SCA Disk Design Compo 1987

Swiss Cracking Association, the legendary Zurich-based C64 group, whose archive we have covered in numerous updates, always loved to come up with something new – be it a spectacular game hack, the first Amiga virus, or a disk designing competition. In their “SCA Competition!” demo from March 1987, they made the following announcement:

SEND US YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL 5.25” OR 3.5” DISKS. PAINT IT, SPRAY IT, DYE IT OR PUT SOME ORIGINAL STICKERS ON IT. THEN WRAP IT IN A PAPER WHICH CONTAINS YOUR ADDRESS. THE WHOLE BUNCH HAS TO BE PUT INTO AN ENVELOPE AND SENT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS : PO-BOX 470 / 8037 ZUERICH / SWITZERLAND. AFTER HAVING DONE THIS, YOU LEAN BACK IN YOUR CHAIR AND WAIT FOR YOUR PRIZE… 1ST TO 3RD PRIZE: A DINNER WITH THE SCA-CREW (ALL TOGETHER, IN ZURICH) 4TH TO 10TH PRIZE: AN SCA T-SHIRT (100% COTTON, SIZE: S,M,L OR XL) 10TH TO 25TH: AN SCA-STICKER OR AN SCA SWAP-DISK.

Numerous swapping partners followed that call and sent in colourfully designed floppy disks. The SCA brothers don’t remember anymore how many disks the competition ended up with, who was the winner, or whether they really did go out for dinner with them. However, at least they preserved four entries: One by future SCA member Spot 3001 [download]; two by a Danish guy called TRP [download1|download2], and another one by an unknown competitor [download]. We are happy to present the scans of these colourful disks to you – as well as the scan of an original “SCA swap-disk” [download] which was announced as one of the minor prizes.

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