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the 4th house customizing design contest


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EA Japan UO team announces the 4th house customizing design contest!

The original page in Japanese: Here!


the 4th house customizing design contest

Period for application:
From Oct. 9. 2009 to Nov. 4. 2009 11:00 JST

Announcement of winners:
Late in Nov. 2009

- Autumn

How to send in your applications;
Please go to the page below, fill out the form and attach your pictures(JPG/PNG).
-> Here!

Contest categories:

(1) Customizing houses of large strage: There is no restriction of strage.

(2) Customizing houses of small strage: Max storage of houses should be the same as or under 1265( 1518 when increasing 20% / 1771 when increasing 40%)
- Sizes: 7x7, 7x8, 7x9, 7x10, 7x11, 7x12, 8x7, 8x8, 8x9, 8x10, 8x11, 8x12, 8x13, 9x7, 9x8, 9x9, 9x10, 9x11, 9x12, 9x13, 10x7, 10x8, 10x9, 10x10, 10x11, 10x12, 11x7, 11x8, 11x9, 11x10, 11x11, 12x7, 12x8, 12x9, 12x10, 13x8

*1: You may take pictures of houses in both clients.
  • Classic Client
  • SA Enhanced Client

Criteria of Judgement:
"Ex Britain Mayor, current director of event promoting association" Finnigan the Excellent and other characteristec persons will judge applications according to following items:
- If applications meet the thema above
- Designing of houses by combination of house customizing parts
- Decoration of houses using items
- Originality

(*) Pictures of houses(max 3 ), the name of owner character of the houses, storage, shard, title of the houses, appealing text of their own houses of winners will be used as informations put on the page of announcement of winners.

Conditions and Notes:
- You should have the owner account of the customizing house to be entered in.
- You should not violate the agreement of UO.
- Houses shoud be built on Japanese shards(Yamato, Asuka, Wakoku, Hokuto, Izumo, Mizuho, Sakura, Mugen).
- Applications shoud not include desigins that violate licences, trademarks or copyrights(e.g. portraits of celebrities, images of name brands, or images including similar parts of other known characters than in UO )
- We might exclude houses that we judge as inappropriate from valid applications.
- We might make external announces using desigins entered in.
- There might be cases that we confirm the name, address, phone number of winners when we send prizes to them.

(*) You can send 3 pictures of customized houses. Max size of each picture should be the same as or under 2MB.(added by athos_uo)

Prizes for winners:
1st winner from both categories of large storage and of small storage:
- An exclusive title "?" for 1st winner.
- An exclusive item "?" in the game for 1st winner,

Two 2nd winners from both categories of large storage and of small storage:
- An exclusive title "?" for 2nd winners.
- An exclusive item "?" in the game for 2nd winners,

Finnigan special prizes for three persons:
- One of Tokuno Dyes
- A miniature house


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The deadline is extended to Nov. the 16th.
Entries were closed on Nov.16th. And now they are exhibited on their web site:4th customizing house contest

It is now the time when we send "a message of recommendation" to our favourite house. Here is form to send messages.

Period is until the end of November.

Judges will vote in reference to our recommendation messages.

- Check the button on the side of picture number( only one at a time: But you can send messages to whichever you like houses as much time as you like)
- Then fill in the blank box below with your message
- Your character name
- Your mainly playing shard
- What you wrote might be opened to public. Do you mind about opening your character name and playing shard?
top: either will do
middle: OK, you may open my character name and playing shard to public
bottom: No, don't open my character name and playing shard to public



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4th Customizing contest winners!<hr>

Golden Prize: A character will be titled with "Supreme Architect", a bracelet of a supreme architect

Entry No.26 home - the house to return to some day

Golden Prize: Ageha
Shard: Izumo
Facet, Coordination: Trammel, 90o 37'N 143o 17'E

A life in a country in a deep autumn.
There live old couples.
They live their quiet dayly life, waiting for their son return to home.

The grandfather prepares firewood for winter.
He is a retired fisherman, but always keeps his fishing tackles in good condition.

The grandmother also prepares stuffs for winter or spins threads.

You can see the full moon upon the pond in the midst of Japanese pampas grass field.


Silber Prize: A character will be titled with "Architect", a bracelet of an architect

[1]Entry No.6 A village in somewhere

Silber Prize: Pata
Shard: Yamato
Facet, Coordination: Trammel, 90o 15'S 16o 35'E

The season, when an autumn breeze blows, has come.
How are my parents in my home?
I also would like to come home in my beautiful country.
The leaves turn in autumn, the trees are heavy with fruits.
Cows pull plows over a field and vigorous voices of children make the village lively.
Fallen leaves flow on the waterway nearby fishers
My home village.

[2]Entry No.21 Happy Halloween

Silber Prize: Sophie Hatter
Shard: Hokuto
Facet, Coordination: Malas, 23o 23'N 19o 32'W

Happy Haloween in autumn!

Rich harvest of pumpkin in the fields!
There is a banquet room in the first basement!
Here is a place where people can gather and enjoy themselves!

Besides there are Finnigan special prizes!

Cf. EA Japan UO official site, Winners of the 4th Customizing Contest!