Curse $15,000 Skyrim Modding Challenge!

Introducing the Curse $15,000 Skyrim Challenge!

Love the Elder Scrolls series and can’t wait for Skyrim?  We do and we’re looking for mod authors to help us in making creative, useful, and imaginative mods to play with after the game launches!  With the new, unleash your creativity with loads of development tools meant to streamline your mod-sharing process.

The first 35 uploaded Skyrim mods that meet our approval guidelines in each of the four main categories, will earn some phat loot to line the pockets of their authors!

Mods must be uploaded to by December 15th, and meet all criteria established by Curse moderators.

The categories and money rewards are as follows:

That’s a total of 140 mods that can potentially earn some cash!  Want to enter more than one mod?  No problem!

But wait...We’re also going to give an additional $3,000 to the author who creates the best mod, uploaded between now and December 15th, and voted the winner by Curse staff!

On December 17th, we’ll announce the grand prize winner and highlight their mod to the community as a thanks for all their hard work and dedication!

For full challenge terms of service, visit this link.

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  • Avatar of Keyeszx Keyeszx Nov 11, 2011 at 17:39 UTC - 0 likes

    So if we just release a really good mod we'll get something worth our while? That's horrible. A competition every once in a while is nice but if there's a chance to get something every time then it's just plain stupid as it will generate a lot of useless mods trying to get whatever prize taking away from the beauty of modding. I'd rather post on skyrimnexus a mod if I make one, I don't get why they don't use tesnexus still.

  • Avatar of Bibendus Bibendus Nov 11, 2011 at 17:34 UTC - 0 likes

    And why there is nothing for a starcraft 2 mod challange? :(

  • Avatar of Izelia Izelia Nov 11, 2011 at 13:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi guys!

    I want to let you know that we are very open to extending the deadline if need be. We will especially be taking into consideration the amount of time it takes for Bethsoft to release the modding tools. In a week, we will take a look at the situation and re-evaluate the deadline.

    Even if you don't make the deadline, however, we will begin an extensive author rewards program in the coming months that will give regular rewards to successful modders, so really in the end, that in itself will almost be an extension of the contest!

    @ Ilithyia: Y'know, you're right! That announcement is confusing. I will see if the folks over there will amend it. Thanks!

    Last edited Nov 11, 2011 by Izelia: Done! The post on MMO-C has been edited to be more accurate. Thank you again!
    Also known as Amira - Content Manager @ Curse! :)
  • Avatar of Ilithyia Ilithyia Nov 11, 2011 at 09:25 UTC - 0 likes


    The $3,000 are not part of the challenge as advertised in the money listing, so it can't count towards the 15k. If they say 15k and list the price money, it has to be 15k in that listing or they are lying, which I wouldn't expect from someone as big as curse.

    For example, go to mmo-champion and there you see no indication of the 3k. So coming from there you feel more or less cheated.

    Last edited Nov 11, 2011 by Ilithyia
  • Avatar of Blodaks Blodaks Nov 11, 2011 at 09:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ilithyia: Go

    i count a total of 16,000

  • Avatar of Blodaks Blodaks Nov 11, 2011 at 09:07 UTC - 0 likes

    they should really start it when they release the modding tools

  • Avatar of iWaNN iWaNN Nov 11, 2011 at 08:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Want Stacraft 2 challenge! :D

    Last edited Nov 11, 2011 by iWaNN
    Milk for the Khorne Flakes!

  • Avatar of progammer progammer Nov 11, 2011 at 08:39 UTC - 0 likes

    trololol, the skyrimforge website use the exact same theme as sc2mapster, just more black

    ... lazy curse

    Last edited Nov 11, 2011 by progammer


  • Avatar of Ilithyia Ilithyia Nov 11, 2011 at 08:33 UTC - 0 likes

    How can you call it a $15,000 challenge, when there is only $13,000 to be won?

    Last edited Nov 11, 2011 by Ilithyia
  • Avatar of Gorandor Gorandor Nov 11, 2011 at 08:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @progammer: Go

    progammer \o/

    Well, no Tools yet as it seems and only 1 month (probably more like a week, as they said they'll release the Tools after Launch) for a decent Mod? That's pretty much ... meh. I don't like to produce anything of low quality.


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