For the Record: “Design A Tank” contest for EU/US server
Source: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.p...izes-and-gold/ Hello everyone! Community contributor Edfrancis001 is hosting a competition for prizes! Here’s the rundown. Please note that despite the competition being organized by a community contributor, this competition does have Wargaming backing, as you can read further down. Greetings tankers, I am pleased to announce the start of our Design a Tank competition. Thought August until the first week of September you will have the opportunity to develop and design the next generation combat vehicle, with a chance to win a Prize for the best machine/s selected by our judges. The prize will be any premium tank from either the Wargaming on-line gift shop or its gold equivalent of the vehicle chosen by you (in non-action prices) awardable to either yourself or a person of your choosing. The machine must fit the criteria listed below and must adhere to the competitions rules. I have arranged for several Judges to be part of this and have sourced the best in their field to assist you and comment on the nominated machines. If picked for the finals your designs will be judged by the following 1) Bovington tank museum: The staff and volunteers of this prestigious museum have some of the greatest collected knowledge in the field of AFV’s and Tank history, any winner should be proud that their vehicle was picked from amongst the best by this museum. 2) Major T Mouat from Britain’s own defence academy: the Major serves on the Directing Staff responsible for Simulation and Modelling, one of his many responsibilities’ involves teaching and training Officers at this first class academy covering the art of designing future combat vehicles, he has been involved at the forefront of British research for many years. 3) Our very own tame Tanker and Military historian Richard “The Challenger” Cutland will also be teaming up with his transatlantic counterpart The_Cheiftain as our third set of judges, both have long and proud careers serving their counties in armoured vehicles, these chaps have first-hand experience of what a real tank driver looks for and wants in his vehicle. To help assist the judges select the best nominations we have several community contributor’s including Listy and Clanmcwood among them, for those that have not had the opportunity to read the many articles written by the chaps, they have a broad and in-depth knowledge on tanks and tank restoration and any advice or criticism they offer will help you achieve the grade needed for nomination. The Brief The vehicle we are looking for is the next generation Tank. The ideal design will have good balance of Mobility, Firepower and Protection, able to protect itself against most modern forms of attack and using proven technology; locate and eliminate any perceived threat, both hard and soft, found on the battlefield or urban combat zone, whilst being kept within a competitive price. Essential criteria the judges will be checking for are Usability, Mobility, Weaponry and Survivability whilst keeping the weight to a level that allows rapid deployment. consideration should be given to the role of the modern tank, the environments and the situations it may be find itself engaged in. The vehicle may be based on your own countries armoured doctrine, or you can design something that breaks away from conventional thinking. Finally bare in mind cost! try to be realistic about how much this tank would cost to design and make (and what would entice others nations to buy it). At about week three, we will start to nominate vehicles that will enter the final stage, this is your chance for last minute changes and tweaks before the best three will go before the judges, who will pick ONE top winner, with 5000 and 4000 gold as well as bonus codes being offered for second and third places. We look forwards to seeing your designs and may the best man win. Roll out! Rules The design should consist of one image and design that should ideally show the vehicle from multiple angles, this may be supported by any volume of relative text (the clearer and more concise the better) images can be hand drawn or computer generated and no bias will be show to either but the clearer the better. Don’t forget to use the spoiler tool to keep thing tidy and neat. No form of Plagiarism (that’s stealing other folks work from the internet) will be allowed, you may freely research and utilise what’s out there but text and images must be yours, anything that is found to have been directly copied will be disqualified. If you feel you don’t want to share the design until the end stage please PM me your image (in its final form!) and we will keep your idea away from prying eyes until the finals. Any tech or idea must be based on real time technological devices, no futuristic or fantasy devices will be counted (for those that wanted mega lasers and photon beams etc) anything that is in dispute can be checked and if you can validate it to the finest detail it may be included Entries can be edited or altered as the competition progresses and new ideas come to light, but please refrain from copying to much of others work or it could count as stealing ideas – see above. No nasty snide remarks or sulking, judges and community support team have the final say, please respect other and their entries. Prizes do change from time to time in the gift shop so bare that in mind All normal forum rules apply as standard. Finally this completion is open to EU and US members, sadly we don’t have the ability to handle the vast RU server yet, and as such can only count entries from these servers, in the event of a joint design from either a clan or EU-US collaboration the award if chosen will go the player who submits the design unless specifically mentioned or stated otherwise in your text.