10th Anniversary Track Creation Contest – Official Rules


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Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be created specifically for this event. Tracks created or published prior to official announcement on October 23rd are not allowed.
  2. Players may only submit one entry, and may not edit their entry once it has been submitted. Make it Count!
  3. Players may only submit their entry to one of the acceptable submission sites Mania-Exchange or Steam. If a player uploads their submission multiple times, they may be disqualified
  4. Tracks must adhere to all “Track Creation” Rules.

Track Creation Rules

  1. Players may only use TrackMania2 Stadium.
  2. The track should begin [first 10-15 seconds] as a “press forward” map that leads into a jump.
  3. Tracks should incorporate a “10th Anniversary” theme, and must use a [10th] tag in their title to make them easier to identify. Additionally:
    1. Intro: A 3-5 second intro is encouraged, but not required. Please keep them short.
    2. In-Game: Yes, but please try and limit them.
    3. Outro: Yes
    4. Custom Signs: None
    5. Custom Graphics: None
    6. Custom Music: None
    7. Mods: None
    8. Copper Limit: Please try to not exceed 5000.
    9. Track Level: Beginner
    10. Track Length: 40-50 Seconds
    11. Players should be able to complete the track in one attempt. No section should require “perfection” in driving or speed.
    12. Players must be able to respawn.
    13. A “Gold” run should be an attempt that has few errors.

Contest Dates

  • October 23rd: Official Announcement
  • November 24th: Submission Deadline for Tracks. All submissions will be accepted.
  • November 29th: 20 Semi-Finalists Announced, Community Voting Starts.
  • December 6th: Deadline for Community Voting, Finalists Announced
  • December 14th: 10th Anniversary LAN Event, Car Contest Results [Top 3]

Contest Prizing

  • The Finalists will be promoted during the 10th LANniversary event and will be promoted for download via the ManiaPlanet channels.
  • The [3] Winners will have their track made available for free download on the ManiaPlanet Official Store and the creator will receive a ManiaPlanet Collector’s Pack [TrackMania2 Canyon, Valley, Stadium, and ShootMania Storm] including a commemorative lithograph signed by the developers.
  • Additionally, the creator of the overall [1] Grand Prize Winner will receive a custom puzzle of their entry.

Contest Judging:

  • Nadeo will make an initial selection of 20 Semi-Finalists from all the valid submitted entries.
  • The community will vote for their 5 favorites between November 29th and December 6th based on the initial selection by Nadeo.
  • The Grand Jury will take the Top 5 Finalists as determined by the community vote, and chose three Winners, including one Grand Prize Winner, based on an established rubric.
  • Nadeo reserves the right to add up to three additional choices to the list of Finalists, for a grand total of 8 Finalists.