As some of you may have realised. This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Half-Life 2 Leak.
While this event is not fondly looked back on in many ways, it is the genesis of the cut content community that has managed to eek by for this long.
To celebrate this, the Valve Cut Content Discord server will be hosting a variety of contests over the course of the year!
(and yes, there will be prizes!)
More details in the coming weeks. Definitely be sure to brush up on your mapping skills in the meantime.
Contests will be posted in the Valve Cut Content Discord server, in the #2023-hl2-leakmas-contests channel.
Currently, the first competition is currently underway, where people have to make their own fake HL2 beta soundtracks, with appropriate images associated with each song. It's an easy contest to contribute to, but there are more ambitious contests happening soon.