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Monster Hunter International Patch Contest II: The Patchening!

It is that time again! Two years ago I held a create your own Monster Hunter International team patch contest, and the winning teams got official cameos in Monster Hunter Vendetta, and became official parts of the MH universe.

The fan winner from last time was Utah County, and the author’s pick was the Atomic Nerds.

Check out the awesomeness from the first Monster Hunter International Patch Contest here:  http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/monster-hunter-international-patch-contest/

I didn’t do one last year, because if you’ve read Monster Hunter Alpha, then you know that it was more limited in scope, and there weren’t any other teams introduced. However, right now I’m working on Monster Hunter Legion, where once again there will be many MHI teams present, but there will also be rival companies from around the world.

The CONTEST:  Create your own MHI or rival Monster Hunting company patch, using whatever yoru creative abilities are, and then send it to me at monsterhunter45@hotmail.com .  The contest will run for the entire month of September.

The RULES: Unlike last time, the patch doesn’t have to be in subdued colors (since most of you ignored that anyway). If it is an MHI team, then it needs to say MHI or Monster Hunter International somewhere on it and 1895 for the founding year.  These do not need to be in English if you are taking it out of the country. 

If your unit is non-MHI, then feel free to do whatever you want.  MHL opens at an international conference of monster hunting professionals, and there are representatives from all over the world, governmental or private. Have fun with it.

I don’t care if you do it with fancy computer programs or color it in crayon, but for me to post it, it will need to be a Jpeg.

Make sure you include what town/region your patch represents in the title, because that’s what they will be known as in the voting.

Once the contest is over, we will be holding a vote here on Monster Hunter Nation to find the fan favorite. The winner (s)* will appear in Monster Hunter Legion. There will be as many winners as I personally feel like.

*since I’m doing this for fun, and I’m the author, I can basically do whatever I want. So if ya’ll pick something horrible, that there is simply no way I can fit it into the book, I retain veto power. But I trust you guys… Mostly…  Usually… If for example, you put your team in a region that already has an established team, then I may need to tweak your location.

Entries are due the last day of September.

The PRIZE:  The winner’s team will get a mention in MHL, and I will send you an autographed copy of MHL when it comes out.  

Last time I made up a batch of Utah County patches. I made way too many of them, and ended up giving most away at book signings, so I can’t promise that I will manufacture the winning patch this time.

However,  if you are particularly proud of your patch, and want to make one for yourself, I’ll gladly point you toward my friend Hopie, who specializes in doing small runs of custom patches. She’s done a few for other members of the Monster Hunter Nation that look awesome.  Her contact info is below.

Crooked Stitch Creations, Custom Embroidery
Hopie Lopez-Boyett, Head Thread Pusher
You can find my fan page on Facebook listed as Crooked Stitch Creations
<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crooked-Stitch-Creations/141978565824728>
or go directly to my ETSY shop <http://www.etsy.com/shop/DancingBearUS> .
Email any questions to DancingBearUS@gmail.com

If you do have Hopie make a patch for you, I want pictures!

I will post the entries here into this blog post as often as possible.

And please, spread the word! Tell your friends, post this to your blog, bathroom graffiti, whatever. We had around 50 entries last time, and that was with only one book out.  I want this to be an awesome patch contest.

Finger Lakes

In God we trust, all others we nuke

Supernatural Animal Control - British ColombiaDC Metro Maniacs

South Florida Gator Baiters

DC Metro Maniacs

Omaha Stakes

MHI Coastal Rangers 1

MHI Coastal Rangers 2

Team Two Rivers, from Supernatural Defense Inc.

7 Sea Solutions

MHI Bayonne Brawlers

MHI Harlem NY

Piasa Pest Extermination

MHI Carolinas

MHI R&D Labrats

MHI Texas

New Delhi India

GKET: Genyusha Kaiju Elimination Technologies

S3: Sinistral Security Solutions

Texas Bullmen

MHI Wyoming

Deep Run, North Carolina, Destroyers

Hudson Valley River Monsters (independant)

Hudson Valley River Monsters (after joining MHI)

Tombaugh Station

MHI CenTex

Oregon BAMF

STFU subdued

d

AG Munitions

Angels of Undeath

Arch and Dragon, St.Louis

Australia Terror

Celt Hunters

Clan Glassman

Grimm, Berlin

Hyena Bomb

MHI Idaho

Lady Hunters

L.A.M.E.

Livingstone Institute

Maryland Zombie Response Team

MHI St Louis

Moosebme1

Moosebme 2

NMK

Royal Australian Anti Supernatural Creature Force

SCI

Tampa Florida

Team Jabberwocky

Team Stonewall

Team Morituri

Texas Unnatural Guard

Zomie Awareness International

Zombie Emergency Response Team

Zombie Awareness International 2

b

Angels of Undeath

b

Brains

b

DERP

b

Dixie Choppers

b

Though by far the prettiest, this one is ineligible to win, because I can't put that in the book. :)

b

Arizona Air Wing

b

Vatican, Omega Legion

b

Briarwood Eradication Services

b

RF1

b

Montana, Faith in Big Guns

b

b

Poland: White Eagle Contracting

b

Sammiel Corp

b

Spork!

b

Tombstone Gravediggers

Turkey Point Submarine Corps

b

3Cs patch

b

3rd Shift

b

Aces 2

b

Agents of Ra

b

Alaska Last Frontier

b

Aussie Rocket Wombats

b

Beaver

b

Bootheel Swampers

b

Cerberus

b

CMH

b

Columbia River Gorge

b

Team DbD

b

Excaliber Customs International

b

Full Moon Exterminators

b

Kalamazoo County Crypt Kickers

b

Library

b

Memphis Belles

b

Merry Damned

b

MH Iowa

b

South Puget Sound

b

MHI Medical Corp

b

Midnight Minutemen

b

Ohio Valley

b

MHI OTS

b

Archangles Inc.

b

LA Avengers

b

Miskatonic University

b

Team Frostbite

b

Aristillus

b

Cazador

b

Chesapeake

b

Korea

b

Las Vegas, for the beer

b

Massachusetts

b

MHI NE

b

Team Dakota

b

Porchupine!

b

Monster Slayers

b

Montana Head Hunters

b

Nassau County

b

Northern Sierras

b

New York - Cookie Monster

b

NYPD monster task force

b

Ohio Team Patch

b

Ohio Valley

b

Providence

b

PRZE

b

RCMP: Project Yard Moose

b

Big Sky Bounty Hunters

b

SBMH

b

Union Thugs

b

Sesame Street Sweepers

b

Seychellian

b

Shoggoth Slayers

b

Slide

b

STARS of Texas

b

 

Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers

 

b

Tead Dread

b

Team Unifour

b

Team Apex

b

Team Kansas

b

Tueurs de Monstre

b

Van Helsing Institute - Amsterdam

b

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