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[WINNERS] Awakening Banner & Icon Design

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edited 2:27PM September 9, 2019 in Contests and Events
It's time to awaken your inner creative side! With the explosive arrival of the summer expansion, we're looking to spruce things up on the official Discord server. It's an artist call-to-arms! Design a banner and server icon for a chance to earn fantastic prizes!

Contest ends on June 13th at 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time

Entrants must design a matching banner & icon design for the official MapleStory 2 Discord.


- Banner must be minimum 960x540 or a 16:9 aspect ratio.
- Icon must be 512x512.
- Selected winners will have their submissions featured as the server's icon and banner through the months of June, July, and August respectively.
- Entrants must include the following information in a Discord or forum post: IGN & Server Name

This is advice from Discord themselves that may help you design your banner:

- Creativity and design - 45%
- Fits theme of Awakening - 35%
- Looks good at lower resolution - 20%

3 winners will receive the following:

- 1,111 Red Meret
- Discord Role: Star Designer
- x1 Splendid Knot Outfit Package

Read official rules here >>


  • CMKyriosCMKyrios
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    Extra screenshot of the female version of the outfit:

  • CMKyriosCMKyrios
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    Hi all, just an update.

    We've extended the deadline a day. Submissions are valid until June 13th, 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time on either here or in the appropriate Discord channel.

    We've had a few submissions already on Discord - looking forward to seeing more! Please remember to upload both a banner and an icon. If only one is submitted, we'll try to use the one for both criteria. Also, since we had some people asking - yes it's OK to use official Nexon assets/artwork as a part of your design!
  • CMKyriosCMKyrios
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    edited 2:06PM June 21, 2019
    What an incredible turnout! With over 30 submissions from talented artists, we had a very difficult time narrowing down the list, and an even harder time picking winners (several ties, and several no-one-wants-to-be-the-tie-breakers). We went through 2 different panels of judges with the first narrowing the submissions for the second, and the second choosing their favorites from the narrowed-down list without knowing who the artists who drew them were.

    After seeing how this event went, we will adjust the quantity and quality of prizes for future art events and are looking forward to many more incredible submissions from our Maplers!

    Without further ado, after meticulously trying out every banner and icon (on both light and dark theme), we'd like to congratulate our 3 winners:

    1. Holly

    2. k3lly

    3. Akara

    Their work will be featured as the official MapleStory 2 Discord's icon and server banner for the next three months, 30 days each. Once again, thank you all for participating - it was a real eye-opener the sheer volume of talent we have in our community!
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