Tempmas 2009 Starting!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    [​IMG] Tempmas 2009 Starting!
    Compo orgy, everyone join the fiesta!
    Dear members of GBAtemp, the GBAtemp staff is proud to present...

    Tempmas 2009
    Merry Tempmas everyone!

    If you still remember it, last year's Tempmas was a time of joy in which we held one mini-competition every day. Well, the concept changes this year: we have decided to hold 4 super-competitions... at the same time! Each competition has its own theme: drawing, music, videos, writing... Everyone should be able to enter at least one! And if you want, you can even enter all 4 of them.

    [​IMG] 1. Graphic Competition
    Theme: draw your own Tempmas Santa Claus or take a photo of one.
    In this competition, we ask you to either take a photo of a GBAtempesque Santa Claus, or draw one. Feel free to interpret these instructions in any way you want, there's room for creative minds here! Photos may be photoshopped if necessary. Please send your entry as JPG files (no animated GIF allowed).

    [​IMG] 2. Music Competition
    Theme: compose your own Christmas song.
    This competition is for musicians only! We would like you to compose a Christmas themed song, with lyrics that will need to include the word "GBAtemp" at least once. We're asking you to send an actual song here, not just lyrics! So please send your entry as an mp3 file, no other formats will be accepted.

    [​IMG] 3. Video Competition
    Theme: record a video that you think best depicts the Christmas Spirit.
    In this competition, we're expecting you to record a video about the Christmas Spirit. Again, there's room for creativity here, so feel free to express your imagination. One only rule here: the GBAtemp mascot or site name must be shown at least once in the video. Please upload the video to YouTube and send us the link; other video websites are not allowed.

    [​IMG] 4. Poem/writing Competition
    Theme: write a poem or story telling Santa Claus why you deserve your Christmas presents this year.
    Pretty self-explanatory here. If you've been a good boy or girl, tell Santa Claus why and you might get one of those neat gifts listed below. Your text, whether it is a poem, short story, or any other form of text, must include GBAtemp in it somewhere. If you wrote song lyrics to enter the Music compo, you cannot enter your lyrics for this one too, you'll have to submit another entry. Please submit your entry as TXT file, no other format accepted.

    How to submit my entry?
    Send your entry by e-mail to tm.*@gbatemp.net, where * is to be replaced by the number of the competition you are submitting your entry to (1=graphics, 2=music, 3=video, 4=writing). You must send 1 e-mail per entry, each to the correct address. An e-mail containing multiple entries will be disregarded. You may only send one entry per competition, but you are allowed to enter all four competitions. Please include your GBAtemp member name in the email! If you don't, we will not be able to identify your account if you happen to be part of the winning entries.

    How much time do I have?
    You have two weeks from now: you must submit your entries before the 21st of December, 23:59 GMT. This will give the staff a couple of days to review all entries and pick the best of them by Christmas, as the results will be announced on December 25th in the traditional Merry Christmas topic.

    Is there any prize to win?
    Nope, th... oh wait, yes there are plenty! This year our partners have been struggling with each other to supply us with awesome gifts for our beloved tempers. For each of those competitions, we will offer:
    • 1st prize: a brand new Nintendo DS Lite console, with the flashcart of your choice!
    • 2nd to 5th prizes: a brand new M3i Zero + 4GB MicroSD bundle!
    • 6th to 10th prizes: a stylish DS/DSLite/DSi case or R4i adapter.
    Please note that the prize list is subject to revision and might be updated in the future!

    Massive thanks to our partner sites for sponsoring this awesome Tempmas competition orgy! Check these guys out if you're ever in the market for gaming accessories - iShopVideoGame, Gamezway, WikiNDS
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    [​IMG] Discuss
  2. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    Apr 17, 2003
    Wassamatta U
    Merry Tempmas everyone! It should be a fun one. :)
  3. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    I have no artistic talents whatsoever so I won't be entering, but good luck to those of you who do.
    Merry Tempmas! :)
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Hm, I guess I'll give my talented hands a go at the poetry/short story category.

    Are rape themes allowed? [​IMG]

    Anyway, Happy Tempnukah!
  5. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    Merry tempmas! I look forward to seeing all the things you guys make! (I won't be participating as I have only a basic computer and no programming skills)
  6. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm definitely entering the music competition. One question though: Do the vocals have to be human, or can they be computer generated (No, I would not use a text-to-speech program, but rather LSDJ's speech fuction, since I'm doing my song in LSDJ). Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see all of the finished entries!
  7. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Wow this is pretty neat!!! Photo? as in pictures from the internet?
  8. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    Well seeing as i am completely incapable of doing any of the first three, I think i'll try my luck at the writing. I should be able to write a nice poem or story, I just have to brainstorm first. Maybe I'll write an epic...
  9. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    Oh WOW! A DSL + flashcart for first place? Damn, that's a really nice prize!
    This will be a lot harder than last year, but still fun nonetheless! Good luck to everyone who's entering and also thanks to GBAtemp for sponsoring this competition and the affiliates who helped out with prizes!

    EDIT: Quick question! For the music contest, does rap count? Because technically, it doesn't really have a melody but usually counts as a music genre..
  10. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

    Jul 11, 2009
    Montreal, QC
    merry tempmas everybody
  11. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    So I guess composed music on an instrument is out of the question?
  12. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Anti Switch Owners

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    The prizes are extravagant luxury, the competition ideas are genius, and everyone who enters is an instant winner!

    Good job! :yaypsp:

    edit: wth where is my beloved yaypsp emote?

    HUMBUG! [​IMG]
  13. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

    Jul 21, 2009
    United States
    MErry Tempmas!
  14. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 15, 2007
    Damn! O__O I'm going to enter all just so I have something to do :)
  15. mitch coutts

    mitch coutts Member

    May 5, 2009
    canada chilliwack
    love that tempmas and happy new year love it all
  16. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    everything is allowed for the music category as long as its an MP3 and it has lyrics (no matter who or what sings/speaks them)
    could be just rap with no instruments but bear in mind that the jury might not appreciate it much [​IMG] unless you got real talent I guess?
  17. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    So the first contest can COMPLEATLY be done in photoshop
  18. rikuumi

    rikuumi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 2, 2008
    United States
    wow nice prizes! im going to make GBATEMP poem for sure! MERRY TEMPMAS!
  19. ericling

    ericling GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 15, 2009
    Urgh..the prize sooo cool
    But I dun know how to do everything though =.=

    Maybe poem the easiest..Try to do [​IMG]
  20. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

    Dec 18, 2008
    United States
    Middle of the ocean.
    Mmmm I suck at all the competitions for this years tempmas. [​IMG] Only things I could do is a poem.
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