Last year, our small publishing company opened its doors and released our first book: Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement by Aaron Gustafson.

We are overjoyed at the response to Aaron’s book and floored by how many web professionals around the world are falling in love with truly adaptive web experiences. As our way of celebrating and thanking you, we threw together this little contest to give you an opportunity to express your creativity and possibly net yourself some awesome prizes from our sponsors.

This contest closed on the 31st of March 2012 and we announced the winners on the 13th of April 2012.

Who won?

  1. Grand Prize Winner

    Erin Crocombe Queensland, Australia

    Charity: World Wildlife Foundation

  2. 1st Runner Up

    Valentina Rachiele Pesaro e Urbino, Italy

    Charity: Free Tibet

  3. 2nd Runner Up

    Phillip Keys Wisconsin, USA

    Charity: Charity: Water

  4. 3rd Runner Up

    Cristian-Ioan Colceriu Mureș, Romania

    Charity: Amnesty International

  5. 4th Runner Up

    Heidi Sergel New Mexico, USA

    Charity: American Cancer Society

Honorable Mentions

What was the deal?

We asked you to design a poster celebrating your passion for adaptive web design. The poster didn’t have to promote the book, just the concept.

If you delight in Veerle’s cover art as much as we do, you could use any elements from it you’d like. In fact, you could use the original assets she used to create it and remix them however you wanted.

Your completed masterpiece(s)—you were limited to 3 entries—were uploaded them to the I ♥ Adaptive Web Design Poster Contest Flickr Group (a Flickr account is required). And you had until the 16th31st of March to turn in your poster concepts. See below for specs, templates & other details.

Your poster ideas were judged by Veerle Pieters, Aaron Gustafson, and the rest of us here at Easy Readers. We announced the winners on the 26th of March13th of April.

What were the prizes?

We chose 10 winners, each of whom received an awesome prize package stuffed with goodies from our sponsors.

All winners received

Of course, the top entries got even more

Grand Prize Winner

1st Runner Up

2nd Runner Up

3rd & 4th Runners Up

Winners also got their posters promoted on this site (see above) as well as via Twitter, Facebook, etc. In fact, we celebrated the hell out of them and their amazing work.

What were the specs?

The following were the specs for source files and were required in order to win:

To make life easier, Veerle prepared a template document in both Illustrator and Photoshop that have the correct dimensions, color mode and resolution settings. The rest, though, was completely up to you… you had total creative freedom.

Depending on the artist’s preference and/or how the poster file was constructed, we considered screen-printing posters. Files for screen printing needed to be designed specifically for this process: vector based & color separated. You may choose between 2 & 5 colors for screen printing and have the option of including specific Pantone requests. Check out these resources if you’re interested in designing for a screen print run:

Please Take a Moment to Thank Our Sponsors

We could not have done it without them.

Thank you for your amazing entries!

With love,

Easy Readers & Veerle’s Blog