SOE Staycation "Geeks of Summer"
Forum Challenge

The Challenge:

The Geeks of Summer are once again invading your beaches! We're inviting SOE gamers to show everyone that geeks know how to have fun in the sun too!

Based on the number of submissions, we'll separate the entries into categories to determine winners! Don't have artistic skills? Don't worry! If we like your submission enough, we may make a category just for you!

Submissions can be in the form of artwork, screenshots, or modified screenshots and must include at least three of the following items as well as character(s) from your game. It doesn't have to be your character, but can be either NPCs or PCs.

  • BBQ grill
  • Beach
  • Beach ball(s)
  • Beach umbrella
  • Bikini
  • Boat
  • Bonfire
  • Cabanas
  • Campsite
  • Beach buggy/car
  • Firepits
  • Fireworks
  • Fishing poles
  • Frisbee
  • Garden/flowers
  • Ice cream
  • Jet ski
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Nets (fishing)
  • Palm tree(s)
  • Picnic
  • Sail boat
  • Sand castle
  • Scuba diving
  • Sea Shells
  • Shark
  • Straw hat
  • Sunset
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunshine
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Swimsuit
  • Tropical fish
  • Tropical fruits
  • Tropical drinks
  • Volleyballs
  • Waterfalls
  • Water/Lake


Submissions for this forum challenge will be accepted from Friday, August 13, 2010 until Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:00 am PDT. (PDT is -7 hours GMT: 11:00 am MDT, 12:00 pm CDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 5:00 pm GMT)

Please submit your entry in this thread.


Before submitting an entry, please review the Official Forum Challenge Rules and the additional notes below:

When submitting your images, the following information is required:

  • Title: (what you call it)
  • Character Name:
  • Server:
  • Caption: (one line description of the image)
  • Image Link or Embed:
    • Images submitted can be in the form live photography (real life pictures) or modified live photography, game screenshot or modified game screenshot without copyrighted materials included, and/or original artwork. Do not submit any images that are copyrighted or those that belong to someone else.
  • There’s no image size limitations but when embedding the images try to use a thumbnail version to avoid stretching out the forums.
  • Community members are permitted to submit one entry for each game per account. You cannot submit two entries for one game. (Example: you cannot submit two images for EQ.)
  • Community members are permitted to submit an updated versions of the same image throughout the submission period as you wish. We will use the version we like the best.
  • Do not include any text in the image. Images that include text will not be accepted. Character names and NPC names should be turned off. The only exception for this is for games that cannot have character names turned off (Ex. EQOA).


After reviewing all the submissions, three winners will be selected from each game. The winners will then receive the following rewards:


Each winner will be highlighted on the SOE web network.

In-game Reward:

EQ – In-game Suffix Title – “of Norrath”


The rewards have been pre-determined. Substitute rewards will NOT be granted.


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! Just remember to be constructive.

Enjoy your SOE Summer Staycation!