I’ve been meaning to share my Iconic Model Gameplay Challenge with my readers for ages, and I thought it would be more fun to turn it into an interactive contest! So while I share with you how to play this challenge, you can follow along as I play it and participate by voting–then be entered into a giveaway contest and have a shot at winning some great prizes!
To enter the contest, all you need to do is VOTE each week while the challenge is underway. This contest will run for 6 weeks (from July 19 until August 30). There will be prizes given each week and a grand prize given at the end of the challenge. Every time you vote, you will be entered in the weekly prize draw and earn an extra entry in the grand prize draw. If you participate each week, your name can be entered in the grand prize draw up to 7 times. If you win a weekly drawing or the grand prize and you would prefer to pass the winnings to a friend, you are free to do so (they must have a Sims 3 Store Wishlist with eligible prizes on it). Winners will be selected using Random.org, so all participants have an equal chance to win! (The first vote is a bonus entry that will be included in this post, see voting details below.)
Each week, voting will be open Friday through Sunday, and the results posted on Monday. Weekly prizes will be gifted on Mondays. The Grand Prize will be gifts worth up to 2000 simpoints, and weekly prizes will be gifts worth up to 500 points. Winners will be chosen using Random.org and I will select prizes from the winner’s Wishlist to gift them as quickly as possible.
The Iconic Model Gameplay Challenge is a fun little game to play with the Sims 3 when you just don’t know what to do but you feel like simming. This gameplay challenge requires the World Adventures Expansion Pack, as it does rely heavily on the photography skill. Aside from that, you will also need a house with enough beds for 8 sims, one sim that will act as the Photographer in the challenge, and 7 sims to be models. In most cases, the model sims should be Young Adult Females, but you may wish to modify the challenge and try it out with different types of models. Generally, the models should be sims that you created, but I have chosen 7 townie sims from Isla Paradiso to demonstrate the challenge.
This gameplay challenge was inspired by the Next Top Model television series, so if you’ve watched that series before, many aspects of the challenge will be familiar to you. Each week, the model sims will participate in a skill challenge and they will be taken on several photo shoots. The best photo taken of each model will be presented at the end of the week. Each week, one model will be kicked out of the house, until there is only one model remaining. If you’re playing by yourself, you will select the model to kick out based on the photographs taken that week. For this interactive contest, I will be relying on you–my readers–to vote for which model to kick out each week 😉 The first (bonus) vote will be to pick which model you think will make it all the way.
Now that the basics have been explained, I would like to introduce you to the 7 townie models from Isla Paradiso that I selected to be contestants in the Iconic Model Challenge.
Here is your first chance to enter the contest! Please vote for the model that you think could be Isla Paradiso’s Iconic Model. Do not vote based on hair style or colour, as these models will be given makeovers several times during the challenge. Which model do you think will consistently produce the best photographs, based on her facial structure?
To place your vote and be entered in the giveaway, please comment* on this post with the name of the model you think could win this challenge, and include the link to your Sims 3 Store Wishlist**. The weekly prize drawing will take place on Monday, so you have all weekend to get your votes in! You will also earn one entry in the grand prize drawing, which will take place on September 2nd.
*Please note that all comments are moderated, so you might not see your comment posted for a couple of hours after you submit it.
**If you would prefer to nominate a friend for the giveaway, please include the link to your friend’s Sims 3 Store wishlist. The wishlist must have items worth up to 500 simpoints for the weekly drawing, and items worth up to 2000 simpoints for the grand prize.
***UPDATE about the Weekly Giveaways: pixiegamer asked if it’s possible to “bank” winnings from one of the weekly giveaways, in hopes of winning again. YES, if you win, you will be notified and you can select to “bank” your winnings–that way, if you win another weekly giveaway, you could select a more expensive prize or a set. Each weekly giveaway prize is 500 points, so one could be very lucky and win a few times, allowing them to select a set or something later
This vote is now CLOSED and the winner for this week’s giveaway has already been selected. Click the link below to view the results and read about how the competition is going. Stay tuned for a new vote post on Friday, July 26, and take another shot at the next weekly giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated in this vote 😀