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  1. Yes, at the risk of flogging a dead horse, I'm doing it again. Let's get it started Nicole! Thank you to the lovely Nicole Kidman, and welcome to the launch of the 10th Annual GamesBids Logo Design Comp. To say the least, it's been a bit of a quiet year on GamesBids, the festivities in August in Rio notwithstanding. Still that mid-year period did bring back some of the old spirit, and one thing that helped a lot with that IMO, was Yoshi's World Cup logo comp. I'd wondered whether I'd bother to revisit the Christmas staple again this year, but that comp did inspire me that it was worth another go. So let's see if it has legs. So down to business, and this year's cities. This year we're going back to the old format, after a few years of (hit-and-miss) experimentation (I thought I was doing everyone a favour giving you free rein last year). To announce the Winter Host city, I'm joined by the Goddess Kali (or it may be Shiva in her destroyer aspect... I'm not entirely sure, the information boards here are pretty scarce). Kali (or Shiva) and I are here in the winter host city to announce that this year we are after logos for... Kathmandu 2030 The capital of Nepal, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas is pleased to announce that it is using its natural landscape and money it doesn't have to stage the Winter Olympic games of 2030 in a fitting setting for the winter sports frolics. Actually I chose it for a few reasons - I wanted something with lots of graphical potential, I didn't want to go to India and I was actually here in Kathmandu earlier this year, so I can treat you to a few happy snaps of the trip along the way. I'm expecting colour, tradition, Hindu or Buddhist elements and maybe even elephants. As to summer? I had my heart set on a german city this year. Up until a few days ago, it was almost certainly going to be Berlin. But then I just yesterday got an email from a Señor Raoul Castro of Cuba, asking me to consider his request to pay tribute to his recently departed dear brother. I'm prepared to consider that, but I didn't want to give up on Germany totally, so I'll give a choice of two for this year's Summer comp. Both starting with the letters "H" and "A". In honour of our esteemed GamesBids member, all round nice chap and my good friend Citius Altius Fortius, and of Comrade Fidel Castro, this year you get to choose between: Hamburg 2032 or Havana 2032 Hamburg, Germany's largest port city and second largest city, was a preliminary bidder for the 2024 Summer Games. It's also home to CAF, and therefore more than deserving to be an Olympic host. But let's see if we can do better than their 2024 logo: Havana, or La Habana, is the capital and largest city of Cuba. It was a preliminary bidder for the 2012 games, though we're not sure if they were serious or not. It also had designs on hosting in 1920 and 2008. Suffice to say, it got nowhere. Lovely scenery though! For those of you not familiar with the drill, the rules and advice for this stage of the competition are: We are after logos for that encompass the overall feel of the city and local influences that can be tied into a design concept. How can any of these cities articulate graphically what they could bring to future Olympics hosting? What flavour will they bring to the games?

 Can elephants be incorporated into a Kathmandu logo? The logos should be presented as full colour designs on white background. If you like, however, they can also be presented in black and white or utilised in forms like street banners, t-shirts, apps, vehicles, pins etc. For voting purposes, the main (colour) logo will be used on the polls, but any extra material you produce may help you “sell” your design better to the wider GamesBids voting membership.

 These logos are for HOST cities. So you can use the rings, and don't need to include the words “Candidate City”. Post your preliminary submissions on this thread. If you want to hold anything back to be presented as a “surprise” when voting starts you can contact me via PM and I'll tell you where you can send the extra material.

 Feel free to post as many logo designs as you like. When the time comes for voting, however, you will be asked to settle on ONE official logo in each category (winter and summer) as your official entry.

 The competition is open to all members of gamesBids, or to any new legitimate members who join before December 31. I will rule on the legitimacy of new members. As usual, I will rule on any disputes. As always, just remember, this is all meant to be fun. Try to keep the spirit friendly. Hopefully this will spark up some action on the board. I'll be keeping a close eye on proceedings, but otherwise will try and keep hands-off until the polling stages. The deadline for submissions is 12pm (Sydney time) on December 31 – ie, you must submit your logos before the end of this year. We will thus start 2017 (with a few days, perhaps, to clear our heads of hangovers) with the voting for short lists, followed by the final round polls. Have fun, good luck, good Karma to all and dazzle us with your talent everyone! Hopefully we'll get some past winners and some new blood entering this year. Or at least I hope so!
  2. Ladies and Gentlemen.... It's The Beatles! Thank you John, George, Paul and Ringo for setting the tone for the coming voting events. Tomorrow Never Knows what will come indeed when it comes to the voting comps. Anyway welcome to Annapurna Base Camp, the setting for Downhill events in 2030. My Sherpas and I have been trekking to here long and hard to make it in time for the start of 2017 and the launch of voting in the Winter phase of the 2010 GamesBids Olympic Logo Comp. So let's get down to business. We gather here to decide our winning logo for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games in Kathmandu, Nepal. Thanks to all entrants... five, including me... for taking the time to submit your works. Some fine works there, but who's gonna make it through to the end to grace the Binners' Banner? Anyway, with five final entries, it's a bit superfluous to go through a semi final short list stage. So, let's get directly onto the final rounds and standard IOC voting procedures. The rules for this stage are: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close after 7am, Tuesday January 3, Sydney time (8pm Jan 2 GMT). (I'm keeping this initial round open longer than usual to allow people to get settled after New Year's Eve activities, to allow a proper consideration of all five together, and to give Krow a chance to do a red carpet review of the entries.) Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. The exception is me - I will refrain from voting at all on the basis that I don't want to be seen as having any advantage. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2016 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. If there's any conflict of interest involving me, I will ask member Yoshi, who has been a close collaborator with me in this and past comps, to make a ruling. As mentioned, I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. If a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will ask Yoshi to make the call. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. So that's it, get voting. I'll begin the long trek back now (at least it's downhill) to make it back to Kathmandu City in time for the winner's announcement. Good karma to all!
  3. Okay, here's the deal It's been suggested numerous times over the years that we should have a poll of polls of all our past logo winners and crown an all-time winner. I've been wanting to don it myself, but have been waiting for the right moment. I was almost going to do this during the Rio Olympics, but at the end figured it would be a distraction at this stage. Now, however, I reckon this could just be the time to do it, to try and raise a bit of interest and enthusiasm for this year's mainstream logo comp, and for all of us to have a bit of fun and something to do during the submission stage. So, I institute the inaugural GamesBids Olympic Logos Winners' Cup. It aims to choose a favourite logo from all the winners of our annual Olympic Logo winners to date. It's going to take a knockout format like our World Cup logo comp from July. All sixteen previous winners have been seeded into four groups of four. Multiple winners (Paul, DannyelBrazil, Demetrius and aismanggo) have had their logos seeded into separate pools (in Paul's case, he had six winners, so he has overlapped in two of the pools). Other single winners fill up the rest of the pool spots. The groups being voted on in this thread are as follows: Group C: Christchurch, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Paris Group D: New York City, Bangkok, Melbourne and Oslo There's another thread for the other groups, A & B. Here are the rules for voting in this stage: 1) It's one vote per person, per group. You can vote in as many or as few groups as you wish. 2) You have a week to vote - voting in this stage is open until Wednesday December 7. 3) The top 2 logos in each of the groups at the close will progress to the next round - the Quarter-Finals. 4) If there is a tie between any 2 logos in any round, I reserve a casting vote/penalty kick. I will not vote in the regular voting time, & if I do need to use a casting vote, I will base it first on my own subjective opinion. At the end of this round, the Quarter-Finals will be arranged according to the draw diagramm. The competition will progress from that point as a simple knockout - each lasting about a week - culminating on December 31, just before submissions close in our regular logo comp (Kathmandu 2030 and Hamburg 2032/Havana 2032). You can vote for yourself if you want to - draw some previous winners back to the board and inspire them for another tilt at the crown. There's some pretty good logos there - may the best of them now reign over the rest. Good luck to all! And one last thing - if you're looking at these and inspired - please get out your graphics packages and make sure you're in this year's comp. Go to this thread to enter!
  4. And over to Yoshi - Yoshi: The group stage is over. This is where the Gamesbids Logo World Cup gets serious - it's a knockout! The groups knocked out 4, & we now have our final 8 entries that will battle it out to be champion - and it's now one-on-one from here to the end. The picture in Rols' post above shows our 8 entries in 4 pairs - the QF matches. Each of the 2 polls at the top refers to one of these matches. The groups being voted on in this thread are as follows: QF1: USA 1 v China 2. QF2: Spain v New Zealand 1. There's another thread for voting in the other matches, QFs 3 & 4. Here are the rules for voting in this stage: 1) It's one vote per person, per match. You can vote in as many or as few matches as you wish. 2) You have 24 hours to vote - voting in this stage is open until 11pm UK time on FRIDAY 8 JULY. 3) The winning logo in each match at the close will progress to the next round - the Semi-Finals. 4) If a match ends in a draw, I will take the penalty shoot-out (casting vote). I will not vote in the regular voting time, & if I do need to use a casting vote, I will base it first on suitability for an actual World Cup & then on my own subjective opinion. 5) You can vote for your own logo if you want to. Our vote scrutiniser - Mr S. Blither - is here to ensure it all goes well. If you have any questions, slide him a brown envelope under the table & he'll see what he can do. At the end of this round, the Semi-Finals will be arranged according to Rols' picture. The competition will continue as a simple knockout - culminating on Sunday 10 July, just after the new European champions are crowned. All that's left to say now is thanks to Rols for being his usual good egg & enabling this to happen, good luck to all our contenders, & may the best logo win. Happy voting!
  5. And over to Yoshi - Yoshi: The group stage is over. This is where the Gamesbids Logo World Cup gets serious - it's a knockout! The groups knocked out 4, & we now have our final 8 entries that will battle it out to be champion - and it's now one-on-one from here to the end. The picture in Rols' post above shows our 8 entries in 4 pairs - the QF matches. Each of the 2 polls at the top refers to one of these matches. The groups being voted on in this thread are as follows: QF3: China 1 v USA 2. QF4: England v New Zealand 2. There's another thread for voting in the other matches, QFs 1 & 2. Here are the rules for voting in this stage: 1) It's one vote per person, per match. You can vote in as many or as few matches as you wish. 2) You have 24 hours to vote - voting in this stage is open until 11pm UK time on FRIDAY 8 JULY. 3) The winning logo in each match at the close will progress to the next round - the Semi-Finals. 4) If a match ends in a draw, I will take the penalty shoot-out (casting vote). I will not vote in the regular voting time, & if I do need to use a casting vote, I will base it first on suitability for an actual World Cup & then on my own subjective opinion. 5) You can vote for your own logo if you want to. Our vote scrutiniser - Mr S. Blither - is here to ensure it all goes well. If you have any questions, slide him a brown envelope under the table & he'll see what he can do. At the end of this round, the Semi-Finals will be arranged according to Rols' picture. The competition will continue as a simple knockout - culminating on Sunday 10 July, just after the new European champions are crowned. All that's left to say now is thanks to Rols for being his usual good egg & enabling this to happen, good luck to all our contenders, & may the best logo win. Happy voting!
  6. Voting in Groups C and D of the GamesBids FIFA World Cup 2026 Logo Comp is now open above. Voting for Groups A and B can be conducted in the other thread. Here's the draw for the comp. Yoshi will explain rules, deadlines and all that stuff in the next post. Good luck everyone.
  7. Voting in Groups A and B of the GamesBids FIFA World Cup 2026 Logo Comp is now open above. Voting for Groups C and D can be conducted in the other thread. Here's the draw for the comp. Yoshi will explain rules, deadlines and all that stuff in the next post. Good luck everyone.
  8. Thanks Bjork to your tribute to GamesBids 2016, and the state of the logo comp. I guess you're also here in hopes of celebrating the winner, but we have the formalities to get through first. Welcome everyone to Curascant, home of the galactic senate and our safe refuge following our timely escape from Hoth. Before we announce the winner, I want to thank all who took part in this year's comp - the competitors as well as all the members who voted. The final round attracted 21 voters. Now, I do have some concerns with voters from both sides - IdiOtiC and dear leader Kim both had me pondering, even if they do fill the eligibility requirements. On the other hand, they do cancel each outrigger out, so I'll allow them... for now. None of this changes the result, though, which in the end was as close as it could get without forcing me to cast a tie-break vote. This means, that with a lead of 11 votes to second place 10, the winner, for the first time in the Logo comp, is woohooitsme83 and Oslo! Congrats woohoo - as I told you just recently, I've though for a while you were a real contender in these contests. Well done for proving me right. And commiserations to Anthony. So close! I thought you had it at this time yesterday. I'm so glad you entered and support these comps, and silver is not to be sneezed at. Both woohoo and Anthony are on the roster for the next round - Summer 2028. We're gonna have a short break and then gather tomorrow to launch that side of it... this time on Earth. Hopefully Thomas Bach will help us with the 2028 proceedings. Sep Blatter's also offered, but only if we can find a non-extraditable country to hold them in. See you all soon.
  9. Over to you Madge... Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames and Monsieurs, You all caught me on the hop! I thought I had at least until the weekend before I'd have to get the ceremony ready. Instead, Bach's in the air right now trying to make it Buenos Aires in time, Madonna had to step in at short notice to open proceedings and even the Baron wasn't able to get his vendor's table set up in time. All because for once the voters were decisive. Anyway, welcome to Buenos Aires, where we gather at colourful San Telmo with the GamesBids Dance Orchestra to tango our tribute to the winner of this year's summer games logo design contest. We had a healthy 23 people vote in the last round. A total of 12 of those, or 52.17 per cent of the voting membership gave our perennial winner Paul another round on the winner's podium with his logo for the Paris of South America. Well done Paul, truly our logo master, with an astonishing six wins over the course of the comp's history. Truly well-deserved, hearty congratulations. For the record, mer.bernham's New Orleans was our runner up and silver medallist with five votes. Glacib's Be'er Sheva and aismanggo's Singapore jointly took out bronze with four apiece, and our winter winner, woohooitsme, had to be content with fifth spot with his Kochi, India, brand. Well done to all of you! And all with nary a spat or a scandal at all this year! I miss a bit of logo comp scandal. Now's usually the time I'd make my thanks to everyone to helped and sign off for the year. But stay tuned! I'm gonna take a weekend break from the logo business, but will be back early next week with a special, final event, to cap off this year's comping. One final poll. One poll to rule them all. But more on that soon. In the meantime, it's empanadas and asado for everyone!
  10. And we have our short list. The results of the short list round were: New Orleans by MissEurasia - 3 votes New Orleans by mr.bernham - 8 votes Quito by Lord David - 1 vote Manila by CobiWenlock - 2 votes Be'er Sheva by Glacib - 10 votes Singapore by aismanggo - 15 votes Kochi by woohooitsme83 - 8 votes Milano by Anthony - 5 votes Buenos Aires by Paul - 15 votes Five logos made it through to the first of the finals round, with two tied for fourth place on 8 votes each. Sadly it means we say good by got the entries from MissEurasia, Lord David, CobiWenlock and Anthony. Commiserations, guys, and thanks so much for entering. Now, to the business of the next round. This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Friday January 8, Sydney time (8pm Jan 7 GMT). Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2015 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. Good luck to our remaining contenders. May be odd be ever in your favour.
  11. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Monsieurs, Welcome back to our fine venue, Mr.Bernham’s Barely Legal Bargain Bed-n-Breakfast on Bourbon, in colourful New Orleans, Louisiana, for the launch of the next stage of our ongoing search for another logo to be bestowed with the honour of gracing my (sometime) signature banner, the GamesBids 2028 Summer Olympic Games Logo Comp. So buy some libations with some beads from Baron’s Book and Bead Barn, kick back and sing along with the Big Easy’s own Harry Connick Jnr and his tribute to logo comp runners up. This time we begin the race with nine competitors in the starting gate: A – New Orleans, USA by MissEurasia B – New Orleans, USA, by mr.bernham C – Quito, Equador, by Lord David D – Manila, the Philippines, by CobiWenlock E – Be’er Sheva, Israel, by Glacib F – Singapore, Singapore, by aismanggo G – Kochi, India, by woohooitsme83 H – Milano, Italy, by Anthony I – Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Paul The first stage will see members select a short list of four from the entrants of above. The rules for the upcoming round of voting are: Vote in the poll above for your nominations for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games shortlist from the selections above. You may vote for UP TO Four (4) member's logos from the selections. You may vote for less than four, but if you vote for more your votes will not be counted. Entrants MAY NOT vote for their own logo. You MAY post your reasons for your decisions, but try to be respectful please. Voting will last approximately 24 hours. The poll will close after 7am Thursday January 7 2016, Sydney time (8pm January 6 GMT). After this time, the votes will be collated, and the top five logos in terms of votes will proceed to the first elimination poll round. In the event of a tie for fourth (or higher) place giving us more than four logos, all tied logos will also move on to the elimination rounds. Voting is limited to members of GamesBids as of December 1, 2015 with a bona fide posting history. The judge's (my) decision on what constitutes bona fide, and the validity of votes, is final. I'll decide any other rulings on the fly if necessary. I will vote in this round. So that’s it! Let’s all get drunk and make rash decisions.
  12. Welcome back everyone. Okay, first things first - results of the actual poll from the last round. We had 14 voters, all valid, cast their choices. We had no majority winner, but two, CobiWenlock's LA-Denver and Glacib's Stockholm, tie for least number of votes. I find tie-breaker votes for tail-enders to be tedious and tiresome, so I'll invoke executive powers here and, sadly, eliminate both. Thanks guys - really good efforts from both of you, but as always the competition is tough. Thanks so much for entering, and we'll see you both back, though, for the summer poll. Which brings us to Hoth. I didn't think I'd set a particularly high bar for it to pass through. I secretly liked the spice it was adding to the vote launch, so was hoping myself it may make it. And I've checked the numbers over and over to see if I could spin a positive result out of them. Sadly, even with all the best skullduggery I might have risked, the best I can get is four votes Yea against seven Nay. And those naysayers included three from members I really had to take seriously - the other competitors. So, I'm sorry Hoth, but the Emperor has given the orders to fire. We all know, however, that it's not the last we'll see of Paul in this year's comp - he'll be tango-ing in the summer rounds. Which leaves us with the four above to contest this next round. The rules for this stage are: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Monday January 4, Sydney time (8pm Jan 3 GMT). Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2015 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. Good luck to our remaining contenders.
  13. Happy New Year everyone. Park your X Wings and take a seat as we gather for the launch of our 2030 Winter Olympic Games logo poll. Just a reminder, this is an actual war zone, so keep your lasers and light savers handy. And rug up - it gets to -60c when the sun goes down. You sure don't wanna be caught out in that. Baron is selling wampa skin rugs and jackets for those who came unprepared - best prices this side of Mos Eisley, and an extra 10 per cent discount if you order his book as well (apologies if I left you holding a crate of smog masks, Myles). Speaking of Mos Eisley, a big hand to the Mos Eisley Cantina Band for our opening number. Anyway let's get down to business. We gather here to decide our winning logo for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games. Thanks to all entrants... well, all six of you... for taking the time to submit your works. Those who've been following may notice that option D is a late, as yet unseen, entrant. We have woohooitsme83 to thank for that. And I've taken the liberty of deciding that mr.bernham's Winter A design from his own poll is his designated entrant in this vote. If he has any complaints... tough! Anyway, with only a neat half dozen final entries, it's a bit superfluous to go through a semi final short list stage. So, let's get directly onto the final rounds and standard IOC voting procedures. The rules for this stage are: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Sunday January 3, Sydney time (8pm Jan 2 GMT). Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2015 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. I guess that's it. Engage hyperdrive and I'll see you on the other side!
  14. Okay - here we go. One vote, don't vote for your own. Yoshi to follow with any other instructions.
  15. Over to Yoshi - but it's one vote per person, no voting for your own logo.
  16. Thanks to Nakamoto Kyu for that toe-yapping version of Sukiyaki. And thanks to palette for suggesting it. And thank you Palette and Soyoshi, for hosting our deliberations. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames and Monsieurs, Herr Bach, Welcome back to Yoshi's Island. We've reached back here quicker than I expected. Luckily our graphics guys were ready. And luckily for the people of Nagoya and Tokyo, we've saved countless deaths by satisfying Godzilla by choosing a winning logo in the nick of time and enticing the big lizard to settle down with Soyoshi and family. We had a super quick resolution to the comp - the first time, I think, that our winner was settled in the second round of final voting. To announce who it was that won the hearts of the majority so quickly, I'd ask Herr Bach to get ready with the envelope. His speech writer was caught a but unprepared, though, so we'll leave the stage-German behind for this one. Okay, the big moment. The winner is............ Paul! Congratulations paul, who returned to the comp this year after a hiatus (he almost joined, but then withdrew late last year) to claim his unprecedented fifth title. So well done mate and well deserved. Certainly it was always the one to beat. Thanks for entering. In the end, the results were: A (nzl) - 8 votes B (mr.bernham) - 3 voyes C (paul) - 17 votes D (aismanggo) - 2 votes All votes were valid and the winner crowned by an absolute majority. So that's it for yet another logo comp. Thanks to all who participated this year, by entering or critiquing or voting. Hope you had fun. And hopefully I'll see you all back again for at least one more.
  17. With 30 members voting, we're now down to a top four in the Tokyo 2020 logo comp. Unfortunately, we now see barrack's design drop out! Thanks for entering barrack, it was great to see a past champ entering again, and making the finals in both sections. Well done! The final results were: A (nzl) - 10 B (barrack) - 1 C (mr.bernham) - 3 D (paul) - 12 (one vote from stir.ts re-allocated from E to D) E (aismanggo) - 4 (see above) All votes cast were valid. Okay, onto round 2: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Thursday January 15, Sydney time (8pm Jan 14 GMT). Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY now vote for their own logo if they wish. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2014 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. Let's see if anyone's preferences short intros round. Good luck to all our remaining entrants! __ Godzilla watch: Sorry to say, Osaka has copped the lizard's wrath! The rampage is relentless. The people of Tokyo, and the cities in its path, are praying we find a winner quick. Make it so!
  18. And now it's down to five. We had a strong voting turnout of 30 members having their say. I discount one vote from barrack's (an own vote), but otherwise all the rest were valid. The results were: A (Thatsnotmypuppy) - 8 B (Anthony) - 3 C (nzl) - 15 D (MissEurasia)- 3 E (barrack) - 10 (1 own vote deducted) F (Mr Bernham) - 11 G (OlympicFanDarcy) - 2 H (Griff) - 3 I (JMarkSnow) - 3 J (DannyelBrazil) - 9 K (Scotguy) - 7 L (baron-pierreIV) - 7 M (Afiqnadzir) - 9 N (woohooitsme83) - 5 O (aismanggo) - 14 P (paul) - 19 Q (Usa2024olympics) - 2 C, E, F, O and P make it through to our short list. Congratulations to our finalists, and commiserations to all who missed the cut - as usual some great ones cut, and some surprise omissions (and sorry woohoo that I gave you the kiss of death - sigh! I still think it deserved to go further). Okay, down to business. The rules for this stage are: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Wednesday January 13, Sydney time (8pm Jan 12 GMT). Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY now vote for their own logo if they wish. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2014 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. Good luck to our final contenders! In the meantime, Godzilla has resurfaced in the south and crushed Hiroshima. His last sighting was on the road to Osaka. We lost Pikachu, so only my tie-break by me, or a speedy resolution, stands between Tokyo and destruction.
  19. Okay, hit it Kirsten, Thanks to the beautiful and talented Kirsten Dunst for helping us all Turn Japanese for the summer leg of the GamesBids Tokyo 2020 Logo Comp. And welcome everybody to Yoshi's Island, which I presume is somewhere in the seas around Japan. Soyoshi and Palette have kindly agreed to host us on the island for the duration of the 2020 vote, and in return have a special task for us to complete during our time in pixel land. But more on that later. More to the point, it's now time to decide our short list of five entries from the 17 Tokyo 2020 logo designs submitted above. All our heavy-hitters from the 2022 vote are back, plus a few new entrants. There's a couple of new designs there also that GamesBidders will not have seen yet. Entry O is from the 2022 WOG logo winner, aismanggo. Mr Bernham has submitted a new updated entry (F). Entry L is from a long-established member who has requested he remain anonymous for the time being. Let's see what you think of the design before unmasking our last-minute entrant. So, onto the rules: Vote in the poll above for your nominations for the Tokyo 2020 shortlist from the selections above. You may vote for UP TO Five (5) member's logos from the selections. You may vote for less than five, but if you vote for more your votes will not be counted. Entrants MAY NOT vote for their own logo. You MAY post your reasons for your decisions, but try to be respectful please. Voting will last approximately 24 hours. The poll will close after 8am Tuesday January 13 2015, Sydney time (9pm January 12 GMT). After this time, the votes will be collated, and the top five logos in terms of votes will proceed to the first elimination poll round. In the event of a tie for fifth (or higher) place giving us more than five logos, all tied logos will also move on to the elimination rounds. Voting is limited to members of GamesBids as of December 1, 2014 with a bona fide posting history. The judge's (my) decision on what constitutes bona fide, and the validity of votes, is final. I'll decide any other rulings on the fly if necessary. I will vote in this round. Those are the basic rules. Also, as mentioned, Soyoshi has a special request while we're on the island. It seems Godzilla has been awoken from the depths and is very impatient for a Tokyo 2020 logo to be chosen. Every round we go without crowning a winner, he will lay a new city in Japan to waste in his fury and frustration (he has already razed Fukushima as this poll starts)! Only when we have a majority verdict and a logo winner, will he quieten down and agree to come to Yoshi's Island and leave the home islands alone. He has about five stops before he destroys Tokyo itself - can we choose a winner before he does so and so save the 2020 games? It's up to you to stop him - and the only way to do that is to reach consensus in time. We have only two ways to delay him if the voting rounds take too long for his taste: I can play my special tie-break card if we are forced to a tiebreak run-off: Or, any round in which Pikachu is still alive in the comp, he may (if Puppy lets him off he leash) delay Godzilla from smashing the next city in his path into smouldering atomic rubble. Okay everyone. Satisfy Godzilla! Save Tokyo! And crown our next Logo Winner! Good luck to all our entrants!
  20. And yet another nail-biting round has closed with only two points separating all three contenders and the top two tied. This sets the scene for a knife-edge head-to-head fight for the final crown. The final results were: Barcelona (Danny) - 9 points Borjomi (barrack) - 11 votes Melbourne (aismanggo) - 11 points All votes cast were valid. We say goodbye to Danny's Barcelona. It's always tough come the final stages and get so close. Sad to see this one go Danny, but you get the Bronze Medal and I know you have a hot contender for Tokyo. So now we go to the decider, with barrack and aismanggo both going for their second Logo Comp title. Who'll take the Gold? Will I finally need to cast a tiebreak vote? We'll know this time tomorrow. Rules for this round: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Friday January 9, Sydney time (8pm Jan 8 GMT). The entry at the close of poll with an absolute majority will be declared the winner. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logos. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2014 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this round unless a tie-break vote is needed. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. Good luck to to both barrack and aismanggo. See you back in Salzburg tomorrow.
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