Calling All EVE Online Designers - Fanfest 2018 Mouse mat Design Contest

If you'd like to discuss this dev blog or the contest, you can head on over to this thread on the EVE Online forums!

The t-shirt design contest that we held prior to Vegas was incredibly well received, with over 150 designs submitted.

As we head toward what is already shaping up to be one of the largest EVE Fanfest ever, we want to host another competition and allow you, the EVE Community, to have a direct and creative impact on what products will be offered in the EVE Fanfest Merchandise store, and in the EVE Merchandise Store online in future too.

We’re happy to announce that we’re now opening a contest for pilots to submit their own mouse mat designs to be printed and sold in the EVE Merchandise Store.

Of course, there are prizes on offer – not to mention fame, (or infamy depending on how good or bad your design is) - for whoever can create the best designs.

What are we looking for?

Designs should be 7.75"x8.25" (300 Pixels Per Inch @ 100% Size) with all critical details within 7.5"x8.0". 1 color up to full color, .PSD or .AI files.

The design should consist of imagery that you think will resonate with our community of capsuleers and capture their imagination.

Please bear in mind that for this competition, you can use EVE’s intellectual property in your designs.

The mouse mat itself

The mouse mat has a polyester fabric surface with a natural open cell rubber backing. The inks that print on the mouse mat don’t do metallic or show a ton of brightness.

Blank Mouse Mat Image

How do I enter?

All submissions should be sent to with “EVE Online mouse mat design” as the subject. The contests runs from February 1st through to February 25th.

How will we choose winners?

A panel of CCP employees, including members from the EVE Online Development team, Community Team and Team TriLambda (our Art team) will then select the three best designs, which will win a selection of prizes. Winners will be announced via community news item on 1 March.

The Prizes:

First Prize:

  • Your mouse mat design sold at EVE Fanfest and in the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • A copy of the mouse mat (shipping included).
  • $100 store credit at the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • Signed Limited Edition of “The Art of New Eden”.
  • 6000 PLEX.

Second Prize:

  • $50 store credit at the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • Signed Limited Edition of “The Art of New Eden”.
  • 3000 PLEX.

Third Prize:

  • $50 store credit at the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • 1500 PLEX.
  • Signed edition of “The Art of New Eden”.

The Technical Part (sorry, lawyers and legal stuff!):

This wouldn’t be a real contest without rules, so make sure you read the following before you enter. Please be aware that all our standard contest rules also apply.

Contest Rules:

  • You must be 18 years old or older to win.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  • There is no limit on the number of designs you can submit, but you can only win one prize.
  • It is the winning submitter’s sole responsibility to share the prize with those who contributed to the design.
  • Name must not offend human decency nor get CCP sued, the determination of either being in CCP's sole discretion. If CCP cannot use your name, it reserves the right to choose whatever inoffensive name it so desires.
  • The designs should be 7.75"x8.25" (300 Pixels Per Inch @ 100% Size)
  • Your design must be submitted to with the text “EVE Online mouse mat design” as the subject.
  • The contests runs from 1 Feb to 25 Feb
  • Winners will be announced via community news item on 1 March
  • Prizes are subject to change and will be awarded at CCP’s sole discretion.
  • Prizes may be taxable depending on your local laws. All taxes are your responsibility.
  • CCP employees are not eligible.
  • Upon submission, you waive all rights you may have to the submitted design and grant CCP an irrevocable right to own, use, or edit the design without further compensation to you. All designs submitted become the property of CCP and can be used in any way the company wants, forever, across all known and yet-to-be-invented media.
  • CCP is not responsible for lost, late, misidentified or misdirected entries, or computer performance, errors, delays or failures.
  • If, for any reason, the fairness or integrity of the contest is questioned, or CCP's administration or fulfillment of the contest becomes impracticable, CCP reserves the right to terminate or modify the contest, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the registration process or the administration of the contest.
  • Any and all disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contest will be handled on an individual basis and in accordance with the laws of Iceland.
  • Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
  • By submitting a design, you grant CCP the right to use your name for advertising and marketing purposes, without additional compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
  • CCP may use your physical and/or e-mail address to contact you regarding CCP’s services and other offers and/or contests.