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Beauty Contest Help and FAQ

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How do I enter?
You need to send us a picture of your pet looking its most handsome or pretty along with a brief speech from your pet. Just click on
Enter your Pet from the main Beauty Contest page


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Where do I get the pictures from?
You can use any of the pictures from Neopets as a basis for your pet pictures, or you can create it all from scratch. If you want to use an image from the site just save it onto your computer and open it out in any paint program. Once it is open draw on the clothes, make up, hair, etc. that you want your pet to wear and then save it.
If you are using a PC you can right click on any picture you see on the site to get choices for saving to your computer.
If you are using a Mac, click and hold the mouse down over any picture for choices.
You can find pictures of your pets on the
Quick Reference Sheet in Pet Central.

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Do I have a paint program on my computer?
Most computers come with a paint program as standard. If you have a windows computer press "Start", "Program Files", "Accessories" then "Paint". A simple paint program should load up now. If you do not have Paint then you can always try downloading some free trial software like Paint Shop Pro from
http://www.jasc.com.

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What size should it be?
The best size is around 150 by 150 pixels (this is the same as most of the pictures on the site). Most paint programs have the option to resize your working area. Try looking under the "View" or "Image" tabs on the toolbar. If you can't find it there then try searching the programs Help file for the word RESIZE. To make it easier for people to browse the pets, please make sure that the images you create are less than 17 kilobytes. Thank you.


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What shall I save it as?
The Neopian Beauty Contest currently works with .JPG and .GIF images. To save your file as a .gif or .jpg click on "File", "Save As" once you have finished your drawing. Type in the file name of your picture. For example if your pet was called Fred and your username is Bobby you may choose the file name fredbybobby.gif Select *.JPG or *.GIF from the drop down menu and then press "OK". Again, if you have problems doing this try searching for JPG or GIF in the paint programs Help file.
We currently do not accept .bmp, .png, or any type of files except .gif and .jpg images.

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How do I enter my pet?
Simply go to the
Beauty Contest Page and select Enter Your Pets. Under the pet you want to enter, click on browse and find the image you created. Enter a speech for the judges below, and click on Enter. It's that easy. Remember to Vote for your favourite pets as well.

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Why hasn't my pet shown up?
We go over all submissions by hand to ensure that they are appropriate and that everything is ok. We have our staff working to get all pets verified as fast as humanly possible.

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What about people who enter images directly from the site?
We will not be accepting images that are taken directly from the site and not changed. The purpose of the contest is for everyone to enjoy how you see your pets and give you a chance to dress and/or adorn them.

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What prizes are offered to the winners?
The list of prize, which will be awarded weekly, is on the main
Beauty Contest page

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How often are contests going to be run?
The current contest will close, prizes awarded and a new contest will begin every Friday at 4:15 PM.

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Why didn't my pet's whole speech show up?
To keep the pet displays looking nice we have restricted the size of the speech you can enter to 250 letters. If your pet's description was cut off, feel free to rewrite your speech and resubmit to change it.

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I can't get my pet into .jpg or .gif format. Can you help me ?
Unfortunately, due to the number of people entering the contest we can't offer individual help with making or saving your images. Please consult the help pages in your graphics program or try downloading some free trial software like Paint Shop Pro from
http://www.jasc.com.

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How often can I vote?
Everyone is allowed 1 vote per contest for each of our 46 species. Make sure to take the time to look over all the contestants before making up your mind.

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What about the old beauty contest ?
The results of the previous beauty contests can be seen
Here

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