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

   UPDATE: 2022-12-07   

THE CONTEST IS OVER… and here are the results

November’s screenshot contest, “Landscape”, 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.

FIRST

“Passing storm”  by Cordate

This image captures a striking level of Star Citizen’s planetary tech details all in one image. The cloud tech, mountains, surface color and elevation variations are on full display in a beautifully framed shot.MaidenAriana
An unlikely overhead view elevates this image from traditional landscape to abstract. Attention is drawn to each element, highlighting the beauty of clouds and terrain. Well seen and well executed.VMXeo
Definitely not a “traditional” angle for a landscape photograph but I think that’s what draws me to it. That, and the contrast in colors, light/shadow, and topography. It’s a beautiful and well executed shot.Hasgaha

SECOND

“where am i?”  by John_Snowpard

This image is a gorgeous wide shot from a unique perspective. The lighting detail on the side of the cliff coupled with the easily seen outline of the subject (despite the distance) is visually impressive and well captured.MaidenAriana
Good landscapes aren’t just a well framed outdoor photo. Often a subject is needed to set the scale and give a sense of grandeur and majesty of the environment. This image does that well, and in doing so places us inside the scene. We are but a small actor on a this grand stage.VMXeo
I’m a sucker for wide landscapes with details that show immense scale. The difference between light and shadow in the low sun adds a lot of interest to this image. I wish the landscape was more varied, vertically. It’s a little flat on the horizon. And the person on the ledge is almost on the horizon line. Maybe this is the best version of this scene, but I would have played with camera angle and/or position to create more difference between the person and the horizon line.Hasgaha

THIRD

“Melloy”  by KungLi

Am I allowed to say this image was the one that first grabbed me? Well it was 🙂 The Titan drifting off into what just absolutely feels like a soft, quiet abyss brings about immediate feelings of beautiful isolation and adventure. Well done!MaidenAriana
A striking image of a lone ship above a dark planet. The lighting in this images hide the texture and instead emphasizes the form of the landscape below. Dark, mysterious, isolated, with a slight atmosphere of anxiety as to what lies below. All nicely captured. VMXeo
The dark silhouette of the Avenger against the eerie, brighter blueish glow from the sun just below the horizon is a great focal point and use of light vs shadow. The jagged mountains poking through the haze stretching all the way to the horizon add texture and range to this scene. The not-quite-level horizon adds a bit of good tension as well. It looks like chromatic aberration may have been used. This shot might be even stronger without it.Hasgaha

HONORABLE MENTION

“Snowy Vista”  by bloknayrb

Straight out of a SpaceBNB ad to rent a Microtech getaway cabin (please CIG). The framing of this shot makes for a perfect “Wish you were here” landscape shot.MaidenAriana
A classic golden-hour landscape scene, with soft colors and low contrast. The trees framing the edges place us into the scene where we are open to wander among the trees towards the mountain peaks. Serene, peaceful, and classic.VMXeo
I consider this a perfectly executed traditional landscape photograph. Foreground detail, midrange variations, and mountains fading in the distance. The foreground trees frame the window into the scene. With the light low on the horizon to the right, everything seems perfectly lit; highlights and shadows without being blown out or too dark. 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; SpaceGamer and Weehamster.

Make sure you look through ALL the submissions below:

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My previous Star Citizen screenshot contest ended in September with a bunch of great shots for the "Low Light" theme. Congratulations again to Novocane, Zorro, & Victor_Hermez for winning the Star Citizen prizes and to Irmdall 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 ("Landscape"), and guest judges (MaidenAriana & VMXeo). So, check out the prizes, read through the rules, fawn over our guest judges and submit your winning shots!

Header image credits: Novocane; 1st place in my September 2022 contest

RULES PRIZES GUEST JUDGES

PRIZES:

FIRST

Prize 1 - Crusader C1 Spirit

One C1 Spirit Stand-alone vehicle

  • Star Citizen standalone in-game vehicle
  • Lifetime Insurance (LTI)
  • Provided by my Patreons

SECOND

Prize 2 - Avenger Titan

One Avenger TItan Stand-alone vehicle

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

THIRD

Prize 3 - Greycat STV

One Greycat STV Stand-alone vehicle

  • Star Citizen standalone in-game vehicle
  • Lifetime Insurance (LTI)
  • Provided by my Patreons

RULES:

Theme: Landscape

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

CONTEST ENDS: November 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM CDT   (November 30, 2022 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.
  • 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 (September 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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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.

ESTEEMED JUDGES for this contest:

MaidenAriana   MaidenAriana

IT Lead Architect by Day, Youtuber & Twitch Host by Night, Retro PC Enthusiast always! Star Citizen YachtClubBC Weekly Show Hostess and Producer / Member of the crew of the Shran on Star Trek Solace / Team member of the Misstics, Official Women's Car Ball Rocket League Team.

You can find MaidenAriana at:

VMXeo logo    VMXeo

Rogue 3d technical artist, guerilla concept artist, used spaceship salesman. Part of the Starfab team, working on bringing assets out of Star Citizen and into your favorite 3d software. Can be bribed with coffee.

You can find VMXeo at:

Hasgaha    and me, Hasgaha

SPONSORS & THANKS:

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
  • Jeremy Yu
  • Jonathan Kleissler

  • 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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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.