Earth2Mars has picked winning custom photography designs

For $1800 they received 174 design concepts from 41 designers!

  • Award 1
    AR by Kreativa_Studio
  • Award 2
    Variation by mattjumper
  • Award 3
    01 by mfourex

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Earth2Mars buyer
Entry Awarded 7-Oct-09 5:34 a.m. GMT
I awarded mfourex with $400 for 01.
Earth2Mars buyer
Entry Awarded 7-Oct-09 5:27 a.m. GMT
I awarded mattjumper with $400 for Variation.
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 5-Oct-09 5:48 a.m. GMT
One last comment on this one... from Tony:

Here is a link to a thank you from TR for all the designers.

http://www.earthtomars.com/TR_Homepage_Contest_Thankyou.html

See you all next time.
Earth2Mars buyer
Entry Awarded 4-Oct-09 5:10 a.m. GMT
I awarded Kreativa_Studio with $1000 for AR.
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 4-Oct-09 5:03 a.m. GMT
Here's the way it falls.

Designers, be patient for the second and third place prizes. I have to get with C-Spring to make it happen correctly.

I'll go initiate the 1st palce award right now. Congratulation Kreative Studio!

. $1,000 winner prize to Kreativa Studio
. $500 prize to MattJumper
. $250 prize to Mfourex
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 3-Oct-09 7:15 p.m. GMT
The order of the final three will be posted tonight at 8pm PDT.
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 3-Oct-09 7:12 p.m. GMT
I suggest reading the updates PixelCrafts, And I quote: "Also, the RRI team will only be seeing only completely new entries (no revisions), so if it's new submit it and if it's good we'll make sure it gets in front of them! We will be working with the winner to perfect the final design, and any partnership for finishing the ... (more)
I suggest reading the updates PixelCrafts,

And I quote:

"Also, the RRI team will only be seeing only completely new entries (no revisions), so if it's new submit it and if it's good we'll make sure it gets in front of them! We will be working with the winner to perfect the final design, and any partnership for finishing the rest of the site design will be based on how the modifications are completed, so if you don't win, don't sweat it. If the winner isn't a team player, the runners up will get a shot at completing the necessary work."

All new designs were reviewed, and one was included, but didn't make the cut. I know you worked hard on your design, but I can't see how it could have been made any clearer the the quote above from the updates.

Thanks,

Mars (Known to quote myself)

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Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 3-Oct-09 2:12 a.m. GMT
The RRI Team has narrowed it to a final three, with a second and third place cash prize to be given based on modifications to designs requested. The three finalists are: Kreativa Studio MattJumper Mfourex The prizes will be paid out as follows, again based on the designers making the modifications requested via PM. Please submit your revisions to me ... (more)
The RRI Team has narrowed it to a final three, with a second and third place cash prize to be given based on modifications to designs requested. The three finalists are:

Kreativa Studio
MattJumper
Mfourex

The prizes will be paid out as follows, again based on the designers making the modifications requested via PM. Please submit your revisions to me at: EarthToMars.Designs@gmail.com

. $1,000 winner prize
. $500 prize
. $250 prize

We will be announcing the winner upon receiving the final designs (as par instructions sent to individual designers) any designs not revised before the award cutoff (8 pm Saturday) will be judged as is.

Mr. Robbins will be making the announcement via web.

Thank you to all designers who participated. RRI had a very tough time choosing a winner, which is the reason for the the timing of this communique.

Regards and congratulations to the top 3,

Mars (like the planet) (less)
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 29-Sep-09 3:48 a.m. GMT
Results of Tony Robbins Survey: (There was a tie so we decided to include all 6) 1. Mfourex #105 2. KreativeStudio #131 3. Mattjumper #122 4. Viv #143 5. The Story so Far #119 6. TaurusMoonStudio #133 Even if you have already done so, please submit your answers to the 4 questions via PM agian. I'm in the muck as ... (more)
Results of Tony Robbins Survey: (There was a tie so we decided to include all 6)

1. Mfourex #105
2. KreativeStudio #131
3. Mattjumper #122
4. Viv #143
5. The Story so Far #119
6. TaurusMoonStudio #133

Even if you have already done so, please submit your answers to the 4 questions via PM agian. I'm in the muck as it were and it would be helpful to get them all again.

They're ready to decide as soon as I get them all. So please get them to me by 12pm pdt Tuesday to be considered(It's 8:30pm Monday here now)

They are interested in a one of the new (unsurveyed) designs. I will be contacting that designer for their answers.

Thanks to everyone else for participating,

Mars (Like the planet) (less)
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 27-Sep-09 6:53 a.m. GMT
ArtsAndLogos Wrote: We did not receive any feedback or ratings!!!!!!!! ______________________ shughesd Wrote: Mars, Thanks for the update. Can you answer the question : are you all still considering the entries that came in after you selected the semi-finalists? Thanks! _____________________ Mars Answered: No need for me to rate any of the new entries A&L. I will place them all ... (more)
ArtsAndLogos Wrote:

We did not receive any feedback or ratings!!!!!!!!
______________________

shughesd Wrote:

Mars,

Thanks for the update. Can you answer the question : are you all still considering the entries that came in after you selected the semi-finalists?

Thanks!

_____________________

Mars Answered: No need for me to rate any of the new entries A&L. I will place them all in front of the RRI people so they can make sure that they did not miss anything. And just so you all understand (Shug), we had to balance the time it will take for the survey and the cutoff point of the contest. All new designs are still in contention! I know the rhythm was a bit odd. The survey was a last minute idea, which I will encoporate again if TR decides to do the Rebrand as contest. We'll get it better next time around.

Mars (like the planet)
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Optimlife creative
Entry 27-Sep-09 12:43 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
kimejoe creative
Entry 27-Sep-09 12:20 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
create_aname creative
Entry 27-Sep-09 12:17 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
george_rakkos creative
Entry 26-Sep-09 10:23 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
PixelCrafts creative
Entry 26-Sep-09 8:04 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: This design includes photos, illustrations or fonts created by others and if the buyer picks it, they'll have to buy the rights. (?)
ballysally creative
Project Comment 26-Sep-09 7:28 p.m. GMT
Mars,

Thanks for the update. Can you answer the question : are you all still considering the entries that came in after you selected the semi-finalists?

Thanks!
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Update 26-Sep-09 5:39 p.m. GMT
Hi all! Mars here: I thougt I'd check in with you all and let you know that once the votes are compiled (???) I'll be asking the top five for the reasoning behind the design choices, but in the interest of giving you a headstart, I thought I'd post them now. We don't know which will be the final 5, ... (more)
Hi all!

Mars here:

I thougt I'd check in with you all and let you know that once the votes are compiled (???) I'll be asking the top five for the reasoning behind the design choices, but in the interest of giving you a headstart, I thought I'd post them now. We don't know which will be the final 5, but try to use an educated as to who you think you'll be up against.

Here are the questions for the top designers and their designs, their choices, and how it will reflect on the effectivness of TR's new homepage. The answers to the questions will play large part in determining the winner.

1. List 3 things that make your design unique and why you chose to incorporate those features relative to the brief.

2. Which competitors design do you feel offers yours the most competition and why?

3. What do you think is the weak point of their design (I will not post this answer unless you say otherwise)

4. Without fear of it affecting your chances what could I do better as a far as running a contest? I know there were a few weak points in my handling of this contest, but please help me improve my skills. (This answer has nothing to do with the selection process. You'll have to take my word on that)

Also, the RRI team will only be seeing only completely new entries (no revisions), so if it's new submit it and if it's good we'll make sure it gets in front of them! We will be working with the winner to perfect the final design, and any partnership for finishing the rest of the site design will be based on how the modifications are completed, so if you don't win, don't sweat it. If the winner isn't a team player, the runners up will get a shot at completing the necessary work.

Mars (No, not like the candy bar)
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Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 26-Sep-09 5:38 p.m. GMT
Hi all! Mars here: I thougt I'd check in with you all and let you know that once the votes are compiled (???) I'll be asking the top five for the reasoning behind the design choices, but in the interest of giving you a headstart, I thought I'd post them now. We don't know which will be the final 5, ... (more)
Hi all!

Mars here:

I thougt I'd check in with you all and let you know that once the votes are compiled (???) I'll be asking the top five for the reasoning behind the design choices, but in the interest of giving you a headstart, I thought I'd post them now. We don't know which will be the final 5, but try to use an educated as to who you think you'll be up against.

Here are the questions for the top designers and their designs, their choices, and how it will reflect on the effectivness of TR's new homepage. The answers to the questions will play large part in determining the winner.

1. List 3 things that make your design unique and why you chose to incorporate those features relative to the brief.

2. Which competitors design do you feel offers yours the most competition and why?

3. What do you think is the weak point of their design (I will not post this answer unless you say otherwise)

4. Without fear of it affecting your chances what could I do better as a far as running a contest? I know there were a few weak points in my handling of this contest, but please help me improve my skills. (This answer has nothing to do with the selection process. You'll have to take my word on that)

Also, the RRI team will only be seeing only completely new entries (no revisions), so if it's new submit it and if it's good we'll make sure it gets in front of them! We will be working with the winner to perfect the final design, and any partnership for finishing the rest of the site design will be based on how the modifications are completed, so if you don't win, don't sweat it. If the winner isn't a team player, the runners up will get a shot at completing the necessary work.

Mars (No, not like the candy bar)
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create_aname creative
Entry 26-Sep-09 4:45 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
wheelerdesign creative
Entry 26-Sep-09 3:37 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: This design includes photos, illustrations or fonts created by others and if the buyer picks it, they'll have to buy the rights. (?)
create_aname creative
Entry 26-Sep-09 12:23 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Update 25-Sep-09 10:52 p.m. GMT
Here are some answers to a few pertinent questions that I thought I should probably answer: ViV Wrote: Thanks for the semi-finalist status! Tough competition - but oh so fun! Just a quick note: I went to the surveymonkey link and am somewhat concerned that someone will sit there all day voting for their own design. Paranoid?...Maybe, but I just ... (more)
Here are some answers to a few pertinent questions that I thought I should probably answer:

ViV
Wrote:

Thanks for the semi-finalist status! Tough competition - but oh so fun! Just a quick note: I went to the surveymonkey link and am somewhat concerned that someone will sit there all day voting for their own design. Paranoid?...Maybe, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I realize the ...(more)

Mars replied:

Good question Viv.

First the people at RRI have already addressed that issue, but if there is a way to subvert the system and not get disqualified, by going in enough times to offset the large number of Tony's followers who are turning out, I say more power to them. The survey is in fact not the final deteming factor. From the survey, we will wittle it down to 5 contestants, and those 5 will be asked to give the reasoning behind their design. If someone would rather spend their time voting for their own design than working on their reasoning, I think it's safe to say they won't win anyway.
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taurusmoonstudio wrote:

What a wonderful surprise! Thank you.

Very inspired idea on the survey. When are you launching it and how long do you expect to be gathering data?


Mars answered:

This I can't say for sure how the whole process will work. This part of the contest process is a new idea I've developed in tandem with RRI. I'm just as curious about the outcome myself.

I do this Contest Management thing for the same reason you all do the design thing. I enjoy the struggle and the puzzle.

RRI may be interested in a potential C-Source rebrand, but I don't want to tip the hand with too much info. This whole process is in development. "If" there is another contest, right here on good ol' C-Spring or perhaps a head to head with that big C-Source monster called 99D (unless they're afraid that C-Spring might whoop all 99 of their proverbail asses.. Sorry, personal tangent, anyway the process would be something like this, but with definative social proof as to what the public likes. I think it'd do wonders for C-Spring and Crowd Sourcining in general. But I expect a "duck" job by the big dog, who has nothing to gain and everything to lose. Oh Jason! Thinking about replying to emials yet? (less)
Earth2Mars buyer
Project Comment 25-Sep-09 10:42 p.m. GMT
ViV Wrote: Thanks for the semi-finalist status! Tough competition - but oh so fun! Just a quick note: I went to the surveymonkey link and am somewhat concerned that someone will sit there all day voting for their own design. Paranoid?...Maybe, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I realize the ...(more) Mars replied: Good question Viv. First ... (more)
ViV
Wrote:

Thanks for the semi-finalist status! Tough competition - but oh so fun! Just a quick note: I went to the surveymonkey link and am somewhat concerned that someone will sit there all day voting for their own design. Paranoid?...Maybe, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I realize the ...(more)

Mars replied:

Good question Viv.

First the people at RRI have already addressed that issue, but if there is a way to subvert the system and not get disqualified, by going in enough times to offset the large number of Tony's followers who are turning out, I say more power to them. The survey is in fact not the final deteming factor. From the survey, we will wittle it down to 5 contestants, and those 5 will be asked to give the reasoning behind their design. If someone would rather spend their time voting for their own design than working on their reasoning, I think it's safe to say they won't win anyway.
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taurusmoonstudio wrote:

What a wonderful surprise! Thank you.

Very inspired idea on the survey. When are you launching it and how long do you expect to be gathering data?


Mars answered:

This I can't say for sure. This part of the contest process is a new idea I've developed in tandem with RRI. I'm just as curious about the outcome myself. (less)
ViV creative
Project Comment 25-Sep-09 5:03 p.m. GMT
Thanks for the semi-finalist status! Tough competition - but oh so fun! Just a quick note: I went to the surveymonkey link and am somewhat concerned that someone will sit there all day voting for their own design. Paranoid?...Maybe, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I realize the voting isn't the end-all, be-all to the ultimate decision ... (more)
Thanks for the semi-finalist status! Tough competition - but oh so fun! Just a quick note: I went to the surveymonkey link and am somewhat concerned that someone will sit there all day voting for their own design. Paranoid?...Maybe, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I realize the voting isn't the end-all, be-all to the ultimate decision but it will play a major role otherwise you wouldn't be doing it, right?

My two cents :)
Sincerely, ViV (Jeni Klassen) (less)
ballysally creative
Entry 25-Sep-09 10:35 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: This design includes photos, illustrations or fonts created by others and if the buyer picks it, they'll have to buy the rights. (?)
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