The Gathering 2012 At the end of the universe

"Three Goldfish One Moon" by Tina Alfredsen. Winner of The Gathering 2011 MSPaint.



  1. Hand-in

    Entries in this competition must be delivered through the web-based compo system as a ZIP or RAR archive containing the following items:

    • The picture in 16:9 format, preferably and no less than 1280*720 pixels. This is to ensure that the entry won't need scaling when shown on the bigscreen. This also means you should not submit an entry in portrait orientation.
    • A text file stating which program or Windows version you have used for the entry, and contact information.

    Allowed file formats

    • PNG (.png)
    • BMP (.bmp)
  2. Allowed tools

    You should obviously use MS Paint for this compo.

    If you do not have Windows installed, you are allowed to use any program with functionality similar to MS Paint, provided that it complies with these limitations:

    • No support for gradients
    • No support for layers or blending

    All elements in the picture must be drawn by you, in one single instance of the program you're using.

    The motive of your entry must be your own idea. This means you cannot use characters or concepts from movies, video games or other popular culture.

    If we suspect you've been using other programs for your drawing, we will demand that you demonstrate your MS-Paint skills live for the entire crew. Failing to perform will result in disqualification.

  3. Text in the picture

    There should not be any text in the picture, unless it is part of a texture or is part of the picture in a logical way (i.e., if you make a picture of a car, you are obviously allowed to equip it with license plates).

  4. Voting

    A maximum of 25 entries will be shown in this compo. The winner will be determined by popular vote.

  5. Prizes (in NOK)

    • 1st prize 2500,-
    • 2nd prize 1500,-
    • 3rd prize 1000,- 
  6. General rules

    The general rules for The Gathering creative competitions apply to this compo.