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May Flower Contests Open to PC/EU+NA 🌷

JHartEllis
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I am happy to host two housing contests this month! These are open to all on PC/EU and PC/NA! Tours of these will be streamed at twitch.tv/jhartellis at the given times.

Make a Flower Arrangement 🌺
Wednesday, May 20, 1pm ET


Make an artistic piece incorporating flowers and potentially other furnishings (vases, stones, crystals, seashells, driftwood, really anything). Arrangements are generally cut flowers, often in a container. A bouquet would work as well. Don't be afraid to stretch the definition in a creative way. Hard 30-item limit! Make each item count!

If you want a lot of artsy inspiration, I highly recommend looking up images of "Art in Bloom" museum exhibits.

imvh2d8ygn9i.pngGet creative! Think about color and composition. :)

Prizes: Top 6 beautiful arrangements will each get 250,000 gold on PC/EU or PC/NA.

Build a Blossom 🌼
Saturday, May 23, 1pm ET


Sculpt a large flower entirely out of NON-PLANT furnishings. A true test of creativity!

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Prizes: Top 6 constructed blossoms will each get 250,000 gold on PC/EU or PC/NA.

HOW TO ENTER:

Two ways to enter:

1) Send an in-game mail to @JHartEllis. Include which contest you are entering (e.g. "Blossom") and the home type (e.g. "Snugpod"). You may include a BRIEF description if necessary to explain your build.

2) OR, reply to this thread along with the server you are on (EU or NA) and include the contest type and which home it is in, and you may include a longer description and screenshots.

Make sure JHartEllis has Visitor access for the tours. It is not necessary to set the submission as your primary, and you do not need to be present during the streamed tour. Get your entries submitted at least 2 hours before the tours. Enter early (earlier the better). If you have EHT FX, publish them to the community or mail them in-game to JHartEllis

If this is your first month participating, I recommend checking out contest recaps from prior months at spicyeconomics.com

PRIZES:

There will be big winners for each contest (see above for details on each), and winners can be on PC/EU or PC/NA. Prize winners will be determined based on creativity, fun factor, and screenshotability. All other entrants will receive small participation prizes.

We'll have several prizes for Twitch chat participants during the streamed tours, including many ESO Stream Team game codes for pets, Crowns, and more. Tune in for the tours, get some decoration inspiration, and enter for prizes!

Good luck, and have fun!

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Edited by JHartEllis on May 5, 2020 1:02PM
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  • seecodenotgames
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    Does lighting count towards the 30 item limit?
    Houses on PC EU (newest first)
    Treefern House (Moon-sugar meadow) - A treehouse build around a giant treefern
    Artaeum Threatre/Operahouse/Divine Chapel (Grand Psijic Manor) - Tiered Balcony with many seats
    Imperial Bridal Suite (Linchal Grand Manor) - Extension with Alinor wedding theme
    Dragonguard Penthouse (Jode's Embrace) - 3 Extra floors and indoor conservatory
  • JHartEllis
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    Does lighting count towards the 30 item limit?
    That's fine so long as it's not structurally contributing. Not going to worry about it too much.
    Guild leader of Spicy Economics and Spicy Life on PC/Mac NA
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  • moonsister
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    Is the 2nd contest limited to 30 items as well?

    Love the idea of both contests! <3
  • JHartEllis
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    Is the 2nd contest limited to 30 items as well?
    No limit for your plantless blossoms!
    Edited by JHartEllis on May 5, 2020 1:47PM
    Guild leader of Spicy Economics and Spicy Life on PC/Mac NA
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  • ermenaa
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    Hey, @JHartEllis ! Can the same person participate in both May contests or we have to choose only 1?
  • JHartEllis
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    ermenaa wrote: »
    Hey, @JHartEllis ! Can the same person participate in both May contests or we have to choose only 1?
    I encourage you to do both!
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  • ZOS_Adrikoth
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    What an awesome contest idea! Can't wait to see what people come up with for their flower arrangement. :)
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  • seecodenotgames
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    I think I may have taken the "giant" flower too literally. Hopefully I haven't impaired my screenshot-ability by making it too big :s
    Houses on PC EU (newest first)
    Treefern House (Moon-sugar meadow) - A treehouse build around a giant treefern
    Artaeum Threatre/Operahouse/Divine Chapel (Grand Psijic Manor) - Tiered Balcony with many seats
    Imperial Bridal Suite (Linchal Grand Manor) - Extension with Alinor wedding theme
    Dragonguard Penthouse (Jode's Embrace) - 3 Extra floors and indoor conservatory
  • doobat
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    The one piece of advice I can give you when looking at the Art in Bloom images, is to remember that these floral arrangements are based on, or inspired by, the artwork that's often also shown in the photos - either reflecting that in its shape, colours of the flowers, or a combination of these two. Think of it as the floral version of topiary cut to represent things that aren't a shrub ;)
    PC NA & PC EU
  • doobat
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    That said, I have a blossom up for viewing, PC/EU, Grand Psijic Villa, same space as the last two contests!
    PC NA & PC EU
  • Snowfaeriewings
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    Cant wait to see the fabulous entries! i have an entry for both i will be submitting via email with the details :)
  • JHartEllis
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    33 Flower Arrangement entries so far! 🌺🌺🌺

    I'll be giving away a Torchbug pet code during the May 20th stream (available on all platforms). <3
    Guild leader of Spicy Economics and Spicy Life on PC/Mac NA
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  • JHartEllis
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    perdita wrote: »
    I want to submit my Cyrodiilic Jungle House on PC EU to "Make a Flower Arrangement 🌺 My nick is perdita ^^
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    This is a story of fire and ice, an homage to the fires of summer burning away the frost of winter.

    I also want to submit my Twin Arches on PC EU to Build a Blossom 🌼
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    Where some celebrate life, the Nisswo Nothing-speakers and Priests of Sithis revere the ending of lives to create new beginnings. The plantmenders among the Vakka-Shuxalt Sun-Eaters harvest the deceased Xulomaht, and feed the sacred plant Xal-fek to grow in the cover of darkness. Pass the Norg-vos warnings and tread into the realm of the sacred ***-vastei plant.

    Ooh!
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  • JHartEllis
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    For the Flower Arrangement contest, big congrats to Ah’teen, Chryseia, Doree89, Sharalei, SterlingBee, and Waverly13!

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    FlowerArrangement-27-NA-Chryseia-PrincelyDawnlight-1-1-1024x576.png
    FlowerArrangement-3-EU-Doree89-GPV-1-1024x576.png
    FlowerArrangement-22-NA-Sharalei-Domus-1-1024x576.png
    FlowerArrangement-14-NA-SterlingBee-AldVelothi-1-1024x576.png
    FlowerArrangement-32-NA-Waverly13-Mathiisen-1-1024x576.png

    Full tour video here:


    Pics of all 35 entries up here: https://spicyeconomics.com/flower-arrangements/

    Thanks, all! 🌺🌺🌺
    Guild leader of Spicy Economics and Spicy Life on PC/Mac NA
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  • JHartEllis
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    Build a Blossom tours today at 1pm ET twitch.tv/jhartellis! 34 entries! :open_mouth:

    Giving away 1500 Crowns as well. :)

    🌼🔨
    Edited by JHartEllis on May 23, 2020 4:31PM
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  • ermenaa
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    About my Non- plant contest participation I need to advocate for myself.
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    I have used non-plant items - enchanted lights like:
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    and
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    and one
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    All these are defined by the game as enchanted lights, NOT plants, NOT flowers, NOT trees, NOT bushes - not conservatory items! They come from the ground but they don't have leaves and blossoms and don't exist in real. So if you say i am using plant items means you say developers put wrong names on items. All I did was following the "book" using all different coloring items as crystal, lamps, brazers and other enchanted lights. I did NOT "interpret" this wrong I read what it says in housing editor! If you don't like it - specify the rules and say what should be plant or not for you!
    I don't claim for prizes, originality or anything, but i don't like to be "winked", "smirked" or pointed for "cheating" where definition/rule wasn't cleared or specified.
    Sadly to say my participation brought me a lot of discomfort and discouraged me from participating in any JHart's future contests.
    Thank you those who supported me on the twitch!
    Good luck to all participants, and admiration for their effort and creativity!

    Edited by ermenaa on May 23, 2020 11:59PM
  • JHartEllis
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    I think those are plants. In-game furnishing categories are a non-factor in that. Still, that's not entirely disqualifying (it means a few points being knocked off, but nothing super critical).

    I'm sorry we couldn't work out something amicably afterwards.
    Edited by JHartEllis on May 24, 2020 12:48PM
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  • Serge71
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    @ermenaa though i have sympathy for your point of view i wonder why you felt to make for a post on this thread while you already did so on the discord server and was heard and got replied.
    it gives me impression it is simply wanting to discredit the efforts mr. ellis' makes for the housing community and that's just not very constructive.
  • ermenaa
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    Serge71 wrote: »
    @ermenaa though i have sympathy for your point of view i wonder why you felt to make for a post on this thread while you already did so on the discord server and was heard and got replied.
    it gives me impression it is simply wanting to discredit the efforts mr. ellis' makes for the housing community and that's just not very constructive.

    I am not trying to discredit anyone's work or effort and I already thanked multiple times and for many occasions Jhart for his work. I have wrote on dicord but many people do not use it or they don't have Spicy economics discord server. I believe this tread is the right place to ask questions and seek answers and after all here the contest was announced.

    So here i understood just yesterday that for JHart some enchanted lights are still plants and that we cannot rely on in-game furnishing categories. But to which source i can rely on when i try to define furniture is still evasive to me. Anyone can give me reliable source?

    After my post in discord i was kindly "given opportunity" from Jhart to replace my "plant" enchanted lights, so i fit the criteria and points not to be taken from my evaluation. This I had with bitterness to refuse because its not right to sacrifice your self-dignity in order to fit criteria which is not clearly defined at start.

    And about constructiveness - when on the last night twitch people started to comment "oh wait... but plants /enchanted lights/ are used", JHart had to defend me and say he didn't made it clear when he made the tread. But no he said "its funny how some people interpret enchanted lights like no plants" and "beautiful creation.... with plants with plants". All this made me feel awful and didn't feel constructive for my efforts at all.
  • Sturmfaenger
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    If something is not clear, this thread is open weeks before any contest goes live - any interested participant can ask here if they want to do something on the borderline of the given instructions of the contest. There have been many contests before where people used the option to ASK if this or that used in contest would be ok or not.
    Thats better than being bitter afterwards - for everyone. :)
    PC/EU
  • Serge71
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    i was there watching the stream and actually called out for bravo for your entry.
    you got like over 30 really very positive reactions and like 2 who felt they had to point out that this type of furniture in their opinion was to be categorized as a plant, which ok was unneeded and uncalled for cus well mr. ellis can figure things for himself just fine as he always has been fair and just so far in his judging for what i have seen for long now, and he won't let himself be lead by others in that regard.
    ellis said he would forego on things brought up in the chat for what i recall, about questioning materials used, and went on about how very nice it was and didn't mention anything about plant category or not for this specific item you used out of himself.
    you now chose to focus on just that very small part of ppl that commented instead of enjoying the many very positive feedback you got, why not bask in your glory and ignore the few sour ones that felt to make for strife, ellis ignored it, why not you.
    i felt and still feel you are very possibly one of the winners myself and as ellis showed for he will tolerate it, you weren't disqualified, it's just a small and apparently forgivable minus, you might even still win!
    for how i see it you just made it harder for ellis to ignore the ones that were making for strife cus you made for focus on this negative bit now with these posts, and with that also for some others that used the same items as you did (though i trust him to just go with what he feels is right anyway).
    also i just not understand why make for all the drama while there is not even yet the conclusion of winners up yet.
    and fyi i personally thought and still think your entry was stunningly beautiful, regardless of what anyone in chat said.
    just my two cents on this, peace out.
    Edited by Serge71 on May 24, 2020 3:42PM
  • ermenaa
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    @Sturmfaenger, this week is the first time i am participating in any contests. I asked what wasn't clear before for me. I didn't ask about enchanted lights because as i said it before game says "category - lights". Never imagined there is double opinion about it.

    @Serge71, you may call it drama but after my first post in Spicy Economics discord, where i just said if i am considered 'cheating" using enchanted light just to remove my entry. JHart sent me private message telling me to replace my "plant" enchanted lights" with better items and he gave me a time limit, but i refused, because he stated this is what will decide winner or not. That private message showed my ground. Some may call it generosity from his side, i feel it like backdoor solution which is not in favor of other decorators.
    Winners is already everyone who participated - we all see how majority reacts on every entry. Choosing six names by one person is just the cherry of the cake. All i care is for crystal clear process of the contest. I still don't find an answer to my question why some enchanted lights are plants if game calls them lights, and which source in-game or out-game can be taken for example.
    Anyway peace out indeed, these talks are leading anywhere.
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    I'm sorry @ermenaa , I hope you reconsider entering in the future, your entry was simply amazing as is your previous work. We as a community will miss out if you avoid them. I'm sorry this happened. :(
    PC/NA
    EHT zealot
  • ermenaa
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    I have just finished watching last night twitch revealing winners of Non-plant contest. By all means amazing entrees and congratulation to the winners they are totally deserved.

    About the people's vote for best choice this is my idea for future contests if they are announced on this forum. May be is easiest way to upload picture of every entree like a separate post /in the same thread/ and than people who wish to vote they can do it using "awesome" button. After that will be easy to see/count the votes. Of course it requires extra work but can be done by volunteers who use Jheart screenshots or revisit entree's homes and make new screen shot. I hope all these makes sense.
    Edited by ermenaa on May 26, 2020 9:46AM
  • JHartEllis
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    Thanks everyone for the Build a Blossom contest!
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    Blossoms-14-NA-Grkgemini94-Potentates-1024x576.png
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    Pictures of all entries up at https://spicyeconomics.com/build-a-blossom/

    Full tour in 2 parts here:



    Looking forward to more fun contests in June! Feel welcome to message me ideas.
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