It’s that time again where everyone in the Sims Social Universe holds their collective breath in anticipation of the announcement regarding who will be crowned the winner of the Home of The Month contest? All of the top ten designs selected are exceptional and represent the ‘best of the best’! The Sims Social Fansite team has had a very difficult time in deciding who should be the winner of this month’s illustrious competition and earn their place in glory as the coveted HOTM contest winner. The Fansite reaches over 285,000 Sims players from around the world making the HOTM competition the contest to win!
We have tabulated the results using our points system which affords points based on the readers and the Fansite team’s favourites. I think you will agree with us that the calibre of the entries has increased exponentially since the inception of the HOTM! So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce the top four home designs and the winner of this month’s HOTM contest.
A Fansite member favourite in 5th place is Jess D’s stunning modern domicile boasting skylights and a wrap-around deck and pool. Jess has proven --beyond a doubt --that one does not need Sim Cash items to create an exceptional property. We hope that Jess will invite the Fansite staff over for a dip in her perfectly executed pool!
In 4th place is Brenda DeVries the ‘Rosa De Mar’ beachfront resort. This design is exceptional in its elegance and refinement. Everything is well thought out, the colour pallet is soothing and inviting and the composition just screams quality.
In 3rd place is Kristy’s Boat Shaped house and we know that you will agree with us that her innovative and creative houseboat is simply brilliant! The colours Kristy uses 'pop' and shout, ‘look at me’ which is exactly what we did and we liked what we saw! The surrounding garden with “stacked” greenery and rocks is beautiful and artfully composed.
The prolific, talented and iconic Mikhail, known for his ‘Houses of Mikhail’ takes 2nd place. Mikhail is known for his signature style of home design. One doesn’t need to see his name on his creations to know that ‘this is a house of Mikhail’s’. His ‘Black and White’ house is no exception and we especially love it as it demonstrates that a top design is possible without using expert stacking and illusion techniques. Although Mikhail is an expert stacker and illusionist, this minimalist design proves that a great design is not predicated on ‘smoke and mirrors’. Mikhail is a true artist with an eye for colour, composition and flow.
The winner of this month’s contest is Indira’s Loft Garden. In addition to winning 250 Sim Cash, Indira takes home the most coveted prize in the Sims Social Universe – the crown for the Home of the Month contest!!! Over a quarter of a million loyal Fansite members will enjoy seeing Indira’s Loft Garden on the side bar and on the Fansite’s HOTM page. Indira’s design is absolutely stunning and although she uses the smaller property her design requires a great deal of skill and a creative eye. Small is beautiful! Artistically, the composition draws you into the design wherein one discovers all sorts of delightful details. The idea of having a water garden on a roof top is simply ingenious! This roof-top oasis won our hearts over and was also a fan favourite. Congratulations Indira!
You Could be Next ! Enter March’s HOTM Contest
Do you want a chance of being crowned the HOTM designer as well as winning 250 Sim Cash? We are accepting HOTM entries from now until March 31, 2013. The winner will be announced on April 10th. In addition to new designs we will be including all of the qualifying designs posted in the old forum for July and August's contest. That's right - this will be the BIGGEST contest in Sims Social history! To enter, simply register at our brand new and improved Sims Social Fansite Forum and post your design(s) to the HOTM March 2013 thread. You may also want to post your 1) Tile Art, 2) Inspirational Homes, 3) Plumbobs Around the World, 4) Fan Art or 5) start your own topic in the forum.
What you need to do to enter:
- Post a screen shot of your Sims Social Home on the new Sims Social Fansite Forum. (If you include a photoshopped entry you must also include the same design without being photoshopped. Entries must be original and created by the entrant and cannot be copies of someone else’s designs. It is wonderful to be ‘inspired’ by someone else’s work, put please enter your own creative designs in the HOTM contest).
- Post a link to your Face Book profile. (We need this to award your prize to you should you win. Please remember to include this as many past entries were disqualified because they failed to include this vital information).
- Post a screen shot of a post to your profile wall showing that you have “shared” one of our Fansite posts. NEW: Extra points will be awarded if you also share the HOTM Fansite post.
So what are you waiting for? Enter your designs for a chance to win and to be profiled in: