Stratics Homes & Castles Presents 2011 Winter Deco Contest! This will be a month long house deco contest. Pull out your best snow and winter themed ideas! This contest will be judged first and foremost on originality and creativity!! Spending all your gold will not guarantee a win for you. Be Creative!! Throughout December we posted various snow, winter, and holiday deco ideas… Now it’s your turn to use them and show us your own ideas. There will be two categories to this contest. Player Homes: Customizable housing. This category is for all players that have and are able to customize their house easily. Public Locations & Classic Housing: All homes that either physically can’t be remodeled or can’t realistically be remodeled because of vendors or other public building uses. Unless you fall under any of the following please enter the contest under the player homes category. *Classic Housing – Non customizable. *Rune Library *Vendor houses *Museums *Other buildings constantly used by the public. If you’re not sure if you fit into this category PM me. There will be five judges from various shards. The judges will each nominate two houses to enter the final round of voting in each category. From there the judges will rate their first, second and third choices in each category. First place will earn 5 points. Second place will earn 3 points. Third place will earn 2 points. The winners will be selected by which home has the most points. Prizes: Both categories will have a first, second, and third place. First Prize - Choice of one of the following.. *House Tele Tiles *Workman's Bench *Haochi’s Pigments - 3 *Ancestral Gravestone *11th Year Bookcase *11th Year Fallen Log *11th Year Lampost *11th Year Maple Tree *11th Year Willow Tree *11th Year Snow Tree *11th Year Hitching Post Second Prize - Choice of one of the following.. *Workman's Bench *Haochi’s Pigments - 2 *Ancestral Gravestone *11th Year Bookcase *11th Year Fallen Log *11th Year Lampost *11th Year Maple Tree *11th Year Willow Tree *11th Year Snow Tree Third Prize - Choice of one of the following.. *11th Year Bookcase *11th Year Fallen Log *11th Year Lampost *11th Year Maple Tree *11th Year Willow Tree *11th Year Snow Tree *Haochi's Pigments – 1 All homes entered will also be placed as the first update on the Homes & Castles side bar. Rules: One entry per person. Sorry, No multiple house entries. [If the interest is great enough the next contest we do will have a category just for multiple house entries, so please pm me personally so I can keep track of the interest.] Your house must be public, Each judge may choose to visit your home separately. Players will be asked to submit their shard, facet and coords to a sticky that will be placed in the coming days. As well as which category they’re entering. If you’re able to screenshot your home, we ask that you please submit those in the same post. If you’re unable to do panoramic screenshots please contact me and I’ll help. Providing a rune would also be extremely helpful to the judges since we don’t all play every shard. Your entry must be submitted by January 31st! [Midnight PST] Screenshot Tips: I’ve found that using Greenshot to take the individual screenshots and then using Windows Live Photo Gallery to create the panoramic picture itself is very simple.. Both programs are also free! Positive feedback and constructive criticism is always welcome.