See it started signing up to this forum like a week ago of so. I really enjoyed how to see ppl do work around here, it was great such a forum so I decided to start with a contest. So when I tried to enter I got a PM saying I must join the DC Team before I could take part of a contest. So it was no problem, I applied to Team DC. In mean while I started on a logo for the "ImpulsiveLeads" logo competition.
So I keep waiting and wondering when I'd get accepted to the DC team, I kept on waiting untill I really started to get suspicious so I AIM'ed at penguinpedia and he told me I was rejected because my portfolio was invalid because I gave up a Dir account of mine were a bunch of designs were stored of mine. So penguinpedia told me that he needed a real portfolio before he recalls to look into my portfolio so as good as I am I started immediatly on a layout for the portfolio & created a portfolio page with the 10 requested logos/templates (http://users.telenet...portfolio11.htm). So I AIM'd penguinpedia to ask if the portfolio page for my second apply is valid and he said Yes so I started hoping that I could get approval as fast as possible because I needed to be accepted as member before the contest ends. So today I get an email from Team DC saying:
Unfortunately the Design Team Committee @ designcontest.com has
decided to deny your application to join the design team.
Most of the work you submitted was very similar in looks - and was not
actually created for any specific client/company. There was,
unfortunately, nothing completely original that stuck out in our
I also witnessed private messages sent between you and one of the
contest holders, in which case I believed that you may have been
entering the contest unofficially. From our guidelines:
1) Contact outside the forums or in private with the contest holder is
prohibited. If you are found doing this, you will be kicked off the
design team. Any valid questions towards the contest holder should be
directed in the thread for others to see.
2) Entries must be submitted in the thread for everyone to see.
Entering a contest through PM is not allowed.
Anyways, that is our reasons for denying your application. If you
wish to get more work together and more valid examples for us to view,
please reapply in one month.
See this is just did it. I really didnt make any problem of making a valid Portfolio for them to have a beter view to judge on but they could of seen all that on the dir without having me to design a whole portfolio page especially for them. And the PM'ing, well I PM'd the contest holder of the Logo contest and because in his topic I readed that he was going to close he's competition earlyer because on the low submissions, just to let him know that I'm planing to take part of it as fast as I was accepted. Now I can just delete the logo & I did think it would of made a good chance & I can forget my membership while there are ppl from the Team DC who do alot more worse job then me. I aint the beste designer but still I'm surtenly fitting the profile of a mid-weight member. I'm really disapointed in the DC Team!!!