Lab launches 2015 Halloween Photo contest with L$19K prize pool

secondlifeLinden Lab has entered further into the Halloween mood with a new photo contest, offering a total prize pool of L$19,000.

The competition, launched on Thursday, October 15th, runs through until 17:00 SLT on Thursday, November 12th and challenges residents to take a snapshot of their avatar in a suitable Halloween theme in Second Life.

Competition entries should be posted to the competition page in the Second Life forums, where they will be displayed together, and open to popular vote by other Second Life residents.

The blog post announcing the competition reads in part:

In Second Life, every day is an opportunity to dress up, but come Halloween time, Residents step it up and take it to a whole new level of fun and creativity. If this is your first Halloween in Second Life – or even if it’s your 12th – you are in for something incredible!

All over the grid, regions decorate, put together trick-or-treat style hunts, blast some chilling tunes for your move your avatar bones to, and generally run amok in the undeniable excitement of Halloween. We couldn’t be left out of the spooky shenanigans, so there’s a few official events you won’t want to miss out on.

Entries are limited to one per avatar account and must conform to the Second Life General maturity rating, as defined by the Lab’s Maturity Ratings guidelines. In addition, images must be submitted in a valid .jpg, .jpeg or .gif format(s) no larger than 20Mb and cannot have been submitted previously to any other promotion of any kind, or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.

The prize pool is made up of the following individual prizes:

  • L$ 10,000 Grand Prize (estimated value at US$40.00)
  • L$ 5,000 First Prize –(estimated value at US$20.00)
  • L$ 3,000 Second Prize (estimated value at $12.00)
  • L$1,000 Third Prize (estimated value at $4.00).

The winners of the competition will be contacted no later that 17:00 SLT on Sunday, December 6th, 2015.

Please refer to the competition rules page for further guidelines / requirements.