Show why you love Halo Valentine’s Day Contest!

Based on feedback from the IPUL Virtual Snow Day contest, I am instead going with another contest: Details below:

 

In accordance with the National “Love” Holiday, I am holding a contest to see who ‘Loves’ Halo the MOST. From today until February 28th, 2013 at 11:59MT, submit an entry into one (or all) of the following 4 categories and get a chance to win a Master Chief Avatar Costume!

 

 

Category #1: Draw or paint something Halo related

Rules for Category 1:

You may use the following tools to draw: Pencil, crayon, marker, pastel, paint, and/or Photoshop/drawing Software.

You Artwork MUST be original. No duplicates, copying from other’s work, or mixing and matching images from various websites.

Your image must be either in a .JPG, or scanned .PDF file.

You MUST save the file as “[Your Name and Gamertag] Drawing Contest”

 

Category #2: Write a TRUE story of why you love Halo- It can be about your first moment playing one of the games; or why you love a favorite playlist, even a story about how you met your boy/girlfriend via Halo, just make sure that its true, and includes why you love Halo.

Rules for Category 2:

You may use any version of MS Office Word, Notebook, or writing software. As long as it is either in .DOC, .DOCX, .TXT, or .PDF

You MUST save the file as “[Your Name and Gamertag] Story Contest”

Your paragraph MUST be original, no stealing from other writers, books, articles, etc.

 

Category #3: Edit a video Montage Style- Trying to get noticed as a pro Halo gamer? Already a Pro and just waiting for the public to react to your Insane play style? Well if you have gaming footage of your Halo matches, and a computer, I want to see your talents!

Rules for Category 3:

You MUST use some type of Video Editing Software: Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere CS4,5,6; Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, Roxio Studio, Pinnacle, etc.

You MUST use ONLY game footage, no trailers, no gameplay trailers of any kind is allowed.

The video must be between 30 Seconds and 2 mins 30 seconds long. Not shorter or longer. I will let it slide if it is a couple milliseconds over or before, but that’s all.

You can contain music from soundtracks, songs, artists, but make sure you CREDIT them (meaning both the title, & album of the song, the artist, the composer (if necessary)) in the description.

Footage must be from one of the Halo multiplayer titles: Halo 3, Halo Reach, Halo 4

Both Custom & Campaign Games are NOT allowed, only matchmaking games are allowed.

You video segment MUST show your gamertag by showing the match results at the end. That way I know that the gamertag you submitted with the video proves you’re the owner.

The video must be uploaded to YouTube as a video response to my Halo tribute (link below) with the following information:

Title- [Your XBL Gamertag] Dogiojoe Halo Video Montage Contest

Description- This is my video entry for Dogiojoe’s Halo Valentines Montage Contest.

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_O8Hd2X-0I

Your video quality MUST be at a minimum of 480pi. I can understand most cannot do 720 or 1080pi yet, so it must be 480 to be accepted.

 

Category #4: Edit a video Trailer Mash-up Style- Like to mash-up trailers and music into a video?! I want to see your talents! Upload a Halo mash-up

Rules for Category 4:

You MUST use some type of Video Editing Software: Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere CS4,5,6; Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, Roxio Studio, Pinnacle, etc.

You MUST use ONLY trailers, no gameplay trailer of any kind is allowed.

The video must be between 30 Seconds and 2 mins 30 seconds long. Not shorter or longer. I will let it slide if it is a couple milliseconds over or before, but that’s all.

Footage must be from one of the Halo Video Games: Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Reach, Halo 4, Halo Wars.

 

You can contain music from soundtracks, songs, artists, but make sure you CREDIT them (meaning both the title, & album of the song, the artist, the composer (if necessary)) in the description.

The video must be uploaded to YouTube as a video response to my Halo tribute (link below) with the following information:

Title- [Your XBL Gamertag] Dogiojoe Halo Video Montage Contest

Description- This is my video entry for Dogiojoe’s Halo Valentines Montage Contest.

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_O8Hd2X-0I

Your video quality MUST be at a minimum of 480pi. I can understand most cannot do 720 or 1080pi yet, so it must be 480 to be accepted.

 

 

Categories #1 & 2 must submit their work to my facebook page by February 28th, 2013 at 11:59pm MT:  http://www.facebook.com/Dogiojoeswebb

Categories #3 & 4 must submit their work (via the guidelines listed above) by February 28th, 2013 at 11:59pm MT.

 

Winners will be determined by me using the following point scale:

Clear and precise dedication to the Halo Franchise: 1 to 25 points

Originality: 1 to 25 points

Creativity: 1 to 25 points

WOW factor: 1 to 25 points

Total possible Points: 100

 

The top 3 winners per category for a total of 12 winners who will receive a choice of either a female or male avatar Master Chief Armor set.

In the event of a tie, I will use the entry with the most “WOW Factor” points.

In the event of another tie, I will use the entry with the most Halo Dedication points.

For each category, there must be a minimum of 5 entries in order for me to give out a code.

 

 

Good LUCK!

 

 

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