Skinning Contest #3: Chromatic Alteration

Skinning Contest #3 banner

The Skinning Contest #3: Chromatic Alteration is a free-for-all osu! skinning contest hosted by skinship, one of the largest skinning communities on osu!. It is the third official osu! skinning contest.

Contest schedule

Event Timestamp
Announcement 2022-07-18
Submission phase 2022-07-18/2022-08-22
Voting phase 2022-09-08/2022-09-22
Results 2022-10-20


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 #3 is run by various community members.

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



For the full results, see the contest page.

Skinning Contest #3 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 not be created as a part of, or be involved in a paid commission of any sort.
  • Submissions must be created individually. Teams/collaborations are not allowed.
  • Submissions must be in line with the given challenge: "Chromatic Alteration".
  • 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. This image must be at least 1280x720.

Challenge: Chromatic Alteration

The colour palettes of all skin submissions must be limited to the visible spectrum of the following types of colour vision deficiencies:

  • Protanopia
  • Deuteranopia
  • Tritanopia

Bear in mind that your skin must feature only one of these colour spectra. Additionally, while shades of grey are contained in these palettes, your skin must not be primarily grayscale.

Shown above are the spectra and example colour palettes for the three colour vision deficiencies mentioned prior in relation to normal colour vision. These spectra are based on normal colour vision at full saturation and brightness.