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A jam converted from a legacy contest
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  • Jam Overview

    Jam is over.
    It ran from July 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC to July 22, 2019 @ 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.
    20 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
  • 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.

    Theme: Deep Space

    Theme chosen by community vote!

    1. Create a Minecraft Skin for the theme: Deep Space!

    While we all go about our day to day activities, there's something bigger happening all around us of which none know the true plot line, beginning, middle or end, if there even is one. It's playing out on an unimaginably grand scale of space & time to cover just a few dimensions of our proposed reality. Hmm. Now that you're attempting to think about the bigger picture, focus on "Deep Space", not easy but travel for a while and when you imagine something that inspires a Minecraft skin, create and share what you discovered.

      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, July 2nd, 2019 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest will end about two weeks from today, on July 22nd, 2019 @ 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 July 22nd, 2019 @ 12:00 PM EST.

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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, 351 entries were submitted between July 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC and July 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
      500 ratings were given to 50 finalists between July 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC and August 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
      The average number of ratings per entry was 10.00 and the median was 10.
      • God of universes
        Minecraft Skin
        347
        255
        Aspirin60 avatar Aspirin60 7/16/19 12:28 • posted 7/11/19 1:02
        20.5k 2.8k 53
      • Ranked 1st for overall jam
        with a score of 12.800 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness2nd4.1004.1005
        Technique & Execution1st8.7008.70010
        Overall Score1st12.80012.80015
      • Deep and Spacious
        Minecraft Skin
        226
        134
        Spectral avatar Spectral 7/22/19 9:37
        6.9k 487 13
      • Ranked 2nd for overall jam
        with a score of 12.200 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness3rd4.1004.1005
        Technique & Execution2nd8.1008.10010
        Overall Score2nd12.20012.20015
      • [Deep Space Contest] The Milkomeda Anguimorpha
        Minecraft Skin
        111
        47
        FallingGuy avatar FallingGuy 7/15/19 8:15 • posted 7/2/19 12:57
        4.2k 197 13
      • Ranked 3rd for overall jam
        with a score of 12.000 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness1st4.3004.3005
        Technique & Execution4th7.7007.70010
        Overall Score3rd12.00012.00015
      • Class XI Hull Leech // Aggressor Designation
        Minecraft Skin
        127
        72
        Drzzter avatar Drzzter 7/19/19 5:28
        2.5k 171 17
      • Ranked 4th for overall jam
        with a score of 11.900 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness4th4.0004.0005
        Technique & Execution3rd7.9007.90010
        Overall Score4th11.90011.90015
      • Caught in a Comet
        Minecraft Skin
        125
        56
        Wildflowers avatar Wildflowers 7/17/19 2:20
        1.6k 115 1
      • Ranked 5th for overall jam
        with a score of 11.350 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness6th3.9503.9505
        Technique & Execution7th7.4007.40010
        Overall Score5th11.35011.35015
      • Ranked 6th for overall jam
        with a score of 11.250 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness9th3.7503.7505
        Technique & Execution5th7.5007.50010
        Overall Score6th11.25011.25015
      • Glitchy Robotics (Moving eyes + Art)
        Minecraft Skin
        52
        26
        Luthien avatar Luthien 7/18/19 12:49
        2.2k 151
      • Ranked 7th for overall jam
        with a score of 11.200 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness5th4.0004.0005
        Technique & Execution9th7.2007.20010
        Overall Score7th11.20011.20015
      • hello earthlings
        Minecraft Skin
        51
        20
        memmie avatar memmie 7/4/19 11:39
        801 50 2
      • Ranked 8th for overall jam
        with a score of 10.500 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness8th3.8003.8005
        Technique & Execution22nd6.7006.70010
        Overall Score8th10.50010.50015
      • what should i name this
        Minecraft Skin
        126
        77
        Angel avatar Angel 7/20/19 6:37
        1.5k 66 22
      • Ranked 9th for overall jam
        with a score of 10.450 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness15th3.5503.5505
        Technique & Execution12th6.9006.90010
        Overall Score9th10.45010.45015
      • The Visitor
        Minecraft Skin
        81
        43
        Anna Graem avatar Anna Graem 7/6/19 2:06
        2k 174 1
      • Ranked 10th for overall jam
        with a score of 10.450 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

        JUDGE RATINGS
        CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
        Creativity & Uniqueness10th3.6503.6505
        Technique & Execution18th6.8006.80010
        Overall Score10th10.45010.45015
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