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The $1,000 TF2 Contest

The $1,000 TF2  Contest
Type:
Skinning
Game:
TF2
Deadline:
Apr 12 2015
Source:
gamebanana.com
Status:
Contest Over View Winners
Here at GameBanana, we want to kick of 2015 with a bang - as such, w've decided to launch our biggest ever 3D Art competition!

To be in with a chance of winning the $1,000 grand prize, all you have to do is come up with the best "weather" themed TF2 skin!
Team Fortress 2 is one of the most played, and easily modded game on the market, with hundreds of weapons, players, hats and items to customise. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

For this competition a skin is defined as a file which modifies one of the following items in Team Fortress 2; Characters, Weapons, Wearable Items (e.g Hats) or Effects. This contest is not open to level design or mapping based entries.

Entrants have 3 months (until Midnight (UTC) on Friday the 10th of April 2015) to come up with a 'weather' themed skin, or set of skins for TF2 and upload it to GameBanana.com for judging.

From storms and tornadoes, to a spot of light drizzle, all weather types will be accepted.

All participants who submit an entry and post a WIP (work in progress), or development thread/blog will also receive a special bonus prize from us or our partnters, as well as an exclusive profile medal!

Simply register for a (free) account, and upload your item(s) to the contest section on or before 10/04/2015.

Q: I have a great idea, but no development skills.

It often takes several people to make a great skin, so feel free to search for team members on our forums. Remember though, you have to agree how to split any winnings!

Q: Can I submit multiple entries

Yes multiple entries are allowed, and are in fact encouraged. However the judges will be looking at the quality of the item, not the number of items. Multiple items belonging to the same set will be judged as a whole.

Q: Can I upload my item to the workshop / other modding sites / etc

Yes, we at GameBanana want as many people to have fun using mods as possible! The only thing we ask is that the item remains free to the community, and that you mention our contest.

Q: My question isn't here!

Please leave your comment on the contest page, and we will do our best to address it.

Full details of the rules and terms of the contest on the right hand side of this page.

Need some ideas?
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- Hats / Scarves / Gloves for cold weather?
- Shades for when its sunny?
- A gun that shoots tornadoes or bolts of lightning for stormy weather?
- An umbrella / rain coat?
- Snow balls to lob at people, or a freeze cannon?
- Rainbow rocket launchers?

We are open to all ideas, serious or silly! So let your imagination run wild :)

Contest Prizes

- 1st Place: $1,000 Cash, 1 Year Sketchfab PRO, plus your work featured on the front page of GameBanana!
- 2nd Place: $250 Cash, plus 6 months Sketchfab PRO!
- 3rd Place: $100 Cash, plus 3 months Sketchfab PRO!

Judging Process

All entries will be given a score out of 100, with focus on the following four key areas.

- Quality of the model(s). [25 marks]
- Quality of the texture(s). [25 marks]
- Quality of the Sound(s) / Animation(s). [25 marks]
- Overall concept - How well it keeps with the 'weather' theme and TF2's art style. [25 marks]

The Judging panel will be announced shortly.

Contest is Over

This contest has finished and the winners have been announced! View Winners

**Contest Rules**: ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE A PLAYABLE RESKIN, REPLACEMENT OR NEW ITEM FOR FOR TEAM FORTRESS 2.
ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE RELEVANT CATEGORY BEFORE THE DEADLINE SPECIFIED (SEE ABOVE). - LATE ENTRIES WILL BE PENALIZED OR MAY NOT COUNT AT ALL.
THE SUBMISSION CAN USE PRE-EXISTING ASSETS SUCH AS EXISTING MODELS, TEXTURES OR ANIMATIONS, HOWEVER IT SHOULD BE A NEW RELEASE MADE FOR THIS COMPETITION AND MUST NOT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC DOWNLOAD. (RESUBMITTING OLD WORK WILL NOT COUNT AND WILL LEAD TO YOUR DISQUALIFICATION!)
IT IS IMPORTANT TO RESPECT OTHER ARTISTS WORK, IF YOUR ENTRY USES CONTENT THAT IS NOT YOUR OWN, OR IS BASED ON SOMEONE ELSES WORK, YOU MUST HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE ORIGINAL ARTIST / COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
MULTIPLE ENTRIES ARE PERMITTED, HOWEVER QUALITY IS BETTER THAN QUANTITY. MULTIPLE ITEMS THAT BELONG TO THE SAME ‘SET’ WILL BE JUDGED TOGETHER AS A SINGLE ENTRY.
TEAM BASED ENTRIES ARE ALLOWED AND ACTIVELY ENCOURAGED, HOWEVER THE ENTRANTS WILL HAVE TO AGREE HOW TO SPLIT ANY PRIZES AWARDED.
TO ENSURE FAIR JUDGING THE UPLOADED FILE MAY NOT BE MODIFIED IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE DEADLINE AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT. IF YOU WISH TO PUBLISH A CHANGE OR BUG FIX PLEASE DO SO AS A NEW SUBMISSION. NOTE: CHANGES TO THE SUBMISSION PROFILE (E.G CHANGING DESCRIPTIONS, NOTES OR SCREENSHOTS) ARE PERMITTED DURING THE JUDGING PHASE, PROVIDED THE DOWNLOAD FILE IS NOT MODIFIED.
YOU ARE FREE TO UPLOAD YOUR ENTRY TO ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR DISTRIBUTION SERVICE YOU LIKE, PROVIDED THAT THE FILE REMAINS FREE TO DOWNLOAD / USE WITHOUT REGISTRATION OR SUBSCRIPTION, AND YOU STATE THAT THE ITEM WAS CREATED FOR “THE GAMEBANANA $1,000 ‘RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE’ TF2 MODDING COMPETITION”.
JUDGES CANNOT ENTER OR ASSIST ENTRANTS.
UPON ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU AGREE ON RECEIVING YOUR CASH PRIZE VIA PAYPAL OR AS THE EQUIVALENT IN STEAM GAMES.