Friday, July 8, 2016

Seventh Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City- Contest

Summer is in full swing and I'm over heating . I really need something to cool off. 
This contest has ended. Winners posted HERE
All winners have been emailed.
Soooo....

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

Do you have the best dorm in Wizard City?

Do you like to decorate?


The Seventh Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City contest starts now! Hurry! You only have until July 17, 2016 4:00 pm Central to enter. This isn't just any little old decorating contest, though. There are twists and turns ahead!

The Twist:
Decorate your dorm to represent what you think "COLD" themed dorm would be like.
Example: What makes you think about cold? What design can you create, is it a place or a item? That's right Wizards, you have to design your dorm to fit the Theme "Cold".

Second part of twist: You must use all 5 items below.



1. Balloons.-  There's several different kinds of balloons, any of them will work
2. Clothesline -  Two types to choose from. Star Clothesline
3. Dog Biscuts -  Bazaar also can be crafted.
4. Gas Can-  There are a few different types.
5. Something with a flickering flame - Just ONE! No more than one! Any item that has actual fire will work.
*  Judges have talked and decided, that as long as the flame item is one item, it can have more than one flame. Has to be one item as in Beeswax candles. etc


Wait! Here's your Turn!

The Turn: 
Write 2 paragraphs : Both paragraphs are important, must have both

Paragraph 1 -Write about how your dorm represents The theme "COLD". Explain your theme. Be creative

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 and how they worked into your dorm theme and design.)
Putting an item in the corner and saying, oh I dropped that over there, doesn't give the reason why you use that item. 
This is a decorating contest you must at least try to decorate. Glitching is not required to win

( You may add a title.)


Official Rules:
* Using all 5 items pictured above, you must decorate your dorm to To represent the theme "COLD".
* This contest begins July 8, 2016 and ends July 17, 2016 at 4:00 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 more than 3.
List of screenshots; Do not edit your 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 , hidden items must be seen, (Judges cannot tell if you have all 5 items if they can't see them). 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. (This screen shot you CAN use control G).
* 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 (Blue areas) 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.
* If test realm opens, you may not use any new items from test realm. This is to be fair to those who cannot go in test realm.

How to enter:
Following the official rules posted above, you will decorate your dorm in a "Cold" theme and submit with no more than 3 screen shots of your dorm along with your 2 paragraphs by July 17, 2016 at 4:00 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 everything 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, ( Do not Write on your 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
50000 (Non-Transferable Crowns)
Darkmoor Manor
Botanical Gardens House
6 Sonic Springs
Pingouin Newsie Npc
Patriote Graffiti
Arcanum Theme Music Scroll
2 Extra housing elixirs

First Place 
50000 (Non-Transferable Crowns)
Darkmoor Manor
6 Sonic Springs
Arcanum Theme Music Scroll
Patriote Graffiti
1 Extra Housing Elixir

Second Place 
40000 Non-Transferable Crowns
1 Extra Housing Elixir
6 Sonic Springs
Arcanum Theme Music Scroll
Darkmoor Manor

Third Place
30000 Non-Transferable Crowns
1 Extra Housing Elixir
6 Sonic Springs
Darkmoor Manor

4 Judges Choice Awards 
50000 Non-Transferable Crowns
2 Extra housing elixirs
Botanical Gardens House
6 Sonic Springs
Arcanum Theme Music Scroll
Pingouin Newsie Npc
Patriote Graffiti
Darkmoor Manor

15 Honorable Mentions
10000 Non-Transferable Crowns
6 Sonic Springs

30 Random Draws(valid entries only)
5000 Non transferable Crowns
6 Sonic springs




*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.
Maximum number of redemption's per code: 1
Maximum number of unique codes that can be redeemed per account from this promotion: 1
These codes expire on 01 Jan 2017.
If you encounter an problem redeeming your game code, please send an email to community@wizard101.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. 

72 comments:

  1. WOW! Hard to believe it's now the SEVENTH annual contest. Amazing work Paige. Well done. You always inspire the most amazing work from our wizards. Congratulations to you and your judging staff and the best of luck to all those chilly decorators. :D

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  2. can i have more than one dog biscuit/ballon/gas/clothes??

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    1. You can use as many items as you need except for number 5 you can only use 1

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  3. The fireplace crafted from the boxes event has actual fire, will that be alright? Thanks

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    1. As long as its a flickering flame yes. If its frozen and not a moving flame then No.

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  4. can a flame be a different colour?? blue for example??

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    1. As long as its a moving flame. If its frozen and not a moving flame then No.

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  5. Angela GoldFlameJuly 8, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Does the Jerrycan count as a Gas Can?

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    1. Jerry can, gas can and Gasoline can. Yes

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  6. Miranda DreamsongJuly 8, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Do I write the essay in the email, or in google docs and share it with you?
    If so on docs, put the screenshots in with the essay, or in the email?
    -Miranda Dreamsong

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    1. Two paragraphs in the email is fine. Attachments are easiest. It's harder for judges to open Docs.

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  7. Mark GhostCasterJuly 9, 2016 at 6:09 AM

    Can we use Dragon Flame torch? It has a fire ball inside and its moving. Will it work?

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    1. I'm going to say no. It doesn't have a flickering flame.

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  8. Do i write a story about my dorm or do i just write about how ir relates to the theme cold?

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    1. 2paragraphs paragraph 1 Tells how your dorm represents the cold theme. Yes can be a very short story paragraph 2 explains how you used each item in your dorm.

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    2. Thank you ^.^

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  9. For screenshot B, is ctrl+G optionable?
    -Miranda Dreamsong

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    1. As long as you have one screenshot that shows your wizard name . One without ctrl G and one over all. Your ok.

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  10. I sent in my entry, now unless i skipped over something on accident, you didn't need a specific "Subject" for the email right? Simply saying Cold theme dorm room in the subject or other is fine? I know some contest require this sometimes

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    1. No subject needed really. yes simply saying cold would of been okay.

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  11. Mark GhostCasterJuly 10, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    What is that G control thing? Can you explain please?

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    1. If you don't know how to use crtl G thats even better. crtl G removes all the things from your screen shot like health bubbles. I would rather it not used. You do have to show your name while standing in your dorm. How to make this happen is above in contest topic, look for Misc Information:. You have to have one image without using Crtl G. If you dont know what That is no need to use it at all.

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  12. is 130 - 170 words good for one paragraph?

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  13. Hey Paige, I have a question about the theme. I know that it's supposed to represent the theme cold and for me "cold" makes me think of December, Christmas time and warm things. So would I be still qualified if my room represented the contrast between the cold outside and warm inside? Like if my room was made to bring warmth? Or does the room HAVE to be cold looking?

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    1. Cold theme is what makes you think of cold, could be a time , item or area. Use your imagination. Make sure your paragraphs explain your theme so judges see it too

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  14. Hello Paige. If I win something in the competition, is it possible for me to give my gift code for someone else? I'm not talking about selling or in-game gifting, but as just giving my code away to a friend for her to use. Thank you!!!

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    1. Sure you can give your code to who ever you like. Word of caution. Each set of prizes come in one code. You won't be able to break the prizes up.

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  15. Can we use dog biscuits, balloons, gas can and clothsline more than once?

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    1. Yes though you can use only one flame item.

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  16. If i use cold things like icebergs etc, will it fit the theme cold or not?

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    1. You can use any items you like to create your dorm. It must have the 5 items.

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  17. Alison NightWardJuly 11, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    My sister and I share the same account, is it possible for both our wizards and dorms to enter? We have separate dorms and wizards, but we're both under the same account. Thanks!

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    1. You both have to have your own dorms and your own email to enter. Please check rules for images. :)

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  18. So, is winterbane considered an item for flame?
    It says yes in the rules, but no in the first comment, so I want to clarify.

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    1. Yes. If its one single item, it can have more than one flame.

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    2. Sorry didn't realize I left that comment

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  19. Mark GhostCasterJuly 12, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Ok thanks Paige MoonShade! This is a really awesome event for people who love to decorate in Wizard101! The prizes are also amazing! Thanks for hosting such an amazing event!

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  20. Hi! I submitted my entry a few days ago but in the editing process, I cut out my wizard's name by accident. I replied my name directly underneath the original email once I realized. Will this still be a valid entry or do I need to resubmit completely? My apologies for any trouble. Thanks in advance!

    -Tatiana Nightshade

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    1. No your name showed. Image 1 you sent, had name showing and no crtl G . Your good to go.

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    2. I wasn't sure if that counted. Thank you!

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  21. Mark GhostCasterJuly 14, 2016 at 1:58 AM

    Can we write a story in Paragraph 1 about our dorm? I mean like where it is located or etc?

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  22. What should be the subject when we are sending our email?
    -Jack Frost

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  23. Dose the bubbling cauldron count as a active fire item, because its has a "fire" under the the cauldron. At least that is what it looks like to me.
    -Wolf Windwalker

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  24. This is my first year doing this but i can already tell that i will be doing this every year, it is such an amazing event that all decorators would love.
    I can't wait until the next one. ;)

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  26. can my pet be in the images ? it matches the theme
    alia

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    1. Alia Yes pets can be part of your cold theme

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  27. hi, My dorm picture shows a part of outside the dorm walls in the corner of a screenshot, however, nothing is actually outside of the dorm room walls. is this okay?

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    1. You have to send a screenshot of not showing that outside

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  28. Mark GhostCasterJuly 15, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Paige MoonShade can you tell me whether you have received my email or not? I want to make sure that i take part in the contest. Kindly inform me when you recieve the email. If you dont receive my email, inform me about that as well. Thank you:)
    -Mark GhostCaster

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    1. Is your wizard name Mark Ghostcaster for the contest?

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    2. Mark GhostCasterJuly 16, 2016 at 3:43 AM

      Yes.

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    3. Mark GhostCasterJuly 16, 2016 at 3:55 AM

      Its my wizard name in the game. There is very little time left for the contest. I have fixed my paragraph.
      *Worried*

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  29. And can you also inform me whether my entry was valid or not?
    Thank you:)

    -Mark GhostCaster

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  30. Mark GhostCasterJuly 16, 2016 at 3:51 AM

    I fixed my first paragraph. Is it OK now? :p

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  31. i forgot to send my name in the email what should i do??

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    1. I wouldn't worry. Its in one of your screenshots.

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    2. is it a problem that i send another email as an answer to my previous with just my name??

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    1. Thank you so much for all you do you're such an inspiration to all wizards !!! how is the judging so far ? Can we know when will the winners be posted ?

      -Alia

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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