Talk:Competitions

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Yari

Hey, there's a winner from the Rahi Contest, and this Rahi (a.k.a. "Yari") is not presented in the wiki. Why? -- Surel-Nuva (Talk) 14:50, 21 December 2016 (CET)

I suppose it didn't rank high enough to appear in BIONICLE: Rahi Beasts, thus it was not canonized. The letter says that the builder's prize was all the Vahki sets, no mention of Yari being included in RB.
--OnionShark 17:39, 21 December 2016 (CET)
Does anyone have the magazine where the contest was first announced? Maybe it explains the prize tiers. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 19:25, 21 December 2016 (CET)
I uploaded the image a little while ago. Looks like first place is different than grand prize. If we can keep planetperson's blog entry up as a reference, then that's probably where it should stay.
Edit: To clarify, it's like the Phantom situation, but just never got a mention, and so isn't any form of canon. -- Dorek Talk External Image 22:02, 21 December 2016 (CET)

Other Competitions

By the way, what's the policy on including other BIONICLE competitions that were hosted by the magazine but may not have been intended for canonization. Someone pointed this one out recently, and I was curious if it was worth adding. --Gonel (talk) 17:35, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

That one's on there! It's the Super Stronghold Building Challenge, in 2006, it just doesn't have a picture because I was worried about the page getting too cluttered. Really any competition that was featured in the magazine is fair game, third party ones (like Scholastic) are probably okay but I might want to review them first. -- Dorek Talk External Image 00:20, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

2006 Bionicle Heroes Design a Mask Competition

Was looking for info about this here on BS01 and pretty much everywhere else but couldn't find anything. Luckily managed to dig deeper and found the following info. There was a European competition hosted from the 4th to 24th August 2006 where you could design your own mask based off the Piraka/Skakdi design, hosted on www.bioniclecomp.com. The winner of the mask was then added to the game as the second-to-last Gold Canister badge (not sure if there were regional differences here as the competition was Europe only..?), and they also received a real gold kanohi (apparently). Below are some resources/images I've gathered that refer to the competition (not all of them are probably worth putting on the page.. but nice to compile everything)

Anyway, may be worth adding this for future reference. It's relieving to know now that this isn't something I dreamt or made up! I'm sure others may be thinking the same :) (The preceding unsigned comment was made by Smokyzen)

This is awesome, thanks for doing that research! We've always known it exists but it'll be great to add this to the page. -- Dorek Talk 04:11, 24 January 2023 (UTC)
Glad to know it didn't go forgotten :) Do we know if the .swf file for the mask designer was ever backed up somewhere? BMP doesn't seem to have bioniclecomp.com archived, and archive.org only has a broken landing page. --Smokyzen (talk) 18:07, 24 January 2023 (UTC)
Hmm, I doubt it, but can check around. -- Dorek Talk 18:57, 24 January 2023 (UTC)
Looks like the mask designer was also available at bionicleheroes.com and was archived by BMP: https://biomediaproject.com/bmp/data/sites/bionicleheroes/bionicleheroes/goodies.swf. Clicking the star in the right hand column shows the winning design from before it was redrawn for the game. Jointdog (talk) 02:32, 27 January 2023 (UTC)