Ego Trippin Wallpaper Design Contest: Round 1 Winner Announcement

Posted Wednesday, 11 June 2008 in Design, Inspiration
The 'Sensual Seduction' themed round of our wallpaper design contest is now over, and we're delighted to announce... the winner of Round 1!

Winner of the iPod Classic + Snoop Dogg Swag Bag

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Traz - Stéphane Meyer   [view fullsize image]

There were 300+ fantastically diverse entries in this round, as is evident from the images below, making the judging pretty difficult. Simple elegance and subtle design flair had to be balanced against technical dexterity and design complexity. In the end, this design came out on top.

It is layered, complex and full of entertaining little details, but without becoming too cluttered. This might look easy to achieve, but can be a very demanding art to master. More than anything else, however, it was the successful communication of the feel and style of this round's theme and style that finally won the judges over.

2nd Place: Winner of a Snoop Dogg Swag Bag

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2. Jamesacklin   [view fullsize image]

3rd Place: Winner of a Snoop Dogg Swag Bag

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3. Arielr   [view fullsize image]

The Top 10

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4. anandjpurohit   [view fullsize image]

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5. tincha   [view fullsize image]

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6. IDesign   [view fullsize image]

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7. toddpolish   [view fullsize image]

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8. raduard   [view fullsize image]

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9. pain219   [view fullsize image]

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10. kevio   [view fullsize image]

Honorable Mentions:

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The source photos used in Round 1:

Ego Trippin CD CoverEgo Trippin LogoSnoop Dogg LogoCrestock Stock ImageCrestock Stock ImageCrestock Stock ImageCrestock Stock Image Crestock Stock ImageCrestock Stock ImageCrestock Stock ImageCrestock Stock Image

» Browse all 329 entries - and download them for free!

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By pain219 on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 4:11 PM
couple of really good ones didn't get even a honorary mention - for example that one very blue with the sky and very vivid colors. But jury is a jury (:

Grats to the winner.
Although isn't that picture of Snoop walking down the steps copyright material - on the winning wallpaper? I didn't see that picture among the "stock photos for round 1".
It seems like a shot from the music video.
By joan on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 4:40 PM
very high standard impressive
By newv on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 5:33 PM
very very disappointed, the crappiest one won! so typical!
By kk dow on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 5:38 PM
what about 2nd and 7th place , nothing to do with the theme or good execution or good idea , very dissapointing.
By lalima on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 5:46 PM
Congrats to the winners :-)
By Danii on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 6:46 PM
that wallpaper sucks!!!
totally disagree!!
By Crappy on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 6:57 PM
I agree, except for #4 and #6 (for me the best of these selection) no other of these images deserve to be in this list. For God's sake. What a crappy list. For the 3rd. round I suggest you guys that want to win, to low your standards to the crappiest, as the jury appears to like that.
By ambler on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 7:31 PM
Great stuff - a lot of work and talent has gone into these.

Personal taste dictates I like some more then others, but I can still appreciate the work in all of them (and pity the miserable folk who don't have a nice word to say)
Where is the 80s style?
By Demiska on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 7:41 PM
Also many of the winners can't even cut the photos correctly. Disagree. Check my work
isn't it deserve Honorable Mention? or more.
By wilsonink on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 8:52 PM
it's my personal opinion first of all, i only liked the 3rd place, the first one, is first of all shooted from the video with bad quality, i think you should include a designer on your jury, but whatev :D congrats to the winner enjoy your prize :)
By jlnr on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 11:10 PM
Don't agree with much of the typography, but the color in #4 and #6—incredible! Grats to all the winners.

(A clear word on which images are okay to use and which aren't would be nice, though ;))
judging is a joke
By expert on Thursday, 12 June 2008 1:12 AM
looking back at the previous contests held here at crestoock, it would be hard to dispute the winners. in 2006 or 2007. the entries were excellent, certainly didnt lack any creativity. the standard of entries was of the highest quality. this contest is very poor. there were few creative entries into round 1, and the ones that actually were creative with the stock images, got no recognition at all. the judges in this contest clearly no nothing about design. i had to laugh in the rules where it states winners will be judged on 'design excellence'. admit it crestock, the winner was picked, not based on design excellence, simply what would fit best. and clearly having a screenshot from the new music video is whats proven to be popular. doesnt it state in the rules that copyrighted material must have permission. do we get a free ticket in this contest to use any image of snoop dogg we find on the internet? are contestants encourag not to be creative with the stock provided, but rather who can glamourise an image of snoop dogg best? this contest is nothing more than a poor publicity stunt. im a professional designer, i never entered this contest, i was weary of it from the start, and im glad i never. the wining design has been executed very poorly, the image of snoop walking down the stairs at full resolution is very low quality. the typography is very poor. the use of stock is un inventave, uncreative. the design in 2 place is the snoop dogg logo slapped ontop of the stock image!? this could have been made in MS paint. the design entry that placed 3rd is the only entry within the ones chosen that shows any sort of good technical skill from a designer. it lacks a little color tho and perhaps doesnt fit the theme. entry in 7th lace is laughable! where is the design excellence in this!? bevel and emboss on the text? gimme a break.
By lhemy on Thursday, 12 June 2008 3:18 AM
the 3rd and the 7th runner up is okey coz
the theme is desktop wallpaper not a poster...

By designer on Thursday, 12 June 2008 10:42 AM
i agree with expert and others, all the images chosen, except number 4 and 6 are of a very low quality. Design excellence, they say... ok. I am a professional designer too and fortunately I did not entered on the contest too. In a second I can pick 10 images from round 1 submissions that were better designed than these. Amazing crap chosen.
school project
By funny on Thursday, 12 June 2008 5:20 PM
i also agree with the expert, where is the creativity???
The winner and most of the Top 10 are so basic, i cant understand the concept, wich is the most important thing.
I'm a profesional designer too, and i do entered on the contest, now i realize that this contest should be for fun, cause the things the judges analize to determine wich piece is the winner are soooo basic, like in school!
anyway, congrats and enjoy your prize. regards
By blue demon on Thursday, 12 June 2008 9:20 PM
i cant believe entries 2 & 7 , looks like a joke in my opinion.
Pète sa mère !
By Rémi on Thursday, 12 June 2008 11:07 PM
Encore une victoire de la french touch et son ton décalé, bien vu l'idée d'utiliser ce clip !

The french touch still rock ! Nice idea to use this video clip for a contest !
By designer on Friday, 13 June 2008 12:34 AM
The only decent entry I see out of all of them is #10, he actually used some photoshop skill to do something. He didnt slap things together and call it done. Expert said it best.

This contest is a total joke, the judges obviously know nothing about design. I thought it would be good that there were judges deciding who wins, but I when you have judges that know nothing about design it doesnt really matter who picks.

"The judges' selections will be based on quality, creativity and design excellence." -apparently not.

I did participate in round #1 and I'm glad I didnt waste my time with the other two rounds.
By thesupe87 on Monday, 16 June 2008 9:42 PM
design is so subjective - congrats to the winners! I still had fun designing my entry, but I guess that one was a waste of time of me :P
Good work
By Sony Alpha on Tuesday, 17 June 2008 7:34 AM
Nice shots! Good work
By George Nothill on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 11:04 AM
Change the jury. Get someone who's into design to decide who's the best. There are many good designs which are left in shadow. Crestock is anything but Creative.
don't hate
By haterade on Wednesday, 2 July 2008 9:55 PM
listen guys.. don't hate.. granted.. some of these winners aren't the greatest of designs.. but designs are designs.. everyone has their own opinions.. and for some of you guys who say you are professional designers.. i hope you guys don't work with type much because you guys can't spell for your lives. I'm a graphic designer as well.. but i'm not gonna hate on these.. even thoough some didn't go along with the rules. :/

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