Contests, Member Gifts

Have a Holly Jolly Contest ๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽ

I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but you could get a gift of cheer!

For the first time ever, the Pop Creators are inviting players to design items for the annual Poptropica tradition of 12 Days of Member Gifts. It’s not your typical costume contest โ€” this month, you can come up with clubhouse decorations, pets, followers, and yes, costumes too.

The Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest welcomes all your winter holiday themed ideas, and 12 players will get theirs made in the game to be given as member gifts in December! But you don’t have to be a member to enter โ€” and if you’re lucky enough to win, you’ll even get your gift for free, regardless of your membership status.

All entries must be sent to Poptropica’s submissions page by Wed, November 16 at 8pm PST. For wintry whispers to waken your imagination, check out Pop’s list of holiday gifts from 2020, and more on the official contest post. Happy merrymaking! โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

Ho ho Home Island trees
Are changing colors, you can see
Pop Creators wait for you
Make winter magic for me

Holly Jolly Christmas …Grapple-Pap?

~๐Ÿ 

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Contests

The Devil Wears Poptropica: Hallowinners of the PHB’s 14th Costume Contest ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ’Ž

๐Ÿ˜ˆ Happy Halloween, Poptropicans! ๐ŸŽƒ

Hope you’re having a fang-tastic day! The time has come for us to announce the winners of this year’s Poptropica Help Blog Halloween Costume Contest, our 14th annual round.

Themed “The Devil Wears Poptropica,” this year we sought your spooky suits with a special twist: the costumes had to have something blue. ๐Ÿ’Ž And you delivered โ€” now here comes the petrifying parade!

๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Prize ๐Ÿฅ‰

1-month Poptropica membership

“Electric Beast” by HeartOfEnder

Check out this electrifying fit! HeartOfEnder dazzled us with this casual yet chilling combo, with a horned beanie and skeletal hoodie paired with powerful pieces of wings, a tail, and a lightning staff. And keeping with the theme, blue is a central color throughout the look. Striking!

๐Ÿฅˆ Second Prize ๐Ÿฅˆ

3-month Poptropica membership

“Boogie Bones” by Jean of Pop

Back from two previous victories in 2019 and 2021, Jean of Pop dances their way to the podium once again with this groovy getup from the underworld. While the pulsing cobalt afro definitely checks the box for blue, the rest of the outfit also weaves in some nice navy alongside some spooky skeletal white pieces. Snazzy!

๐Ÿฅ‡ First Prize ๐Ÿฅ‡

6-month Poptropica membership

“The Dokkaebi” by Magic Poptropican

What a beast! Magic Poptropican brings us chills with this dokkaebi ๋„๊นจ๋น„, a goblin-like creature from Korean mythology. Spikes abound from the horns on the head, down the back, and through the giant club it wields. Besides the peeks of blue, its bright red skin and piercing eyes also add to the scare โ€” a frightening fellow on par with Fairytale’s Rumpel.

Congrats to all the Hallowinners! In addition to the membership prizes, their outstanding outfits will be immortalized in our Lookbook. Enjoy!


๐Ÿ’Ž Honorable Mentions ๐Ÿ’Ž

We loved seeing all your devilishly delightful looks and just had to share more highlights. Plus, check out the PHB team’s costumes in the original contest post, and more entries in the comments there too! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค


๐ŸŽƒ Happy Halloween, Zomberries and cherries! ๐ŸŽƒ

โ€” ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ the Poptropica HORROR Blog ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ โ€”

Contests

The PHB’s 14th Halloween Costume Contest: The Devil Wears Poptropica ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ’™

The contest is now closed. Stay tuned for the winners reveal on Halloween!

Hello, Poptropicans! Spooky season is upon us, which means it’s time for our annual Halloween costume contest… but with a twist.

This year, “The Devil Wears Poptropica” โ€” our theme inspired by a clever Poptropica meme tweet thread, which is itself inspired by an iconic scene from the cult classic film The Devil Wears Prada โ€” not only calls for your freaky costumes. We’re adding one special request in honor of the game we love: they must include something blue. ๐Ÿ’Ž


โ˜‘๏ธ Rules โ˜‘๏ธ

  1. ๐Ÿ’™ Create your costumes on Poptropica! You may create as many as you like for the competition. To qualify, it needs to contain the color blue โ€” as much or as little as you like.
  2. ๐Ÿ“ธ Take a screenshot. For backdrop, we recommend either the character customization screen or the Customizer window on PoptropiCon. Here’s how you can take a screenshot. Please crop it to focus on your costume.
  3. โฌ†๏ธ Upload your pic to the internet. You’ll need a web link for your pic to share it with us, which you can get by posting it to sites like Imgur, Discord, or Instagram. Then, comment on this post with the link.

๐Ÿ—บ Tips for Creating Your Costume ๐Ÿ—บ

๐ŸŒŸ Prizes ๐ŸŒŸ

  • ๐Ÿ—“ Deadline: The contest closes on Saturday, October 29.
  • ๐ŸŽƒ On Halloween (October 31), weโ€™ll post our favorite costumes on the front page of the PHB for all to enjoy.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First place will win a 6-month Poptropica membership.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second place will win a 3-month Poptropica membership.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third place will win a 1-month Poptropica membership.
  • ๐Ÿ’Ž Winning costumes will be immortalized in our Look Book, but weโ€™ll also have honorable mentions for just the post, not page.

Best of luck! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


And then I think it was Apple, wasnโ€™t it, who rolled out the cerulean iMessage? I think we need a refresh here. And then the blue hues quickly showed up in the logos of eight different internet brands.

And then it filtered down through the internet, and then trickled on down into some tragic brand generator. Where you, no doubt, fished it out of some premade color palette. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs.

Poptropica on Twitter
The movie scene that inspired the meme

~the PHB ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ’Ž

Contests, Poppies

๐Ÿ† Poppies 2022: Let the Nominations Begin

It’s that glamorous time of year… the Poppies are here! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜

The Poppies are our annual Poptropica fan awards, hosted here on the Poptropica Help Blog for all to enjoy. It’s our eighth year celebrating, and we’re once again welcoming you to tell us where to shine the spotlight.

The festivities will lead up to a community-wide vote, culminating into a grand party where the award winners will be announced and the PHB celebrates its 14th birthday later this month. ๐ŸŽ‰ More on that soon!

To kick things off, the nomination round is open for one week from now until Wednesday, July 13. In the comments of this post, name up to three choices per category listed below! โœ…


Poptropica Awards

๐Ÿ”๏ธ Best Side Quest: Side quests are becoming a prominent new method of storytelling in Poptropica. While some serve to continue preexisting islands (Rumpel’s Challenge, Blitz on the Fritz), others (the Baron’s Crusade, Hoptropica, etc) stand on their own. Which ones do it best?

๐Ÿ๏ธ Best Dream Island Winner: Last Poppies, we nominated our favorites from the countless fan island submissions; this year, we’ll review those lucky three that were brought to life in-game! Dream Island contest winners include: Fairytale, Goofball, and Jade Scarab. (Due to the limited options, all three are automatically nominated.)

๐Ÿ˜€ Best Returning AS3 Island: While many beloved classic islands are still missing from the map, plenty of AS3 islands that originally went down with Flash have been ported over to Haxe and/or Steam. Which AS3 island’s reappearance delighted you the most?

๐Ÿ˜ข Most Missed AS2 Island: While it’s great to see good old AS3 islands brought back to lifeโ€”alongside entirely new islandsโ€”we still mourn the loss of the ancient AS2 Flash islands, who unfortunately haven’t yet been resurrected. Which lost island do you grieve for the most?

๐Ÿง Most Captivating Current Character: From Cinder and Rumpel to Scheherazade and the Baron, Poptropica’s packed with cool, classy, captivating characters. Out of those currently existing in-game, which characters strike your fancy?

๐Ÿคด Most Legendary Lost Character: On the flip side, many iconic Poptropican characters are now lost to the sands of time, including classics like Mordred, the Elf Queen, and El Mustachio Grande. Which ones are gone from the game, but not forgotten?

๐Ÿ™„ Most Ironic Name: When it comes to generating a Poptropican name, some are beautiful, some not so much… and some are so well-matched, it’s hilarious. Can you find a combo so strangely perfect it makes you snort at your screen? See our name guide for inspiration!

๐Ÿช„ Most Magical Name: On the other hand, some Poptropican names are simply breathtaking. Can you come up with a gorgeous pairing fit for a king? Again, check out our name guide for some ideas.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Coolest Wallpaper: Poptropica’s given us many lovely wallpapers with which to adorn our phones, tablets, and computers. Which splendid art pieces would you love to see on your screen? See them here and in the extras sections of our various Island Guides!

โ˜น๏ธ Most Pointless Update: This past year saw plenty of changes to Pop, some welcome and some, well, not. Out of all the twists and turns our beloved game has taken lately, which updates were most disappointing?

๐Ÿ’ฌ Best Comic: Over the years, Poptropica’s penned a wide variety of awesome comics, from the graphic novel series starting with Mystery of the Map to island prequels like Pandemic Panic or Zomberry: Day Zero. Which strip entertained you the most? Browse the comics here ยป

๐Ÿ‘— Best Costume Contest Winner: You might be familiar with Poptropica’s monthly costume contests, and the fabulous fan-made ‘fits they’ve brought to the game. From “Spa Day” to “Love Potion Demon,” which ones caught your eye at the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities?

๐Ÿ’ƒ POPPIES PARADE! ๐Ÿ•บ

Can you recognize the PHB team’s blue carpet glamour in MaryannTheConqueror’s illustration above? More in our Look Book!

Community Awards

๐Ÿคณ Funniest TikTok: Fans post Poptropica content on various social media platforms, but TikTok is especially known for its short and sweet video clips. Whether it’s cosplay, a skit, or a wacky new dance, which Pop-related shorts got your attention? Browse Pop TikTok here ยป

๐Ÿ˜‚ Funniest Tweet: Ah, Twitter. While it may not be everyone’s favorite platform, it’s given us a great deal of funny Poptropica quotes, comments, and memes. Which Pop-related tweets did you enjoy?

๐ŸŽจ Best Community Creations Theme: Community Creations is a monthly series here at the PHB showcasing the Poptropica fandom’s artistic talent. In your opinion, which theme this past year was the coolest? Any theme after July 2021 is eligible.

๐Ÿคฉ Most Fun Contest: Both the PHB and the official Pop Creators’ Blog host a variety of interactive contests and challenges, involving players both on and off the game. Which did you enjoy? Check some of them out here and here. Any challenge starting after July 22, 2021 qualifies.

โœจ Most Aesthetic Pinterest Board: Pinterest is an excellent place to create mood boards, and Poptropica’s not been left out of the fun. Fans have created some aesthetic image galleries that perfectly capture the essence of Poptropica’s islands. Here are a few โ€” which do you like?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Best Pop-over Special: When fans mix Poptropica with other pieces of media, we call that crossover a Pop-over! Whether inspired by books, TV shows, or movies, we’ve featured many. Which do you wish were real?

โœ๏ธ Best Official Guest Blog Post: Early last year, Poptropica started inviting players to post on their official blog โ€” and those guest writers delivered! We’ve since been welcomed with a diversity of fan-written posts on the Creators’ Blog. Which guest post was the best read? Anything posted after July 22, 2021 is eligible.

๐Ÿ“น Best Fan Video: Whether it’s a walkthrough, tag, quiz, or even a Pop-themed baking tutorial, Pop content creators have given us a lot to enjoy. Tell us which amazing Pop vid deserves the top prize! Remember to include a link. Anything posted after July 22, 2021 is eligible.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Best Fan Art: The Pop fandom is an incredibly creative place when it comes to art. Which beautiful masterpiece deserves the top prize? Check our Community Creations, DeviantArt group, and Pop’s Fan Art Features to select your faves! Anything posted after July 22, 2021 is eligible.


Remember, the nomination round begins NOW in the comments! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Please limit your picks to a max of three per category. You don’t have to nominate for every category, although it is encouraged.

The voting round will begin Thursday, July 14, and the poll options will be made up of the most popular nominations. Check back then to cast your votes, but in the meantime…

โœ๏ธ Nominate in the comments below! โœ๏ธ

p.s. Keep popping in to participate in Poppies events throughout this month of July! We’re just getting started. ๐ŸŽ‰

Contests, Jade Scarab Island, Monthly Costume Contests, Steam Bundle

Arbiters of Fate & Artifacts to Create ๐Ÿชฒ

Poptropica’s pressing on, and we’re guessing on with clues for the upcoming Steam islands. (Keep up with past hints here:ย 1,ย 2,ย 3,ย 4,ย 5,ย 6, 7.)ย 

The eighth hint appears to be the most enigmatic one yet: โ€œRestore the puzzle to its natural state or face the consequences of a dire fate.โ€

This latest riddle is surprisingly vague after a week of fairly guessable clues, but let’s give it a try. While this could apply to lots of islands, the Pop Creators suggest focusing on the hint’s last words: “dire fate.” โš ๏ธ

If we’re following the AS3 islands theory, outside of islands guessed from previous hints, there are still quite a few candidates. Perhaps it’s Virus Hunter, where you must restore Patient Zero to homeostasis before a virus spreads; or Monster Carnival, where you have to save the town from Ringmaster Raven’s hypnotic spell. Or could it even be Mocktropica โ€” a dire fate not for human life, but a computer game?

Still others have speculated Time Tangled (fixing the timeline of history), which fits the clue well, but already exists in-game. It wouldn’t exactly be a “returning” island if it came to Steam, but it’s an AS3/SUI.

However, the vague clue leaves options open for older AS2 islands as well. Among the best of Pop classics, we might consider Zomberry, where we have to find the source of the zombie outbreak or risk succumbing to it; Super Villain, where we enter villains’ dreams and extract the source of their evil; Twisted Thicket, where we risk the destruction of a forest; Steamworks, where we crack puzzles that lead us to restoring humanity; Spy, where we rescue spies and prevent hair loss… and so many more! With so many possibilities, who knows? ๐Ÿค”


While we wait for islands both old and new, the Pop Creators are hosting a new challenge based on the upcoming Dream Island winner: the Secret of the Jade Scarab Fan Challenge! ๐Ÿชฒ

All are invited to design an Egyptian artifact, which can be completely original or a redesign of a preexisting one. Submit your entries to Poptropica by Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. PST for a chance to win big credit rewards. See the official blog for details ยป


At the same time, the monthly costume contest has kicked off. Design an outfit for a chance to get it in the game! April’s contest runs until Monday, April 25 at 8 p.m. PST. More details on the official blog ยป


Rounding off this post are the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories, including doodles of the many different emotional sides of the Black Widow from the PHB’s MaryannTheConqueror. Enjoy!

That wraps up this big bunch of small stories! Thanks for popping by!

~๐Ÿ