Win Fame and Prizes in Our Scifi Sims ContestS

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. We want you to turn your 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.

The contest deadline has been extended to Friday. Apologies if anyone had tried to write to the contest address and had problems. That email address should be working now.

Here are the rules:

1. Create a scifi scenario in The Sims 1 or 2, and take screengrabs (no more than 8) or movies (no more than 2) from it to show us your scene or story. You may use user-generated content and mods, as long as they work in the game. The idea is to create a scenario that actually works in the game, not to modify images or machinima after the fact.
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.