Since OGP is about to finish their Fashion Design Contest and now JLT are currently running their fashion Design, I thought I might like to compare how they provide the information and prizes.
Although in OGP forum there was a topic on how JLT had a lot more winner and better prizes compare to OGP, still I just want to write something since I haven't really written much due to busy with real life.
First of all let's see how OGP run the Design Contest.
Event Period-03/10~04/06 How to Participate We’re looking for players with a creative spark to design a new fashion outfit for LaTale. We want to see your ideas. Create a unique and original fashion set and maybe you too can get your fashion set introduced into LaTale. Already we’ve had the Wasashu, and Royal Bullet Set implemented under player designs. Please be aware that some discretion will be used when picking participants. If a piece of art looks like no effort had been put into it, you will not be eligible for a participation prize. All submissions must be colored. Participation Prize–Superior XP Potion Grand Prize– Any Functional Set of Choice Date of Prize award- 04/14~04/15
Short desription of what the contest are, only one winner get the grand prizes while the rest no matter how good they were will be equally reward with not so great design. Although the description do say the previous winner(?) fashion did implement, the prize does not say that 100% guarantee that it will implement. Grand Prize is any functional set? Pretty lame prize for something you put so much effort.
Now let's see JLT version.
You're design fashion might appear in the game?! One of the most attraction in this game is different kind of fashion As the theme of fashion, we will like to run a Design contest.
This contest getting even more popular than previously, and we are receiving many talent Fashion Item design.
Design that received grand prize will implement in the game. It is your turn to become the one.
Event Period: 3/20 Maintenance till 4/27 Maintenance
Format: Draw a Character of front and back wearing your design Fashion
Size: more than 800 Pixel by 600 Pixel less than 1600 Pixel by 1200 Pixel
Memory Size: less than 3mb
File Format: JPEG Format
How to Participate: Write down required detail on Contest Forum and submit your work.
Announcement: After 5/18 Maintenance
Character Design Template Download (Link of Zip file of Picture) You may use this template as reference.
Grand Prize (2 people): 1000LP (Latale Point), Latale Original Towel, Fashion Design Implement
Semi-Grand Prize (6 people): 500LP (Latale Point), Latale Original Towel
JLT gives more information, with detail on how to do them, even with template for you to use if you're not so good with drawing. They even specify the format so the outcome be all similar. All winner get LP which is like Astro, at least you can get what you want from the Fashion Shop, plus Original design towel.
I wonder why OGP doesn't try to improve it. All they do is repeat the same thing over and over. I hope they do change some format around to make the people more happy and worth doing it.