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2015 UO Home Decor Halloween Decorating Contest

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Kayhynn, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Kayhynn

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    It's easy to participate and is open to all official Ultima Online Shards.

    1. Decorate your entire Ultima Online home or a room of your Ultima Online home in a Halloween theme.

    2. Submit snapshots of your decorated home by posting it to this forum here or:
    - email [email protected]
    - via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/UOHomeDecor?fref=ts

    3. Entries will be accepted until Midnight PST November 1, 2014

    Winners will be announced on or around November 5.

    1st place design: 1 Vet reward up to year 14, 1 vet reward up to year 10.
    2nd and 3rd place design get to chose between three items I have purchased from the game store (to be announced).

    If we have additional sponsors, additional prizes may be added.

    We look forward to your entries.
     
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  2. Escaflowne

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    Nice Competition Kayhynn :) Shame i just finished decorating all my plots and im just exhausted lol.
     
  3. Kayhynn

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    Thanks! I hear ya! I host competitions because I don't have time to do mine LOL

    I also wanted to note, the deadline is Nov. 1 because I have a party going on at my RL house on the 31st and I know I won't be around to pay attention.
     
  4. Kirthag

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    :)
    I'll see what I can do. I haven't participated in any of your contests in years and kinda miss doing that.

    Which method of entry do you prefer?
     
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    Email preferred, but posting here works fine too. I'm very flexible on submissions.

    I look forward to your entry :)
     
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    mine is done!its on ocenia
     

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  7. ZippyTwitch

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    This is my decoration on Chesapeake shard.
     

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    Asuka Shard hainuko's house
    MEGA STORE(UO Locator)

    hainnuko.jpg hainnuko2.jpg hainnuko3.jpg hainnuko4.jpg
    Youtube Video
    youtube.com/watch?v=KHQiaDsEaFI

    Postd for my friend
    he does not have an stratics account..
     
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  9. Kirthag

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    sent mine via email as is the preferred method. :D

    good luck to everyone who participates!
     
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    Well ran out of time - used to spending months on design and decorating - oh well, it was definitely a challenge. I actually thought about continuing to work on it and submit for next year's contest but here it is.

    The theme is a Sacrifice Shrine, but not the virtue. Rather this cultist witch sacrifices her victims to summon a daemon to do her bidding. The remains of her sacrifices are fed to her pet spiders as well as making a tasty soup for herself.

    outside.png inside.png

    Oops, missed the rather important element to the design of the Sacrifice Shrine, and that was the Ankh of Sacrifice which ended up in the moving crate after some last minute changes. I've added the photo below just to show you what it was supposed to look like.

    outside.png
     
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  12. Kayhynn

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    Your friend needs to submit it himself. He can email it, post it on the other two forums or on Facebook and needs to be the screenshots. Submissions cannot be made on another player's behalf. If he submits it to me today, I'll include it since you posted it for him here, but he needs to email me pictures today.
     
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    My friend submitted pictures to you last year on my behalf. You accepted them. I was third place I think.
    So... and she told you they were for another person.
     
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    Hmm. I'm not going to have an entry instead them
    Because it just introduced a nice house,sorry off topic

    Thank you to entertain to display the home,
    All participants good luck!
     
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    sad. hainuko's house is amazing. everything from the structure itself to the deco is awesome!
     
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  16. Kayhynn

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    While I agree it is an awesome house design and decoration, I need the owner to submit - if forum was the only way to submit it would be one thing and I could understand blend submitting it if he could provide contact information for the person.

    The problem is - I have allowed people to submit on behalf of other people before via email and forums. The difficulty then is coordinating with the winner to pick up the prize if I don't have contact information for them. This happened last year and another year where I was unable to give prizes to people because I had no contact information other than the player who submitted for them.

    It's why I allow people to email me their entries, or Facebook or any forum it's posted on. I've had people email or ICQ me say "I don't know how to send screenshots so NAME is sending it to you for me." and that's totally cool too - as long as I know and have a way to contact them if they win.

    If someone can offer a better idea on this - years of running contests have seen me get burned with having too many rules, having too few rules, not letting people submit through a plethora of ways, etc. - please let me know as I may be looking something over.
     
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    Perhaps commenting is inappropriate as one of the entrants but I think Kayhynn is offering more than enough ways to enter. If you can figure out how to sign up for an Internet game I'm fairly certain you can figure out how to post or send a screenshot. I'm guessing language might be a bit of a barrier in this case but i think Blend could probably help his/her friend overcome this issue.
     
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    Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Halloween Decorating Contest. As always it was very hard to chose the winners as all of the entries were creative and unique. But we did finally make a decision. They are as follows:

    1st – Kirthag’s Dark Side of Justice on Pacific
    2nd – Irullia’s Sacrifice Shrine
    3rd – Luzisbel’s Halloween Graveyard on Oceania

    ZippyTwitch and Dream Catcher both receive honorable mentions (but no prizes, sorry).

    1st place receives 1 Vet reward up to year 14, 1 vet reward up to year 10 of their choice
    2nd place receives choice of Rechargeable Teleport Tiles or Haochi Pigments
    3rd place receives whatever 2nd place didn’t choose.

    Full article with pictures can be found here: 2015 Halloween Decorating Contest Winners
     
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    omg really?!?! SQUEE!!

    Wait for xmas! :D
     
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    Congrats Kirthog and thank you Kayhynn for the generous rewards. I'm only sorry there weren't more contestants.
     
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    Congrats all...great job :)


    *kicks self for not entering, maybe next year*
     
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    Congrats to all the winners =)
     
  24. Irulia Darkaith

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    What? We have to do this again for Christmas? It's enough of a miracle that I tore down my house, started from scratch and decorated in one day - normally it takes me a year (not exaggerating). Hmm, then again, maybe if I just replace the blood splatters with icicles and the demon statue with Santa...hmm, put the severed heads in holiday boxes and hang the skeletons by the chimney with care..maybe I can make this work...think the judges will notice if I take a few shortcuts? ;)
     
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  25. Kayhynn

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    Hahaha this is why my house is never ever done and never has themed decorations because I never have time to complete.

    Thus I run contests and enjoy touring homes :) And decorating other people's homes.
     
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    Or you could just make a character on Atlantic and run around :)
     
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