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FilterCam Contest - Over L$40,000 Up For Grabs!

MechanizedLife announces a new Flickr contest with over L$40,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded.

The FilterCam HUD, created for all Second Life photographers and machinimists, both amateur and professional, virtually eliminates the need for post-processing by allowing the user to create artistic and dynamic SL(tm) photographs through a simple to use, menu-driven HUD.  One of the most notable features of the FilterCam is the ability to personalize in-world snapshots by using the included texture masks or by creating and uploading your own.

This contest gives Second Life’s artists an opportunity to create unique texture masks, suitable for use with the MechanizedLife FilterCam HUD, and upload them to the FilterCam Xchange Flickr group .  Masks will be judged by Flickr users based on the number of times each Mask is marked as a favorite.

Individual entries may also be selected to be included in a future FilterCam HUD update, will proper credit given to the mask designer.

Entries will be accepted beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2009 and will be closed as of Midnight on Saturday, May 30, 2009.  Voting will also begin on May 30, 2009 and will continue until Midnight on Saturday, June 6, 2009.  Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm SLT.  See Below for Prizes, Rules, Dates and Instructions:


  • 1st Prize - L$10,000 plus a MechanizedLife product bundle
  • 2nd Prize - L$5,000 plus a MechanizedLife product bundle
  • 3rd Prize - L$2,500 plus a MechanizedLife product bundle
  • All participants will receive a L$1000 MechanizedLife Gift Certificate

Contest Period

  • Submissions may be uploaded to the Flickr group beginning at Midnight SLT on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.  Voting will begin on this date.
  • The group will be closed to submissions cheapest eyeglasses online on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:59pm SLT.
  • Voting will remain open until Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 11:59 pm SLT.
  • Winners will be announced and prizes distributed at an Award Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 1:00pm SLT.

Official Rules

  • Every filter must have some alpha transparency. Completely opaque masks do not work well with FilterCam.
  • Every filter posted in the contest group must be released under a free content license to be freely redistributed full permissions.
  • Each entry must be tagged with FilterCam Contest and FilterCamXchange.
  • We reserve the right to bundle any of the submitted masks into FilterCam for future distribution (credit will be given to the mask designer).
  • Participants must allow access to all submitted filters through Flickr and keep the submitted filters in the group, for public accessibility.
  • Each filter must be the original work of the submitter and not derived from stock artwork.
  • All international trademarks and copyrights must be respected, as well as all Flickr guidelines.
  • Winners will be chosen based upon the number of times each filter is marked as a favorite.
  • Participants may submit more than one filter mask to the group.

Submission Instructions

  • Upload your transparency masks on your Flickr account in .PNG format
  • They must be in 1024 x 1024 format
  • Submit them to the FilterCam Masks Flickr group
  • Examples of photography using your contest submission may be submitted to the open FilterCam Flickr Group.  You may provide a link to this photograph from your contest submission.

Downloading and using the masks with FilterCam

  • Click on “Download the Original size” to get the .PNG
  • Upload image to Second Life
  • Follow FilterCam instructions for adding the new mask to your existing FilterCam
Showcase your creativity and innovation. Submit your entries.
Encourage your friends to vote for your submission by marking it as a favorite.
Win amazing cash and prizes!
Good Luck!

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