Ego Trippin Wallpaper Design Contest: Final Winners

Posted Wednesday, 25 June 2008 in Design
The Ego Trippin Wallpaper Design Contest is drawing to a close, and we're pleased to reveal the winning entry!

1st Place & Overall Contest Winner:

Snoop Dogg Contest Winner
1. j909 - Jorge Lopez   [view fullsize image]

We have a winner! This final round of the contest clearly upped the ante - a greater number of extremely elaborate and well designed wallpapers were submitted in this round than in any of the preceding rounds.

I believe a lot of people probably had the feeling when they saw the image above, that this might just be "the one". The style and feel matches the song in question particularly well, the typography is (in our opinion) spot-on, and it has a certain iconic feel that makes you sit up and take notice.

These factors were in fact sufficient to secure a top score from ALL the contest judges, thereby making this the overall contest winner as well as the winner of round 3. The overall contest prize is an amazing MacBook Air, congratulations!

But let's not forget that this was a tightly fought contest, something the quality of the short-listed entries below should illustrate. A big "thank-you" is due to everyone who participated - there would have been no contest without you!

2nd Place: Winner of a Snoop Dogg Swag Bag:

Snoop Dogg Contest Entry
2. bgomez   [view fullsize image]

3rd Place: Winner of a Snoop Dogg Swag Bag:

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3. RubenB   [view fullsize image]

The Top 15:

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4. j909   [view fullsize image]

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5. rodshakur   [view fullsize image]

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6. scpgt   [view fullsize image]

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7. DanielSL   [view fullsize image]

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8. krystian   [view fullsize image]

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9. bgomez   [view fullsize image]

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10. richy_88   [view fullsize image]

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11. MarcusAurelius   [view fullsize image]

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12. Kalisand   [view fullsize image]

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13. jonasbmf   [view fullsize image]

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14. SpencerKing   [view fullsize image]

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15. Martius   [view fullsize image]

Honorable Mentions:

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The source photos used in Round 3:

Ego Trippin CD CoverEgo Trippin LogoSnoop Dogg LogoSnoop Dogg 1Snoop Dogg 2Abandoned vintage carsBlack western cowboy hatRoad in desertBoots & Denim shortsAbstract streetWoman putting on a red cowboy hatcowboy at the rodeoWhite cowboy hat and rodeo lasso

» Browse all 290 entries - and download them for free!

Don't forget to check out the winners of Round 1 and Round 2 as well!
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By .dot on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 6:22 PM
A nice poster. Congrats !
And AGAIN it seems recommend NOT using their own stock images. This is the strangest competition I've seen on the net.
... :(
By hayaship on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 6:22 PM
wtf,....congrat to winners
By mnice on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 6:25 PM
amaaaaazing jorge!!!!
definitivamente el mejor, y por supuesto el ganador!
mil alegria, mil felicidades y un honor tenerte como amigo, un artista de verdad!
felicidades xoxo
By Dj_TLC_Fizzle on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 6:38 PM
congrats to all the winners and to everyone else
sorry4owned by
By lal on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 6:51 PM
dont run any competitions in future. Gratz to the winner.
By Martius on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 8:01 PM
Congratulation to the winners!

Thank you for the place in TOP15 :)
Felicidades jorge! :P te envidio XD
By wilsonink on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 8:02 PM
wow!! good choice on this one! :) looks great.
By j909 on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 8:45 PM
amazing!!!!!! , totally wicked day of my life today , im extremely happy and excited about the result , really want to thank big time to Geir Are Jensen and all the team @ Crestock for this contest and the huge opportunity to showcase my work , big thanks also to snoop dogg and the judges , Ted Chung @ Doggystyle Records & Ryan Ford @ Source Mag ,

as music producer and graphic designer this was a special time to do what i do everyday , to design music in both ways , adding images to music and music to images , thanks again to all who supported my work since the first round , this was a very challenging contest and after being recognized only as honorable mention in the first round i pushed myself to my limits to do better images for the last 2 rounds ,

thanks and congrats to all the great designers in this contest , specially to the second place in this 3rd round , bgomez, amazing wall bro , love all the concept behind man ... yours was the wallpaper i liked the most of all and was the one i was afraid of ,

special tnx to mnice , gracias 1000 melisa (mnice) por todo tu apoyo , jorge (slackers) , lalo , cacharro , bt2 and all my friends and participants on this contest who supported me big time ,

heres my myspace design page with a small sample of my work for the ones who could be interested ,,

thanks again crestock , (o: , (o: , (o:

much love ,
jorge (o;
By - on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 10:12 PM
nice way to sum up the contest by picking a winner who never used any the supplied stock images, sums up this contest compeletly!
photoshop contest in 2006 + 2007 bread alot of creativity and technical skill with excellent works from the images crestock supplied.

this was nothing more than a glamourise snoop dogg and promote his new album, so a contest that had built a good prestigeous reputation is nothing more than a sell out to a washed up rap artist trying to sell music off of johnny cash\'s back. what can we expect of 2009, more of the same?

none of the 3 winners used the stock in anything more than background content to fill up the space, so in the end wasnt really a contest to see who could be the most creative, apply the best technical photoshop or artistic skills was it? im guessing the reason why more snoop images were supplied in the final resource pics was to encourage desingers to include him more. but hey, the winner in this round cheated? found a picture than designers have no copyrights to use. than werent available to all participants. as did no.2, and i hope crestock get sued for image no.3 by who ever owns the rights to the image of johnny cash used. it\'d be what this contest deserves.
By xerocint on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 10:14 PM
Well, I dunno how I didn't even make it to the honorable mentions. My only guess is cause I used the images from round 1.
By horrible on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 10:41 PM
this contest was god awful, crestock please dont ever hold another contest again.
By someone on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 11:02 PM
"Submissions must utilize officially provided assets. You may also add elements not found in the original images."


"Submissions must utilize elements not found in the original images. You may also add officially provided assets."
By xerocint on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 11:26 PM
I wonder if they even looked at the images lol
Are you blind?
By I see you're green on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 11:57 PM
If you can't see the elements of the stock images provided in the winning entries I suggest you seek the advice of an optometrist.

I'm assuming the people bitching didn't make the cut. Well neither did mine, but I'm not surprised with the caliber of the winners entries. Amazing work on the top two entries in particular.
oh wow
By pain219 on Thursday, 26 June 2008 1:35 AM
yeah it does seem this contest was a bit bs. I see the #1 job being good and all, but it doesnt really have that much to do with the stock images given. like for example I doubt that snoop picture as a cowboy is copyright free? there was a lot of problems with copyrights on this contest and it just goes to show that respecting the law doesn't get you so far. other rounds had similar problems.
but this contest is always with its share of bad blood - I guess it's the nature of the competition..

felicitaciones para ti, jorge. un nuevo macbook air. que bueno :P me gusta tu trabajos en tu myspace mas que trabajos para esta competencia. muy bueno estilo.
By Chuy on Thursday, 26 June 2008 1:59 PM what the top entries designers have under their arsenal: the ABILITY TO MANIPULATE SOURCE IMAGES, and turn them into design elements looking like photos not provided by Crestock, is another of the multiple assets a designer using Photoshop as a graphic tool, MUST master this days in order to difference their hard work from the average user/designer.

Congratulations to all participants, i am sure you all had a great time preparing your submissions, right?

You all finished as winners: the top ones with a tangible prize, the rest of you with more hours of practice using Photoshop and the courage to post your hard work into a public contest, where only the brave ones dare to submit their creations!

¡Felicidades hermano! concuerdo con la reseña oficial que describe lo que los jueces vieron en tu trabajo: una verdadera congruencia entre el resultado y el tema; el uso de las imágenes fuente es genial y el tratamiento que les diste para destacarte del resto refleja el potencial enorme de tu creatvidad y tu habilidad para ir más alla de lo establecido, para LEER ENTRE LÍNEAS y para proponer con honestidad, calidad, creatividad, buen gusto y dominio de las herramientas requeridas. ¡ERES UN hINGÓN!
By - on Thursday, 26 June 2008 2:40 PM
chuy, dont even know what point your trying to make your just rabbling crap.
\'i see your green\' if your entry didn\'t make the cut why hide your identity?
probably because your one of the winners or a friend of a winner.
the only persons in need of a optometrist are the judges.

i would hardly describe the winners as \'amazing\' and yes i can see how the winners used the stock.

stock used in rnd.1 the silhoutte of the woman at the bottom of the stars, faded (probably about 75% opacity)

stock used in round 2: womans face and roullette wheel faded in to the Bg, (opacity probably about 15%)

overall winner, used the fence from the picture of the car and duplicated it for a BG, and used the image of lighs which i thinks is overlaed to look like stupid srings that dont fit in with the image.
oh and the ghost of a womans face in the top right corner and the ghost of a womans crotch in the top left.

its one thing to take the stock supplied and be creative with it and apply good technical skill. using other copyrighted images and throwing the stock into the BG because you dont have god enough ideas to use it, is another. none of 3 winners are deserved.
Great Work Guys
By bgomez on Thursday, 26 June 2008 3:23 PM
I had fun making Snoop Dogg Wals. j909 (first place) had a great concept going. My only problem with it was that I didn't think of it first ;). Thanks for the kudos, man. For my money, I thought you deserve first. The concept was good, the image manipulation is great, and the stock photos were used well. There was sme good talent on display here.

Every one else with sour grapes. Just light one up and chill.
to "I see you're green"
By someone on Thursday, 26 June 2008 3:50 PM
Bro, just want to ask you.
Do you really know what is the point of this contest.

1. To see our creativity and ability to manipulate any stock image. or
2. To see our creativity and ability to manipulate stock images that given by CRESTOCK.

I don't see ability change opacity of an image is a BIG or a superb trick in photoshop.

What I see from all the comments is, I believe most of them try to manipulate "the given images" to win this contest, but when the resul came...most of them win with "DIFFERENT IMAGES"
great works....but
By hayaship on Thursday, 26 June 2008 7:37 PM
really great works, but "Submissions must utilize officially provided assets. You may also add elements not found in the original images."
By AlbeL on Thursday, 26 June 2008 8:12 PM
Ah well looks like I didnt win anything, waste of time and I if knew I could rip images from anywhere I wouldve. xongratulations to the winners
Who are the judge?
By andreei on Thursday, 26 June 2008 10:36 PM
No no no!!
I like to who are the judges?
Do they really are know anything of design?

The top 10 are totally sh**t, i like to know how long 8. krystian take time to plan ahead that work.
And how long the he was doing that.
There was many awesome design every round but the top 10 every round was totally gr*p.

I am same whit (horrible)
Crestock team i hope you do not hold another contest again.

Btw this was my entry.
I takes 2 days to make the vector cars and 5-6 to make the hole think.

Thats all thank you and sorry.

Great Work
By mellowmadness on Friday, 27 June 2008 10:24 AM
Congrats to the winners!!! Its unfortunate that some of us adhered to the rules & regulations.....look what happened!!! Nway, there is always next time...i guess we shall do like wise.
By AlbeL on Friday, 27 June 2008 10:40 AM
andreei that wasnt that great. Your colors overlapped far too much making it look hella bad.
By AlbeL on Friday, 27 June 2008 12:54 PM
Also can I just state that no8 made it into top ten How?? Lets see NO USE of stock used, I can totally feel the country and urban in it....NOT. Sorry but if thats how you chose entries then you negate your ruleset in the first place and have wasted a large number of individuals time including myself. I want compensation in the form of you never making another competition or at least doing it correctly the next time instead of half assing everything. AND yes number 1 did use the stock images to those who are too clueless to look closely.
Great Creativity
By Edward eaton on Friday, 27 June 2008 1:03 PM
What an awesome Wallpapers. Great creativity. The colors you used were superb . Really they have excellent looks.You may also add elements not found in the original images. good work

Edward Eaton
white leather sofa
Man In Black
By oakbridge on Friday, 27 June 2008 1:25 PM
This is an amazing image.
I hope Snoop Dog likes it!!
Bob McGuire
By Snoop Dogg on Friday, 27 June 2008 2:37 PM
shut up with all the crying. "don't have another contest"...what a bunch of pathetic sore losers you are.
By AlbeL on Friday, 27 June 2008 3:55 PM
as pathetic as putting my name to snoop dogg? na think you're the loser.
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very nice designs
By Thijs on Friday, 4 July 2008 11:20 AM
that looks good!
very cool stuff
By RubenB on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:50 PM
I just received my swag bag, pretty cool stuff :D

Included was the Ego Trippin CD and several singles too, I'm diggin the "My kid is the Shiznet" stickers LOL, and the huge Snoop Dogg doll. I just wanted to say thanks to Crestock and everyone involved to have a contest like this. Again, cool stuff!
just awesome
By Qbrushes on Sunday, 27 July 2008 3:55 PM
just Awesome work!
By j909 on Monday, 28 July 2008 8:34 PM
i also got my swag bag yesterday , very cool stuff , also got about 3 weeks ago my prizes from crestock , AMAZING!!!! thanks again 2 all @ crestock, fantastic experience .

regards ,
j (o;
Big thumbs up my dog
By Tamil Blackshire on Thursday, 31 July 2008 1:06 AM
whatupcuz, its black from the bay. ego trippin yea man I like it good for the new and up coming artist. whats next on the menu trip I need to get in where I fit in.
10o% MaOrI
By nai on Monday, 4 August 2008 1:06 AM
uhm me jst wntz 2 say dat uh snoop dagi dawg iz gangsta az kan be aint nowun gunna beat em so yea yur g str8 frm new zealand TBK REPRESENT......... rock on lol.... :P

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