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Starships are the shield, sword and signature for the pilots of EVE. They are created both to tear down entire empires and to gather and transport the resources needed to build anew. What new machine will you bring to the warfront? Will yours be a craft of elegance and beauty? Will the mere presence of it prove more intimidating than any arsenal a pilot could load into its bays? Design a starship and enter it into the EVE Online Create A Starship Contest for a chance to have your dream ship become a reality. The 1st Place winner will have their ship added to the premiere space MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), EVE Online where countless pilots will build and fly the winners' creation.

Show us your real concept art skills and get judged by the EVE Online creative team! Examples of how an entry should look are here (image) and here (video). Entrants will need to provide their entry from all six orthogonal views in order to qualify for further consideration as a potential winning entry.

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Official Rules
Each of the 15
semi-finalists will receive
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  • $900
  • Apple iPad (16 GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Tablet (large)
  • Nvidia GeForce 480 GTX
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 16,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of your choice*
  • One year Premium Membership
    to deviantART
  • $750
  • Apple iPad (16 GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Tablet (large)
  • 12,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of your choice*
  • One year Premium Membership
    to deviantART
  • $500
  • Apple iPad (16 GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Tablet (medium)
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of your choice*
  • One year Premium Membership
    to deviantART
*depending on availability
Everyone who submits an eligible entry will receive
a special gift from EVE Online!

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Lorgy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
From what i can see, your entries should be valid for a code so its strange you havent recived any. And the chance of people trolling after all this waiting is almost 100% lol.
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah..mhm...well maybe they need more time to look through all entries...I mean there are more than 3800 pictures...they'll need their time...in the rules it says : The winners will be annunced on or about the 20th so I think it'll be more the "or about" than the 20th...aww...to see one of my ships as a semi-finalist today would be the perfect gift for my birthday :D
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so who is 1st and 2nd? come on guys check your emails for money trnasiction
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but i don't get it i mean if there ain't sensitive data of my actual address and so on how would they know where to send it...
for more email it at msn adress
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
a link to your ship?
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's the point : It must be a really bad joke if he's one of the winners - he has some ship designs [link] but they are nothing compared to what I've seen in the gallery. (most of his entries don't even show the six views)...Just wait till they release the "real" winners not those "e-mail fake-winner" - but maybe I'm wrong...
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
thank you :) i've seen his design and i think you are rigth
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah...I think there are more troll posts coming...so just relax, sit back take a cup of milk and some cookies...and press F5 to refresh your inbox at deviantart every hour :D I think they'll announce the winners soon...or maybe they need more time...in the rules it says that the winners will be announced on or about the 20th...I think it'll be more the "about" :D
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
hour? my conception of time it's locked to seconds from yesterday not that i stand a chance [link] simply I'm too damned curious XD and with great designs like yours seeing an origami on the third place would be a very lame joke
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
did you see the semi-finalists? There are very lame jokes.
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
well I've seen them

in the beginning i wasn't even sure that it was true
but hey DA is made of peoples the last reliable life form XD

i would have chosen other ships but dude i would have trashed 9 out of ten of the official ships in EVE look close at theme there are so many "citations" that simply you cant end counting them XD

so maybe I'm not in the position of criticize them

simply i would have liked to be warned from them and not from one of us and also i would like a row of explanation on why my ship is ineligible

I've bleeded out my eyes to learn how to half use k3d and studying tridimensional war tactics and gone so far to leave a blind point for balance... so well i think i deserve 30 seconds of their time

i'm less disappointed from their choice than from their so called organization

and please forgive this big runt in my bad bad english and if you have time help me to understand whats wrong in this [link] all that i desire is to know where i broke the rules -__-
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh im almost wet in my panties..i mean i can smell it ..i don't know if it was thy price or thy possibility to see the so called "Ship" came to life and navigate inside and around those servers...hum i really don't know which one is thy most substantive prise!
yamy :meditation: :library: lets cool down Together :silentkitty:
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ham i wrong or i get a email with accredit of 516,31€, so i'm supposed to think that I'm 3rd ;p :silentkitty: :love:
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pogothemunty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
516 euros is closer to 750 dollars than 500
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
muh you know maybe you're right... :meditation:
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man are you sure ? :love:
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man are you sure?
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I just got an email sayin I'm a semi-finalist...it's from @deviantart.com email address...donno if this is real or a scam... if this is a scam I'm gonna be depressed for a week!!!
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Swwils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
why when you just copied a homeworld design.
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I would ask you which design in particular from Homeworld I copied...but reading your comment I think it was a mistake to post this information about the e-mail in the first place. Do not make the mistake of thinking that right now I'm in a state of extreme happiness or that I'm posting here just to gloat or w/e.I never expected to qualify and I'm still very much enclined to believe that the e-mail is fake. I was actually hoping that someone else received a similar email and that they would be able to confirm or not the things I mentioned.
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
to Nym182 it's possible (and easy) to send a mail with a fake address but you should be able to track it back with it's ip and if it's an half done work it could be seen also in the header put no thrust in an uncertified Email
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Eh, I'm not gonna worry about it anymore, I only joined the contest for the fun, fake or not, my work is done. I'm just sry if I agitated ppl for nothing... it was sort of a surprise for me so yeah. I'm pretty sure anyone would have reacted similarly. Till all the results are posted good luck to all of you.
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
dude you have all off my sympathy i would hope it was an info leak from the stuff because your design is awesome i never played homeworld so i don't know if it was inspired and in what measure by it

if it's a joke it's a really bad joke mainly on you then on us ton inspire false hope is one of the most despicable things one che do to another on the other hand i'm confident that your design could be one of the 15 :D
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Mootly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Actually, the tools used tend to influence the design of the product, and within certain parameters there are only so many variations to work with. So it is not entirely unlikely that a ship you made could look like other that others have made.

In fact, many of the ships looked like a retrospective of the Concept Ships blog. Some of them are because there are commonalities in what people find appealing in such designs, others are clearly fan art, but most are harder to tell. I've found a Ferengi ship in the collection, but can't say for certain if that was the inspiration of that artist, or it was just a coincidence of a forward swept wing shape (which is why there were many that looked like Klingon birds of prey too).

On the other hand, some of the Minmatar ships already in the game look so obviously Star Wars inspired it isn't even funny. So who's to say.
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Swwils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
progenitor dreadnought.

[link]


[link]

Coincidently known as the "gatekeeper"
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Wow, you're right, I can really see the similarities there.... Good thing I named my ship differently...oh wait.... fail! Here are a few links for ya, maybe you'll get it, I donno, they kinda did the job for me:


Ref1. [link]

Ref2. [link]

Ref3. [link]

Ref4. [link]

Ref5. [link]

Ref6. [link]

Ref7. [link]

Want me to keep going? or should I start explaining how perpective defines our lives and how 2 points of view can be true and false at the same time?
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Swwils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
I mean holy shit dude, even an original colour scheme would have done it.
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Swwils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Let alone having the "core" exactly the same.
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Mootly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Ermmm, the only real similarity I see between that and Nym's two main designs is that they are all longer than they are wide or tall.

That is like saying it is a copy because it has its engines at the back of the ship.
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I only have one design for the contest.....
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Swwils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
GG anyway on semi finalist ! :P
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Swwils Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Play the game, when the gatekeeper goes into its 2nd stage its almost copy-paste, redraw.
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bogdancovaciu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Dap domnule ... chiar e o nava super. Merita toata consideratia!
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Mersic frumos de tot! :)
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ikarus-tm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
multi designeri de nave prin tzara =p
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
hehehehe , in vreme de criza toti cautam sa ne construim nave sa ne caram naibii d aici :))))))))
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TalentlessBoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
If it`s real than good luck, you`ve got a great entry.
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Well I checked the email addresses and the usernames in the email and they appear in the core staff list on deviant art... so I donno... I used to work as a tech support agent for AOL mail and I used to deal with a lot of fake eamils so this one kinda threw me off... donno what to think of it. I mean I'm thinking that you can only have a smthimsmthin@deviantart.com email address if you are actually part of the staff right?
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TalentlessBoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
i don`t know if it`s real or not, we don`t know until we don`t see the final list of the 15 semi-finalists. I wouldn`t get my hopes up until that.

Actually, i got like 2 invitations to Wow: Cataclysm Beta(never played wow and never paricipated to beta) from "Blizzard" from a blizzard email address with a link which took me a battle.net like site.
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bogdancovaciu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Actually you can get emails from a php script that has nothing to do with a real mail address ... but we should not be paranoid after all. Also, there should be a list with people that are in semifinal so all to be transparent ... I really like your entry, so possible the email to not be fake ...
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Well it does say that the list will only be public after the selected 15 are validated. and in this email they ask for something that has my name and birth date on it to confirm that I'm at least 13.
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bogdancovaciu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Than is THE REAL MAIL :D
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Mootly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Well, you would certainly have me vote ... if I had a vote. Your Gatekeeper both looked great and would fit the game well.
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thank you very much, I apreciate it!
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REPLHKA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
still no results? anyway good luck to all participants ...may the best ship win and fly in eve forever!
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balang-araw Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
where are the winners?
when will it be announce?
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jarond Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
can't wait! so many unknowns!

are the entries with 3d models instead of line drawings accepted?

Is the 7th optional rendered (painted) view really optional will they pick based on the design or how pretty the 7th optional view is!

Will I get in the top 15?
[link]

most likely I won't :P but I can't wait to find out what 15 do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
deviantART muro drawingComment Drawing
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Mootly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Actually, would be a real nice Minmatar-Gallente hybrid given the design. Though I think the content is largely D'Art driven, so eye candy will probably take primacy over fitness to game. After all, they only need to deliver one playable ship to CCP.

Still, good luck. Maybe I'll turn out to be wrong on that.
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Mourkaii Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I agree with many of the other comments here. I can't WAIT to see the top 15, and then top 3, and what designs will win. There is just such incredible talent on display it's difficult (even after days of browsing the entries) to pick my top-15 and top-3....not sure how the DA staff will do it, but I wish them luck!!
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JezabelPheonix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
So many great entries, I hope I have a chance. Here's mine: [link]

The DA team must be having a heck of a time deciding as well. You usually see their judging results within a week.

I'd be ecstatic to even win third place, lol. Mainly because I cant afford an Intuous or ipad and I so wanna experience drawing on them! I've heard the Intuos is a million times better than the Bamboo and ipad would be a whole new experience. Having the year DA membership would be awesome too! Heck, being unemployed except for my volunteer comics job like half of America it seems right now, the money would be a blessing. I'm not getting my hopes up though, especially since I haven't even been a finalist in any of these contests yet either and I am realistic enough to know that me winning the grand prize is a pipe dream, but I can still hope!

What's real sad is the number of beautiful entries that didn't follow the rules and will be disqualified. Though it does increase the odds for people like myself, I hate seeing something so good basically wasted because someone didn't do what was required even though they brought it on themselves.
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