I’m participating in several contests this month, some of which have tight deadlines. I’ve already begun work or even submitted some at this time, which is why I haven’t posted about them before.
Custom Sims 3′ “BOO!” contest is due October 24, and has an obvious Halloween theme.
There are two contests on the official Sims 3 forum. The first is a “Design Star” inspired contest sponsored by ABC Magazine. We have already moved from round 1 (where I finished in the top 10, out of 20 entrants). There are no eliminations; instead, I suspect the results from each round are totaled, therefore allowing someone to shine where they usually succeed and still have a chance where they’re not so proficient. Lots of fun on this one! All rounds should be complete by October 27, the day before the magazine publishes its next issue.
“What a Gem!” is a twist on the usual, and my first CAS (Create-a-Sim) contest, based on gem stones (I chose Tourmaline). That one’s due November 5. I haven’t begun that one yet, I probably won’t get to it until nearly the last minute.
One more contest, “Bed & Breakfast”, hosted by Dora on Black Pearl Sims, is already in progress. I’m excited about that, because I’m basing it loosely on a local, well-known and much loved B&B. This one is due October 31.
Now, in previous contests: All the results aren’t in yet, but in “Where did everybody go?”, it looks as though I may be tied with a last minute entrant (and a new Sim Supply friend) for first place: we each have, at this time, 27.27% of the votes.
“The worst we have to offer” is giving my Mod the Sims friend MissRoxor the clear win of the agent’s write-up, and she is tied for first place on her build, each of them having 33.33% of the votes. I didn’t even get a vote for my house, and had to vote for myself for the write-up. I hope that means I *can’t* do a bad build!
Finally, I did not win the Moving on Up contest, judges having chosen two other terrific entries. I think I lost this one partly because my color scheme (which was a requirement) didn’t show up as I had expected. Oh well…