Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Sixth Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City Contest

Let's get ready to ----DECORATE!!!

Do you have the best dorm in Wizard City?
This contest has closed! Winners posted HERE
Do you like to decorate?


The Sixth Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City contest starts now! Hurry! You only have until July 19, 2015 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 a “Music your way” themed dorm would be like. Each dorm must be decorated with a Music Player, but which music player is up to you, just be sure to include that Music Player in your decorations! You have the freedom to be creative with your music players.

Example: What does your music player look like? What design can you create? That's right Wizards, you have the opportunity to come up with your own theme. Only catch is you have to design it around a music player. Music player is the furniture item you can put music scrolls in.

The turn: You must use all 5 items below. Plus your music player.






4. An egg item- Any type egg - No more than one egg item. just one!!





Wait! There is one more twist to this contest.


Second twist: Both paragraphs are important, must have both
Write 2 paragraphs : 
Paragraph 1 -Write about how your dorm represents Music your way. Explain your theme. How does it work with your music player?

Paragraph 2 - Write about how you used the 5 special items in your dorm. Making a list will not be accepted.

( Be sure to tell the Judges how you used each of the 5 items, plus your music player and how they worked into your dorm theme and design.)

( You may add a title.)


Official Rules:
* Using all 5 items pictured above, plus a music player. You must decorate your dorm to To represent the music box used.
* This contest begins July 9, 2015 and ends July 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm (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) No links, please use attachments.
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 including the music player. 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. Outside walls cannot be seen in screenshots.
* 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 "Music your way theme" and submit with no more than 3 screen shots of your dorm along with your 2 paragraphs by July 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM Central US time.
How do I submit entries? Send all entries to ContestPaigesPage@gmail.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 is 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.


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

Over 50 winners !!!!! 
Prizes:

Grand Prize
50,000 Crowns
One Aztecan Builder’s Bundle
One Arcane Builder’s Bundle 
Three Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror Gauntlets
One Bric a Brac

First Place 
50,000 Crowns
Aztecan Builder’s Bundle 
Two Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror Gauntlets

Second Place 
40,000 Crowns
Aztecan Builder’s Bundle  
Two Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror Gauntlets

Third Place
30,000 crowns
Aztecan Builder’s Bundle 
One Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror Gauntlets

4 Judges Choice Awards 
50,000 Crowns
One Aztecan Builder’s Bundle
One Arcane Builder’s Bundle
Three Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror Gauntlets
One Bric a Brac 

15 Honorable Mentions
10,000 crowns and 1 bric a brac


30 Random Draws(valid entries only)
5000 and One Bric a brac

*Valid entry = All 5 items, 2 paragraphs, no more than 3 screenshots of your decorated dorm room and your Wizards name.

__________________________________________________
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 a 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. 

104 comments:

  1. By music your way, can we look at that as for example, how we experience music - how we feel listening to music?

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    1. I will answer this time. Please make sure to add your Wizard name to questions.
      Example: What does your music player look like? What design can you create? That's right Wizards, you have the opportunity to come up with your own theme. Only catch is you have to design it around a music player. Music player is the furniture item you can put music scrolls in.

      Your paragraphs need to explain why you decorated the way you did.

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    2. My wizard name is Marcus Daysmith. i dont have the jousting rack, egg or the small smoke stack. How will I be able to partake in the contest?

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    3. You can buy all these items in the Bazaar

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  2. Hey, I would like to clarify something that was a little vague in the description, cause I don't want to get penalized or disqualified. I understand you HAVE TO HAVE the 5 items and any one of the music player ITEMS in the dorm, but I'm confused about what you mean by around and a little confused about the theme. Like you literally want us to decorate AROUND a music player? (like you want us to literally put it in the center of the room and decorate around it?) Or metaphorically, you want us to pick a music player and theme it as the music player? (like if its the pyramid music player, you want us to decorate dorm Egyptian looking and focus on that and only the look of the music player itself)? Or you want us to just put it somewhere in there, and decorate it along the theme of music in general? (so like the theme is music, and the music player is just in there) Its like I feel like the theme is so vague and if i dont fully understand the theme, it may not turn out to be what you were looking for and may not even qualify! Cause if I miss something, I'll decorate it wrong, and i need to no the limits of what you specifically want! Thx!

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    1. Example: What does your music player look like? What design can you create? That's right Wizards, you have the opportunity to come up with your own theme. Only catch is you have to design it around a music player. Music player is the furniture item you can put music scrolls in.

      Okay Basically whats this means you you can take a music player and either design your dorm room around it. pretty much just like the music player looks, or you can make it metaphorically The judges are letting you have some freedom this year. Remember your paragraphs will mean a lot. The music player and items have to work into your dorm some how. We cannot hear the music. So if your basing your theme on the way your feel. You would need to make us feel that away too.

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    2. Maybe your music player isn't a music player in your dorm. Maybe it represents something else? Does this help understand?

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  3. Can the 5 items be only for decoration? or for the music player?
    Alia

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  4. I am Jacob NightHunter and I have two questions:
    Can you use more than one music player?
    Does the basket of eggs item count as a single egg for the contest?

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    1. 1. Of course you can :)
      2. Yes it does.

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  5. I am Jacob NightHunter again. I created a new wizard on my account so I didn't have to replace my old dorm. If I decorate the dorm on my second account (Eric NightRider) will I still be able to get the rewards on my other account if I win something?

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    1. You may only enter one dorm. If you win your sent codes. How you use those on your accounts is up to you.

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  6. I am a little confused about the 'designing your dorm room as a music player' thing. Do we have to use an actual music player physically placed in the dorm room (as in a furniture item that contains music scrolls) or can we use a random object and call it a "music player"? example: creating a forest themed dorm and saying a rock is a "rock shaped music player"?

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    1. I actually had to change the wording a bit many were having the same troubles. A music player is the housing item you can put scrolls into, not the scrolls themselves. There is a music player sold in WC housing shop and there are these http://www.wizard101central.com/wiki/NPC:Rose_Piper#axzz3fQZjO3bg
      First twist: Decorate your dorm to represent what you think a “Music your way” themed dorm would be like. Each dorm must be decorated with a Music Player, but which music player is up to you, just be sure to include that Music Player in your decorations! You have the freedom to be creative with your music players.

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  7. Writing paragraphs ughhhhhhhhhh #backtoschoolearly

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    1. That's the fun part can you write about your dorm?

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  8. What I'm doing right now is that I'm getting a regular music player , I'll be putting it in the middle of my dorm ,......... if the scroll I chose had a specific theme I'll be decorating the dorm according to it. Am I doing it right ?



    Alia

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    1. Im sorry we cant see or hear the music scroll.
      The beauty of this years dorm contest is you have freedom to create your own theme incorporating the 5 items plus music player

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  9. im so sorry but this is my last Qs . Should the dorm be decorated according to a place in the spiral. celestia , WC etc........?

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    1. Nope, It can be decorated how ever you choice.

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  10. This is Jacob NightHunter. I've been decorating and my dorm is in an outdoor scene. The dorm room windows and the door don't don't make sense in the scene though. Will having windows in an outdoor scene hurt the judging score?

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    1. No. I understand that some players do not know how to glitch

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  11. I have a few questions, I know all items should be found at the bazaar, but I can't find the small smoke stack at all! do you know why I can't find one or where else I can buy one? also does it just have to be those 5 items or can we add more deocor?

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    1. Small smoke stack is an outdoor item. If you click on the name of the item, in the post, it will take you to where all you can farm for the item. You also have 10 days to enter I'm sure there will be more in the bazaar

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    2. Oh second part of question. You have to have those 5 items plus your music player, though you can have as many items as you need to complete your decorated theme.

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  12. Gavin SilverflameJuly 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    I have two questions:
    1. Can we only use one music player or can we use more than one?
    2. Can music players be sunk into the ground and still be valid? Like where you can only see the tops of them?

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    1. 1. As many as you like
      2. as long as we can see them , yes

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  13. Okay, I have a question about the egg. I understand it said, "any type" but I was just wondering if you knew where the basket of eggs were. I looked it up recently, and it said you can get it in a pack.. I dont have any crowns right now, so if you know anywhere else I could get a basket of eggs for gold, please tell me.

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    1. You can craft it or buy them in the bazaar. Look in Gh for recipe

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  14. Michael ShadowleafJuly 10, 2015 at 4:48 AM

    3 questions
    1. Does faberge count as an egg?
    2. Can I use the BOXES players for the music player?
    3. Do I have to show some the actual parts of the smoke stack or can I just use the smoke?

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  15. 1. Yes:)
    2. Of course any music player
    3.Yes we have to see the smoke stack some how. Even if it just shows the smoke coming out of it. You have to make sure we see it.

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  16. So if its just a plain WC music player is it okay if I represent it as something "more" than it looks? Like for example, it was owned by so and so, or details that make it special?

    ~Julia Rainbreaker~

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    1. Exactly! The player can be anything you want it to represent

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  17. May I use more than one of the items listed that aren't the egg or music player?

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    1. Please make sure you have your wizard name for all other questions. You may use as many other items as you like. Egg item is the only one with a restriction

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  18. Gavin SilverflameJuly 10, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Would a Breakfast Pan count as an egg item because it has eggs on it?

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  19. Hey Paige i accidently sent three emails that i had not done correctly i made a 4th one that i will mark so you know but im just wondering will i get disqualified?

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    1. I will look in the morning. I will only keep last email. Toss the rest

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  20. Hi, I was wondering since me and my brother both share the same account, could we both enter? Or only one of us?

    -Brynn(:

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    1. You have to have your own email a to enter. I understand that there may be more family members who want to enter. You do have to have your own dorms and emails.

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    2. thanks!

      -brynn

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  21. Hey it's Eric Deathsword. I was wondering, can i use pets, mounts or seeds in my room?? Also is it a problem if my wizard is shown in the photos with Ctrl G??

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    1. Of course you can. You wizard has to be shown with name showing in the image without control G . You wizard can be shown in all images if you choose

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  22. Julia RainbreakerJuly 11, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Just to be clear, whats the subject of the email?

    Julia Rainbreaker

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    1. Dorm contest, music your way. My dorm entry. 6th annual dorm contest. All these work.

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  23. Paige one more thing, by saying music your way you mean i need to explain what does music mean to me or what does music mean in my dorm at that specific time??
    Eric Deathsword

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    1. Music your way is because you have to use a music player.
      The beauty of this years dorm contest is you have freedom to create your own theme incorporating the 5 items plus music player

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  24. On my second screenshot I have my potted arrangement in, but its hard to see because it is so tiny. Is that OK?
    Moira

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    1. Thank you.. Just make sure to talk about it so we know where to look

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  25. HI this is Jacob NightHunter/Eric NightRider. When you told Eric DeathSword, "Your wizard can be shown in all the images if you choose," does that mean you don't have to have your wizard in every photo? (Except the one with your name.)

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    1. No if you look at screenshots required, you will see one that has to have your wizard with name showing is in only the one without using control G. All the other 2 don't have to have your wizard showing.

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  26. Gavin SilverflameJuly 12, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Hi I read the rules very closely and if I understand it right, for my best overall screenshot, I don't have to have all five items plus the music player in the picture as long as they are in the other pictures? would the dorm be judged on the fact that I didn't have all the items in the one picture?

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    1. If you didn't show all 5 items plus the music player in any of the other shots then I would make sure we see them in that shot. The main reason for 3 screenshots is to give you the ability to show he whole dorm. Just makes sure the shot with you name shown is no control G.

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  27. I forgot to add a line at the end of my paragraph that I think would make a big difference. Is it okay if i add it somehow?
    Thanks,
    ~Julia Rainbreaker~

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    1. It should be fine. As long as they are only talking about dorm and other walking about items

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  28. @Paigemoonshade, I already sent my entry so is it still okay?

    Julia Rainbreaker

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  29. do we have to make it a room with beds and things like this
    witty billy yellowfish

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    1. No, it can be any type of room you like.

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  30. This is Jacob NightHunter/Eric NightRider. My dorm is split into three sections. Is it fine if I take a screenshot of each section, or should I try to cover two sections in one screenshot to have room for an overall screenshot?

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    1. Sure make sure one screen shot has your wizard name showing with no control G.

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  31. This is Jacob NightHunter/Eric NightRider. Can my wizard's name be shown in one image and be invisible in some of the others?

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  33. So should I just send you another email saying that I want to add the new sentence to my entry?

    Thank you for being patient with my questions.

    Julia Rainbreaker

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    1. Dont you have 2 paragraphs. Sure send another email.

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  34. This is Jacob NightHunter/Eric NightRider. After the description for writing paragraph 2 it says in parenthesis, "Be sure to tell the Judges how you used each of the 5 items, plus your music player and how they worked into your dorm theme and design." Is that statement describing what to put in the second paragraph, or the entire paper?

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  35. Gavin SilverflameJuly 14, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    If we dressed our characters according to our theme would we get extra points for it? or would it not matter

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    1. Gavin SilverflameJuly 15, 2015 at 6:16 PM

      but would we get extra points though?

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    2. No all dorms are judged the same way

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  36. I'm just curious-If I were to win somehow, would the prizes be all within one code, or separated into multiple codes? Because I was thinking that(If i win somehow) I might give some of it to a friend. -Chase Rainwhisper

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    1. Just depends . Some are some work aren't

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    2. Also one more question. Do the codes have an expiration date?
      -Chase

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    3. All codes have expiration dates

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  37. What would the maximum length be for a paragraph? Because in the past I have seen people have super long paragraphs that I wouldn't typically learn to use in English class. haha, only wondering
    -Brooke

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    1. I really depends. When I post them on my blog they seem to go very huge. When they come in the email they seem to be smaller. Don't write a full page? It would really be very large on my blog.

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  38. This is Jacob NightHunter/Eric NIghtRider. I sent my contest entry in! Thanks for answering all my questions! :D

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  39. Hello! Fallon here. I'm wondering if the spider EGG sac can be used as the egg item. Thanks!

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  40. Kymma here! Quick question. Can you use more than one of the required item? Thanks :D

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    1. You can use as many items as you like to create your dorm room. There one restricted item.

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  41. About how long will the judging take? -Chase Rainwhisper

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    1. Judging will be done on or before July 24th

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  42. Will you use 2 screenshots when you announce a winner? or only one?
    -Jack Frost

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  43. Hi it's Brynn again,
    should there be a subject? if so what?

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    1. Subject can be dorm contest . really up to you

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  44. And will the winners be notified before? Is this a everyone wins contest?


    Keelan

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    1. There are over 50 winners. Winners will be posted on or before the 24th

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  45. About how many entries are there so far? -Travis Pearlsong

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  46. Hi it's Victoria RoseThorn, I accidentally sent my entry without being completely finished with looking things over, so i apologize in the meantime in case that's counted as 2 entries, I hope this is fine, sorry again

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    1. No that is fine. I understand the internet can be a tricky thing.

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  47. will there be anything being judged off of grammar or spelling?
    -Brooke

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    1. No I realize people don't speak English. I also know I have young players.

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  48. I just realized I never labeled my picture A,B, or C. Well just hope it's fine. Thanks for the contest Paige!
    -Alexander IceShard

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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