2019 Spring Decorating Contest



Contest Winners Announced!


Winners have been announced! We'll have a gallery up here and on social media in the days ahead, but for now, watch March's KI Live near the conclusion of the show for the winner list. Congrats to all participants, you have some truly amazing decorating talents!



The Contest


It’s Spring cleaning time! That can mean only one thing... a decorating contest, of course!

Today kicks off our first Spring Decorating Contest. It’s time to sweep the dust under the rugs and repaint the walls whatever color suits your fancy. Put your decorating skills to the ultimate test and share your creations with the rest of the community throughout the contest period!

You’ll get a chance to win some great prizes, plus tons of decorating tips and design sneak peeks from other participants! We’ll be awarding prizes and even featuring the winners on March’s KI Live. There is also a version of this contest for Wizard101 players, so you can enter both!

Visit the contest's official forum post to talk about the contest and share your decorating tips!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Choose a Ship Cabin or House to decorate. Ask other players for resources and advice!
  2. Pick a category to enter, then decorate until you can’t decorate no more. The fun of this contest is in planning where that aquarium will go or where the pets will roam around.
  3. Once you’re happy with the results, capture the best screenshot or video of your home and send it to us. Take your time - you have the entire contest entry period to consider the design!
  4. Submit screenshots (MAX of 4 w/one that includes the UI!) or video (MAX of 1, 60 seconds or less) to community@pirate101.com.
  5. Name the email Subject line: P101 2019 Decorating Contest Entry
  6. Include your character name, account name, the category you want to enter your decorations in, and a title and description of your home. Tell us something unique or special about it, and why you decorated it the way you did. Please limit that description to 100 words max.

THE CATEGORIES


We’ve come up with a set of categories to guide you in your decorating efforts. Each category will have 1 Grand Decorator and 2 Runner-Ups, unless otherwise stated below. This includes a ‘Video Captured’ category for videos, and a ‘Best Overall’ category:
  • Piratey
  • Fun and light-hearted
  • Elegant and stylish
  • All Natural
  • Mysterious and strange
  • Happy Holidays
  • Video Captured
  • Simply Amazing (non-category)

THE GOODS

  • 1 Grand Decorator (Per): 20,000 Crowns + Empire Bundle + Party Room housing item
  • 2 Runner-Up Decorators (Per): 10,000 Crowns + Party Room housing item
  • 5 Honorable Mentions (Total): 5,000 Crowns + Party Room housing item
Winners will be announced on March 28 on KI Live. They will be notified by email, and prizes will be awarded in advance of the show. After KI Live on the following day, winners and their screenshots will be posted on social media and included in the following month’s newsletters.

CAPTURE TIPS

  • Set your computer’s graphics settings as high as they can go, and ensure the resolution is maxed (preferably 1920x1080 if you have the option).
  • For screenshot captures, even if the game runs slow at this point, all that matters for the contest is a nice still screenshot.
  • For video captures, videos must be no longer than 60 seconds.
  • Frame the shot for max emotional and “wow factor” impact. Consider lighting conditions.
  • Feel free to include some friends in the shot for added social flair.
  • Press Ctrl+G to turn off screen icons for a cleaner look.
  • Be unique and show us something unexpected!
Submit your entry to community@pirate101.com. You can use an image sharing program, and for videos, you must use YouTube. Also share it on social media using @Pirate101 and #Pirate101 during the contest period and we may retweet it!

Deadline to submit is Sunday, March 24 at 11:59pm CT. We will only accept one email per individual or group. You can submit your own entry separate from a group, but it must contain your own home and content. No reuse of submission materials!

CONTEST RULES

  • Entries must be received before 11:59 PM US CT on March 24, 2019.
  • If you are under 13 years of age, ask your parent or guardian to participate.
  • You must include your Pirate101 character AND account names in the email.
  • One entry per account. Any group efforts will only award the submitter.
  • Entries must be entirely original creations made by you.
  • Entries that use copyrighted or inappropriate material will not qualify.
A committee of judges will be formed at KingsIsle, and any tie breakers will be resolved by the committee. Any disputes or disagreements in the community on who ultimately won will NOT be tolerated as an open discussion in the forums. Anyone attempting to subvert the contest in any way is subject to an immediate suspension and/or disqualification from the contest.

Inappropriate or vulgar entries are prohibited and will also result in immediate disqualification. Entries containing any of the following or similarly disparaging topics are considered inappropriate:
  • Disparaging race, gender, or group of people
  • Sexual content or references
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Death or suicide of persons real or fake
  • Depicting the state of the game in a negative manner
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PLEASE SEE COMPLETE RULES FOR OTHER RESTRICTIONS. THIS IS A SKILL-BASED CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.