Ok, since the colours for this site have come under a bit of debate, I’ve decided to offer a competition. Whoever offers the best colour for the header (to replace the orange banner) or the best colour to replace the outside blue/green colour will win a prize. Ohh Ahhh.

The prize will be that I will take a picture of whatever you ask me to take a picture of with my camera phone. There are, however, some restrictions:

  • The subject must be in the Brisbane CBD area or my neighbourhood. (I can’t be arsed to go any further than that)
  • No rude pictures (unless it’s cool), nor anything that requires me to be put in a life or death situation (ie rapelling down the building).
  • I also reserve the right to refuse to do it, but will endevour my hardest to try.

All entries will be accepted via the comments, and can be provided using the # numbers (i.e #FFFFFF means white) found on this colourschemer site.

I know this prize is exciting, and expect millions of entries. Watch this post fall flat on it’s face. ๐Ÿ˜‰



18 thoughts on “Wow, a competition!

  1. Kelly O'Brien says:

    I reckon you do the whole page in a chocolate sorta scheme….but that may be because i haven’t had chocolate in a while ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Jo says:

    I think you should use 333366 for the header – if only cause i like it!

    and the background – well you could leave it like it is but perhaps FFFFCC in homage to the background colour for windows help from versions past

    and if i win i’d just like to see a nice picture of you and pauline together!

  3. amyo says:

    Jo! you are alive! How are things?

    But what are you doing, those are Brisbane City Council colours.. I look at them all day. ๐Ÿ˜€
    But I am partial to that FFFFCC one.

    Kelly’s chocolate idea is tempting, however she needs to find the hex colour for it. This site will turn this site in to an ikea catalogue next, all natural colours.

  4. russelldmc says:

    I am rather partial to the colours that you have now
    although a different colour for the banner couldn’t hurt. Maybe change your tab images as well. But I’m not real good with specifics so I won’t try and pic a coulour.

  5. Kelly says:

    Pardon me for not being up with it, but what the heck is hex? And you’re the biggest fanatic about Ikea.

  6. amyo says:

    I like going to ikea because I love the whole browsing experience, but nothing really fits in to my house. But their swedish meatballs are stunning. I wonder if the colours of the meatballs would suit this site… it’s kind of grey.

  7. amyo says:

    Ok, I couldn’t wait so I changed the outside to #999 . But I know the orange annoys all of you more, so I’ve left that as the competition challenge. Kelly, you still haven’t found me a chocolate colour

  8. dbee says:

    eh? I thought that chocolate was just that..a colour? Amy please explaaaiiiin

    also..I’m not into your colour schemes at all. Sorry, not a big fan of olive, army green or grey. I actually think that the orange is the best part! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. mib says:

    Maybe you should make your header a rusty brown or maroon. Maybe something like #C8143C. I also think the grey background works better than the orginal green.

  10. dbee says:

    Well, I don’t reckon I could enter this particular competition coz obviously, I am not a computer geek like you, Amy. For I couldn’t tell you the number of my colour suggestion..how bout Opaque colour number c3Po hehe

    just teasin..

  11. Jo says:

    Yes I’m alive (but some days only barely!)

    Sorry about the BCC colour, never would have picked it if i’d known : )

    What about a nice purple like 4D3366, it has that interior design eggplant-y feel (i love ikea too!)

    But I do like the orange as well

  12. Kelly says:

    How am I going to find the colour number thingomabob when I wouldn’t have a clue where I’m meant to look to find it?

    Maybe I should start investing in Ikea catalogues….

  13. Amyo says:

    i gave you the link in the original post. look for the word colourschemer. This competition is going to end soon.. so hurry up.

  14. Amyo says:

    Looks like we have a winner!!! LOL!!! So…Janey… what is your photo of choice?

  15. mib says:

    Congratulations Janey the new banner is quite impressive.

    As for the competition, wellโ€ฆ It’s a lot like the essays you had to write in english classes. The teacher would give this long lecture about the length it had to be and the penalties for less and more. Then when the marks come back some sheila would write 12,000 words for a 1,000 essay and get the best marks, even though applying the rules given would mean they should have been given a negative mark. Of course if you use more resources you get a better result.

    Back to the competition the rules were:

    “Whoever offers the best colour for the header (to replace the orange banner) or the best colour to replace the outside blue/green colour will win a prize.”

    Please note this did not say ‘please redesign my banner’.

    Also note it is always a sheila who can’t follow the rules. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    All that said I still think it is a cool looking banner.

  16. Janey says:

    Well, MIB, if you want the job done properly (the first time) get a woman to do it!

    And, anyway, the instructions didn’t include any of the words that would have caught a man’s attention: sex; sport; cars ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. mib says:

    Well, Janey what you mean to say is, if you want everything done but what you asked for, get a woman to do it.

    How about Alfa for attention getting? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    And it is ‘mib’ not ‘MIB’. Go shout at someone else.


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