Forums > Contests > Model Mayhem Banner Contest Winner!

Photographer

Brian Diaz

Posts: 63192

Danbury, Connecticut, US

We have a winner! The judges sorted through hundreds of submissions, got into many arguments, and got into even more arguments.

In the end, however, the contest boiled down to two favorites.

Based on the criteria of “creativity, originality, aesthetic appeal, continuity with current site banner, and clarity”, the judges picked this banner as the winner.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/images/Modelmayhem_head.jpg
MichaelO is the photographer/digital artist, and Mosh is the model. Congrats, MichaelO and Mosh! Together they win 5 years of free VIP membership.

Running a close second was this entry by digital artist Matthew Lane and model Yelena21. (Image by photographer KARELEA) Together they win 1 year of free VIP membership.

http://daydreamcreative.com/mm/banner1.jpg

Many thanks to all who participated and offered their visions as to what Model Mayhem will look like. We’re excited about the change.

May 07 12 10:59 am Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8464

Los Angeles, California, US

Sorry Brian..I opened up a thread...about this...

I do bitch and moan a lot even about the ever old Banner..But I do Like this one..well done..by all. IT is perfect.

May 07 12 11:25 am Link

Photographer

Philipe

Posts: 5214

Pomona, California, US

I like the old one much better.
This new one looks like Instagram photo.

May 07 12 11:32 am Link

Photographer

daephotography

Posts: 8

Sacramento, California, US

Wow, looks a lot like the old one. Except the model took off her sunglasses and put on some headphones.

Great job to MichaelO on your image treatment! Was my favorite too. Aside from mine, of course.

Great job to MM staff on sticking to your guns about the font. It may be the fugliest font ever created but it has become the trademark style that we have grown to love.

May 07 12 11:33 am Link

Model

Layla Charme

Posts: 3

New York, New York, US

Oh, Miss Mosh... so wonderful! smile

May 07 12 11:35 am Link

Model

KATHY JEAN

Posts: 5513

Pekin, Illinois, US

Congrats.

May 07 12 11:35 am Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Cherie Pickett

Posts: 2

Miami Beach, Florida, US

Philipe wrote:
I like the old one much better.
This new one looks like Instagram photo.

......it makes it look like it's a DJ page i feel as though it doesn't go with Model Mayhem

May 07 12 11:36 am Link

Photographer

joven_photo

Posts: 213

Los Angeles, California, US

Got no complaints about this. So much to love about Mosh.

May 07 12 11:36 am Link

Photographer

DANACOLE

Posts: 10164

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

hmmm...well...its darker smile

looks to much like the old one for me to really have a different opinion on it....

If you all wanted the same look with just a darker color and different llama, then mission accomplished.

May 07 12 11:37 am Link

Model

PA55ION

Posts: 1

Orlando, Florida, US

Nice!!!

May 07 12 11:38 am Link

Model

Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

I'm in agreement with others,it looks just like the old one but the model(Mosh did great)is wearing headphones(not sure how that relates to MM).

With the vast amount of entries,I saw many others that IMO would've been a nice change from the old banner.Why stay so similar when this a site for,mostly,the art community? *shrugs*

Sidenote-the image itself is really cool,job well done by all involved smile

May 07 12 11:41 am Link

Photographer

Philipe

Posts: 5214

Pomona, California, US

Cherie Pickett wrote:
......it makes it look like it's a DJ page i feel as though it doesn't go with Model Mayhem

Your right it does..
I think it should be a model posing or modeling.
This looks like club flyer..

May 07 12 11:43 am Link

Model

Rev Arielle

Posts: 208

Gulfport, Mississippi, US

DanaColePix wrote:
hmmm...well...its darker smile

looks to much like the old one for me to really have a different opinion on it....

If you all wanted the same look with just a darker color and different model, then mission accomplished.

The model isn't different. Mosh was the model in the other banner as well.

Much love.

May 07 12 11:45 am Link

Model

0SarahMae0

Posts: 2

Kent, Ohio, US

I think it looks very nice. Yes, it does look a lot like the old one, but it does look significantly better in the area of quality. The site owners know what they want, no point in arguing that, if it wasn't for them we wouldn't have this site or all of these opportunities smile Besides, it's just a banner.

May 07 12 11:45 am Link

Photographer

aliasalbrecht

Posts: 48

Buffalo, New York, US

I agree, don't get this as a banner for a modeling site.

May 07 12 11:46 am Link

Photographer

TRC Photography

Posts: 616

East Brunswick, New Jersey, US

Wait... someone at MM got into an argument??  NOooooooo.

May 07 12 11:47 am Link

Photographer

Lifestyle_Images

Posts: 3998

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

DanaColePix wrote:
hmmm...well...its darker smile

looks to much like the old one for me to really have a different opinion on it....

If you all wanted the same look with just a darker color and different model, then mission accomplished.

I agree, lots of time and effort when the choice was likely already made.

May 07 12 11:48 am Link

Photographer

BeautybyGod

Posts: 3064

Los Angeles, California, US

kinda Halloweenish looking...

May 07 12 11:49 am Link

Model

Blooddance

Posts: 42

Saint Robert, Missouri, US

Grats to the winners and great pick! Nice fresh look and both look amazing and font much better. =p

May 07 12 11:50 am Link

Photographer

William Kious

Posts: 8841

Delphos, Ohio, US

1. It's 90% the same as the old one.

2. It has absolutely nothing to do with the content of Model Mayhem (well, aside from the fact that it started life as a photograph and features a chick.)

3. Is MM selling headphones now?

Hell, the old one was more "fashion" than this!

May 07 12 11:52 am Link

Photographer

Lifestyle_Images

Posts: 3998

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Kozmina wrote:
snip
With the vast amount of entries,I saw many others that IMO would've been a nice change from the old banner.Why stay so similar when this a site for,mostly,the art community? *shrugs*snip

Why stay so similar?  Clearly the folks who run MM have no interest in changing much of anything.  Banner, SOP, documentation, etc.  This "contest" was an interesting exercise in public relations.  Make the masses feel like they are somehow involved in the future of the site, then do what the crew wanted all along.  Cross the t's, dot the i's so that the contest is "legitimate" then pick MM banner v 1.000001 instead of v 2.0

May 07 12 11:53 am Link

Photographer

William Kious

Posts: 8841

Delphos, Ohio, US

Blooddance wrote:
Grats to the winners and great pick! Nice fresh look and both look amazing and font much better. =p

Uhhhh... the font is the same.

They're not going to change the font because it's being used on merchandise. I've always wondered if the website owners ever  got permission to use the font for this purpose... LOL!

May 07 12 11:54 am Link

Photographer

Designit - Edward Olson

Posts: 1637

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California, US

Why is she wearing headphones? Is MM becoming a music website?
Why is she pawing at her face? Is she tripping on acid?

Hate it.

May 07 12 11:55 am Link

Photographer

KC King

Posts: 848

Brea, California, US

I thought there was a clear winner that just needed the font fixed and neither of these are it. 

I like Mosh, she's great, so congrats to her.

May 07 12 11:55 am Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12466

Newark, New Jersey, US

Kozmina wrote:
I'm in agreement with others,it looks just like the old one but the model(Mosh did great)is wearing headphones(not sure how that relates to MM).

With the vast amount of entries,I saw many others that IMO would've been a nice change from the old banner.Why stay so similar when this a site for,mostly,the art community? *shrugs*

Sidenote-the image itself is really cool,job well done by all involved smile

+ 1

May 07 12 12:00 pm Link

Photographer

Darkness Overcomes Me

Posts: 1077

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Awesome... I'm glad one of my favorite artists (Michael O) won!  That kid has talent!

May 07 12 12:01 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Diaz

Posts: 63192

Danbury, Connecticut, US

Rev  Arielle wrote:

The model isn't different. Mosh was the model in the other banner as well.

Much love.

No, Mosh was not featured in the previous banner. Her name is Laurel, and I don't believe she ever had a Model Mayhem account.

May 07 12 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

mbertacchi

Posts: 2

Naperville, Illinois, US

Meh.

May 07 12 12:09 pm Link

Photographer

K A M A

Posts: 1160

Miami, Florida, US

It's a pretty shot, but more like a re-envisioning of the one we all know. Should have gone with something totally different, like the runner-up, rather than yet another blonde on a couch photo.

May 07 12 12:09 pm Link

Model

Frances Jewel

Posts: 9149

Dayton, Ohio, US

Completely boring. Of all the things that could of been done with a new banner......I am disappoint.

May 07 12 12:19 pm Link

Model

Fifi

Posts: 58133

Annapolis, Maryland, US

So, we go through all of that and pretty much end up with the same thing.


Gotta love MM.


lol

May 07 12 12:21 pm Link

Photographer

David Briscoe

Posts: 11

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

I like the photographer and model a lot but . . .

I thought it said original and creative?

This is the same banner except she is wearing headphones, didn't the brief say "Bye bye couch?"     

Eh, hello . . . couch!

I feel sorry now for all those people who entered and probably spent hours coming up with something more original.

May 07 12 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

Reflected

Posts: 16093

New York, New York, US

So many excellent choices.  A shame they were overlooked.

May 07 12 12:27 pm Link

Photographer

Reflected

Posts: 16093

New York, New York, US

Brian Diaz wrote:
We’re excited about the change.

Other than for holidays and other special occasions, are there any plans to rotate the banner more frequently?

May 07 12 12:34 pm Link

Photographer

Lifestyle_Images

Posts: 3998

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

David Briscoe  wrote:
I like the photographer and model a lot but . . .

I thought it said original and creative?

This is the same banner except she is wearing headphones, didn't the brief say "Bye bye couch?"     

Eh, hello . . . couch!

I feel sorry now for all those people who entered and probably spent hours coming up with something more original.

Let's be fair, it said Bye Bye GREEN couch.  This couch is blueish gray.  TOTALLY original !

May 07 12 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

Stacy Leigh

Posts: 3064

New York, New York, US

love it!!! Mosh is so pretty too!


smile
Stacy Leigh

May 07 12 12:47 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Dikki

Posts: 35

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Come on MM, you guys can do better than this!

What's up with the couch and the model positioning on the right side of the banner anyways. Some kind of Chinese Feng Shui?

Sorry, a bit disappointed. It doesn't do anything for me. Looking forward for next year.

May 07 12 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

T A L A N

Posts: 28

BUSHKILL, Pennsylvania, US

Nice headphones. Beats by MM.

May 07 12 12:56 pm Link

Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Beats by Modelmayhem..I like that idea. Congrats to Mosh and her photog but this literally looks just like the previous image minus the sunglasses and green background. Was the criteria for selection having a similar look as the previous banner?

May 07 12 01:01 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Diaz

Posts: 63192

Danbury, Connecticut, US

Reflected wrote:

Other than for holidays and other special occasions, are there any plans to rotate the banner more frequently?

No, there are no such plans.

May 07 12 01:07 pm Link