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Skinning Contest - Discussion & Information

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RockRoller


Welcome, in this thread you should find everything you need to know about our skinning contest.

All the rules and details on how to submit your skin are collected below. We also have some neat prizes available for the best three skins!

If you are new to skinning but would like to participate anyway you may want to check out our skinning tutorial or join our Discord server to receive any help you may need.

Although we've tried to make all the information as clear as possible it is of course possible that we forgot about something. If anything is unclear or if you have other questions feel free to reply to this post with your question, a staff member will answer your question as soon as possible.


Rules


Please check out the wiki article for a full set of rules.

Prizes


1st Place:
  1. 6 months of osu!supporter
  2. a profile badge, with a design based on the winning entry

2nd Place:
  1. 4 months of osu!supporter

3rd Place:
  1. 2 months of osu!supporter

Submission


Only the creator of a thread may submit their skin, it is not possible to submit someone elses skin. Every person can only submit a single entry.

To submit your thread to the contest please head over to the submission post and reply with the format specified there. You will be notified if there is a problem with your submission and you have time to fix it till the submission deadline closes, otherwise your entry will be disqualified. If you get notified after the submission deadline has been closed you will have 48 hours to fix your submission.

After submissions close a preview image for each skin will be generated by the contest staff. These screenshots will be based on the state of your skin at that time. You can continue working on your skin after posting and submitting it.

FAQ


Q: I have never touched skinning before, do I even have a chance participating?

You do still have a chance, there have been plenty of occasions where someone never touched skinning before but made a great skin on their first try, but this may not be the case for everyone.
And even if you do not end up winning any prizes you have made your first step into skinning and may have better chances in future skinning contests, everyone needs to start learning at some point. If you are looking for resources to start learning with check out the skinship website, where we host plenty of guides, templates and our own skinning tutorial and our Discord server with many people willing to help.

Q: How do I properly credit my assets?

This depends on your assets. Fonts, textures, stock images and icon sets usually have some sort of license or usage guideline clearly linked. Follow those instructions and you should be good.
If you are working with artworks you usually need to ask the artist for permission, but there are some rare cases of artists having usage guidelines in their image descriptions.

Q: Am I allowed to modify my skin after posting it / submitting it under the submission post?

Yes! You can continue working on your skin, no matter if its already submitted or not. Screenshots of your skin will be generated by the contest staff to showcase your skin during voting, these screenshots will be taken when the submission deadline is over. It is highly suggested to post your skin a bit before the deadline closes, so you can receive feedback from the community and potentially improve your skin before voting starts.

Q: Can I collab with someone else?
Technically yes, however, the prizes can not be split. Whoever makes the forum post takes it all.

Q: Can I join the contest with a mixed skin that has its elements properly credited?

No you cannot. If the majority of a skin is not created by you it does not count as a new creation. You are of course allowed to reuse your own elements.

Q: When exactly does the contest end?

The contest ends at 09-04-2021 00:00 UTC+0.
h3oCharles
does this contest count as commercial work?
Topic Starter
RockRoller

h3oCharles wrote:

does this contest count as commercial work?
it should not, as you are not getting any money or physical product. be aware tho that I am not a lawyer.
FINGERLOCK
Funny how most of the submissions already are mixed skins, lol.
h3oCharles

FINGERLOCK wrote:

Funny how most of the submissions already are mixed skins, lol.
so far i identified two entries as mixed, and i did report them using the report button.
not sure if a more direct approach should be used for this specific usecase
Topic Starter
RockRoller

h3oCharles wrote:

not sure if a more direct approach should be used for this specific usecase
Thats the case. If you want to report something that goes against the contest you should do so by messaging me. Thats the easiest way to do it
h3oCharles

RockRoller wrote:

Thats the case. If you want to report something that goes against the contest you should do so by messaging me. Thats the easiest way to do it
ok, sent you links to some of the problematic skins in irc, sorry not sorry for spamming

EDIT1: keyword here, "some", there might be more where that came from, especially sounds, you might need to double-check every single entry for this

...or im getting paranoid

also 1300 posts inc? :eyes:
br_12
very good people I have a question I want to upload a skin but I can not find someone who can help me?
Topic Starter
RockRoller

br_12 wrote:

very good people I have a question I want to upload a skin but I can not find someone who can help me?
I am not exactly sure what your problem is. Are you having trouble releasing your skin? If yes check this out: https://skinship.xyz/tutorial/releasing
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