Midsummer Pony's Dream
Aikarin.com custom design competition!
deadline: May 31st, 2004
Voting from June 9th - June 20th, 2004
About the Competition
Green: Hey Petal Blossom!
Petal Blossom: What is it Baby Green?
Baby Green: Haven't you noticed all the new G3 ponies are boring
shades of pink and purple?
Petal Blossom: Ahem!! Oh really?
Baby Green: Yeah! I got a great idea for a custom contest.
Why don't we have people design new, original G3s?
Petal Blossom: (smiles) Now, why didn't I think of that?
Baby Ember: Sounds like fun! And, as a prize, we can get Aikarin
to make a custom of the winning design!
Baby Bellaluna: You really think she'll do it? She rarely
accepts custom requests.
Hairless Baby Ember: I'm positive! I know how much she loves
well-designed custom ponies!
Baby Bellaluna: Oh, do you think I can
enter? I'm sure I can dream up something really nice...
News & Updates - June 1st, 2004
June 1st - The entry deadline has
officially passed! A special "thanks" to everyone who
entered. =) The voting will be delayed by about a week.
I just moved into a new place and it will take about week to set up
internet access. However, I'll try to post the entries before
then. Keep watching this space for updates!
News & Updates - June 9th, 2004
Hairless Baby Ember: Wow! 49 entries?! I almost can't believe
Petal Blossom: You'd BETTER believe it! Aikarin spent hours working on these pages, so be sure to spend a lot of time looking over
all of these awesome entries!
Hairless Baby Ember: Oh, don't forget, you can CLICK on the PICTURES for
close-ups of the ponies and their symbols.
Goody Gumdrop: Don't forget to cast your
vote! There's a link on the last page of the entries. No
cheating...only one vote per person! Voting ends on June 20th.
Hairless Baby Ember: Hey, gimme my hat back!
Petal Blossom: And remember...these designs belong to their respective creators.
Names will be added after the voting ends. Absolutely NO
"borrowing/stealing/copying" of ideas here. Thank you very
much for your
Click here for Page 1 of the Entries
News & Updates - June 21st, 2004
Rainbow Dash: Hmmm...we
can't find Petal Blossom anywhere. I wonder what
happened to her? Anyway, the show must go on!
Click the link below to see the WINNERS!
Click here for the winners
read the following carefully:
- Pony must be your own UNIQUE
design. No G3's based on G1's, etc.
- Design must be a NEW one, not shown or
- Pony's base must be from a readily
available 3rd Generation pony ($10 or less, please! I'm not
going to be customizing rares!)
- Entries can be hand-drawn and scanned or computer
drawn. I suggest including a detailed close-up of your symbol design.
Pony outlines can be found on Hasbro's site.
- Entries will be kept anonymous until
after judging...please do NOT put your signature on your
picture. Your name will be added after the judging.
- Please keep your designs "kid
friendly"...stuff that you can display at an elementary
school. I don't want a bunch of disgruntled parents e-mailing
- LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON!
- Entry Deadline is May 31st, 2004
- YOU remain the owner of your
design. All copyrights belong to you.
- Feel free to add accessories, props,
etc. I won't be judging these, but it may make your design more
appealing. You can even write a story for your pony if you feel
like it. =)
Click here to see a sample entry
Entry deadline has passed...you'll have to wait until next year! =(
of my friends and I will be judging the entries. We will be selecting
three winners. Judging is NOT based on your rendering,
but on your design. So, if you're not good at drawing or coloring,
you can still win as long as we think your idea is great! =)
"People's Choice", will be determined by voting on the site from
June 9th to June 20th. Now, I think a nicely rendered drawing would
Don't think you're a good designer or a good artist? C'mon, you don't have anything
to lose! We will also be giving away a few random prizes.
contest wouldn't be complete without prizes? ;) All prizes are
provided by Aikarin (me!). Yes, I'm paying for shipping too.
What a deal! In the rare event that the base body you want is no
longer available in stores, I will substitute the next best pony.
1st Place - Custom pony of your design made
Aikarin! Includes a custom printed box too =)
2nd Place - Randomly chosen custom bait pony, some custom hair, symbol
glitter, and a surprise.
3rd Place - Randomly chosen good to near-mint condition pony and a
People's Choice Award - A Mint In Box 3rd generation pony as the base for your
custom. I'll include some supplies I have on hand.
Random Prizes - custom bait ponies or a
special surprise gift.
Q: Can I enter a pink or
A: Yes. A lot of Hasbro's new ponies are pink or purple...you can
make yours pink or purple too =)
Q: Can I change the base color of the pony?
A: I'd prefer that you leave the base color the same. If I'm not too
busy in June, I may be able to repaint the pony's base color. If
not, I'll select a pony with a similar body color for the winning
custom. Example: You picked Starswirl as your base pony, but you
wanted yellow instead of white. I'd use either a Bumblesweet or
Butterscotch for your pony.
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: 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.
Q: Can I submit a pegasus or unicorn?
A: Yes. However, I'd prefer that you submit an Earth pony. A
pegasus or unicorn will require the addition of parts and this may require
a repaint. It's much harder to make a repainted pony look completely
Since I'll be very busy
until June, I'd appreciate it greatly if you could help me advertise the
Please use the banner below (or one of your own, if you wish)
and link to http://www.aikarin.com/mlp/customs/midsummerpony.html
Many thanks for your participation!
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