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Winter Worlds Mapping Contest!

Winter Worlds Mapping Contest!
Jan 18 2015
Contest Over View Winners
It's getting frosty out, and we want to see your best winter themed level creations!

You have 40 days to create a winter themed map for any PC game.
This time round the theme is simple, all we want you to do is create a brand new winter themed map, or put a winter twist on one of your existing non-winter maps. It's that simple! You can use any game, or engine you want, provided it is a playable level for a published PC game or Mod.

Note: Although for this contest we will accept re-makes of existing maps, a map that is heavily modified or created specifically to fit with the theme will likely have a higher chance of winning compared to a simple re-texture of an old map.

As usual the submissions will be judged on the following categories.

1. Technical ability required to create the submission.
1. Use of custom content (textures / models / sounds etc).
1. Overall aesthetics, quality and completion of the map.

All entrants will receive judges feedback, and a special winter medal for their profile, with the winner taking away $150 cash and their map featured on the front page of GameBanana! (2nd Place $75, 3rd $25)

Please submit all entries to the GameBanana > Winter Worlds category

Need some ideas?

- Why not create a buried antarctic base or research station?
- Santa's grotto?
- A mission set on an icy moon or frozen planet?
- A zombie invasion in the middle of a blizzard?
- A battle for control over some igloos?
- A terrorist attack on a Siberian oil pipeline or frozen oil tanker?

The possibilities are endless!

Contest Prizes

- 1st Place Mapping: $150 Cash
- 2nd Place Mapping: $75 Cash
- 3rd Place Mapping: $25 Cash

Contest is Over

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

**Contest Rules**: Submisssions muST BE A PLAYABLE level FOR for **a playable PC game or mod**!
Entries must be submitted to the relevant category by the deadline.
Submitted content must be considered 'original', or have permission from the original artist or copyright holder if based on an existing concept/item.
The submission can use pre-existing assets such as existing models, textures or layouts, but enough work should be done to consider the submission a 'new release' made for this competition, simply re-uploading a previous piece of work will not count.
Multiple entries are allowed, however quality is better than quantity, and each entrant may only win a maximum of one (1) prize.
Team based entries are allowed, however the entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded.
Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).
Entries uploaded to external sites must state that it was created for the GameBanana winter worlds 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.**