September 2019 Challenge

Hi folks, sorry for the delay! Entirely my fault as Ni’ko picked this theme out a week ago.

For the next two weeks, I want you to send me your best interpretation of the theme:

NEON

That’s it! The sky is the limit. You are allowed to use a character, or go full landscape. All gpose tools are allowed and encouraged. Go forth and give us a burst of beautiful color for September! (No mods, no Reshade, and no post processing edits please.)

Entries will be accepted until September 20th, 2019. Voting will be open until September 27th, and the winner will be announced sometime on September 28th.

To enter, >>join our Discord channel<< and/or send a direct message to Katarh Mest with the full resolution image, and your character name.

Good luck!

August Challenge 2019 Winner

Hi everyone! For the month of August, we asked you to show us how you were beating the heat during the Dog Days of Summer. Three models took to the beach (one even had a faithful canine in tow) but overwhelming you all selected S-rank model and current judge Ni’ko Shae as the coolest cat of the month.

Congrats Ni’ko! Stay tuned for the announcement regarding the September challenge in the next few days!

August Monthly Challenge Voting

Hi folks! For the monthly challenge of August, we asked you to go out and beat the heat with Dog Days of Summer. After an overnight extension, we had three last minute entries for the month.

Please vote for one of the following!

Ni’ko Shae
Rymmrael Bhaldraelwyn
Schan Starfall

(Voting for this closed on 8/30 and the poll has been removed.)

ENTM August Challenge

Hi folks! Ona has chosen the theme for August:

Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot and we are all sweating and melting as the final full month of summer drags on. For the August challenge, show us how you are beating the heat! ‘Dog Days’ refers to the relative brightness of the star Sirius during the late summer. This challenge is free style, and open to interpretation.

Stay hydrated and go take us some sweet end of summer shots!

Entries for the August Challenge will be accepted until Friday, August 23rd.

ENTM monthly challenges are open to the public! If you want to enter, please join our Discord channel and send a direct message to Admin Katarh Mest. Include your character name and your server along with your shot.

>> Click here to join our Discord Channel <<

All images will be posted for voting on August 24th, and voting will be open until August 30th. The winner will receive a minion from the Mogstation (or any other item of similar value) as well as earn the right to choose the September theme.

ENTM July Monthly Challenge Winner

The July theme was “Postcards from the First.” The rules were – none! Free style, characters or no characters, taken anywhere from a 5.0 area.

Voting has closed and the community selected Odharnait “Ona” Greene’s submission as the winner for the month. This is definitely the perfect postcard to send to someone back in the Source after you’ve frolicked with the fairies in Il Mheg (and barely escaped their immortal clutches.) Congratulations!

The August challenge will be announced in the next few days, so stay tuned!

ENTM July Challenge – Voting!

Hi folks! The theme for the month of July was “Postcards from the First.” We asked our models and photographers to send us some of their favorite shots from Norvrandt, and this month we had a right eight entries for the contest.

Please take a look at the gallery below, and then vote for your favorite shot in the Google poll that is linked at the bottom of this post!

Voting will be open until 10:00 PM EST on Friday, July 26th. The winner will be announced some time on July 27th.

ENTM July Challenge

Hi everyone! The winners of the June challenge, Yomu and Freja, teamed up to think of our July theme. In celebration of the new expansion, for July we want you to go out and take your very best:

Postcards from The First

With ENTM now running our scenic cycle, you have the option to do this as an character selfie or to do a purely scenic shot without a player character as the focus. Frames or filters are optional and up to you, provided you adhere to the theme as much as you can.

Entries for this are going to be open from July 3rd 2019 to July 19th 2019. To enter, please send your screenshot to Katarh Mest via a direct message on the ENTM Discord. Voting will be open for one week until July 26th.

“Wait, Kat, why July 3rd? Why can’t I send it now?”

Because I haven’t gotten through the MSQ yet that’s why! I promise to slog through by July 3rd.

ENTM Monthly Challenges are open to the whole glamour and screenshot community. Reshade/Gshade, post processing edits, and mods are not permitted for this challenge. Gpose and other in game tools are allowed and actively encouraged.

Please join our Discord channel if you have not already! https://discord.gg/n4fe7VF

June Challenge Results

Welcome to Shadowbringers everyone! We have our first challenge results of the new expansion today. And of course, we get to start things off with a nice fat tie and two winners for June. The theme was Underwater (right in time to match the same theme from IG2) and we had four models rise to the challenge. Two shots had the same number of votes to win.

Congrats to both Yomu and Freja this month! Each of you will get your Mogstation prize, but I’m gonna have to ask you to team up together to think up a July challenge.

Yomu
Freja

Scenic Cycle Winner Announcement

Once again I would like to thank all our photographers for being part of our experiment. Taking screenshots for six weeks straight is tough. Fighting for weather, getting told by me to redo the shot because of some technical issue, or just feeling uninspired – it all adds up. I tend to prefer shorter cycles because by week 6 I’m feeling personally burned out in any given contest. So whew! We made it!

One thing we wanted to see is if anonymous judging would be a viable way of determining a photographer’s skill without any risk of bias. (I trust our judges in ENTM to not have any overt bias, but they’re only human after all.)

The other thing, and I’ve seen this happen in several rounds of Classic Cycle, is that doing constantly well every week – even the weeks that you don’t win – is the key to having a triumphant finish in a non-elimination cycle

With exact one three way tie win under her belt, and a whole lot of close second place finishes in the earlier rounds, the winner of Scenic Cycle 1 is Sudedki “Suds” Nankali with a final score of 57. Congratulations! In second place, with a final score of 76, is Malkovich Malkovich! In third place, with a final score of 80, is Darius Stormcrow!

As a final treat, here is Suds’ complete portfolio from this cycle. She will be immortalized as ENTM’s first ever S-Rank Photographer.

Scenic Cycle’s galleries and judge’s feedback will be transferred to the Archives section of the website, so you can easily browse them again in the future.

Thank you all for being with us during the very first Scenic Cycle!

Scenic Cycle Round 6 Results

Hi everyone! We had another first here in Scenic Cycle (because Scenic being…. you know… the first of its kind.) We had a tie early on in the rounds, but our photographers did such a great job with the Impressionism round that our judges…. couldn’t pick a winner. Or even two winners. That’s right, we had a three way tie this round. I don’t know if that’s an ENTM first, but it’s certainly a very rare occurrence.

So congratulations to Darius Stormcrow for Skybound Sanctuary, Sudedki Nankali for Champs de Citrouille en La Noscea, and Yume Aawkot for Wings and Prayer this week.

Skybound Sanctuary
Champs de Citrouille en La Noscea
Wings and a Prayer

Please continue reading for our final week of feedback from the judges!

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