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We need a cover and an intro for our new podcast.

Do you want to help?

Dear Easy German community,

Pssssst… we are starting a podcast. While we can’t announce any details just yet, we’d like to ask for your help. We want the podcast to have a great cover art and intro song. If this is something you think you would want to help us with, read on!

Why aren’t you doing this yourself?

Easy German wouldn’t be what it is without you, our community. We really want our new project to shine, but we don’t have the skills to create a professional cover and intro ourselves. We know how talented and wonderful you all are, so we thought we’d just ask.

So how does this work?

If you’d like to help us out, you can create a podcast cover art image, an intro song, or both. Before you begin, please read the detailed instructions below! We will carefully consider every submission and decide which cover art and which song will become part of the Easy German Podcast. Your creation must be submitted on or before September 15, 2019 using the form at the bottom of this page.

Does my submission have to be perfect?

Absolutely not! We don’t expect you to be a professional graphic designer or musician—just slightly more skilled than us. Your submission also doesn’t have to be fully formed yet. Feel free to send us a rough draft of your idea, as long as you’re willing to finalize your work if we choose it.

What’s in it for me?

Please participate only if you consider this a fun project and a favor to your friends from Easy German. That being said, if we choose your cover art or intro song for the podcast, we will

  • send you a special gift to wherever you live (or invite you to dinner with us if you happen to be in Berlin),

  • credit you by name on the podcast’s website (including a link to your website or social media presence, if you want).

 

1) Podcast Cover Art

What we are looking for:

  • A simple and beautiful cover for our podcast

  • The cover art should feature (or at least allude to) the Easy German logo (download a hi-res version here). However, you are free to alter the logo in any way, as long as the spirit of Easy German remains.

  • You can incorporate other images or icons, as long as you created them yourself or they come with a Creative Commons or free license (e.g. from The Noun Project or Unsplash).


Please do not include:

  • The German flag

  • Any text besides the words “Easy German” (don’t use the word “podcast” on the cover)

  • Any microphones, people or faces

  • Anything inappropriate or offensive

  • Anything that you did not create yourself (unless it has a Creative Commons license)


Technical specifications:

  • 1:1 aspect ratio

  • 3000 x 3000 pixels (72 dpi) or higher

  • PNG, TIFF or JPEG in very high quality (uncompressed or highest level)

  • Please keep all of your working files (e.g. from Photoshop)—we might need them later.

We don’t have a specific design in mind—surprise us with your idea! Just for inspiration, here are some podcast covers we love:

 
 
 

2) Podcast Intro Song

What we are looking for:

  • A short, upbeat, instrumental jingle to play at the beginning of the show.

  • We will probably only play the jingle for about 8 to 20 seconds on each episode, but the actual song you submit can be much longer, if we can fade it out and talk over it.

  • Just for inspiration, here are some podcast intros we love:


Please do not include:

  • Any vocals, lyrics or spoken text

  • Covers of existing songs

  • Anything that you did not create yourself (unless it has a Creative Commons or free license)


Technical specifications:

  • WAV, MP3 or any other common format in high quality (at least 256 kbps)

  • Please keep all of your recordings and working files—we might need them later.

 

Send Us Your Creation(s)

Please fill out this form and upload your file(s) on or before September 15, 2019. You can submit as many suggestions as you want. If we select one of your creations, we will get in touch with you via email or phone before we actually start using it.

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