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A jam converted from a legacy contest
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  • Jam Overview

    Jam is over.
    It ran from April 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC to April 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC
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    Basic Summary

    Finalists Jam accepted Skins from participants.
    Accepts only standard resolution skins.

    Read the about for more information.

    Judging

    Ranked by Judges - Only members of the jam assigned with judging permission can vote.
    Entries can't be updated during the judge phase.
    26 day entry period.

    Rating Criteria

    1. Creativity & Uniqueness
      Rate how original and creative the entry is in its conception.
      Rated 1 to 5
    2. Technique & Execution
      Rate the level of skill demonstrated with the creation of the entry.
      Rated 1 to 10
    3. Thematic Relevance
      Rate how the overall entry is relevant to the contest theme.
      Rated 1 to 10
  • About

    Converted Legacy Event

    This event was converted from our old contest and event system into our new jam format for historic preservation. Some details may be confusing in the new jam context.

    Contest theme voted for by the community in this poll.
    Banner by Cyprezz

    1. Create a Minecraft Skin for the theme: MEME SCHEME!

    The craziest day on the interwebs is April 1st and what better way to pay homage than to surround ourselves with memes this month! In this skin contest, pick your favorite meme, or create your own, share it in the description and more importantly capture the meme in player skin form! It's the Meme Scheme to bring them into the game to the delight or annoyance of everyone! Even the grumpiest of internet trolls can enjoy a good meme from time to time.

    We hope you accept this challenge!

    Participants should keep in mind that while memes are notoriously designed to look thrown together, you should still uphold your own quality standards.

    In addition, judges are going to be rating skins based on their creativity, quality and thematic relevance.

    So pay homage to your favorite meme by being clever in how you represent it in the player skin format.

    As always, be creative and have fun!

    2. Skins must be new and made for this contest.

    We do not and have never accepted any copies or re-posts in our contests, nor do we accept skins created before the contest's announcement date.

    Do not submit copies, or paint-overs, of default textures from the minecraft.jar - This means no Steve skins, zombie skins, pigman skins, Creeper skins, or Enderman skins are permitted!

    Do not submit copies, or paint-overs, of skins found in any existing texture packs or mods, even if you are the original author.

    Do not submit existing member submissions, from this site or others. This includes your own galleries.

    Give us something new and fresh, please!

    3. Skins must be valid, usable character skins.

    This is a contest for player skins only. Please do not submit mob skins, villager skins, or anything but the format expected for the player model.
    Note that as of 1.8 skins are allowed to have transparencies on the second layer, skins with transparencies on the first layer will be disqualified.

    4. Submit something you made, entirely by yourself.

    Skins that are obvious remixes, recolors, or blatant copies of other people's work are not acceptable. Your entry will be deleted, and you will be disqualified from the contest if you are found to be submitting stolen work.

    Using skin-making tools or apps such is not the same as making a skin yourself. Keep in mind also that, when using those applications, you are copying from a library of 'parts'. Several of those 'parts' were taken from talented skinners without their consent, and as such, skins containing those parts are considered stolen art. Those entries will be disqualified, and deleted from your account.

    5. One entry per person.

    Each user will only be permitted to submit one skin for this contest.

    You may edit your entry for as long as the contest submission period is open. If you decide to change your submission at any point, you are free to do so. However, be warned that deleting your original entry may cause errors and make it impossible for you to re-enter the contest. Instead, you should use the "update submission" button on your active submission, then save the new file over your old one. Remember to change the submission title and description if necessary!

    6. The contest will run for about three weeks.

    Post dates must be made after today's date, April 1st, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest will end about two weeks from today, on April 27th, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST Skins 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.

    7. Take your time, and make it fun!

    Give your skin some character! Give them some defining characteristics. Make it unique and awesome!

    We've always scored higher for submissions that include more thought and creativity. Write a bit about the history behind your character and we'll all learn more. Remember, you have two weeks to do this. You don't have to put something up right away. Take your time!

    If you're unsure if your idea will fit with the theme or have any other concerns feel free to contact our list of judges below they should be able to help you, as well as many of the site moderators.

    Do not rush yourself to get something in immediately. This contest is not a random drawing - the submissions are judged by a panel of long-standing members with a great deal of experience in making Minecraft skins. It will not help your chances at winning if you submit anything less than fantastic, so take your time.

    Should you chose to rush, remember that you are able to update your submission as many times as you want before the final close date of April 27th, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST.

    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.
  • Jam Entries

  • Jam Results

    During this jam, 268 entries were submitted between April 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC and April 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
    400 ratings were given to 50 finalists between April 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC and May 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
    The average number of ratings per entry was 8.00 and the median was 8.
    • here come dat boi (Contest Entry)
      Minecraft Skin
      280
      181
      Kill3rCreeper avatar Kill3rCreeper 4/7/20 5:56
      29.4k 1.3k 48
    • Ranked 1st for overall jam
      with a score of 23.063 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness2nd4.1884.1885
      Technique & Execution1st8.8758.87510
      Thematic Relevance2nd10.00010.00010
      Overall Score1st23.06323.06325
    • Capitalist America steals your memes! Vote Soviet bear!!
      Minecraft Skin
      164
      96
      Aspirin60 avatar Aspirin60 4/13/20 3:17
      4.8k 424 29
    • Ranked 2nd for overall jam
      with a score of 21.688 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness7th3.6883.6885
      Technique & Execution2nd8.0008.00010
      Thematic Relevance6th10.00010.00010
      Overall Score2nd21.68821.68825
    • stonks
      Minecraft Skin
      220
      122
      Gatlin_ avatar Gatlin_ 4/2/20 10:38
      5.5k 578 25
    • Ranked 3rd for overall jam
      with a score of 21.438 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness10th3.5633.5635
      Technique & Execution3rd7.8757.87510
      Thematic Relevance1st10.00010.00010
      Overall Score3rd21.43821.43825
    • Aww man...
      Minecraft Skin
      125
      66
      Fishkiss avatar Fishkiss 4/13/20 10:37
      1.6k 67 14
    • Ranked 4th for overall jam
      with a score of 21.438 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness5th3.8133.8135
      Technique & Execution5th7.6257.62510
      Thematic Relevance10th10.00010.00010
      Overall Score4th21.43821.43825
    • LemonGrab
      Minecraft Skin
      142
      67
      Inro avatar Inro 4/15/20 12:53
      1.9k 100 13
    • Ranked 5th for overall jam
      with a score of 21.375 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness9th3.6253.6255
      Technique & Execution4th7.7507.75010
      Thematic Relevance5th10.00010.00010
      Overall Score5th21.37521.37525
    • No, barrel, I insist. After you.
      Minecraft Skin
      158
      87
      DinowCookie avatar DinowCookie 4/3/20 5:33
      2.6k 99 11
    • Ranked 6th for overall jam
      with a score of 21.125 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness6th3.7503.7505
      Technique & Execution6th7.3757.37510
      Thematic Relevance3rd10.00010.00010
      Overall Score6th21.12521.12525
    • Pringles Cat
      Minecraft Skin
      60
      30
      blockcreature avatar blockcreature 4/18/20 9:33
      1k 89 2
    • Ranked 7th for overall jam
      with a score of 21.125 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness1st4.2504.2505
      Technique & Execution15th6.8756.87510
      Thematic Relevance39th10.00010.00010
      Overall Score7th21.12521.12525
    • Cheeki Breeki iv damke
      Minecraft Skin
      45
      16
      TheMechanist avatar TheMechanist 4/2/20 7:00
      955 44 5
    • Ranked 8th for overall jam
      with a score of 21.063 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness8th3.6883.6885
      Technique & Execution7th7.3757.37510
      Thematic Relevance23rd10.00010.00010
      Overall Score8th21.06321.06325
    • This is Fine
      Minecraft Skin
      152
      90
      Aquarelles avatar Aquarelles 4/7/20 5:41
      21.2k 1k 7
    • Ranked 9th for overall jam
      with a score of 20.875 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness4th3.8753.8755
      Technique & Execution12th7.0007.00010
      Thematic Relevance7th10.00010.00010
      Overall Score9th20.87520.87525
    • Pepe the Frog (HK ver)
      Minecraft Skin
      68
      26
      Edicine avatar Edicine 4/22/20 9:22 • posted 4/20/20 10:02
      1.3k 55 2
    • Ranked 10th for overall jam
      with a score of 20.563 out of 25 from 8 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness14th3.4383.4385
      Technique & Execution9th7.1257.12510
      Thematic Relevance15th10.00010.00010
      Overall Score10th20.56320.56325
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