WHAT ARE THE CONTESTS? HOW TO I ENTER?

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WHAT ARE THE CONTESTS? HOW TO I ENTER?

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The Battletech Universe is immense. No longer just a video game, over 60 novels have been written and as many sourcebooks, technical readouts, field manuals, rulebooks, and more have been published. The board game is just as popular as the electronic games as well. One of the best reasons so many love the game is the variability of what you can do, and what you can do it with. There are myraids of Mechs, and each Mech can have many variants of itself, each with unique weaponry, armor levels, and more. Battletech Design is a popular interest among fans. The Miniatures used in the board game have also become an area of interest for fans. Custom minis, painted to match faction or unit specifications, or simply that of its owner's personal taste, have emerged. The immense historical universe of Battletech is of great interest to many. It adds enormous depth to those who play the game(s) or are involved in other ways with Battletech. The fans themselves have taken this to a new level: they write their own fiction stories and create their own characters that all can seamlessly integrate with the existing Battletech Universe. This adds an entirely new dimension to the Battletech Universe never before seen.

It is these areas that we have utilized, and created contests out of them.

We now host Battletech Design, Miniatures, Fan Art and Fiction contests! These contests are designed to encourage our members to participate in the forum and in Battletech itself. Many talented designers, painters and writers are out there, and we want to make them known. Our contests allow any member of Battletech Universe to submit their Battletech custom design, miniature, fan artwork, or fiction story. These items will be voted upon by the members themselves or by a panel of judges, depending on the contest. For those who win, we have given them an added bonus, aside from the obvious one that they are prasied for their level of artistic ability. We will award prizes to the winners as well, in the form of C-Bills, Gift Certificates, or Battletech products.

The contests are a great way for active participation in the forums, as well as a way to help promote Battletech to more people. We hope you will participate as well!

Miniatures Contest
The Battletech Miniatures contest is held usually once a quarter. Registered members can submit one or more of their painted miniatures per contest (depending on the rules for that month). The contest begins with the submission period: members have several weeks to email pictures of their submitted miniature. Members must provide pictures, their registered membername, and a description of what they have done to their miniature.

The 2nd phase of the contest is the voting stage. Once the submission period is over, the submitted miniatures will be presented in the form of a forum poll. All registered members will be able to view the poll and vote once for their favorite miniature.After the vote, the winners will be announced. Winners of the contest are placed in either 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and depending on the contest rules. If you have further questions about the miniatures contest, feel free to contact the Chief of Design at designs@battletechuniverse.org

FanFiction Contest
The Fan Fiction contest encourages members to help contribute to the growing area of Battletech fanfiction. Held seasonally, the Fiction Director will create different parameters for the entrants to write a fictional story about. The stories usually will need to relate closely with Battletech, yet contain the unique feeling of the individual writer. Creativity is encouraged while maintainint a close enough tie to maintain a "Battletech feel" to the story. If you have further questions about the fanfiction contest, feel free to contact the Fiction Director at fiction@battletechuniverse.org

Fan Art Contest
The Fan Art Contest is set up to help encourage the artistic creativity of the members of Battletech Universe. The contest parameters may vary, and is determined by the Fiction Director. It may be to draw a 'Mech based on the design of the most recent custom design contest winner. There may also be other parameters that determine what and how to draw. The contest encourages the individual creativity of the artist while sharpening their skills by creating a limited set of parameters to adapt to and work within. If you have further questions about the fan art contest, feel free to contact the Fiction Director at fiction@battletechuniverse.org

MegaMek Tournaments
For more information on MegaMek Tournaments held on BTU, please see the following link: http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpgup ... php?t=9069

Custom Design Contest
Each quarter we will have a different requirement for what kind of a design we are looking for. We will specify general parameters and conditions for you and you have to design your Mech or other unite within the specified conditions. You have enough freedom to be creative, but at the same time, we keep it tight so as to accurately judge how well you can adapt and create a successful custom design.

The Design Contest winners are determined by a panel of voluntary judges who judge the designs based on the parameters and conditions set aside for it. The Judges determine the winners. Judges are selected by the Chief of Design and the Forum Administrator. We encourage previous Design Contest winners to volunteer. Judges receive a bonus of 300,000 C-Bills for their participation. If you have further questions about the custom design contest, feel free to contact the Chief of Design at designs@battletechuniverse.org

If you have any additional questions about the contests feel free to post them.
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