A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Home Decorating Contest is back at the Home and Garden Expo!

Last year our Home and Garden Decorating Competition had sixteen houses – and we were blown away by the standard of work you all produced!

Not only that – the competition also raised the amazing sum of 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So this year it is back, with a very sneaky twist. This year we are cutting the number of prims/li you have to build with!

The houses are fourteen different builds, including two of seven different styles, including beach houses, tiny homes and one with a distinctively Mexican feel – the new Casa Blanca from Danny Bourne. Full details will appear in the blog and on the Home Decorating page shortly and you will, of course, be able to explore the full range at the Expo!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These homes and gardens will be decorated by fourteen finalists who will have 350 prims (land impact) to decorate the Home and the surrounding Garden area.

The finalists will be chosen by a raffle draw made by Saffia Widdershins, who will draw the names out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Timeline
1. Entries to be submitted by the end of March 5th
2. Decorating to take place between noon on March 6th – the end of March 12th.
3. Voting will run from March 13th – the end of March 17th. Votes will be placed by adding Lindens into the kiosk in front of each house.
4. The result will be announced on March 18th.

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the meantime, why not take a look at what the decorators accomplished last time?


DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo. Coverage of the contest starts at 19.25.

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