From: Peter Schwanemann <seattle-waldschrat@gm...> - 2008-08-08 14:51:38
First Widelands Map Contest
The Widelands development team are pleased to announce their first map
contest. Entries are invited from all Widelands players. Use your
creativity in designing original new maps, and compete for the grand
prize! We hope this contest will result in many new maps for the
official Widelands distribution. Even if your entry doesn't win a prize,
if its good enough, it's likely we'll include it in our next official
release. To make sure this is possible, all submissions must be licensed
under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
From now until 31st August 2008 submissions will be accepted in two
categories: non-scenario maps, and single player scenario maps.
When all the submissions are in, a jury will choose up to ten finalists
in each category. The community will then vote to decide the final
winners. We hope to provide some modest prizes for the top ranked
entries; so far we have two Widelands t-shirts for the winners. If you'd
like to help us by contributing a prize, please contact Nasenbaer.
For more information about this contest, please see
RULES AND REGULATIONS
a. Entry into the Widelands map contest is free, and available to
members of the general public, without prejudice regarding age,
ethnicity, nationality or gender or any other factor.
b. The Widelands map contest runs from 07th August 2008 to 21st
September 2008 inclusive.
c. Submissions will be accepted between 07th August 2008 and 31st August
2008 [at TIME]. No submissions will be accepted outside of these times.
d. There is no separate registration for this contest. To submit an
entry, all that is required is an account on Widelands.org.
e. There is no limit to the number of submissions that may be made by
any given participant, nor any restriction upon which categories those
submissions may be in.
COPYRIGHT AND ORIGINS
a. All submissions MUST be original work for this contest, and must not
have previously appeared in any distribution, commercial or
non-commercial, of any kind for any game, including, but not limited to,
Settlers 2. Any submission in violation of this rule will lead to ALL
submissions by that author being disqualified, without exception.
b. You may NOT submit maps for which you do not hold sole copyright. If
submitting on behalf of a team, the team combined must have sole
copyright of all original materials submitted. Any submission in
violation of this rule will lead to ALL submissions by that author being
disqualified, without exception.
c. All submissions must be explicitly licensed under the GNU General
Public License version 2. Any submission not properly licensed will be
a. Submissions will be accepted in two categories:
(i) Single player scenario maps
(ii) Non-scenario maps (for either single or multiplayer).
b. Non-scenario map submissions must be created with Widelands build 12
or later. Any submission created with an earlier version of Widelands
will be disqualified.
c. Single player scenario map submissions must be created with a build
of Widelands from SVN as of revision 3246 or newer.
OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT
a. The Widelands development team reserve the right to exclude any
submission as unsuitable for this contest on any grounds.
b. Any illegal content submitted to this competition is the sole
responsibility of the submitter; the Widelands development team neither
accept any responsibility for such content, nor indemnify the submitter
against any legal proceedings resulting from it.
a. Between 31st August 2008 and 6th September 2008 an internal jury will
select up to ten maps as finalists from each category.
b. The provisional members of the jury are [list of members]. This list
is subject to change without notice.
c. Between 7th September 2008 to 21th September 2008 the Widelands
community will vote for their favourite maps in each category.
d. After 21th September 2008 the authors of the winning submissions will
be notified and prizes distributed.
e. Voting is for individual maps, not for participants. Scores and votes
for a participant's submissions will not be aggregated.
f. Voting and judging in each category is independent