Q: Where can I find a program to draw my designs?
A: Download.com has free and trial drawing programs in their Design
& Photo Category
Try one of their higher-rated programs. An alternate method is
to draw your designs by hand & scan them in.
Q: Does it have to be a
A: "Enchanted Paradise" is just the theme. You can
interpret it any way you like! ^_^
Q: Can I change the base pony's color?
A: Yes. However, it won't be eligible for the main Enchanted Paradise
Award. Your design will still be able to compete in the other
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: No. But if you're under 18, you must have your parent's
permission to enter. Make sure that they know if you are a winner,
you will need to provide your address (so I can send the prizes to you!).
Q: Can I tell others about the custom I created for the contest?
A: No, I'd prefer that you keep it a secret until after the voting. That
way, the voting is less likely to be affected by the creator's popularity.
Do NOT put your name on your picture! Do not "advertise"
your custom...this is NOT fair to the other participants. Likewise,
it's not okay to tell all of your relatives to vote for you.
Q: Can I submit a pegasus?
A: Only if you select Toola Roola as a base pony. If your design
wins the Enchanted Paradise Award, you can have a pegasus made from
Coconut Grove providing that she is available in stores. It's a
chance you take! ^_^
Q: Can I submit a unicorn?
A: Yes, but the pony won't be repainted. Keep this in mind when
you're creating your designs. It's nearly impossible to match the
horn to the base color if the pony isn't going to be repainted.
Q: Can I use a base pony that
is not listed? I can send you the pony.
A: No. Lots of reasons for this decision: unfairness to people who
cannot afford to send base ponies, differences in qualities of the ponies
(symbol bleeding & staining the plastic, plastic deformities, glue
Q: Can I submit a baby pony
design? I can send you the pony.
A: No. For the same reasons as above.
Q: Can I add additional
sculpted parts to the pony?
A: Yes, but the base pony will not be re-painted. It's probably best
to choose coordinating colors for "extra" parts. Likewise,
it is okay to submit a merry-go-round style pony.
Can I make a Twice-as-Fancy design?
A: Yes. You can place the symbols anywhere.
How complicated of a design can I submit?
A: Your imagination is the limit here. However, remember that you're
being judged on the quality, not the quantity of your
Q: Can I submit my pony
A: Short answer: no. The design must be original &
anonymous. If you use your pony persona, it's pretty obvious
who made it. ;) This can affect the outcome of the voting in the
People's Choice Award category.
Q: Can I use special types of
hair, like glow-in-the-dark and thermal color changing hair?
A: Yes, this is allowed.