Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: September 2020

Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: September 2020

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

   UPDATE: 2020-10-05   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results

We received so many great Star Citizen screenshots for this month’s theme of “Speed”. Check out the top three prize winners and the honorable mention 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

“G-forces!”  by u7f76

This shot reminds me of the space mountain at Disney land Paris. The sense of speed, and not knowing what awaits you at the end of the ride. The use of object motion blur and the fact that the focus goes all the way to the person’s face, makes it a great shot.Captain Raoul
Some will say this picture is a depiction of G-forces at work, which is incorrect. This is clearly a man flying his ship as fast as possible home while fighting off a fierce bout of trouser chili. And while he appears to be losing this battle, his mettle is clearly obvious in this well done shot.Captain Richard
As far as showing SPEED as it relates to a vehicle, this shot was the most original because it directly represented the effects on the pilot. The use of FOIP to get the stress in the face was key and perfectly done.Hasgaha

SECOND

“Aegis Sabre”  by MAXPER

The colors and details on the ship make it a great shot. Every time I look at this shot, it’s as if I’m looking at a moving picture.Captain Raoul
This shot of the Sabre is sublime and quite crisp, although I would have liked to have seen the left wingtip not cut off. Also, the blurry background reminds me of my vision after going on my third bender in a week.Captain Richard
The use of directional blur (ReShade), the colors, the off-vertical angle, and the crop are all incredibly well done and create a very dynamic shot.Hasgaha

THIRD

“Boost Engaged”  by MrIbra

I love the kicked up dust particles and boost flames. The only thing I miss is the use of object motion blur on the wheels. It looks like I’m looking at a picture from a cool fan trailer.Captain Raoul
I will freely admit I’m a bit biased as I love sportscars and off-roading and the sight of vehicular afterburners firing hot enough to cook space hotdogs really tickles my pickle. A real bombastic barbecue of beauty. Great, now I’m hungry.Captain Richard
A well timed shot. The slight angle of the Cyclone, the compressed suspension on the left side, and the boost flare all scream SPEED. I’d like to see some blur on the wheels (in-game motion blur) and a bit more dust/debris being kicked up.Hasgaha

HONORABLE MENTION

“Absconder”  by StickJock

It can almost be called photorealistic. The reflecting sunlight on the hull of the Herald, the beautiful shadow details on the rocks, the feeling of speed, makes it a beautiful screenshot.Captain Raoul
The Herald is one part cockpit and two parts NYOOOOOOOM. This ship is the definition of “hurry up and go!” and this pic captures it well. I’m sure this sneaky boi is ferrying information to the highest bidder as we speak.Captain Richard
The crispness and detail of the Herald against the blurring rocks of Daymar really give the viewer the sence of speed. Playing with the position of the light and shadows of the ship and background might help the Herald stand out more from it’s background.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; Captain Raoul and Captain Richard.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:

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Following closely on the heels of my first Star Citizen screenshot contest in August, I’m starting up a new one for the month of September. The last contest was a huge success; we received 138 screenshots from over 65 people worldwide! Congratulations again to Fineus, bloknayrb, and Weehamster for taking home the prizes. If you want to see the results from August’s contest, go here. This month’s contest will work the exact same way… except with new prizes, a new theme (“speed“), and new guest judges.

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

RULES PRIZES GUEST JUDGES

PRIZES:

FIRST

One Aegis Avenger Titan

  • Star Citizen in-game standalone vehicle
  • 6 month insurance

SECOND

One Kruger P-72 Archimedes

  • Star Citizen in-game standalone vehicle
  • 120 month insurance

THIRD

One RSI Aurora ES

  • Star Citizen in-game standalone vehicle
  • 6 month insurance

RULES:

THEME

SPEED

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

CONTEST ENDS: Sept. 25, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT   (Sept. 26, 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, color correction, black/white, 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; adding ship, removing a person, combining images, and things of that nature 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. This does NOT apply to Patreon supporters.
  • Prize winners from the MOST RECENT contest (August 2020) 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.

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.

ESTEEMED JUDGES for this contest:

Captain Raoul Captain Raoul

I’ve always been interested in technology, space, Sci-Fi, video games and photography. I’ve been a Star Citizen backer since 2016 and I’ve created many screenshots. I also contribute my content to different projects and companies related to Star Citizen. In my daily life, I am an IT professional.

You can find Captain Raoul at:

Captain Richard Captain Richard

Greetings! I’m Captain Richard and I am a horrible jerkface. I’m also a Twitch Partner and the host of Star Citizen Nightly News, the longest running fan news program about all things Star Citizen and Squadron 42! In my spare time, I enjoy sportscars, tacos, and people who actually take the time to read personal bios. THIS MEANS YOU!

You can find Captain Richard at:

Hasgaha 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
  • Karolinger
  • Lovable BlueFox

  • Narayan
  • Nathan Chow
  • 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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