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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.

The deadline is 11:59:59pm game time on Sunday, January 31st 2016.
Entry thread

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). Take a look at this 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 Spring, or to any popular holiday or event that takes place during the period from mid-March to mid-June . So, you could choose a generic Spring theme - spring weather, vacations, spring and outdoor activities. Or you could go for any particular holiday or date during that period. Please avoid duplicating a trinket that already exists in the 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 purely natural/seasonal themes to the secular celebration of Mardi Gras).

You can view the winning Spring trinkets from previous years 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, and you may use up to 3 color variations 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 duration.

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!

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

The deadline is 11:59:59pm game time on Sunday, January 31st, 2016.

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

(The next event will be the Summer theme posted around April, and covering trinkets relevant for those hot summer months).

Please feel free to post in this thread if you have comments, questions, suggestions, or words of encouragement. Good luck, and have fun!

Edit: correcting links.
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Whoops! Someone changed the section headings on the trinket page a while back and broke your link. Here's the new link.
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Whoops! Someone changed the section headings on the trinket page a while back and broke your link. Here's the new link.

Fixed. Thank you!
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Ya completed my first two!! I wish I could make more!! SO many more ideas!
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Ya completed my first two!! I wish I could make more!! SO many more ideas!

Save them for next year!
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Pirate Name: Geeho
Ocean: Emerald
Trinket name: Rainbow :P


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Ahoy mate! You need to post your entry in the Entry Thread here. :)
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Pirate Name: Geeho
Ocean: Emerald
Trinket name: Rainbow :P


Trinket entries belong in the entry thread here: http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=204048.

If you just post your entry here, it won't be considered.
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A little over 2 days left!
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Hey Clotho, I want to point out that the newish free art program Medibang lets you save transparencies easily. You just uncheck the bottom layer when you're done, tell it to save as a PNG, and it will pop up and ask you which kind of PNG you want to save as, the default being Transparent PNG. :D That's how I just did mine!
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Parthenope wrote: 
Hey Clotho, I want to point out that the newish free art program Medibang lets you save transparencies easily. You just uncheck the bottom layer when you're done, tell it to save as a PNG, and it will pop up and ask you which kind of PNG you want to save as, the default being Transparent PNG. :D That's how I just did mine!

Thank you! Hopefully one of our YPPedia contributors will add this to the art tips and tutorials.


Question in a forum PM wrote: 
Just wondering if there was a time frame of when the results for this contest will be posted :)


Haven't heard back from the arrrtists yet, but I will check with them to see what the status is. *cross fingers*
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The winnARRs!

Dandelion by Parthenope of Cerulean

Flutter-by by Greyladyy of Cerulean

Jar of Rainwater by Cattrin of Cerulean

Prizes and trophies (to those who don't have it yet) will be delivered as soon as the trinkets are in game. My apologies again for the unexpected delay in announcing the winners.

Thank you everyone for participating and congratulations to the winners!
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Thank ye so much for selecting one of mine, and congrats also to Parthenope and Cattrin!
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These are so cute! Congrats all!
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Awesome! Thank you. :)

Congratulations to Parthenope and Greylady as well!
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Trinkets are now in game! Prizes have been delivered. Congratulations again to the winners and thank you all for participating!
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Wauuugh, thank you, so exciting!
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