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15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Gijs » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:56 pm

July 17, 1997. Thirteen months after a group of people with a combined passion gathered, the first release of a new, open source flight simulator was unveiled to the public, called Flight Gear. Being open source, anyone could and can dig into the program to see how things are done and make edits or improvements. Unlike most other simulators, the community strives to merge addons into the program.

15 years later, FlightGear (we got rid of the space in 2001) is the best known open source flight simulator in the world, with users and contributors from all over the world. It is used by universities, companies and home enthusiasts for education, research and fun.

To celebrate FlightGear's 15th birthday, we decided to organise a screenshot contest. Not just any contest, but the largest contest ever held by the FlightGear community. Joining is easy, go to flightgear.org/contest and submit your best screenshots! Screenshots can be send in until July 31. Two weeks of public voting will follow, leading to the winners being announced on August 18 with the release of FlightGear 2.8.0. The winning screenshots will be used to promote FlightGear to the wider public.

Enter the contest
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby f-ojac » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:28 pm

Excellent idea. Viva FG.
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby LukeaFG » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:25 pm

I entered mine but I kinda made a mistake :roll:
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Gijs » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:39 pm

Feel free to send me a pm if it needs to be changed.
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby F374 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:08 am

Just a little question. Can it be a collage of multiple pictures or just one picture?
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Gijs » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:07 am

You may submit up to three screenshots per category, but all as single pictures. The "Aviation art" category is an exception to this, in that category you may use software like Photoshop to edit your shots, or make a collage. As long as we can still recognise that they're from FlightGear :-)
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Gijs » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:56 am

Happy birthday FlightGear fans! 15 years ago, on this date, the very first version of FlightGear was released to the public.

To celebrate this joyfull event, we've set up a screenshot contest. We're halfway the submission period; just two more weeks to send in your best screenshots! Visit flightgear.org/contest to find out more and submit your shots.
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby gooneybird » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:08 pm

Happy birthday guys, here's a reminder of how things looked in 2007.
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby islandmonkey » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:22 pm

And know it looks like this:

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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby F374 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:45 pm

And now you have no where to park.... :P
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Gijs » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:39 pm

Just a little reminder that the 15 years of FlightGear screenshot contest will close in little over 24 hours from now! Please submit your best screenshots now that the contest is still open for submission!

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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Omega » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:45 am

I submitted my screenshot, thx for the reminder.
BTW, is there going to be just one winner or a winner for each screenshot category?
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby Gijs » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:13 pm

We'll probably have one winner per category and an overall winner. Depends a little on the number/kind of shots that are submitted today ;-)
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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby kyokoyama » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:56 pm

I thought I'd make one last picture in time, but I got locked out at the last minute and couldn't submit this picture... xP

I'll post it here anyways, if anyone would like to see it and/or use it.

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Re: 15 years of FlightGear, screenshot contest

Postby El Flauta » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:25 am

Bad luck... still being July 31 here, but the international contest is closed :(
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