Contests

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Overview

Over the course of City of Heroes' history, both Cryptic Studios and Paragon Studios challenged and celebrated the creativity of the game's players with various official contests. These contests ranged from themed costume contests to multimedia contests with videos or artwork, to contests promoted by third-party companies. This article gives a brief summary of the different events that showcased the incredible talents of the CoH gaming community.

Costume Contests


Title

Theme

Start Date

End Date
Official
Announcement

Winners
Animal Pack Giveaway
Jungle / Safari
February 18, 2011
City of Heroes Freedom Costume Contest
Apocalyptic Survivor
September 15, 2011
 
Famous Historical People - With a Twist
September 16, 2011
Dark and Mysterious
September 19, 2011
Halloween "Mashup" Costume Contest
Halloween
October 28, 2011
Something to Be Thankful For
Thanksgiving
November 30, 2011
Super Heroic Holidays
Holidays
December 22, 2011
Lunar New Year Costume Contest
Lunar New Year
January 27, 2012
February Costume Contest
Failed Hero/Villain
February 24, 2012
Join the Paragon Hive!
Bugs
May 25, 2012
I CAN HAS COSTUME CONTEST?!
Memes
June 28, 2012

Multimedia Contests


Title

Theme

Start Date

End Date
Official
Announcement

Winners
Video Homage Contest
5th Anniversary
April 28, 2009
May 19, 2009
5th Anniversary T-Shirt Contest
T-Shirt
April 28, 2009
May 19, 2009
First Annual Architect Awards
October 2, 2009
October 11, 2009
Holiday Contest
Dr. Aeon's Second Mission Architect Contest
Level 5 to 10 story
February 3, 2010
February 24, 2010
Secret Admirer Contest
Valentine for War Witch
February 4, 2010
February 28, 2010
PAX East "One Day Pass" Contest
Photo Manipulation
March 11, 2010
March 18, 2010
Declare Your Loyalty Contest
Loyalist Billboard / Resistance Graffiti
April 30, 2010
May 14, 2010
PAX Prime "Three Day Pass" Contest
Going Rogue Haiku
August 9, 2010
August 16, 2010
Loading Screen Contest
Custom Loading Screens
August 20, 2010
September 20, 2010
Billboard Contest
Custom Billboards
November 29, 2010
January 24, 2011
Movie Poster Contest
Summer Blockbuster Movie Posters
March 14, 2012
April 10, 2012

Third-Party Contests


Title

Sponsor

Start Date

End Date
Official
Announcement

Winners
Molotov Alva Machinima Contest
Machinima
April 18, 2008
May 16, 2008
Matrix Machinima Contest - "Get in Touch with Your Dark Side"
GameTrailers.com
July 1, 2008
August 10, 2008
Comic-Con Costume Code
Massively
July 29, 2008
July 30, 2008
City of Heroes/City of Villains Costume Contest
Palit / AMD
October 1, 2008
October 17, 2008
Going Rogue Developer Q&A
Razer
June 23, 2010
June 28, 2010
Super Booster V: Mutant Giveaway
PC Gamer
June 24, 2010
Super Booster V: Mutant Giveaway
Massively
June 24, 2010
June 25, 2010
Going Rogue Character Creator Sweepstakes
ZAM
August 2, 2010
August 15, 2010
Going Rogue Giveaway
Mac|Life
August 17, 2010
August 17, 2010
Going Rogue Giveaway
PC Gamer
August 17, 2010
August 18, 2010
Going Rogue Giveaway
Massively
August 17, 2010
August 19, 2010
Going Rogue Sweepstakes
MMORPG.com
August 27, 2010
August 31, 2010
Origins Pack Giveaway
Massively
November 3, 2010
November 5, 2010
Animal Pack Giveaway
PC Gamer
February 23, 2011
Animal Pack Giveaway
Massively
February 23, 2011
Win a Custom Gaming PC
Antec
August 26, 2011
August 28, 2011
Fight Crime in Style Contest
MMORPG.com
October 7, 2011
October 14, 2011