Personal tools

Design Your Whirled

From Whirled

Jump to: navigation, search
Event-DesignYourWhirled-Oct 2009.png-logo.png

Contents

Event-DesignYourWhirled.png

What is the Design Your Whirled contest?

Design Your Whirled is a contest run by Three Rings. The goal is for our members to design fabulous, imaginative rooms in Whirled and show them off for the world (and the Whirled). You can even list your creations for sale in our Shop. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

For this, our third Design Your Whirled contest, the theme is Halloween Fairy Tale. Design a room based around your favorite spooky fairy tale from any culture, or make up your own!

When does the contest take place?

The Contest will run from 12:00 AM PDT, October 5, 2009 until 11:59 PM PDT, November 8, 2009.

Who is eligible to enter?

The contest is open to Whirled members who are:

  • at least thirteen (13) years old as of October 5, 2009
  • not employees (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Three Rings, their affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies
  • not winners of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in a Design Your Whirled contest which has ended in the past 365 days

Do I need to buy anything in order to enter?

No purchase is necessary to enter or win this contest. You get a free room with your (also free) Whirled account, and you can make and upload your own creations to put in your room.

How do I enter?

To enter the contest, you need to have a Whirled account, and a room that you have designed yourself.

How do I get a room?

You get a free room of your own when you sign up on Whirled! After you have signed up, click on your Me tab and then click the Homeicon.png (Home icon) under the row of tabs. This will take you to your room.

Step One: Design your room

You can design your room any way you like (though the room must comply with Whirled's Terms of Service and Community Standards). Be creative! You may choose to decorate your room with items purchased from the Shop, or with items you have created and uploaded to Whirled, or a combination of both. Creating and using your own content is strongly encouraged, but not required.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Make sure your room has a snapshot so that it displays properly in the entry thread! You can create one by selecting the "Use as room preview" option on the snapshot tool.
  • Rooms entered in this contest should be left unlocked so that they can be viewed by others.

Step Two: Post your entry to the official entry thread

Once you have your room designed and decorated the way you want it, post your entry to the entry thread. To post your entry:

  1. Go to the room you are entering in the contest.
  2. Copy the URL of the room from your browser's URL bar. The URL should have the format http://www.whirled.com/#world-sXXXXX, where the Xs are numbers.
  3. Paste this URL into your entry post in the entry thread, and submit the post.

A properly submitted entry will automatically show your room's snapshot in the post--no need to post an additional screenshot or picture. We reserve the right to disqualify improperly submitted entries.

What can I win?

You can win the following:

First Prize

Event-DesignYourWhirled-Oct09-1st prize.png

  • A brand new Wacom Cintiq 12WX 12-inch Pen Display
    • Tablet Dimensions: 16" W x 10.5" H x .67" D
    • Display Area: 10.3" W x 6.4" H
    • Screen Size: 12.1" diagonal
    • Native Resolution WXGA (1280 x 800)

Second Prize

Event-DesignYourWhirled-Oct09-2nd prize.png

  • A brand new Wacom Intuos4 Small Pen Tablet
    • Tablet Dimensions: 12.2" x 8.2" x 0.5"
    • Active Area: 6.2" x 3.9"

Third Prize

Event-DesignYourWhirled-Oct09-3rd prize.png

  • A brand new Wacom Bamboo Fun Small Tablet with Pen
    • Tablet Dimensions: 8.4" x 7.6" x 0.5"

Five Runner Up Winners shall receive Whirled buttons.

Winning entries will be featured on a winner announcement page until the beginning of the next Design Your Whirled contest.

Due to customs and shipping issues, First, Second, or Third prize winners outside the United States of America or Canada will receive the cash value of the prize won rather than the prize itself.

How many entries may I submit?

You may submit multiple entries, but remember that we prefer quality over quantity!

Are entries eligible if they are part of a group?

Entries that are part of a group are eligible providing that it's clear that you are the only manager or that the other managers give over their authorship to you.

Do I have to be a U.S. resident to enter?

No, you do not have to be a U.S. resident to enter Design Your Whirled.

Due to customs and shipping issues, First, Second, or Third prize winners outside the United States of America or Canada will receive the cash value of the prize won rather than the prize itself.

Do entries have to be specifically Halloween themed?

No! You can design your room around a spooky fairy tale from any culture, or make up your own.

Can I post my fairy tale so that others may know what I based my room on?

If you want to direct people to read the fairy tale on which you based your room, feel free! We do ask that you not paste the entire fairy tale story into your entry post, as it will clutter up the entry thread. Instead, please link to it from inside your room or provide a link to it in your entry post.

How will this contest be judged?

Criteria

Contest entries will be judged on creativity (50%), technical skill (25%), and originality (25%). In the event of a tie, tie will be broken based on the highest score for creativity. For information on things that could disqualify an entry, see the Complete and Official Rules.

Judges

The contest judges are members of Three Rings' staff and a guest judge from the Whirled community.

Three Rings staff:

Guest judges:

  • Sadiekate

If you have questions about this contest which are not covered in this FAQ, please see the Complete and Official Rules.

How will I be notified if I have won?

Winners will be notified by Whirled mail through the Whirled site. The Winner and Runners up will be notified at the time of selection by a member of the Three Rings staff, and must contact Whirled at the email address shown on the notification regarding acceptance of their prize, all subject to satisfaction of eligibility requirements.

What if I have other questions?

If you have questions about this contest which are not covered in this FAQ, please see the Complete and Official Rules. If your question is not answered there, please post it in the official discussion thread! Thanks!