Gaia Runway is a Gaia Online feature.


The Gaia Runway feature allows Gaians to enter their avatar in a 'runway' to be voted on. Voters will be rewarded with a sum of gold for every vote.


Vote & EarnEdit

Located at the top of the landing page, voting in the runway consist of three available categories.

  • It does not cost any fee to vote for any of the entries.
  • Upon clicking a category to vote for, Gaians are presented with a banner that contains their own entry (if entered) and the current top five models. As well as a displayed number of votes.
  • In the middle of the voting page is the stage and presented are two sets of avatars.
    • Gaians can vote for one avatar or click the refresh button to skip both entries to vote for another set of avatars.
  • Continuing below the stage is a counter for how many times the voter has voted.
    • A certain amount of voting for the day may yield an gold, a daily reward, or an achievement.

Enter & WinEdit

Located at the bottom of the landing page, entering the runway consist three available categories.

  • Gaia Cash theme with an entry fee of 50 GCash.
  • Gaia Gold theme with an entry fee of 250,000,000 Gold.
  • Free theme with an entry fee of 0 Gold.
  • Each category has their own rotating themes for the week.
  • If one wants to enter they must dress up their avatar and submit it to their category of choice while following the current days theme.
    • The deadline to enter is 11:59:59pm PST.
    • Once call categories past the deadline a new set of themes will appear for the day.

Yesterday's top modelsEdit

Located at the bottom of a voting page, this section displays the top three winners of the past theme and a sub-link to that themes museum. An archive of entered avatars.

  • Those who have maintained their spot for the day will win whatever prize the category is designated for.
  • The museum will display the rest of the top winners as well as a Gaian's own entry and accumulated votes.

Feature timelineEdit

  • 2015 Sep 22 - Feature is released
    • Sep 22 - Forum: Gaia Runway Bug Report Thread
    • Sep 22 - Forum: Gaia Runway Feedback & Suggestions
    • Sep 22 - Forum: How To!
    • Sep 25 - Testing for additional categories were underway.
    • Sep 28 - Weekday / Weekend color themes go into rotation.
    • Sep 29 - Forum: Themes Suggestions!
    • Oct 02 - Gaia Gold theme category is implemented.
    • Oct 07 - Gaia Cash theme category is implemented.
  • 2016 Feb 03 - Prize Breakdown: A visual aid is added to each entry category, displaying the prize distribution. - Included with this update were five more top entry slots.
    • Feb 05 - Daily Rewards: If users vote on an entry each day they will receive an incriminate of gold and eventually a free item.
    • Mar 10 - Staff notice: A CAPTCHA system is implemented to in an attempt to curb spam voting. The CAPTCHA activates once 21 votes are made.
    • Mar 22 - Announcement of new rotating themes.
      • Item requirements have been added to Runway.
    • Mar 30 - Rules and Guidelines are announced.
    • May 19 - Staff notice: Staff states they have investigated the alleged cheating happening with the voting and have dealt with it.
  • 2017 Jan 18 - Links to forum and feature guidelines added.

Feature ItemsEdit


Additional infoEdit

Site feedbackEdit

Work In Progress

Technical issuesEdit

Site & Forum

  • Work In Progress

Flash space

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See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

Announcement forum

  • Topic Gaia Runway! Take the stage with this brand new feature! - Posted: admin Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:04 pm

Feature forum

  • Forum Gaia Runway
  • Topic Gaia Runway Rules & Guidelines - Posted: The Admin Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:53 pm
  • Topic Gaia Runway: Themes Suggestions! - Posted: Zero Omega Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:31 pm
  • Topic Gaia Runway Bug Report Thread - Posted: Zero Omega Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:27 pm (Recycle Bin)
  • Topic Gaia Runway Feedback & Suggestions - Posted: Zero Omega Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:43 pm (Recycle Bin)
  • Topic Gaia Runway: Feature Rules and Guidelines - Posted: The Admin Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:06 am
  • Topic Gaia Runway: How To! - Posted: Zero Omega Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:12 pm (Recycle Bin)
  • Topic Gaia Runway: Theme Credits - Posted: Ambu Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:06 pm
  • Topic Which themes would you like to see repeated? - Posted: Hikari_Sango Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:52 pm
  • Topic Brief Glossary of Terms Applicable in Runway Contests - Posted: Chocobo Princess Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:49 am
  • Topic [ Poll ] Choose Your Theme (Week 2!) - Posted: Prue Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:24 am
  • Topic Changes to the Runway for the 1st/2nd of the month (Update) - Posted: Ambu Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:22 pm


  • Topic Runway Winner Archive - Show off your avatars and good luck! - Posted: Razumi Yazura Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:24 am
  • Topic Gaia Honorable Mentions 3.0 - Posted: Triana Orpheus Venture Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:00 pm
  • Topic How to win runway - a salty guide - Posted: Cleocatra Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:05 pm
  • Topic The New Salty complaint Thread - Posted: Faustine Liem Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:04 pm

Staff notices

  • Topic Runway Voting - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:12 pm
  • Topic Today's Runway Contest - Posted: Zero Omega Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:06 pm