Age of Dragons Minecraft Mob Skin Contest : Now Judging!

We're now in the final judging phase!
The site has computed the finalists based primarily on judge diamonds and then community diamonds and other statistics. Judges will now anonymously rate the finalists based on "Creativity & Uniqueness", "Technique & Execution" and "Thematic Relevance". It may take several days depending on judge availability.

Once all votes are cast, the site will be ready to calculate and announce the winners. Stay tuned!

Theme chosen by the community in this poll.
Banner by Cyprezz & DinowCookie


Imagine...

One morning the sound of alarm bells awakes you. Prepared for yet another Pillager attack, you jump out of bed, quickly grab your shield and sword and as fast as you possibly can, you storm through the front door and run toward the gates to defend the village. But then you hear a panicking villager running toward you scream

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!

The next moment you hear a bone-chilling screech, followed by the crisping sound of a flame. You look up at the sky and there you see:

A gigantic, fire-spewing dragon!


Create a Minecraft Ender Dragon MOB skin for the theme: AGE OF DRAGONS

In this contest, themed Age of Dragons it is up to you to design your own dragon using the Ender Dragon mob skin model.

While the little anecdote above can serve as inspiration, it is completely up to you to imagine what your dragon looks like and which universe it is from. Dragons can be magical or elegant looking beings, mythical, terrifying or even repulsive beasts. But they could appear entirely different too. Plant dragon? Ghost dragon? Robot dragon? Sure! As long as you create a dragon, only your imagination is the limit!


Entries must be Ender Dragon Minecraft textures, default resolution.

This contest accepts only Ender Dragon MOB skins at default resolution. Future mob skins contest themes, might allow multiple models but for this particular contest theme, Ender Dragon models only. In addition, to keep a level playing ground, we are not accepting HD skins. It would be difficult to compare a HD skin to a lower resolution default skin and vice versa.

CREATIVE FREEDOM | TRANSPARENCY
This is our first Mob skin contest and it's also limited to the single most complex model in the game. We're expecting entries to use the full potential of the Ender Dragon model. We're okay with a few parts of the model being partially or even completely transparent for creative freedom purposes but not to cut down on work, completely diverge from the theme or simply get a participation badge.

THEMATIC RELEVANCE
Of course we want to see Dragons in the Age of Dragons contest. However, it's okay to re-imagine the model into something other than a Dragon but it should use the potential of the Dragon Model. Keep in mind that we have "Thematic Relevance" & "Creativity & Uniqueness" as separate judging criteria. We want to allow as much creative freedom as possible but we also want to keep things fair / comparable when it comes down to rating finalists. If you have an amazing alternate skin that uses the Dragon Model, feel free to express that but it might be at the cost of a few "Thematic Relevance" points going down and "Creativity & Uniqueness" going up... so it could balance out or even pay off.

As always, contests are about inspiring creativity and having fun. Have some. :P


How to make a MOB skin in PMCskin3D.


Entries must be new and made for this contest

Any entry must be entirely newly made by yourself after the announcement date of this contest. We don't accept remixes, copies or reposts textures created before the contest's announcement date. This includes your own.

Do not submit copies or paint-overs of default textures from the minecraft.jar - for this contest, this means no edits of the original Ender Dragon texture will be accepted as entries. The entirety of the Ender Dragon model must be colored in by yourself.

Entries that do not comply with the general rules of Planet Minecraft will be disqualified and removed from the site.


One entry per user

Each user can submit one Ender Dragon mob-skin in this contest.

You may edit your entry for as long as the contest submission period is open. To do this, use the "update submission" button on your active submission and save the updated texture file over the old one. You may also switch around your submission entirely before the submission deadline.


This contest will run for about three weeks

Post dates must be made after today's date, March 6th, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest will end about three weeks from today, on March 23rd, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST. Entries submitted after this date will not be accepted.

After this time the contest will be put into a review period of three days before we move into the judging stage.


Take your time, and make it fun!

Put some imagination into your mob skin! The possibilities are endless. Make it unique and awesome!

Judges will appreciate submissions that include more thought and creativity. Writing a bit about your creation in your submission's description helps viewers understand it better. Remember: you have plenty of time to carefully craft your entry. Because of the three day review period after the submission deadline and a board of competent judges, getting your submissions in early will not increase your chances of winning. Meaning there's no need to rush to get an entry in right away. Take your time!

If you're unsure about your entry, feel free to contact one of the judges listed below or the PMC support account. They should be able to help you.

8. Judging Criteria

Creativity & Uniqueness:
How creative, interesting or unique the skin is. Wow factor.

Technique & Execution:
How well executed the skin is technically. Factors include overall readability, color palette & theory, shading & highlighting and impact of the final composition.

Thematic Relevance:
How well the skin concept and description match the contest theme.



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Submit a skin as you would normally, but check the box indicating that your skin is for the contest.

1st Place

  • $50 Steam wallet credit!
  • A Contest Themed, Gold, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week.

2nd Place

  • A Contest Themed, Silver, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week.

3rd Place

  • Contest Themed, Bronze, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week.

All Participants

  • A Contest Themed, Pixel Art Badge/Medal for Member's Profile Trophy Case.


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If you do not know how to make skins, or have an idea but have never attempted it before, here are a few things you should know.

1. Skins must be saved as a .PNG file. No other file format will function properly.

2. The most popular tools for editing Minecraft Skins are:



We're biased but must recommend using: PMCSkin3D : Free Advanced Minecraft Skin Editor!

or MCSkinEdit, an application developed by a user named Swedman. You can download it from the official forum post, here.

You may wish to use a more advanced editor for certain effects. GIMP and Paint.net are free applications that will give you access to better tools for editing.

3. If you need help or want some tips for making nice skins, many of our top skinners have made tutorials outlining the processes and techniques they use for skinning. Check out these ones by Roobus and Leostereo

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Judges will be encouraged to participate, but will be disqualified from winning prizes.
  1. canday
  2. Edicine
  3. Crescendo
  4. Irish
  5. Hakno
  6. BIO
  7. DinowCookie
  8. PMC
  9. Cyprezz

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