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City Showcase - 
Show the best scenes from your city - 
Season 3 - Challenge #23 - Monthly (47 days) - 

Results Announced Here!

Thanks to @MushyMushy for the challenge idea.


The previous challenges have all been focused around specific themes. We've visited urban, rural and night shots, amongst waterfronts, railroads and bridges. There have been a multitude of magnificent creations from many magnanimous mayors! *:yes:

But this time, in the final Monthly challenge of the season, we're throwing the doors open, giving you freedom to present any of your finest city-building scenes.

You may enter up to 3 images you've created from your cities, towns or villages. The image(s) can be anything you'd like, not necessarily depicting high density and skyscrapers -- it could even be a more rural or desolate location. Basically anywhere big or small where your citizens reside. As usual, you may also use custom content and/or image editing to enhance the appearance. This is all about providing an empty canvas (or 3) for you to express your unique city-building creativity. *;)


This is a  Monthly  challenge running for a mammoth 47 days.


Submission Requirements

  1. The submitted image(s) must include a form of human settlement (e.g. city, town or village).
  2. You may use any city-building game -- including SimCity 4, Cities: Skylines, SimCity (2013), and CitiesXL / XXL.
  3.  You may submit a maximum of 3 images into the challenge album. These can be from the same or different locations.    *:read:

    a. All your entered images will be eligible for voting, however only your highest rated image will be used in the final ranking.
    So basically there are 3 opportunities to gain a place in the results, with no downside to submitting more than one.

    b. In the event of images having an identical rating and votes, the earlier submitted image will be selected.

    For each submission, you may link a larger version in the description, or post inside the comments section. Please see this post for clarification.

  4. For the purpose of voting, please check a full title & description are included on your image(s).
  5. Your image(s) must be created solely by yourself, without any assistance from anyone else.
  6. To qualify for entry, please ensure your image(s) are uploaded to the submissions category, and comply with these requirements.


Leaderboard Rankings  *:read:

A new leaderboard system is currently running for this season. This has been designed to incorporate all challenges, linking with each set of results.

Each place in a challenge has points on offer -- the higher you finish, the more points you gain. Then at the end of the season, prizes will be given out to the top 10 in the final standings, with the winner being crowned the Grand Champion! *:ducky:

This  Monthly  challenge is eligible for the "Overall" and "Monthly & Custom Content" leaderboards.


Full details and the current standings can be viewed in the following topic:


The winners will be the top 3 ranked images after a 10 day voting period. Reputation prizes will be awarded based on the number of entries, and the overall average rating. See this topic for more info.

For this  Monthly  challenge, rep prizes will be given for the top 5 placed entries, along with points for the "Overall" and "Monthly & Custom Content" leaderboards.

Good luck everyone, let's finish Season 3 in grand style. *:thumb:


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With the surprise GOG.com Giveaway running through Monday...   (Which is completely separate to Simtropolis Challenges)

Voting for City Showcase will now open on Tuesday 14th February, for the allotted 10-day period.

So there's still time for anyone to enter, or add to their existing entries. Remember up to 3 images are allowed per author.

Thanks all. :)

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  • Original Poster
    Please visit the challenge album to cast your votes! :read:

    Voting will be open for 10 days.

    Voting Rules

    1. Votes may be cast by rating images inside the album.
    2. You may rate all entries once at any rating value (1-5). All votes are anonymous.
    3. We encourage you not to rate your own entry.
    4. Try to vote on all other entries, as this will help ensure the results are evenly distributed.


    Suggested Voting Criteria

    Here are some ideas to help you evaluate each entry when voting:

    • How well the image portrays the mood & atmosphere of the city.
    • The extent of creativity used within the scene, or throughout the image's composition.
    • The amount of attention to detail, adding to the overall appeal.
    • How much effort you think has gone into creating the image.
    • Does the image stand out as being visually interesting?


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  • Original Poster
  • Results Announcement

    City Showcase
    Show the best scenes from your city
    Season 3 - Challenge #23 - Monthly (47 days)

     1st Place 

    176  Rep
    38  Bonus Points
    126  TOTAL Points

    A city of golden splendour from up high...


    Sydney Panoramakorver


    "The harbour city in all its glory."

    You may have seen my Sydney recreation before in my CJ True Earth here, but you've never seen it before like this. I felt like a panorama was the best way to truly capture this amazing city for this final challenge. This panorama showcases the entire center of the city from Hyde Park on the far left to North Sydney on the right, just past the iconic Harbour Bridge. To top things off, I decided to showcase the city in a sunset setting - while Sydney is amazing at all times of the day, I felt like there was just something truly magical about seeing Sydney in the sunset.

    View the Full Resolution image. (2 MB)
    Click here to view the album entry.


     2nd Place 

    106  Rep
    23  Bonus Points
    106  TOTAL Points

    Mass manufacturing on a mammoth scale...


    Industrial BehemothTakingyouthere


    View the Full Resolution image. (3.7 MB)
    Click here to view the album entry.


     3rd Place 

    79  Rep
    16  Bonus Points
    94  TOTAL Points

    The past preserved for the present...


    City on a HillArn71


    "Historical city on a hill with cathedral in the center."

    View the Full Resolution image. (1.5 MB)
    Click here to view the album entry.


     4th Place 

    53  Rep
    13  Bonus Points
    86  TOTAL Points

    From above you can count them all...


    The City of a thousand Bridgesfeyss


    "A huge mosaic from Alijstar and its canals."

    View the Full Resolution image. (14 MB)
    Click here to view the album entry.


     5th Place 

    26  Rep
    10  Bonus Points
    77  TOTAL Points

    A city blend of classic and modern architecture...


    Bassenheim - Overview_Michael


    "An overview mosaic from the City of Bassenheim."

    The city was shown in more detail in this CJ entry.

    View the Full Resolution image. (2.9 MB)
    Click here to view the album entry.


    A big hearty congratulations to the top 5! *:thumb:

    The remaining entries (6th to 18th) are ranked as follows...



     6th Place 

    62  TOTAL Points

    Eamonn Isle's NLstonyr

    Click here to view the album entry.


     7th Place 

    57  TOTAL Points

    Grungy RoadLn X

    Click here to view the album entry.


     8th Place 

    52  TOTAL Points


    Click here to view the album entry.


     9th Place 

    47  TOTAL Points

    Downpour of TeufortMewds45

    Click here to view the album entry.


     10th Place 

    41  TOTAL Points

    City by the Bayslickbg56

    Click here to view the album entry.


     T11th Place 

    36  TOTAL Points

    Overgrown ParkingAbrams124

    Click here to view the album entry.


     T11th Place 

    36  TOTAL Points

    Bienvenue à CormenneThemistokles

    Click here to view the album entry.


     13th Place 

    26  TOTAL Points

    Small Towncenter in Fallphilforhockey51

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     14th Place 

    21  TOTAL Points

    Den Otterdam SouthFroggy_NL

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     15th Place 

    16  TOTAL Points

    Abandoned SubwayMisterBlueStar4

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     16th Place 

    10  TOTAL Points

    Watch the RoadGoKingsGo

    Click here to view the album entry.


     17th Place 

    5  TOTAL Points

    Southport Casino districtgbw2k14

    Click here to view the album entry.


     18th Place 

    3  TOTAL Points

    Lancaster Pointe, SC5, Entrance to the CityRandyE

    Click here to view the album entry.



    The rep prizes have been awarded, with the top 3 images to be placed in the Hall of Fame.

    For authors who submitted multiple images, only their highest rated entry has been included in the above ranking.

    As this was a  Monthly  challenge, points will count towards the Monthly and Custom Content Leaderboard, along with the Global Leaderboard.

    40 images in total -- Thanks to all who participated in what was truly a splendid showcase of your creations! *:thumb:
    Shortly there will be a final update to the Leaderboard rankings, followed by prize announcements and a recap, for what has been another memorable season of city-building.


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