The Amazing August Aztecan Dorm and Fishing Contest [Closed]

The Amazing August Aztecan Dorm and Fishing Contest [Closed]

As the sun begins to set on Summer with young wizards getting ready to head back to Ravenwood, we’re excited to announce the Amazing August Aztecan Dorm and Fishing Contests. Whether you’re a housing aficionado or an amazing angler, you could win some awesome Aztecan themed prizes!

Decorators rejoice! Our Dorm contest will run for two weeks, from now until Monday, August 24th. Our Fishing contest will run for one week, from now until Monday, August 17th, for you fellow fisherman.

You may participate in both contests. However, you may only be eligible to win from one of the two. If you win a prize in the fishing contest, you will not win a prize in the dorm decorating contest, regardless of how exquisite your entry is.


“Jurassic Park meets Ravenwood” – Aztecan Dorm Contest

If you’ve been watching your Gobbler-Vision lately, you’ve probably gotten tired of watching reruns of Call of Khrulhu’s baking show. As you flip the channel on your remote, there is a movie from the spiral that is strangely similar to Jurrasic Park, which takes place in the world of Azteca. Channel your interior design senses and decorate your Ravenwood Dorm by creating a prehistoric atmosphere and encompassing the thematic behind the wonderful world of Azteca.

In order to keep things fair for everyone, you may not use any Aztecan Castle Blocks in your creation. You may however, use items from the Azteca Furniture Sets within the Crown Shop (22,500 Gold). The sky’s the limit! … Except the sky is currently falling in Azteca. Life finds a way.

Glitching is not required to win, although the Advanced Move tool can be very useful. You must stay within the dorm room space. Sinking items into walls is fine, however anything outside the walls cannot be seen via screenshot.

To Enter:

  1. Take one screenshot showing your housing UI along with your overhead name showing.
  2. Take one overall screenshot showcasing your dorm room without Photomancy.
  3. Take one-two screenshots showcasing your doom room with Photomancy.
  4. Write a paragraph explaining your design process and how you interpreted the theme.

Maximum 4 screenshots, no videos will be accepted. Send your 3-4 screenshots and explanation paragraph, in an email to contests@duelcircle.com. In the subject line, write “Aztecan Dorm contest”.

Emails must be sent by 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, August 24th to be entered! Winners will be emailed during the week of Tuesday, August 25th.

Example of housing UI screenshot with player name

Prizes will be awarded by creativity and presentation, with one prize awarded via automated random draw of valid entries:

  • 1st Place: $39 Aztecan Builder’s Bundle (with 5,000 Crowns) + Permanent Mammoth Mini Mount (+2% Outgoing Heal Boost)
  • 2nd Place: 10,000 Crowns + Permanent Mammoth Mini (+2% Outgoing Heal Boost) and Permanent Ankylosaurus Mount + 1 Random Aztecan Furniture Set
  • 3rd Place: 5,000 Crowns + Permanent Triceratops and Permanent Ankylosaurus Mount + 1 Random Aztecan Furniture Set
  • Random Draw Prize: 2,500 Crowns + Permanent Triceratops Mount + 1 Shaman’s Lore Pack

Aztecan Dorm Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Dorm entry. We are amazed by the creative talent from the community. Each entry was unique and different from one-another. Thus, we are pleased to announce our winners who went above and beyond.

1st Place Winner – Ellie Rose

“The Sky is Falling”

When interpreting the theme of this contest, the idea that came to mind led me to create an area inspired by a mixture of the Mesozoic era and ancient Aztec architecture. In this dorm, I envisioned a temple-pyramid safety base where people resided on for protection from the outside world. Any land unscathed by discovery belonged to the dinosaurs, which meant stepping foot into the unknown posed imminent danger for any Aztec who dared to venture.

Sometimes dinosaurs would break into the base, and when this happened, the Aztecs would run into the gated temple doors, which would be just big enough to run through, and at the same time, kept the dinosaurs out. While the Aztecs cleverly identified dinosaurs as their main threat, it was not until the day they turned to the commotion of the nearby mountain, that they felt a new profound danger.

To see each picture, click the arrows on the slideshow or select a radio button.

2nd Place Winner – Scarlet Flame

It was the Aztecs that first created red dye from small bugs called cochineal insects that live on prickly pear cacti. There is plenty of red in my Aztecan dorm design to symbolize that… and also to symbolize fire. You can’t help but think of fire when you think of the Aztecs. Fire represents many things… It’s a purifier, a destroyer and a symbol of life, energy and change. It represents illumination and enlightenment, destruction and renewal, spirituality and damnation. A small fire was permanently kept burning in the center of every Aztec home in honor of the Aztecan God, Xiuhtecuhtli.

The Aztecs loved symbols of their Gods, animals and common items around them. They centered their lives around their religion and many of the statues and carvings of Aztec Gods were depicted as ‘hideous monsters.’ I’ve used the carvings (Aztecan Gods) and shields on the walls to show this symbolism. I’ve also included lots of drums in my design. Drums played a big part in the music of the Aztecs. Drums would accompany other instruments or be used alone when leading warriors into battle.

To see each picture, click the arrows on the slideshow or select a radio button.

3rd Place Winner – Brand Brand

My main objective for this dorm build was to recreate an environment similar to the Saltmeadow Swamp but without the muddied water. The brick-walled pond was my starting point, and putting a translucent castle magic treasure card on it allowed me to use a floor tile of my choice. I then filled out the rest of the area with grassy mounds and scattered trees along the outside to open up a clearing of sorts around the main watering hole. Dinosaur montrology was added to bring life to the river and emphasize the Azteca/Prehistoric era theme. I really wanted to avoid creating a Jurassic Park or Zoo because it had recently won KingsIsles’ decorating contest and feared it would be redundant.

To see each picture, click the arrows on the slideshow or select a radio button.

Random Draw Prize Winner – Isabella Storm

Prize codes will be emailed in a reply to the sent entry, during the week of Tuesday, August 25th.


“Great Catch!” – Aztecan Fishing Contest

Here…..fishy…..fishy…..fishy! Get out your bait and tackle and head out to the warm Aztecan waters!

Catch any of the 11 Azteca specific fish. Since this week is Shark Week, if you are a non-member, you may catch the Warhammerhead Shark or any of the 7 Stubby Sharks in Wizard City. Please note, Shark Week ends on the night of Sunday, August 16th. If you are a non-member, make sure to catch your fish in-time. 

Say or use the menu chat phrase “Great catch!” in-game prior to casting your lure. We suggest fishing in a low populated realm to prevent your chat box from being filled with spam.

Example of fishing screenshot with the “Great catch!” phrase within chatbox

Send us a screenshot of your “Great Catch!” and your in-game name, to contests@duelcircle.com with the subject “Aztecan Fishing contest”, by 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, August 17th to be entered! Winners will be emailed during the week of Tuesday, August 18th.

Prizes will be awarded by automated random draw of valid entries:

  • 1st Place: $39 Aztecan Builder’s Bundle (with 5,000 Crowns) + Permanent Mammoth Mini Mount (+2% Outgoing Heal Boost) | Winner: Laura Anvilsong
  • 2nd Place: 10,000 Crowns + Permanent Mammoth Mini (+2% Outgoing Heal Boost) and Permanent Ankylosaurus Mount + 1 Random Aztecan Furniture Set | Winner: Alex
  • 3rd Place: 5,000 Crowns + Permanent Triceratops and Permanent Ankylosaurus Mount + 1 Random Aztecan Furniture Set | Winner: Vanessa Seacaster
  • 4th Place: 2,500 Crowns + Permanent Triceratops Mount + 1 Shaman’s Lore Pack | Winner: Robert Griffinthorn

As a reminder, If any redemption issues occur, send an email to community@wizard101.com with the problematic code and your KingsIsle account username ONLY. KingsIsle does not require you to provide your password to them. Codes are for the North American version of Wizard101.