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PostSubject: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:00 am

Welcome to the December 2014
Video Game Underground Screenshot Contest

[Winter Edition]

This Contest is for screenshots from any Video Games
(except for the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series)

Submission period:
November 22nd > December 23rd

Contest Theme: ICE

(this means what you want it to mean)

Number of Screenshots per Member: Maximum of 3
You can post one, two or three screenshots, but not more.
Post them all in one post, before December 23rd


RULES of Participation:
Rule 1: NO Fallout or Elder Scrolls screenshots.

They have their own contests. This is for other games.
Rule 2: NO screenshots outside theme parameters.
Respect the theme, don't say you didn't notice it
Rule 3: NO photoshop or other post-game manipulation
This also means no memes, no added text (made-up dialogue)
In-game subtitles are allowed as they are part of the game itself.
Rule 4: NO mods, hacks or tweaks.
Only Vanilla gameplay. DLC is allowed.
Rule 5: NO nudity or other taboo material
Rule 6: NO more than 3 screenshots/member
Rule 7: NO submissions accepted after December 23rd
Rule 8: NO other posts in this topic except submissions.

Any posts without a submission or breaking any other rules will be removed and the poster will be given -1 rep.
Rule 9: NO comments on other members' submissions
Until the winners are announced, inappropriate comments will be sanctioned with -1 rep and removed.
Rule 10: NO screenshots submissions without the name of the game that they're from.
Specify, under or above each image, what game it is from.
Rule 11: NO influencing the Judges.
Do not be a kiss-ass to gain their favor. Do not try to explain the background/story of the picture. Try to make it explain itself.

VOTING
Winner will be declared
by a panel of 3 Judges
(VGU's Got Talent style)

The judges are:
DVAted
Dragbody
Dead Sirious

(optional reserves: Nem, Undeadsewer, TheHulksCousin, Tesvixen)

Judge Panel members are allowed to submit screenshots, however they will not judge their own submissions. One of the Reserves will take their place over those specific screenshots in that specific case. The reserves will also be requested if there's a tie or conflict.
Judging will be made by Christmas Eve (24th of December)
Winners will be announced on Christmas!


DO NOT try to influence the judges in any way.
Best screenshot will be judged by a combination of composition and setting.
That means that a really beautiful screenshot may lose
to a less pretty one that has a significant, story-telling
or symbolical meaning or message in it.

PRIZES
We will award 3 members:
#1 Best screenshot & 2 runner-up Winners

They will get the following rewards:

#1 Prize will consist of having the screenshot be represented in a 900x200 banner in rotation on top of the site.
If you are not yet Promoted, getting the #1 spot will earn you immediate Promotion. Rules of confidentiality of the restricted mods will still apply.
All 3 winning screenshots will be featured in the Site Gallery Hall of Fame
and on the official VGU Facebook Page
*All Previous Winning Screenshots have been added to the VGU Facebook Page as well*
All 3 winners will be allowed to use an achievement signature created by Undeadsewer
Like this one from the previous contest:
All 3 winners will have their choice of any signature created by our fabulous Graphix Specialists, if they wish so.

Winners Have Been Announced!
 cheers  cheers  cheers


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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:19 am

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons.
Screenshots from my recent playthrough:

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:35 am

Those are pretty nice. Here are my 3 screenshots, taken in Star Wars Battlefront 2
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:52 am

Nice shot's and good luck! Thumbs Up

Guild Wars 2:
 

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:39 pm

Nice shots guys.
Minecraft:
 
EDIT: Just realized that the admins might consider using a texture pack and a shader pack breaking the rules so these might disqualify me.

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:41 pm

Hey guys I know I dont have any chance but more people,more fun so here's one of my old screenshots from Don't Starve

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:12 pm

Good luck guys!

Batman: Arkham Origins:
 
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:35 am


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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:36 am

Very little attendance here, despite this being a VIDEO GAME website.
Not to mention a staggering lack of Sub Zero and Mr. Freeze

I'm here to right at least half of it

Arkham Origins:
The Iceman Cometh:
 

Far Cry 4:
They're Iced:
 


Warframe:
Live Icing on the Cave:
 

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:55 am

Far cry 4
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Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:39 pm

Borderlands 2
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Saints Row 4
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Castle Crashers
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:48 am

Submissions Period has Expired

Members of the Jury, you will analyze each screenshot's Composition and Setting
and rank them objectively on a scale from 1 (Worst Screenshot Ever Taken) to 100 (Perfect)
Then separate your 3 favorite (highest ranked) screenshots and formulate a few phrases of your judgment on each of them. These will be shared privately by Skype or PM, and we will confront them, so as to agree on the absolute best.
On a second plan, we will accumulate the rankings and see which has the highest of all rankings combined.

Judging Committee Reserves, feel free to make up the ranking as well
Your votes will count if there's a tie-in or no consensus in the primary committee.

As for my submissions, I will skip judging them and will appeal to a reserve's judgment instead.

Winners should be announced on one of the 3 days of Christmas, or, otherwise, if delays arrise, on New Years Day

Good luck to all who have submitted their screenshots!
Happy Holidays! Beer
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:10 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen of the VGU fold TheBatman
The Ice Caps have melted and we're all gonna drown in cheers and party!

The Jury has convened and we have settled on our official 3 #winners!

On 3rd place, with a dazzling urban landscape overtaken by the actual phenomenon of Nuclear Winter, from the heart of actual Russia, from the depths of an actual video-game underground, underneath a few tons of actual ice, we have the Metro 2033 screenshot by @Juzkin590
Metro 2033:
 

On 2nd place, a man who needs no introduction, a man who is more than a man! Because he's the hero VGU deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll freeze him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight. You've guessed it! The second Batman Arkham Origins screenshot by @AdvancedTerror
Batman:
 

And for the grand prize, on 1st place king with a hat-trick set from which either pic would've made our Top 3, one in particular showcases hardship confronted with mutual support and brotherhood, a scene that inspires us to do better, to help more, to stick together to outlast the cold, even if we're ill-prepared for it, even if icicles are as big as we are, we know we're bigger together cheers  I present to you the new and current Champion of the VGU OG Screenshot Contest: @OrmrSnaethorsen with
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons:
 

As promised Prizes:
Ormr's screenshot will become a banner for VGU and put in rotation effective immediately!
All 3 winning screenshots will be featured in the Site Gallery Hall of Fame
and on the official VGU Facebook Page
All 3 winners will be allowed to use an achievement signature created by Undeadsewer
(slight delay on its delivery, winners will be PMd when it's done)
All 3 winners will have their choice of any signature created by our fabulous Graphix Specialists, if they wish so.

Let the Celebratory party Commence! Banana Dance


Respect and appreciation to all contestants!
You've all received +1 for participating!
Congratulations once again to the winners!

Many thanks to the jury: @dragbody, @Dead Sirious and myself TongueTril
and to @TheHulksCousin who has acted as reserve judge when it was necessary!
Thank you for being involved and supporting our event!

The Topic is now Open for all comments, criticism and congratulatory messages!
Drinks are on the winners' tab Beer

Happy New Year!
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:21 pm

Oh wow, thanks for the vote place guys the winning shot is great gratz @OrmrSnaethorsen Smile

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:17 am

Congratulation to the winners really great shots

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:42 am

@DVAted wrote:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the VGU fold TheBatman
The Ice Caps have melted and we're all gonna drown in cheers and party!

The Jury has convened and we have settled on our official 3 #winners!

On 3rd place, with a dazzling urban landscape overtaken by the actual phenomenon of Nuclear Winter, from the heart of actual Russia, from the depths of an actual video-game underground, underneath a few tons of actual ice, we have the Metro 2033 screenshot by @Juzkin590
Metro 2033:
 

On 2nd place, a man who needs no introduction, a man who is more than a man! Because he's the hero VGU deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll freeze him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight. You've guessed it! The second Batman Arkham Origins screenshot by @AdvancedTerror
Batman:
 

And for the grand prize, on 1st place king with a hat-trick set from which either pic would've made our Top 3, one in particular showcases hardship confronted with mutual support and brotherhood, a scene that inspires us to do better, to help more, to stick together to outlast the cold, even if we're ill-prepared for it, even if icicles are as big as we are, we know we're bigger together cheers I present to you the new and current Champion of the VGU OG Screenshot Contest: @OrmrSnaethorsen with
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons:
 

As promised Prizes:
Ormr's screenshot will become a banner for VGU and put in rotation effective immediately!
All 3 winning screenshots will be featured in the Site Gallery Hall of Fame
and on the official VGU Facebook Page
All 3 winners will be allowed to use an achievement signature created by Undeadsewer
(slight delay on its delivery, winners will be PMd when it's done)
All 3 winners will have their choice of any signature created by our fabulous Graphix Specialists, if they wish so.

Let the Celebratory party Commence! Banana Dance


Respect and appreciation to all contestants!
You've all received +1 for participating!
Congratulations once again to the winners!

Many thanks to the jury: @dragbody, @Dead Sirious and myself TongueTril
and to @TheHulksCousin who has acted as reserve judge when it was necessary!
Thank you for being involved and supporting our event!

The Topic is now Open for all comments, criticism and congratulatory messages!
Drinks are on the winners' tab Beer

Happy New Year!

Thank you to DVAted for the chance to serve as a judge on this contest. I want all contestants to know that I did not take my job lightly here and I spent a long time looking over every shot over and over. As a judge, I looked for theme, overall aesthetic value, and story-telling ability. There were only three winners, but so many more shots that were contenders.

Ormr set the standard for entries from his very first post and no one was able to top him. It was an impressive move and an impressive shot. I loved all three from him.

AdvancedTerror's Batman pic looked cool, but only stood out to me after I considered all three of the criteria I mentioned above. Any picture would be hard-pressed to capture the ICE theme better.

Juzkin's Metro2033 picture made me glad it was not a picture from Fallout. Otherwise, I may have not faired so well in that contest :p Truly, this was a great picture. Even though the caption is a slight eyesore to those of us spoiled by "~ tm", the image overall is striking.
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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:53 am

Joy Dance Woah awesome thanks guys! Congrats to the 1st and 2nd places!

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:27 pm

Holy Moly That was great Metro screen shot, by far my favorite! Congratulations to all that participated and the three winners! Funny words coming from dragbody too, hilarious to read. ^-^

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PostSubject: Re: [VGU Screenshot Contest] WINNERS ANNOUNCED [Winter Edition]   Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:25 am

Topic will be unpinned and locked in T-minus 24 hours and 35 minutes.
If you have any other comments, please leave them now Smile

Again, congratulations to the winners, their screenshots have been posted in the gallery and on our VGU page. Banners (for the forum and achievements) are coming soon.
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