I am happy to announce that we will be running a photo contest here. The premise is quite simple: take cool photos, submit them, maybe win a prize. The Details There are a few core rules: The photo must contain content related to R/C Warship Combat. Ships can be any of the major scales from any of the formats. Steampunk, AoS, IRCWCC, Treaty, BigGun, Queens Own, etc. The photo must be from this year RCWC staff and their families cannot enter as RCWC Staff will be doing part of the judging. You must be the original owner of the photo or otherwise possess permission from the photographer to enter the photo and assign its rights of reproduction&publication. (Basically whoever took it needs to say it is okay for you to submit it and for us to publish/re-use it) Categories There will be two primary categories: Ships in Combat - these are photos of ships during a combat event. Beauty & Cool shots - Is your ship dressed for a parade? Might be a good time to take some pictures. Did you catch a really cool photo of your ship breaching a wave or launching a salvo of BBs? That might be cool. Submitting We will accept submissions starting the end of April (stay tuned for details on where and how to submit your photos) through July 12 November 1. That gives you some time to attend some events and get some photos (or bring your friend, or wife, or kids, whoever to take photos) and includes the week of IRCWCC Nats for good measure almost everything. Update The entry forms are ready and available. In the General forum list you will find a subcategory for Challenges. Link: https://rcwarshipcombat.com/categories/challenges.615/ That subcategory contains two subforums which are populated by your entries. There is a big orange 'Enter Challenge' button where 'Post New Thread' usually exists. Direct links to application forms: For Combat Photos: https://rcwarshipcombat.com/forms/2015-combat-photography-challenge.1/respond For Beauty/Cool Photos: https://rcwarshipcombat.com/forms/2015-beauty-cool-photography-challenge.2/respond For sanity's sake please limit the number of submissions to 3 per category per person. Your entries cannot be viewed by other members until the judging begins. Judging Judging will be done by a combination of the community and the RCWC Staff. Following submissions we will open up the gallery of submissions to the active membership of RCWC to vote for the favorites for a week. Those votes will then be compiled and added to the judges' scores. Each category will have a winner declared, and in addition the judges will select their favorite non-winning photo as a Judge's Choice winner. Prizes Prizes are still a little fluid but will in all probability be laser-cut kits from Mark Jenks and possibly 3d-printed topside items to go with them. Exactly which kits are yet to be determined, but his stuff is all very cool. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to use the space below or send us a PM. Please share this with your battling friends. You will need to be a member here to enter, but membership is free. Edit 4/8/2015: Updated Submission Deadline to July 12 to allow more time post-Nats Edit 4/30/2015: Added links to entry submission forms Edit 7/7/2015: Updated Extended deadline.