Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: August 2020

Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: August 2020

Enter my Star Citizen screenshot contest for your chance at some great digital prizes!

   UPDATE: 2020-08-27   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… the dust has settled

We received 138 screenshots from more than 65 contestants; which is well beyond what I expected. There were so many incredible shots, but sadly, only three can win. Check out the winners below along with some comments from the judges. You can also see ALL the entries further down the page. I’ll be running another Star Citizen screenshot soon… so check my site or follow me on Twitter for updates!

FIRST

“Spectator”  by Fineus

Black and white, long shadow, empty room. Just a perfect compliment to the “alone” theme. I loved the top down angle, and the diagonal framing as well.Rellim
When first given the theme for this contest; “Alone”, a mental image akin to this shot popped up. The fact that it then also appeared as an actual entry was a true delight. A perfect execution of thematic storytelling captured in a single frame.Utho
For me, this was the most unique of all the entries. The stark contrast and long, ominous shadow screamed “alone” (the theme). My only critique is that I wish the pose/emote and facial expression played into the theme a little more.Hasgaha

SECOND

“Peace and quiet”  by bloknayrb

Many shots were submitted with characters sitting down alone, but of all those, this one stood out for me. Simple idea, yet perfectly executed. Peaceful, calm, watching the sunset alone. The distant hills fading. The photo is very warm, yet the character is alone. Rellim
What’s special about this shot is that it’s not blatantly ‘just’ about the character. Reading in between the lines; the rolling hills, the ample space given to the sky, and amidst it all a contemplating character shoved to the side of the screen makes this composition so much more than the sum of it’s parts.Utho
Star Citizen has an over adundance of sunset shots… but this one was perfectly executed with the theme in mind. The contrast, color, and scale all play into being peacefully alone.Hasgaha

THIRD

“I’ve never felt more alone than I do right now.”  by Weehamster

What was unique about this one is that we see the character from the rear, which I think empowers the “alone” effect even more. The added light rays through the dust and the cold color temperature of the environment make this a great photo. I only thought the railing on the left was a bit distracting to the whole of the shot.Rellim
Bathed in the streaks of light, peering in from a wider universe through the blades of an old, rusty fan. Once part of civilization and now a withering trap for the character that’s amidst it all. Even though this is a still shot, I can see it move, and that’s what grabbed me about it.Utho
I see so much solitude in the subject’s hung head here. Combine that with the lighting and atmosphere of GrimHEX and a great composition = a well executed shot.Hasgaha

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!! I’ll be contacting them shortly. And thanks to all who participated as well as my fellow judges on this contest; Utho and Rellim.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:

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The creativity of the Star Citizen community never ceases to amaze me. And close to my heart, for obvious reasons, are the in-game screenshotters. I’ve been wanting to host a screenshot contest of my own for a while now with the intention of encouraging screenshotters and giving back to the community that has been so supportive to me over the years.

So, check out the prizes, read through the rules, fawn over our guest judges and submit your winning shots!

PRIZES:

FIRST

One Origin 100i with LTI

SECOND

One $25 Star Citizen Gift Card

THIRD

One Greycat PTV Buggy

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RULES:

THEME

ALONE

Capture an in-game screenshot that creatively represents the theme… literally, artistically, etc.

CONTEST ENDS: Aug. 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT   (Aug. 21, 2020 at 04:59 UTC)
  • No purchase necessary.
  • You must be over the age of 13.
  • Entries must be uploaded through this page’s submission form by the “CONTEST ENDS” date and time above.
  • A username and valid email address are required during the screenshot submission process.
  • Only in-game screenshots from Star Citizen will be accepted.
  • Entries must be your own screenshot.
  • Screenshots must fit the theme of the week, as stated in this post.
  • Screenshots may be in any aspect ratio (native or cropped) BUT must have a resolution of AT LEAST 1920px x 1080px at 72 ppi (pixels per inch).
  • Screenshots must be in any of the following file formats: JPG, PNG.
  • Each person is allowed to enter up to THREE (3) different screenshots (three separate submissions).
  • Only ONE (1) screenshot from each participant is eligible to win.
  • MINIMAL post-processing effects/edits to tweak the screenshot are allowed (levels, curves, contrast, downsampling, sharpening, DOF, cropping, rotation, etc). Working in image editors (like GIMP and Photoshop) and real-time post-processors like ReShade IS ALLOWED. Extensive edits that significantly change the image are NOT allowed (we play a lot, we know what the game looks like).
  • Multiple people may help you achieve your screenshot in-game but only ONE (1) prize will awarded to the SUBMITTER for each winning entry.
  • Judges for this current contest are NOT allowed to enter.
  • Prize sponsors for this current contest are NOT allowed to enter.
  • By submitting an image/screenshot to this contest, you give us the right to display & share your image with credit to you, the creator, on this website (https://hasgaha.com) as well as our associated social networking accounts for the use of promoting this and future contests.
  • Your entry may be disqualified if it is deemed to not follow these rules.
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THE PROCESS:

On the CONTEST ENDS date listed above, submissions will stop and our esteemed judges will start the process of meticulously looking through ALL the entries. Entries will be judged on the following:

  • Interpretation & execution of the THEME:
    How well does your screenshot capture and/or convey the theme of the contest.
  • Composition:
    The arrangement of the elements within the photo should be pleasing to the eye. How well did you use the available space within the frame? Does the placement of the elements and position of the camera suit the idea or theme of the image?
  • Creativity:
    Does your image convey the idea or theme in an original and imaginative way? Does the image hint at a deeper story or was it captured in an unconventional way?

Judging will be done privately and on an individual basis by the selected judges. This is NOT done in committee or with discussion among other judges. Judge votes are theirs alone and theirs to be given as they see fit. All votes from the judges will remain anonymous and will never be disclosed to the public. While voting, judges will only see the images and image titles. They will not see usernames attached to entries nor how many votes from other judges an entry might have. 

Judging, unless otherwise specified, will occur in multiple rounds. Entries with the lowest votes will be removed and NOT proceed to subsequent rounds. The number of rounds could vary for each contest based on how many entries are received.

Things to consider that won’t hurt your chances, but are NOT required:

  • As high a resolution image as you can take. 1920 x 1080 is the bare minimum… go higher if you can.
  • The highest image quality (as little compression) as possible. Remember, while JPGs are easy, they are a LOSSY compressed format and are a degraded form of what you saw in game. Lossless PNG is recommended.
  • Submitting older screenshots from previous versions of the game IS allowed if they match the theme and meet the requirements. However, the game’s graphics, textures, lighting, shadows, etc are constantly being improved and older screenshots might have a hard time competing with current screenshots.
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ESTEEMED JUDGES for this contest:

Rellim

Producer, host & manager at The Base Radio, audio geek and sound engineer by occupation. In Star Citizen I go out of my way to make unique images, such as time-lapses, long-exposure images and interactive virtual tours. I also contribute my content to the starcitizen.tools wiki.

You can find Rellim at:

Utho Riley

Hi! I’m Utho! A hobbyist composer that creates free music for our community to make content with, and long-time supporter of Star Citizen. I’m a lover of all things space! So I’m pumped to be able to participate as a judge this round and look at all the pretty pics you send, so get crackin’!

You can find Utho at:

and me, Hasgaha

SPONSORS & THANKS:

The prizes for this contest come from funds I’ve squirreled away from my incredibly generous Patreon supporters. Their support, from both past and present patrons, always surprises and amazes me. They help make things like this possible.

Current Patreon patrons:

  • Captain Richard
  • Daniel Danielsen
  • Hardroc77
  • Jeremy Yu
  • Jonathan Kleissler
  • Narayan

  • Nathan Chow
  • Nathaneal Phillips
  • Relay
  • Renegade Shank
  • Steve C
  • Whitesnake

If you want to learn more or are interested in supporting me, check out my PATREON page.

Visit me on PATREON

If you’re interested in sponsoring a future screenshot contest of mine with funding or prize donations, please complete this CONTACT FORM (and thanks in advance!).

I want to be a SPONSOR

Need help using Star Citizen’s in-game camera controls?

Or do you want other screenshot tips? Check out some of my video tutorials:

Star Citizen Camera Controls Reference Guide

DISCLAIMER:

  • Prizes are non-negotiable.
  • If a prize as-listed becomes unavailable, a Star Citizen digital gift card will be issued at as close to the original prize value as possible.
  • Winners have 14 days to claim digital prizes from the initiation of the gifting process. Unclaimed prizes will be considered forfeit and used in future contests or giveaways.
  • This contest is hosted and run by me. It is not an official CIG (Cloud Imperium Games) or RSI (Roberts Space Industries) contest and is not associated with them in anyway.
  • All game content and materials are copyright Cloud Imperium Rights LLC and Cloud Imperium Rights Ltd.. Star Citizen®, Squadron 42®, Roberts Space Industries®, and Cloud Imperium® are registered trademarks of Cloud Imperium Rights LLC. All rights reserved.
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Comments (7)

  • Vevic

    VevicAugust 2, 2020 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Thank you for doing this.
    It’s so fun going through my neatly sorted-by-patch screenshot folder, all the way from Hangar module to find a picture that suits the theme.

    • HasgahaAugust 2, 2020 at 6:39 pm Reply

      I hope everyone has a good time competing! Good luck!

  • KC85_U880August 5, 2020 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Nice idea! Thank you!

    • HasgahaAugust 5, 2020 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Thanks and good luck!

  • gamevogueAugust 6, 2020 at 10:30 pm Reply

    Best of luck to everyone! I’m looking forward to participating again next year!

  • Dano

    DanoAugust 10, 2020 at 11:25 am Reply

    Thanks a lot for doing this. good luck everyone. there are amazing pictures.

  • Shaozen

    ShaozenAugust 11, 2020 at 10:20 am Reply

    Exciting contest, and good luck to everyone!

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