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

   UPDATE: 2022-10-15   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results

September’s screenshot contest “Low Light” 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.


“Speluncaphobia”  by Novocane

This one caught my eye right away. Somehow I like the green hue as it gives a very filmic effect. The use of the rocks as natural framing really effective in empowering the effect of the theme.Rellim
A stunning combination of both location and framing, whilst still slotting right into the “Low Light” theme! It’s shots like these that make me dream of the many cinematic experience we can have in our ‘Verse.Utho
The framing of this shot is what grabs my attention most. The muted colors, faded lights, and obstructed view of the ship all add to the mystery and ambiance of this scene. Very well done.Hasgaha


“Hidden Agenda”  by Zorro

Not just a closeup of a face. The pattern of the shadow gives it a very cool effect, that lines up perfectly with the theme of this contest. Almost as if the person was ‘scarred’.Rellim
The cross-shaped shadow across the eye says it all! A creative way to use the environment to cast a different kind of light on our subject.Utho
I really appreciate the contrast between light and shadow here. The X shape of the shadow created by the environment and it’s placement over the eye is very striking and well executed.Hasgaha


“Through the Darkness”  by Victor_Hermez

The texture.. Grain.. Silhouette.. Everything about this character demands attention. The backlighting is superb, and the highlights on the helmet peer into your soul.Utho
Another great use of the contrast between light and shadow. The light behind the figure establishes the shape of the figure that is almost completely in shadow. Using the accent lights on the helmet to add interest and texture is fantastic.Hasgaha


“Into the Light”  by Irmdall

The background is worth the price of admission alone! The splash of color the engines provide give this beast its roar, whilst the highlight on the nose makes the whole silhouette pop.Utho
An incredible, balanced, and dynamic composition. Highlights focused on the front of the Eclipse while keeping the rest in shadow but on a lighter, streaky background works very well make the subject pop.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; Rellim and Utho.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:

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My previous Star Citizen screenshot contest ended (way back) in March with a plethora of amazing shots for the "Juxtaposition" theme. Congratulations again to RedSolstice, TheSpaceCoder, & MaidenAriana for winning the Star Citizen prizes and to bloknayrb for the Honorable Mention. If you want to see the results from March's contest, go here. This month's contest will work the exact same way... except with new prizes, a new theme ("Low Light"), and guest judges (Rellim & Utho). So, check out the prizes, read through the rules, fawn over our guest judges and submit your winning shots!

Header image credits: RedSolstice; 1st place in my March 2022 contest


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Prize 1 - Origin G12

One Origin G12 Stand-alone vehicle

  • Star Citizen standalone in-game vehicle
  • 120 Months Insurance
  • Provided by my Patreons


Prize 2 - Tumbril Ranger CV

One Tumbril Ranger CV Stand-alone vehicle

  • Star Citizen standalone in-game vehicle
  • 120 Months Insurance
  • Provided by my Patreons


Prize 3 - $25 Star Citizen Gift Card

$25 Star Citizen Gift Card

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


Theme: Low Light

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

CONTEST ENDS: September 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM CDT   (September 30, 2022 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.
  • Older screenshots from previous versions of the game are allowed if they match the theme and meet the requirements.
  • Entries must be your own screenshot.
  • Screenshots must fit the theme of the contest, 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 (March 2022) 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:

Rellim   Rellim

Producer, host & manager at The Base Radio, audio geek and sound engineer by occupation. In Star Citizen I go out of my way to make unique images, such as time-lapses, long-exposure images and interactive virtual tours. I also contribute my content to the starcitizen.tools wiki.

You can find Rellim at:

Utho Riley    Utho

Hi! I’m Utho! A hobbyist composer that creates free music for our community to make content with, and long-time supporter of Star Citizen. I’m a lover of all things space! So I’m pumped to be able to participate as a judge this round and look at all the pretty pics you send, so get crackin’!

You can find Utho at:

Hasgaha    and me, Hasgaha


All prizes for this month's contest come from funds I've squirreled away from my incredibly generous Patreon & Ko-fi supporters. The help from both past and present supporters, always surprises and amazes me. They help make things like this possible.

Current supporters on Patreon & Ko-fi:

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

  • Karolinger
  • Kuma
  • Nathan Chow
  • Paul Shelley
  • Relay
  • SeaFox2
  • Whitesnake

If you want to learn more or are interested in supporting me, check out my PATREON and Ko-fi pages.

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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.