Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fifth Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City- Contest


Let's get ready to ----DECORATE!!!
This contest has now ended Winners will be announced on or before July 28th by 6pm central US time
Winners posted HERE

Do you have the best dorm in Wizard City?

Do you like to decorate?


The Fifth Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City contest starts now! Hurry! You only have until July 25 , 2014 6:00 pm Central to enter.

This isn't just any little old decorating contest, though. There are twists and turns ahead!

First twist: Decorate your dorm to represent what you think "Create a Shop" themed dorm would be like.

Example: What kind of shop would you like? Maybe a hat shop?

The turn: You must use all 5 items below.


1. Mushroom- Can be any type of Mushroom. Example: Wild Mushroom

2. Candle- Can be any type of candle, Candle has to be in the name of the item. Example: Small candle

3. Something musical - Music item or provides music. (Judges have ruled ocarina is musical)

4. Weapon- As in a staff, wand or sword. (Cannot be the weapon your Wizard is holding but must fall under wands in your backpack)

5. One Pearl Orchid - Just one!!!


Wait! There is one more twist to this contest.


Second twist: 
Write 2 paragraphs : Both paragraphs are important, must have both

Paragraph 1 -Write about how your dorm represents your shop. Explain your shop.

Paragraph 2 - Write about how you used the 5 special items in your dorm. 

( Be sure to tell the Judges how you used each of the 5 items and how they worked into your shop theme and design.)

( You may add a title.)


Official Rules:
* Using all 5 items pictured above, you must decorate your dorm to Create a Shop Theme.
* This contest begins July 12, 2014 and ends July 25, 2014 at 6pm (Wizard101) Central time. 
* You may use as many other items as you wish to make your dorm complete.
* You may only enter once.
* 2 Paragraphs must be sent with your entry screenshots.
* 3 screenshots will be allowed (no videos) List of screenshots;
A. Your wizard (with name showing) must be in one of the screenshots. (This screenshot cannot use control G)
B. This screenshot must show as many of the 5 items as possible.Any of the 5 items not shown must be seen in one of the other screenshots
C. One best over all screenshot of your dorm room
* All prizes will be awarded Via email of entry.
* Nobody may win in more than one category of prizes.
* To be fair to all entries you must stay within the dorm room space. (If you use floating technique you must stay within the walls of your dorm room.) Sinking items into walls is fine.
* Your wizard name must be sent with your entry. (Such as Paige MoonShade)
* Yes you may use build a castle blocks, though you still must stay within the dorm room walls.

How to enter:
Following the official rules posted above, you will decorate your dorm in a "Create a Shop theme" and submit with no more than 3 screen shots of your dorm along with your 2 paragraphs by July 25 , 2014 at 6:00 PM Central US time.
How do I submit entries? Send all entries to Contest@paigemoonshade.com email.

( If you are under the age of 13 you need to have your parents or guardians permission.)

Late entries will not be accepted. Please make sure it's correct before sending your entry in. Any entry with more than 3 screenshots and more than 2 paragraphs will be immediately disqualified. No exceptions." No editing will be allowed on screenshots. Please take your time and make sure everything is just how you want it.


Please read the Questions and answer in comments before you ask your question it is mostly like already answered. If you get to bottom of page  LOAD MORE for more Q & A. Please do not ask a question that has already been answered a few times . I will not answer the same question that has already been answered please read the Comments to find your answers.
( Q & A has ended Good luck everyone!!)


Good Luck Everyone! Here are your prizes. :)
Thank you KingsIsle for these amazing prizes!

Over 50 winners !!!!! 
Prizes:

Grand Prize
70,000 Crowns!!!
All 3 Arcane Houses + Addition Castle Elixirs
6 pack of Porters
Bric a brac Elixir
+
Spiral Cup Gauntlet Bundle


First Place 
60,000 Crowns!!
Night Gardens House + addition castle elixir
6 pack of Porters
Bric a brac
+
Spiral Cup Gauntlet Bundle

Second Place 
50,000 Crowns!!
Meadows At Dusk House + addition castle elixir
One green teleporter
Bric a brac
+
Spiral Cup Gauntlet Bundle

Third Place
25,000 crowns!!
Midday Estate + addition castle elixir
One purple teleporter
Bric a brac


4 Judges Choice Awards
60,000 Crowns!!
Night Gardens House + addition castle elixir
6 pack of Porters
Bric a brac


15 Honorable Mentions
10,000 crowns!
Both Winterbane and Pagoda Gauntlets
6 pack of porters
bric a brac

30 Random Draws(valid entries only)

One random prize from this list:
10,000 crowns
5000 crowns
6 pack of porters
bric a brac and one random porter

*Valid entry = All 5 items, 2 paragraphs, no more than 3 screenshots and your Wizards name
 Misc Information
CODE DETAILS

Codes can be redeemed from any location worldwide, but are only redeemable at http://www.wizard101.com/promo for use on the KingsIsle version of Wizard101. This promotion cannot be redeemed for Gameforge or Taomee hosted versions of the game.

 To enter your game code:

 * Visit http://www.wizard101.com/promo

* Enter your account information and click LOGIN

* Enter your unique code and press SUBMIT

* Click ACTIVATE CODE

* Redeem your item(s) from the in-game gift window or look for rewards of Crowns to appear in your Crowns History on the Wizard101.com website.

If you encounter an problem redeeming your game code, please send an email to community@kingsisle.com and include your code and Wizard101 account name, but never the password!


Misc Information:

*Name must be shown in one . How to get it to show Spell book-- gear--first joystick--overhead names everyone.

*The meaning of Inside the dorm walls. This means You may sink items into wall for a feel but if you have to go outside the wall space to take a screenshot , it's a no.

How to take a Screenshot!
( Advice is to close chat box)
Players can quickly take a screenshot now using the Print Screen button on their keyboard. This will save the file in your C:/Program Files/KingsIsle Entertainment/Wizard101/Bin folder (note this will capture your entire screen, so if you are running Wizard windowed, it will capture everything on your screen) You will see the following text to let you know you took a screenshot. In your email make sure to state which image is A,B or C

Another way to take a screenshot using your Print Screen button. Follow these steps:
while in the game, press Alt+PrtScn buttons
Alt+Tab to desktop and start MSPaint or similar application
create new image file
press Ctrl+V or otherwise paste the clipboard content
save the file in a safe place you'll remember 

(Desktop is what I use) I would name your screenshot A,B or C
You can then either drag your screenshot into your email or add it as attachment to email to my contest email. 

377 comments:

  1. Can I type the 2 paragraph's with the Email? and i'm confused with the screen shot so 2 of them can be G + Ctrl?

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    1. You need 2 paragraphs and 3 screenshots. Carefully read the rules again.

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    2. Mrs. Paige, Do you mean that we send in an email with 2 paragraphs and 3 screenshots via email?

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    3. Uh Paige, I sent you my entry with my name shown in Control G, but then in your rules it says can't use Control G. I'm not sure if I should retake my entry or something, can you clarify me?

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  2. Does this need to be sone in the live realm? Or can we build unsafely and quickly in the test realm to use the new wall papers and/or items?

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    1. If you can build it and quickly before test goes down, sure why not but remember test can go down at anytime.

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  3. When you say "shop" do you mean like a market or a store or like a workshop?

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  4. A couple of questions...
    1. So your dorm has to look like a shop?
    2. How are prizes selected for people? (like are there real people or dose the computer select random)
    Thanks!!!

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    1. 1 yes
      2 Judges use a scoring table (yes real people) Each judge will score each entry as they come in

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  5. So we have to make our room look like a shop?

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  6. Are we allowed to use a bric a brac elixir to increase the amount of furniture space?

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  7. Ooh...a single Pearl Orchid...well played Paige, well played....

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  8. Where are we suppose to get the code from?

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    1. * All prizes will be awarded Via email of entry. Once contest is over and judging is completed the winners will be notiffied

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  9. where do we get the code from

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    1. * All prizes will be awarded Via email of entry. Once contest is over and judging is completed the winners will be notiffied

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  10. what if we already sent our entry but want to edit it? (paragraphs)

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    1. Late entries will not be accepted. Please make sure it's correct before sending your entry in. Any entry with more than 3 screenshots and more than 2 paragraphs will be immediately disqualified. No exceptions." No editing will be allowed on screenshots. Please take your time and make sure everything is just how you want it.

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    2. what if there is a detail you forgot to mention?

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    3. i mean, what if you forgot to mention a single detail about what's in your shop?

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  11. my brother doesnt understand what you mean by the 2nd paragraph's topic/objective. can you give an example?

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    1. Yes; Example- For the mushroom I used the wild mushrooms , I think it work perfect with the theme I created and why??? but in paragraph style. Understand?

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  12. can the shop be like a restaurant? And can 2 of the pictures be G+Ctrl?

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  13. is there a wording limit to each paragraph or should each paragraph be at least five ''full'' sentences long?

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  14. can we have mounts in our shop

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  15. Do we need one of each required item? (I know we just need one Pearl Orchid.) Or can we have multiple mushrooms, wands, musical items, and candles?

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    1. Yes you can have as many as you want, except the one

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  16. I don't understand the first paragraph question, do you mind explaining it?

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    1. Paragraph 1 -Write about how your dorm represents your shop. Explain your shop.

      Talk about your shop?

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  17. when we email it to you, what do we have to put it for the subject?

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    1. Dorm contest? Contest? Im only running one right now

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  18. Wait, will you do this contest again next year?!?!

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  19. Do items such as playable instruments and scrolls count as "musical items"?

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    1. Anything musical or plays music

      3. Something musical - Music item or provides music.

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    2. So a yes then?

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    3. Ok thanks I was confused

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  20. Does the music scroll count as a music item?

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  21. Can we be creative with the paragraph; as if, we are directly talking to you and giving you a tour of my shop?

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  22. Can you use the super zoomed out view of the Arcane bundle parts to take a picture of your Dorm?

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    1. Sure but follow the rules for the screenshots. Remember one has to show your name

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    2. what's arcane bundle?

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  23. Can we add captions to the photos provided? Sorry if that was mentioned but I read through it several times and didn't see anything about that.

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    1. You may not edit your screenshots. You can talk in the chat window and use that bunbble

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    2. Okay, thanks for your reply. However, I meant under the screenshots. Like if we took a photo of the shop and under that photo we wrote: "This is a photo of the shop." I don't mean editing the photos at all, just adding text below them.

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  24. I am confused how do I upload my dorm so that you may see it?

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    1. Take screenshots of your in game dorm room, see instructions above

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    2. Thank you so much sometimes I just don't pay attention.

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  25. Is it okay if we have an introductory sentence before our 2 paras?? And a closing sentence /statement??
    Like: "my inspiration was..."
    Para1
    Para2
    Closing: "thanks... "
    Would this be alright??

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    1. No... :\ I would like to email you what I am trying to say but uI don't wanna put my address on the web.... I will have a subject as Sentence Idea. Is it okay if i send it to you?? Not my entry tho...

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    2. Your site email will not be shown. Is this what your asking?

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    3. Its okay, I found a way around it. Last one, can paragraphs be more than 5 sentences??

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    4. Yes as long as it not a page long.

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  26. Hello, I just sent an email and unfortunately I can't seem to click a link I sent of the dorm room, would it be okay if you could copy and paste the link onto a new tab?

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    1. Is it okay if I sent you the link picture of my dorm picture without using the attachment because it seems difficult to list them using attachment. 2 of the link about the picture of my dorm can't be seem to click on it, so is it okay if you can copy and paste it to view the picture on another tab?

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    2. Only if im able to view them?. You can always drag the image to your email message.

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    3. So you can copy and paste the link for the picture on another tab to view them right?

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    4. I would rather them be in attachment . But sure as long as I can get to where you have them. Im not a member of many places

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    5. Thank you for your reply.

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  27. can we add palm trees and more plant life in?

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  28. Can it be a restaurant I am not sure if that is considered a store.
    Thanks for taking the time to answer :)

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  29. What are the restrictions of glitching in the dorms?

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    1. You have to stay within the dorm.
      * To be fair to all entries you must stay within the dorm room space. (If you use floating technique you must stay within the walls of your dorm room.) Sinking items into walls is fine.

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  30. Does "a single Pearl Orchid" mean we can only have one, or can we have others?

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    1. 5. One Pearl Orchid - Just one!!!

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    2. Alright, thanks...
      I may just have an idea that will work.

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  31. are the items we win already paid for? your do we have to pay for it

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  32. can we use a music related wand as our music item?

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    1. As long as you have a wand for the wand items sure. Music and wand cannot be used for same item. You need 5 different items

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  33. when we are sending the email we can just put wizard's name as the first and then type out paragraphs under it?

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    1. You must also have it in the dorm without control g

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    2. Im sorry, but i am not sure what you mean by that...

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    3. * 3 screenshots will be allowed (no videos) List of screenshots;
      A. Your wizard (with name showing) must be in one of the screenshots. (This screenshot cannot use control G)
      B. This screenshot must show as many of the 5 items as possible.Any of the 5 items not shown must be seen in one of the other screenshots
      C. One best over all screenshot of your dorm room

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  34. So for control G, we don't do it just for the screenshot with our name right? Or do we not use it for all screenshots?

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  35. Hi, is it one entry per person, or one entry per wizard? Like say I have 3 wizards on the one account, can I put an entry in for each wizard or can I only choose one wizard and enter once? Thanks.

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    1. One entry per person. You may not enter more than once

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    2. Ok, thank you :)

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  36. If we use the Harp wand, (received from the Saint Patrick's day event), Can that count as the wand and the music item?

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    1. It can only count as one. You will need 5 separate items

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  37. hi if i made a mistake on my email and i cant edit it is it ok if i resend?

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    1. what do you mean by depends? is it a yes?

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    2. I have no idea who you are ? meaning Not sure what is wrong with your entry. Send me a email?

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  38. Hi, do we have to name our shops?

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  39. If we made a tiny mistake in the requirements, will you send us an email telling us insufficient? If yes, will we be able to correct it and send it back, if its before the deadline?

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  40. I can't find my screenshots. What do i do

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    1. Look in documents? Look for a folder named Wizard101

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    2. i did and i cant find it :( Any tips?

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    3. Search files? there has to be a bin file somewhere

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    4. How to take a Screenshot!
      ( Advice is to close chat box)
      Players can quickly take a screenshot now using the Print Screen button on their keyboard. This will save the file in your C:/Program Files/KingsIsle Entertainment/Wizard101/Bin folder (note this will capture your entire screen, so if you are running Wizard windowed, it will capture everything on your screen) You will see the following text to let you know you took a screenshot. In your email make sure to state which image is A,B or C

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    5. Also you can retake them one at a time - open paint and Ctrl V onto the paint

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  41. My name is in the picture, does that count as a valid entry for my name or did i have to type it with my entry paragraphs

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    1. All items must be sent. paragraphs included

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    2. Oh yes i know, i sent everything except my name which is included on the picture. Does that count? My name being in the picture with my char..

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    3. As long as it follows the screenshot rules , yes

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    4. Thanks for the replies, hoping it's a valid entry

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    1. Depends- Is it under wands in your back pack?

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  43. If i messed up my name in the entry is it ok if i resend?

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    1. What do you mean messed up your name?

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    2. I didn't say it as "My name is.." or didn't say "This was created by.." But my picture of my character without control g says it

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    3. Is the picture of your wizard in your dorm room? This yes its ok

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  44. I noticed I have a few mispells AFTER I sent mine in. Will that be marked against us??

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  45. Are we still going to get an automated email response? I didn't get one last time I entered a contest. It just makes me feel better when I get one just to be sure you got the email.

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    1. Yes I have it set for this contest

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    2. I didn't got an automated email response when I resend my email.

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  46. Does Alter with Candles count as a candle item?

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  47. In the Misc it says no more than 2 paragraphs. I made a small skit or sorts, but It wasn't talking about what we had to have in the 2 paragraphs. My question is, overall no more than 2 paragraphs?? Or only just 2 paragraphs that has to do with talking about the shop and the 5 items. EX:

    Paragraph 1: Talks about my shop, etc
    (Indent)
    Paragraph 2: Talks about the 5 items and why they are there
    (Space bar)
    Small skit: ( Like a mini story; Barely 5 sentences)... Making that 3 paragraphs. Is that okay???

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    1. Cant you make the small skit part of the paragraph 1?

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    2. I could, But I already sent it :/

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  48. Only valid entries will win any of the prizes? I am asking cause I'm just not sure cause the ''random draws'' has it specifically saying valid entries only.

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    1. Valid entries is- 3 screenshots( as stated)- 2 paragraphs- and all 5 items

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  49. Is the email we send our entry, start with C or is it with c

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    1. Contest@paigemoonshade.com as posted in the rules

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  50. Does Trumpet vine count as something musical?

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    1. Only if its full grown so we can see the plant

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  51. Can we say our shop name in the chat bubble instead of putting it in a sign, if it is in the screenshot?

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  52. hello can i use a snip it tool to take a picture of my dorm? it would then be emailed in the form of a picture i believe, i hope that will be acceptable
    thanks

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    1. Yes but you still have to follow the rules of the screenshots. Take snip of full game screen. One with name has to be without Control G

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  53. 1,When you quoted "dorm" does it mean you can only use your dorm house you started of with in Ravenswood or any house of our choose?

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    1. Dorm room that you first get in ravenwood

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  54. Can my shop be a hotel?

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    1. How would you think a create a shop theme would be?

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    2. so it can't be a hotel and a restaurant? :P

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  55. Can we enter different accounts like different profiles with different username and password with the necessary objective( one person applying with multiple different user named profiles..

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  56. Hi, I sent an email to contest@paigemoonshade.com, is this the wrong email? Is Contest@paigemoonshade.com the right email ? Becuz I didn't got an automated response.

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    1. Please send it to Contest@paigemoonshade.com

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  57. can we put outdoor items in or just indoor

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    1. You can have whatever items you like inside your dorm. Thing is I dont want to see the outside area of the dorm

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  58. can we make like a pet shop type thing

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  59. Paige, I have my wizard's name in screenshot "A", but not in the actual email... is that okay?

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    1. Pardon? One of the 3 screenshots needs to be of your wizard with name shown in your dorm room.

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  60. Alejandro IcecasterJuly 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Hello! I just entered the contest. Even if I don't win anything, I really enjoyed fixing up my dorm room and making it fancy lol.
    It was fun to figure out where to put my stuff, and it really gave me time to get creative again. I felt really good after I finished.
    I just want to say big thanks for kings isle and Paige Moonshade for making this contest :)

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  61. When I use Ctrl+G, My wizards name is still visible. So I figured I would just take all of the 3 screenshots in Ctrl+G, since my name comes out. Will that be okay?

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    1. Nope. You need one screenshot without using control G

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    2. Oh snap, Can I resend one without Ctrl +g???

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    3. Yes Send in one image without Control G with your wizards name shown in your dorm

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  62. Vanessa StormriverJuly 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    I have a question, if we use the floor/ceiling arcane house pieces to build a second floor but the dorm room walls are still around that second floor, is that okay or is it considered going outside the walls?

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    1. If I see the outside of the dorm then no. If your screenshots only show the inside of the dorm room then yes.

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    2. Vanessa StormriverJuly 14, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      Okay thank you!

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  63. For the musical item, can we use a music player, or a musical scroll?

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  64. Hello, Am I allowed to use Arcane pieces? Thanks :)

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  65. Hello! I just want to be sure I understand the rules. We must write our paragraphs in the e-mail we send? It shouldn't be in the pictures, or sent as an attached text, right?
    Does 'store' means something as broad as 'places where they sell services'? I saw restaurant was fine.

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    1. I would write it in the email,some docs are not easy to open. No please don't edit screenshots. and yes

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  66. Vanessa StormriverJuly 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    One more question lol, can we use the minstrel pets as our musical item?

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  67. Its amazing you don't go crazy with all these questions wow you must have a lot of patience

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  68. can i sent from yahoo?

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  69. In the last screenshots ( C) is OK if the wizard is missing? Only the dorm room without wizard.

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    1. Yes. Main ones are the 5 items and your wizards name without using Cntrl G Last one is a over all with or without wizard is fine

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  70. Are the bundles, if you win, be used to get open chat? (would be awesome if it does XD)

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    1. No. Bundles and gift cards wont get you open chat. I believe you need to be 18?

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  71. Wt is the difference between the 1st place and the "grand prize"?? who wins the grand prize??

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  72. The music item.... does it have to be playable? or could it be just like a show piece?

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    1. Sure, don't forget to talk about it though

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  73. My sister and I are both entering for this contest. Would that be considered multiple entries?

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    1. You would need separate emails. Of course all family members can enter

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  74. I'm confused. By "dorm" are we only allowed to use the standard dorm room that everyone is assigned with as a new character, or can we use any home/castle room for this contest?

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    1. Correct that very first dorm in Ravenwood. you may not use any castle type.

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Please make sure to have your Pirate or Wizard name attached to your question. I will answer these question as soon as possible.

Sorry any players who stays anonymous or unknown will no longer be posted or answered. Your wizard or pirate's name is required.

Thank you.
Paige MoonShade