Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Laguna caseback design contest is a go

Alright folks, let's make it official. I'd like to invite you to participate in the caseback design contest for the upcoming HALIOS Laguna. Your design must include the following text (upper or lower case is up to you):

- HALIOS LAGUNA
- WR 300M
- STAINLESS STEEL
- AUTOMATIC
- SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
- "XXX-1234" (i.e. a placeholder for the serial number scheme when it is finalized)

Although I don't want to exclude anyone from the contest, my strong preference is for the artwork to be submitted in a usable digital format. Hand-drawn entries will be considered, though I'd prefer not to have to put in a significant amount of work to re-draw or re-interpret it. Text entries ("Dear Jason, you should do a really cool fish with a big sword on either side...") probably won't make the cut either. However, don't fret if you have no artistic ability: your submission will count if you come up with a concept that totally blows me away.

By submitting your entry, you agree to give us the complete rights to the artwork. We reserve the right to alter, manipulate, butcher and/or re-use the concept for this and other models. Who knows if this would stand up in court - just don't sue us for anything. You can send in as many entries as you like. I was planning on picking the winner, but I might put it up for vote if there are a few equally outstanding entries.

Here is a sneak preview of the Laguna (ignore my shoddy Photoshop skills). The throwback 70s-style poster kind of evokes the vibe of the watch and its name:



You can use the template of the caseback below or create your own, as long as the shape is the same:


Contest closes sometime after lunch-ish on Thursday, September 30th 2010, give or take a few daylight savings hours. You can send in your entries to: jason (at) halioswatches.com. Good luck and have fun, dive watch fans!

Oh P/S: winner gets a HALIOS Laguna watch when it's released.

1 comment:

  1. Jason,

    Maybe you'd like to share a little on the background for the name 'Laguna'? Designs would then be in sync with the inspiration for the watch

    Cheers,
    Lionel W in Singapore

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