The Icon Factory announced on Monday that the eighth annual icon design contest
Pixelpalooza starts now. Prizes are awarded in three categories: Mac OS X, CandyBar, and Classic. Last year, The Icon Factory received 137 entries from around the world.
All entries must be received by noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 31. Icons designed for the Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 categories must contain 16 x 16 and 32 x 32 pixel resources, with the Mac OS X category also requiring a 128 x 128 icon resource. The CandyBar category follows the same resource requirements as the Mac OS X category but also asks that you create ten icons, one each for Home, Burn, Applications, Documents, Generic Folder, Desktop, Trash, and Trash Full.
Last year’s winners are ineligible for the contest, but winners from 2003’s “People’s Choice Awards,” which are voted on my visitors to The Icon Factory’s Web site, are eligible. This year, the People’s Choice Awards are voted on from noon (EST) Tuesday, April 6 through noon (EST) April 13. All the winners will be announced on April 21.
The Icon Factory’s
submission page is now ready to accept entries for Pixelpalooza. The company says it will announce the official contest prize bundles soon. Sponsors include Aladdin Systems, Ambrosia Software, Font Diner, Fonthead Design, Gee Three, Matterform Media, Panic, and Vizspring; gift certificates for Amazon.com and the iTunes Music Store will also figure in the mix.