Photo Contest for 2013 Calendar

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NeoVictoria Photo Contest for 2013 Calendar

Time: 5 December to 31 December 2012
Location: NeoVictoria Estate in Second Life
Organized By: Asil Ares

The Prizes:
~ 1st Place - L$5000
~ 2nd Place - L$3000
~ 3rd Place - L$2000
~ 4rd Place - L$1000
~ 5th Place through 12thPlace – L$250 each

Event Description

We had such fun doing a photo contest last year, we've decided to make this an annual event!  Like last year, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria for a 2013 calendar. The only criteria are:

1. Image is related to our storyworld in some way; it's fine to use avatar characters and props or to only shoot landscapes. If you're unfamiliar with the Neo'verse, please visit our public website at or read the Steampunk Travelogue on NeoVictoria at:

2. Using photo-enhancing software like Photoshop or GIMP is fine, please don't add any words or borders to the image.

3. The shot must be captured on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life and have been taken during the contest period.

To take part in the competition you need to:

~ Visit the NeoVictoria estate in Second Life between 5 December and 31 December 2012 to take your images; here’s the SLUrl: .

~ Join the "The NeoVictoria Project" group on Koinup ( Koinup is a free social network based on user-generated content, with a focus on virtual worlds.

~ Add your images to our Kionup pool, limit of two per avatar. Here's the direct link:

Include the following:

1) Your Second Life avatar name.

2) The SIM name where the photo was taken (NeoVictoria or Machinima).

2) The month of the year you think suits the photo best, for example: “Asil Ares presents the Cathedral bell tower in NeoVictoria SIM for January”.


Depending on the volume of pictures received, the first round of judging will be by the NeoVictoria community via the Internet.  We’ll present the top 15 images in-world for a final vote to determine the twelve winners. The in-world vote will be open to all Second Life avatars whose players are 18+ in real life. In-world voting will be from 5 January through 9 January and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub.  Winners will be announced on 18 January at a special party in the NeoLondon SkyClub, time TBA.

The Prizes:

~ 1st Place - L$5000
~ 2nd Place - L$3000
~ 3rd Place - L$2000
~ 4rd Place - L$1000
~ 5th Place through 12thPlace – L$250 each

In addition to the prize money, winners will be featured on the NeoVictoria website ( and in the calendar.

IMPORTANT: While the NeoVictoria estate is identified as an adult SIM to comply with Linden Lab's ToS, we are not a sex-SIM. Any unseemly images will be removed from the contest without warning as deemed appropriate by the judges or the Kionup admins.

View Asil's home Asil | 9 year(s) ago

Sent an annoucement out about the contest on our inworld announcer list and RP group!

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago
I blogged your contest   :-)

good luck,

View ChantalHarvey's home ChantalHarvey | 8 year(s) ago

Thanks Chantal for the great blog post!  [Really appreciate it.]

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

The submission period for the contest is officially over now.  We'll be doing the first round of voting on the NeoVictoria website.  The top 15 images will be shown in-world for the final vote beginning 9 January.  Look to this discussion for the official annoucements.

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

Had to adjust the dates for the voting and move the party a week, here are the new dates:

2013 Photo Contest Internet Vote
January 2, 2013 to January 6, 2013 - NeoVictoria Community Website

2013 Photo Contest In-World Vote
January 9, 2013 to January 16, 2013 – The SkyMall in Machinima

2013 Photo Contest Awards Party
January 18, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm – The NeoVictoria SkyClub

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

The in-world voting has begun!  Visit Machinima SIM and take the teleporter to the PHOTO STUDIO location. Voting closes Wednesday, 16 January.

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

Here are the finalists (in order, by month):

Chic Aeon Measuring our lives [JANUARY]

Myomy Resident Living Doll [JANUARY]

Xiuhcohtl Balazic Undead Victorians [FEBRUARY]

Lani Ashland neovictoria [UNSPECIFIED]

Gloria Silverstone big top [MAY]

Ameliablackrose Resident The Artist [MAY]

Xiuhcohtl Balazic Supernatural Conflict [JUNE]

Jackson Redstar New Moon [JUNE]

Divine Ashby NeoVictoria [AUGUST]

Chic Aeon The Shadows of September [SEPTEMBER]

Selena Alexandre September [SEPTEMBER]

Charles Hera NeoVictoria [OCTOBER]

BretRedford Resident October Skies [OCTOBER]

Myomy Resident Yours Eternally [DECEMBER]

Gloria Silverstone Christmas Dinner [DECEMBER]

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

We had a fun party in the NeoVictoria skyclub on Friday night.  Bit of a bumpy ride, as the SIM was crashed twice by the misfortune of being on a server which held another SIM being griefed, so apologies of you tried to join us and found the region off-line.

I'll be posting the winners list to this thread on Tuesday and contacting the winners in-world.  However, if you want to see the stats visit the NeoVictoria skyclub: all the finalists photos are displayed around the main dance floor with their placement in hover-text.

Here are some photos from the event:

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

And the winners are!

Gloria Silverstone's Big Top won first prize with 19 in-world votes
Gloria Silverstone's Christmas Dinner won second prize with 18 in-world votes
BretRedford Resident's October Skies won third prize with 17 in-world votes
Lani Ashland's Neovictoria took fourth prize with 16 in-world votes
Jackson Redstar's New Moon took fifth place with 10 in-world votes
Xiuhcohtl Balazic's Undead Victorians took sixth place with 09 in-world votes
Charles Hera's NeoVictoria took seventh place with 09 in-world votes
Chic Aeon's Measuring Our Lives took eigth place with 8 in-world votes
Xiuhcohtl Balazic's Supernatural Conflict took ninth place with 7 in-world votes
Divine Ashby's NeoVictoria took tenth place with 7 in-world votes
Myomy Resident's Yours Eternally took eleventh place with 5 in-world votes
Ameliablackrose Resident's The Artist took twefth place with 5 in-world votes

Asil will be IMing the winners in-world to organize the prize payments.  Congratulations to everyone for the excellent work done.

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

All prizes have been delivered.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  If you're a winner and want a copy of the calendar, please IM Asil Ares in-world. 

View Asil's home Asil | 8 year(s) ago

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