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RO Art Competition - win 150 Euros

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  • RO Art Competition - win 150 Euros

    I decided that I want to encourage the many skilled artists in this community to produce a piece of work that summarises what we all love about this game; an image which expresses the thing that you like most about the RO:Ostfront experience.

    So I came up with this compo.


    The prize will be 150 Euros.

    The judge will be me.

    I will announce my decision on 31st January 2007.

    The decision will be made on the basis of what images are in the thread at 8pm UK time on that day.

    To enter just create a static image of maximum size 800x600 pixels, using any kind of software or physical methods you see fit, and post it so that it is visible in this thread. The use of JPG format is preferred.

    The image must be based on the theme of this game and may, if desired, be based on screenshots of RO:Ost. If screenshots include any custom mapper's or skinner's work please get express permission of this person before making an entry which uses such screenshots.

    Do not post any image which contravenes the forum rules.

    The work must be the unique, original creation of the submitter.

    Up to three entries per artist will be considered during the judging. Entries may be altered after submission but the judgement will be based on what is current at 8pm UK time on the 31st January.

    The Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the artwork submitted remain the artist's unless the artist wins in which case all IP rights to the winning piece become mine upon payment of the prize.

    The prize remittance will be made through PayPal. The winner will be notified by PM then expected to submit to me an email account through which I can make the prize payment.

    By submitting an entry into this thread you are agreeing to abide by the rules as stated above and are agreeing to be contractually bound by the IP conditions.

    By posting this I am promising to pay the prize of 150 Euros, or spot-rate equivalent in the winner's currency, to the winner on, or shortly after, Jan 31st.

    Tony Gillham (Nestor Makhno)

    p.s. c'mon don't be shy.

    p.p.s. please mods can you sticky this and keep this thread clear of anything but picture entries?
    Last edited by Nestor Makhno; 12-08-2006, 06:40 AM.

  • #2

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS][FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode]RO-BlackDayJuly - RO-AprilShowers[/FONT]


    • #3

      Are we allowed more than one pic?


      • #4
        I think you should limit max entry to something like 5 to prevent spamming

        RO Bitter-Veteran. Creator of RO-Kryukovo.
        I support the "RO Devs Classic" mode!11


        • #5
          I will accept the first 3 entries per person. If they want to replace an entry with another one later they can just edit the post's link.

          I will judge based on the first 3 entries appearing on the thread (when scrolled down) per person at 8pm UK 31st Jan.

          BTW Hobbs - if that is Berezina there, best you ask Slyk if it's OK to use it.
          Last edited by Nestor Makhno; 12-08-2006, 07:31 AM.


          • #6
            will do.

            Last edited by HobbStweedle; 12-09-2006, 06:33 PM.


            • #7
              Please post some pics also in biger resolution i would like them for desktop Tnx and good luck to all of ya in the competition
              I cna ytpe 300 wrods pre mniuet.


              • #8
                Some very detailed solutions would be nice too.
                I would prefer one 1600x1200 and/or 1440x900.
                Anybody who wins this AND also provides these resolutions will get an extra 50 euros from me. I'll settle the details later with Nestor, right Nestor ?



                • #9
                  Does hand drawn stuff count?
                  Ignore the line in the upper left corner...

                  Arrow Key user 4 of 2
                  System specs: E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz, GeForce 450 GTS, 4 GB RAM, Win 7


                  • #10
                    This is a great idea. It's heartwarming to see a member of the community open up a competition like this.

                    I'll be entering this as soon as I have 3 ready

                    Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me... and this pencil.


                    • #11
                      hmmmm... marion's creative juices are flowing now...


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Capt.Marion View Post
                        hmmmm... marion's creative juices are flowing now...
                        Wrong forum for that kinda filthy talk, Maz

                        Here's a sample of mine - don't worry it isn't a valid entry (it's 800x601)

                        Last edited by Nestor Makhno; 12-10-2006, 06:25 AM.


                        • #13
                          Just a little piece of me. It says: "Hello Mother, it's all quiet on the eastern front. Love, Hans"

                          C&C is allaways welcome ;D


                          • #14
                            Pencil and paper allowed? watercolours?

                            if so I'll get started now and scan it/them in when their done..


                            • #15
                              Any medium so long as the final jpeg of it is 800x600 or less.