2010 SL Oscar Fashion Contest (Updated)

The scramble is on!

The 2010 Award Season is officially upon us with the handout of the Golden Globes last night, and it’s time to ask again:  if you were invited to the Academy Awards this year, what would you walk the red carpet in?  If you want to change clothes before going in to the Governors’ Ball, what would you wear then?

Last year, I threw it open to everyone to let me know what would be their favorite gown for such a circumstance.  This year, I’ll make it a little more interesting — I’m going to offer a prize! L$1,500 will go to the winner with the best gown.

How to do it is very simple.  Put together your favorite Oscar ensemble, and then post pictures of it to the Second Life Oscar Fashion group on Flickr, or the same group on Koinup.  Or, if you need or prefer, put a link to the photo from your blog or another photo service into a comment under this article.  (Multiple entry venues of the same photo will not improve your chances [grin].)  No entry fee is charged.  I would strongly encourage you to add designer information, but this is no longer required.

Please, no vendor shots! Any submitted will be disregarded.

“Nominations” will be accepted through 12:01 a.m.  SLT on March 7, 2010.  (The Oscars will be handed out this year on March 7.)  I’ll go over the photos, and announce a winner on March 9 (my next guaranteed day off from RL work).  I’ll also put up a short list of five “official” nominees within a day or two of March 1 (probably on the 2nd or 3rd, depending on schedules), and post a poll on this blog for a pulse-taking of public opinion; this will not affect the final outcome, as I will not look at the poll until I choose and announce the winners.

  • 1st Place — L$1,500
  • 2nd Place — L$1,000
  • 3rd Place — L$500
  • All places, and any honorable mentions — a mention in the announcement article, and a republishing of the photo.

In case of a tie, the prize will be split.  Judging will be based on the appropriateness of the entry, the merit of the couture and the artistry of the picture.

By entering, you agree to allow me the right to republish your photo in a future article.  This will be the only use of the photograph beyond your own publication.  I hope I’ll have plenty of honorable mentions as well as winners, though such a thing will make my judging that much harder (grin).

If you dream of sometime rubbing shoulders with Renée, John, Kiera and Keanu, this is your chance to show you’ve got the chops to earn yourself a free “loaner” gown from Versace or Dior.  Posting limit in the group is 3/day, but you can enter as often as you wish.  Let’s see what you’ve got for the red carpet!

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