I've always thought the Open Map Competition was a great example of community spirit and community initiative that benefited all involved. I'm very happy to see that the fourth Open Map Competition is now getting underway for C&C3. From the main page:
Open Map Competition 4 (OMC4) is a C&C community world wide mapping contest for all fans of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Mappers can submit as many entries as they wish until the last minute of August 20th, 2007 on Greenwich Time Zone. It's a nice oportunity to get your mapping skills recognized by the C&C community. Older editions revealed very talented maps and brought almost 70 maps for previous Command & Conquer games, including 5 spotlighted (score over 75%) Tiberian Sun maps, 6 spotlighted Red Alert 2 maps and 3 spotlighted Generals maps. If you have any questions concerning the OMC4 contest, please email Banshee at firstname.lastname@example.org
OMC 4 is emphasizing creative maps--that means no symmetry! For more on the rules, head here
. For more on the competition in general, head here
. They're are also some excellent prizes
to be had, for those of you who might need some motivation.