Win Fame And Prizes In Our Scifi Sims Contest

With The Sims 3 hitting the shelves, it's time to take your avatars to the place they've always belonged: outer space. Or maybe inner space. Or maybe just a post-apocalyptic world. The point is, we want you to turn your The Sims games into science fiction masterpieces and win prizes.

This week io9 is launching "The Sims Go Scifi" contest, where you show us screengrabs from the best scifi scenarios you've created in The Sims. Our panel of distinguished judges will pick a winner, who gets a copy of The Sims 3, as well as $250 to spend at an online store of your choice so you can give your own life a makeover as well as your Sim life.

Here are the rules:

1. Create a scifi scenario in The Sims, and take screengrabs (no more than 8) or movies (no more than 2) from it to show us your scene or story.
2. Include a written description explaining the story and how you made it happen.
3. Submit your screengrabs and description to scifisimscontest@io9.com by midnight PST on June 9.

We will publish the top three stories, and hand over the game and cash to our first place winner.