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Driber
29th Nov 2016, 20:56
It's competition time again! http://driber.net/os/banana.gif

For this comp we'd like you to express what does Lara Croft / Tomb Raider mean to you? How exactly you do this is entirely up to you; writing an essay, making a video, placing captions onto TR images, creating fan art, showing your TR collection, baking a Lara Croft cake - you name it!

You may also enter with previous #TombRaider20 projects as long as they were completed during 2016.

The core rules are:



Maximum 1 entry per person/household.
Maximum 1000 words for a text entry or maximum 10 minutes for an audio/video entry.
Entry submission deadline: January 29, 2017 at noon CET.


http://driber.net/os/bullet_eidos_white.pngTHE PRIZES!


The swag vault for this comp contains the following items:


SURPRISE swag #1 - Rare item from the vault, not featured in previous SE forum competitions!
SURPRISE swag #2 - Rare item from the vault, not featured in previous SE forum competitions!
SURPRISE swag #3 - A piece of apparel.
SURPRISE swag #4 - An item signed by the TR dev team.
Digital Goodies Bag Item**


Prize list may be updated as we receive more entries so we encourage you to enter now!


Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #01
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #02
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #03
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #04
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #05
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #06
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #07
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #08
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #09
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #10
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #11
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #12
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #13
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #14
Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic #15
Deus Ex Human Revolution PC Steam
Hitman Absolution Professional Edition PC Steam
Hitman Male Xbox Avatar Outfit
Hitman Sniper Challenge PSN
Hitman Sniper Challenge Xbox
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Steam All The Trappings DLC
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Steam Full Game
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Steam Hazardous Reunion DLC
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Steam Raziel & Kain DLC
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Steam Things that Go Boom DLC
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Xbox 360 All The Trappings DLC
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Xbox 360 Hazardous Reunion Pack
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Xbox 360 Kain Character Pack DLC
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Steam
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Xbox One
Sleeping Dogs Steam
Soul Reaver Steam Full Game
Tomb Raider (1996) Steam
Tomb Raider (1996) iOS
Tomb Raider (2013) PS3 Full Game
Tomb Raider (2013) Steam Full Game
Tomb Raider (2013) Xbox 360 1939
Tomb Raider (2013) Xbox 360 Avatar
Tomb Raider (2013) Xbox 360 Cliffs & Caves
Tomb Raider (2013) Xbox 360 Full Game
Tomb Raider (2013) Xbox 360 Shipwrecked
Tomb Raider Anniversary Steam Full Game
Tomb Raider Anniversary Xbox 360 Full Game
Tomb Raider II (1997) iOS
Tomb Raider Legend Steam Full Game
Tomb Raider Legend Xbox 360 Full Game
Tomb Raider Underworld Steam Full Game
Tomb Raider Underworld Xbox 360 Beneath the Ashes
Tomb Raider Underworld Xbox 360 Full Game
Tomb Raider Underworld Xbox 360 Lara's Shadow
Tomb Raider Underworld Xbox 360 Steam Full Game

All items in this digital goodies bag are digital download codes. Items may be limited in amount; higher ranked winners get priority over a choice conflicting with other winners. Codes are for personal use. Codes may not be sold, nor used for commercial or promotional purposes. However, the codes may be gifted to friends or family members in private.

There will be 5 winners in total. 1st place winner may choose an item from the swag vault and another item from the digital goodies bag. 2nd and 3rd place winner may choose 1 item from the swag vault (including the digital goodies bag). 4th and 5th place winners may choose 1 item from the digital goodies bag. 1st-3rd place winners will be determined by a panel of judges. 4th and 5th place winners will be chosen at random from *all* entries using random.org (http://www.random.org).




http://driber.net/os/bullet_eidos_white.pngHow to enter


Post your entry in this thread and start your post with the text *THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*
Upload images using this link http://pic.driber.net/up (choose "comp #23") and insert the BB code in your post.
Upload videos to YouTube and insert the YT BB code like this: insertvideocodehere (more info (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/misc.php?do=bbcode#youtube))
Don't put more than 1 entry in the same forum post - make a new post for each entry you submit.


http://driber.net/os/bullet_eidos_white.pngDetailed T&C


Maximum 1 entry per person/household.
Maximum 1000 words for a text entry or maximum 10 minutes for an audio/video entry.
Entry submission deadline: January 29, 2017 at noon CET.
Competition promoter is Driber. Prizes donated by Crystal Dynamics.
Driber reserves the right to extend the deadline and/or cancel the competition at any time without warning or reason.
Keep your entry clean, in good taste and in accordance with our FORUM ToU (http://forums.eidosgames.com/announcement.php?a=50).
Your entry may not break any laws.
Entries must be in English.
In the event of a tie, the person who posted first wins.
Maximum 1 prize set per contestant; a contestant cannot win for example 1st prize and 3rd prize at the same time.
In cases of suspected fraud, winners are responsible for proving ownership of their entry in order to claim their prize.
Winners will be notified via PM or email. Winners must respond (with their postal address when applicable) within 2 weeks of being notified or else their prize may go to another contestant.
Judges decisions are final.



Good luck, everyone :thumbsup:




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* * * Forum competition history and winners collage * * *

APR 2010: Forum Easter egg hunt (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=106016) | JUL 2011: Guess the number (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=118706) | AUG 2011: Photoshop caption fun (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=119473) | NOV 2011: Meme comp (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=123393) | DEC 2011: Create a Christmas sig (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=123630)
FEB 2012: Create your own V-Day card (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=124345) | MAR 2012: Easter Fun (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=124994) | APR 2012: TR Fan Art "By Hand" (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=124079) | JUL 2012: The Fabulous Destinations of Lara Croft (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=126927) | JUL 2012: post your favorite (funny) screens (http://forums.sleepingdogs.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3108) | SEP 2012: AoD caption contest (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=128866) | OCT 2012: design your own forum banner (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=129229) | DEC 2012: Create a TR Holiday Card (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=130854) | FEB 2013: TR Early Game Contest (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=132237) APR 2013: Funny Caption Contest (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=136271) | SEP 2013: Design an outfit for Lara (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=138530) | DEC 2013: Lara's Christmas Story (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=140215) | APR 2014: TR Dark Horse Comics (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=143270) | OCT 2014: TR novel give-away (http://driber.net/os/forumforward?t=154304) | Dec 2014: Holiday season decorations (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=148978) | FEB 2015: Valentine's Day card (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=151524) | MAR 2015: Spring Theme (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=152504) | APR 2015: Adventure Motivational Poster (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=154911) | AUG 2015 David Irvine Paintover contest (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=160265) | APR 2016 Caption Contest (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=188588) | NOV 2016 What Does Lara Mean To You (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=192127)

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emma_rooney
30th Nov 2016, 04:26
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

Lara Croft and Tomb Raider mean the world to me.I've loved every single tomb raider game on playstation including the main tomb raider series and both the Lara croft series plus tomb raider trilogy and definitive edition since 1996.Lara croft and the tomb raider series is important to me cause they have always been there for me to help me through the hard times including when I had my mental illness in 2006 then when my dad died and also recently when my mum was unwell and having depression,Lara croft and the games have always made me happy and cheered me up whatever I've been through.I have always been excited,pleased and content with them and I feel like I owe Lara and tomb raider a lot for helping at the most difficult times of my life.I realised Lara and tomb raider have always been my true friends whether being down or happy and I feel like it weren't for them I probably wouldn't carry on and I wouldn't have got through the most of it.So thank you Lara croft and tomb raider for helping me all this time and I hope you will continue to be my friends for as long as possible.

AdobeArtist
2nd Dec 2016, 06:12
*THIS IS (no longer) MY CONTEST ENTRY*

actually, redid my entry, so re-submitting below.

AdobeArtist
2nd Dec 2016, 06:30
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY* :D:D


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dark7angel
6th Dec 2016, 18:44
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

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:)

AdobeArtist
6th Dec 2016, 20:44
^ @dark7angel: so that's a filtered picture of you in your entry? :wave:

dark7angel
6th Dec 2016, 21:09
^ @dark7angel: so that's a filtered picture of you in your entry? :wave:

Ah, no! It's not me... I was going to use a picture of me playing, but I just couldn't get the right angle for the effect I wanted, so I opted to make a photo manip. It's really just to add some visuals to the text. I wanted to illustrate it myself, but I don't really draw/paint all that well. :)

a_big_house
10th Dec 2016, 17:14
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

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Okay, so this was meant to be Lara's back (including backpack and braid) but it was incredibly hard to create a decent brown and once I had, I didn't make enough, so it's just the backpack (which just kind of looks like a box) :thumb:

BTS side note;
My hands are literally rainbow colour from all of the colouring and my god fondant icing is so hard to shape!

tombraiderofficial
6th Jan 2017, 11:37
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

Hello, everyone! Happy new year!
I've decided to participate in this contest with a funny video on my YouTube channel! (Yeah, I tried to speak in english). :D

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BlueSkiesXXV
10th Jan 2017, 10:13
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY* http://www.avajake.com/Host/Pic1.jpg
My brother is nine years older than me and we never spent that much time together whilst growing up. Tomb Raider is something that changed that and it really helped to bring us together.
We spent an entire weekend back in 1996 (my Father, my brother, my brother's wife & myself) exploring through the caverns in the original Tomb Raider. It was such an enjoyable & awesome experience, an experience that I'll never forget!
In my family, this event gave birth to the 'TOMB RAIDER WEEKENDS', that we all continued for many years (all the way up to Underworld, then I moved abroad). For the first five games we even booked the Monday off work (TR 5 & beyond never required that extra day).
My nephew also joined in the tradition from about The Last Revelation onwards.
Fast forward to today & I now live in Australia and my Brother lives back in the UK. My awesome Dad passed away some years back. I look back on these TOMB RAIDER WEEKEND memories, with nothing but pure happiness.
Above are a couple of photos & the unpixelated person is me. We both still have our TR statues, that were ordered from a little brochure that came bundled with TR3.
I am not exaggerating at all when I say that I used to look forward to these TOMB RAIDER WEEKENDS more than Christmas!!!

zaffiro
13th Jan 2017, 20:37
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

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Hi. This is me doing a personal and original cosplay of Lara. I'm wearing a necklace with an Ankh, holding a single plastic gun painted by me and showing a (temporary) tattoo of a phoenix, because, to me, this character means being able to stand up again, no matter how many times you get knocked out. And yes, I'm portraying a fictional character, but this meaning, this strength, is something I'm doing my best to keep in my life, because I get knocked out so many times too.

KarengeR
21st Jan 2017, 02:05
Hi everyone! :wave:

To explain what Lara means, I would like to give her a gift with all the icons that she reminds me, the classic and the new ones. So I made some miniatures and a thank-you letter, telling how the Tomb Raider saga got into my life!
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

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I tried first with my family, my mom said “oh this is all Lara” and my brother: “ all that snow from Rise, in a jar!”, so I think it could work!

Thanks!

miss_piggie
28th Jan 2017, 22:55
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

Hiii. Did you remember Teletubbies? :lol:
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Desperateguy
29th Jan 2017, 00:25
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*

Hey. I'm back! I thought it was cool make an entry with a draw of mine :)
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Tihocan
29th Jan 2017, 07:13
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*
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Dear Lara,

You first came to me on the front of a magazine, in the form of a demo disc. I played that demo every day until the game's actual release, such that I could take down that once terrifying bear and finish the demo without a scratch.
Since then you been a source of joy for me, through global adventures and insane foes like dragons and gods, searching great mythologies like Egyptian and Norse. I fondly recall showing off your underwater switch flip and the handstand to my friends, and locking Winston in the freezer.
You've provided challenge and excitement in the good times, and were the hand on my shoulder in the dark times. My peers are well aware of how I feel, respectfully mocking me when I put your game trailer on the work info display or casually dropping your name in the test cases I write. My wife even dressed up in your adventurer gear to pay homage to you!
I owe a lot to your presence in my life, and have been an undying follower for two decades and forever here on.

Your faithful climbing companion,
Damian

mucho_mas
1st Feb 2017, 21:38
Am I late? Is this this contest officially closed?? I would make my participation, if I have the premits... :(

mucho_mas
1st Feb 2017, 22:30
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*
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HOPE YOU WILL ACCEPT MY ENTRY.

BlueSkiesXXV
13th Mar 2017, 08:31
Entry submission deadline: January 29, 2017 at noon CET.

Just curious, what date will the winners be announced???

Driber
28th Mar 2017, 20:14
Apologies for the late response, everyone. We're keeping this comp going for a bit longer. I'll be in touch shortly regarding the new deadline. In the meantime please feel free to submit entries (those who haven't yet) :)

SweetApple45
29th Mar 2017, 06:36
*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*
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Dear Lara,

You first came to me on the front of a magazine, in the form of a demo disc. I played that demo every day until the game's actual release, such that I could take down that once terrifying bear and finish the demo without a scratch.
Since then you been a source of joy for me, through global adventures and insane foes like dragons and gods, searching great mythologies like Egyptian and Norse. I fondly recall showing off your underwater switch flip and the handstand to my friends, and locking Winston in the freezer.
You've provided challenge and excitement in the good times, and were the hand on my shoulder in the dark times. My peers are well aware of how I feel, respectfully mocking me when I put your game trailer on the work info display or casually dropping your name in the test cases I write. My wife even dressed up in your adventurer gear to pay homage to you!
I owe a lot to your presence in my life, and have been an undying follower for two decades and forever here on.

Your faithful climbing companion,
Damian

such a perfext collection!great!:eek:

Rai
1st Apr 2017, 00:07
I wasn't going to enter at first, but this extended deadline seems to be my second chance :p...

*THIS IS MY CONTEST ENTRY*


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I first discovered Tomb Raider in 2002. Playing the games allowed me to travel to places I may never be able to. At first I was in Peru, then Greece, China, India, Antarctica, Rome, Egypt…so many places, so many wonderful sights. And of course there was the mystical and fantasy. Who’d have thought it possible to fight off a T-Rex or Egyptian mummy or ghost? I was lifted from the often harsh times of real life into a world of imagination. Of course, you can do this with books or movies, but with a game you can really interact; really imagine yourself there. Lara may be the one moving on the screen, but we make those jumps together. I’m right there besides her as she battles a wolf or tiger. I chuckle as she uses her dry wit to put down an enemy or talk her way out of trouble. I may struggle with the puzzles, but Lara takes it all in her stride.


Then there’s Lara herself. What kind of person travels to the remotest parts of the earth and faces dangerous environments and foes alike? Lara has many of the qualities I could easily admire. Sure, Lara can be cold, callous, head strong and fiercely single-minded and independent. But there are glimpses of kindness, thoughtfulness and vulnerability. She is bold and dry witted, determined and brave. She takes risks but not without being prepared. She makes mistakes (though rare) but will go to many lengths to correct them. She has many qualities one can aspire to. She is exceptionally smart and incredibly agile and acrobatic. If I’m honest, I’d probably be envious if she were real and should we meet. In short, she is a fascinating character. One I try to do justice to in writing her. Lara Croft is so many-faceted, that I feel in writing her, I can only capture a small part of her character. But I try to and trying to puzzle her out is a joy really. How would she react to this situation or that? What would Lara do if..? Some of our adventures have been a tad silly, some serious, but I've always enjoyed putting Lara in new situations.

I love writing Lara in my fan fictions and imagining new adventures for her. If I can’t go to Mongolia or Egypt, then Lara will go in my place. I hope to see her in future games and to continue to be inspired to write more of her adventures.


Here’s a new poem, for Lara this time:


Bold and brave running through the world carefree
Where do we go this time? What sights to see?
Jumping and climbing, no time to waste
We're not tourists, no local delicacy to taste.
Weapons ready, there could be an enemy
A wolf, a bear or random mercenary
Thinking cap on, this could be tough
Dodging traps, these ancients play rough
Let's make a camp, upgrade our gear
I sense the artefact could be near
Don't you see, it's all in good fun
In blizzard or storm or a day in the sun
We travel lightly, but are always prepared
In our adventures that we have shared.

Driber
27th Apr 2017, 22:54
Here's just a quick update to inform everyone that this comp is still running; you can still enter if you haven't already. I just cannot provide a solid deadline as of yet, but I hope to have one soon. Sorry to keep everyone waiting.

That said, nice entry there, Rai :) :thumb:

Rai
28th Apr 2017, 00:38
Thanks for the update. And thank you :).

Rai
29th Aug 2017, 18:52
This is dead, right? :( (at the risk at being a nag :p).

Driber
30th Aug 2017, 09:05
Again apologies everyone for the massive delay. Due to complications I'm afraid I still cannot give a solid deadline. But rest assured I haven't forgotten about this. I'll post an update as soon as I can.


(at the risk at being a nag http://eidos.driber.net/images/custom/smilies/tongue.png).

Not at all :)

tombraiderofficial
5th Dec 2017, 18:33
It's been a year since the comp started (and never ended) :O

Rai
14th Dec 2017, 23:23
It's been a year since the comp started (and never ended) :O

Well in August Driber said he hadn't forgotten :p, so I guess we just remain patient. :cool:

a_big_house
19th Dec 2017, 14:05
It's been a year since the comp started (and never ended) :O


Well in August Driber said he hadn't forgotten :p, so I guess we just remain patient. :cool:

New Entry: Waiting a lifetime for Lara, if necessary!

:D

tombraiderofficial
28th Mar 2019, 17:38
Is this definitely dead?

dark7angel
5th Apr 2019, 18:48
I was just thinking about this competition the other day. Was it canceled? Is this still a thing? What happened?...

zaffiro
10th Apr 2019, 18:05
I'm here too. 😘

gamer114
15th Apr 2019, 15:52
A year more and we will know for sure XD

Driber
15th Apr 2019, 18:53
Hey everyone,

Once again apologies for the long delay.

I am confirming that this competition is indeed cancelled. A while ago I hinted in the humble abode thread that there were issues securing the prizes and unfortunately this hasn't changed all this time, so I feel that rather than closing the competition and picking winners without being able to properly award them with the swag items as described in the OP, the better option is cancel the comp and thank everyone for participating.

Very sorry having to do this, guys. I was hoping to avoid it and secure the prizes in the end, but unfortunately it didn't work out. It's out of my hands.

It's probably no consolation, but I do still have a bunch of codes from the digital goodies bag (plus a few more than are listed in the OP, for example SottTR on Steam) which I'm willing to offer to any contestant while supplies last. If any of you might be interested, feel free to post here or hit me up via PM.