Hello everyone! It has come time to announce the winners of our 2018 Ruinscraft Art Contest! Although the competition was fierce, our judges were able to come to a decision and pick our three winners, along with two honorable mentions. Before announcing the winners, we will go over how each entry was scored. Each entry was scored based on three different categories. They are as follows: Creativity & Uniqueness: Participants were scored out of 30 on the creativity of their piece. Look & Aesthetic: Participants were scored out of 30 on the overall look of their piece. Overall Impressions: Participants were scored out of 30 on the judges’ overall impression of the work. And finally, here are the winners of the 2018 Ruinscraft Art Contest: 1st place: xXBluemonXx 2nd place: Abombies 3rd place: Bemix Along with our two honorable mentions: Abombies, and Zan3yPlayZ. Each placed winner will receive store credit at donate.ruinscraft.com, and all placed winners and honorable mentions will receive a special powder in-game. Please contact an admin to receive your prizes. Thanks to all the participants of our very first art contest! We were impressed by every entry. It was a great display of all the hidden talent we have on Ruinscraft! We hope to be hosting another art contest soon. -- Pictures: 1st Place - xXBluemonXx In this stylistic piece, xXBluemonXx captures a stunning evening on the Ruinscraft Plots server. As the deep oranges of the sky make their way across the landscape, a player stands proudly in front of their build. xXBluemonXx uses perspective and angles to create depth to their art, and uses a very textured brush while incorporating beautiful gold, pink, and purple tones to the art piece. 2nd Place - Abombies Abombies showcases a cubic build of a pond, using brilliant colors and dimension to bring realism into the piece. This piece is reminiscent of a warm spring day, as you venture along a path leading past a crystal pond. Abombies creates beautiful depth within this composition! 3rd Place - Bemix Bemix creates fan-art of one of our admins, @StupidDrew9! Bemix takes a geometric and whimsical approach to this piece, showing StupidDrew9 watch over the Ruinscraft Plots server and hold a Ruinscraft wand. Bemix submitted a unique and colorful composition, earning them a placed victory! Honorable Mention - Zan3yPlayZ Zan3yPlayZ shows off some more staff fan art, this time including @StupidDrew9 and @Malakki! Zan3yPlayZ displays a scary alternate reality in which the two staff are evil cyborgs, creepily hinting that they know something... This creative piece takes a surreal-horror approach on the Ruinscraft theme! Honorable Mention - Abombies In another cubic piece by Abombies, we catch a look at a mountainous landscape, with shimmering falls. This piece displays dusty red peaks, intertwined with vines. Abombies uses vibrant colors and shading to bring life to the composition.