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Ditto’s Wizard101 Birthday Contest Winners!!!

Here they are – the winners of Ditto’s fun Wizard101 Birthday Contest!!   I had so many fun entries, I really loved them!  All the winners have been notified and I’m sharing some of my favorite entries!!   Thanks again to all who entered, I love the creativity and fun of all my followers, these contests are great!!

Contest Time – Happy Birthday Wizard101!!

So it’s birthday time again for the amazing and fun Wizard101!  And to celebrate, Ditto has a bunch of crowns to give away!  Contest time, yay!!!

So what is the contest?  Well, you can’t have a birthday without balloons, and Ditto LOVES balloons, so that’s the contest – take the below picture of balloons, color it however you like – your school colors, colored like your favorite spell (Meteor Strike!!)  or anything else you want.  Color it in and then email to me at dittocontest@gmail.com with the subject ‘Birthday Balloons’, between now and Midnight EST on September 26th – that’s a full two weeks, to give everyone plenty of time to get creative! Email me your picture and make sure you include your wizard name.  On September 27th I’ll choose winners using random draw, so everyone has a chance.

Color The Balloons

Color The Balloons

You can color them using a computer program like Paint or GIMP, or you can print them out, color them on paper, and then scan them back in or take a picture and email me that.

So that’s it – fun right?  Color some balloons and maybe win some crowns!  Have fun, be creative, and I really look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!!


Winners of Ditto’s Pirate101 Arrrgust contest – Keeping Cool!!

For a quick contest, I sure got a LOT of great, fun entries!!  I love so many of these fun and clever ideas for how your pirates keep cool in the summer heat!  Some of them definitely made Miss Narrator and I laugh!  There are lots of ways to keep cool in the Spiral – there are lots of waterfalls, for example – and some very creative ways of keeping cool too, things I never thought of.  The Water Guardians in Mooshu are certainly an interesting choice!!

Anyway – here are the randomly chosen winners – congratulations!!! (more…)

Contest Time!! Summer Fun in Arrrgust in Pirate101!! Blaughust #3

It’s summer in The Spiral and in the Skyways of Pirate 101 are celebrating the grand tradition of Arrrgust!  And what does that mean?  Well, it means CONTESTS!!  Lots of the fansites are going to be doing contests, and Ditto is one of them!!

First, what is Ditto giving away?  A SOLAR SABER mount!!!  How awesome is this thing?  Just look at it!

Awesome Solar Saber mount!!

Awesome Solar Saber mount!!

Certainly an awesome mount – very stylish!!  Look at those fangs!!  And of course, he’s fast!  Good kitty!!

And what do you need to do to win this awesome kitty cat?  Well, since it’s Arrrgust, and it’s HOT, I want to know what your pirates do to keep cool.  I know it can’t be splashing around at the beach, since there’s no water at the beaches of the Skyways, so what else do they do?  Giant Slip and Slide?  Spiral-Style air conditioning?  Be creative and funny and let me know how your pirates keep cool…

Send your entry in to dittopirate@gmail.com with the subject ‘Keep Cool’, and make sure you include your pirates name.  The contest runs from today to Sunday, August 9th at midnight EST, and winners will be chosen by random draw after that!

So that’s it – enter and have fun!  And don’t forget that lots of fansites are going to be having fun contests of their own, so check them all out!!

Good Luck and Have Fun!!

Contest Winners in Ditto’s Shark Week Contest!!

Here they are – the winners from Ditto’s amazing ‘Shark Week’ contest!  I asked all you wizards and pirates to look up some amazing facts about sharks, and wow did you deliver!!   My inbox was flooded with incredible shark facts, most of them I didn’t know!  Congratulations on doing such a great job!  Now, here are the randomly selected winners – all have been notified by email.  Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you all so much for participating – I hope you all learned something about these amazing sharks! (more…)

KingsIsle celebrates Shark Week!! Ditto’s Shark Week contest!

Once again it is that wonderful time of year, Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’!!  It really is a great tradition we look forward to every year – Sharks are amazing and fascinating creatures!  As part of this wonderful tradition, KingsIsle has been joining the Shark Week celebration with their own shark-related fun in Wizard101 and Pirate101, with shark mounts, shark pets, and great fun contests!

Well Ditto is holding one of these fun contests, yay!!   Between today and Sunday, July 12th (midnight EST), you can enter Ditto’s Shark Week contest to win a Swift Shark mount in Wizard101, a cute little Storm Tiger Shark pet in Pirate101, or the always useful Crowns!!

StormTiger Shark Pet in Pirate101!

StormTiger Shark Pet in Pirate101!

Swift Shark Mount in Wizard101!

Swift Shark Mount in Wizard101!

So how do you win these wonderful prizes?  Well, I was going to have people take a picture with a shark, but Miss Narrator didn’t think that was a smart idea, so instead of that, I want to hear some amazing shark facts!!  Email me at dittocontest@gmail.com with the subject ‘Shark Week’ and send me a fun and amazing shark fact, plus your wizard or pirate name.   At the end of the contest I will choose all winners by random draw and notify by email and post the winners here on my blog.  I’ll also post the list of shark facts too!

So where can you find cool shark facts?  There are a lot of great resources, like Discovery and Wikipedia, or you can use your favorite research tool.  I want the facts to be interesting and positive, to show how amazing sharks are.  I can’t wait to see what you find out!

Good luck, have fun, and find some great shark facts!!   See you in The Spiral!

We’re here to see the tapestries…

This is a castle isn’t it?  There ARE tapestries?….   Ah that wacky Lord Clarance MacDonald and his lovely assistant!   So why does Ditto pull out a lame Indiana Jones reference?  Because Ditto has an exclusive Teleport Tapestry to give away!  Ditto has some great Floating Island tapestries to give away – they take you right to the beach for some great questing or a lovely tropical vacation…

Floating Lands Teleport Tapestry

Dropoff Point

Dropoff Point

I’ve got quite a few of these to give away, so I’ll be doing several giveaways.  The first starts today – send me an email at dittocontest@gmail.com, with a subject ‘Tapestries’ and your wizard name – I’ll choose a few random winners every day this week (until Saturday, May 9th)  and post them here.  I’ll also be giving some away randomly on twitter soon, too, so make sure you follow me on Twitter to get in on that!

Winners (Final List):

Kiley Moonshade
Christina Lionrider
Eric Stormbringer
Sydney Thundersong
Duncan SoulLeaf
Justin Storm
Corwin Frog
Kevin Battlecaller
Quinn Ashward
Talon Spiritforge
Brandon Cloud
Daniel LionHeart
Destiny Wildheart
Liam OwlEyes
Blaze FireSmith
Kaitlyn Miststone
Arlen Sanddust
juan titancatcher
Hunter BlueRider
Matthew Shadowblade
Jason Goldriver
Fred Silverhunter
Vanessa Mythdust
Bray Moonshard
Carlos ThunderFlame
Chris FireHeart
Jack HawkFist
Michelle Goldenglade
Moira Blade
Luis shadowWalker
Alura RainbowWeaver
Ben Silverhunter
Suri Shadowblood
Cameron RedGem
Heather Dragon Rider
Nathan Lifestalker
Lucas Dragonslinger
brynn wildsong
Kayla Morgan
Dylan dragonrider