First Official mAI Mapping Contest

myApertureInnovations was founded on principals of modding and content creation. As such, our first official contest will be focused around the creative use of Custom Content! Use of custom textures, models, sounds, and particles are all accepted and encouraged in contest entries, so open up hammer and get mapping! The contest will run from Friday, September 21st to Wednesday, October 31st at 11:59 PM UTC. Better get going, you only have -1609 days left!

Ground Rules

Custom Content

All entries should use custom content of some sort
(textures, models, particles, sounds, or any combination thereof)

Any content not following these parameters will not be considered in the score for your map.

Judging Criteria

The following categories will be used to determine the final map score:

The judges will be Reepblue, Colossal, and Keklolzor.


The prizes will be as follows:

How to Enter

As soon as this contest is announced, all the way until October 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM UTC there will be a checkbox on the file upload page labelled "Contest." Tick this box when you upload the map to mark it as a contest submission. After the map is uploaded, the only way to remove it from the running is to delete and reupload without the contest parameter.

Help! I don't know <subject question here>

Please refer to the Portal 1 and Portal 2 mapping FAQ threads for specific questions, and feel free to talk to anyone with a bolded blue, green, or red name on the forums for mapping help and questions.