#RecolorContest Updates

Upon launch, #RecolorContest generated a lot of show-stoppingly awesome recolors – and no small amount of confusion. As we enter the competitionโ€™s home stretch, we wanted to apologize for the lack of clarity surrounding contest rules and explain these rules with greater precision ๐Ÿ™

โœ๏ธ ๐–๐‡๐€๐“’๐’ ๐„๐‹๐ˆ๐†๐ˆ๐๐‹๐„ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐’๐”๐๐Œ๐ˆ๐’๐’๐ˆ๐Ž๐?

1๏ธโƒฃ All Highrise-created items are eligible for entry: this includes all rarities from Common to Legendary, and also covers items distributed as rewards in past events.

2๏ธโƒฃ Regarding player-designed items (Design Competition Winners), only the original player may submit a recolor of their own items.

3๏ธโƒฃ You can submit multiple entries – usually, we limit entries to 3 per player, but left submissions open for this competition. You can submit multiple recolors of a single item as well, however, only one version of your recolor will be selected if you win.

4๏ธโƒฃ Each entry you submit may feature a single item recolor, or a full grab recolor. Weโ€™re planning to mix and match Grabs and rewards featured in the Recolor event; if you submit an outstanding grab recolor, you can expect to see most items from your design featured in the final grab. We planned this to allow for greater freedom in conveying your vision, but we understand that it is a bit too open-endedโ€ฆ!ย 

5๏ธโƒฃ Recoloring means exchanging the fabric of the item: swapping blue for pink, or a heart pattern for a diamond pattern. Think of simply trading out one fabric or material for another. This isnโ€™t a redesign contestโ€ฆ But more on that at the end of this post ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ† ๐Ž๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐”๐๐‰๐„๐‚๐“ ๐Ž๐… ๐•๐Ž๐“๐ˆ๐๐† ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐–๐ˆ๐๐๐ˆ๐๐†:

1๏ธโƒฃ Winners of #RecolorContest will receive โ€œInspired Byโ€ credit for each item they recolor, as decided in our last poll. Since player-creators already have credit attached to their in-game items, they would retain that credit for their recolors upon winning this contest. At present, we donโ€™t have the ability to change the credit text to โ€œRecolored By,โ€ but we would love to add this in a future update!

2๏ธโƒฃ While most of our contests have an eligibility cooldown period for winners to give new folks an opportunity to rise to the top, this contest is open to everyone. All winners of recent contests are welcome to enter this competition!ย 

3๏ธโƒฃ Winners of the #RecolorContest will be chosen from among the top-voted entries by Highrise staff. Right now, weโ€™re working on building a better solution to our current vote system, since itโ€™s frustrating to see spam accounts artificially boosting an entryโ€™s popularity. In the meantime, however, we will do our best to check for this kind of artificial inflation, and we invite you to let us know if you spot anything fishy.

4๏ธโƒฃ Winning items will retain their original rarity – so if you recolor a Legendary, your recolor will also be a Legendary item. Bearing in mind that all items from this contest will be released as event Grabs or Rewards, most winning items will be Rare – so keep this in mind while designing!


๐Ÿ”– ๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š๐ˆ๐๐† ๐…๐Ž๐‘๐–๐€๐‘๐ƒ – ๐‘๐„๐ƒ๐„๐’๐ˆ๐†๐๐’


#RecolorContest was intended to feature simple reskins of your favorite Highrise items, but we quickly saw incredible potential for an entirely new contest: a ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. We were floored to see dozens of brilliant redesigns of existing items pouring in from our community artists. While these items arenโ€™t considered recolors and are therefore ineligible for claiming a winning slot in the #RecolorContest, please save your art for a future competition!

Weโ€™re not sure of the details for a Redesign Competition just yet, but let us know how youโ€™d like to see it pan out in the comments on the Newsfeed post!

Thanks for reading, and for bearing with us as we roll out new types of competitions! Weโ€™ll be in touch ๐Ÿ˜Œ


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