The Great Billboard Propaganda Contest!

By CCP Falcon

Are you tired of seeing the same old Pax Amarria advertisement on every billboard in the Amarr Empire? Sick of the constant sight of those who’re on New Eden’s most wanted list? Are you done with hearing about the latest flavor of Quafe?

Now is your chance to help enact change and your chance to see your corporation, alliance, coalition or just the general cause you fight for be displayed for the whole cluster to see on the billboards that line the trade routes, highways and backwater travel routes of New Eden.

With the March release we replaced every advertising billboard in New Eden with a new, more configurable version to which we can now send all manner of video content in order to enrich the immersion of New Eden and bring the universe to life.

So why not see what you guys can come up with and have a competition for billboard commercials?

Rules and regulations!

There are very few rules for this contest, but here’s what you need to know:

  • Our usual Contests Policy applies. (Legal stuff is required, sorry!)
  • Submissions can be on any subject, so long as its EVE related and teen rated.
  • Real life video and photographs may not be used.
  • All visuals need to be from within the EVE Universe.
  • Copyrighted material may not be used.

Suggested topics are:

  • Player service advertisements.
  • Corp / Alliance / Coalition advertisements.
  • Corp / Alliance / Coalition propaganda.
  • Factional loyalty propaganda.
  • In character advertisements.

There’s also some technical details that need to be adhered to for your submission to be accepted:

  • .webm format
  • 1024x576 resolution @ 30fps
  • Maximum length is 15 secs
  • Maximum filesize is 3mb
  • No sound (Billboards don’t do sound, because there is none in space.
  • Don’t add any holographic effects as seen on current billboard ads – We take care of this.

 

So, how do you enter?

It’s pretty simple!

The competition runs from now, until 23:59:59 on Monday, April 4th.

You’ll need to put together your video with the guidelines above in mind, and send it as an attachment to billboards@ccpgames.com.

  • Your character name
  • Your corporation name (and Alliance name if applicable)
  • Your full real name
  • Your age
  • Your full mailing address — street, city, state, zip, country (this is for prize mailing purposes ONLY).
  • A contact phone number (This is required for the shipping of prizes via DHL).

 

Prizes, you say?

Here’s a list of what you can win. Please bear in mind that all the SKINs offered as prizes will be chosen by the winner.

1st place prize package:

  • 12x PLEX
  • Signed EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition
  • Signed EVE: The Art Of New Eden Hardcover
  • A selection of five SKINs from the New Eden Store (two frigate, two cruiser, one battleship)

2nd place prize package:

  • 6x PLEX
  • Signed EVE: The Art Of New Eden Hardcover
  • A selection of three SKINs from the New Eden Store (one frigate, one cruiser, one battlecruiser)

3rd place prize package:

  • 3x PLEX
  • Signed EVE: Into The Second Decade Hardcover
  • A selection of two SKINs from the New Eden Store (one frigate, one cruiser)

In addition to this, there will be a fourth prize package, for best “In character” submission. The prize package for this is:

  • 6x PLEX
  • Signed Limited Edition EVE: Source
  • A selection of three SKINs from the New Eden Store (one frigate, one cruiser, one battleship)

 

The winning videos, along with some honorable mentions, will also be displayed on in game billboards soon after the close of the contest, so be sure to start editing fast, and get your submissions in as soon as you can!

If you’d like to discuss this competition, or ask questions about submissions, requirements, or use of content, please use this thread.

We’re looking forward to seeing what our ever creative community comes up with!