Greetings Guardians,

It's our favorite time of the year! Christmas is coming and what better time to have a brand new Contest on Hidden Chronicles! What's even better is you now have a brand new Estate and market place items to decorate for the Holidays! We have seen some outstanding talent from all of you on this game and we can't wait to see what you will come up with for this one. Remember there are prizes to be won! So get on it quick!

Please submit a picture of your estate for a chance to be the featured Estate of the Month!

Our winning Estates will be displayed on the Official Fan Page and forums, and winners will receive: 

First Place: 200 Estate Cash.
Second Place: 125 Estate Cash
Third Place: 85 Estate Cash

That's right we have upped the prize money for the Season! 

Do you think that you have what it takes to create the next Estate of the Month? Show us what you've got, Guardians!


All entries must be posted by 12 pm PST (20:00 GMT) on January 4th, 2013.


NOTE: Only ONE entry per person! See the complete rules below to ensure your eligibility.

CONTEST RULES


Details:


  • Estates need to have a Christmas/ Winter theme to win! If you are not able to decorate your whole Estate with a this theme you must have at least certain elements of Christmas in your decoration.
  • For your entry to be eligible it must be posted in this thread, and the picture must be of your own estate
  • The HC team will select the top 10 Estates after the event ends.
  • A survey will be posted so that all interested players can vote for their favorite.
  • No photoshopped (or edited) images are allowed, at all. And yes, we can tell.
  • No flaming or insulting pictures that other players have posted.
  • The entry period will end at 12 pm PST on January 4th, 2013 (20:00 GMT).
  • We will announce our Estate of the Month on our Official Fan Page the following Monday morning by 3pm PST (22:00 GMT).
  • Make sure you are creative! The HC team will be judging the pictures based off of originality, effort and presentation.
  • Players may win once every 30 days.

Rules:

  • No inappropriate content is allowed in the photos. (The forum rules still apply)
  • The photos must show your entire Estate, within reason. We do not want a zoomed-in picture of one or two decorations; show us as much of your Estate as you can!
  • The picture must be original. No images off of the internet.
  • Your entry must be an image of your Estate. No posting images of your friends or neighbors Estates.
  • Entries that are sent to any members of the HC team via PM or email will not be considered valid.
  • No spamming of the thread is allowed. This includes any content that is not relevant to the Contest.
  • One entry per person. Choose wisely! (This means that creating an additional forum account to post multiple entries is NOT allowed.)
  • Only one(1) entry per person per thread is allowed, which means you cannot delete your post and repost with a new entry or edit your original post with a new entry; please keep this in mind when posting. Also please keep in mind that an "entry" for the purposes of this contest is defined as one(1) image of your Estate; this means that your post cannot contain more that one image or it will be considered as a duplicate entry. Any duplicate entries will be automatically disqualified.
  • Once submitted, all entries become the sole property of Zynga.
  • Only one(1) vote per person is allowed when choosing your favorite.
  • In the event of a tie, Zynga staff reserves the right to make the final decision.
  • This contest as well as the use of any Zynga website, forum or game also governed by the Zynga Terms of Service.
  • Collection and use of user information governed by Zynga’s Privacy Policy.
  • No purchase necessary. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited.

PLEASE NOTE: The only form of photo editing that is allowed would be to join pictures of your estate together so the edges are not cut off by a small screenshot. We want to see as much of your estates as possible.


HOW TO ENTER



  • Take a screenshot of your estate
  • Upload the screenshot
  • Paste the uploaded image (link) into this thread!


PRIZES

First Place: 200 Estate Cash.
Second Place: 125 Estate Cash
Third Place: 85 Estate Cash[/B]

The top 10 entries will be placed into a survey and the community will vote for their favorite estates! Zynga staff will also vote on the entries internally, although popular vote will take precedence under normal circumstances.

We will announce the winners on the forums by their forum handle. Winners will receive a Private Message from a member of the Hidden Chronicles Community Team. Players must provide their Facebook User ID via Private Message for prize awarding process.

*NOTE: A valid entry is defined as one that follows all contest rules

Good Luck!

Follow this LINK to forum for entry!