The Challenge: Sony Online Entertainment is hosting the "Notable Norrathians" Forum Challenge for EverQuest II. Using in-game imagery through screenshots or modified screenshots, or original artwork, EverQuest II community members have this opportunity to depict a visual representation of notable characters from Norrath. These can be anyone from EverQuest (such as Emperor Crush, Fippy Darkpaw, Ambassador D'Vinn) or EverQuest II (such as Antonia, Lucan, Nathan Ironforge).
In addition, please include a brief (100 words or less) description of your entry.
Duration: Submissions for this forum challenge will be accepted from Thursday, April 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm PDT until Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time). (PDT is -7 hours GMT: 12:00 a.m. MDT, 1:00 a.m. CDT, 2:00 a.m. EDT, 6:59 a.m. GMT, 7:59 a.m. CET)
Rules and Submission Details: Before submitting an entry, please review the Official Forum Challenge Rules and the additional notes below:
- Images submitted must be in the form live photography (real life pictures), EverQuest II screenshot or modified EverQuest II screenshots without copyrighted materials included, and/or original artwork. Do not submit any images that are copyrighted or those that belong to someone else. Potential winners will be required to sign a release form regarding the ownership and usage of the image.
- If using screenshots character names and NPC names should be turned off in the image. Do not include any text in the image. All UI elements must also be turned.
- The image size must be exactly 800 x 600 pixels. Also note, while planning your image keep in mind that the borders of the images may be cropped when they are converted to game art.
- You are permitted to submit updated versions of your image throughout the submission period. The last image submitted will be considered.
- All Finalists will be required to submit an Affidavit and Release statement before being declared a winner.
- If your submission does not conform to these requirements, your entry may be disqualified or you may be asked to resubmit.
- You are only permitted to submit one image.
Submissions should be sent in an e-mail to SOEContests@soe.sony.com. Be sure to include all of the following required information with your submission:
- Subject of Email: EverQuest II "Notable Norrathians" Forum Challenge
- Real Name:
- Forum Community Handle: (if applicable)
- E-mail Address:
- In-Game Character Name and Server:
- Submission Title: (What you call your image.)
- Description: A 100 word or less story or description of who your picture represents.
- Image: Attachment or Hyperlink to where the file is hosted - All files externally hosted must be made available to download.
The Selection Process: When viewing the entries, the panel judges will use a 0-100 point scale, with 0-35 points for originality, 0-35 points for creativity, and 0-30 points for thematic content consistent with the boundless possibilities for adventure within the world of EverQuest II (including storylines, characters, cinematography, special effects, editing and/or the embodiment of the EverQuest and EverQuest II adventuring spirit).
Reward: Winners will be announced on or around Friday, May 21, 2010.
- First Place (up to 10 winners): The top 10 entries will be made into in-game paintings.
- Honorable Mentions: Other submissions may be selected as honorable mentions. Those selected at honorable mentions will only receive recognition on the EverQuest II Website, Forums, and other sources of news.
Feedback: Feel free to offer your feedback on the submissions of others. We enjoy reading the comments on entries for these challenges just as much as the entries themselves! Just remember to be constructive.
Visit the Official Forums to comment or ask any questions you may have!