1PDC 2011 Checklist

  1. Write announcement ✓
  2. Get list of forums, blogs, and podcasts to contact ✓
  3. Get list of potential sponsors ✓
  4. Post announcements March 1
  5. Contact sponsors ✓
  6. Update page with judges volunteering ✓
  7. Update page with prizes being sponsored (ongoing) ✓
  8. Update page with submissions received (ongoing) ✓
  9. Post reminder 14 days before the submission deadline ✓
  10. Post reminder 7 days before the submission deadline ✓ (well, five days)
  11. Post reminder 1 day before the submission deadline ✓
  12. Finalize web page ✓
  13. Assemble submission bundle for judges and Harald, make it all available via Wuala ✓
  14. Contact sponsors and ask for name, URL, and 300 dpi logo file ✓
  15. Write introduction ✓
  16. Get list of potential op-ed authors ✓
  17. Contact op-ed authors ✓
  18. Get op-ed pieces April 30
  19. Write introduction for the judges ✓
  20. Write announcement
  21. Double check announcement with judges
  22. Post announcement – May 16
  23. Party!! :)

And of course the process for judges runs in parallel.

  1. Read submissions ✓
  2. Post nominations ✓
  3. Create first list ✓
  4. Discuss and make second list ✓
  5. Contact winners and ask for prize references
  6. Create prize list
  7. Contact sponsors
  8. Send stuff I have locally
  9. Post about it

Assuming a width of one to two inches and print quality, I think logos should be at least 300 pixels per side with a preferred size of 600-1000 pixels per side.