Pinched for pennies? Cramped for credits? You could be a Winnah!
Win a Grand Prize or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd runner up prizes for your creative use of free furniture and swatches. Decorate the interior of your new house using only these options, and win free credit upgrades on your choice of furniture.
Grand prize. One month Moly subscription (5 votes, 400 credits, 50 teleport tokens)
1st runner up. 200 credits worth of upgrades to furniture of your choice.
2nd runner up. 100 credits worth of upgrades to furniture of your choice.
3rd runner up. 50 credits worth of upgrades to furniture of your choice.
Here's the deal. Create your perfect new home using only swatches and upgrades that do not cost credits and are not subscriber only. Submit your snapshots in this thread, along with a description of the choices you've made, listing both swatches and upgrades shown in the snap.
Our fine judges will create a list of 7 finalists and then will personally visit and chat with the lucky home owners to come up with the Grand Prize winner and three runners-up.
Winners will trade their furniture with specific subscribers who have offered to use their personal credits to upgrade furniture. You'll have freedom to choose subscriber or non-subscriber upgrades, within the limits of your prize. Once you've traded, your furniture will be upgraded with your choice of options, and returned to you.
I'd like to thank the anonymous donors who have agreed to help make this contest happen!
Get To Work! Deadline is 5 pm PDT, Wednesday May 16, 2012.
I've had some generous offers that will make the prizes more awesomer. If you'd like to be a donor, IM me.
Edit 2: Some questions:
Can subscribers compete? Yes, as long as the rooms follow the rules.
Can I make more furniture? Sure, as long as any upgrades are free for non-subscribers.
Can I use items as decorations? Of course.
Can I use subscriber upgrades if the furniture was given to me? Nope. Only free for non-subscriber upgrades can be used.
Edit 3: New Grand Prize! One month Moly subscription. New runner up category. All runner-up prizes increased!
Edit 4: The contest is now closed. The lovely donors will be rolling dice, squinching up their eyes and otherwise employing pseudo-scientific methods for coming to conclusions. We hope to announce our Winners on Saturday.
Edit 5: We Have Winners
Without actually resorting to rolling dice, we've finally come to agreement about awarding the prizes. Here are the folks who impressed the judges with their creativity and imagination!
Grand Prize Winner -- Ari Cloud
1st Runner Up -- foolbunny
2nd Runner Up -- Gwynnefar
and a tie for 3rd Runner Up -- SkyWaitress and tuqui
There were also a few designs that just had to be taken note of
Tell Us How You Really Feel Award -- FunkyUK
Creeping Unease Award -- FyodorD
Most Likely To Have Furniture Roll Away In An Earthquake -- Honey Bear