Welcome to the August 2014 Freebie Challenge - Get Out and Play!
Get Out and Play!
The August 2014 Freebie Challenge
This one's for you, Jaderail. In an ideal world, you would have been here, taking part. We'll miss you.
"The thrill of victory ... and the agony of defeat ... the human drama of athletic competition"
- ABC's Wide World of Sports
Play ball! Drop the puck! Shoot some hoops! Throw some horseshoes! Jog! Bike! Ski! Fish! Barnstorm! It's time for the folks in your runtime to get out and play!
Show us people outside (or in an arena, or fishing or playing D&D the way Jaderail used to) having fun together, playing with - or against - each other. Races, ball games, motorsports, RPGs (tabletop or LARP); they're all fair game.
The Rules are in the usual thread, except that I'm exercising my powers as host to require at least eight freebies, not ten. Use more if you want.
SPECIAL RULE THIS MONTH: Back in the June Freebie Challenge, I entered a render where each freebie came from a different site - ten different sites in all. I'm not going to force folks to go that far, but I am going to insist that you use freebies from at least three different sites in each entry this month.
As usual, DAZ3D is giving GCs to the creators of the first-, second-, and third-place entries. I'll step into the very large shoes that Jaderail has left behind (without filling them), and offer GCs to the creators of the Honourable Mentions.
music2u4u has kindly offered his bass boat on a trailer for the HMs, and his old woods creek bridge for everyone who enters.
I've commissioned a little something: a badminton racket and a shuttlecock, both textured. It isn't much, but it's something I just can't find anywhere else. The first-, second-, and third-place finishers will get copies.
First Place: $15 GC from DAZ3D, Badminton racket and shuttlecock set from me.
Second Place: $12 GC from DAZ3D, Badminton racket and shuttlecock set from me.
Third Place: $8 GC from DAZ3D, Badminton racket and shuttlecock set from me.
Honorable Mentions (×2): $5 GC from me, Bass boat on a trailer from music2u4u
Everybody: old woods creek bridge from music2u4u
Kismet2012 and music2u4u have agreed to be a judge this month. I'm still looking for at least one more volunteer.
We have a special "pre-season competition" as well!
Get Out and Watch!
The August 2014 Freebie Mini-Challenge
Some folks just won't get out and play.
This five-day mini-challenge is for the couch potatoes in your runtime. Show us somebody watching other people play (live or on TV).
The usual rules apply, with my usual change to requiring eight freebies (not ten) and this month's special rule that you have to use freebies from at least three different sites in each entry.
I'm donating a $10 GC for the winner.
The mini-contest closes at 23:59 Daz Time August 5.
I apologize for the slap-dash look of the banner. I was pressed for time, and distracted last week by Jaderail's passing... Excuses, not reasons, for the poor showing. I know.
Dollygirl did this last month, and I'm going to turn it into a tradition. What I used in the banner:
Aiko 4: DAZ3D, http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-4-base and http://www.daz3d.com/victoria-4-2-base
Rei Hair: Kozaburo, http://digitalbabes.jp/dload/ReiHair.html
Sleeveless tennis wear for A4: Redviper, http://www.sharecg.com/v/65704/
Badminton racket and shuttlecock: robkelk (commissioned from Awe 3D), August 2014 Freebie Challenge prize
If you've been paying attention elsewhere on the forums, you'll know why I'm dropping this link here: