Classic Cycle 12 Cast

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for – the casting for ENTM Classic Cycle 12!

We have exactly 12 models making this a very nice and tidy little cycle for us. These models, a mixture of ENTM veterans and newbies alike, will compete for the crown of Eorzea’s Next Top – I mean, Next S-Rank Model! (Ahem. Please don’t sue us, Tyra.)

The models will be settling into their dressing rooms and given a couple of weeks to plan out the next two months. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to stay fashionable and keep posting those screen shots everywhere!

The Cast of Classic Cycle 12

Yume Aawkot of Ultros
Rymmrael Bhaldraelwyn of Lamia
Djevh’a Frehtj of Siren
Marcelloix Axios of Gilgamesh
Tattl Tael of Midgardsormr
Crystalita Miah of Moogle
Reina Nymeria of Moogle
Minne Evershot of Famfrit
Yomu Kazul of Gilgamesh
Zylra Galcian of Mateus
Elessia Sedai of Midgardsormr
Alastor Izunia of Mateus

March Monthly Challenge Voting!

While I let our cast wait just a little bit more for the Classic Cycle 12 announcement, it’s time for this month’s voting for the challenge as well. The theme for March was:

Green, Gold, and Rainbows

We had four models rise to the challenge this month. Please review each shot below, and then vote for your favorite in the Google poll! Voting will be open until Friday, March 27th.

ENTM Classic Cycle 12 Judges

Before we announce the cast, it’s time to introduce our judges! Critiques were not part of the first ENTM but they have been integral to each cycle ever since they were introduced. Our judges will appraise each shot independently and rank the shots according to strengths. Judges are asked not to confer with one another until all votes are cast – so if more than one judge notices something in your shot, it means they came to the conclusion on their own and should be treated as such.

The Judges for ENTM Classic Cycle 12 are:

Haila Wetyios of Balmung: Winner of Classic Cycle 10 and a frequent recurring judge ever since then. She has a spectacular eye for detail and an honest voice in her critiques. Haila most recently judged for Fresh Faces Cycle 1.

Malkovich Malkovich of Faerie: Winner of Instagram Cycle 2 and master of light and shadow. Most likely to be sharing cool stuff on our Screenshot Fun channel. Malkovich most recently judged for Runway Cycle 1.

Odharnait “Ona” Greene of Goblin: ENTM Monthly Challenge winner of 2018 and Community Winner of Tumblr Cycle 10. Ona is a frequent judge and likes to experiment with formats for her critiques, including once writing poems for every round of Scenic Cycle. Ona most recently judged Runway Cycle 1.

Aelyria Windrunner of Siren: Our Fresh Faces second place winner is also our freshest judge! Aelyria did magical things with her ultra wide screen monitor and played with composition in a unique way we hadn’t seen before in an ENTM cycle. We look forward to what she has to teach us in this new cycle!

ENTM Classic Cycle 12 Auditions

Hi everyone! As promised, we’re throwing wide open auditions for Classic Cycle 12.

ENTM started on the official Square Enix forums as a fun little contest run by Rongi Pongi, done in the style of a reality TV show. (Check out our archives for the available screen shots from the very first contest!) After running the contest there for several years, the hosts for Cycle 4 moved to Tumblr, as the official forums couldn’t easily handle the spam generated by the chatter! Our contest remained there until March 2019, when we launched our new website to keep our content ad-free and retain creative control of our images.

Classic Cycle 12 is the continuation of the format developed for Tumblr.

  • Non-elimination (everyone stays in the contest the whole time)
  • Eight weeks, with one screenshot due each week
  • A mixture of previous contestants, new contestants, and even winners from previous cycles – no limits!
  • Community Voting and Judged Voting combined
  • Judges critiques on a weekly basis

To Audition for Classic Cycle 12, take three screenshots in Gpose under the following rules:

  • A portrait / vertical orientation shot of you in your favorite city-state enjoying the sites. Scenic, so no battle stuff (you’re inside a city state anyway.) Include your character’s whole body!
  • A Black and White, Monotone, or Sepia colored Battle Shot, of you visibly engaged with an enemy. Weapons out! Gimme that battle glitter! Vertical or horizontal is fine for this.
  • A head shot, shoulders up, in landscape/ horizontal orientation, using any of the in-game picture frames. This will also be used as our cast announcement shot, so make sure your close up is as pretty as you can make it!

Other requirements for ENTM contests: No ReShade or mods allowed to keep things fair to our PS4 contestants. Screen shots cannot be cropped or edited in post processing (save that for Instagram.) Please include the FFXIV copyright notice on each image, per the SE Media licensing terms and conditions (the thing that lets us host their copyrighted images on our private website. )

When you have your three shots ready, please either send them in an email to eorzeasntm@gmail.com or send them in a direct message to Katarh Mest on the >>>>ENTM Discord (click to join!)<<<< While joining our Discord community is not required to enter the contest, we strongly recommend that you do join as our Cycle 12 models will have a private channel to chat – and ENTM is ultimately all about making new friends!

Auditions are open from March 8th to March 21st. The cast will be announced on or around March 22nd.

ENTM Classic Cycle 12 will run for 8 weeks from April 3rd to May 22nd. If you are auditioning, please either plan to submit shots early for weeks you’ll be out of town or busy, or otherwise make arrangements to have them submitted on time. Missing one week won’t disqualify you, but if you miss two weeks you’ll be withdrawn from the contest.

Models are also asked not to use a Fantasia for the duration of the contest. All changes in makeup and hair permitted by the aesthetitian are allowed and encouraged!

Prize: Bragging rights. The winner receives the title of S-Rank model. (For those folks more interested in contests with prizes, we run a monthly challenge that does not require an audition. Join our Discord to learn more.)

Fresh Faces Cycle 1 S-Rank Winner!!

This is it! The final announcement! The overall winner of ENTM Fresh Faces Cycle 1!

First off, I want to thank every model who stuck it out the last 6 weeks and graced us with their beautiful images. You made it very hard on the judges, and every single one of you should be very proud of the images that you created!

I always say this, and it’s true… it’s very hard to put yourself out there to be judged. The fact that you did makes every one of you brave, and amazing! I am honored to have hosted this cycle with all of you, and want to welcome you to the ENTM Family of models!

Also thank you to the ENTM and FFXIV Community. We couldn’t do this without your support, and the community votes! We appreciate every single one of you!

Now doing polls like this, always shows interesting data. So we would like to share the Judges Pick and Community Pick. Overall, these two models got the best scores from either the judges or by the community over the last six weeks!

The Community’s Top Pick is:

Forthyn S’yel

The Judge’s Top Pick is:

Aelyria Windrunner

Now it is time to announce the overall winner! The model who will walk away with the title of Fresh Faces Cycle 1 S-Rank Winner!!

This was a very tight cycle, and there was only a 2 point difference between the top two models. It was unknown who would win until this very last week because everyone did so well, but one model did come out on top!

The Fresh Faces, Cycle 1 S-Rank Winner is…

FORTHYN S’YEL

You have a right to party, my friend! You are the cycle 1 S-Rank Winner!!

Once again, thank you to all the models that participated in this cycle. I hope to see you in future cycles!

Host Kai

Weekly Winner, Makeover Finale!

Good afternoon everyone, it is I, Host Kai!

It is time to announce the WEEKLY WINNER!

This was the final week, and the Overall winner of ENTM: Fresh Faces will be announced later this evening.

This week’s theme was: Makeover Finale!

The models were asked to do the following:

This is it! It’s the final week, and someone is about to be crowned the first S-Rank Winner for ENTM: Fresh Faces! For this finale, the judges want to see a complete makeover from head to toe. Anything that can be changed by the Aesthetician should be considered and don’t forget to think outside the box. Go with a look you would normally never do, be daring!

THE WEEKLY WINNER IS…

KHLOE JAAB

You have won the makeover week!!

Fresh Faces Week 6: Makeover Finale!

Hello everyone, it is I, Host Kai!

I have returned! Thank you, Kat, for filling in for me last week! We are now on our final week of Fresh Faces, and this Saturday we will learn the Weekly Winner and our Overall Winner!

This weeks theme is:

Makeover Finale!

This is it! It’s the final week, and someone is about to be crowned the first S-Rank Winner for ENTM: Fresh Faces! For this finale, the judges want to see a complete makeover from head to toe. Anything that can be changed by the Aesthetician should be considered and don’t forget to think outside the box. Go with a look you would normally never do, be daring!

You can vote here:

https://forms.gle/UdWeramnAyZmyfg79

You can see their original looks, portraits and favorite glams to compare, here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmKNfETL

And here are their Week 6 Makeovers so you can see them larger:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLKSyEA

Good luck to all our models, and thank you for putting on an amazing cycle! :3

Escher Strange: “Due to current events in my country, my makeover is based on the national flag in protest.”
Forthyn S’yel: “What’s good about getting drunk? Why then you can get INTOXICATED!”
Aelyria Windrunner
Khloe Jaab: Dance. Love. Sing. Live.
Poro Pupperbean: A rose by any other name is just as sweet. <3
Istolin Saillonaux: “Now, bring me that horizon.”

Announcing ENTM Classic Cycle 12

Hey models! I know a lot of our previous contestants and winners have been sharing in the joys and tribulations of Fresh Faces 2020 (which has one final week to go), but now it’s YOUR turn to take the spotlight again!

ENTM Classic Cycle 12 will be running from April to May this year. We experimented with some different cycle formats over the last 12 months, introducing our unique anonymously judged Scenic Cycle, our fashion forward Runway Cycle, and Fresh Faces for new models only. Classic Cycle is based on the format that evolved from our days in the Official Forums and then Tumblr (although it took us a couple of cycles to get there.)

  • 8 weeks of competition
  • Non-elimination (so plan to stick around the whole 8 weeks)
  • New models and previous models (including winners) are both welcome
  • No mods, edits, or Reshade allowed (to keep the playing field even for PS4)
  • Entries evaluated by a mixture of open community votes and internal judges, who are previous winners or other community screenshot experts who join us by invitation
  • Weekly critiques to help you grow and improve as a photographer

In one week, I will open up the auditions – March 8th is when it will all begin! Until then, spread the word and build yourself up a fanbase, because we’re going to find out who will be on top as the S-Rank Model for the 12th time here at ENTM!

Please >>>>join our Discord channel<<<< so you don’t miss more details!

Katarh Mest is looking out over a landscape, trying to find the next S-Rank Model for ENTM.
Katarh Mest is looking for the next S-Rank Model! Could it be you?

March Monthly Challenge

Spring is right around the corner, and March’s color is green since everything tends to turn verdant all at once at some point. So for this month’s challenge, Elessia is asking for a celebration of the season with the theme:

Green, Gold, and Rainbows

So go forth and wear your spring best to welcome the end of winter and the beginning of the warmer seasons. Or find us a perfect landscape that encapsulates this theme in a unique way. You have until Friday, March 20th to submit a shot for this contest! Voting will end on March 27th. The winner gets a minion from the mog station, and will also get to choose the next month’s theme.

ENTM Monthly Challenges are open to members of the wider screenshot community, even if you’ve never participated in any ENTM contest before. However, you must have a Discord account and join the ENTM Discord, or otherwise be able to send your image in a direct message to Admin Katarh Mest. The usage of image mods, post processing edits, and Reshade are not allowed for ENTM contests, but you can use whatever in-game tools you want. Shots may contain player characters, non player characters, or focus entirely on the landscape if you choose to omit people. Landscape or portrait orientation accepted. Please have the FFXIV copyright notice someplace on your shot.

>>>>>Click here to join the ENTM Discord channel <<<<< if you have not already joined us!

February Monthly Challenge Winner

For February, Kai asked our models to go out and give us their very best Warrior of Darkness. With ten models rising to the challenge and almost 40 community votes, the winner by a big margin was Elessia! Your warrior red mage showed off that casting top to demonic perfection.

Stay tuned for our March challenge, coming up soon! Also stay tuned for the announcement for auditions for Classic Cycle 12!