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BTSC needs your help! We want to see your pictures and graphics! - UPDATED with notice from SBN's legal department

UPDATE FROM SBN'S LEGAL DEPARTMENT: "That said, we also can't have anyone choosing an image that shows faces of player or jersey numbers or anything else that might suggest some relationship between our site(s) and a particular player."

Do you have cool Steelers pictures? Can you make awesome graphics?

Want to help out BTSC with your pictures/graphic design skills?

BTSC's Facebook page needs a cover photo, and we'd like to see what you guys can come up with!

Someone's submission will definitely get picked by March 30, and there will definitely be some sort of incentive/reward for that person!

For better or worse, Facebook is forcing pages to switch to the new timeline format on March 30 (can't say if this extends to profiles too, though). It is quite an aesthetic change and it'll take some getting used to, but we don't have a choice in the matter.

The hallmark of the timeline format is the cover photo - the banner-type image that everyone sees stretched across the top of the page (take Coca-Cola, for example, or Old Spice). When our page is forced to "upgrade", we'd like to have an awesome cover photo ready to show off to everyone!

Facebook's cover photo guidelines for pages are as follows:

Use a unique image that represents your Page. This might be a photo of a popular menu item, album artwork or a picture of people using your product. Be creative and experiment with images your audience responds well to.

Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:

  • Price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it at our website"
  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page's About section
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
  • Calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends"

All cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see the image you choose. Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties' intellectual property. You may not encourage or incentivize people to upload your cover image to their personal timelines.

If you have graphic design skills and would like to know the exact final dimensions to shoot for, they are 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall. However, anything not that size can naturally be resized/positioned to fit.

Since this is BTSC's page we're talking about here (you should "like" it, if you haven't already), we'd ideally like something that would somehow set us apart from just-another-Steelers-page. But we'll pick through anything you want to send us that meets Facebook's guidelines - if it's awesome, it might get chosen!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our cover photo isn't going to be permanent. The initial winning image will be up for at least a couple months or so, but we would rotate it at some point to give exposure to other cool designs we get. So this is a short- and long-term thing - we need something to be the inaugural image come March 30 (in three weeks), but we'll always be taking submissions for it in the future.

RELATED INCENTIVE/REWARD NOTE: We've got an idea of what it'll be, but it hasn't been finalized yet so we'll wait to officially announce it. What we can say, is that we won't be limiting reward to whoever is the first winner - we'll give something to anyone who makes an image that we ever choose to use as a cover photo!

So that should more or less cover it for now (awful pun not intended). Send any submissions to barnerburner@gmail.com and ask any questions in the comments. We'll post about this again as we get closer to the 30th, but throw this a rec in the meantime so it'll hopefully stay near the top of the fanposts even after we get into the frenzy of news that's sure to drop this coming week.

UPDATE FROM SBN'S LEGAL DEPARTMENT: "That said, we also can't have anyone choosing an image that shows faces of player or jersey numbers or anything else that might suggest some relationship between our site(s) and a particular player."

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