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Psdtuts+! 'New Dawn' Movie Poster Design Contest!


We have the next all new Psdtuts+ Design Contest. This contest is about creating a movie poster for a fictitious Sci-fi movie. Up for grabs is a Wacom tablet, a Logitech G9 laser mouse, subscriptions to 'Wired' magazine, loads of marketplaces credit and 1-year memberships to Psdtuts+. This is going to be a lot of fun! Learn all about the contest and how to enter at the jump!

About the Contest

Imagine a new blockbuster thriller set in the near future where some kind of mysterious force threatens the world. In this movie the setting is a post-apocalyptic cityscape.

For the purposes of this contest the movie is called 'New Dawn' and the tagline is "Extinction is not an option." Pick your own rock-star cast of Hollywood celebrities and design your futuristic poster design. What is this mysterious force? What does this dystopian setting look like? Will it be a gritty cyberpunk fight-fest or set so far in the future that the world is unrecognizable? Is it animated or live action? You call the shots.

Read on to find out more about How to Enter, Prizes, Terms & Conditions, and learn about our Sponsors. You may want to stop by Tomasz Opasinski's site here for some poster inspiration. He wrote the Psdtuts+ PLUS tutorial Demolition Made Easy in Photoshop, which covers techniques he used in creating the "I Am Legend" posters.

Entries are open between now and the end of December. So, get your entries in before December 31st. We'll be announcing the winners shortly after the New Year. Get creative with this contest and have fun!

How to Enter

To enter the competition, contestants must submit any number of exciting movie poster design(s) into the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group. Be sure to utilize the following directions:

  • Submit your poster design via the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group, tagged with "pstnewdawn."
  • Submit a JPG image that is 600 pixels wide by 911 pixels tall. Now you can submit bigger, but base it on a standard 1-Sheet Movie poster, which is 27 inches wide by 41 inches tall. You may want to design at that full size, and then shrink it down to a size that will fit on our website, which is 600 pixels wide.
  • Include in the description a brief interpretation of your poster design.
  • Include in the description of your Flickr entry any stock or source images you have used including URLs to those images.


Terms & Conditions

  • Entries into the competition must be entirely your work. If you use stock images in the composition, you must have an appropriate license to use the image and place a link to the image used in the description of your item.
  • Entries must be submitted to the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group pool before midnight December 31st Eastern Standard Time.
  • Plus memberships will be issued from the date of notification of the winners. They are not redeemable for cash.
  • AudioJungle/FlashDen/ThemeForest credit will be issued to a username provided by the winners. This prize is not redeemable for cash and can only be spent on those sites.
  • Judging of the winners will be done by the editor and writing staff of Psdtuts+ in conjunction with the TUTS Manager. Our decision is final.
  • Staff or regular writers of Psdtuts+ are not eligible to enter. Occasional contributors (i.e. people who have had less than 2 tutorials published on the site) are eligible to enter.

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