Skinning Contest #2: Tides of Winter

Skinning Contest #2 banner

The Skinning Contest #2: Tides of Winter is a free-for-all osu! skinning contest hosted by skinship, one of the largest skinning communities on osu!. It is the second official osu! skinning contest.

Contest schedule

Event Timestamp
Announcement 2021-12-02
Submission phase 2021-12-02/2022-01-09
Voting phase 2022-01-16/2022-01-30
Results 2022-02-25


Placing Prize(s)
Gold crown 6 months of osu!supporter, unique profile badge
Silver crown 4 months of osu!supporter, unique profile badge
Bronze crown 2 months of osu!supporter, unique profile badge


The Skinning Contest #2 is run by various community members.

User Responsibility
Master-TigerKun Contest planning, graphic design
Matt2e2 Contest planning
Roan Contest planning, internal tool development
RockRoller Contest planning, submission screening
tetsui Contest planning
vvivi Contest planning
watterino Video editor
Zeus- Contest planning, newspost writer



For the full results, see the contest page.

Skinning Contest #2 podium


  • Submissions must not contain inappropriate, malicious, or epileptic content, and should adhere to the osu! community rules.
  • All assets need to be created by yourself, or used with permission and proper credit to the authors. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • fonts
    • icons
    • textures
    • artworks (e.g. stock images or anime artwork)
    • sounds
  • The majority of the in-game menu interface and at least two game modes have to be skinned. In other words, in addition to the gameplay elements, the following segments should not be left default:
    • Ranking Panel
    • Song Selection
    • Mode Selection
    • Mod Icons
    • Pause and Fail Menu
    • Main Menu is optional, but highly encouraged
  • Submissions must be new creations, only skins posted within the submission period will be accepted.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a forum thread in order to participate in the contest.
  • Submissions must be made in time. Latecomers will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must be created individually. Teams/collaborations are not allowed.
  • Submissions must be in line with the given theme: "Tides of Winter".
  • The file size for your .osk submission must be below 100 MB.
  • Please submit a 16:9 image representing your skin, since this will be used as a cover on the contest page.