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Featured Official Saint Martin Island Map Contest Submissions 2016

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by IcyHot, Oct 1, 2016.

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  1. IcyHot

    IcyHot Administrator
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    City Builders may submit up to 10 individual photos (no combining photos into a montage) for consideration in the contest. Only one entry per person. Entries must be posted before October 31, 2016.

    Please DO NOT post Mega Screenshots, not everyone has Fiber into their homes.

    • Only posts with official photo submissions are allowed. Any other comments or replies will be deleted from this thread. (If you want to talk about submissions pick a new thread)
    • Entries in the Contest need to include the name of your City and if you desire a "pitch" about why your city is the best or what category you hope to win.
    • If you want to update and or replace your Official Entry prior to the end of October 2016 please contact me or a moderator to have your older post removed. We want to avoid confusion with multiple entries.
    On November 1, 2016, a poll with the official entries will open. The XLNation community will vote for their 3 favorite cities. The Top 3 Winners will receive a unique medal and 15/10/5 Trophy points. When the poll opens, comments from the XLNation Community are encouraged. Cheer on your favorites or campaign for a winner. Any photos submitted after the poll opens will be deleted!

    Category Winners will be judged by a panel of 5 city building fans. Winners will receive a unique medal and 10 Trophy points. There is one winner per category. All winners will be announced when the poll officially closes.

    Here are the categories:
    • Best rural or farm region
    • Best "Green" City
    • Best "Industrial" City
    • Best RHM interchanges and highways
    • Best Parks and Plazas
    • Best realistic City
    • Best futuristic City
    • Best Vacation City
    • Best "Historical" City
    • Best "Commercial" City
    • Best Looking Skyline
    • Best Looking Harbor
    • Best Looking Airport
    • Best Looking Rail Networks and Stations
    Good Luck everyone. Official Entries will be accepted until October 31, 2016
     
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  2. ovarz

    ovarz Governor

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    BATIK ISLAND

    Batik is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, south of the southernmost tip of continental Asia and Minangkabau peninsula, with seribu archipelago Islands to the south.

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  3. XOUSTE

    XOUSTE Governor

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    SKYE CITY

    All the skyscrapers , all the green parks,all the big ports in the city enrich the whole Saint Martin island,makes it futuristic and fantastic.Skye city is somewhere you can find a wonderful city living,large shopping centers, shopping districts and gardens all around the city residences.
    Although there are only ten pictures of this city,skye is more beautiful than these ,i can't wait to show more of the details of skye !

    Welcome to Skye city ,hope you enjoy it!


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  4. needspeed17

    needspeed17 Executive

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    hi,everybody,this is my new city.hope you can enjoy it. cxl_screenshot_san los fu_1.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_3.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_11.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_16.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_23.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_26.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_34.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_39.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_50.jpg cxl_screenshot_san los fu_440.jpg
     
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  5. Jotape

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    Alcanena Island
    The pearl of Atlantic Ocean
    Alcanena is a portuguese island next to Madeira Archipelago. It is famous for its luxury hotels, resorts, beaches, monuments and fantastic olive oil and wine quality. The average sea temperature is 24.5ºC and air temperature is 26ºC.

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    The island's capital is Alcanena City and is a historical and touristic city. Alcanena City is the biggest city of the island. Here you can see the heart of the city that has the Cathedral of Santa Bárbara, the university of Alcanena and a luxury and modern 5 star hotel under construction.

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    The market May 5th is very famous because of the great quality of the goods that are sold at a very good price in this market. Inside the market is the Antique Theater of Alcanena. On the roundabout is the Monument of the Independence.

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    This is the "Rossio" or "Praça da República" (main square of Alcanena City). At the right is the city hall and behind the city hall is located the Castle of Alcanena. The castle's garden has hundreds of different species of exotic plants.

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    The Alcanena Island has been classified as a Mediterranean Climate. Sometimes there is some storms. Here you can see the walls of Alcanena City (90% are still standing) and the Main Gate.

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    Around the island there are many vineyards and olive plantations. Their exportations and the tourism are the engine of the economy of Alcanena Island. On the top of the hill is Alcanena City.

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    Alva City is a touristic city and is well-know for its fantastic beaches, hotels, resorts, marina and cheap prices. Alva City has many high-rise, hotels and resorts. The tallest buildings from Portugal are located in this city. At the left you can see a small part of Alva's historic centre and the Cathedral of Santa Bárbara from Alcanena City.

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    Alva City has a small and cozy historic centre. Here you can see the city hall at the right.

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    This is the "Praça da República" (main square of Alva City). At the left is the Maritime Museum of Alva and at the right is the city hall.

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    One of the famous beaches of Alva. All beaches have gold and blue flag. Alcanena Island receives more than three hundred thousand tourists on every Summer. You can see on top of the hill Alcanena City (behind Alva City).

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    Some hotels, resorts and holidays apartments. Many of them have big swimming pools.
    I hope you enjoyed these cities!
     
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    - SAINT CATHERINE -


    The island of Saint Catherine ( Fr: l'île de Sainte-Catherine ) is located in the Mediterannean Sea, out of the French mainland.
    The island has been inhabited by the Romans and the Roman Citadel is the only trace of their presence.
    In 1,150 AD, the Catholic Monastery of Sainte-Catherine was built.
    The monastery had a population of 600 people at its time and it was then when the production of the famous Catherinettes wine started.

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    The Monastery of Saint Catherine and the town's peninsula

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    During the reign of Louis XIV a summer Mansion for the Emperor was built and the following decades the island's population quadrupled.
    At this time the production of the famous wine got systematic and the island attracted wealthy families.

    Nowadays the town sprawls around the Summer Palace and expands to the North where a small commercial port has been built in the 1940's and to the West into the island's Western farmlands.

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    The Town of Saint Catherine

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    The West Gate and the Palace Hill

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    The Northern Farmlands and the airport

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    The Western farmlands and the town's suburbs

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    While the island's East coast is occupied by the main town and the seaport zone, the entire West coast, around the Lagoon is a protected Natural Habitat and another source of revenue for the island. Large areas of this side of the island are completely protected and any building is prohibited. Access to this part is possible either by the sea or by small farm roads.

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    The Natural Habitat

    The Natural Habitat is one of the 4 big National Parks existing in Southern France and a home for flora and fauna of the area. Two of the beaches in the Habitat are egg laying areas for Caretta-caretta Turtles while the Habitat is also the home for the last remaining couple of Mediterannean Eagles. You can read more about the Habitat here: Parc National de Port Cros

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  7. yu450146219

    yu450146219 Skilled Worker

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    Pearl City is located in the central and southern part of the Pacific Ocean, is a beautiful and rich island city. The total is divided into three zones, Xiushui District, Nghe An area, Wei Rong district. Although the population is only about 400 thousand hot, but a highly developed areas. Here together with the MTR Airport Ferry Port Transportation, travel is very convenient! The area is located in the scenic area and the municipal government, Yi Road No. 100. Pearl Institute of technology is located in the central part of the island, in the world is also quite near the top of the!

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    City of Eastport
    City of Eastport is a former Italian island, located between Sardegna and Mallorca. Story goes back to the 1852 AD where a great debt of the sovereign of the island, had to be paid to the Royal British Bank. Rumours saying wine, women and extraordinary luxury, caused huge fiscal problems though many people witnessed back then meetings with the founders of the Bank and the sovereign, days before "the Royal British Bank scandal". British authority acted quickly to unveil the evil plan and managed to occupy the island right before "the Treaty of Zurick". In exchange, the British helped Garibaldi' s race for the Risorgimento.
    Since then, City of Eastport grew to an island-state colony type and due to tax free and open customs policies became nowadays a powerfull holiday hub of the mediterranean, top notch bussiness center, software developement tycoon, house of the greatest gambling services, with a highly respected univercity and of course one of the most historical football teams of premier league, "Dragons of Eastport".​

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    From the old latin city on the mountains, to the modern skyscrapers, City of Eastport is a vibrant, multipurpose metropolis staring at a bright future!

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    Commercial Zeppelin over the "opera business district". Sweet marriage of modern, colonial and roman architecture.

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    Look at the left, how the buildings take the form of the hills respecting the ground elevation. This time i said to myself "no terraform" and i was right!
    Plenty docks for commercial and cruise ships along with ferry terminals. Tall buildings to house travel agencies, transport and logistics enterprises.

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    The jewel of the city! City of Eastport Football Arena, home of the Dragons, a football team that won twice the Premier League and once the Champions League cups. Leading and competitive team, one of the best across European continent.

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    Skyscrapers climbing on the mountain "attacking" the roman town. In the bottom center you can see clearly part of the "City Highways" surrounding the island, servicing cargo and commuters daily.

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    Almost every little inch has been built. There is no room for further developement. Just trims and reworks, just like what i did with the Arena, witch took the place of an ingame stadium to stay updated!

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    On the southern cape stands the "University of Eastport" along with the "Univercity Business Center" witch is by the way huge concerning we build on an island, but i can't stop myself from building tall. Sorry!!! Great background, shity quality, sorry again!

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    It took very very long time to load all these flora. I am considering from now on, not to use area flora but try to plant one by one. "Sauron" tower stands tall and alone like it is the center of the world! My favorite building.

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    Airport layout, seaport layout and industrial layout, gathered together in the western part of the island. Some oil depots, an oil refinery and of course a nuclear power plant, is just what it takes to start a city.
    Everything is very clear from this view. I spread the airfield layout this way according to my city' s airport SKG. Space saving, simple and beautifull!

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    Last but not least, a warplane taking off to meet some drills or something, while docks are full of cargo ships, boosting global trade and local businesses.
    Aprons full of passenger planes delivering thousands of businessemen and tourists every year.
    And the show, must go on...​
     
  9. Clemech4

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    Welcome to Decaios, a little Greek city on an island in Aegean Sea. The city became these last 20 years an important tourist place, with the old town, ruins of ancient Greece and the sandy beaches. The city is also known for its wines and olive oil.
    The story of the city starts around 450 BC with the foundation of Decapolis by Athenian settlers. The commercial city became rich and prosperous until the invasion of the Roman Empire; the city is progressively abandoned. Around 1100, the fortress of Decaios is built next the Greek city by the Byzantine Empire to defend the Aegean sea. Then the city is conquered by Ottomans and Islam spreads in the city, Decaios was a hub of Ottoman trade. In 1822, Greece became independent and the city has lost much of its wealth but during the late 20th century, tourism makes prosperous Decaios again, a commercial port is built, and many hotels are emerging.


    Historical centre:
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    Modern port next ancient city of Decapolis:
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    Overview of Decaios:
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    2 Years old highway between Decaios and a smaller town: Apollonia
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    I think the strengths of the city are:
    -Rural or farm region
    -"Green" City
    -Parks and Plazas
    -Realistic City
    -Vacation City
    -"Historical" City

    Good luck everyone !
     
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  10. veija2

    veija2 Mayor

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    Welcome to New Aille, "Beautiful Cliff."

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    Moher Park
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    Looking out from Moher Fountain
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    Tralee Manor Golf Course
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    Portside Stadium
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    The Strand at night
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    Llyr Square on Market Street.
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    The Eastern farm lands
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    The port of Marshall Dun.
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  11. BahadirB

    BahadirB Executive

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    - SWANÖ -
    Swanö island is located in the northwest of Göteborg. As one of the westernmost islands of Sweden, Swanö hosts the city of Alhämn in south, and two towns, namely Sundinberg in the northwest and Marstrand in the northeast.

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    Änggården, one of the most prestigious neighbours of the city. Kungsparken, the central park of the city, is in the centre.
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    Malmen, the central shopping avenue of the city. At the end of the avenue stands the Theater of Alhämn.
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    At the top-roof of the Alhämn Radisson Blu, the view of the historical castle of Alhämn
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    To the west of the city, the district of Ålsten. Sankt Nikolai kyrka [St. Nicholas Church] is the centre of the district, and before the church lies Ålsten Park. 6.jpg
    Named after the garden in the centre, the district of Södergarden.
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    Built in the late eighteenth century as a Museum of Art, the dome, on the left centre, was turned into Alhämn stadsbibliotek [public library] affiliated with the Alhämn Institutet [Institute of Agriculture].
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    Sundinberg, a fishing town in the northeast of Swanö.
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    Marstrand, the othe fishing town at the other side of the island
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    The island of Swanö and the city of Alhämn might be regarded as the candidates for the following categories:

    - Best "Green" City
    - Best Parks and Plazas
    - Best Rural or Farm Region
    - Best "Historical" City
    - Best Vacation City (Nobody would love to spend their vacation on a Scandinavian island, but let's give it a shot)
    - Best Realistic City

     
  12. selodinger

    selodinger Executive

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    Hello there XL Nation! Let me introduce you my contest city:

    ALTERA ISLAND
    Short Info: Altera Island is an island county that dependent on my fictional country Ocean Coast Republic. The island is located on southeast, and the distance between island and the country’s coast is 110 km. Average population of Altera Island has a number of 213000. In the summer, it reaches approximately 600000 inhabitants. The main economic resources are tourism, agriculture and a small amount of trading.
    General Overview Altera Town
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    Altera Town is the largest town of the island, also it's capital city.

    Old Town and City Center
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    Old town attracts with urban architecture and well-maintained walls. Noteable sights in the old town: Old City Church (now it's museum), Great Marketplace, Town Walls and Spear Tower.

    Marina
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    Altera Town Marina has built in 1970. The marina can host 200 boats, and it's quite useful marina for the sailors. Many souvenir shops, seafood restaurants, bars&pubs are located here. Also it gained "Award of Blue Flag".

    Turquise Beach
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    Turquise Beach is located northeastern part of the city. There are many options of drinking and eating places. Also it's the heart of beach parties.

    Kalamari
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    Kalamar is used to a village. The village merged with Altera Town in 1990's due to increasing population. Today Kalamari is the largest neighborhood of the city.

    Town Of Izmarin
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    Izmarin is the secont largest city of the island after Altera. The city is located on northern part of the island, landscape is cliffy. One of the sights is an old town on small islet and attracts many tourists. There are many attractive coves around the town.

    Summer Houses On the Islet
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    One of the interesting points of the island.

    Rural Areas of the Island
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    A wheat farm nearby Izmarin.
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    Farming region which is close to Malkar.
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    Altera Island Municipal Airfield and farming areas are surrounding it. Also there are small and medium sized factories in the foreground. The main sea port is in front of the factories, but it isn't on the image.

    My contest city is candidated for:

    *Best Rural and Farm Region
    *Best Historical City
    *Best Green City
    *Best Vacation City
     
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  13. Kitsunebi

    Kitsunebi Elite

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    *phew just in time!

    Welcome to the island of TENANG!
    Tenang is a small tropical paradise. Its main city is called Kotarawa, but there are several other towns and villages. Especially famous are the island's wonderful beaches and some of the world's top first class hotels. Visiting Tenang, you can either join the bustling life in Kotarawa or have a quiet time in one of the luxury retreats...

    Kotarawa was built on a former swamp area. The water has been drained through canals and the main canal is called Kotarawa Creek.
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    About 350000 people live in Kotarawa. It has been a trading post for centuries.. this is its port area:
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    One of the island's top beaches is located right in the city of Kotarawa:
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    Kubu is a small town in the more rural eastern part of Tenang and one of the main tourist attractions with its agricultural terraces and the former royal palace:
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    You can find some of the best hotels on the south-eastern tip of Tenang...
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    ...and this little 5* luxury retreat is world-famous:
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    Tenang's international airport is located in the city of Kotarawa...
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    ...and finally a view along the more populated west coast:
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    I hope you like this little island, which could be a contestant for the best rural and farm, green and vacation cities... and maybe more ;)
    Good luck to all other players!
     
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  14. SOUL Productions

    SOUL Productions Executive

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    Sorry to be a creeper on Halloween and come up so late but I have some Images at my update of Matthew City!
    CJ - Matthew City

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    Thanks for all the submissions, the contest entries are now closed. The voting thread will get posted in about 12 hours.
     
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