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Starships are the shield, sword and signature for the pilots of EVE. They are created both to tear down entire empires and to gather and transport the resources needed to build anew. What new machine will you bring to the warfront? Will yours be a craft of elegance and beauty? Will the mere presence of it prove more intimidating than any arsenal a pilot could load into its bays? Design a starship and enter it into the EVE Online Create A Starship Contest for a chance to have your dream ship become a reality. The 1st Place winner will have their ship added to the premiere space MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), EVE Online where countless pilots will build and fly the winners' creation.

Show us your real concept art skills and get judged by the EVE Online creative team! Examples of how an entry should look are here (image) and here (video). Entrants will need to provide their entry from all six orthogonal views in order to qualify for further consideration as a potential winning entry.

Experience EVE Online, free for 14 days, and discover the richest gameplay and most engaging community in online gaming. To download the client and create your free trial account, visit trial.eveonline.com.

Official Rules
Each of the 15
semi-finalists will receive
a $50 iTunes credit!
  • $900
  • Apple iPad (16 GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Tablet (large)
  • Nvidia GeForce 480 GTX
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 16,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of your choice*
  • One year Premium Membership
    to deviantART
  • $750
  • Apple iPad (16 GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Tablet (large)
  • 12,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of your choice*
  • One year Premium Membership
    to deviantART
  • $500
  • Apple iPad (16 GB)
  • Wacom Intuos4 Tablet (medium)
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • A deviantART shirt of your choice*
  • One year Premium Membership
    to deviantART
*depending on availability
Everyone who submits an eligible entry will receive
a special gift from EVE Online!

EVE Online is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) where over 300,000 players engage in the endless struggle for supremacy over territory, industry and ultimate power in the world's largest online universe. Players traverse the star systems in all manners of starships from small frigates to massive haulers to mighty dreadnaughts and supercarriers. It is a war-torn universe, where a pilot's cunning and charisma are as important as their armor and ammunition.

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Samir505 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
umm shouldn't this news be removed since it's december?
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ZeroMatrixGuyver Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
So, taking the lack of response or the like, that no is the answer. Well..crap *sigh* So much for being able to download all the entries at once in a 'collection' like formation..but meh...still holding onto some faith. Should anyone do such a thing, can you please send me a note, letting me know where to go or what to do, to be able to download the file with all the entries of the contest in em? =/ thankies *slinks off all dejected like ;_;*
-Zero
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ZeroMatrixGuyver Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
So again, I was wondering O_o is there any possible file or whatnot that has -all- the contest entries in it up for downloading? I was just wondering from an archivers point of view an such as going through page after page trying to save each picture becoming highly...tedious...and yes, I know. Seems a bit OCD but meh...I can't help it. I love having beautiful ships like thatr cycling through my desktop :3 so does anyone know if that file exists or will exist or imma jus plain screwed? If so, even if the information isn't good, please send me a note telling me, yes? Please? Any help would be most appreciated!
-ZeroMatrixGuyver
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Arbiter617 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Have the winners been chosen?
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually no at least not so far they still judging thy lucky fifteen
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3 Terran Conflict more i look at it thy more it feels like people just copied most of their work out there..
:love:
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
non saprei come tradurlo in inglese ma te lo scrivo in italiano...
E' una causa persa...a tempo perso :love: :silentkitty:
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fabritio Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a bad joke illuding myself like that, bad joke?!
deviantART muro drawingComment Drawing
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knightd427 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Congrats to the finalists. Nothing against them personally at all. That being said, I am very disappointed in this selection process. In my opinion, and I know opinions vary, there are 5 good designs picked out of the 15 finalists. One of those selections was either chosen as a joke, received a pity vote, or knew one of the judges personally because the design is minimalist at best. A 10 year old could have drawn it in 10 minutes. There were many choices I would have considered better than mine, but to lose to a design like that is insulting to all of the real artists that spent hours and hours competing. Again, congrats to the finalists, but I'm done with Deviant Art and Eve completely. I'm keeping my account open for a few days to let people read my comments, then I'm deleting this account and my Eve account as well. Life is too short to waste time with worthless endeavors such as Deviant Art and Eve if they show this level of incompetence and lack of design sense.
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Skapanorn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The EVE team had nothing to do with the 15 semi-finalists. They only choose the last 3. Which was probably the problem to begin with, as I doubt DA staff have any idea what fits within the EVE universe.
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knightd427 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Yes, but the Eve team were irresponsible by allowing the DA staff to make that choice. When you delegate responsibility like that, it falls on you in the end when things go good or bad.
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Skapanorn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think they even thought about it that much to be honest. They must have thought "how bad can it get?" and just went with the flow. Would be difficult to find staff to sort through thousands of entries, when they have better things to do, when DA staff don't have anything better to do at all (if we consider this as their full time job).
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Xenus888 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I sent a ticket requesting exactly your comment "That they probably have no idea what fits the universe". The assured me that they did. Apparently it was a lie...?
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Skapanorn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Most likely a lie to make you feel more reassured. If the DA staff knew exactly what they were doing, that would suggest that they either didn't look at all the entries, judged according to friendship with deviants or drew names from a hat. All of that is extremely unprofessional and just saying: "nope we had no idea what the fuck we were doing" is the better evil.

But I guess we'll see how this will go.
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rinoadangel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't make it, I kinda expected it, I'm still new to designing ships, but it was a fun and learning experience! I bet next time I can do it better ^^ since I got some experience now thanks to this contest. Congrats to all the semi-finalists!
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PredatorDA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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JPNevalainen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Seeing a copy of Light Loki, Minmatar Viator, A more personal.. mm.. box and aa.. boxy fish.. in the semi finalists, I think only 15 followed the rules :D Must've been the strict rule about line drawings..

Grats everyone :)
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Mourkaii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Awesome, and congrats to the 15 semi-finalists! Not to take away from their designs, but DeviantArt, where's the respect for a hand-drawn design? Everything you selected is rendered (???). Regardless, wonderful work you guys/gals!!!
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BlueRogueVyse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Mine´s not 3d-rendered, photoshop only :>
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
mine wasn't even eligible? LOL someone could explain me wy this is the link [link]
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jaime9526 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shading in the line drawings?
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PredatorDA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
beats me, I did the same thing. All view, lenght and a nice "extra" render.... didn't receive anything!
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Kiwi-the-One Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I didn't receive anything as well ...
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im not in thy 15 selected so
question left open where thy heck thy money comes from bah ?
:love:
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
[link] here's the list with the lucky 15, guess the email was legit afterall, congratz to all who made it!!!! and thanks DA staff for chosing my baby!!!!
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
congratulations! I'm just wondering why I didn't even got a code for EVE like they promised...I don't think my entries weren't eligible...really...that's a bad joke.
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I'm not exactly sure what were the exact rules cuz I would have chosen a few other designs myself...I honestly did not believe I would make it in the semifinals considering the other awesome designs out there including your Xalathyl which is my fave of your designs.
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Mhm...yeah it's a bit strange - your design is really innovative and good.Don't take it personal but in my opinion there are better ones which I couldn't believe not to see them in the semi-finalists...Ok, I accept that I'm not a semi-finalist but I'm really angry about that they not even send me the code...in the rules it says:
"All entrants to the contest who provide a valid email address and an entry that generally complies with the depiction of a starship as required by these Official Rules will receive a code provided by Sponsor at no charge to download a free copy of EVE Online."
I provided a valid email address and I just can't believe that my ships aren't eligible...it seems as if they didn't looked through all of the pictures...Thanks and good luck for you btw. ;)
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
this solved some of my doubt for now

[link]
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Mootly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
What! I didn't win? Awww. That means I have to finish the damn thing so I can sell it. Second Life as a distinct lack of interesting spaceships and airships and I am setting out to fix that. But it does mean I just lost my main excuse for avoiding buying myself an iPad.
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Mootly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Now I am going to go take out my disappointment on the Angel Cartel for a while. Mwahaha!
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
congratulations :D
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:iconnym182:
Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
thank youuuu! :D:D:D
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KarasuNoSetsuna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
now to the top :D
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:iconnym182:
Nym182 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
ALL ENGINES TO FULL!!!!!! :D:D:D:D
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phila80 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Are we going to get any update soon ?
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
by the way what shirt would you chose if you guys win?
i like the llama's one.. cool and so classy look and even funky :juggle:
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Mourkaii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I think I would pick the Llama one second to this "Wasabi" one:

[link]

I may have to pick up the Ninja, Llama and Wasabi ones...I'm truly running out of Large T-shirt apparel at the house :P
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool one but still i can't read japanes :love:
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Mourkaii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
My wife can! So It's probably even funnier if I wear that one!
*shifty eyes* :D
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
another otaku gone for hentai happy you
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Mourkaii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
lol!!!
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S2501V Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
more than that i hope they're gonna made a version of EVE for Ipad if there is Xplane9 on it why we can't see or play EVE on Ipad ??
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Lorgy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I wana see who the 15 semi finalists are! :D Common! Hurry and get the list out!

Also the rules dosnt say anything about email, i expected the respons to be directed to your DeviantArt profile.
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's kind of strange...I think they're going to publish the Semi-Finalists here at deviant art...not through e-mail...the only thing with e-mail is that all people which send a vote-able entry will receive a code for the EVE game...I didn't get such a code...(I don't think my entries are to bad for this...hopefully I'll receive one)...Maybe the e-mails are just a bad joke...
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TalentlessBoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
You`ve got great designs. I`m sure you will get your key soon, maybe they are just too busy now. They sending out the keys via note not via emails. At least that`s where i got mine.
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TWPictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I hope so! Thanks...that's cool so I don't have to check my e-mail every hour - now I refresh my DA inbox every hour :D to see one of my ship designs as a semi-finalist would be the best birthday gift today :D
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