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Pod and Planet Contest Results!

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CCP Eterne
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2013-01-03 18:30:09 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Eterne
Hello everyone! The Pod and Planets Fiction Contest has come and gone and I just want to say once again how amazing the whole experience has been. I was basically on my first week of the job when Telegram Sam contacted me about some CCP support for the contest and it has exceeded all our wildest expectations. We had 101 entrants, 66 in the 8000 Suns in New Eden category and 35 in the Day in the Life category.

It was a pleasure to read the stories and there were some hard choices to make. Even after all three of the judges had their scores in, there were numerous ties to break. But, in the end, we have come up with our winners.

8000 Suns in New Eden
Grand Prize
EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX670 graphics card + 12 months of PLEX + 4 billion ISK
Hunted” by Ormond Lycurgus

1st Prize
A year-long subscription to EON + 3 billion ISK
The Attrition Iniative” by Kazicht Cixit

2nd Prize
2 billion ISK
Anvil of the Nameless” by Thes Redav
Immortality Beckons” bx xCUSx

3rd Prize
1 billion ISK
For Absent Friends” by Dys Novus
Memories” by Idgarad
Rumor Zero” by Nomistrav

A Day in the Life
1st Prize
A year-long subscription to EON + 2 billion ISK
Escalation” by Rhavas

2nd Prize
1 billion ISK
Ill Gained Goods” by Sugar Kyle
DireNecessity Teaches Class” by DireNecessity

3rd Prize
500 million ISK
Contested Treasures” by Vipieris
A Game of Fedo” by Kyle Yanowski

Honorable Mentions
250 million ISK
The Sun and the Void” by Ghost Brother
Corruption” by Da'iel Zehn
Young Todo's Look” by Horatius Caul
Override Transfer Array” by Serra Shaadow

Grand and 1st Place winners can expect to be contacted shortly regarding their prizes. All others should expect to receive their prizes in the near future.

We would like to extend our thanks again to Telegram Sam for organizing and running this competition, EOH Tom and the entire EVE Online Hold'em team for providing ISK and PLEX prizes, SomerBlink for providing ISK prizes, MMM Publishing for providing EON subscriptions, and Nvidia for providing the grand prize graphics card.

Thanks to all the competitors who entered! A full list of entries can be found here:

EVE Online/DUST 514 Community Representative ※ EVE Illuminati ※ Fiction Adept

@CCP_Eterne ※ @EVE_LiveEvents

Sugar Kyle
Middle Ground
#2 - 2013-01-03 18:44:04 UTC
Congrats to everyone! There was a lot of work and beautiful witting put into this. I've enjoyed everyone's time, sweat, and written words tremendously!

Thank you for making and judging this as well. Its been an awesome example of Eve's depth and CCP's interest in its game and players.

Member of CSM9 and CSM10.

Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#3 - 2013-01-03 18:50:57 UTC
Congrats to all the winners. I look forward to reading all those I haven't had a chance to yet.
Max Chee
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-01-03 18:58:43 UTC
I was hoping that my story would at least be in the note worthy section guess not... Oh well
Kazicht Cixit
Life. Universe. Everything.
Clockwork Pineapple
#5 - 2013-01-03 19:08:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Kazicht Cixit
Oops oh gosh Oops

and congratulations to everyone else who placed and everyone who didn't because you deserve love too

Isn't it ironic?

HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#6 - 2013-01-03 19:09:49 UTC
Congrats Kaz...pipped me to the post lol.

Seriously though thanks for 2nd Judges, proper happy with that =)
CCP Falcon
#7 - 2013-01-03 19:23:38 UTC
The vast majority of these were a pleasure to read.

This is some seriously awesome work by everyone who participated. You've all done yourselves proud.


CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

Happy Birthday To FAWLTY7! <3

Somerset Mahm
Cognitive Distortion
#8 - 2013-01-03 19:43:11 UTC
Some seriously awesome work there. Thanks to everyone that took the time to write an entry!

SOMER Blink Microlotteries that finish in minutes! Running for over 2 years :)

Arrs Grazznic
Poena Executive Solutions
#9 - 2013-01-03 20:04:23 UTC
Congratulations to all the winners -- thanks for sharing your time and talent with us all.
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2013-01-03 20:41:49 UTC
Congratulations dudes! I mostly approve of this list, there's some good stories getting some well-earned kudos. I haven't read them all, but certainly 'Anvil of the Nameless' and 'Hunted' were great pieces.

Despite not placing, I'd love to get a few more eyeballs on my own story - you can read it here.

...shameless, aren't I? :)

Countdown for the next contest starts.... NOW!
EOH Saint
Eve Online Hold'Em
#11 - 2013-01-03 20:41:50 UTC  |  Edited by: EOH Saint
Great job everyone. Thanks for all the effort.

EOH Saint

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Note: the 10b isk and 12 PLEX from EOH have been paid directly to the winners.
kraiklyn Asatru
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2013-01-03 20:54:12 UTC
Congrats to the winners!
E.A.D Alliance
#13 - 2013-01-03 20:56:28 UTC
Grats to the winners. Big smile

I would be interested in having the opinion of the judges on each story.
To see what are the strong points and shortcomings of each story.
Just so it could help us improve for the next contest.
CCP Eterne
C C P Alliance
#14 - 2013-01-03 20:57:54 UTC
I'll probably regret this, but anyone who wants a brief critique (and I do mean something like two-three sentences at most) of their story can EVE Mail me and ask.

EVE Online/DUST 514 Community Representative ※ EVE Illuminati ※ Fiction Adept

@CCP_Eterne ※ @EVE_LiveEvents

Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#15 - 2013-01-03 20:58:46 UTC
It was a lot of fun.
Kazicht Cixit
Life. Universe. Everything.
Clockwork Pineapple
#16 - 2013-01-03 21:25:15 UTC
CCP Eterne wrote:
I'll probably regret this, but anyone who wants a brief critique (and I do mean something like two-three sentences at most) of their story can EVE Mail me and ask.

"The official CCP corporation. Please note that CCP employees can not be reached via ingame EVEmail."

there's some skullduggery going on here...

Isn't it ironic?

Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#17 - 2013-01-03 21:42:05 UTC
Thanks to Telegram Sam for conceiving and arranging a great contest with an unbelievable turnout. Thanks to CCP Eterne and CCP Falcon for what must have been an amazing amount of reading and difficult judging, and to all the sponsors for some truly awesome prizes.

I'm looking forward to my EON subscription and ISKies!

Congratulations to the community for such an outpouring of writing and to all the winners ... I'm looking forward to reading all the winning stories!

Author of Interstellar Privateer Shattered Planets, Wormholes and Game Commentary

Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2013-01-03 21:53:36 UTC
Congratulations to all the winners! Great stories that faced some fearsome high quality competitors indeed.
And if your story didn't win one of the few prizes-- congratulations as well! As Eterne and Falcon said, there were many, many good entries. The quality of entries was high and there was more good stuff than we had prizes for.

If you want feedback on your story, you can EVE mail me as well. And at some point I'll post something about trends I noticed among the entries (themes, favored protagonists, favored villains, etc.)

Well done all!
Da'iel Zehn
Evil Frosty's Premium Liqours and Fine Wines
#19 - 2013-01-04 00:57:13 UTC
I'd like to thank Telegram Sam, CCP Eterne, and CCP Falcon for putting this fiction contest together, all the hard work, and time involved reading. I am sure the judging was difficult with so many great entries. I've really enjoyed the reading as well.

I'd like to thank all the sponsors for the really great prizes.

I'd like to thank the community for such a great turn out. The participation was fantastic! I'm so happy to be part of this community with all the wonderful and talented people I've flown and interacted with over the years. All of you, ladies and gentlemen, really make being part of EvE worth it.

Congratulations to all the winners!



Van Diemen's Demise
Northern Coalition.
#20 - 2013-01-04 03:37:32 UTC
I'd like to read some of them later.
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