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Winter Holiday Contests

The Winter Holiday season is right around the corner, and this year we’re making it a priority to help everyone get in the holiday spirit. This means that the holiday season in Upland will be powered almost entirely by user-generated content! Starting today, we will be accepting submissions for 2 new user-generated competitions for the Holiday season. Players will be able to design both their own video experiences, as well as their own Ornament NFTs to be included in the Upland metaverse!

The Holiday Ornament Contest

First up is the Holiday Ornament Contest, where users can submit their own custom 3D Ornament models for the exclusive opportunity to have their Ornaments sold in the Upland store! All players will be eligible to submit an Ornament of their own design. All valid submissions will then be reviewed by the Upland team to ensure quality and to prevent IP violations.

After the team has reviewed all submissions, we will select the highest quality models and allow the community (Uplanders+) to vote on which models should be introduced into the metaverse. Our goal is to accept 3 Ornament designs for each model type in Upland, for a total of 21 winners! Players are eligible to submit multiple designs and can potentially have more than one model win. These Ornaments will, of course, be reusable in future holiday seasons to come.

Players with the winning models will have the rare opportunity to have their Ornaments sold directly in the Upland store and will receive 70% of the UPX revenue generated from their sales. Pricing will be determined by the Upland team based on the circulation of model types.

This contest is an important step forward in facilitating a user-generated metaverse. The results of our last model competition were nothing short of amazing, and we’re incredibly excited to see what the community can produce this time around.

Ornament Specs

Specs for Holiday Ornaments have been provided below, alongside a sample Blender file that players can work off of. Everything in the provided sample that is Black and White is just an example. Players are free to work off of what we have provided or go entirely off-script.

We also highly encourage everyone to collaborate in the #holiday-creations discord channel to get help/feedback on your models, or maybe even find someone to work with!

  • Number of Polygons: < 50,000 Polygons
  • Format: GLTF, BLEND
  • Rules: Upland only publishes creator-owned material. Please do not submit any creative work that uses already-existing characters — Image characters or otherwise — as they will automatically be declined. No mature content. That means no nudity, drugs, violence, profanity, etc.

Download the Sample File

Click Here to Submit a Holiday Ornament

Players can start submitting Ornaments today, and entries will close on Friday, December 3rd, at 11:59 PM PT. If there are issues with your submission, the Upland team will reach out and give you an opportunity to fix any errors.

Holiday Video Experiences

Show us your creativity and take us on a Winter Holiday journey! Starting today, players can start submitting custom videos that Uplanders can enjoy as they explore the city. Each video can be placed on a property which will be represented by a button that allows for any passing explorer to stop by and check it out.

You’re free to create any kind of experience you like, whether it’s a light show, holiday animation, or whatever else you can imagine!

The Winter Holiday Tour

Every player that submits an experience will also have a shot at being selected to be a part of the Winter Holiday Tour. This is a truly unique tour, as it’s powered entirely by user-generated content! There’s no better chance to show off your artistic prowess, and only the best will be selected for this exclusive tour, so be sure to bring your A-game.

Video Specs

  • Size: 1080×1920 (ONLY Videos in Portrait Orientation will be Accepted)
  • Format: .MP4 (H.264 Format, No Compression)
  • Duration: 10 to 180 seconds
  • FPS: 30
  • Audio: Not required, but encouraged!
  • Rules: Upland only publishes creator-owned material. Please do not submit any creative work that uses already-existing characters — Image characters or otherwise — as they will automatically be declined. No mature content. That means no nudity, drugs, violence, profanity, etc.

Click to Here to Submit a Video Experience

Players can start submitting experiences today, and entries will close on Friday, December 3rd, at 11:59 PM PT. If there are issues with your submission, the Upland team will reach out and give you an opportunity to fix any errors.

This Holiday season in Upland will be a celebration for the ages, we can’t wait to see what our wonderful community creates!

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