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People, they're all very nice. Thanks a lot.

 

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Let me know if you have a specific site you want me to use for the .svg file.

Very original! :)

You can upload it anywhere (as long as I can then download it with no excessive effort).

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Submissions from the GPA forums:
 
The traditional GPA standard (some don't want a second flag!)

[spoiler]Gpaflag-450x240_zps3e40adee.png[/spoiler]
 
Reversed GPA standard (Stewie's concept, with the correct 15x8 proportions)

[spoiler]Gpaflag-450x240-rev_zps4de546b6.png[/spoiler]
 
Wings of War (green) - by Arrnea

[spoiler]WingsOfWar-01_450x240_zps3e7e111f.png[/spoiler]
 
Wings of War (color) - by Arrnea

[spoiler]WingsOfWar-02_450x240_zpsa61a3802.png[/spoiler]
 
Darkness Dove - by jerdge

[spoiler]Darkness-Dove-450x240_zps89de49c6.png[/spoiler]
 
Green Shadow - by jerdge

[spoiler]Green-Shadow-450x240_zps37006193.png[/spoiler]

 

Tomorrow/on the 5th I'll put this in order in the OP, too. To leave a bit more time for the submissions we'll keep them open a bit longer than initially planned.

 

I decided to put a prize of 36 millions for the winner. Recipient nation(s) will have to not be at war (and their alliance not be at war either) to withdraw the prize.

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I hope you like my flag.
 
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Still better than what I could do. :P

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It may even get some vote! :)

 

The new (and final) deadline is Feb. 7th at 11 AM (game time).

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Deadline UPDATE:
I would have liked to be over with the submissions, but a couple of artists need a bit more time, thus we're going to wait for another short while. Anyone interested (and that can still make a submission in a reasonable time) please message me (or post here) to be included as well.

The following are all the (16) submissions to this moment (just juxtaposed, in random order):
Green-Shadow-150x80_zps1a1c9574.png . 666-150x80_Stewies-Mirrored_zps9dda192c. . WingsOfWar-01_150x80_zps2d307219.png . Wicked-150x80_Teh-Chad_zps159657d6.png

Darkness-Dove-150x80_zps954059f4.png . Green-Arms-Shield-150x80_Monroes-3_zps9e . WingsOfWar-02_150x80_zpsd212c588.png . Agencys-Insurgency-150x80_Lord-Hersheys-

Green-Battle-Flag-150x80_Lord-Hersheys-3 . GPA-Quart-Arms-150x80_Monroes-1_zps41218 . GPA-Arms-Shield-150x80_Monroes-1_zpsb723 . Shield-of-Fortitude-150x80_euclids_zps39

669-150x80_Stewies-Mirrored-Engraved_zps . Baby-Face-150x80_Herenos_zpseaf375c3.png . Agencys-Rage-150x80_Lord-Hersheys-4_zps7 . Gpaflag-150x80_zps6dfccdf6.png

 

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Hey that's a lot of green! :)


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In the spoilers below you find, grouped by four and in the same order, separate thumbnails with the flag name and a (spoilered) higher-res version of each flag.

[spoiler][hr]Green Shadow
Green-Shadow-150x80_zps1a1c9574.png
[spoiler]Green-Shadow-450x240_zps37006193.png[/spoiler]
[hr]666
666-150x80_Stewies-Mirrored_zps9dda192c.
[spoiler]666-450x240_Stewies-Mirrored_zps828e6714[/spoiler]
[hr]Green Wings of War
WingsOfWar-01_150x80_zps2d307219.png
[spoiler]WingsOfWar-01_450x240_zps3e7e111f.png[/spoiler]
[hr]Wicked
Wicked-150x80_Teh-Chad_zps159657d6.png
[spoiler]Wicked-450x240_Teh-Chad_zpsd323cf64.png[/spoiler][/spoiler]
[spoiler][hr]Darkness Dove
Darkness-Dove-150x80_zps954059f4.png
[spoiler]Darkness-Dove-450x240_zps89de49c6.png[/spoiler]
[hr]Green Arms Shield
Green-Arms-Shield-150x80_Monroes-3_zps9e
[spoiler]Green-Arms-Shield-450x240_Monroes-3_zps2[/spoiler]
[hr]Wings of War
WingsOfWar-02_150x80_zpsd212c588.png
[spoiler]WingsOfWar-02_450x240_zpsa61a3802.png[/spoiler]
[hr]Agency Insurgency
Agencys-Insurgency-150x80_Lord-Hersheys-
[spoiler]Agencys-Insurgency-450x240_Lord-Hersheys[/spoiler][/spoiler]
[spoiler][hr]Green Battle Flag
Green-Battle-Flag-150x80_Lord-Hersheys-3
[spoiler]Green-Battle-Flag-450x240_Lord-Hersheys-[/spoiler]
[hr]GPA Quart'Arms
GPA-Quart-Arms-150x80_Monroes-1_zps41218
[spoiler]GPA-Quart-Arms-450x240_Monroes-1_zps8406[/spoiler]
[hr]GPA Arms Shield
GPA-Arms-Shield-150x80_Monroes-1_zpsb723
[spoiler]GPA-Arms-Shield-450x240_Monroes-1_zpsad7[/spoiler]
[hr]Shield of Fortitude
Shield-of-Fortitude-150x80_euclids_zps39
[spoiler]Shield-of-Fortitude-450x240_euclids_zps0[/spoiler][/spoiler]
[spoiler][hr]669
669-150x80_Stewies-Mirrored-Engraved_zps
[spoiler]669-450x240_Stewies-Mirrored-Engraved_zp[/spoiler]
[hr]Baby Face
Baby-Face-150x80_Herenos_zpseaf375c3.png
[spoiler]Baby-Face-450x240_Herenos_zps95ca5870.pn[/spoiler]
[hr]Agency Rage
Agencys-Rage-150x80_Lord-Hersheys-4_zps7
[spoiler]Agencys-Rage-450x240_Lord-Hersheys-4_zps[/spoiler]
[hr]GPA Standard
Gpaflag-150x80_zps6dfccdf6.png
[spoiler]Gpaflag-450x240_zps3c6d3f5f.png[/spoiler][/spoiler]

Edited by jerdge

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Disclaimer: technically this is a grave-dig. However it's probably better than a brand new ("spam") thread on the same subject... Or I hope so! :) If I am wrong I'll take it like a man: don't worry for me mmk?...
 
We have an update! Sorry for having let this thread unattended for a while, but (several days ago) we had a last minute submission, dy Cazaril's The Dove of War:
[spoiler][hr]The Dove of War
The-Dove-of-War-150x80_Caz_zps87edc3eb.p
[spoiler]The-Dove-of-War-450x240_Caz_zpsbda1dc1d.[/spoiler][/spoiler]
 
But there's more! We already held the first round of voting, which saw all the 17 candidate flags running (with multiple preferences allowed) to try end top three or to get at least 10% of the preferences to advance to round 2. It was an harsh contest and eventually three flags did it (with dy Cazaril's flag being one of them). Congratulations also to Lord Hershey and to Arrnea for each placing one of their flags in the second phase. :)

(All the other artists will be glad to know that their work was appreciated, as all flags got at least some preference. Lord Hershey also was only one vote short from having his "Green Battle Flag" also pass the first vote).
 
We GPA-ers are now voting in round 2, with only one choice allowed. Should a flag get >50% of the votes it will be chosen as the final candidate, otherwise - and it's the case most likely, considering the current intermediate results - we'll have a runoff with the two most voted ones.
 
Here are the three flags battling to be chosen as the final candidate for the GPA "war"/second flag (in brackets you see the votes they got in this moment):
 
Lord Hershey's Agency Rage - Agencys-Rage-450x240_Lord-Hersheys-4_zps (16/55)
 
dy Cazaril's The Dove of War - The-Dove-of-War-450x240_Caz_zpsbda1dc1d. (19/55)
 
Arrnea's Green Wings of War - WingsOfWar-01_450x240_zps3e7e111f.png (20/55)

 

Minor clerical notes:

- Unfortunately D34th couldn't participate due to prevailing RL commitments. :(

- The GPA Cabinet will anyway have the last say on the flag. Despots! emot-argh.gif ohwait-

Edited by jerdge

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Wow now it's 20/21/21 votes. Very close! Agency's Rage closed the gap.

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As much as I like the design, it'd be weird to see the GPA red.  As for the wings, they're a bit clichéd,  I think Caz' is the best.  I hope it wins.

 

I'm glad I was busy and didn't get the opportunity to enter.  I couldn't have designed anything better than those.  All three of them are awesome designs.  It's a shame two of them will be consigned to history.

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As much as I like the design, it'd be weird to see the GPA red.


Red Protection Agency, anyone?

(For those who are GPA members, search it on the forums. Somewhat interesting - a proposal from, if I remember correctly, late 2007/early 2008, that may or may not have been a joke)

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I think the one with the pigeon holding the sword is pretty cool, makes me think of saddam hussein for some reason.

Edited by Tywin Lannister

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It's probably the scimitar, that may recall the gate with the two giant scimitars in Baghdad.
Nothing against pigeons, but anyway it's a dove. :)

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Red Protection Agency, anyone?

(For those who are GPA members, search it on the forums. Somewhat interesting - a proposal from, if I remember correctly, late 2007/early 2008, that may or may not have been a joke)

 

I remember once logging on to see the 'Pink Protection Agency'.  It was actually quite nice.

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Round two ended with the incredible result of a tie between two flags, with the third and last following very close at just one vote from the top. I must confess that I wouldn't have imagined we would have had such an exciting and intense competition. The artists did really an awesome job and the flags are all that near to perfection that it's really difficult to choose between them... Maybe we should have chosen to rotate among them three! smile.gif

Anyway, thanks to Lord Hershey for his very valiant contribution, that was just a very small distance from reaching the final battle. The Agency Rage, a beautiful red flag, would have been a perfect choice for the GPA War Flag, combining a familiar shape with a sharp colour difference, to represent how war is an unusual situation for us peaceful people, but one we work to be prepared to handle if need be.

But alas, such is the cruel nature of competitions, that great candidates at times get discarded as well. :(

Now: the final duel! Who will come out victorious? The amazing Green Wings that we got used to consider traditional in all the MoD's announcements? Or the beautiful Dove that entered the competition at the last moment, to soundly surprise defeat most competitors? We'll see!

 

(The candidate that gets >50% of the votes will win. In case of a tie we will vote again. In case of a second tie I'll blame everyone and their mothers. Loudly. And we'll then probably let the Cabinet decide.)

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Maybe we should have chosen to rotate among them three! smile.gif
 

 

When would we ever see the other ones?  Woodstock doesn't come around that often...

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I hope this desire for a war flag is a sign of things to come. The neutral menace awakens?

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