Ah, those sometimes hated, and occasionally much awaited sunny days on the northern hemisphere (sorry, southern hemisphere folks)! When it's not storming, or indeed raining, or excessively cloud...ing (if that's a word in this context), there are those days you can finally unwrap your blankie outside without an inherent risk of frostbite. Through this action of rolling out a piece of fabric, table cloth -- or a makeshift bed sheet -- you can set your very own claim on a previously unoccupied one meter of earth that you then can use for various activities. For example, you could indulge in a romantic three-course meal with your special someone... or just read a book while a gentle breeze caresses your flowing locks... Or just lie there cooking like a continental crab. Or maybe you'd like to pick a peaceful place under a tree in order to best preserve your vampiric complexion throughout the year. We no judge. Picnics (and the baskets containing them) are marvelous, and in whatever manner that you may enjoy them -- together or alone -- offer you a good opportunity to get some fresh air.
Contest Theme: Picnic
This is a Ragnarok Online Art Contest, so entries will be judged by the staff team on the following: clear presence of the theme, creativity and originality. You are more than welcome to write up descriptions of your work or captions for your images but no text will be judged to determine our winners.
Like previously, there is no submission cap for this contest. This means that you if you really like drawing and want to submit lots of pictures, you can! We're also continuing with GM challenges an idea from our dear friends at TalonRO. For us, this means you can earn more Event Tickets per GM challenge you complete if your submission includes them. Both are purely optional and there for your enjoyment.
As always, both traditional as well as digital creations are welcome so take out your favourite supplies of choice and indulge yourself in a creative moment or two! All artists will receive a small participation reward for sharing their art with the community.
- There is no limit on the number of illustrations. You can submit as many as you wish but please group them under the same (one) post.
- There is no size restriction. But, if you want to preserve the possibility that your artwork will be featured as a "Login Screen" or "Loading Screen", your image should be 1280 x 960 or higher and scalable to this size.
- Include your in-game character name in your submission post. If you omit your name, we will not be able to send you your rewards!
- Please only submit serious entries. Humor is welcome and we encourage artists from all skill levels to take part, but troll and meme entries will be disqualified.
Artistic nudity is allowed, pornography is not. If your piece contains nudity please add a NSFW tag to your post and put your piece in spoiler tags.
- No plagiarism is allowed. If we find someone submitting plagiarized artwork they will be disqualified.
- If you wish to submit your entry anonymously, you can do so via this link. Write "Art Contest" as the message title.
- You can change, swap out or edit your entry anytime within the time limit. We encourage all artists to either sign or place a water mark on their art.
- This contest will run from May 15th until June 5th. The run-time is 3 weeks.
- When you submit your art, you agree that your entry can be used as promotional material by NovaRO (with appropriate credit given).
- Anyone who is disqualified from the contest for any reason forfeits their right to participation rewards and cannot re-enter.
- We reserve the rights to adjust and clarify the rules of this contest if we deem necessary.
How to submit:
Once you have finished your artwork and ready to submit it, start by writing a new message in this thread and attach your image.
You can do this by first clicking "Drag files here to attach or choose files...", then click on the image you have attached to embed it into the post. Do not copy-paste it, as this will degrade its resolution. Even better, if you can host your image somewhere, and provide us with an additional link in your post.
- If your image is significantly large in size, please put it in spoiler tags.
Remember to include your in-game name and the GM challenges you did (if any).
This is so we can send you the in-game rewards via RODEX and to help with their distribution.
You can alter your entry at any point during this contest runtime by editing your original post.
If you wanted to submit a different image, or add your signature, feel free to do so. If possible, please avoid from marking your art with our logo preemptively so that it may remain uniform across all potential loading screens.
- Costume: Beret Of Artist OR Costume: Paintbrush Of Artist*
- 10,000 Nova Points
- 3 Blooming Spring Packs
- 350 Event Tickets
- Added as a Discord Banner
- Added as a Loading Screen
- 5,000 Nova Points
- 2 Blooming Spring Packs
- 250 Event Tickets
- Added as a Loading Screen
- 2,500 Nova Points
- 1 Blooming Spring Pack
- 150 Event Tickets
- Added as a Loading Screen
(Reward for everyone who enters, including the winners. This reward is given once and does not increase with the number of entries.)
- 10 Event Tickets
Additional GM Challenges:
(More GM challenges may become available with time. Each challenge can be claimed once.)
- [GM] Nova: Have something brewing coffee for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Arbor: [insert joke about tree] for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Mavka: Draw a blue dessert for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Aimer: Include your favorite GMs for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Millefey: Add a board game for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Panic: Include a gibbon eating a sammich for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Hector: Don't forget a giant slice of pizza for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Alcor: Add a book with a title that inspires adventure for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Scout: Include a Baphomet jr. eating pastries for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Zarok: Draw a baguette with chocolate inside for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Nyx: Include a sleepy character for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Nobu: Have a fox (Ninetail) stealing pastries for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Chise: Illustrate my motto: "cheese is love" for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Chasm: Include a Cherry Blossom Tree for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Mikaboshi: Add a Teddy Bear eating a cupcake or just being cute for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Mochi: Include someone doing the Korean heart symbol for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Pixie: Draw a cute green butterfly for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Mitsu: Incorporate sunflowers or a honeycomb for 5 Event Tickets
- [GM] Carmin: Include Hanafuda cards for 5 Event Tickets
[GM] Scope: Draw a Cleaning Robot (17.2 Roomba) for 5 Event Tickets
As always, we wish everyone good luck and hope you have fun. Don't stay in the sun for too long at once!
If you have additional questions or enquiries about this event, you are welcome to post them directly into this thread.
* Both of these items are account-bound. If the winner has already obtained both of these headgears, this prize will go to the runner-up.