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    Have you woken up from your winter slumber yet, dear player? The days in the Northern Hemisphere at least are slowly getting longer and with the increase in light, it is time to be creative. If you have received some artistic equipment like paints or a new set of colouring pencils over the holidays, now would be a great opportunity to play with them and share your talent with us all!


    The theme: Winter


    This is an Art Contest, so entries will be judged on the following: clear presence of the theme, creativity and originality. Players are more than welcome to write up their own witty descriptions or captions for their images, but please note that any such text will NOT be judged to determine our winners.


    In addition to the in-game-rewards, the three winners will receive a tiny (and quite lonely looking) Myst Case (WIP as seen below).



    These mini-sized Myst Cases measure 2 cm or 0.8" at their tallest (and sadly cannot be opened).

    Originally designed as zipper pullers but as their geometry may make them prone to damage, I recommend a gentler form of handling or hanging them somewhere where they are less likely to get scratched/chipped.




    1. All forms of visual art are allowed.
    2. While humor is allowed, we want pieces with effort put into them so please refrain from submitting low quality entries.
    3. Any forms of troll entries and entries including memes will be disqualified.
    4. There is no size restriction, but we ask that contestants try to keep sizing within reason.**
    5. If your image is significantly large in size, please put it in spoiler tags.
    6. Artistic nudity is allowed, pornography is not.
    7. If your piece contains nudity please add a NSFW tag to your post and put your piece in spoiler tags.
    8. We ask all artists to either sign or place a water mark on their art.
    9. No plagiarism is allowed, if we find someone submitting plagiarized artwork they will be disqualified.
    10. Please include your in-game character name with your submission post.
    11. Contest will run from Tuesday, January 30th until Tuesday, February 20th February 27th.
    12. Players have 4 weeks to submit their entries.
    13. You can change your entry at anytime within the contest time limit.
    14. Entries submitted after February 27th will not be counted.
    15. The winners will be announced on March 5th March 6th at 12:00 server time (@time).
    16. Players who are afraid to submit their artwork publicly may send it to me privately and we will display it as anonymous.
    17. All entries will be displayed on the NovaRO Twitter, and can be used as promotional material by NovaRO(with appropriate credit given).
    18. (Optional) If you wish to include your deviant art, or online portfolio links with your submission we will include the links when we share the entries on our social media mediums.





    1st Place:


    2nd Place:

    • 250 Gold Coins
    • 5,000 Cash Points
    • 1 Mini Myst Case


    3rd Place:

    • 150 Gold Coins
    • 2,500 Cash Points
    • 1 Mini Myst Case


    Participation Reward (Reward for everyone who enters):

    • 50 Gold Coins

      Anyone who is disqualified from the contest for any reason forfeits their right to participation rewards and CANNOT re-enter.


    **There is no size limitation, but if you want a chance to have your artwork immortalized as a "Loading Screen" here on NovaRO, your image must be 1280 x 960 (or able to be scaled to that size and not ruin image quality).

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    18 hours ago, Lu7ky said:

    Love these contests, and what they turn out but alas I cannot art well enough to enter :(.

    I believe everyone can art well enough to enter so you are more than welcome take part if you change your mind! Remember that you can also submit your entry via PM if you would like to keep your identity secret. ^^

    10 hours ago, RadenWA said:

    Those Myst Cases would make very good Phone Charms ;)

    I'll try to make this possible by shipping them with both a lobster clasp and a dust plug -- I'm still a little concerned about their durability but I did want them to be kind of multi-purpose.

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