Announcing the PHB Header Design Contest!

phb header contest

Hello, Poptropicansโ€”it’s Lucky Joker here!

The PHB just celebrated its tenth anniversary last month (pretty incredible, right?). Over the decade of this site’s existence, we’ve had many headers at the top to visually show who we are and what we’re all about.

Now, we want to give you the chance to design our header. That’s right: the PHB is announcing its first ever Poptropica Help Blog Header Design Contest! To get you thinking of ideas, here’s a selection of some of our past headers:

To see more of our past headers, check out this post andย this post.

Here’s what you should know if you’re participating in the contest:

  • To submit an entry, you have several options: email us at staff (at) poptropi (dot) ca, comment on this post with a link to your design, tweet us @Poptropica_Help, tag us on Instagram @PoptropicaHare, or send a private message to me, Lucky Joker, on Discord.
  • The contest ends on August 31, so no entries submitted after that will be considered eligible to win.
  • Submit as many entries as you like!
  • Your header graphic should have a file size of 1180 (width) x 160 (height) pixels, or a ratio equivalent. Otherwise, it may get cropped.
  • Your header graphic should include the words “Poptropica Help Blog” somewhere. Other elements you may choose to include, but are not required, include: a witty tagline (or use ours), our logo, our Poptropicans (you can grab images from the Avatar Studio, and find our usernames on the Friend Finder), the VIP logo (which you can grab from the sidebar) or other images from the game (the Poptropica Clip Collectionย and napstachill’s Digital Wallpapers are great resources for Poptropica graphics).
  • You can create in any medium, whether digitally through illustration, typography, photo manipulation; or traditionally, with pencils, pens, cut-out shapes, and so on; or a pastiche of whatever. If you’re not creating digitally, be sure to retain quality by using a scanner or decent camera in good lighting.

And don’t feel too pressured to make it look like any one of our past headers โ€” be creative! We’re just looking for something that catches our eye.

One winning entry will be selected to be featured as the PHB’s main site header for the entire month of September. We’ll also feature our favorites in a post on the blog.

๐Ÿ€ Good luck, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿ€

Have fun! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


38 thoughts on “Announcing the PHB Header Design Contest!”

    1. You can also refer to the current header to see what our characters look like. If you’re feeling creative, you could consider making some modifications to our appearances. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. This is kinda crazy, but I’m going to put down every author ever, the five “now” authors the boldest, the longest gone authors the ‘fadiest’. It’ll look cool, I promise.

      1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ These days I like using Tayasui Sketches (which I used for the current header), but I’ve also used Autodesk Sketchbook, and still use Photoshop to mix elements together (adding text, logos, etc).

  1. Wow. I didn’t realize this blog was still a thing ’til I got curious today.

    I thought Poptropica was overall dead since Poptropica Worlds??

    1. Not a lot has been going on, it’s true, but we still try to keep the blog updated (a lot of fans still feel nostalgic for the earlier adventures of Pop!). Things occasionally do happen on Poptropica and Poptropica Worlds, which we report on the blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Would love to see this, but unfortunately the link doesn’t work! You’ll need to upload this on an image sharing website such as TinyPic or Imgur, then share the link here.

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