Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: March 2021

Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: March 2021

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

   UPDATE: 2021-04-06   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results

March’s screenshot contest “On Foot” closed with over 80 incredible Star Citizen screenshots! 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. Given how many people participated and how long this one took to judge, we’ll be skipping the month of February but have a fresh screenshot contest running for March. So check my site, sign up for my email list, and follow me on Twitter for updates!

FIRST

“Into The Wreckage”  by krosisen

The contrast between the dark backrground and hexagonal tunnel was very striking, plus the floating sparks provide a lot of movement in the scene!DamnShame
Amazing lighting and colors aside, it’s the posing of the character that really sold this shot for me. There is a lot of emotional depth and cinematic quality to the way the character is standing on one foot and looking off to the side. The only thing I would change is potentially shooting or cropping to a narrower aspect ratio.GameVogue
Even though I’ve seen this shot in the Hurston wreck done before, I like the framing, colors, and pose going on here.Hasgaha

SECOND

“Summit”  by MAXPER

The pose and composition really sold the grandeur of the on foot experience you believe that character has worked hard to get somewhere amazing!DamnShame
Great use of ReShade. Lots of small details come together to help the shot. I particularly enjoy the stars visible through the clouds.GameVogue
MAXPER continues to deliver quality shots. As always, the color grading is great. The angles of the rocks forming a point at the center of the frame with the player right there… just perfect.Hasgaha




THIRD

“On Foot and On the Ready”  by RedSolstice

This really took the on foot theme and ran with it The concept of this shot was nearly perfect some subtle changes to composition would have brought it to the winners circle! The sense of motion was fantastic.DamnShame
Great sense of motion, very cinematic. Strong focal point with the characters eyes being brightly lit, focusing down the sight. Strong sense of character and story for such a simple shot. To improve it I would have tried to shoot at a higher resolution to avoid some of the aliasing on the gun.GameVogue

The color and lighting really drew me into this shot… especially the clear focus on the eyes. Well done.Hasgaha




HONORABLE MENTION

“Time is over”  by MasterOfHell

This really took the on foot theme and ran with it The concept of this shot was nearly perfect some subtle changes to composition would have brought it to the winners circle! The sense of motion was fantastic.DamnShame
Very strong use of the theme. Great choices with the motion blur and focal length. To improve the shot I might have framed it so the sun is closer to the character and then cropped it to be 5:4 instead of 16:9 aspect ratio.GameVogue

Great use of motion blur and positioning to create a very dynamic shot with lots of urgency. I want to know what they are running to… or from.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; GameVogue & DamnShame. And a HUGE shoutout to CrucianGaming for DOUBLING the prizes for this contest. You sir, are a legend.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:




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Do you have a question or are you having issues participating? Click here to CONTACT US so we can help.

My last Star Citizen screenshot contest ended in January with 267 entries... a massive increase in submissions. It took longer to judge them all so I decided to skip a contest for February. And, moving forward, I think an every-other-month contest schedule is more manageable for me... so, March, May, July, etc.

January's contest received hundreds of great screenshots showcasing the "Shadows" theme. Congratulations again to angtom, Stormtrooper, and Junah_A41 for taking home the HUGE prizes from CIG and to Loonly for the Honorable Mention. If you want to see the results from January's contest, go here.

This month's contest will work the exact same way... except with new prizes, a new theme ("On Foot"), and new guest judges (DamnShame and GameVogue). So, check out the prizes, read through the rules, fawn over our guest judges and submit your winning shots!

 

PRIZES:


FIRST

$50 $100 USD Star Citizen Gift Card

  • Redeemable for store credit on the RobertsSpaceIndustries.com Pledges Store


SECOND

$25 $50 USD Star Citizen Gift Card

  • Redeemable for store credit on the RobertsSpaceIndustries.com Pledges Store


THIRD

$10 $25 USD Star Citizen Gift Card

  • Redeemable for store credit on the RobertsSpaceIndustries.com Pledges Store

All prizes generously doubled by CrucianGaming from their original values!!


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RULES:


THEME

ON FOOT

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



CONTEST ENDS: March 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST   (March 27, 2021 at 04:59 UTC)

  • No purchase necessary.
  • You must be over the age of 13 and reside in a jurisdiction where the contest and your participation is legally permitted.
  • 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 1080px height by 1080px width at 72 ppi (pixels per inch). Upscaling an image to meet the requirements IS allowed but beware of a possible degradation of quality.
  • 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.
  • Prize winners from the MOST RECENT contest (January 2021) are NOT allowed to enter. Entries that receive "Honorable Mention" are NOT prize winners and are 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.
  • Winners will be notified through email with the email address supplied during the entry/registration process. Winners will be announced to the public using the supplied username on this site and it's related social networks.
  • Your entry may be disqualified if it is deemed to not follow these rules. While we will attempt to communicate with participants of disqualified entries, we are not obligated to do so.
  • No purchase, payment or other obligation is necessary to enter or win.
  • Void where prohibited.


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Do you have a question about the rules? Click here to CONTACT US so we can help.

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.
  • An image with the first person GUI (ammo count, health meter, etc) or third party overlay (Discord, FPS counter, etc) does NOT look great. Try to remember to use the robust Advanced Camera System AND hide any overlays BEFORE capturing your shot.


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ESTEEMED JUDGES for this contest:

GameVogue

GameVogue has been contributing to the virtual photography community since 2014. Currently, he administrates the Star Citizen Photography Club where he loves to help new virtual photographers get into the hobby and learn new tools and techniques. In real life, he is a sysadmin for a public library and a documentary cinematographer on the weekends.

You can find GameVogue at:



DamnShame

In addition to being the title of a debut country album, DamnShame is a producer sort from the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. He writes and voices scripts, coordinates shoots, and keeps spirits up. His favorite Star Citizen ship is his trusty Starfarer, but don't let that sway you.

You can find DamnShame at:



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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 supporters on Patreon:

  • Captain Richard
  • Daniel Danielsen
  • Hardroc77
  • HotTarBurn
  • Jeremy Yu
  • Jonathan Kleissler
  • Karolinger

  • Lovable BlueFox
  • Narayan
  • Nathan Chow
  • Relay
  • SeaFox2
  • Whitesnake

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


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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!).


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DISCLAIMER:

  • Prizes are non-negotiable.
  • If a prize as-listed becomes unavailable, one or a combo of Star Citizen digital pledge items of comparable value 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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Comment (1)

  • Hasgaha’s Star Citizen Screenshot Contest: May 2021 – Mr. HasgahaMay 1, 2021 at 9:35 am

    […] MasterOfHell for the Honorable Mention. If you want to see the results from March’s contest, go here. And again, a huge thanks to CrucianGaming for effectively doubling the prize values that I was […]

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