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#1 Neo Nugget

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

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Is your mind looking for a creative outlet? Do you punch your screenshot key more often than you kill your enemies? Are prizes your thing? Great! Then you're definitely going to want to participate in this screenshot contest!

A single entry consists of a series of screenshots gathered from Guild Wars 2 and placed together in order to create a story or something similar. Think of it as a comic strip of sorts, though it doesn't have to been exactly like one you'd find in the newspaper or comic book. Keep in mind that a good deal of the submission is up to you, creatively. You can make a poem about Wintersday, a story about your asura's first time in The Grove, or something a little less traditional. All you have to do is remember a few simple guidelines.
  • Screenshots must be taken from Guild Wars 2. No concept art, etc.
  • You are allowed to build on screenshots (text, filters).
  • A single submission must have a minimum of two panels, and a maximum of 10.
  • Be creative!
The deadline for this contest is 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 14th, 2012.

Prizes
In order to win the first place prize, you simply need to have the most favorable entry. Beyond the single winner of the first place prize, we will also pick three honorable mentions. You can find the prize list below. Once the winners have been chosen, we will place *every* entry in a public gallery for everyone to enjoy once the contest has passed.

First Place (1)
  • 2,000 gem card (North America only)
  • Custom forum title
Honorable Mentions (3)
  • "Creative Quaggan" user title
Submitting an Entry
All you have to do is post your contest submission in this thread. We will announce the winner and honorable mentions publicly once they have been chosen, then I will contact the appropriate members for prize distribution details.

Now get started! :D

#2 Elfen Lied

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

so this is basically a contest for Americans only?

#3 Neo Nugget

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostElfen Lied, on 11 December 2012 - 08:38 PM, said:

so this is basically a contest for Americans only?

You are eligible to win the gem card as long as you have a North American account. I wish we were able to include everybody there, but it unfortunately looks like that's how it has to be.

I really don't want that to dissuade anybody from participating though! You'll still be able to get a user title out of it, and entries will be on display in a fancy little gallery as well ^^

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#4 SunRoamer

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Creative Quaggan :o

By the way, it should be important to know if screenshots can be modified (ranging from cropping to adding text and even applying filters etc.)

Edited by SunRoamer, 11 December 2012 - 08:47 PM.


#5 Neo Nugget

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

View PostSunRoamer, on 11 December 2012 - 08:46 PM, said:

Creative Quaggan :o

By the way, it should be important to know if screenshots can be modified (ranging from cropping to adding text and even applying filters etc.)

Yep, you are allowed to build on existing screenshots. What you can't do is cut an asura from a screenshot and paste it into a real life picture.

"The only difference, Connor - the only difference between myself and those you aid is that I do not feign affection."


#6 funburger

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Hello, this is my entry. I hope you like it!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

My Entry. Cool contest!

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#8 Zaineneil

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Can you do a clip of a movie scene?

#9 marianitten

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Mine... Lets the fight begin

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#10 carnifex2005

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

Here's one I took during the Halloween event...

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#11 Neo Nugget

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

View PostZaineneil, on 12 December 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

Can you do a clip of a movie scene?

You can take a screenshot of a cutscene to use in your entry, but you can't actually have a moving picture.

"The only difference, Connor - the only difference between myself and those you aid is that I do not feign affection."


#12 Khalija

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

Remember - this is a screenshot story contest, which means you need to have at least 2 panels to tell your story. Single screenshots won't count.

Feel free to PM me if you have a question regarding moderation, want to leave some feedback, or just want to chat!


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Question: Can we do multiple?

My submission:
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Hope you guys like it! I thought it was pretty funny. Serves the kid right for making me listen to them everywhere I walk in Divinity's Reach.

This actually took forever to make, simply because of the last panel. I made it myself with no help whatsoever, so I had to angle my camera in front of that kid while he was moving in zigzags and crap :P All the while I had to be moving forward (In retrospect, using auto run may have greatly assisted me haha.)

I'm unsure if any of the other entries will use NPCs, but boy is it difficult when they are running around and spazzing out like... Well... Little kids.

Edited by Brand, 14 December 2012 - 12:34 PM.


#14 Neo Nugget

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

View PostBrand, on 12 December 2012 - 10:04 PM, said:

Question: Can we do multiple?

My submission:
http://i1190.photobu...pg?t=1355349736

Hope you guys like it! I thought it was pretty funny. Serves the kid right for making me listen to them everywhere I walk in Divinity's Reach.

You can create more than one, but if you do you have to label the one you want to be judged for the prizes. The others will be displayed in the gallery afterwards.

"The only difference, Connor - the only difference between myself and those you aid is that I do not feign affection."


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

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My entry ^^

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

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#17 Zaineneil

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

This is my entry not sure if it fits the rules.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Lol, some Quentin Tarantino fans on guru.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

I'll call this entry "A Sneaky Asura":
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Also have my second one...but it's just for show (the above is primary for contest):

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Edited by Siphaed, 13 December 2012 - 02:52 AM.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

I'm new to the forums and wasn't sure how to post my picture cuz it's kinda big! I hope this works okay.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:23 AM

Public Service Announcement from Hoelbrak

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#22 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Entry: Ancient Charr recipe for Might

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Long time lurker, first time poster. :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 11 December 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

You are eligible to win the gem card as long as you have a North American account. I wish we were able to include everybody there, but it unfortunately looks like that's how it has to be.

I really don't want that to dissuade anybody from participating though! You'll still be able to get a user title out of it, and entries will be on display in a fancy little gallery as well ^^

Aww that's so sad :(

can't you send the gem card's redeem code by inbox in case the winner is from somewhere else?

#25 Neo Nugget

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

View PostNexnecis, on 13 December 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

Aww that's so sad :(

can't you send the gem card's redeem code by inbox in case the winner is from somewhere else?

The codes are region locked, and there are other contest restrictions on the Curse level that prevent it reaching regions outside NA :/ Sorry!

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#26 breonnick

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

I saw this contest posted on the Guild wars 2 twitter page last night so I decided to give it a shot. So now I present to you... A overly affectionate charr!
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(I hope combining one in game screenshot with another in game screenshot is not against the rule. It's the only way I could figure out how to get the last two shots.)

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#27 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 13 December 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

The codes are region locked, and there are other contest restrictions on the Curse level that prevent it reaching regions outside NA :/ Sorry!

Is there a possibility to trade the gem card code with a NA user?

Edited by Nabuko Darayon, 13 December 2012 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

What are they being judged on by the way? Time put in? Quality? Size? Humor?
It seems like it would be very hard to judge between the massive differences in comics here, from the two panel ones to the 9 panel ones. From the hilarious ones to the ones that are merely informational.

Seems like apples and oranges to me... :o

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

View PostBrand, on 14 December 2012 - 04:52 AM, said:

What are they being judged on by the way? Time put in? Quality? Size? Humor?
It seems like it would be very hard to judge between the massive differences in comics here, from the two panel ones to the 9 panel ones. From the hilarious ones to the ones that are merely informational.

Seems like apples and oranges to me... :o

The entries will be judged based on overall quality. I didn't want to give a rubric purely because I believe that would have limited the creativity and variety of the entries. Comedies will not have any edge over any other type, and just because you have nine panels doesn't give you the edge over somebody that entered with three.

Think of it as somebody giving you a pile of objects and the only instructions are "Impress me".

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

My entry ! edited the ending :)

Title: The Golemancer

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