAN'T RESIST A GOOD COMPETITION

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Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-17 08:38:08


Hey thanks for sending me that invitation for your contest yesterday, I can't say that I will make a promise to join your contest , I don't even listen to most Hip Hop music that's on the radio these days.

Response to Newgrounds Hip Hop Art Competition 2011-03-17 15:16:56


At 3/16/11 09:30 PM, deadspread83 wrote: I CAN'T RESIST A GOOD COMPETITION

Not bad, I love the style you made it in.
Totally sick bro.