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

   UPDATE: 2021-08-13   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results

July’s screenshot contest “Nighttime” has ended! 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. The next screenshot contest will start in September! So check my site, sign up for my email list, and follow me on Twitter for updates!


“Where everything began”  by Caliber1000

Beautifully composed nighttime shot of Lorville that carries a lot of emotion and conveys a strong feeling of melancholic reflection. What is running through the mind of the shadowlike character in the foreground? A lost love? A bittersweet departure? One can only wonder.MrIbra
A great shot of the nighttime lights of Lorville with whispy clouds… made better with the blurry silhouette in the foreground, breaking up the horizon and balance, in a good way.Hasgaha


“ArcCorp in rotation”  by Rellim

Mesmerizingly captivating black & white shot of Area18 with the famous IO-North Tower as the central point of the frame. The gorgeous star trails really pull you in and compete for your undivided attention. This could very well be the opening scene to a tech-noir movie.MrIbra
So much great contrast, clarity and movement in this image. The black and white treatment was a fantastic decision here.Hasgaha


“Microtech at dusk”  by philZorg

Sometimes you just need a moment of stillness to take in and appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of the ‘verse. This warm and vibrant shot of the nebulous microTech sky expresses that so well.MrIbra
The colors and the contrast between light and dark really drew me into this shot. Great use of what looks like a flare to light the immediate environment beyond the person to establish the shape. And the details on the horizon just seem to go on forever.Hasgaha


“The Encounter”  by TheSpaceCoder

Was this a peaceful first contact or mere moments before an abrupt end? The looming sense of danger and uncertainty, as these two mysterious lifeforms face each other in the dark, is very tangible. I quite like how the photographer has used a low-angle perspective to heighten the contrast between the subjects. Great shot.MrIbra
There’s a story in this shot that I really want to hear and that’s what keeps me interested. The atmosphere, lighting, muted colors, framing… all of it makes me want to know what is going on.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; SpaceGamer and Weehamster.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:

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One Grin ROC-DS Game Package

  • Star Citizen in-game vehicle
  • Star Citizen game package
  • Lifetime Insurance
  • Provided by CIG


Origin 100i

One Origin 100i Vehicle

  • Star Citizen in-game vehicle
  • 6 months insurance


$25 USD Star Citizen Gift Card

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




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

CONTEST ENDS: July 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST   (July 30, 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 (May 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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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.

ESTEEMED JUDGES for this contest:



International Bar Citizen coordinator, founder of the 890 Jump Club owners organization, co-host of the weekly Yacht Club show and figurehead of the Yacht Club org. Star Citizen is my life and herding nerds in the community to bring people together in the real world and online is my passion!


Hello there! I’m Ibra, a friendly Star Citizen who enjoys Exploration, Photography, Racing & Shenanigans in the ‘verse! You’ll often find me capturing beautiful imagery, if I’m not organizing racing events (such as the Daymar Rally) with ATMO esports & Bad Token Race Club. See you around! 🙂

You can find MrIbra at:

Hasgaha    and me, Hasgaha


The first place prize for this contest generously supplied by CIG (Cloud Imperium Games). This is a big help in maintaining the frequency of this contest and the size of the prize pool.

The second and third place 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

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  • 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.