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Beef Drop Label Contest

Henry Lee's Winning Entry

August 4, 2004 - Winner Selected!

Beef Drop author Ken Siders has selected Henry Lee's label as the winning entry in the Beef Drop Label Contest! Henry will receive a copy of Beef Drop when it becomes available in cartridge form and a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store. Henry's label will adorn all copies of the Beef Drop label and manual when the game goes on sale in the AtariAge Store.

Congratulations to Henry Lee and thanks to everyone who submitted the wonderful labels for this contest! Choosing a winner wasn't easy!


AtariAge user Ken "kenfused" Siders has ported the popular arcade game Burgertime to the Atari 5200, where it will be released under the name Beef Drop. Burgertime also made the transition to many home game console and computer systems, including the Intellivision, ColecoVision, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and more. While a disk-based version of Burgertime was released for the Atari 8-bit computers, this version has been written from scratch to be more faithful to the arcade version than the older 8-bit port.

This new version of Burgertime began life as an April Fool's joke in our Atari 5200 Forum and quickly turned into a real homebrew development effort! You can view a large selections of Beef Drop screenshots here, as well as download a demo of the game that you can try in your favorite Atari 5200 Emulator. For all you wanted to know about Burgertime and more, please visit

Beef Drop needs an original, Atari 5200-style label, leading us to team up with Ken Siders to sponsor a Beef Drop Label Contest! The winning label will be used on all copies of Beef Drop sold through the AtariAge Store, and it will also grace the cover of the Beef Drop manual. The winner of the contest will receive a free copy of Beef Drop, a $50 gift certificate in the AtariAge Store, and credit in the game's manual!

The contest will run until 11:59pm (CST), Sunday, July 25, 2004 . All submissions must be received by this time! After the contest has ended, Ken Siders and AtariAge will select one of the entries as the label to be used for Beef Drop .

How to Enter

For your label to be considered, please read the following guidelines and conditions. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]:

Artwork - This is the most important aspect of the label. There are no restrictions for the artwork, although we may be biased towards an Atari style-label. You are free to create anything your imagination (and artistic skills) can conjure up! Please keep in mind that this artwork will also appear in the Beef Drop manual.
Beef Drop - The game's title must appear prominently on the label.
Copyright © 2004 Ken Siders - This text must appear on the label.
For 1 - 2 Players - This text can optionally appear on the label.
Clearly Legible Text - All text on the label must be clearly legible at the size the label will be printed (see below for actual dimensions). Please keep this important consideration in mind while you are designing your label.
Multiple Submissions - While we will gladly accept multiple submissions, we ask that each label be unique from your any previous submissions in some significant fashion. We reserve the right to reject labels that differ only in color or some other minor attribute from previous entries. We will gladly replace previous submissions with new entries if you so request.
Use of Copyrighted Images - If you use any copyrighted images, you must seek permission from the copyright holder before using that image as part of your label. Likewise, any labels that use artwork from a previously submitted label will be rejected.
Permission to Reprint - By submitting an entry (or entries) to this contest, you agree to allow AtariAge and/or Ken Siders to reproduce your submission(s) without your having to grant permission or receiving compensation for the right to do so.

Labels should be saved in a non-lossy image format such as PNG, TIFF, PCX, or BMP. If you need to save your image using JPEG for some reason, please use a minimal amount of compression. In order for the label to look good when printed, it should be saved at at 200dpi or better. Vector artwork is even better if you're using a program such as Adobe Illustrator, as these files will print at the printer's highest resolution. If you are concerned about large file sizes you can drop us a line before mailing the file, but generally anything under 10MB will not be a problem.

Please take care to make sure your labels are proportioned correctly. You may download these graphics to assist in this effort:

Please do not send your labels already attached to these templates, they are provided only to help you properly frame your labels. We will shrink and crop your labels to the correct size and place it on the templates for inclusion on this page where others may view them.

Actual label sizes when printed are 3 3/8" x 2 3/4".If you have artwork that goes to the edge of the label, you will also need a 1/4" bleed around the edges. This bleed isn't necessary for the contest, but if your label designs are chosen as the winner it will be necessary in order to print the labels.

Label submissions and questions about the contest must be sent to [email protected]. We will post submissions publicly on this page as we receive them. The contest may also be discussed in our Contests Forum. For some examples of labels submitted in our last 5200 label contests, please visit the following links:

Remember, the contest ends at 11:59pm (CST), Sunday, July 25, 2004!

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Label Submissions

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LabelSubmitterEntryDate Submitted 
Feo & Fatucha17/11/2004
Feo & Fatucha27/13/2004
Terry Wilson17/14/2004
Henry Lee17/15/2004
Jason Dvorak17/19/2004
Michael Matei17/21/2004
Martin Parrott17/23/2004
The Cinemassacre17/24/2004
Antonio Mora-Abalos17/25/2004
Michael Matei27/25/2004
Fire Tiger17/5/2004
Seth Peterson17/5/2004
Brett Gladson17/6/2004
Phosphor Dot Fossils17/6/2004
Daniel Scott Jr.17/7/2004
Phosphor Dot Fossils27/7/2004
David Torres17/8/2004
Joe Kollar17/9/2004