Welcome to the
GTA V and GTA Online
The competition is open to PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.
This weekly competition is the place to showcase your skills as a top In-game photographer.
Each week has a theme for you to work with. Capture a superb shot within that theme and post here.
Each weeks winners will get a Winner Badge by Zoobz and will be invited to help choose the following week's winners by joining the panel as Guest Judge.
>There are three categories for entries: Last Gen Consoles (LG), Current Gen Consoles (CG) and PC. Please mark your entry with the category you wish to enter. If you do not, the judges will place your entry in the category they see fit.
>No participant may enter more than 1 image per category per week. Choose carefully. Entry submissions must be your own photo.
>Image submissions are welcome as soon as a new theme is posted. Around 9PM GMT Friday is when the week's contest will close.
>The winners of each category (LG/CG/PC) will be announced on the Saturday evening. Image submission may begin again shortly afterwards when the next theme is announced.
>Only entries should be posted in the thread: no chatter!
>Images must be captured using the Rockstar Snapmatic System but may be hosted on any service prior to posting. This includes using the in-game phone, or taking Snapmatic shots with the Rockstar Editor.
>Screenshots are allowed. No Photoshop or photo editing outside of the Rockstar Editor is allowed.
>Images submitted must pertain to the stated theme of the relevant week, non theme entries will be removed.
Competition Logo: Modojo
Winner Badges by Zoobz
Special thanks to Raavi for advice and support.
The Original Photo Competition and winners list can be viewed here.
The winners galleries
Social Media Platforms:
(Please Click the Logo)
@GTAFSnapmatic (active) - tweeting out announcements.
The History of a Legend by AlienTwo
In February of 2014 a GTA Forumer who goes by the handle of SingularSoul founded the Competition (original page can be found here: http://gtaforums.com/topic/683913-gta-forums-weekly-snapmatic-photo-competition/) after a community of excited Snapmatic photographers had formed in a separate thread (can be found here: http://gtaforums.com/topic/652898-professional-photographers-snapmatic/ ). He put together the original panel of judges which eventually came to include our dear ~Tiger~ who in time, took the baton from Dear Leader, hired me, AlienTwo as a Judge and began running the show in his own right. When the, at the time, Next Gen consoles were announced to be released he began preparations to move the Competition to a new thread as a new page (I will provide no link as this is the thread you find yourself on right now) in GTA and Competition history was being written. ~Tiger~ passed the torch to me and eventually I handed it down to the current Judges Panel Secretary-General, Alchemist. And in a nutshell, that is the History of the Competition. Now for some of the details that have been asked about;
Current Permanent Judging Panel;
Guest Judging Panel;
Previous week's PC winner
Previous week's CG winner
Previous week's LG winner
And last but not least, the rules of voting: Only those from the Permanent Judging Panel are disqualified from winning any week, they can still enter but it will not be considered part of the competition. The Guest Judges are 100% still active and enter-able, the only limitation being that they are not allowed to vote for their own entries.
I hope this has been informative and for those who like to read me ramble, maybe a bit entertaining. I would like to say thank you to ~Tiger~, without whom this would have shriveled and died in the "Before-now", to all the Judges who make this happen each and ever week (it's not as easy doing the Judging, composing the PMs and deciding on the winners as it may look), to Zoobz for his hard work and dedication on the badges, and last, but certainly not least, to Alchemist for Captaining the ship and keeping us on course and steady right through those Somali Pirates so that we get to take these shots on a weekly basis.