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A jam converted from a legacy contest
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  • Jam Overview

    Jam is over.
    It ran from September 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC to September 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC
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    Basic Summary

    Finalists Jam accepted Mob Skins from participants.
    66 mob models allowed.
    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.

    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.

    Contest theme selected from the community votes in this poll pitched by ArcaneKnight

    1. Create a Minecraft MOB Skin for the theme

    restore Prehistoric Mobs
    Let's turn back the clock millions of years and see the primitive version of the mobs, whether it's a caveman villager or a dino ravager or something befitting the periods pre-dating recorded history.

    Entries must be default resolution.
    To keep things fair, we limit the resolution of entries to 1x (Default). HD Skins allow a greater level of detail than the default resolution and an unfair advantage. You may enter a default resolution skin and link viewers to an HD version. However, the version that Judges will rate is the default resolution.

    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

    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 Mob skins.

    This is a contest for Mob skins only. Please do not submit player skins or objects like trident, bed, bobber, etc. You won't be able to but we don't want you wasting any time!

    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, September 4th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest will end about two weeks from today, on September 27th, 2021 @ 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. 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 September 27th, 2021 @ 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, 243 entries were submitted between September 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC and September 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
    300 ratings were given to 50 finalists between September 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC and October 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
    The average number of ratings per entry was 6.00 and the median was 6.
    • Magma Triceratops
      Ravager Mob Skin
      105
      62
      Thinkingz avatar Thinkingz 9/26/21 4:55
      2.1k 189 16
    • Ranked 1st for overall jam
      with a score of 13.500 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness2nd4.6674.6675
      Technique & Execution1st8.8338.83310
      Overall Score1st13.50013.50015
    • A very wounded Amargasaurus... 😭
      Ender Dragon Mob Skin
      50
      26
      CharlieCharlie2424 avatar CharlieCharlie2424 9/18/21 6:40
      1k 29 7
    • Ranked 2nd for overall jam
      with a score of 13.167 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness4th4.6674.6675
      Technique & Execution3rd8.5008.50010
      Overall Score2nd13.16713.16715
    • Dino-Be-gone 3000™
      Ghast Mob Skin
      128
      68
      PickleCat avatar PickleCat 9/5/21 1:08
      1.5k 53 50
    • Ranked 3rd for overall jam
      with a score of 13.000 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness1st4.6674.6675
      Technique & Execution4th8.3338.33310
      Overall Score3rd13.00013.00015
    • Plesiosaur | Contest Entry
      Ender Dragon Mob Skin
      96
      51
      FishStacks avatar FishStacks 9/6/21 5:39
      1.7k 72 32
    • Ranked 4th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.833 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness9th4.1674.1675
      Technique & Execution2nd8.6678.66710
      Overall Score4th12.83312.83315
    • Gigantopithecus - the Iron Golem before the Iron (5th!)
      Iron Golem Mob Skin
      89
      54
      Krysalis avatar Krysalis 9/15/21 1:51
      1.9k 244 16
    • Ranked 5th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.500 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness5th4.5004.5005
      Technique & Execution5th8.0008.00010
      Overall Score5th12.50012.50015
    • Kannemeyeria (Prehistoric Creatures Contest)
      Hoglin Mob Skin
      76
      38
      Xadirius avatar Xadirius 9/11/21 3:07
      1k 82 12
    • Ranked 6th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.333 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness8th4.3334.3335
      Technique & Execution6th8.0008.00010
      Overall Score6th12.33312.33315
    • The Messy Gigantopithecus
      Iron Golem Mob Skin
      80
      50
      Fates avatar Fates 9/26/21 9:02
      1.2k 85 3
    • Ranked 7th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.000 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness13th4.0004.0005
      Technique & Execution7th8.0008.00010
      Overall Score7th12.00012.00015
    • Aged Nedoceratops
      Ravager Mob Skin
      32
      18
      Audio Beat avatar Audio Beat 9/17/21 8:33 • posted 9/8/21 8:34
      609 34 8
    • Ranked 8th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.000 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness7th4.5004.5005
      Technique & Execution8th7.5007.50010
      Overall Score8th12.00012.00015
    • Fossil Lurker
      Shulker Mob Skin
      82
      46
      wackywow avatar wackywow 9/27/21 11:35 • posted 9/6/21 6:20
      1.4k 141 7
    • Ranked 9th for overall jam
      with a score of 11.000 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness10th4.1674.1675
      Technique & Execution11th6.8336.83310
      Overall Score9th11.00011.00015
    • Handsome Armadillo
      Goat Mob Skin
      61
      29
      ZureKaas avatar ZureKaas 9/25/21 7:32 • posted 9/15/21 2:43
      1k 86 8
    • Ranked 10th for overall jam
      with a score of 11.000 out of 15 from 6 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Creativity & Uniqueness3rd4.6674.6675
      Technique & Execution14th6.3336.33310
      Overall Score10th11.00011.00015
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