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Devin2600
 
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The Return of ACC Contests

As many of you may have noticed, there has been a lack of official ACC contests for quite some time now. These contests used to be run on a monthly basis and had a very good reputation with the community. When contests were running, we noticed that involvement was down, and this is partly to do with how we were running contests. With ACC Contests making their return in the next few weeks, we want your feedback on how to better run these contests. What kind of contests do you want to take part in? What do you want for prizes? Below I've listed a few ideas for these two questions. Please feel free to voice your opinion on what we have listed, and feel free to give us other suggestions! The Contest Organizing Team and I can't wait to start up these contests again!

ACC Contest Ideas:

• Avatar Design
• Avatar Background Design
• Banner Design
• Caption
• Emotes
• Fan-Fic
• Pattern
• Recreate a Film
• Room Design
• Town Tune


ACC Contest Prize Ideas:

• In-game Bells
• In-game Rare Items
• In-game Custom Patterns
• Profile Keyboard Art Badges
• Artwork (physical images) For Profiles
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It's great that Official ACC Contests are returning within the next few weeks. The Contest ideas are really good, especially designing banners and avatars, because the winning entries could be incorporated into ACC.

As for prizes, in-game bells/rare items do seem like good options, but these can easily be ordered from Shops/Giveaways here. Arguably, Profile Keyboard Art Badges and Artwork (physical images) For Profiles would be more unique, so only those who have entered the Contests would have a chance of winning them, making the prizes more special in a way.

Do these Official Contests include the Werewolf that's currently running, or does that fall under a separate category? It's a very popular game that attracts many members to sign up. Perhaps a Survivor game would be popular too?
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Thanks for commenting Zora!

Werewolf and Survivor falls more under the category of Forum Games, but those are great ways to bring the community together too! Behind the scenes, we're also working on ways we can use forum games to bring ACC together.
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I love the idea of this!

I haven't been around long enough to know what these were like,but it does sound fun!

I really like the idea of home design contests but I'd like to suggest art contests? Maybe each month can have a theme, for example draw yourself hanging out with your favorite villager, ect...

As for prizes, in-game bells and rare furniture sound good also if you win you can get a trophy on your page?

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I am sure our Goodwill community wouldn't mind setting up a date to allow a WINNER a day (or two) pass into our towns to catalog or even maybe have a grab at items, bush starts or hybrids.  We currently have all of the ACC catalog laid out in three seperate towns and on the last day of each month we have started FREEDAY.  Where for the entire weekend all items are free for the taking as long as people don't resell them.

So we can help with prizes if you would like.
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"I really like the idea of home design contests but I'd like to suggest art contests? Maybe each month can have a theme, for example draw yourself hanging out with your favorite villager, ect..."
This is a great idea, artisticKitsune. Thank you! We will definitely take this into consideration.  

"also if you win you can get a trophy on your page?"
The best we can do for a "trophy" is either keyboard art badges for your profile (example: the keyboard art under the section "Giveaway" in my profile) or a artwork (physical images) for your profile. In the future (for ACC 2.0 I believe) we plan to implement the idea of "trophies" on members profiles.

"I am sure our Goodwill community wouldn't mind setting up a date to allow a WINNER a day (or two) pass into our towns to catalog or even maybe have a grab at items, bush starts or hybrids.  We currently have all of the ACC catalog laid out in three seperate towns and on the last day of each month we have started FREEDAY.  Where for the entire weekend all items are free for the taking as long as people don't resell them.

So we can help with prizes if you would like."
Thank you for the offer, Teresa. It's very much appreciated, though the ACC staff will be supplying all in game prizes, etc. This is only because we don't want it to look like ACC is promoting other peoples giveaways, etc. Hope you understand.
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I think that a contest where users try to dress up their villagers as certain characters/people would be pretty fun for people to dress as, like, Sailor Moon or Dr. Doom or something.
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"It's very much appreciated, though the ACC staff will be supplying all in game prizes, etc."
That does bring up the question of how you will be supplying those. Rewarding them is fun, sure, but getting the bells to buy them is probably not quite as fun.
And then there's the items you cant order from the catalog. Will those be available? It would make the reward more special, but it's also harder to provide, especially without cheating one way or another.

"Maybe each month can have a theme, for example draw yourself hanging out with your favorite villager, ect..."
"This is a great idea, artisticKitsune. Thank you! We will definitely take this into consideration."
I think this is a good idea too, but I do have a question. Undoubtedly there's going to be many kinds of submissions for this (like with pencils, with paint, digital or even pixel art), will those be judged the same way, or will it differ per "class"? It'd be fairer, but also more complicated, i think.




As for another idea entirely, how about adding something similar to honorary citizens, having no real special rights other than a special avatar/more avatar options (similar to Liv's Kapp'n staff avatar, for example). It would stand out more than profile art, but I can imagine it being a hassle to implement.

(Also shouldn't this thread be stickied? This discussion seems like it would be important to have easy access to it for as long as the ACC Contests are here)
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"I think that a contest where users try to dress up their villagers as certain characters/people would be pretty fun for people to dress as, like, Sailor Moon or Dr. Doom or something."
Oh, so like a costume contest? That's a great idea!

"That does bring up the question of how you will be supplying those. Rewarding them is fun, sure, but getting the bells to buy them is probably not quite as fun.
And then there's the items you cant order from the catalog. Will those be available? It would make the reward more special, but it's also harder to provide, especially without cheating one way or another."
This depends on the contest, but if we offered in-game items, they will most likely be unorderable / hard to get items in the game (rather than something simple like the Ranch Series, though things like that aren't totally off the table).

"will those be judged the same way, or will it differ per "class"? It'd be fairer, but also more complicated, i think."
Hm, this is something we will have to think about, so I don't have a definite answer at the moment. The only issue I can think of with splitting entries up into "classes" would be that the entry pool would become very small for each class.

"As for another idea entirely, how about adding something similar to honorary citizens, having no real special rights other than a special avatar/more avatar options (similar to Liv's Kapp'n staff avatar, for example). It would stand out more than profile art, but I can imagine it being a hassle to implement.

(Also shouldn't this thread be stickied? This discussion seems like it would be important to have easy access to it for as long as the ACC Contests are here)"
Hm, from what I know I think this would be too hard to implement on the current site. This could be something for ACC 2.0 though, as it does sound like a cool idea. Possibly we could have avatars saved only for ACC Contest winners?

Good point, I'll see if we can get this stickied.
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A fanfic contest? PLEASE YES.
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I don't really have a suggestion for a type of contest, but, I do have a suggestion for prizes. Since there will be a new update in the Fall enabling the use of Amiibo cards for New Leaf, why not offer packs of Amiibo Cards as prizes?
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"I don't really have a suggestion for a type of contest, but, I do have a suggestion for prizes. Since there will be a new update in the Fall enabling the use of Amiibo cards for New Leaf, why not offer packs of Amiibo Cards as prizes?"
This is something for us to think about. I may be wrong by this, but I remember reading somewhere that ACC doesn't / can't give out physical prizes due to issues in the past. This is probably because some users aren't old enough to legally give personal information, etc. Though I think physical prizes are a good idea.
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I feel like down the road physical prizes can carry some hefty liability with them, but hey we can always talk about it. The worst that happens is we decide no, but at least we put it on the table. Seriously loving all the ideas and enthusiasm though guys! =D We will definitely make sure to discuss all this.

EDIT: I'm thinking maybe in some way we could do a Fishing/Bug contest. Like it would be kinda funky to work out. But on ACC time, we have a site-wide competition between a certain time range for a really rare fish. It wouldn't be like who nabs the biggest sea bass? It's more like who can catch a Coelacanth, Hercules Beetle, Scorpion, Tarantula etc., get the picture ingame and submit it to us.

Just spitballing here.
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I highly suggest against having a pattern and town tune contest... those are way too easy/redundant and wouldn't really bring much in the sense of creativity/originality, since there's only so much you can do with town tunes and a 50x50 (?) pixel square,. Plus these have been made for years on-site ): Same sort of applies to a room design contest..  Some people may not have the correct AC games to be able to fully join the contest, not to mention there are only so many items in AC that can create a truly original room.

Out of the list of things given on the first post, I think all the other ones that I hadn't talked about above would be a lot of fun, especially the ones that could add towards the site (emotes, avatars, etc.) I like the idea of the "profile image" prize.. would that be like a little trophy that would be perma-displayed on a winners profile? That would be cool o:

If so.. I've made little trophy drawings for contests on other sites, if any help is needed there, I can totes help >o>
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"Same sort of applies to a room design contest..  Some people may not have the correct AC games to be able to fully join the contest, not to mention there are only so many items in AC that can create a truly original room."
_AnimalCrossing - Thanks for your input. Bear in mind you don't need a specific AC game to participate in a Room Design contest. The last time we ran this contest, there were entries such as a Bowling Alley, a Cafe, etc. It was about using the imagination as much as the items available in-game.

"I like the idea of the "profile image" prize.. would that be like a little trophy that would be perma-displayed on a winners profile? That would be cool o:"
Yes, it would be a permanent icon in a profile.

"If so.. I've made little trophy drawings for contests on other sites, if any help is needed there, I can totes help >o>"
Although we already decided on the images a few years ago, you are more than welcome to suggest and post yours. You never know.... Anyway, the thread you should post them in is here.
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I like the idea of writing fan fiction. After all, this site is all about posting our opinions and whatnot, so why not?

As for prizes, send me a 50" HDTV. *Heehee*
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I'm not sure about contests, but howabout an ACTUAL avatar as a prize.

I find it complete nonsense that not even the staff can have an avatar that's not an Animal Crossing one, so why not have the winner of the contest have the decision on what to make their avatar the "prize".

I still think it's insane how you can only choose from a small selection of avatars, and even worse is that you're discontinuing the landscape avatars, which means there will be even less of a selection. So why not let us have the privilege of choosing what we want to be our avatar as a prize?
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^ The problem with that, I think, is that it provides too much freedom. If someone were to choose an avatar that is otherwise against ACC rules, I don't think there's much the staff could do.
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To go off of what yooshicrossing said, the idea of giving out avatars in it's own right may sound like a good idea, but the moderation that goes along with it is difficult. This is why ACC has never let members make their own avatars (except for Moderators and Admins, but even these are restricted). I think letting this become a prize would bring up the debate again on why everyone should be able to make their own avatars. I think that a perfect replacement for this idea is the "profile achievements" that iolite brought up a few posts back.

Thank you for the idea though!
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Umm... no. The little icon is just a stupid trophy. THAT is not a good replacement.

And plus, I think it should go like this:

User wins. They get the privilege to choose an avatar of their own.

They show the mods to see if it's alright. If it is, then they can change it to that.

They can't change to another non-AC avatar unless they win another contest with that prize. The user can always switch between the one non-AC avatar and an Animal Crossing avatar.

Here, how's this. Because I don't get how on every other forum, people can have avatars, but you have problems "moderating" the site's users. You're practically saying the site is broken.
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Moderation isn't the only issue. The consistent AC avatars give the boards a nice look, so the avatars would have to be consistent with the look of the rest of the avatars.

In addition, we would have to take copyright issues into consideration. We're lucky enough that Nintendo is fine with us using Animal Crossing graphics. It would be somewhat dangerous to use graphics from another company, or even from another Nintendo game.

So, I don't think non-AC avatars are necessarily a bad thing, but they would have to meet two requirements: they would have to be consistent with this website's look and they would have to avoid possible copyright issues. I would hate to promise someone any avatar for winning a contest, then shoot their ideas down when they don't meet one of those requirements.
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I don't get what you mean by "being consistent". The AC avatars look ugly and are pixelated like heck. Plus Nintendo didn't "let us" use the Animal Crossing graphics. Ugh. That basically ruins the purpose of it being a prize.

I don't get why you guys are so against non-AC avatars. At the very least can I use a picture of my own Animal Crossing character? And it's one person, not 100. I doubt it's that hard.
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I love the idea of having Official ACC Contests! I think this could really bring the Community together to have a good time, and might even bring back some older members who aren't as active. ACC is much more than a Forum, it's place where everyone can have fun and make friends and this will really help! We have a lot of members who pop back in from time to time to see if the Bell Shop has been added and when they see it isn't they log off for months at a time. More contests and prizes could change that, and while the Bell Shop won't be available for quite some time, this will keep ACC growing in the meantime.

We could have a variety of games like, luck games, friendly competition games, or even games/contests that require skill like keyboard art/drawings or anything of the sort! I'll try and conjure up some more ideas.

As for prizes, I think adding perks would be pretty cool! For example raising your Buddy Cap or "About Me" section in your profile to more characters. Kind of like when you donate!

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