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Blake_SC
8th Feb 2008, 9:54 PM
(This contest should go under housing.)
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/TWTitle.gif
Your sims are Traveling the World! They will stop in four locations all around the world, starting in Europe and ending in North America. Throughout the trip, they will see four distinct styles of Architecture, from shingled siding to neon lights, each style of architecture is unique and very fun to build.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/TWRules.gif
Rules:
1. For each round, you will supply two (2) pictures. One of the front, and one of the back, they don't have to be elevation shots, but should show the front exterior and the back exterior, and just that.

2. No photo-shopping in any way of the skyline, as this is distracting and somewhat annoying.

3. Photo-shopping is allowed, but only in the form of text (i.e. the title of the house etc..) and adding a border. Any other form of photo-shopping the pictures is strictly prohibited and will get you a 0 for your round automatically. Photoshop doesn't make your house better, as I think my houses look somewhat decent with out it. ;]

4. No sims are needed in this contest, as this is a building contest.

5. Only one entry per contestant.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/TWJudges.gif
Judges:
1. Blake (poplers)
2. GoldenSimmer (GoldenSimmer :p)
3. Fway (Fway :p)

EJs:
1. ~Jessica~ (anonymous)
2. Pearlisthegurl (Mariella)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/TWPrizes.gif
A nice abode made by me, the Wan Family Summer House:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/WH2.jpg
(And hopefully something made by Jessica. ;])

Application Round
1. What homes do you specifically build the most often?
2. What's your favorite style of a home?
3. (post a pic of your best house) <--So we can get a feel of who you are as a designer.
4. Who's your favorite lot builder? (And no, you don't have to answer me to stay in xD.)

Applications -have- to be in by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) on the 22nd. I repeat, by Friday, the 22nd, you must have your application in. :]


Updates!
Contestant List! (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1128671&postcount=8)
Time Schedule. :p (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1128696&postcount=11)

beeps
16th Feb 2008, 9:26 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 2.16.08
Ends 3.16.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

Blake_SC
16th Feb 2008, 10:08 PM
Checking in! I hope this contest turns out great, let the applicants, well, apply! :]

fway
16th Feb 2008, 10:12 PM
Hello All, I'm fway, and I'll be your Judge throughout this entire contest. I hope to see some great applications for this contest! :) Well, I'm here to check in with y'all.

I.nfectious_SC
17th Feb 2008, 1:21 AM
Hmm... This sounds interesting. Do you need to enter any other pictures for the application round other than the one needed for question #3 ?

Blake_SC
17th Feb 2008, 1:41 AM
Hmm... This sounds interesting. Do you need to enter any other pictures for the application round other than the one needed for question #3 ?
One (1) to two (2) is fine, but no greater than two. :] We (the Judges) need to get a feel of who you are as a lot maker so the answer is, 1-2. :]

I.nfectious_SC
17th Feb 2008, 4:24 PM
1. What homes do you specifically build the most often?

I tend to build smaller homes for smaller families (up to 4 people plus a pet or two) as big houses can become frustrating after a while, not to mention the amount of cleaning they need!



2. What's your favorite style of a home?

Rural English, country homes. I like them to look lived in and well loved. I prefer homes that have character and feel homely. I also like homes that have been created by renovating a building that hasn't previously been inhabited, think barn and warehouse conversions. The style of houses I build reflects my taste in real life which usually means I build a lot of houses with stables and paddocks for horses.



3. (post a pic of your best house) <--So we can get a feel of who you are as a designer.

My favourite house ever:
(this picture only shows the house and one paddock, the lot actually has a huge stable yard and menage too)
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/snapshot_d45ad81c_345d0fdb.jpg

My most recently built house:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/snapshot_f4b6cf7e_94c136cd.jpg



4. Who's your favorite lot builder?

I'm going to have to say Cyclonesue (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Cyclonesue/) over at TSR. they have a great selection of quaint country cottages and some awesome urban warehouse structures all of which have masses of character.

*sorry for the poor quality pictures, I'm franticly saving up for a new graphics card

Blake_SC
18th Feb 2008, 8:02 PM
Let's welcome Pearlisthegurl as our new Emergency Judge. :] Also:

Contestant List:
1. I.nfectious (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1127797&postcount=7)
2. AnnaChibi (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1128693&postcount=10)
3.bs624 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1129362&postcount=12)
4.CiaoAlora (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1129362&postcount=13)
5.
6.
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8.
9.
10.
Let's hope we fill those spots quickly. ;)
Six more to go! Let's get these apps in! :p

bs624_SC
18th Feb 2008, 8:06 PM
When is the end of the App round? (Want to know how much time I have.)

annachibi
18th Feb 2008, 8:26 PM
(Well, here's my app, because you wanted me to join! XD)

1. What homes do you specifically build the most often? I don't build often actually, but the ones I do are just normal-looking houses. Family houses, I guess, with minimal landscaping. I don't have much of a "style" yet.

2. What's your favorite style of a home? Simple, cozy, and above all, functional. Easy to play. :D

3. A house I built:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2153022833_518299d8aa.jpg
My own building attempt, for the recent Official Start-to-Finish Contest. Totally from scratch! :D

4. Who's your favorite lot builder? Umm.... probably plasticbox on MTS2. I like a variety, though.

Blake_SC
18th Feb 2008, 8:28 PM
When is the end of the App round? (Want to know how much time I have.)
The Application Round ends on the 22nd. I'll also post the schedule. xD

okay:
Application Round: 18th-22nd
1st Round: 24th-28th
2nd Round: 1st-5th
3rd Round: 7th-11th
4th Round: 13th-17th
Off Days (Judging): 23rd (Apps), 29th (1st Round), 6th (2nd Round), 12th (3rd Round), 18th (Final Judging/4th Round)

Now, extensions will probably not be granted, because this is a tight schedule, unless I can PM bP for an extension for the whole contest, and she obliges, then extensions will be given. But if she doesn't, then no. :p
(I'll also link this post to the first one. ;])

bs624_SC
19th Feb 2008, 9:24 PM
Application Round

1. What homes do you specifically build the most often?
I perfer to build victorian style houses, they are just more intersting and difficult to design, because you have to say true to the time period.

2. What's your favorite style of a home?
Well, I perfer to live in country style homes, because they are comfy, but victorian is very fun to build and live in.

3. Post a pic of your best house
Frount
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Contst1.jpg

Back
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Contest2.jpg
This one I just recently built it has 3 bedroom, 2 bath, dinning room, breakfest room, study (& I am probly forgetting something.) I keep the landscaping to a minmum for my houses because I like to focus on the houses.

4. Who's your favorite lot builder? (And no, you don't have to answer me to stay in xD.)
I don't really have one, I never download houses I always make my own or use Maxis. Flabaliki on the mod, has some good houses.

CiaoAlora
19th Feb 2008, 9:38 PM
Application Round


1. What homes do you specifically build the most often? I tend to build small houses on smaller lots. They are easier to play.


2. What's your favorite style of a home? I love Mediteranean style homes or cottage style.


3. (post a pic of your best house) <--So we can get a feel of who you are as a designer.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/The%20Russo%20Family/Frontdaywborder.jpg
This is one I did for another contest.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Sims/Front2.jpg
One just for fun.


4. Who's your favorite lot builder? (And no, you don't have to answer me to stay in xD.) Plasticbox

~Jessica~_SC
23rd Feb 2008, 3:34 AM
im guessing due to lack of apps, app round is being extended? I am in the process of making a prize or two (they wont be lots lol) so hopefully that will encourage some more applicants :)

Blake_SC
23rd Feb 2008, 4:08 AM
im guessing due to lack of apps, app round is being extended? I am in the process of making a prize or two (they wont be lots lol) so hopefully that will encourage some more applicants :)
Yeah, the apps round (which would normally end in about 47 minutes) is being extended until Sunday at midnight, let's hope 6 apps get in by then. :(

bs624_SC
23rd Feb 2008, 11:00 PM
Yeah, the apps round (which would normally end in about 47 minutes) is being extended until Sunday at midnight, let's hope 6 apps get in by then. :(

If you don't get six, does that mean that the contest will be canceled.

DiamndPrincz
24th Feb 2008, 6:06 PM
1. What homes do you specifically build the most often?
All types....depends on the mood I am in.

2. What's your favorite style of a home?
Modern/Contemporary

3. Pic of a House I built
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/DiamndPrincz/BuildThatHouse-App.jpg

4. Who's your favorite lot builder? (And no, you don't have to answer me to stay in xD.)
I don't have one. I don't download houses....I build my own or renovate Maxis houses.

I.nfectious_SC
26th Feb 2008, 7:50 PM
has this contest closed ?

annachibi
27th Feb 2008, 2:16 AM
No, applications are extended until this Sunday. We need more contestants! And yes, if we don't get 6 contestants by then, this contest will be canceled. :(

Edit: Oh, btw Blake, my username is all lowercase. ;)

~Jessica~_SC
29th Feb 2008, 4:03 AM
well blake, you have until saturday to get your 10 contestants, even though i know you dont want to mess up your schedule.
im not sure why you're not getting enough. This looks like it will be a good contest

annachibi
29th Feb 2008, 3:57 PM
Yeah, I don't see why not, either. Although he should probably change the title from saying "get apps in by the 24th" That could be a deterrant.

dlisted
29th Feb 2008, 9:58 PM
Looks really challenging. I wish I was a better builder. I hope you guys get the remaining apps. I really like seeing what people can do.

Godot_SC
2nd Mar 2008, 4:37 PM
here's my app, if its still possible to join !?

What homes do you specifically build the most often ?
small houses, easy to play XD
What's your favorite style of a home ?
i like all different kind of style, i like modern, classic etc, or mixed
(post a pic of your best house)
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/forresthouseday-1.jpg
Who's your favorite lot builder ?
i don't have a favorite XD

annachibi
3rd Mar 2008, 3:21 AM
Wow, that's absolutely gorgeous, Godot!! You do wonderful landscaping!
Today's the last day to join. W00t! We have 6 contestants! Blake, we can do the contest! :D