Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Foldees “Open to Suggestion” Greeting Card Contest!

NOW EXTENDED TILL 16th April 2009

Yes, we are really all geeks. Some of you out there have noticed that all our contests have similar themes, and that’s partially due to our inherently geeky natures. Yes, we play video games, we own busloads of comics, we all have wookie masks and we all know how to program a VCR, if necessary.

But darnit, we fear we might be running out of ideas here (*gasp*), so we’re once again, depending ON YOU! That’s right.

We want you to suggest our next contest.

So how’s this gonna work? Well basically, we have a comments box here, so just pop on your thinking caps, suggest your best ideas (as many as you like), and we’ll handpick ten, which we’ll then pass back to you to vote on! Our only condition for the contest is that the theme should be flexible enough to accommodate different kinds of cards – Birthdays, Love, Thank You, Sorry.

To submit your idea, please fill up these two fields and post it in the comments of this blog post.

Title – e.g. “Where No Man Has gone Before”

Description – a two-sentence description of your idea. To get a better idea of how to write this, check out our previous contests here.

As an incentive, the winning theme (which will first have to get shortlisted, then voted) will get a Microsoft ZUNE 30GB MP3 player worth more than US$200!

We’re open to suggestions until 13th April 2009, so hurry!

NOW EXTENDED TILL 16th April 2009

69 comments:

bem69 said...

Let the theme hunting begin!

cscottdraw said...

Title – "Lets get Animated"


Description – Create a card (birthday, love, thanks, ect) featuring your favorite animated cartoon characters. Think Scooby, Simpsons, Mickey, or Sailor Moon.

mdavidct said...

Title: the wild west


Description: create a card(any ocation) featuring wild ideas and old west related. (wester movies, villans, a girl in trouble a ranger etc.)

mdavidct said...

Title: Jungle fever


Description: create a card(any ocation) featuring wild animals, all you favorite from Lions, elefants, tigers, birds etc.

mdavidct said...

Title: we must love dogs


Description: create a card(any occasion) featuring your favorite dog in any occasion birthday, love, thanks etc.

and sorry for put ocation in the other post is occasion.

cscottdraw said...

Title – "Wild Thing"


Description – Create a card (any occasion) using any animal and nature. Its pretty simple and leaves us all open to different ideas (plus no copyrights!)

Quin said...

title: retro dream

description: using retro colour mode, illustrate characters of choice in a dreamlike world. it can be real or surreal, but it has to be retro.

cscottdraw said...

Title – "The Masters"

Description – Create a card for occasion that is reminiscent of the art masters (Da Vinci,Van Gough, Picasso, Dali, ect). It can be a play on something famous (like the Mona Lisa) or done in a similar style (stippling, abstract, surreal, ect).

mdavidct said...

Title: from the Screen to Card's


Description: create a card(any occasion) featuring a parodies of your favorite movie poster or movie but a foldees twist.

Dayze said...

Title - Wonders of the world

Description - Design a card with any occasion that features any great places in the world, be it champs elysee or leaning tower of pisa or the stonehenge.

wallpapersforthebored said...

Title - Repeat after me Repeat

Description - Design a card with any occasion that features repetitive elements or statements

Huddy said...

Title : We R Foodies

Description - Create a card for any occasion featuring your favorite food items. Example "The way to a man's heart is through his Meatballs!"

levy said...

Title – "Think Green"

Description – Create a card for any occasion it can be for birthdays, anniversaries, even thank you cards. It must feature love for Nature and Mother Earth.

jayhan said...

Title: No music No life

Description: Shares you thoughts and love to the world of music through cards!

Huddy said...

Title - A little Pick You Up

Description - Create a romantic card featuring cheesy pick-up lines such as "Your so hot when i look at you I get a tan"

levy said...

Title – "The Big Screen"

Description – Create a card for any occasion it can be for birthdays, anniversaries, even thank you cards. It must feature the great movies of a time like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter Matrix ...

Rogerio said...

Title - There's a Monster in My Closet

Description - Use your imagination and create monsters in unusual situations. Have fun!

BRAND DESIGN said...

New theme? Hmm... how bout Let's Party!

Quin said...

title: fairytale

description: from hans christian anderson to grimm brothers, take any favourite fairy tale and turn it into a greeting card. since this is foldees, it makes sense if it's a spoof as well.

chak said...

wow...

Some really awesome suggestions here!

Keep em coming guysngals!

EJlain said...

Title: Excuses, Excuses

Description: Create a card for any occasion that illustrates your best (or worst) excuse! For instance: I made you a cake BUT.... or I wanted to get you a gift BUT....

suzan said...

Title: Street Arts

Description – Create a card (birthday, love, thanks, ect) featuring Grafiti art no requirement anything from cartoon to flowers to food and also words..

suzan said...

Title: Expressions

Description – Create a card with emoticons...since nowdays emoticon are famous even in hp`s...but with a catch .. it have to be weird nt like the ordinary emoticons...:)

Meaghan said...

Title – “Geek Love”

Description – create cards depicting geek love (e.x., My love for you rivals my love for Starbuck)

Fox said...

Title - I Do

Description - Create a card for weddings, honeymoon, anniversary, last day as a bachelor/bachelorette..
And the best part of all, there are so many different kinds of weddings, the cultural pot just overflows.

Nur Liyana said...

Title: The Wrong Way
Description: Design a card where the theme/style/element is "Backwards/Upside down/Rewind". i.e.: Picture of a light bulb box with its text written backwards, A card design that needs a mirror to decipher, a photo of a guy doing a handstand and giving a flower to a girl with his toes...ANYTHING!

chingy said...

Title: Food Galore

Description: Create a card (Any occasion) featuring food, anything to do with food! Think saying sorry with his/her favorite food, japanese, korean, malaysian, italian. Go Wild! :D

jason said...

Title: Back to the future

Description: Appreciate the past history of all. It could be about the world changing, human life or the nature of mother earth.

jason said...

Title: I'm sorry

Description: You always want to say it out but do not dare or sometime don't have chance. A card to express your heart feeling.

jason said...

Title: Human time is moving to a limit

Description: A card to human should not lazy, watse time, or tell someone to take action.

FlamingHeart said...

Title: Quotes from your favourite movies

Description: Create cards that feature the famous quotes from your favourite movies. The movies can range from animation to horror.

Fhaye said...

Title: Heal the World!

Description: The world is not very pleasant for the vast majority of human being. Create a card for any occasions about how our Mother Earth can be as worthwhile living.

Fhaye said...

Title: Futurists Envision Tomorrow

Description: Create a card about Birthdays, Love, Thank You or Sorry. Art can be (ultramodern energy-efficient homes, robots to do household chores and computers to control household functions).

Fhaye said...

Title: I Have Good News and Bad News

Description: Create a card for any occasions starting with bad news and ends with a good news.

jason said...

Title: Let's the card speak

Description: We play with words all the times. This time just graphic without words.

MintZhet said...

Title: My Dad My Superhero

Description: If your dad happened to be a superhero in real life, who would you imagine him to be? He might be surprised to received a superhero card this year for Fathers' Day.

suzan said...

Title – The Dual

Description: Create a card (birthday, love, thanks, ect).this card is created with one side pre-done and another side having a space wer the receiver can reply wen he/she rcves the card n sends bck to the sender example: Birthday..ters a tagline: wish u all the best in ur future! receiver on their column replys bck wen rcv ..thx for ur wishes...

suzan said...

Title – The Dual

Description: Create a card (birthday, love, thanks, ect).this card is created with one side pre-done and another side having a space wer the receiver can reply wen he/she rcves the card n sends bck to the sender example: Birthday..ters a tagline: wish u all the best in ur future! receiver on their column replys bck wen rcv ..thx for ur wishes...

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jason said...

Title: No money no matter

Description: People always think money can buy everything but cannot buy a person true feeling. A card will touch through the person heart who always stand with you.

Rose said...

Lets see some pretty free theme cards complete with embellishments.

Huddy said...

Title - School is back!

Description - create a card of any occasion based on school related stuff such as weird teachers, homework and etc.

Hanhan said...

Title: Because Of You...

Description:Create a card that related to "You"(the person that you want to send the card).
For example, because of you, that have me nowadays; Because of you, I know what call friendship...It can be good or bad thing,just design what you want to say.
A card that let you talk something that you always shy to let the person know.

Johnny said...

Title – "Geometry"


Description – Create a card (birthday, love, thanks, ect) featuring any image imaginable, but it can only be created from geometric shapes. tesselations, symmetry, pictures of mathematically precise persuasion.

scrap the free-hand and go with some delicious angles. lets get some order around here!

Johnny said...

Title – "monochrome"


Description – Create a card (birthday, love, thanks, ect) featuring only monochromatic images. think silhouettes, cameos, inverts, heck, even think Frank Miller if you really want something to copy off.

one base colour can be added to spruce it up. go on, it really is as simple as black and white - and nothing has a greater impact.

Miss Behaving said...

Title - We can all has cheezburgers?

Description - Jumping on the LOLcat bandwagon (shame on you if you don't know what this is, fellow internet users!) create a card based on a set number of images (provided by foldees, of course) with creative greeting slogans in lolspeek... ftw!

Camy said...

Theme: Multi-purpose card

Create cards with dual/tri/or even more functions..

E.g.:

1. Cards that can be cut up and used to fold origami like paper snapdragons
2. Cards that can be used as a photoframe
3. Cards with games on it
4. Cards that have perforations and allows you to make them into a stack of 52 playing cards
5. Cards that can be used as car bumper stickers
6. Cards that well... i think you guys get the idea..

Aik said...

Title - "Hey dad...I've somethin' to tell ya"

Description - Make a card to tell your dad something you dare not to express in front of him, it can be a simple "Hey dad, you look great today!" or a shy "Uhm...dad, I just wanna say...I LOVE YOU!"
He's going to be moved to tears if he receives this card on Father's Day!

Aik
aikychien@yahoo.com

Camy said...

I have another idea too...

Create cards with "Gotcha themes"

Basically, this is a prank card but (obviously) is sent with good intentions.

Oh..maybe something super dupper witty or funny.

Milkberry said...

Title - Postcard in A Card

Description -
Create a card of any theme but the catch is to make the left flap reusable as a postcard that you can tear off.

electronicfly said...
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electronicfly said...

Title- Happy Unbirthday.


Description- Who says you need a reason for sending a card? Create a card that's for no specific reason besides wanting to send a card.

electronicfly said...

Title- Abbreviation


Description- A card that uses abbreviations in the design. Eg: "I <3/h8 u" or (for an anti-war card)"LOVE - Let Our Violence End"

electronicfly said...

Title- FB-holic


Description- Anything and everything about facebook. *superpoke*

Nora Ismail said...

Title – "Figure it out."

Description – It's great to get a card and read its wonderful message but it'll be even sweeter to interact with it! It's human nature to be curious so let the recipients crack the "code" or puzzle to decipher the message - that's one card you won't forget!

Jocelyn said...

Title: Wii Fate / Wii-tty

Description: Use characters from Wii Games to convey messages in a fun corny way or through the nature of the characters. Think Rayman Raving Rabbits, Mario Party, Bubble Bobble, Wario Ware, Zack & Wiki and etc.

YC said...

Title: Fads (from 1960s - 90s)

Description: 1960s-80s is the time the baby-boomers (read: our parents) are at their prime. Sending them birthday, or father/mother's day cards with this theme will make them nostalgic. Hippies, the Beatles, space conquest, rock n roll, bell bottoms, mini-skirts, big hair, disco, YMCA, etc (whatever they talk about the most) will make them think back about their youth and put a smile on their face. For younger people(born in 1980s), we can make cards about things like cartoons (transformer, ninja turtle, baja hitam), video games, walkman, guli, zero-point, batu seremban, going to the dentist's room in school, projek susu, michael jackson, etc.

chak said...

wow... still more coming in?

ok, we'll give it till Thursday afternoon then. Keep em coming!

jason said...

Title: Leave me alone

Description: This card is send to the people who you hate or ask the opposite person to give you time to be alone.

jason said...

Title: You will be my host

Description: This is a card that ask the person who you (love, respect or older) to be part of your life or lead you the way.

jason said...

Title: The last message in the earth

Description: Your last words would like to make into a card to send to the person you want to share on the last moment you live.

aikyzheng said...

Title: Friendship Forever

Description: It's very hard to have a real, true friend. Especially when you have grown up. If you have a true friend and you wanna to give him/her something, this card is the best choice! :)

aikyz716@hotmail.com

lemmings said...

Title: The real world

Description: Lets include cards of daily random things that happens in our lives to add to the use of simple cards. Say sorry for spilling coffee over a colleague's keyboard, or maybe happy 23rd birthday (instead of those usual sweet sixteen or 21st)

Milkberry said...

Title:
Mother's Motif!

Description:
Create a mother's day card with a motif theme. A motif is a repeated idea, pattern, image, or theme.

jason said...

Title: Simple better than none

Description: A card that look very simple but is something that memorable and will turn into a masterpiece when the time comes.

jason said...

Title: Time never runs out

Description: This is a card that not only work on this century but will last long till turn into valuable masterpiece.

chak said...

what an appropriate last idea. Time indeed has run out!

Give us 24 hours to shortlist 10 ideas, and let you guys vote on them!

Thanks once again for all your contributions! We love yas!

chak said...

shortlist of ideas is now available at http://forum.foldees.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sid=427327738664d974dca2ce8bb00c63f8

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