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

   UPDATE: 2021-12-09   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results


Old Crusader”  by ABDETIZEN

“Winners do ordinary things in extraordinary ways”. That’s the exact definition of this shot for me. I’m not surprised this shot came out on top. We’ve all seen this view in the verse on numerous occasions, but this shot captures that very aspect differently. The transition from the light to dark side, using the Poles of the planet to capture the gradients of Crusader while giving it a virtual sense of being taken “from above” and the Carrack being the bolster to shut and lock the deal on that old nostalgic Crusader. Truly remarkable!RedSolstice
While we’ve seen this shot done a lot recently with our new and beloved Crusader, it captured the transition of the light and dark sides of the both the planet and the Carrack, our tantamount symbol of exploration. In space, the concept of above or below has many possible orientations or meanings, and one needs to interpret for themselves if the light, the dark, the planet, or the ship are “from above”.Stim Citizen
By no means a unique shot, but a well executed image that is interesting to look at… specifically the contrast between light and shadow, which is very stark. Hasgaha


“Silver surfer”  by Caliber1000

This shot brings out the poetic effect of Silver surpassing Gold per se. The contrast of colors makes the shot dynamic even in its stillness. The subtle defocus, and the framing of the Ares foreshadows the very essence of the ship and why it is THE God of War. This is a shot of many layers and depth to it, a story in itself. A true Caliber shot if I may add!RedSolstice
The photographer here captured the most literal interpretation of the “from above” theme for this month’s contest, riding above the hustle and bustle of the city. Looking deeper, the patient observer may get the feeling that anyone can rise above the oppressive power the Hurston building symbolizes to the surrounding city of Loreville.Stim Citizen
If Caliber1000 has a style, it’s this. Always strong use of colors and saturation that help separate subject from background. The crispness of the Ion against the haze of Lorville below adds a great deal of depth to another great shot.Hasgaha


“Up from Above”  by TheScreenCaptain

A very cleverly captured shot that challenges our perspective of what’s above and what’s below. We see the clouds of Crusader that seem to provide a primary reference, and then the Character and the rings of Olisar take it away all over, creating an arid suspense within the composition. The choice of the Artimex armor and the Yubarev pistol, more specifically their gold accents provide the much necessary contrast to the blandness of the gas giant.RedSolstice
The juxtaposition on what is looking up or down from above in this picture absolutely smashes my mind. The subject’s perspective looking along the lines of the shadows in crusader’s clouds really gives this image the only solid direction to anchor as a reference. Couple that with the brilliant framing, and to me the actual “subject” of the photo is the perspective between reference points – Olisar vs Crusader. Which one do you think is “Above” the otherStim Citizen
One of the more unique and creative interpretations of the theme. A low camera angle looking up at a person looking up from Olisar orbiting Crusader below… or above. The lighting from shadow to light follows the gaze of the person and creates a nice visual flow for the viewer.Hasgaha


“Floating above a world of ice”  by DOJ-762

This shot adheres to the theme of the contest literally and very efficiently. The framing of the shot leads us through the infinite space in contrast to the definitive landmass of icy mountains and vivid geographies overlooked by the subject. It calls out to the very basic urge of the humankind, to explore, to boldly go where no man has gone before!RedSolstice
This picture does a fantastic job capturing the theme of looking from above. The subject is floating above in a trepidations pose of observance, and the observer has to interpret their intentions without further context as to how the subject has arrived in this situation. So much mystery. Another standout is the framing – the contrast darkness in the top left and bottom right corners causing the planet and horizon to form a gradient band of light that streaks across the frame. Then the light works in opposite direction on the subject from bottom right to top left, making the subject stand out from the background. Brilliant shot. Nicely done. Stim Citizen
Another not-so-unique image within Star Citizen, but again, one executed brilliantly. For me, the lighting and framing is perfect and makes this a joy to look at. A mostly silhouetted figure with only minimal highlights set against an offset microTech. Well done.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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My previous Star Citizen screenshot contest ended in September with big batch of incredible "motion" entries from the Star Citizen community. Congratulations again to MAXPER, RedSolstice, & DenisonWitmer for winning the Star Citizen prizes and to watbulb for the Honorable Mention. If you want to see the results from September's contest, go here.

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

Header image credits: MAXPER; 1st place in my September 2021 contest



One Origin 400i LTI Game Package

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


One Crusader Ares LTI Game Package

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


One Origin 350R LTI Game Package

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



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

CONTEST ENDS: November 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST   (November 30, 2021 at 05:59 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 (September 2021) are NOT allowed to enter. Entries that receive "Honorable Mention" are NOT prize winners and are allowed to enter.
  • Images that have already been used to win a prize in any prior Hasgaha Screenshot Contest may not be used again.
  • 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:


An Engineer in real life and a practitioner of IRL photography as a hobby for over 7 years. I'm one of the forming members of the Imperial Geographic org and have worked on various magazines ever since I first got into Star Citizen. What can I say about this game? Well….. it's all of my passions just clubbed together: Gaming, Photography, Editing and Sci-Fi!

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    Stim Citizen

Producer, host, and founding member of the Yacht Club, your weekly Bar Citizen podcast. Showcasing the latest Star Citizen news from Cloud Imperium Games and diving deep into the amazing content created by Star Citizen fans.

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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.
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