Contest SGXP Community Contest 18 - Vexillology 101 [Deadline: July 15th 23:59GMT]

Who's flag waves highest?

  • Dhalo

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Kast

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Dizakui

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • Alpha

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    7
  • Poll closed .

Dizakui

Member
Feb 20, 2021
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I can announce your country, team or season,
To display me you don't need a reason.
I wave all day but never tire,
And at the end of the day I retire.

Premise: Design a flag,

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1. Entries can be sprites, illustrations, 3D models, 3D printed, Paper mache idc as long as it follows the other rules;
2. Design your own flag,
2a. This doesn't have to me an SGXP flag, or a flag for your own country or anything, just a flag for whatever you want,
3. That's it... I'll let you look up flag theory and make something decent

If there are any questions about any of this feel free to drop a message in here or on the discord,


Where do we post it?: Final submissions should be posted in this thread, attached as an image.

Deadline: Your entry must be submitted by Friday, July 15th by 23:59GMT,
An event has already been set up on the discord to help those of different time zones.

What happens next?: Once we reach the deadline then late entries will not be allowed, and a poll created to let people vote for their winner!
The vote will remain open for a weekend and at the end of that, we will have a winner!
Whether you participated or not, you can vote for anyone you'd like. The criteria for the winner is entirely up to you.

Yay I won!!! Wait, what's the prize?: If you are voted the winner, congratulations! You get to pick the next contest!
Not only this, but starting here the competition winner will have a medal added to their username until the next contest's voting period (gotta have those bragging rights right?)
And also! You and your entry will be added to the Hall of Fame for the rest of time! Woohoo! Or y'know until this place dies

Any questions then slide into the Discord and feel free to ask there.

Get out there and be the best vexillographer you can be!
 

Dhalo

New member
Feb 28, 2022
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Upon seeing the premise for the contest, inspiration struck. The only proper first move for your's truly was to seek out the forum's logo.

The dark blue is a representation of the vast space of the interwebs that SGXP is situated in, and the light blue lines show direction, purpose and common cause that propels the whole group forward.

What awful thing lies in the centre? Why, it is a CHAOS EMERALD to represent our CHAOTIC CREATIVITY.
 

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SoniKast

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Jan 4, 2021
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Hi I made an SGXP Flag
So this might just be really basic, but this is what came to me and I tried to make it as simple as possible so it would theoretically be easy to replicate and easily recognizable, as, to me, a flag should be.
The black represents space and the blue represents Earth so basically it's a very simplified version of the Doomsday Zone website theme.
I struggled between using the traditional Classic Sonic head shape or this front facing one but I went with this one because it's symmetrical.
 

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Dizakui

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Admittedly I stole the colours from Xypter, just shifted them around a little because I liked the contrast rather than it looking like a gradient.
I also had other ideas but no motivation to act on them, so if anyone wants to steal an idea I was thinking of something relating to the Sonic level screens
 

Alpha Prime

Author of FTLFW
Mar 16, 2022
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The ideal flag is layered with dense cultural context. It's typically a symbol that could only be decoded by those in the know, be they flag experts or people who live under the rule of whichever place is subject to said flag's jurisdiction. The ideal flag should also be very easy to recognize - flags are banners of war as well as banners of patriotism, and it's not ideal to wind up shooting your own guys because their flags are red, white and blue in a very slightly different order.

With this in mind, I have devised this.

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...Most of the colors were shamelessly kluged from the above post. It is a great post - decisive, simple, elegant. Perfectly balanced, as all flags should be. I would be shocked if it lost. My flag is a wet fart in comparison, but I had this idea, damnit, and I was going to use it.

The central imagery is multifold. The nuclear bomb detonating in the forest represents the doom of the Mystical Forest Zone. The vault door below represents both the survival of the community and the archival of the sprite graphics of the past. The persistence of the trees in the face of nuclear armageddon also represents the persistence and growth of the community in the face of insurmountable odds. The stars are mainly decorative, I'm pretty sure there are 20 there, so you could extrapolate something about the age of the MFZ, but that's always going to go up, so that's just toss. I originally planned on placing exactly as many stars as there were years between the end of MFZ and the beginning of SGXP, but then I realized how stiff the competition is, I looked at the clock, and realized
my
website
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STILL
DOWN
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lamp servers can eat my shorts