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MEGA Design Contest for Megadeth!  
Judged by Dave Mustaine himself!!!



After two decades of rocking, the heavy metal band Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead needs a facelift and the band has commissioned deviantART to redesign him!!

Vic Rattlehead Vic Rattlehead
Vic Rattlehead

The mythic creation of Vic Rattlehead is addressed in the song /Skull Beneath the Skin/:

Prepare the patients scalp
To peel away
Metal caps his ears
He'll hear not what we say
Solid steel visor
Riveted cross his eyes
Iron staples close his jaws
So no one hears his cries

Not only do you get the chance to redesign a mascot whose image has appeared on several Megadeth albums as well as a myriad of band merchandise, you can also win the BIGGEST prizes we've ever offered for a deviantART contest!



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Prizes:


Three Dave Mustaine signature series electric guitars!
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First Place - LTD AXXION

LTD AXXION

Features: neck-thru-body construction; 25.5" scale; mahogany body; 3-piece mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard; custom "XX" inlays; Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz pickups; 2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle; black hardware; Sperzel Locking tuners; Dunlop Flushmount Straploks; TonePros locking bridge w/string-thru-body; 24 jumbo frets.



Second Place - LTD DV8-R

LTD DV8-R

Features: neck-thru-body construction; 25.5" scale; mahogany body; 3-piece mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard; dot inlays w/8-ball on first fret; Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz pickups; 2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle; black hardware; Sperzel Locking tuners; Dunlop Flushmount Straploks; TonePros locking bridge w/string-thru-body; white binding on neck & headstock; 24 jumbo frets.



Third Place - LTD DV200

LTD DV200

Features: bolt-on construction; 25.5" scale; basswood body; maple neck; rosewood fingerboard; dot inlays w/8-ball on first fret; Duncan Designed HB-102 pickups; 2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle; black hardware; Dunlop Flushmount Straploks; tune-o-matic bridge w/string-thru-body; white binding on neck & headstock; 24 jumbo frets.




Submissions:


Quit banging your heads and submit your bad ass designs into the <a href=contests.deviantart.com/megade…>contest category under ‘Megadeth Design Contest'.




FAQ:


  1. What format should I submit?
    You should submit .jpg images but if your design is selected you will be required to provide a .psd or .eps file.
  2. Can I completely redesign Vic or do I have to follow the original style?
    You are free to do whatever you want.
  3. What dpi should I submit?
    If your design is chosen, final artwork is required at 300dpi.
  4. How many designs can I submit?
    As many as you like.



CONTEST DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH , 2006 12AM PST!





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BRSOnur16 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Hi, very good gallery

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johanishere Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Student Photographer
Cool contest! =)
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Popc0rn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
SWEEET!!! :)
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Zero-Optix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
man i missed this contest :(
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UnhappyClown Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
Playing the devil's advocate here ... please correct me if I am wrong, but I am under the impression that as far as artwork goes, altering the origianl image by 20% or more somehow makes it "your" image. SO in this case, wouldn't using a familiar base image and then "plugging in" bits to make it a "Megadeth Theme" make it acceptable?
I'm not saying that's necessarrily cool, just that "they" might be able to avoid all the copyright infringement and plagiarism crap altogether.
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Casperium Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hey what happened to the page with the 10 entries??? I had to go to megadeth page just to find the link and then it was forbidden, plus all references to the 10 being picked I cant find at all on the DA news... what is going on? Maybe they got tired of all of the slamming and nitpicking over the 10 finalists and decided to just remove it until the final 3 are picked.....
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Mexico-1951 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006   Photographer
I have looked at 2 of the chosen 10.
Both are obvious cases of plagiarism of two very well known designs.
I won't go into specifics, since there's no need to, and it would be too easily
mistaken for mere jealousy. I'm just pointing it out; using one of the designs
I'm referring to here, could easily result in legal problems, and I am surprised
that they, though both good in an artistic sense, passed through copyright infringement checks.
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shizzle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
define plagiarism in this case.
if you hadn't noticed, the contest was based around revamping vic rattlehead. not creating a whole new image.
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crazyblue Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
How do I find the 10 chosen ones?
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