Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Our Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest Is Underway! ☃️?✨

Welcome back, Poptropicans!


Now that Halloween’s come and gone, we’re going full steam ahead into the holiday season! ?


Every year, the first 12 days of December are dedicated to a rapid-fire prize-palooza to thank our members for their support! This year, our 12 Days of Member Gifts will include a special twist… For the first time in Poptropica history, all players will have the opportunity to design the special event’s presents!


In lieu of the usual costume contest, you’re invited to join this year’s one-of-a-kind festivities – the inaugural Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest! ?


Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest


Rather than a limiting you to a holiday-themed costume contest, the Holly Jolly Holiday Contest is open to designs of all kinds. Clubhouse decorations, pet outfits , followers, and yes – costumes. You’re free to dream up any winter or holiday inspired item that you’d like to see in the game! ?


Draw and submit your clubhouse decorations, pet followers, and costume designs by November 16th @ 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) for the chance to win!


After all holiday submissions are collected, twelve players will have their winning designs brought to life! The 12 winning ideas will be recreated, wrapped, and presented to members for December’s annual 12 Days of Member Gifts!


If you’re wondering if you can enter the contest as a non-member, the answer is yes! All players can join in the Holy Jolly Holiday Contest festivities. And if your design is chosen as a winner, you’ll be gifted the item you created for free – regardless if you’re a member or not!


202112 Days of Member Gifts

2021’s 12 Days of Member Gifts


If you’re in need of some winter inspiration, check out 2020’s full list of December’s member gifts and 2021’s 12 Days of Member Gifts, including tons of winter wear, fox followers, beanies, and more! ❄️


As a reminder: enter your Holly Jolly Holiday designs by November 16th at 8pm PST through the Submissions Page. Good luck, Poptropicans!



How do you enter?


First things first, narrow down what kind of item you want to design: clubhouse item, pet followers, or costume. Then, start brainstorming ideas for your holiday items (see below for tips). All designs should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is also a 3 entry maximum per month.


Once you have your decoration, follower, or costume ideas, the next step is to draw them out! You can do this on paper or go the digital route to show off your designs.  Don’t worry about comparing yourself to the rest of the community. Differences in art skill will not affect your likelihood of being chosen. Go all out with it! The Team loves seeing your imagination and creativity!


When you’ve finished drawing your outfit designs, the final step is to share them with us! The easiest way is to enter through the submissions page. Submit your designs one at a time, and be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username with each entry.


If you’re on social media, you can also share your costume design on Instagram for others to see your idea! Remember to tag us (@poptropicacreators) and use the hashtag #MyPoptropicaCostume – we’ll repost your holiday design to our story to share your work!


NOTE: Please submit your designs one at a time, as multiple attachments will not be received. Each month, a handful of players’ entries are received without any attached files. If you’re unsure if your image was successfully included, feel free to resubmit!


To start brainstorming your outfit designs, here are a few tips!


As always, you have free reign over your designs! Do you want your decorations, followers, or costumes to be winter-themed? Holiday-inspired? Both?! Perhaps you've always wanted to dress like an abominable snowman or equip a frosty kitten follower? Think about your favorite things during the holiday season, can you find inspiration there? Remember, creativity and originality are always appreciated! Any idea can be a winner!


Keep these tips in mind as you’re designing your holiday item:


  • Your submissions should be original!
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite movies, shows, books, or in your own life that you can put your unique spin on!
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica item. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using currently available items. Where’s the fun in that?



Lucky StarNovember 3, 2022 am30 10:21 am

Omg I can't wait! I'm a member and I love the twelve days of member gifts! I'm going to enter, and I hope that everyone has fun!!

Happy November!!

kittymagdaleneNovember 3, 2022 pm30 12:48 pm

same here I cant wait! cuz I have some ideas

kittymagdaleneNovember 3, 2022 pm30 12:34 pm

I cant wait! I'm not a member but this will be cool and I have many ideas but I'm going to have to choose one but this will be great. ty poptropica creators{this is my first comment ever on poptroica

Blue MoonNovember 3, 2022 pm30 5:13 pm

This sounds awesome!
One question, and forgive me if I didn't read something, but are we allowed to enter pet outfits?

November 4, 2022 pm30 12:17 pm

Yes, pet outfits are allowed! :-)

Blue MoonNovember 4, 2022 pm30 3:30 pm

Thank you!

anonymousNovember 3, 2022 pm30 5:25 pm

are wallpapers allowed?

Dizzy FeatherNovember 3, 2022 pm30 6:04 pm

Quick question, are the winners going to be announced as they’re gifted to the members, or beforehand?

November 4, 2022 pm30 12:15 pm

They'd be announced as they're gifted! 

gamergirlNovember 4, 2022 am30 2:35 am

They always leave out nonmembers their should be a 12 days of gifts for nonmembers so they are not left out

anonymousNovember 5, 2022 am30 11:47 am

but member gifts have been like a tradition... it would be weird to change it now.
i understand about islands... but gifts? it doesn't make sense.

gamergirlNovember 10, 2022 am30 2:40 am

why would it be weird and its not a good tradition how would you feel if you got left out , any game you play they have non member and member gifts for all the players and how does it not make sense it doesn't make sense why members should only get gifts, why leave nonmembers out

Got SchoolNovember 4, 2022 pm30 1:10 pm

I'm so excited to enter!!! I'm not a member but it looks like fun.

Pink ToesNovember 6, 2022 pm30 1:33 pm


anonymousNovember 4, 2022 pm30 3:30 pm

why does it say "There is also a 3 entry maximum per month."? can we design monthly member gifts for each month?
and "When you’ve finished drawing your outfit designs"

November 8, 2022 pm30 4:56 pm

This Holly Jolly Holiday contest is replacing the costume contest for this month! Usually players submit designs for the free costumes that are offered on the Airship.

Shifty PawNovember 4, 2022 pm30 10:28 pm

What If for Christmas, we get Zomberry and Astro Knights back? You know, because of the minigame and the mentioning of AstroKnights in the Baron Business?
It is just a suggestion, though what if it is what the creators planned all along?

pink crushNovember 5, 2022 am30 12:36 am

When are new islands going to be available for all players?

RockyNovember 5, 2022 pm30 3:07 pm

It's November.

Pink SkyNovember 7, 2022 am30 6:49 am

OMG! I can't wait to see who is the winner! I got my costume and pet outfit drawing submitted!

Pink SkyNovember 8, 2022 am30 7:51 am

Yay! I can't wait!

Shifty GamerNovember 10, 2022 am30 9:05 am

Yay I can't wait I'm a non member but its so fun to express are ideas I already turned in my 3 ideas I can't wait to see if I win! Merry November!

Magic KidNovember 10, 2022 am30 11:36 am

I'm in! I'm not a member, but it'll be fun!