Ark developers Studio Wildcard have announced that a modding contest to reward the work done by their modding community. Modding communities definitely increase longevity of games and even brings people towards games by offering something different and unique to the game.
The contest has a total $35,000 worth of cash prizes for the winning creators or teams of either mods or maps. Mod developers need to download the Ark development kit from the Epic Games Store then join the Ark community in the modding forum located here. Once ready modders can share their developments on the Steam Workshop, to be eligible for the contest you have until the 29th June 2019 to submit your mod, then a two week voting period will begin to decide the winners.
If you're simply voting for your favourite mod of the bunch you will be automatically entered to win the Ark: Survival Evolved Collectors Edition all signed by the development team.
So get on modding using the development kit and get your mod entered into the contest to win a fantastic cash prize!