Winter 2023 Banner Contest
Posted on 10 January 2023
Cosplayer: Khiral Cosplay | Photographer: Erik Paredes Photography
The Winter Banner contest is about to start! Win the opportunity to be featured on the Arda Wigs Canada website and social media banners. Winner will receive a $50 Arda Wigs Canada gift certificate and an Arda Ita bag!
- Out of the photos submitted, the Arda Wigs Canada team will be selecting one winner to be featured on our website and social media banners. We’ll be doing some crop tests on a handful of favourite photos to see what would look best within our website banner’s 1903×495 dimensions. You might consider submitting a couple alternative photos with your entry in the scenario that your first choice doesn’t quite fit the banner’s orientation.
- All entries must be oriented horizontally! Portraits will not be accepted.
- Photos containing excessive blood/gore, nudity, drugs, vulgar language, sexual acts, & potentially offensive content will not be accepted.
- Photos that are blurry, altered too much in colour, overly photoshopped, overly crowded and not centered with the model as the focus of the photo will not be accepted.
- Please don't submit photos with extra people or cars in the background that aren't intentionally part of the shot. Photos in a crowded room/convention hall will not be accepted.
- Please refrain from house photos, into mirrors, and progress shots; they will not be accepted.
- All models' faces must be seen. No back shots, please!
- Wig entries must have the wig visible. This does not mean we need one photo that has multiple angles in it, but just a nice shot that really shows off the wig you used and the styling done to it, if any. Don’t be afraid to show your wonderful work!
- PHOTO SIZE IS IMPORTANT! Please provide us with the highest quality photo you can, preferably 300 DPI, and the image needs to be at least 1900 pixels wide! Smaller photos will be considered, but if the photo is overly small/too low of a resolution and you don’t have a larger backup, it might not be accepted. Enlarging photos that are a low resolution will result in an image that is too blurry to use. If you’re unsure, email us with your photo and we’ll let you know if it’s too small. This is a larger size than previous contests, as the banner is larger with our new theme.
- Do not crop your image to the banner dimensions! Our graphic designer can do this if the image is selected. A taller image is needed for social media banners like Facebook, so having some extra pixels to work with is preferred.
- PLEASE GET PERMISSION FROM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS! A copyright agreement will be required to give us permission to publish your submitted entry on our social media, website, and in promotional materials and advertising. Further details are on the application form page.
- If an image was entered before but didn't win any prizes, you can submit a different photo of the same look, but not the same photo entered before.
- The featured model must be wearing an Arda wig. Please let us know which style and colour were used!
- Only one entry per person. You can enter a group, but no one in the group is allowed to enter another photo of themselves. All group members must be wearing an Arda Wig as well. If you enter in a group, know that we only give out one gift certificate/prize.
- Seasonal Sponsors are allowed to enter (as long as their entry is not using a sponsored wig), but long-term sponsors are not.
- If you are under the age of 18, a signature will be required from your parent or guardian.
- Due to the number of entries we receive, we are no longer able to follow-up for re-submissions if your image does not meet the guidelines. If your entry was not accepted and you're unsure why, you're welcome to email us and we'd be happy to let you know what to look out for in the next banner contest.
Deadline for submissions is January 23, 2023 | 12PM MST!
For Canadian submissions, please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org