Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Winterfell's 8th Anniversary!

All events will be held at Rosehaven Castle in Second Life on November 1st, 2014 - with the exception of the Folly Building Contest.


 What kind of building is a Folly, you ask?  Read the Wikipedia article here: for all the definition you need.  Note such words as "extravagant",  "silliness", "no practical purpose", "eccentric in design or construction".  Also note that if you could (conceivably) live in it, it is not a folly,  Nor is it simply a garden ornament, statue, or a fountain, although a folly might include any of those.

The contest will be held on a sky platform over Winterfell Aislinn.  Beginning on Wednesday, October 29 (at 12:01 AM SLT) and ending on Saturday, November 1 at 11:59 AM SLT, contestants will build a folly.  You will be allocated  a space of 10 meters by 10 meters for the build (the finished build may fill that space, or be a small as you wish) with adjacent space to do preparatory work.  (If you need to use a Sculpty Oven or Mesh Studio, there will be room to rez one).  You may use prims, sculpties or mesh parts, or a combination of them.  Within reason, you will not be limited as to Land Impact.  ("Within reason" means a LI of 200 or so).  Remember, however, that it is intended that your build will be suitable to grace someone's estate in SL, so keeping prim count down is a desirable trait.  However, Land Impact in itself will not be a criterion in judging the contest.

While you are expected to do all building at the contest site, which will be open to spectators, you may do planning and testing of concept elsewhere, if you prefer.

Anyone, amateur or professional (other than one of the judges).  You do not need to be present at the time for judging.

First prize: $L 5000.  Second Prize: $L 2500.  Third Prize: $L 1000.

A panel of three qualified judges will judge the entries beginning at noon on Saturday, Novemeber 1.  Winners will be announced  at the Masquerade Ball that evening.  The criteria for judging will be entirely the province of the judges.  If they like it most, it wins.  Why they like it will be a symptom of the eccentricity of the judges, perhaps, but that is the nature of folly!

Please send a notecard to Cee Edman by October 28 so a space can be assigned to you.  You will receive an LM to the contest platform at that time.

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