Hello everyone, and welcome to Terraria Online's second Holiday Contest! We tried to make it as interesting as possible to get peoples' brain juices flowing for this holiday season! We know that not everyone celebrates all that is Christmas or any other winter holidays, but we hope that everyone will try and participate! There are 3 paths you can take to participate in this contest, Softcore, Mediumcore, and Hardcore! You can only enter into 1 category. Softcore demands that you create an image, be it art or screenshots that represent your idea of the winter holidays. Medium gives you the power to continue the story prompt your own way with a Machinima video! Hardcore has free range on their entries, as long as its "real". The harder the path, the bigger the prize, more details below! You have to have a Terraria Online account to participate! But no worries, sign up is free! Don't forget to check out the Facebook Banner Contest here! Enter soon! Hardcore Voting has Begun!!Vote Here!Check out the Mediumcore entries!View Entries Here!Softcore Voting has Ended!View Entries Here! Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Softcore ModeDrawn Image/Screenshot CreationRules: Draw or screenshot your idea of what the winter holidays are like! Your image must not be shown to anyone else. It must be something YOU created and put together. Click here to send a PM to TO Contest Entries with your submission attached. The community will vote to decide the winner! There will be 2 winners. : You can Photoshop your screenshot together, you don't necessarily need Terraria! : Note to artists, please don't leave any hints or tip offs that the art is yours if you decide to enter. We want to keep it as blind as possible, but we understand that when it comes to things like drawing or intensive content like mods, that is harder to hide. : Although the authors of the art will not be posted immediately, they hold the rights to their content at ALL times. As moderators, we will protect their work from being claimed as someone elses. Mediumcore ModeMachinima/VideoRules: Using this prompt, show us a story! It doesn't not have to be in-game footage, but it must utilize Terraria based themes and content. The video should not be longer than 10 minutes. It must be something YOU created and put together. Embed your entry into THIS thread. Any entries we do not deem entries WILL be deleted. No exceptions, no placeholder posts, and no comments that are not entries. 505 Games will choose the winner! :The house was all quiet... the clock ticking time.Not one creature was stirring... not even a slime. No slip, no pop, no tweedlydee.The windows were covered with frost... no room left to see. And on the rooftop, glittering with light,Snow slept peacefully, but not without fright. For the mafia would rise... as it did each year.Steal Santa, kill children, and end holiday cheer. From the snow would they rise... at they did annually,Guns in their hands... each loaded manually. We come to you, for the strength we all lack...Adventurer please... please bring Santa back. Hardcore ModeBaking, Decorating, Costume, and Modding Time!Rules: This is where your have free reign! All that is required are delicious baked treats, create some Terraria holiday decorations or ornaments, dress up in a costume, OR create an amazing holiday themed mod! But remember and never ever forget, they all have to be Terraria related! It must be something YOU created and put together. Your image/video/mod must not be shown to anyone else. Click here to send a PM to TO Contest Entries with your submission attached. The community will vote to decide the winner! : Baking examples: Cookies, cupcakes, cake, etc. You are allowed to use other mediums such as polymer clay! : Note to modders, please don't leave any hints or tip offs that the mod is yours if you decide to enter. We want to keep it as blind as possible, but we understand that when it comes to things like drawings or intensive content like mods, that is harder to hide. : Although the authors of the mods will not be posted immediately, they hold the rights to their content at ALL times. As moderators, we will protect their work from being claimed as someone elses. Prizes Softcore: Custom Forum Title, Thread Sticky, Thread Feature Terraria on Steam Medium Core: Custom Forum Title, Thread Sticky, Thread Feature Terraria on Console Hardcore: Custom Forum Title, Thread Sticky, Thread Feature Terraria T-Shirt Terraria on Console Important Details Entry Period Ends: Jan. 4th at 11:59 PM Central Time Voting Period: Jan. 5th - Jan. 12th Winners Announcement: Jan. 13th : Once you choose a custom title, you are not allowed to change it under any circumstances. The title will also be reviewed by an Admin.: If you have any questions, please contact kirabook, Loki ISP, Kelp, or Twi. Contacting any other admin or moderator WILL NOT GUARANTEE YOU AN ANSWER. FAQ: (Move your mouse to reveal the content) FAQ: (open) FAQ: (close) FAQ Q: Can I enter more than one category? A: No, you may only have one submission, and you may only be in one category, mult-entries will be disqualified. Q: Am I allowed to edit or change my submission? A: (Mediumcore Answer) While the entry period is still live you may change your submission with the edit button, or delete your old submission and post a new one in this thread. (Softcore and Hardcore Answer) Yes. Please respond to THE SAME PM YOU SENT BEFORE with your renewed entry. Q: Why won't you answer my question? A: We can't be on all the time, there are other moderators over seeing the contest as well. If one moderator doesn't respond, try contacting another. If you still don't have an answer, be patient. We will be having an influx of questions. Q: I have the best suggestion for the next contest! Can I tell you so you guys can do it? A: We did not come up with this idea, this was an idea born out of the Community Feedback Portal, feel free to discuss your ideas for the forums, such as contests, there. It is located in the Forum Feedback section. Q: Can I enter with a group or some friends? A: Terraria Online will not split the prize up, you will have to choose one person to receive the prize and split it amongst yourselves. Q: It only says Moderators can't vote, but what about entries? A: Moderators are not allowed to enter either, we fear that they may get a vote simply for being them, we wanted to the staff stay as much out of the contest as possible. Q: What do you mean by sticky? A: Rather than your thread "dieing" your thread will be immune to dieing by being stamped at the top of the front page. Q: Can we use like TEdit, or Buildaria for our projects, or hack in items? A: We are not concerned with the legitimacy of the created player creation as far as hacks and building tools go, we are looking more about the architectural planning and creativity. Q: Can I choose what thread gets stickied? A: Within reason, the thread you choose still must be staff approved, otherwise you may choose whatever thread you wish. Q: How do you enter? A: (Mediumcore Answer) Post your entry here on the entry thread. Only entries can be posted, placeholder posts are not allowed. (Softcore and Hardcore Answer) Click here to send a PM to TO Contest Entries Q: How come I can't comment on how cool someones is? A: We want to keep the entry threads as clean as possible, you may PM the user or post on their profile but please do not comment in the entry thread. Q: What do you think of my creation? A: As a moderator we can not comment on your creation, we have to keep our opinions to ourselves, we want it to be purely the community that decides the winner, without moderator influence. Q: What's the exact time the entry period will end? A: 11:59 PM Central Time January 4th Q:Could you convert that to my time? A: 9:59 PM Pacific; 10:59 PM Mountain; 11:59 PM Central; 12:59 PM Eastern http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/central-time/ Q: If I win, but my thread isn't ready yet, can I wait for it to be stickied? A: All threads are to be stickied on January 12th 2012, if you are not ready by then the sticky is lost, you may of course create the thread and always edit it, don't think that the thread has to be 100% finished for us to sticky.