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! 🎁✨
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!
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?