Friday, July 12, 2019

Tenth Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City- Contest

I simply love a decorated dorm. 

This contest has ended.
Winners will be posted HERE
Let's get ready to ----DECORATE!!!

Do you have the best dorm in Wizard City?

Do you like to decorate?

The Tenth Annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City contest starts now! Hurry! You only have until July 22 , 2019 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 "Night and Day" themed dorm would be like.
Example:  Design your dorm to represent "Night and Day ( It can be literal or philosophical). " Explain in a paragraph your Night and Day theme.
Twist pt 2: You must use all 5 items below.

1. Palm fronds
2. Padded Stool
3. Mantle Clock
4. 1 Theater Mask (Only one, no more than one) Crowned shop 5000 gold
5. Dragon Pedestal

Wizard101 Central Wiki  Has an great search engine to find housing items

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 "Night and Day". Explain your theme. Be creative

Paragraph 2 - Focus on the use of the 5  special items. Making a LIST ( as in 1-5) will not be accepted.  Must be in paragraph form

( Be sure to tell the Judges how you used each of the 5 items and how they worked into your dorm room theme and design.)
Putting an item in the corner and saying, oh I dropped that over there, doesn't give the reason why you used 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 represent the theme "Night and Day".
* This contest begins July 12, 2019 and ends July 22, 2019 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. Do not write on your screenshots.
A. Your wizard (with name showing) must be in one of the screenshots. (This screenshot CANNOT use control G or Photomancy)
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/castle magic techniques 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.
* Friendly suggestion; Don't build your dorm in test realm. Reasoning being test can reset or close at anytime with little notice.

How to enter:
Following the official rules posted above, you will decorate your dorm in a "Night and Day" theme and submit with no more than 3 screen shots of your dorm along with your 2 paragraphs by July 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM Central US time.
How do I submit entries? Send all entries to 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 30 winners !!!!! 

Grand Prize
30000 Non-Transferable Crowns
EverAfter Village House
Botanical Gardens House
2 Additional Castle Elixirs
Teleport Tapestry Bazaar
Fantasic Voyage Gaunlet
6 Sonic Springs

First Place 
30000 Non-Transferable Crowns
EverAfter Village House
1 Additional Castle Elixir
6 Sonic Springs

Second Place 
25000 Non-Transferable Crowns
EverAfter Village House
1 Additional Castle Elixir
6 Sonic Springs

Third Place
20000 Non-Transferable Crowns
EverAfter Village House
1 Additional Castle Elixir

4 Judges Choice Awards 
25000 Non-Transferable Crowns
EverAfter Village House
Botanical Gardens House
2 Additional Castle Elixirs
Teleport Tapestry Bazaar
Fantasic Voyage Gaunlet
6 Sonic Springs

15 Honorable Mentions
5000 Non-Transferable Crowns

10 Random Draws(valid entries only)
2500 Non transferable Crowns

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

Codes can be redeemed from any location worldwide, but are only redeemable at 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
* Enter your account information and click LOGIN
* Enter your unique code and press SUBMIT
* Redeem your item(s) from the in-game gift window or look for rewards of Crowns to appear in your Crowns History on the website.
Maximum number of redemption's per code: 1
Maximum number of unique codes that can be redeemed per account from this promotion: 1
If you encounter an problem redeeming your game code, please send an email to and include your code and Wizard101 account name, but never the password!

Misc Information:
Name must be shown in one . How to get name to show, Open 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. 


  1. Daniel LegendhunterJuly 15, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Hi Paige! My wizard name is Daniel Legendhunter, fire wizard. I was just curious if the theme itself is supposed to be like night and day in general, or is it like what a dorm room should look like in the night and day time specifically. My question is can any part of the dorm look like it is outside rather than inside the dorm?

  2. Example: Design your dorm to represent "Night and Day ( It can be literal or philosophical - meaning opposites.

    Everything must be inside the dorm room walls. You may sink items into the walls though you can't show anything of the outside space.

    I hope this answers your question.

  3. Daniel LegendhunterJuly 16, 2019 at 7:48 AM

    Yes it does, thanks Paige.

  4. Hi Paige, I was wondering if it would be ok to have different wallpapers in a couple of the screenshots? It's part of the story.

    1. No sorry that would be considered as decorating 2 dorms.

  5. Dear PaigeMoonShade,

    Hey, thank you for posting the competition (they are always super fun!)
    I have a question about the palm fronds please: I don't think I can get it, I don't have membership to get it as a drop and cannot get it from the crowns shop as I am out of crowns. Does that mean that I would be able to enter please or?

    Thank you!

    1. Palm fronds are bought in the bazaar. There were 100 the other day. I would suggest asking friends for help or stalking the bazaar, as you will need this item.

  6. Thank you, just got them!


  7. Hi Paige! My Wizard's name is Brian (Wow so original). I just submitted my entry! This is my first contest here, so I'm not entirely sure if you do this. Once this contest is over and the winners have been announced, would you be willing to post the screenshots of the Grand Prize, 1st-3rd prize, and possibly the judge's choices as well (if the users are willing of course)? I would love to take a look at the other ideas that people have come up with and maybe take some inspiration! Thanks for this awesome contest!

  8. I did not label my screenshots A,B,C do i need to resend?

  9. My pictures were saved as A,B,C -- but not labeled as A,B,C in the email is this ok

    Destiny DragonDreamer

  10. My Photo's were label as A,B,C when saved but not in the actually email, is this ok ?
    Destiny DragonDreamer

  11. llewella RubyFlameJuly 22, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Hello, When are the winners announced?

  12. Wow! The winners of this contest could even get a bunch of holiday packs from Wizard101 since it lines up with the Wizard101 crowns spending event during Christmas in July! Coincidence? I think not :P.


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