Win your own Second Life photo studio with Kultivate Magazine

Win the Maven Homes Camden Studio in the Kultivate Home Away From Home photo contest
Win the Maven Homes Camden Studio in the Kultivate Home Away From Home photo contest

Kultivate Magazine is offering a prize package with a total value of L$4990, with L$3000 in three cash prizes, in a Home Away From Home photo contest, run in partnership with Maven Homes, who are supplying their Camden Photo Studio as a part of the first prize!

The contest is open now through until August 20th.  To be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do:

  • Teleport to Maven Homes
  • Take a photo of yourself either inside or outside one of their homes. The goal is to show that you are “home away from home.”
  • The photo can be an indoor or outdoor shot, and must visibly show you and the home.
Maven Homes
Maven Homes

On offer are three prizes:

  • 1st place: L$1,500 plus the Camden Photo Studio from Maven Homes, and a free ad in Kultivate  Magazine
  • 2nd place: L$1,000 plus your photo printed on the Kultivate website
  • 3rd place: L$500 plus your photo printed on the Kultivate website.

Note that the closing date is Saturday, August 20th, 2016.

About the Camden

The Camden Studio by Maven Homes is a modern, 2-room design with a 31m x 30m footprint and a Land Impact of 96. It will fit in parcels of 1024 sq metres or larger, is 100% mesh (with materials), and is suitable for a studio or gallery space. Extras include:

  • Shutters open and close to darken studio
  • Light rig with working lights
  • Lockable doors
  • Is supplied Copy / Modify (No Transfer).
The Maven Homes Camden interiors (inset) - click for full size
The Maven Homes Camden Studio interiors (inset) – click for full size

Rules and Guidelines

Please also refer to the competition entry guidelines on the Kultivate website.

  • One submission per entrant
  • The goal is to take a photo show you are “home away from home” at Maven Homes. Your photo can be an indoor or outdoor shot, but must visibly show you and the home.
  • Entries must be posted on the Kultivate Flickr Contest group Only one entry per user, to be posted no later than 23:59 on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. Flickr timestamps will be used to determine time of submission
  • All submissions must be labelled “Home Away From Home Photo Challenge” followed by your SL name (do not use Display Names) and must include the sim / house SLurl in the description
  • All submissions should be new and original, but can be submitted to other groups
  • Nudity and adult themes are not permitted as the sim is G rated
  • Editing within external software is permitted prior to submission
  • Please do not contact Maven Homes in regards to this contest, please direct all questions to Johannes1977 Resident.

All entries will be judged using the following criteria: creativity, originality, technique, interpretation of the theme, adherence to the submission and guideline rules (again, please refer to the link above to confirm the guidelines).

Good luck to all who enter!

SL project updates 16 / 32 (1): server, viewer

The Rains of Castamere; Seek; Inara Pey, August 2016, on Flickr The Rains of Castamereblog post

Server Deployment

On Tuesday, August 9th, the Main (SLS) channel received the server maintenance package deployed to the three RC’s in week #31, and which was itself an update to the RC deployment of July 27th due to BUG-37573.

There were no RC deployment on Wednesday, August 10th.

SL Viewer

It had been anticipated that the Maintenance RC viewer might be promoted as the de facto release viewer this week. Instead, a new version of the RC arrived on Monday, August 8th – version

The rest of the available official viewers remain as:

  • Current Release version: (dated May 23rd), promoted July 5th – formerly the Inventory Message RC viewer
  • RC viewers:
    • VLC Media Plugin RC viewer, version, dated July 28th – replaces the QuickTime media plugin for the Windows version of the viewer with one based on LibVLC
    • Visual Outfits Browser RC viewer, version, dated August 1st – ability to preview images of outfits in the Appearance floater.
  • Project viewers:
    • Project Bento (avatar skeleton extensions), version, dated July 14th – incorporation of final skeleton and slider updates from the test viewer
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version dated May 8th, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.