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Entries for this contest should be posted in the Entry Thread.

The aim of this event is to introduce player-created seasonal trinkets that will be available for sale at the Palace Shoppe for a limited period. We aim to run this event approximately once every 3 months.

Trinket Size
The final trinket size must be 36 pixels wide by 39 pixels high. Do not provide any image of your design larger than this. You will need to host your image on an external site so that you can post the image.

Background
The background should be transparent (or plain white if you do not know how to produce a transparent background). Adrielle described a transparency method here. The trinkets use indexed colors and therefore cannot have any semi-transparent elements. The arrrtists can touch things up if they have to, but providing an image ready to go into the game will increase your odds of getting selected.

Content
The trinket may represent anything seasonal related to winter, or to any popular holiday or event that takes place during the period from mid-December to mid-March. So, you could choose a generic winter theme - bare trees, snow, ice-fishing. Or you could go for a particular holiday or date - this period would cover Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hogmanay, Chinese New Year, Valentine's day, and many many more!

If you're depicting anything potentially anachronistic (that is, things that are more modern than the nominal game setting) make sure to make them piratey or period-appropriate in some way. Please avoid duplicating trinkets already in game.

If you do choose a National or religious event to commemorate, try to avoid overt national or religious symbology (picking a random example, if you're representing Wales, a daffodil is more likely to be used than a Welsh flag). Whatever the theme you choose, the content of must be appropriate to the game. Further clarification on this: the most important thing is that your trinket has a strong design and is visually appealing. In terms of picking a theme or holiday, it can be any seasonal occurrence or holiday that happens within the allotted time frame, particularly one that has a secular celebration or observance associated with it that can be represented with recognizable symbology of a non-religious or not-necessarily-religious nature. (e.g. anything from the weather, to Valentine's day, to the Chinese New Year.)

You can view the trinkets winners for the fall trinkets here. Halloween trinkets can be viewed here. summer here . Spring trinkets can be viewed here, and the previous winning winter trinkets here.

Originality
Designs should be your own, and created specifically for this event. One exception to this rule is that you may base your entry on YOUR OWN entry from a previous contest!

Colors
You can design your trinket to come in a single color variation, or in a range of colors, as many of the trinkets do. If you wish to have the trinket available in multiple colors, please provide two versions of it, in different colors, so it is clear which elements of the trinket change with the color choice.

If you're using the cloth-color selection, it's helpful to have one of your variants have RED as the changeable color area. If this isn't possible because of the colors elsewhere in your design, try GREEN or GOLD.

If you're using the bone-color selection, it's helpful to have one of your variants have RED as the changeable color area.

Style
You will want to design the trinket so that the artwork is compatible in style to the trinkets already in the game. Take a look at the YPPedia trinket page for an overview of the trinkets already available. It should be obvious, but no animation!

Availability
The intention for these trinkets is that the winning entries will be available for purchase in the Palace Shoppe. They will be inscribable. It is just possible that the arrrtists will choose to use the trinket in a different way - for example, being used as an event prize. The final decision will be made by the arrrtists.

Prizes
A couple of your own trinkets when they become available and a pirate flag (furniture item)! In addition, if you haven't already been awarded it, you will get the Dread Masterpiece trophy when your trinket becomes available in the game.

Judging
There will be a single stage of judging, undertaken primarily by the arrrtists. They will identify the short list of trinkets that they would like to develop for inclusion in the game. They may wish to edit or adapt the trinket design to 'tweak' the design or to make it fit better with other in-game art. They may ask the player artist to make changes, or they may make changes themselves. The final decision on which trinkets are introduced to the game, and on the final design used, rests with these Ringers. Note that trinkets will only be introduced to the game if there are designs considered suitable. Trinkets chosen in this contest may be made available in-game on different dates and for different durations.

Number of entries
Each player may make just ONE entry post, and this post may include up to TWO designs.

How to enter, and deadline
Post your entry in the Entry Thread. Please include the following information at the top of your post:
* Pirate name:
* Ocean:
* Trinket name: (this is your name, but final name for the trinket will be an arrrtist decision)
* Theme / date: (explain what your trinket represents - the season generally, a particular holiday or event (give dates) etc)

If you have two trinket designs in your entry, remember to put in the entry information for both trinkets! If you intend the trinket to be available in multiple colors, include two versions of the trinket in different colors so that it is clear which pieces of the design change with each color choice.

Include your design as an image in the post (see links below) - not as a link.

The deadline is 11:59:59pm game time on Tuesday 22nd November 2011.

Additional information:

Links:
Entry thread (again!)
Trinket page
Adrielle's mini-guide to setting transparency
Standard color options
How to post an image on the forum
Reminder on how to reply to a post
Tips and tricks for entering events

Good luck, and have fun!

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Psst! The entry thread says "This is the entry thread for the event Create Seasonal Fall Trinkets ." but this is for Winter, right? :o

Yay! Trinket time. :)

One question: Can entries have two parts that can change colour or only one?
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For multiple changing colors, I believe we were told previously that you can have up to two changing cloth colors and a metal color within a trinket (e.g. think of the pins in the palace shoppe). Don't use more than one metal color, though. Bone - only use one color.
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For multiple changing colors, I believe we were told previously that you can have up to two changing cloth colors and a metal color within a trinket (e.g. think of the pins in the palace shoppe). Don't use more than one metal color, though. Bone - only use one color.



Ah, ok, thanks. :)
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Fall corrected, thank you for noticing!
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/e wishes we were allowed more entries for winter, considering the large numbers of holidays which occur during this time of the year.

cough*hint*coughcough*do*IT*cough

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/e hands cough syrup :)
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/e hands cough syrup :)

What a wonderful trinket idea! Too bad I can only do TWO though!
hehehehee

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*edit again to add: Oh!! Look! Someone beat me to it!!
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Ayup, got the memo. It was strategically placed on top of a pair of roller skates. Swoosh, swoosh!
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/e hands cough syrup :)

What a wonderful trinket idea! Too bad I can only do TWO though!
hehehehe

*edit again to add: Oh!! Look! Someone beat me to it!!


Hee hee, I couldn't resist. I'm a pharmacist in real life, and we don't have winter, we have Cough & Cold Season. :D
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stop distracting me I still got to make that mask! lol
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Hmmm, I was just wondering in regards to the trinket I created for fall: The Glass of 2011 Vintage.

Option 1:Will this date be updated next year...(that'd be wierd)?

Option 2:Or will I have to come up with something else
i.e Mug of 2012 Vintage
Tankard of 2013 Vintage

with respective artwork

I'd much rather have option 2!!!
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This is purely my opinion, but I think the Vintage 2011 would (and should) always remain 2011, just as vintage wines are sold based upon the year they were grown.
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I agree with Dex! Age the wine =D
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Drum roll!! We have winners!

Chinese Rattle by Dexla
Cranberry Sauce Boat by Rhodin
Holiday Card by Cattrin
Mahjong Piece by Charavie
Miniature Cannon by Yvchen
Miniature Sled by Zilverstarz
Poinsettia by Jippy
Skullflake by Phaerie
Spindle by Tilinka

Congratulations! You will receive a couple of your own trinkets when they become available and a pirate flag (furniture item)! In addition, if you haven't already been awarded it, you will get the Dread Masterpiece trophy when your trinket becomes available in the game.
Thank you everyone for participating, the entries were amazing this time!
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Awesome. :) Thank you!

Congratulations to the other winners as well.
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Good stuff! Well done, everyone.
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Congratulations To all the winners!
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Wooo thank you! and congrats to the winnerss!
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Thank you so much - I'm pretty "puzzle-ically challenged" when it comes to in-game comps so the forums are a great chance for those of us with a more artistic nature :D
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Congrats to the winners and thank you!
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oooh Tilinka's gona be happy her beloved spindle finally got chosen!
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Thank you very much :)
Grats everyone!!!
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Curses! Now I'll have to find something else to be absurdly stubborn over. :) Suggestions?

Alternatively: Yay! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Grats to everyone!
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Congrats to everyone and thank you! ...Wheee! :)
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Woooh! :D its so awsome to see my name in the Palace Shoppe next to the Sled ^^


Thanks !! & Congrats 4 the other winners :)
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