Bungie are holding a contest where the winner will have their emblem design featured in Halo: Reach. Bungie had this to announce:

The winner will have their emblem design featured in Halo: Reach. We'll pick the winners based on aesthetic considerations and bribes. Okay, our lawyers are informing us that bribes are out, and we don't want to end up in front of a tribunal, so we promise that we'll pick the one we deem best suited to appear in the game. Of course, if we don't get any good stuff, we reserve the right to scrap the whole thing.

Please click the Read More link to find out how to enter.

The Rules of Engagement
- Your emblem must consist of only two colors.
- Your emblem must be able to be identified if the secondary portion is toggled off. (Examples below.)
- Your emblem must look good when it's tiny.
- Your emblem must be original art. Do NOT copy anything. All entries that look remotely like other logos or corporate images will be rejected. Same goes for National flags.
- Your emblem must be submitted between 12:01AM PST on January 22, 2010 and 11:59PM PST on February 5, 2010.
- Nothing offensive. Nothing rude, racist, icky, or otherwise stupidly ridonkulous.

Make sure that your examples are 256x256 pixels and in either gif or jpeg format. If you're not an artist no worries, you can still enter. We'll likely redraw the winning image to our exacting standards anyway. If it's not pixel-perfect, it won't be a problem. We're willing to look past your lack of artistic skills and see the awesome idea underneath.

Candland's been getting some weird stuff. Here's an update from the man himself:

Please don't send .zip, .rar, or other compressed archives. It can become a security concern opening these files and it creates an extra step for me. If you sent me a compressed file. I threw it away and didn't look at it. A 256x256 .gif or .jpg should not require any compression to mail anyway.

Secondly, please send me the files directly, don't send me hyperlinks. Again, there are security issues for unverified links. And again, it creates an extra step for me. If you sent your submission in the form of a link, I didn't bother clicking it. Send your submission again with the images attached.

Lastly, there are apparently several people that completely misunderstood the contest and sent me their favorite Halo 3 emblem combination. While I am partial to my own, because it looks kind of like a Recon version of Stuntmutt's One One Seven comic character. I applaud your pride in your personal combination, but alas, it does me this much good: none.

Ready to give it a go? Send jpegs or gifs, with file sizes NOT to exceed 128k to: septagon at bungie.com, using the subject line Halo: Reach Emblem Contest Submission.

Unfortunately, this contest is not open to everyone (US and Canada only, for starters), because apparently we must adhere to our already well established and thoroughly regrettable xenophobia (and because our lawyers said so). Speaking of, you can read the full list of official rules and regulations bungie.net/News/content.aspx?l... Read it after you've finished the rest of the update. You might nod off.

10 years ago
Thanks for submitting this, very well done - however can you head to the staff room and read the posts about posting to the homepage - it will explain everything you need to know about writing articles that will appear on the homepage. Thankyou.

Also can you open the article with a paragraph about what the article is about just so people know.