Hello! Some of us (Danvari, CyclO, me and other great people) thought about making a KZ mapping competition, so here it is! There is going to be a prize pool, mainly from donations from the community. We already have donors to start the pool off with a considerable amount. Donating: If you want to support the mappers and the competition itself, you can donate to the prize pool here: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/87ePTRhNlf First place will get 60% of the prize, second will get 25% and third 15%. Themes: At the moment there are 6 starting themes picked by the judges: Ruins Neon Underwater Rats (rat sized players) Alien architecture Nature The community (you!) can suggest more themes to be voted on in the replies to this thread. Every suggestion will be put in a google form and be voted on by everyone from 26 August 8pm GMT to 29 August 8pm GMT. The theme with the most votes wins. Remember, the theme isn't forced and doesn't have to affect kz, but it will be voted positively by the judges if its well applied at the end of the competition. Duration: The competition lasts 3 months from the moment the theme is announced (29 August 8pm GMT) to 29 November 8pm GMT. Map submissions must be submitted by then, otherwise they won't be counted. Each judge gets one vote each, the community gets two votes. Voting: The judges that take part in this event are: GameChaos CyclO Danvari Ballistic Bacon nykaN geryuganshoop persona There are 5 categories ordered from most to least important: Gameplay: How well the map plays, no perf skips, weird difficulty spikes etc. Design: How intuitive the map is, does the player get lost often, is the map overwhelming, etc. Visuals: How nice the map looks and how alive the environment feels. Polish: Optimization, attention to detail, fixing visual inconsistencies. Theme: Does the map stick to the theme or thinks outside the box about it. You can vote on them on a scale of 1-100 after the deadline. The judges and the community will be able to vote on the submissions from 8pm November 29 to 8pm December 5 on a google forms page. The winner will be announced the next day (06.12) at 8pm and the prizes will be given away as quickly as possible. Submission Rules: Only 1 map per person (collaborations are allowed). A flawless run on the map must be over 1 and a half minutes. Must abide to the global map approval ruleset: You can submit the map as a reply to this thread or on the KZ Mapping Discord. Additional Information: More information will be provided on the KZ Mapping discord and on this thread, if needed.