We are excited to announce a new gallery in the GanzWorld Share Center.
What do we mean when we refer to the homepage? It’s the picture that appears on the homepage of webkinz.com, where you are invited to log in, like this one:
When we held our last homepage design contest for the Adventure Park homepage, we received so many great designs that we wished we could have used lots of them. Which gave us a great idea!
We are creating a new gallery in the Share Center where players can upload their ideas for a homepage design. If we select a design to feature on the Webkinz homepage, we will contact the designer at the email address associated with their GanzWorld account to request a high-resolution image of their design. The image may be featured on the Webkinz homepage for an indeterminate amount of time and will include a credit with the designer’s username. If a submission is used on our homepage, the designer will receive a special new trophy in Webkinz World – the Creative Design Certificate, a virtual item that you can hang in your pet’s room.
Please note: this is NOT a contest. This a new, ongoing open gallery where players can submit their designs at any time.
Here are some important things you need to remember…
- You can enter as many designs as you want!
- If you would like to enter a seasonal design, i.e. holidays or special events, make sure you submit your design well in advance. For example, Halloween designs should be submitted by the end of August at the latest. Christmas designs should be submitted by the end of October at the latest.
- The approximate dimensions of the image are 11” x 5.5” or 1400 x 800 pixels BUT the image must be saved at a smaller size for uploading to the gallery. If your image is selected you will be asked to supply a high quality scan of the original image at a larger size. In order to reproduce it at a high quality on our site: You MUST be able to provide us with a high quality scan of the original full size via email upon notification of winning. We cannot use the smaller sized upload version.
- Some content will be covered by ads and by the Webkinz logo and ‘Play’ button. While there must be some content in those areas – don’t leave it blank – just keep in mind that it may be covered so try not to put important content there. We have provided a template below but please note that this template is intended to be used only as a guide. Please do not draw your design directly on the template. We cannot use it if the areas marked ‘Don’t put important content here’ appear on the design.
- You can use any kind of art supplies that you want. Feel free to use markers, pencil crayons, crayons, or other art materials. While we will not accept images that have computer generated patterns or graphics copied and added to them, participants may use programs like Paint or Photoshop to color and draw freehand. We can’t accept submissions with company logos or sports team emblems. Please make sure you save your images as a jpg, gif, or png.
Here is the link to the Homepage Gallery on the Share Center.
Download the template here: