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#1 Jon

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 03:40 PM

May 2009 Theme: "Wildcard (No theme - anything goes)"


We are now accepting FSX shots as well as FS2004 shots.  Be sure to check out the size restrictions and other rules.  The Contest Host, as always, will be the final judge of what qualifies.  Let's see how FSX stacks up against the many addons available for FS2004!

Don't forget - submissions must not have already been posted elsewhere on FlightSimWorld.com or the Internet.  This is simply because it's impossible to prove that you created a shot when it is readily available at other sites.  Also, please remember to upload your shot to FlightSimWorld.com's server - this is to prevent shots from disappearing down the road when we run our Annual Contest, which is a competition between the 12 monthly winning shots.

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This is a brainstorming thread to see what kind of theme ideas everyone can come up with for future contests.  The really good ones will be pooled together in this post (I will keep it updated as good ones come in), and the winner of each contest will get to choose the next contest's theme from this pool!  Let's see what we can come up with!

Theme Pool:
  • Wildcard (No theme - anything goes)
  • Commercial Jets
  • Time of Day (winner chooses the time of day or night)
  • Middle of Nowhere (the last place you would want to run out of gas)
  • Old Man Winter (snow must appear in shot, either falling or on the ground)
  • City Flying (large city in shot)
  • Breathtaking Scenery (your best "ohh-ahh" shot)
  • Lightning (must appear in the shot)
  • Architecture of the World (famous buildings in shot, nothing too obscure!)
  • Propeller-driven Aircraft (Any aircraft that is powered by Props)
  • Business Jets
  • Takeoff and Landing (your shot must show either a takeoff or a landing!)
  • Sunrise / Sunset
  • The Moon (moon has to appear in shot)
  • Pilot's View (virtual cockpit)
  • General Aviation
  • Stunts / Aerobatics
  • Wing View (looking out over a wing)
  • Nature's Fury (anything related to bad weather)
  • Bridges (a bridge must appear in your shot)
  • Water (water must appear in your shot)
  • Strange Places (unusual locations, odd terrain, be creative!)
  • My Hometown (everybody visits the previous winner's hometown with the airport in full view for a shot)
  • A Spotter's Point of View (Shots you would normally see in real world photography)
    Themes Used in 2008:
  • January 2008 - (no contest)
  • February 2008 - Nature's Fury
  • March 2008 - Wildcard (no theme)
  • April 2008 - Wildcard (no theme)
  • May 2008 - Freeware Aircraft Only
  • June 2008 -  Airbus Only
  • July 2008 - Boeing 757
  • Aug 2008 - (no contest)
  • Sept 2008 - Warbirds
  • Oct 2008 - (no contest)
  • Nov 2008 - Midnight
  • Dec 2008 - Helicopters

    Themes Used in 2009:
  • January 2009 - (No Contest)
  • February 2009 - Wing View (looking out over a wing)
  • March 2009 - Something Creative (anything goes but it must possess a creative angle)
  • April 2009 - Pilot's View (virtual cockpit)
  • May 2009 - Wildcard (No theme - anything goes)
  • June 2009 - (No Contest)
  • July 2009 - (No Contest)
  • Aug 2009 - (No Contest)
  • Sept 2009 - ????
  • Oct 2009 -
  • Nov 2009 -
  • Dec 2009 -

Edited by TND4NOS, 14 September 2009 - 10:09 PM.


#2 Olympic Airways

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:11 PM

How about Helicopters.

#3 dolbinau

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:12 PM

awesome Idea about choosing!

How about

1. Heli's

2. Sony/Wintery days

3. Scenery/Terrain (no planes :D)

3. Jets only

4. Space Theme (Space related aircraft/scenery)

5. Emergency/Problem

6. Maybe A Country theme (i.e A Shot in a particular place/country in which the entrant may try and work something up creative to be able to tell which country etc..?)

7. Freeware Month (freeware aircraft only)

8. Buisness Jets only

9. General Aviation only

10. A Particular Brand only, (i.e Boeing, Airbus, Fairchild, MD, Tupolev, Piper, Cessna etc.. etc..)

Thats all I can think of :o

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:12 PM

-Low Cost Carriers of the World
-Jets only
-Military aircraft only
-scenery shots only
-dusk shots only
-dawn shots only
-certain makes and models of aircraft only ie. boeing 737 or airbus a319

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:15 PM

tikiman06, on Oct 31 2004, 07:12 AM, said:

-Low Cost Carriers of the World
-Jets only
-Military aircraft only
-scenery shots only
-dusk shots only
-dawn shots only
-certain makes and models of aircraft only ie. boeing 737 or airbus a319
:D we posted at the same time; I beat you with a couple though :o

I like the Low Cost carriers one.

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:16 PM

Historical Planes (not necessarly default)
Landing or Takeoff shots
Everyone uses the same plane (I recommend the Mooney Bravo :D )

Edited by Timsher, 30 October 2004 - 04:22 PM.


#7 Berky

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:19 PM

I think the emergency/problem one is a bad idea... this is NON edited, so it won't look to good... just a whole bunch of people crashing POSKY 747's... :D

and i just plain don't like the space idea... :o the others are good.

#8 Tom.D

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:25 PM

1-Jets

2-Certain type (727, 737..)(im not too sure about that one)

3-Boeing(prabably not a good idea)

4-Airbus(probably not a good idea)

5-Sunset

6-Dawn

7-Landing

8-Takeoff

9-Snow

10-Helis

11-Single Engine

12-Double Engine

13-Tri engines

14- 4 engines

15-6 engines

16-Unreleased(A380, 7E7)

17-Retired planes

Thats mine.

#9 Evan321

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 06:32 PM

1. Specific cities
2. Gliders
3. Stunts

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 09:27 PM

dolbinau, on Oct 30 2004, 05:12 PM, said:

2. Sony/Wintery days
Sony Days are always fun! :o :D

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:51 AM

1. Virtual Cockpits
2. Turbo Props
3. Home Towns (shot from your hometown)
4. Landmarks
5. Capitols
6. Creative Angles
7. Flightsim Bugs (would be a fun one)
8. War Birds
9. Commerical Jets
10. Commercial Props
11. Private Jets
12. Gliders
13. Aerobatics

I could go on and on.

#12 UltimatePilotAce

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:25 AM

1.Interior Shots
ex. Winows, Cabins, Cockpits, Etc
2 Manufacturer
ex. Boeing, Lockheed, Airbus, etc.
The rest are basically taken

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 04:13 AM

yer
Aircraft,
Airlines... wateva just not props again THEY SUCK :D

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 05:08 AM

Excellent idea the -Theme Contest-  :o  :D

It's very Important not to get to specific !

I would suggest to allow as much 'artistic freedom' as possibel. How? Well, don't ask for a green Cessna 152 above the north pole...  :o

Themes like

'Nature'
'Sky'
'Clouds'
'Water'
'Winter'
'Default Aircraft'
'Night'
'Speed'
'The good old times'

will all be a great inspiration for a beautiful screen shot and allow a wide variety of ideas !

:o

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 01:48 PM

I want a fighter jet one soon :D

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 02:36 PM

Mango, on Nov 1 2004, 11:08 AM, said:

Excellent idea the -Theme Contest-  :o  :D

It's very Important not to get to specific !

I would suggest to allow as much 'artistic freedom' as possibel. How? Well, don't ask for a green Cessna 152 above the north pole...  :o

Themes like

'Nature'
'Sky'
'Clouds'
'Water'
'Winter'
'Default Aircraft'
'Night'
'Speed'
'The good old times'

will all be a great inspiration for a beautiful screen shot and allow a wide variety of ideas !

:o
Excellent idea!
Also, if everyone had the same plane that too would be good - a challenge!

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:12 PM

norwegian_hawk, on Nov 1 2004, 02:36 PM, said:

Mango, on Nov 1 2004, 11:08 AM, said:

Excellent idea the -Theme Contest-  :o  :D

It's very Important not to get to specific !

I would suggest to allow as much 'artistic freedom' as possibel. How? Well, don't ask for a green Cessna 152 above the north pole...  :o

Themes like

'Nature'
'Sky'
'Clouds'
'Water'
'Winter'
'Default Aircraft'
'Night'
'Speed'
'The good old times'

will all be a great inspiration for a beautiful screen shot and allow a wide variety of ideas !

B)
Excellent idea!
Also, if everyone had the same plane that too would be good - a challenge!
I think that would be restricting it too much. Maybe: Cessna's only.

That would give us more freedom while still mantaining a challenge :o

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:16 PM

What about:

"Legendary Aircrafts"

For example the 744, Md-11, Dc3, 707, 727, etc...

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:29 PM

Wing_Warrior1, on Nov 1 2004, 06:16 PM, said:

What about:

"Legendary Aircrafts"

For example the 744, Md-11, Dc3, 707, 727, etc...
GOOD IDEA!!! :D

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 08:07 PM

A military theme might be nice. :D