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

   UPDATE: 2021-10-14   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results

My last Star Citizen screenshot contest ended in July with so many fantastic entries for the “nighttime” theme. Congratulations again to Caliber1000, Rellim, & philZorg for winning the Star Citizen prizes and to TheSpaceCoder for the Honorable Mention. If you want to see the results from July’s contest, go here. This month’s contest will work the exact same way… except with new prizes, a new theme (“Motion“), and new guest judges (Dr Murray & instaSHINOBI). So, check out the prizes, read through the rules, fawn over our guest judges and submit your winning shots!

Header image credits: Caliber1000; 1st place in July 2021 contest


“Icy path”  by MAXPER

The CNOU Mustang is a great choice for the motion theme with its angular design. The downward, diagonal tilt makes us truly feel like we’re part of this flight via chase-cam. The precariously close ground (note the shadow) with motion blur creates strong directional lines, and the use of chromatic aberration on the trailing edges really sell this composition. Crisp contrast and the monochromatic backdrop also make this image pop. instaSHINOBI
MAXPER always delivers incredible screenshots. This image is sharp and beautifully saturated with the perfect amount of contrast. And most importantly, it really conveys the theme of “motion”. Hasgaha


“Red Alert”  by RedSolstice

Isolating and cropping in on the Khartu-al creates a strong composition, while the wingtip vortices lead our eyes into the frame. The illustrative transformation is impressive, as is the expert use of the analogous color scheme.instaSHINOBI
Another great winning shot from RedSolstice. The vibrant red Khartu-al streaking across and fading into a matching red-fogged background creates a very interesting and unique composition. Very well done.Hasgaha


“Rise of the Carrack”  by DenisonWitmer

This a great shot, and it’s a tough angle because of the 3rd person camera’s tendency to clip into the ground when so low.The composition is successful because of the layering created by the foreground clutter and kicked up dirt over the dawn/dusk sky. These combined with the vertical maneuvering thrusters firing give a real sense of motion. The ground-level perspective emphasizes the enormous size of the Anvil Carrack, and the three quarter angle shows off the majestic design of the ship as it descends for a rapid exfiltration — gotta have an excuse for opening the main ramp while still airborne!instaSHINOBI
Rather than engine trails or motion blurs, the dust being violently kicked up from the massive Carrack thrusters creates so much motion. The time of day and light works perfectly to let the thrusters shine and allowing the dust to be silhouetted against the soft sky.Hasgaha


“Courier Race”  by watbulb

While I’m a stickler for wanting to see areas of critical focus, I appreciate the dizzying mayhem in this shot so high above the cityscape. Two Argo MPUV ships shooting straight up while dangerously close to a tower spire — gutsy maneuver while taking a screenshot.instaSHINOBI
This is a very chaotic shot that definitely screams motion. I wish the lead ship was in crisper focus OR had more contrast to help it stand out for the background… to make it really pop out at you to drive that feeling of forward motion. I realize that might not have been possible, depending on the light source.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; instaSHINOBI and Dr Murray.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:


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One Tumbril Cyclone MT Game Package

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


One Anvil C8X Pisces Vehicle

  • Star Citizen in-game vehicle
  • 6 months insurance
  • Provided by my Patreons


$25 USD Star Citizen Gift Card

  • Redeemable for store credit on the RobertsSpaceIndustries.com Pledges Store
  • Provided by my Patreons



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

CONTEST ENDS: September 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST   (September 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 (July 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:

    Dr Murray

Dr Murray is a Twitch Streamer and Avid gamer, playing myriad games with as many friends as possible. They also are a founding member of the Yacht Club BC twitch show. They love Star Citizen and judge screenshots every week for their twitch show.

You can find Dr Murray at:


I’m a videographer, digital signage designer, and marketing technologist by day; burnt-out gamer dad by night (with enough coffee). I am profoundly awed by the immersive worlds in Star Citizen, and hope to share that feeling of wonder with everyone through virtual photography and virtual cinema. Star Citizen handle: instaSHINOBI (formerly known as CleverStar)

You can find instaSHINOBI 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
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  • Jonathan Kleissler
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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.
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