Enter the Hunt: Showdown Video Awards!
Enter the Hunt: Showdown Video Awards!

Enter the Hunt: Showdown Video Awards!

Create a short Hunt: Showdown film or trailer and win prizes, including a one-of-a-kind Hunt-themed NZXT gaming PC!

Got cinematic chops? An eye for a cutscene? Or a passion for storytelling? We see so much creativity in the projects developed by the CRYENGINE community. And the Hunt: Showdown Video Awards offer you a new chance to show your stuff and pick up some awesome prizes, using Hunt and the bayou as your inspiration.

We're looking for videos that tell unique stories in four minutes or under in different award categories, including "Action," "Trailer," and "Freestyle." Winners of each category will win prizes from our hardware partners, including an Alienware gaming laptop, a high-end GPU and CPU bundle from AMD, and a 32-inch 175hz gaming monitor from MSI.

The winner of the "Community Choice" award, chosen from the winners of each category, will also pick up a one-of-a-kind Hunt: Showdown-themed NZXT gaming PC. In addition to the prizes on offer, all entries shortlisted as finalists for each category by our judging panel will receive two Hunt DLCs of their choice, bespoke Hunt: Showdown Video Awards merch, and merch from the Hunt store.

And for those of you who have an idea but maybe not the video editing skills, we also have the "At Least You Tried" category with prizes on offer too.

Your submission for the Hunt Showdown: Video Awards could be a killer cut of a cool stream, a video montage of in-game scenes, funny dubbed dialogue over action, a report on your encounters in the bayou, or something new entirely!

To submit your videos for entry to the awards, create your film and share it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #HuntShowdownAwards and the hashtag for the category you wish to enter, which you'll find in the category descriptions below.

We recommend you upload your entry to YouTube, our preferred platform, but we will also accept Vimeo links. Entries without the associated hashtags or uploaded to different platforms will not qualify for entry.

Now, onto the categories and what we're looking for…

Best Hunt: Showdown Action Category

Sponsor: Alienware

Grand Prize: Alienware laptop plus peripheral bundle

Hashtags to enter: #HuntShowdownVideoAwards #HuntAction

Bring the fight to film in an action-packed Hunt: Showdown mini-movie! Experienced any incredible PvP battles? Or perhaps a boss banishing gone wrong? Unleash your inner Michael Bay, turn up the SFX, and bring the booms to the bayou to make your mark in this category!  

Best Hunt: Showdown Trailer Category

Sponsor: AMD

Grand Prize:  6800 XT GPU and Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU bundle

Hashtags to enter: #HuntShowdownVideoAwards #HuntTrailer

This is your chance to show how you would make a Hunt trailer! Give us highlights, guide users through the core gameplay loop, or show off your favorite character walking through the beautiful nightmare that is the bayou as you show us your trailer-making skills.

Best Hunt: Showdown Freestyle Category

Sponsor: MSI

Grand Prize: 32-inch 175hz MSI gaming monitor worth 900 Euro

Hashtags to enter: #HuntShowdownVideoAwards #HuntFreestyle

Here the choice really is yours. Dazzle us with a montage, jam out with a Hunt music video (no copyrighted music – Port Sulphur, CC0, or your own original music, please), or animate the world – from a kid's show theme to violent anime or both! Why not try to make a live-action short? This is the category to let out all your ideas.

Best Hunt: Showdown At Least You Tried Category 

Sponsor: Hunt: Showdown

Grand Prize: A Hunt Showdown Video Awards hoody plus five Hunt DLCs of your choice

Hashtags to enter: #HuntShowdownVideoAwards #HuntTried

This category is for those who just want to have fun messing about on camera or love making memes! We know not everyone is a video editing wizard. But who needs wide-angle shots and crazy narrative work when you've got a cracking idea and a camera phone? Get creative, let loose, and don't worry about perfection by submitting content to this category. It's all about ideas and entertainment. 

Submission for entries closes on September 20. The Hunt: Showdown Team will pick a shortlist of nominees for each category from all qualifying entries. A public vote will be held for the finalists, so the community gets to decide all of our winners, and the winners will be revealed during a special Hunt: Showdown Video Awards ceremony planned for October 14 live on Twitch. 

Helpful Tips

Turn your Hunter into a camera using the Steam Launch option commands +hud_hide 1 and +r_nodrawnear 1 to hide your HUD, hands, and weapons, respectively. Unfortunately, these launch options are unavailable on console. 

Our very own Roman Perezogin will also stream himself creating a video for the contest on our Twitch page today, tomorrow and on Friday.
Don't forget to tune in to get some ideas and a few videography tips!

We can't wait to see what you come up with. 

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