Bohemia Interactive has announced a €500,000 Make Arma Not War content creation contest for Arma 3. Cash prizes range from €20,000 to €200,000, and are spread across four different categories: Total Modification, Singleplayer Game Mode, Multiplayer Game Mode, and Addon.
The headline prize of €200,000 will be awarded to the winner of the Total Modification category, where as in the others, the prize money is divided between 1st place (€50,000), 2nd place (€30,000), and 3rd place (€20,000).
Projects which show a lot of potential might also be offered a contract by Bohemia Interactive, whether they have won the contest or not.
The developer is also working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, which will be handing out the Health Care in Danger Special Award to the entry which covers the topic of ‘health care in danger’ the best. The winner or winners will be given a one-week trip to an ICRC mission in a foreign country, organized by the ICRC.
The application period is scheduled to open in 2014, but you will want to go ahead and get started on your mod as the closing date for submissions is October 28, 2014, after which a jury of Bohemia Interactive representatives and other industry professionals will begin to evaluate the finalists in each category.
The winners will be announced on January 15, 2015. More details, including how people can cast their vote and support their favorite projects, are to be announced at a later date.
Rules for the contest, which also includes information on dates, prizes, and categories, can be found here. The Make Arma Not War website will be updated regularly, starting with additional instructions on how to apply in the beginning of next year.