MRTvision Screenshot Contest 8

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Alert.png Joining the MRTvision Screenshot Contest 8 is NOW OPEN! This is a soft opening. Submissions will open on February 28, 2021.
Joining form: https://forms.gle/XH6wJmvrZJVYN94b7
Submission form: https://forms.gle/4vCrC67bDutC73zU7
The deadline to join is March 7, 2021 at 7 p.m. UTC.
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MRTvision Screenshot Contest 8
MRTvision Screenshot Contest 8.png
Paint The World
Host
Venue Covina Ellipse Theater, Covina
Presenter MinecraftYoshi26
Producers MinecraftYoshi26
Official broadcaster MBS
Dates
Joining period February 25, 2021 - March 7, 2021
Submission period February 28, 2021 - March 13, 2021
Voting period March 13, 2021 - March 19, 2021 (semi-finals)
March 20, 2021 - April 2, 2021 (finals)
Semi-final March 20, 2021
Final April 3, 2021
Participants
Number of entries 28 (to date)
Debuting cities

Flag of Barshat Abtalit.png Barshat Abtalit
Flag of Beachview.png Beachview
Flag of Cape Cambridge.png Cape Cambridge
Flag of Chillington.png Chillington
Flag of Cypress.png Cypress
Flag of Encinitas.png Encinitas
Flag of Macapa.png Macapa
Flag of Millville.png Millville
Flag of Niwen.png Niwen


Returning cities

Flag of Carnoustie.svg Carnoustie
Flag of Storalia.png Storalia


Non-returning cities Flag of East Mesa.png East Mesa
Flag of Oparia.png Oparia
Flag of Richville.png Richville
Flag of Segville.png Segville
Vote
Voting system Semi-finals: Each city awards a set of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favorite screenshots, respectively
Contest chronology
← 7MRTvision Screenshot Contest

The MRTvision Screenshot Contest 8 is the ongoing eighth edition of the MRTvision Screenshot Contest. The contest is the original MRT Screenshot Contest with Eurovision-style voting and representation.

The ceremony is planned to take place in Covina, following _Kastle's win at the seventh contest with the screenshot "Like a Shooting Star, I Will Go the Distance". The contest debuted on February 25, 2021. The contest's slogan is Paint The World. The winner is set to be revealed on April 3, 2021, at 7 p.m. UTC at the Covina Ellipse Theater. There is planned to be an official MBS livestream for both the semi-final and final ceremonies.

As of March 1, 2021, 28 cities have confirmed their intentions to participate in the contest and 8 of those cities have made a submission.

Production

The contest was first teased on February 14, 2021 by MinecraftYoshi26 posting "screenshot contest soon? 👍 or 👎" in the #event-announcements channel in the MRT Discord. The message garnered 31 thumbs up reactions from other members and the contest was confirmed on the wiki later that day. The host city was announced as Covina on February 18, 2021.

The contest's slogan and logo were announced on February 24, 2021. The contest's logo is an original work created by RacCort.

Venue

The venue of the contest, the Covina Ellipse Theater, underneath a train station in northern Covina

The contest's results ceremony are planned to take place for the first time in Covina, following Covina's victory in the previous edition with the screenshot "Like a Shooting Star, I Will Go the Distance", taken by _Kastle. The host venue was announced on February 27, 2021.

It is set to take place at Covina's 270-seat theater, the Covina Ellipse Theater, which was renovated in 2021 for the contest. The theater had no official name until the renovations were complete for the contest. The entrance to the theater is located inside a train station, which was originally constructed in Wampanoag by bryce_am. To get to the entrance from the station, an underground tunnel was created to give access to the theater from the train station platform. Located on the north side of the town, it is the only venue of its kind in Covina. The closest transit to the theater is the RaiLinQ and Fred Rail trains at the stations outside of the entrance. ATC-1 is also right outside of the station.

Format

Per usual, the contest featured members representing cities, each submitting a screenshot to be voted on by the participants and the willing public. Each city and willing non-participants award a set of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favorite screenshots, respectively. Each participant was required to vote in their semi-final or may face disqualification, being banned from participating in future contests, or paying a fine. As usual, there was no theme.

The deadline to join was announced as March 7, 2021. The deadline to send in a screenshot was announced as March 20, 2021.

Semi-final allocation draw

On February 27, 2021, it was confirmed that there would be two semi-finals. As the prior winner, Covina would automatically qualify for the final and vote in both semi-finals. The top 10 in the semi-finals advance to the final. The top 10 screenshots from each semi-final advance to the final.

For the fourth time, there were pots created for semi-final allocations drawings. The semi-finalists were allocated into pots, based on aggregate rankings by participant, not by city, from prior contest data. Drawing from different pots helps to reduce the chance of lopsided semi-finals by predicted placement from prior contests.

Participating cities

All of the screenshots are viewable together on a public Google Folder.

Draw City Photographer Screenshot City photographed Place Points
Flag of Bahia.png Bahia Echohue
Flag of Barshat Abtalit.png Barshat Abtalit Wipeout111 "Together" Barshat Abtalit
Flag of Bawktown.png Bawktown FooteChicken "Travelling the MRT" None[a]
Flag of Beachview.png Beachview DintyB
Flag of Cape Cambridge.png Cape Cambridge PaintedBlue "A City in Motion" Cape Cambridge
Flag of Carnoustie.svg Carnoustie CaptainObi
Flag of Chillington.png Chillington CyAmethyst "A Snow Arctic Learning Environment" Chillington
Flag of City-State of Kitania.png City-State of Kitania KittyCat11231
Flag of Cypress.png Cypress Avaneesh2008
Flag of Encinitas.png Encinitas kyyl_
Flag of Foresne.png Foresne __7d
Flag of Laclede.png Lacledic Republic Valkorion314
Flag of Macapa.png Macapa Noahrebl_ "The Colour Above The Darkness" Macapa
Flag of Malosa.png Malosa ArizTrad
Flag of Millville.png Millville sasha9076
Flag of Murrville.png Murrville RacCort
Flag of New Amsterdam.png New Amsterdam Red_Ray
Flag of Niwen.png Niwen DNAmaster10 "Morning Yoga" Niwen
Flag of Nymphic Union.png Nymphic Union Melecie
Flag of Peripotamia.png Peripotamia Cookie46910
Flag of San Dzobiak.png San Dzobiak time2makemymove
Flag of Sansvikk.png Sansvikk SansNotLuigi "Back To The Shack" Redwood
Flag of Secunda.png Secunda _Mossie
Flag of Spruce Valley.png Spruce Valley Johngi
Flag of Storalia.png Storalia Vulpicula
Flag of Titsensaki.png Titsensaki frogggggg
Flag of Wazamawazi.png Wazamawazi autobus22 "Before Closing" Wazamawazi
Flag of Wenyanga.png Wenyanga Airplaneguy9

Semi-final 1

A to be determined number of cities are set to participate in the first semi-final. As the prior winner, Covina voted in both semi-finals. The highlighted cities qualified for the final. The results are set to be revealed on March 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. UTC.

Draw City Photographer Screenshot City photographed Place Points

Semi-final 2

A to be determined number of cities are set to participate in the second semi-final. As the prior winner, Covina voted in both semi-finals. The highlighted cities qualified for the final. The results are set to be revealed on March 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. UTC.

Draw City Photographer Screenshot City photographed Place Points

Final

21 cities are set to participate in the final, with all qualifying cities required to vote. Covina automatically qualified for the final as the prior winner. The results are set to be revealed on April 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. UTC. The top 10 cities will have their screenshots featured on the website.

Draw City Photographer Screenshot City photographed Place Points

Other cities

Eligibility for participation in the MRTvision Screenshot Contest requires that the city be ranked and have a flag.

Prior participants

  • Flag of East Mesa.png East Mesa – On February 26, 2021, 0x10 noted that he was not planning to participate after being asked. East Mesa last participated in the seventh contest.
  • Flag of Oparia.png Oparia – On February 25, 2021, kyyl_ officially declared his participation under Encinitas. Thus, there was no representative for Oparia. Oparia last participated in the seventh contest.
  • Flag of Richville.png Richville – On October 11, 2020, woorich999 was banned and transferred Richville to Cookie46910. On February 25, 2021, Cookie46910 officially declared his participation under Peripotamia. Thus, there was no representative for Richville. Richville last participated in the seventh contest.
  • Flag of Segville.png Segville – On February 26, 2021, godzilltrain noted that he was not planning to participate after being asked. Segville last participated in the seventh contest.

The following cities participated in the seventh contest, but have not yet announced whether they will participate in the eighth contest:

New participants

Notes

a. ^ Port Locke is the closest city to the location photographed.