For Immediate Release Thursday, 15 October 2020
The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2020 Photo Contest
Calling all SecondLife Photographers!
This year, we are hosting a photo contest to celebrate the project’s ten years in Second Life! The contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay.
Dates: 15 October to 15 November 2020
Location: The NeoVictoria Estate in Second Life (that’s NeoVictoria and Machinima SIMs).
- 1st Place – L$5000
- 2nd Place – L$4000
- 3rd Place – L$2000
- 4rd Place through 12thPlace – L$1000 per winner
The main criteria are the image is related to our storyworld and must be captured during the contest period on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.
To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2020 Photo Contest discussion in our Flickr 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 4 December to 15 December and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM.
Winners will be announced in late December at a special party in the NeoLondon SkyClub, date and time to be determined based on the schedules of the winners.
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.
Art for NeoVictoria 2020 Photo Contest
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 NeoVictoria Roleplay Tool (NRT); 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 slender foot on the Stone of Scone sets the worlds to shake. It’s 2133 and Pax Britannica has held sway for more than three thousand years.