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Grand Gardens housing contest--open to PC/NA and PC/EU

I am hosting a housing contest this month open to all on PC/EU and PC/NA!

Grow a grand garden! Very open-ended. Can be a groomed walking path, a flower garden, a vegetable garden, or whatever you think best. Good contest to enter for any level of decorator experience. Good place to start is with the regional Home Goods furnishers to pick up plants and rocks. :)
Big thanks to StabbityDoom for the example!

Grand Gardens entry deadline
Saturday, September 25, 3pm ET

All entries will then be loosely screened off-stream and narrowed down to top ~16

Grand Gardens Top 16
Sunday, September 26, 1pm ET

Streamed at

Creatively combining furnishings as well as general aesthetic will be key to this contest. Keep in mind that your entry will be judged largely on the best attainable vantage point if not otherwise designated.

Prizes: Top 6 creative entries will each get 500,000g on PC/EU or PC/NA! #7-16 will each get 100,000g


Two ways to enter:

1) Send an in-game mail to @JHartEllis. Please specify that you are entering the Grand Gardens contest, and please specify the area of your entry if it's not obvious. You may include a BRIEF description if necessary to explain your build.

2) Message JHartEllis on Discord. You're welcome to join our Spicy housing community at

Make sure JHartEllis has Visitor access for the tours. It is not necessary to set the submission home as your primary, and you do not need to be present. It will help with organization to enter early even if not 100% done. 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


There will be six big winners, and winners can be on PC/EU or PC/NA. Prize winners will be determined based on creativity, beauty, fun factor, and screenshotability. All other entrants will receive small participation prizes.

There will also be prizes for Twitch chat participants during the streamed tours, such as ESO Stream Team codes or in-game items. Tune in for the tours, get some decoration inspiration, and enter for prizes! This contest, like all prior contests of mine, is not sponsored--support for the host is greatly appreciated.

Have fun, and happy gardening!
Guild leader of Spicy Economics and Spicy Life on PC/NA
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