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Warning About Copyrighted Images: Guys, we're loving the responses for the contest so far, but we need to make something clear: we will not accept any entry that contains a copyrighted image or work - period. We are serious about plagiarism, and if we find you've used an image without permission, your entry will be disqualified until the offending material is removed. Thanks!

The Prize

Alright, we heard from a lot of you that social contests just aren't up your alley sometimes - so we've listened. Our latest contest gives you the chance to win a T-Mobile LG G2x (courtesy of NVIDIA and Android Police) using only your super-awesome design skills.

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The T-Mobile LG G2x features T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+, a blazing-fast Tegra 2 dual-core processor, and a big and bright 4-inch IPS LCD display - oh, and a pure Google experience (that is, stock Android).

The G2x can also be a gaming powerhouse with titles specifically optimized for the Tegra 2 processor, like those you'll find on NVIDIA's Tegra Zone. Check out the app:

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How To Enter

This contest is now over. We have selected the winners - see if you are one of them here.

This time, we're asking you to design our new "404" page - that is, the page people will see when they end up in the magical no-man's land of our website in the event we experience downtime, or hit a page which doesn't exist.

The goal is simple: make it creative, cool, fun, and/or funny. There is only one design requirement (it needs to be clear it's for Android Police in some way) - so feel free to go nuts on this one. Note: the 404 design does not (and preferably shouldn't) need to fit in the post box - it doesn't even need include any elements from the home page - just start from scratch! We'd prefer something that stands on its own without all the added clutter. Here are the explicit instructions for entry:

  1. Design a "404 Error" page for Android Police - we suggest that you put "404" in the design somewhere, but it's not required. It also should in some way be clear the page is for Android Police. You may only include clipart, photos, or other graphics which you have either created yourself, or those which fall under a Creative Commons License. Please do not submit an entry that uses a photo as its primary feature - it's a design contest, not a photo shoot.
  2. Upload a clear, high-resolution picture of your design to imgur.com and post a link to it in the comments (please use your actual e-mail in the comment form so that we can contact you). Please preserve your original file, as well (whatever the format may be - though we prefer PSD). You can submit as many entries as you like - within reason.

That's it. We already had an idea in mind for the 404 page, and if you guys want to roll with it and make it absurdly awesome looking, it might be a good place to start (but we're definitely open to all ideas, so feel free to be creative).

Our current thought was a dead Bugdroid with his eyes "X"-ed out, and a few Bugdroid cops standing over him at some kind of crime scene. But hey, somebody could have a way better idea than that, so we're all ears (or eyes, in this case).

Terms

These terms are excerpted and paraphrased for your convenience from the full "ANDROID POLICE T-MOBILE G2x GIVEAWAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES," in the next section.

The contest will run until 11:59 p.m. August 10th, 2011 - one week from today.

The winner will be chosen by the Android Police staff sometime after the contest end date. The winner will be decided based upon the quality, creativity, and originality of their submission - there will be no "random" decisions. Please remember this contest is judged on a totally subjective basis - we don't want any hurt feelings.

The winner will be required to permanently relinquish all interest in, rights to, and ownership of their submission to AndroidPolice.com as a condition for acceptance of the prize.

The contest is open to anyone in the world, but we will only ship to an address in the United States for this giveaway, so please make sure you can provide one in case you win. (This is because the T-Mobile G2x only works on T-Mobile's US network - sorry, guys.)

Again, please use your actual e-mail address in the comment form when making your submission.

Please take the time to read the full official rules, below.

Full Contest Rules

ANDROID POLICE T-MOBILE G2x GIVEAWAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

1. Eligibility

ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. The contest is open to anyone in the world, but we will only ship to an address in the United States for this giveaway.

2. Disclaimer

Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

3. Contest Period

The Contest begins August 3rd at 00:01AM Pacific Standard Time and will continue until August 10th at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.

4. Prizes

One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) "T-Mobile LG G2x” smartphone computing device, estimated retail value $449.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.

The winner will be chosen by the Android Police staff sometime after the contest end date. The winner will be decided based upon the quality, creativity, and originality of their submission by the Contest Provider. Entries infringing on the intellectual property rights of others, as determined  by the sole discretion of the Contest Provider, will be disqualified, regardless of merit.

The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

Shipment of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider. Contest Provider and Prize Provider assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Provider as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.

5. Collection of Information

The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.

The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in the United States. Failure to provide an address in the United States will result in disqualification from the Contest.

6. General Release of Liability

By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.

7. Affidavit and Release

As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Release, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules, a release of liability, and a release of all interest in, rights to, and ownership of the Submission (in any and all forms) to AndroidPolice.com. The Submission must accompany the Affidavit, in its original format.

The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.

8. Contest and Prize Providers:

Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by NVIDIA. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at [email protected].

9. Choice of Law:

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.

10. Miscellaneous:

Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned. Contest void where prohibited.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Adam

    NOW we're talking. Awesome contest choice :)

  • Brendon

    Wish I was a designer, I have a great idea but suck at photoshop

  • Braden
    • Jon Garrett

      +1 I like this one, it looks like a winner. :-)

      • Braden

        Thank you! It looks like he's already got a winner below, unfortunately. My phone just gave out on me, this would have been perfect timing!

  • Andy

    http://i.imgur.com/5AXcR.png

    I did this in paint so dont hate XD
    This is clearly not a winner, just a contender.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Lmao, every design contest ends up with one like this.

  • Nick Briz

    Here's my first entry:
    http://imgur.com/hHBNq

  • GergS

    I really like simple. 404/Page can not be found pages shouldn't be too complicated I think.

    That being said, here is my contribution!

    http://imgur.com/fNVif

    It was fun throwing it together anyways. If you for some reason select it, I could spend a little more time on it :P

    Thoughts on how to improve it? I almost never mess with graphical things hehe.

  • Jason

    http://i.imgur.com/GseBB.jpg

    I need to put together the text... but here's the image

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Keep them coming, guys and don't be afraid to put effort into a brilliant design - it'll pay off in the end. :)

    And don't feel constrained by the post box - the design can also sit alone on the page and occupy the whole width if you want. Up to you.

  • http://www.twitter.com/davidjr621_ davidjr621

    this'll be fun!

  • Tom Rowly

    http://i.imgur.com/zd3Gi.jpg

    All images taken from the Android Police site. I'm guessing that's allowed seeing as it's for use on your site anyway :P

  • http://varemenos.com/ Varemenos

    "The contest is open to anyone in the world, but we will only ship to an address in the United States for this giveaway"
    404 my sense-sensor is broken, please make some sense.

    I had few great ideas in mind but this content is only for the US citizens, so cya

    • David Ruddock

      Varemenos,
      We have held a number (at least half a dozen) of major giveaways with dozens of eligible countries. This time, we're giving away a device that only works on a US-based carrier. It doesn't make much sense to send someone a phone they can't really use in their country, and it would unfairly pit entrants who actually want to use the phone against an equally large pool of entrants who would, in all likelihood, just sell it.

      We have more international-friendly giveaways coming up, so stay tuned.

      • http://varemenos.com/ Varemenos

        I understand i was kinda whining with myself for my bad luck since i had more chances to win this since im a web designer u.u

        Anyway since i dont have no1 to receive it for me in the US i will just skip this one, good luck with the competition!

        • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

          Yeah, get a friend in the US to forward it to you.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nowhere it says you have to be a US Citizen.

      "The contest is open to anyone in the world, but we will only ship to an address in the United States for this giveaway"

  • Nick Briz

    Here's another, more simplistic, 404:

    http://i.imgur.com/NftDf.png

  • Vince
  • David Demma

    This isn't an entry by me, but it's damn funny 404 error VIDEO for nosh.com (found it yesterday):
    http://vimeo.com/26858445

  • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert Dunn

    http://i.imgur.com/FC0Gl.jpg

    Here's my entry. It's a tad bit sloppy, but it conveys the point quite well.

  • SJ

    Here is my entry.
    http://imgur.com/71dAu

    The caution tape is from flickr CC image http://bit.ly/rmX9vN

  • mskks64

    http://imgur.com/k4Q3m
    2nd, now to brainstorm (sleep)

  • syfo
  • Joe

    FYI: I am not very good with photochop but here is what I did. http://i.imgur.com/Vq2yB.jpg

  • Adam
  • Jason

    K so here's my full idea.... hope it really captures the collective voice of the commenting community...

    http://i.imgur.com/xce3X.jpg

  • luis arenas

    http://imgur.com/Yu3su
    My first entry

  • luis

    http://imgur.com/mwiSF
    my second entry, a little more simple

    • David Ruddock

      Everyone, take notice - this is closer to what we're looking for. Luis, if you polish this up and get it looking a little more professional, this could be a serious contender!

  • http://steveedson.co.uk Steve Edson
  • Adam
    • David Ruddock

      Adam, please use imgur - that link does not work.

      • Adam
        • icePopsicle

          You're also disqualified!
          -NotthatIhavetheauthoritytosaythat-
          That's Tumblr's Server Overload Page image!

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          It says "theoatmeal.com" right in the image. Shameless rip?

  • ChopNess

    Here's a quick one, no copyrighted images used:

    http://i.imgur.com/w4kTa.png

  • Nate G

    http://i.imgur.com/UkVkj.jpg
    I would have liked to have used your guys' original logo but it didn't fit.. so i referenced to Android Police

  • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert Dunn

    http://i.imgur.com/xRds0.jpg

    I don't know why I try, but here is my final attempt most likely.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Keep them coming, guys. There is no clear leader just yet.

  • Tommy

    First entry. the little Android guy would be in a police suit, just couldn't find an image big enough.

    http://i.imgur.com/rp4HA.png

  • luis
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Best entry so far and first I would consider for a winning one. Bravo - keep perfecting it, as I've seen many times before when someone else swoops in at the last moment and posts something awesome.

  • Braden
  • Tarek El-Eter

    Here is mine what do you think will improve in any area you choose. couldnt use imgur colour was wrong on it so here
    http://imm.io/7Eay
    http://i.imgur.com/oS6sn.jpg

    • Braden

      If I were you, I would design it in a higher resolution, so that they can scale it down later if needed. They can't always scale it up, however. Also, try to make the text a little more readable, and "clean", so it's easier on the eyes. Just my two cents. Good luck!

  • Tommy

    Updated mine.

    http://imgur.com/EEKHQ

  • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

    Here are my first two takes at it.
    http://i.imgur.com/BhgI8.png

    Then I thought there should be some sort of page in the background, so I did this. There can really be any page or image behind it.
    http://imgur.com/FaEza

    • http://steveedson.co.uk Steve Edson

      I like this one :) (the second image)

  • Cullen
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice attempt - but it's missing references to Android Police. I like the subtle and simple design, but it needs to be closer to home.

  • Kyle

    First submition...

    http://imgur.com/SVynN

  • Mike

    Submission from a non-artist :)

    http://tinyurl.com/3sw8v3c

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I loled at the idea. Nice one. Now you need to pull up the execution to the same level, and you have a good shot.

  • Garrett House
  • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

    I like this one, but there is always room for improvement!

    http://imgur.com/7yqfX

    Any suggestions on what I can add/fix?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      This one is great - love it. All of the writing sticks out like a sore thumb though, but the rest is very polished and well done.

      • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

        That's why I asked for suggestions! Thanks!

        Im working on making the text rougher/darker to blend with the background better.

        • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

          Here it is cleaned up a bit. 3D Andy now, Text looks rougher but I still don't know what else to do with the text.

          http://imgur.com/3w2VK

  • http://www.fotomedic.net Fotomedic

    My entry - very open to feedback. Developed in Illustrator (easy to make a Photoshop edition). All artwork except the Android Police banner is my own creation.

    http://i.imgur.com/5M09gh.jpg
    http://fotomedic.imgur.com/all/

    I'm submitting this with my graphics alias, "Fotomedic", but you can also find me as "The Unwired Medic" on FB, Twitter, Google+, etc.

    • http://www.fotomedic.net Fotomedic

      I have altered the original a bit and included a radio, modified text, eliminated hyphenation, added police tape, etc. Both versions will remain posted for your consideration. Thanks!

      http://imgur.com/wNNQX
      http://fotomedic.imgur.com/all/

  • ChopNess

    Here's my second attempt, hopefully better than my first:

    http://i.imgur.com/F7qse.png

  • http://Flyingdork.com Flyingdork

    Decided to go the funny route in my design. It was created from scratch I have been working on it for a day and half. I provided two versions very similar except for the caption. Nice job Mitch with the doughnut theme it's a funny one good luck.

    1. http://i.imgur.com/12AcW.jpg

    2.http://i.imgur.com/x05Nh.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Both great, "donut break in progress" - hilarious.

  • Ivan M.
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      What, I don't even...

  • Nick Briz

    i've got a good one coming that's gonna take a long time... ill have it in by the 10th though :D

  • franco

    Could not of picked a worse subject for me to have a try at.But with the help of a free creator online this is what i came up with.

    I didnt read this is the rules but i take it free online creators are allowed for us ppl with absolutely no design knowledge at all.

    http://i.imgur.com/ukq1L.png

  • Jordan

    Hope you like it, guys.

    http://i.imgur.com/QRilq.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Love the concept - if you clean it up and make it so that the background can be tiled no matter what your resolution is (via another image or a color fill), it could be a winner.

      • Jordan

        I will make it happen.

  • luis
    • GergS

      That one is pretty cool! Even though it doesn't give me the impression that the page is down... haha

      • luis

        True, maybe if the "404 ERROR" is going across the whole picture would look better...

  • GoPadge
  • http://www.pbase.com/jaximages Bruce Jones

    Kinda classical-ish

    http://i.imgur.com/YiPoz.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      What?..

    • franco

      Classic eh,what did you used too do in your old net days,lol

  • Jordan

    Here's the update for my submission. Should be easily set up with a colored background:
    http://i.imgur.com/mf875.jpg

    • Braden

      I'm also a contestant in this (and I do graphic design for a living), but I think this is the best one I've seen so far. The only thing against this is the font used for the bottom text. Great job!

  • Jordan

    Thanks, man! I appreciate it.

  • sdj

    Here is my attempt to make 404 for Android Police.

    http://i.imgur.com/pIY1G.jpg

  • luis
    • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert Dunn

      Oh yeah, that's totally original.

      • luis

        Youre right, I dont know why you try either.. thanks for your Two Cents

        • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert Dunn

          I didn't mean it offensively. I know you posted for laughs. You're probably going to win.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I like it - where is it supposed to be from? The 4400?

      • http://twitter.com/#!/hmax17 hmax17

        Awww...Lost man, Lost

        • Luis

          "LOST" just the best series on ANCE of all times LOL!

  • luis

    Sorry buddy, had to much coffee today..LOL

    • http://tantrajnaan.com Robert Dunn

      No Problem (extra text to make the comment long enough to submit)

  • Gear
  • pha9992000
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Not bad.

  • http://Flyingdork.com Flyingdork

    Changed the color of my background to something that matches the main site. Also added some other details to the text and some shadows to my character. Enjoy!

    3. http://i.imgur.com/6ASzD.png

  • liams

    Here is my submission!
    Of course the text can be changed, links added, fade at the edges is transparent, etc depending on how you slice it :D
    http://imgur.com/AmbTo

  • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

    Ok, I'm in! Here's what I got.

    http://i.imgur.com/ryJ9u.jpg

    • David Ruddock

      Great concept goatomatic, but I think it needs a bit more work - clean up the background and maybe tone down the colors / de-emphasize some o the bold lines a little. I like it, though.

      • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

        Thanks for the feedback!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Love it. Keep in mind what happens when it needs to work for all screen resolutions too.

      • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

        Thanks for the feedback, is there a certain resolution that would be best to use?

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          No, as people have all kinds of resolutions. Usually you'd want to make sure the image either tiles or can be centered and padded with either another image or a solid color on all sides.

    • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

      Ok, made some changes, hope it's better!

      http://i.imgur.com/iHtkK.jpg

  • http://justreveal.blogspot.com kgill7
  • http://justreveal.blogspot.com kgill7
  • kanchan

    http://imgur.com/ZsbwP

    "need your comments"

  • Zach Voss
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Digging it, though it could use some polishing, especially around the text.

  • OMGSX
  • franco

    Had a little browse today of some pics and got too say there are some really good ones there.will be hard too choose a winner,for sure there should be 2nd and 3rd prize for this one since so many made the effort.free t-shirt or summit.

    • Braden

      Couldn't agree more -- lots of designers spent time they'd normally charge an arm and a leg for, to design pages that will go unused (except for one). There should definitely be a consolation prize for those that put forth genuine effort.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      No worries - we've got plenty of t-shirts for the runners-up!

  • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

    Alright, I didn't like my first try so much, so I decided to submit another simpler one.

    http://i.imgur.com/NZpIv.png

    • OMGSX

      Wow. I like it. Maybe add "Android Police" somewhere and it'll be amazing.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      This is VERY good and original. If you could work on the crime scene a bit and throw in a mention of AP as OMGSX mentioned, but keep it as cartoonish/polished, you have a real good chance.

    • Cameron Summerson

      This is clean and very well done. Easily my favorite of the bunch so far, and with a bit more polish and depth, could be a winning entry. Good job!

    • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

      Wow, thanks a lot! Thanks for the feedback as well, very helpful! I made a few changes as advised, here's the most recent version.

      http://i.imgur.com/QjTwM.jpg

      • b1ll

        It's almost perfect. The only thing missing is somehow tying the crime and a silhouette of a dead droid or apple into this. I think this could be a candidate to win for sure.

        • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

          I was thinking of an apple outline as well, but I figured they may not want other brands in the designs. But I may do that later just for fun!

      • Braden

        Man this is my favorite. Awesome job!

        • http://www.nickbess.com goatomatic

          Thanks a lot! :-)

      • Cameron Summerson

        I love the shrugging Android in the back. This version is absolutely fantastic.

        Anyone who wants to win this phone better step up their game, because this is the submission to beat!

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        After tweeting and posting this image on G+, I've seen a surprising amount of people asking to lose the tape and move the AP reference somewhere else. I suppose they may have a point as it's very distracting from the whole picture, though I do think it has a place there. Maybe tweak it and move it to the background so it's not as in your face?

        Also, keep in mind the screen resolutions - how would this work with large screens? The scene itself can just float on top of the white background, but the tape seems cut off on the sides this way.

  • Eric
    • b1ll

      Is this all original work? I'm having some doubts.

      • Eric

        free for commercial use images or paid for stock images. I'd say it fits the guidelines.

  • http://i.imgur.com/NBYwA.jpg omernif

    hope you like it! work very hard on it!
    http://i.imgur.com/NBYwA.jpg

    • b1ll

      Lol, the Droid looks like a sad yoda or a troll or something :D

  • ?

    With as many submissions as you have received you could change the page every month and have all the good ones go around once or twice.

    • b1ll

      Or just randomize between the top 10 or something.

  • Steve Wright
  • Steve Wright
  • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

    The First Variation:
    http://i.imgur.com/mFCYw.jpg

    The Seccond Variation:
    http://i.imgur.com/bHUe7.jpg

    ---------

    Feedback is appreciated. I worked hard to come up with this. There's a watermark that i added for copyright purposes on IMGUR.com. The non-watermarked image can be provided upon request.

    Wanted to know if I could submit multiple designs and use bit.ly linking.

    ---------

    Thanks

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Absolutely, submit as many as you want.

      • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

        hows my submission?..

        • b1ll

          I think it's very good and clean.

        • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

          thank you so much b1ll :) .. i'm a minimal fan ..

  • Steve Wright

    http://i.imgur.com/GHiP6.jpg
    I like this version the best

    • b1ll

      Quite original - excellent work.

    • Me4u2

      I agree, very original, I like how you've captured the whole police vibe without being really obvious.
      Nice :)

    • DarkN’Droid

      LOL thats pretty cool!

    • DarkN’Droid

      lol i onlu just noticed that the scale on the ruler thingy is the android versions :P thats kickass!!

    • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

      nice work :) .. damn.. this competition is tough .. :(

  • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

    Im probably going to add another Android Police officer, maybe with a magnifying glass looking for clues, but I just wanted to submit this clean one!

    Can be colored however, I tried to leave it as clean as possible.

    http://imgur.com/EtaTC

  • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

    http://i.imgur.com/PaTdx.jpg

    Here's another try.. Zoom In If you'll want to see..

  • http://justreveal.blogspot.com kgill7
    • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

      nice one, did you use the android generator on your android phone?.. because i can't find one for PC

      • http://justreveal.blogspot.com kgill7

        yea i used androidify on the phone

  • http://justreveal.blogspot.com kgill7
  • http://aoisora9x.deviantart.com/ RougeCrown

    LOL I hope I'm not too late
    http://i.imgur.com/l1b1y.jpg

    • OMGSX

      This. Is. Beautiful.

      • http://aoisora9x.deviantart.com/ RougeCrown

        thanks :D. do check out my deviant art profile!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Absolutely amazing.

      What does one-six mean in this context?

      Also, if you could subtly work in the words Android Police into it, can we see what that would look like? It's already very good as is and obviously it's Android police, so it's probably not neccessary.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Your DA profile... jaw dropping. I want to feature your work here.

      • http://aoisora9x.deviantart.com/ RougeCrown

        Haha, one-six, 1.6, donut. :D I thought i was being quite obvious with that lame joke.

        and really thanks a lot for the feature. I didn't expect it at all :)

  • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

    Okay, 6th (and most likely last) entry. I have been spending way too much time on this. Doesn't help that I forget to save and Gimp kept crashing... :/

    Well, here it is:

    http://imgur.com/fVZEA

  • Luis
  • mikeymop

    This is a draft, I'm not good enough to make it look nice, but you have an idea from this.

    http://i.imgur.com/heskF.jpg

  • http://SPOOLEDUPRACING.COM Aaron
  • SeanM

    Here is my first entry

    http://i.imgur.com/kA8tz.png

  • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

    Here's another set.

    First Variation:
    http://i.imgur.com/4vc71.jpg

    Second Variation:
    http://i.imgur.com/ZdjIc.jpg

    The "Ryan Heatherly" watermark is to prevent any copying. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Another nice one from you, Ryan.

      • Ryan Heatherly

        Thanks allot for that Positive comment :) I Forgot to bold out the first line :( . I can't think of any more designs at the moment.. :(

  • SeanM

    here's my 2nd entry

    http://i.imgur.com/Ko3Fk.jpg

  • Scott

    Here is what I got: http://i.imgur.com/3wvDB.jpg
    Go ahead and hate it

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I actually like the background. I think it would make for a banging wallpaper if you remove the text and throw something up in the middle that would blend in well.

  • A.J.

    Here's one for the contest: http://i.imgur.com/ChoSf.jpg

  • A.J.

    number 2 from me: http://i.imgur.com/O6bTr.jpg

  • A.J.

    i hope at least one of these wins cus i need a new phone lmao: http://i.imgur.com/mLJ3w.jpg

  • SeanM

    here's my 3rd attempt

    http://i.imgur.com/Syr8i.jpg

    • Cameron Summerson

      haha, clever.

  • KraYzeE

    http://i.imgur.com/OHvJV.jpg Hope you like it :) Designed in illustrator. Everything except the background (which you guys should recognize :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Cropped the top and bottom and I think it looks way better - impressive detail man. Very strong entry.

      http://imgur.com/BMxkO

      Haha, just noticed the belt says "Katie" - what's up with that?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Great entry - I cropped and tweeted it all around last night.

  • KraYzeE

    My daughter helped me design it. Shes 8 and can already use Illustrator. I'll take it off if I win ;) but i promised i'd add it for her. I made an 8 year old grin from ear to ear so I won regardless ;)

  • luis

    http://imgur.com/u3lva
    Im thinking about placing it inside a TV screen or maybe a phone.

    • luis

      http://imgur.com/6ygrR
      This a different version of my last one. Left the TMobile logo on there, dont know if that would be considered a copyrighted image

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        This is great. This contest is going to be so hard to judge.

        • Cameron Summerson

          Agreed, on both counts.

  • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

    http://imgur.com/iVAOy

    I've gone with a very clean design, no illustrations or anything. With the caution tape to get around the problem of different screen resolutions is they'll be a separate image file that is very wide fixed to one spot so that. The base page width is 960px though which is the standard nowadays.

    • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

      hrm... My sentence reads really strangely. Sorry about that, let me know if you need clarification on that confusing little thing. O.o

    • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

      I've updated it so there's no 'complicated' html. :D

      http://i.imgur.com/6Fke4.jpg

      • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

        http://i.imgur.com/OdcvO.jpg

        A bit cleaner. Really tiny tiny updates. But I think it looks better.

        • Cameron Summerson

          This is very clean and minimal. I like it.

  • Jazam2010
  • Denis

    that just came up in my mind :D just a quick sketch, might inspire somebody LOL
    http://i.imgur.com/IiDBL.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Somebody needs to make this. NAO.

      • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

        damn.. i should have made it.. lol

    • A.J.

      i couldn't stop laughing when i saw this LMAO

      maybe if there's time I'll totally make this if it's okay with you

  • Joe

    http://imgur.com/oNDQt heres my attempt. I dont know why I waste my time.

  • http://smisa27.deviantart.com/ SeanM

    Here's another attempt revised:

    http://i.imgur.com/4RLjT.jpg

  • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

    I added a bit of page interaction...
    http://i.imgur.com/OwKGC.jpg
    Not that that much interaction on a 404 page is good or neccecary. I just thought it might be nifty to show runners up... if there would be any. I was thinking they would just open up in a lightbox or something or maybe just link directly to the imgur page. (in a new tab/window of course)

  • A.J.

    I decided to give the people at adroidpolice.com's idea a try with the dead bug bots and the police:

    http://i.imgur.com/fZzKX.jpg

    And this one is kinda raunchy but i think it's funny:

    http://i.imgur.com/qAXig.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      OK. First of all: ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      OK, I got nothing else so far. Still laughing, especially on the 2nd one.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Btw, in the first one I totally thought they were investigating a breakdancing guy and having a party, rather than a dead body. Probably cause I clicked on the 2nd link first and expected something equally as humorous.

      • A.J.

        take it anyway you want
        as long as you like it hahaha

    • Aaron Gingrich

      The first one, improved: make the one on the ground an apple.

  • http://smisa27.deviantart.com/ SeanM
  • http://www.fotomedic.net Fotomedic

    Too many people on this contest are trying to one up me (all in the spirit of competition of course - LOL), so please allow me to again up the ante. Since this entry is animated, this cannot be displayed on imgur.com, so I have loaded it to YouTube. Please feel free to send me some feedback. This is my first serious venture into animation, and I created all the work myself in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUsasbxZrU

    Original PSD is >300MB and big enough for a massive HDTV, scaled down to 1280x750 is >60MB. I tried different resolutions and got this: saved to .mov ~1GB for 21 seconds, saved to .avi ~3.8MB, .mp4 ~600KB, .f4v ~31MB, .flv ~ 2.5MB, .swf ~60KB (which is about perfect for even mobile web)

    • http://www.fotomedic.net Fotomedic

      Got it into an animated gif. Had a memory problem with Photoshop and a reboot cured it. :-) So, here it is on imgur. Thanks!

      http://i.imgur.com/tKQ24.gif

      • Ryan Heatherly

        scratch disks got full?..

        • http://www.fotomedic.net Fotomedic

          No, just figuring out my new Lenovo Tablet and its limits. Guess I'll have to bump it 8GB RAM. I didn't set my Photoshop prefs either (RAM allocation). It was just giving me out of memory errors and would crash every time I tried to render it in .gif. Honestly, the first source file was >300MB - LOL. I retried by reducing the source file from above HD to 1280x1024 and it still gave me guff, so I shut it down and went home. When I booted again, I retried and it worked fine. I still have fluffware running since I'm wiping the whole system to put 64-bit on it next week.

  • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

    Here's another submission by me :)
    http://i.imgur.com/a1QGI.jpg

    ----

    I was also wondering if animations are allowed.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Excellent entry.

      • Ryan Heatherly

        Thanks allot for your motivational words Artem :)

  • KraYzeE
  • http://smisa27.deviantart.com/ SeanM

    Thought I'd throw in a bit of comedy in my 5th entry

    http://i.imgur.com/QfBp7.png

  • http://twitter.com/#!/hmax17 hmax17

    Found the contest last night at about 1AM. Spent all night working on it...Got to include three things I love: Design, Android, and....Lenny Brisco

    http://i.imgur.com/8pzaX.jpg

  • luis

    http://i.imgur.com/8mV9k.jpg
    my first entry for today

  • A.J.

    anyone seen cloverfield ahahaahhaaha

    http://i.imgur.com/7pPrx.jpg

  • A.J.

    toilet humor lmao
    courtesy of Denis

    http://i.imgur.com/679LV.jpg

    • Denis

      hahaha.... good job! lol

  • Jesse

    Don't overlook my entry! :P

    Please Read:
    I've made everything (Apart from the top nav) in there and I've made it so if you wanted to change the colour to match a future design; all you have to do is edit the colour of the bottom layer an presto! It's done!

    Here it is with different colours (I didn't know which colour you wanted me to match it with):

    Blue:
    http://i.imgur.com/l2eO0.jpg

    Green:
    http://i.imgur.com/HRKax.jpg

    Pink:
    http://imgur.com/qPZ4F.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'm curious to see what would happen if I replaced the current background with that blue one you have in your design. Do you happen to have it standalone by chance?

      • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

        i say do it.. It looks much bettter ! :) ..

    • Cullen

      You misspelled droids. Also I am pretty sure that is the thatchy looking background from the new OS X and iOS versions.

      • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

        It does look similar... I almost posted pretty much the exact same comments. >.>

        • Cullen

          Great minds think alike?

  • mrmendleson

    http://imgur.com/jfU8A

    Thank you for this challenge, this is very fun.

    • kevin

      My vote is for this one, very nice.

  • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

    Here's the first variation:
    http://i.imgur.com/C8S2q.jpg

    Here's the Second Variation:
    http://i.imgur.com/pKfK0.jpg

    -------

    Both have their own charm :) .. I love the Android On the blue like the stock wallpaper. :)

  • Scott
  • luis

    http://i.imgur.com/dVl0s.jpg
    Not to happy about how this one turned out but I figured I'll post it anyways

  • http://twitter.com/#!/hmax17 hmax17

    Woke up at 3PM and had another idea...Unsure if its been done before, too many to go through, hahaha! But here it is!

    http://i.imgur.com/aQuJu.jpg

  • https://plus.google.com/118214311157615027424/about Spencer Coons

    I have a feeling my design is too much like a different website (not a specific one just not this one) so maybe it would be confusing for someone. But I made a new one anyway. XD

    http://i.imgur.com/hJeWn.jpg

  • http://thisisthe6.blogspot.com/ brian
  • http://smisa27.deviantart.com/ SeanM

    here's all my entries at once..just in case you liked one but wanted parts of another.

    1st
    http://i.imgur.com/kA8tz.png
    2nd
    http://i.imgur.com/4RLjT.jpg
    3rd
    http://i.imgur.com/Syr8i.jpg

  • http://smisa27.deviantart.com/ SeanM
  • http://imgur.com/af6EE.jpg Vinman

    I'm an amateur, so take it easy on me. Comments appreciated.

    http://imgur.com/af6EE.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That was a very good entry - it made it into the top 20.

      • A.J.

        so did you guys pick the winner?
        or are you still deciding??

  • http://ryanheatherly.imgur.com Ryan Heatherly

    Here's another one :)

    http://i.imgur.com/Wu8ul.jpg

  • Sammi Dempsey

    http://imgur.com/TerIg
    or
    http://imgur.com/TrQ8w
    They're both kinda big and poorly drawn but I tried XD

  • Alex
  • http://www.tonyretrobot.com Tony Retrobot

    Here's my piece:

    http://imgur.com/4Kz2x

  • KraYzeE

    And the winner is......???

    • A.J.

      drum roll please..........
      hopefully it's someone who's name starts with an "A" :)

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