Make us in your own image — AND WIN BIG!

Announcing a new contest: BCC’s summer look.

We’re soliciting entries for a new summertime color scheme and graphic header for By Common Consent. Past headers range from the ridiculous (see current header graphic) to the sublime (see here). You pick the font and overall color scheme. You pick the graphic. Approximate pixel size is 1300×90.

Email your submissions to admin at by common consent. Contest deadline is June 1. The winner will be held aloft as a fine example of mormondom to all, and may receive a certain mixtape of renown. We’ll publish all entries in a post once the contest deadline is past.

Here’s a resource: How to make a Blog Header Graphic.


  1. Steve Evans says:

    Guys, please stop sending us pornographic header jpgs.

  2. Are we not paying Stapley enough?

  3. Steve Evans says:

    Apparently not, since our current header looks like The Ensign.

  4. Hey! You were out-voted fair and square, Evans!

  5. Steve Evans says:

    I’m tired of you neo-cons and your lack of design sense running this blog into the ground.

  6. Mark IV says:

    Sorry about those porno jpgs, Steve. I knew you didn’t want anything that looked like the Ensign, so I assumed Miss July would be be just right.

  7. You’re showing your age with “Miss July,” Private Brown.

  8. Them’s fightin’ words, Sir!

  9. Tracy, and here I was convinced that you had some sort of artistic “talent”….the proof is in the pudding, sister!

  10. The gloves are coming off, man!

  11. Melissa De Leon Mason says:

    My money is on Tracy.

    Steve Evans, you blogtator!

  12. Melissa, they don’t call me “Napoleonic Steve” because I’m short. Although I am short. And I do speak French. Anyway, that’s not why they call me that.

  13. You should ask Lucy’s designers. The Deity was really impressed with what her in-house designers were able to do with the brimstone and the photos of Pol Pot and Merv Griffin.

    I know this is irrelevent drivel, but it fits in nicely with comments # 1-12.

  14. Ann, as you know we do not stand for irrelevant drivel here at BCC.

  15. No, we sit and watch it as it flows by.

  16. I spelled irrelevant wrong, as Steve so kindly did not point out. How embarrassing…

    Back to our regularly scheduled drivel flow…

  17. dammnit Ann, I was trying to give you a free pass! You’d better come up with a good banner.

  18. Steve Evans says:

    Seriously guys, stop with sending us the porn.

  19. How about a picture of my cute kid? No that’s something you never see on the internet, adorable baby pictures!

  20. Steve Evans says:

    Kitten, puppies, happy babies — these are all the forms of pornography the Brethren have plead with us to avoid.

  21. Darrell says:

    I am a little late to this thread but here are some suggestions:

    For a motto: By Common Consent–however, we are anything but common. We are intellectuals.

    Or just change the name to the allerative–House Of Hubris.