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Go Fish! Label Contest

Renato Brito's Winning Entry

June 4th, 2005 - Winner Selected!

After careful consideration of all the wonderful submissions for the Go Fish! Label Contest, author Bob Mongtomery has chosen Renato Brito's fifth entry as the winning label. Renato's label will adorn copies of Go Fish! when it goes on sale at the Oklahoma Video Game Expo on June 18th, after which it will be available for purchase in the AtariAge Store. Renato will receive a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store, as well as a copy of Go Fish! featuring his winning design.

Congratulations to Renato Brito and to all the participants who took the time to enter the contest and show off their talents!

Go Fish! is an original game loosely based on the Intellivision game Shark! Shark! - you are a wee fish and, to survive, you must eat other, smaller fish to grow. But watch out for the shark, as he's also on the hunt for food and you could be his next meal! Go Fish! will feature extensive, continuously-playing music (with an option to turn it off for those who'd rather do their fishing in quiet), as well as a two-player battle mode. Additionally, the AtariVox is supported as a means for saving your high scores so they are remembered the next time you fire up the game!

Programmer Bob Montgomery recently held a contest in our forums to choose a name for Go Fish! The winner was neotokeo2001, whose suggestion of Go Fish! replaced the working title of Fishies. With a name for the game chosen, AtariAge and Bob Montgomery have teamed up to sponsor a contest to create original artwork for Go Fish! This label artwork will appear on all copies of Go Fish!, which will make its debut at the upcoming Oklahoma Video Game Expo, after which it will be available in the AtariAge Store. This artwork will also be featured on the cover of the manual created for Go Fish! You can follow development of Go Fish! in our Homebrew Discussion Forum and download the latest version to try out in your favorite Atari 2600 Emulator.

The winner of the contest will receive a copy of Go Fish!, adorned with their winning label design. The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store. The contest will run until 11:59pm (CST), Sunday, May 15th, 2005 and all submissions must be received by this time! After the contest has ended, Bob Montgomery will select one of the entries as the label to be used for Go Fish!

How to Enter

Both a main label and an end label must be included with your submission. For your label to be considered, please understand these guidelines and conditions. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]:

Artwork - This is the most important aspect of the labels. There are no restrictions for the artwork so you are free to create anything your imagination (and artistic skills) can conjure up. Please keep in mind that this artwork will also appear in the manual created for Go Fish!
Text - The following text must appear on the main label (only the game title, Go Fish!, needs to appear on the end label):

Go Fish!

For 1 or 2 players

Use with Joystick Controllers

Copyright © 2005 Bob Montgomery
AtariVox Enhanced - Go Fish! optionally supports the AtariVox Speech Module, and this can optionally be indicated on the label. This can be simply by using the text, "AtariVox Enhanced", or perhaps with a burst or stamp of some sort.
Clearly Legible Text - All text on the label must be clearly legible at the size the label will be printed (see below for actual dimensions). Please keep this important consideration in mind while you are designing your label.
Multiple Submissions - While we will gladly accept multiple submissions, we ask that each label be unique from your any previous submissions in some significant fashion. We reserve the right to reject labels that differ only in color or some other minor attribute from previous entries. We will gladly replace previous submissions with new entries if you so request.
Use of Copyrighted Images - If you use any copyrighted images, you must seek permission from the copyright holder before using that image as part of your label. Likewise, any labels that use artwork from a previously submitted label will be rejected.
Permission to Reprint - By submitting an entry (or entries) to this contest, you agree to allow AtariAge and/or Bob Montgomery to reproduce your submission(s) without your having to grant permission or receiving compensation for the right to do so.

Labels should be saved in a non-lossy image format such as PNG, TIFF, PCX, or BMP. If you need to save your image using JPEG for some reason, please use a minimal amount of compression. In order for the label to look good when printed, it should be saved at at 200dpi or better. If you are concerned about large file sizes you can drop us a line before mailing the file, but generally anything under 10MB will not be a problem.

Please take care to make sure your label is proportioned correctly. You may download these graphics to assist in this effort:

Please do not send your labels already attached to these templates, they are provided only to help you properly frame your label. We will shrink and crop your label to the correct size and place it on the templates for inclusion on this page where others may view them. The original, high-resolution submissions will be sent to Bob Montgomery when the contest is complete.

Actual label sizes when printed are 2 3/4" x 3 3/8" for the main label and 2 3/4" x 9/16" for the end label. If you have artwork that goes to the edge of the label, you will also need a 1/4" bleed around the edges. This bleed isn't necessary for the contest, but if your label design is chosen as the winner it will be necessary in order to print the label.

Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent to [email protected]. We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them. The contest may also be discussed in our Contests Forum. For some examples of labels submitted in our last 2600 label contests, please visit the following links:

Remember, the contest ends at 11:59pm (CST), Sunday, May 15th, 2005!

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LabelSubmitterEntryDate Submitted 
Adam Pratt14/26/2005
Brett Gladson14/26/2005
Manu Pärssinen14/27/2005
Michael Abbatemarco14/29/2005
Hernán Callo15/11/2005
Eric Rose15/12/2005
Eric Rose25/12/2005
Fender Edwards15/12/2005
Hernán Callo25/12/2005
Hernán Callo35/12/2005
Hernán Callo45/12/2005
Renato Brito15/12/2005
Renato Brito25/12/2005
Eric Rose35/13/2005
Hernán Callo55/13/2005
Hernán Callo65/13/2005
Michael Abbatemarco25/13/2005
Michael Matei15/13/2005
Nathan Strum15/13/2005
Nathan Strum25/13/2005
Nathan Strum35/13/2005
Nathan Strum45/13/2005
Nathan Strum55/13/2005
Nathan Strum65/13/2005
Renato Brito35/13/2005
Renato Brito45/13/2005
Renato Brito55/13/2005
Renato Brito65/13/2005
Renato Brito75/13/2005
Ryan Palfrey15/14/2005
Michael D'Onofrio15/15/2005
Al Andujar, Jr.15/4/2005
Tim Lehner15/4/2005
Efren Ramirez15/8/2005
Graham Richards15/9/2005