October by Selena Alexandre

Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2014 Photo Contest

For Immediate Release
Saturday, 29 November 2014

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2014 Photo Contest

NeoVictoria 2014 Photo Contest
Contest runs the entire month of December.

Calling all SecondLife Photographers!

We had such fun doing photo contests in previous years, we’re doing it again this December! The contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2015 calendar.

Dates: 1 December to 31 December 2014

Location: NeoVictoria Estate in Second Life

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/12/176/703

Prizes:

  • 1st Place – L$5000
  • 2nd Place – L$3000
  • 3rd Place – L$2000
  • 4rd Place – L$1000
  • 5th Place through 12thPlace – L$250 each
Romance by  ioli zepp
ioli zepp’s “Romance” won our 2011 contest

The main criteria are the image is related to our storyworld and must be captured on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2014 Photo Contest discussion in our Koin-Up group.

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. In-world voting will be from 9 January through 16 January 2015 and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM. Winners will be announced on 20 January at a special party in the SkyClub.

Gloria Silverstone’s “Big Top” won first prize in the 2012 contest.

About the Project

About The NeoVictoria Project: NeoVictoria is a unique dark roleplay platform that brings creative people together in a supportive and collaborative environment.  Built with a Steampunk aesthetic, the goal of The NeoVictoria Project is to create a virtuous circle where roleplay becomes filmed story.  Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.

About the Roleplay: In NeoVictoria, we do free-form dark roleplay.  Free-form means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions.  Dark roleplay means that characters often act in aggressive, predatory, criminal and/or plain uncomfortable ways.  We use a simple dice-based wearable HUD called the Jade Kreations Role Play Tool Suite; avatars must wear this to see roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in the out-of-character skymall.

Players do not have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we ask newcomers take a tour of the Visitor Center in NeoVictoria SIM to learn about the storyworld before joining in the roleplay.

[Observer tags are also available for players who want to visit the land level, but not roleplay.]

About Our Storyworld:  in the Neo’Verse, the Sidhe (fae) never faded, but worked with … some would say ruled over …their human charges until the Sidhe Empire spanned the known universe.  So many races exist: faeries, demons and clockwerk constructs (powered by gears and magic), humans, vampires, werebeasts and celestials.  All held against the ravages of time by magic, intrigue and human ingenuity.

Planet NeoVictoria (where our characters play) is a small planet, nestled in the VICO III galaxy, its citizenry cling to the land and sky, for its vast oceans are home to forces that do not heed the crown. But some are loyal to the Sidhe queen who sits on her throne billions of light-years away. Alexandrina Victoria Tuatha Dé Danann, Queen of Earth, Empress of the Void: one tap of her tiny foot on the Stone of Scone sets the worlds to shake. It’s 2130 and Pax Britannica has held sway for more than three thousand years.

Art for NeoVictoria 2014 Photo Contest

Small 2014 Photo Contest Poster
2014 Photo Contest Poster, 200×200
2014 Photo Contest Large
2014 Photo Contest Poster, 512×512

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