Do you love sharks, sailing on the Sea of Thieves and creating content? You do? Fantastic! With Shark Week just over the horizon, we thought now would be the perfect time to celebrate our fearsome friends of the ocean with a special contest!
From July 23rd to 29th, we’re looking for creative pirates to submit their shark-related content to us. We’re announcing our competition early to give you lovelies a little extra time to get the creative juices flowing.
There's a selection of treasure up for grabs for the lucky winners and runners-up. You'll have a chance to plunder an exclusive Sea of Thieves Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller and a Hungering Deep Unisex T-Shirt - and not ones to miss an occasion, the Bilge Rats have also kindly given us some of their Doubloons to use as rewards in the festivities.
Ordinarily they'd only award you their highly sought-after currency for taking part in Bilge Rat Adventures. However, they're always happy to make a charitable donation for a special occasion such as this, and with Cursed Sails just around the corner you may be thankful for some extra Doubloons in your pocket!
Here are the categories, judging criteria, rules and prize breakdown. We'll be selecting one winner and two runners-up from the following categories:
- Best Shark Shot - This could be something as simple as a fantastically framed shot of you and your crew getting up close and personal with a Megalodon, or something more elaborate. Be creative!
- Best Shark Mockumentary - We're thinking David Attenborough meets The Office, but with sharks!
- Best "See it To Believe It" Moment - Anything can happen out on the Sea of Thieves, and we want to see things that others just simply wouldn't believe. We'll need video or screenshot evidence of these occurrences!
We're going to be judging your submissions based on the following criteria: Creativity, Originality, Hilarity and Bravery!
And like any good contest, there are a few rules you must adhere to:
- Keep your videos and screenshots family-friendly - We know pirates can have a way with words in an extreme situation like trying to get a selfie with a shark, but keep the naughty language in your videos to a minimum.
- Keep an eye on video length. While we love watching hour-long voyages, our crew will have a boatload of submission to go through. Please keep your video submission to 10 minutes or under.
- Consider full crew participation. We actively encourage you to get your crew involved in this challenge - however, only the account that submits the content will be eligible for the prize!
- Content must have been created by you. Exactly what it says on the tin. Please don't submit clips or screenshots that another pirate has made. The content you submit must be your own!
1st Place: Sea of Thieves Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, The Hungering Deep Unisex T-Shirt) and 40 Bilge Rat Doubloons.
Runners-up: The Hungering Deep Unisex T-Shirt and 20 Bilge Rat Doubloons.
How to Enter
"How do I enter?" we hear you scream! Well, there are a few ways for you to get your submissions into the running.
- Tweet your submission to us on Twitter using the hashtags #SoTShot and #SharkWeek in your tweet.
- Upload your submission to Instagram using the hashtags #SoTShot and #SharkWeek in your post.
- Enter on Facebook by leaving your submission on our wall with the hashtags #SoTShot and #SharkWeek.
- You can even submit your content right here on the Forums, we'll unlock our dedicated thread for your submissions once the intake opens. Submissions posted in this thread will not count as an entry.
ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA!
Sounds simple enough, right? We're excited to see how creative our community can be, so think outside the box!
Winners will be announced on August 3rd via our social channels and on our website, so keep an eye out to see who takes home the loot!
This Contest runs from 00:01 GMT on 23rd July 2018 and closes at 23:59 GMT on 29th July 2018 inclusive (the “Entry Period”). Entries received outside of the Entry Period will not be considered. Click here for full Terms and Conditions.
Good luck, pirates.