It’s that time again!
With the Drifter Crisis again taking center stage, the Arataka Research Consortium again calls for New Eden’s creative minds to rally to the cause. It’s easy in a cluster so torn by strife between Empire and Republic, Federation and State, nullsec blocs, gankers, pirates, and all the rest, that there exist seemingly inhuman enemies that wish us all ill.
In this moment of focus, however, let’s create lasting messages that show our determination, that remind us why we fight the Drifter menace, and will motivate others to join the cause!
ARC is offering 3500 PLEX for first place, 1500 PLEX for second place, 1000 PLEX for third, and 500 PLEX for each honorable mention. A 2000 PLEX prize will also be provided for best entry involving the Triglavian Collective or the Abyss! Unless, of course, this entry takes first place, in which case the 2000 will default to the next-highest place. Judging will be done after competition closes at the end of 15th June, and announced shortly thereafter.
Wondering about potential topics? Perhaps the insidious presence of scout Lancers disassembling Jove Observatories for parts, the Drifter’s use of Unidentified Wormholes to transit from their hives to New Eden at will, the assassination of Empress Jamyl I, the mysterious Nexus anomaly and spooky Drifter research, the attacks on Sisters of EVE assets or Empire fleets, or even the most recent attacks on Society of Conscious Thought shipyards, or… anything else you can think of that relates to the Drifters and Sleepers, really! And if you want to do something spooky involving the Triglavian Collective, well, we certainly won’t stop you.
Need any suggestions for slogans?
“Fight for you home! Fight for New Eden!”
“We Remember Safizon!”
“New Eden will not yield to Tyrants!”
“The Collective resists! Will you?”
- Yes, you may submit multiple images! In fact, a well-designed, well-executed set of images can be quite smashing. However, be forewarned that sets will be judged as a single entry, and multiple independent entries may be marked down if they are not of high quality.
- Please use a lossless format such as .PNG or a similar format.
- Please use an A series aspect ratio, whether landscape or portrait, for ease of printing. If you aim for a print-quality DPI at A3 size, then that’ll give us the flexiblity to print smaller versions if need be. Yes, these may end up being printed.
- The competition is to motivate people to fight the Drifters. Please keep this in mind, whatever theme you go with!
- Competition ends 23:59:59 UTC 15th June, which is to say the end of the day, 15th June, by server time.
Prizes as of the beginning of this competition are 3,500 PLEX for first place, 1,500 PLEX for second place, 1,000 PLEX for third place, and 500 PLEX each for honorable mentions. A bonus prize of 2,000 PLEX goes to best entry involving the Triglavian Collective, unless this entry takes first place. These prizes may go up. If so, we’ll let you know.
As we receive questions, we will probably update this post with clarifications.