The Fire Festival is drawing close and in order to celebrate it, the Imperial Trading Company is holding a costume contest for all members of any Aetherius Trade Alliance guild (including Aetherius Art), the Fair Trade Society and Alith Legion. Put on your best clothes, make an awe-inspiring screenshot, fitting one of the following topics and win heaps of gold from our 3M (and growing) prize pool!
- Military Power [outfitting/freestyle]
- Magic Ritual [outfitting/freestyle]
- Fun with Fires [freestyle]
- Burn them all [outfitting]
The first two categories comes in two modes "Outfitting Station" and "Freestyle" and the last two are split up, since the outfitting station won't really allow for much fires or fun. Each of these categories has its own separate prize pool, allowing people who do not have many motifs to participate and win as well. You can turn in up to three screenshots for each of these categories and modes, but only your best rated image in each category will win, meaning you can win up to 6 prizes. Even if you don't win a main prize, you will still receive a small consolation prize just for participating!
The primary focus for your entries should be the costume itself, but for the freestyle categories it is also important to choose a fitting environment to tell us a story through your image.
In order to participate, just upload your screenshots to your favorite hosting service and fill out the Google form linked below. The contest closes on Sunday, May 20th 23:59 UTC and all entries will be collected into a gallery on our site and rated over the following week by our judges. Each judge will select their personal top 5 for each category, were their first place will receive five points and the 5th place one point. The overall sum for between all judges will result in the final ranking.
The winners will be announced on Sunday, May 27th around 15:00 UTC. Only players who are members of their specified guild at the end of the contest are eligible to win!
Judges and prizes will be announced towards the end of the contest.
If you want to donate gold towards the prize pool, please send a mail with the subject "costume contest" to @sirinsidiator ingame! A list of donors can be found in this forum thread.