Competition – The Spirit of Wintersday


Ho ho ho, and a very merry Wintersday to all!

The bells of Wintersday are chiming, and orphans all over Divinity’s Reach are looking forward to receiving gifts from Toymaster Tixx and generous heroes… even if these gifts contain ugly wool clothing! As for us heroes, we have a wealth of activities to enjoy, from trying out our musical talents in the Bell Choir, to “friendly” games of Snowball Mayhem, to the icy Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle, to gleeful smashing in Toypocalypse.

We want YOU to celebrate Wintersday with us!
Quaggan misses Wintersday, foooOOOoo!

Wintersday arrives in Guild Wars 2 on Tuesday 13th December, and so to celebrate this, we at Dragon Season are hosting not one, but TWO competitions for you to participate in this holiday season. The theme of these competitions is “The Spirit of Wintersday“.

For the first competition, we would like you to comment below with a post about what The Spirit of Wintersday means to you. This could be a short story, a tale from your character’s perspective, a poem, or a carol, for instance. Why is Wintersday special to you? What do you enjoy about the festivities? What do you like to do during the holidays? As long as you stick to the theme of The Spirit of Wintersday, anything goes!

Confirmed: large norn love Wintersday

The second competition is a screenshot competition. We want to see your characters in their most festive attire! Action shots, scenery shots, pensive shots, drinking shots (please drink responsibly!), group shots, guild shots, dynamic shots… we want to see them all! Again, just make sure to stick to the theme of The Spirit of Wintersday, and let your creative side run wild!

Some tips for taking screenshots:

  •  Dec 8 MiniYou can hide the UI by pressing Ctrl-Shift-H, to get a cleaner image.
  • Make sure to have your character visible somewhere in the shot – we want to see them looking merry!
  • Once you’ve taken a screenshot you like, upload the image to an image-sharing site (like Imgur, for instance), then copy the direct link of the image provided and paste it in your comment below this post.

Dec 7 EleTwo competitions, two chances to win. But what about the prizes, I hear you cry?! Well good gracious me, you are all in for a treat! Toymaster Tixx has been hard at work, and with the generous support of ArenaNet, has sent us SIX Guild Wars 2 T-shirts (shown below, sizes S, S, M, L, XL, and XXL) to give away, as well as multiple codes for in-game items – Festive Hats, Mini Angry Wintersday Gifts, and a Snowflake Glider!

GW2 T-Shirts
Glorious Guild Wars 2 T-Shirts!

A few notes on the competitions:

  • Both competitions will run for two weeks, until the 24th of December, midnight UK time.
  • You can give an answer to both competitions in one post.
  • Alongside your answer, please let us know if you would prefer a T-shirt (which one and which size) or an item code.
  • We will be selecting winners randomly for each competition.
  • My personal favourite entry will win a code for the Snowflake Glider, and my next three favourites will each win a code for a mini Angry Wintersday Gift.
  • Both competitions are open to everyone, however…
  • Due to shipping costs, the physical rewards (T-shirts) are only available to those living within the EU. Sorry NA! The item codes are available to everyone.
  • Dec 8 Festive_HatYou can only win one prize, though my top four entries will win the bonus prizes listed above. There are 6 t-shirts and 5 Festive Hat item codes to win (and now, 5 copies of Talisman: Digital Edition), so everyone who enters has a good chance of winning!
  • Keep it clean. Any post I deem offensive will either be edited or removed.
  • Remember: stick to the theme of The Spirit of Wintersday!
  • If you have any questions, you can either post them below, or ask me on Twitter @TyrianTweets and @DragonSeasonCom, or email me: tyriantweets at gmail dot com

Good luck, have fun, and I hope everyone has a wondrous Wintersday!

But wait, there’s more! Whilst rummaging through the corners of my gift vault, I have discovered FIVE copies of Talisman: Digital Edition on Steam to give away (available to everyone!). Also, everyone who enters our competition is guaranteed a GW2 in-game mystery prize from me. Ugly wool clothing? Wintersday Gifts? Ectoplasm? Something more?! Who knows! Remember to say in your post which item (T-shirt / Festive Hat / Talisman: DE) you’d prefer to win.

36 thoughts on “Competition – The Spirit of Wintersday

  1. I’ve *finally* got round to sorting out this competition! Apologies to all for the delay, but here, at last, are the winners!

    The winners of the T-shirts are:
    XXL: Emma and her great retelling of a classic tale.
    XL: Reigi and his cool screenshot.
    L: Luca with his Wintersday vibes.
    M: Ruxsty with their fantastic poem.
    S black: Lishoria with a little bit of Wintersday dab.
    S grey: Eevy who is simply far too excited to be standing next to a snowman.

    For the Festive Hats, the winners are:
    and Aglaos

    Choosing my favourite entries was incredibly tough, as there were so many excellent ones. In the end, I put my favourite entries into a pot, and randomly drew out the winners.

    For the mini Angry Wintersday Gifts, we have:
    Arielle, with a sublime depiction of Elsa.
    Migg, because his screenshot of kicking a snowman made me lol.
    Skraps, because his screenshot perfectly summed up having a great time with friends.

    Finally, the Snowflake Glider! This goes to:
    KamiJoestar, for their brilliant story that really drew me into the world and the life of these characters, and made me want to discover more about them.

    I’d like to once again thank everyone for entering, and sorry that it’s taken me so long to sort this out! I have emailed all the winners, so if you could check and reply to me, I’ll get things sent out to you.

    For those that didn’t win, send me an email ( with your in game name or account number, and I’ll send you a little something in game.

    Congratulations to all, and I hope you enjoy your delayed Wintersday gifts!

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