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ARK Mod Contest 2019: Maps


Entry Period: 05/31/2019 12:00 AM (UTC) - 06/30/2019 12:00 AM (UTC)

Preliminaries: 06/30/2019 12:00 AM (UTC) - 07/15/2019 12:00 AM (UTC)

Spotlights: 07/15/2019 12:00 AM (UTC) - 07/22/2019 12:00 AM (UTC)

Finals: 07/22/2019 12:00 AM (UTC) - 07/29/2019 12:00 AM (UTC)

Finalization of winners: 07/29/2019 12:00 AM (UTC) - 07/31/2019 12:00 AM (UTC)


1st: $10,000 USD

2nd: $5,000 USD

3rd: $2,500 USD


Voting Raffle Prize: (1) ARK: Collector's Edition (Xbox One) Signed by members of the development team.

Raffle Winner: KnochenKater

For every phase that you submit a vote you gain another entry for the voting raffle. The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the contest.


Hello Survivors! We are proud to announce the return of the ARK Modding Contest: Maps Category. We have a range of huge cash prizes prepared to go to the best mods the community has to throw at us.

This community of mod authors has continually pushed the bar with every contest, they strive to better each other and make bigger and crazier mods all the time.

The ARK Modding Contest will be operating a little differently this time around though. You will notice that we now have two contest pages, this page for "Maps" and another one for "Mods". This is still a single contest, but we have split it between these two categories. This came after quite a bit of conversation with the community and we all feel that this is a better direction. Each category has it's prize sets, meaning there are a total of two $10,000 grand prizes.


Not only that, but we have prepared some prizes for players that vote for their favorite mods!

We have two ARK: Collectors Edition boxes ((1) PS4 and (1) Xbox One) that have been signed by members of the development team. These Collectors edition boxes have some very cool gear in them, including a large cloth map of the island and a leather-bound dossier. Voting in a category will get you entered for a chance to win one of them.


* Dinosaurs not included.
The toy ones. They are our debug dinos.
We talk to them when we're going crazy over bugs.
The game has dinosaurs though, so that's cool.


Mod authors will have four weeks to enter their mods into a category. Be mindful that you can only enter a single category. After entries have closed we will have a round of internal evaluations, this is our preliminary round where we will select the finalists.
After finalists have been selected we will have a short break from voting where we will do video spotlights of the mods going to the final round.
Then comes the big show... a completely public vote.
Studio Wildcard will not vote on the finalists, the final winners will be completely determined by you, players and fellow mod authors.

We look forward to a grand contest with the modding community! May your passions and creativity shine like a pachycephalosaurus' dome.

Happy Modding and Good Luck!

Finalist Showcases

Finalist Steam Collection

Click here to read the Official Rules.



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