A "finish" is the official CS: GO terminology for a skin: as defined in counter-strike.net, "They can be applied to a weapon and that weapon will look like it goes from the new factory to the battle scar." The finishes can be just about anything, from solid colors to literal fire, and if you have a great idea to make a new one, Valve might give you a lot of money.
He $ 1 million dream and nightmare content contest announced today offers ten $ 100,000 prizes each for "original and shipable finishes with dream themes" for CS: GO. The complete rules are here, but the basics are simple: you can work alone or as a team, the work submitted must be completely original and all you need to operate is a Steam account in good condition and with at least $ 5 in registration purchases.
"We launched the Workshop on Steam almost ten years ago in the hopes of creating a centralized center for community-created content," Valve said. "Since then, more than five million content creators have submitted and published more than 20 million new items for various games on Steam, making them available for purchase by millions of gamers worldwide. And, as everyone who plays these games knows, including CS Players: Many of the game's most iconic elements, maps and more, have been created by community members.The Dreams & Nightmares Content Contest is designed to help support this community ".
For those who have an artistic trend but no experience in the sex of digital firearms, the Dream and Nightmare contest page includes a guide when making and sending finishes, and all kinds of images, both raw and applicable as skins, for inspiration. There is also one Frequently asked questions covering more detailed questions: you can submit as many entries as you want, Valve does not own the submitted art (entering the contest grants you a non-exclusive license to use the work on CS: GO, but entrants retain all property rights), the winners will be selected by the CS: GO development team and, if you’re so damn good at making skins of arms that you submit more than one winning entry, yes, you’ll win more than one prize.
The Dreams and Nightmares CS: GO art contest opens today and you have until October 21 to submit your work.