Rthro Design Contests, also known as Avatar Design Contests, are contests in which users are encouraged to create original drawings that feature the use of the Rthro scaling options. The winners of each contest are rewarded with $500 and their submission is published into the avatar shop for users to purchase and wear. The first contest started on December 12, 2018, and ended on January 2, 2019. The second contest started on July 12, 2019, and ended on August 2, 2019. The third contest started on March 31, 2020 and ended on April 14, 2020. The fourth contest started on January 29, 2021 and ended on February 19, 2021.
On May 14, 2020, the winners for the third contest were announced. On June 17, 2020, another winner was edited into the announcement blog post.
As of March 22, 2021, the winners for the fourth contest are yet to be announced.
These contests are hosted on Twitter and required players to send their submissions as a reply to their official contest tweets.
In order for users to participate in a contest, they have to either use paper, a 2D drawing program or a 3D modeling program to make a sketch of an Rthro model that they would like to see in the catalog. They then have to reply to the official contest tweet with their submission. Users are not allowed to steal online pictures or send in someone else's drawing(s). They are also not allowed to send in copyrighted images, as they would be disqualified. Meme and joke submissions were also disregarded.
Rthro designs are judged and evaluated based on three criteria:
It should display a style unique to Roblox.
It should display the fun personality of Roblox.
A design should be something no one has seen before.
- Fourth contest announcement: https://blog.roblox.com/2021/01/winter-2021-avatar-design-contest/
- First contest announcement: https://blog.roblox.com/2018/12/rthro-design-contest/
- Second contest announcement: https://blog.roblox.com/2019/07/rthro-design-contest-back/
- Third contest announcement: https://blog.roblox.com/2020/03/spring-2020-avatar-design-contest/
- First contest winners: https://blog.roblox.com/2019/02/rthro-design-contest-winners/
- Second contest winners: https://blog.roblox.com/2019/08/summer-2019-rthro-design-contest-winners/
- Third contest winners: https://blog.roblox.com/2020/05/spring-2020-avatar-design-contest-winners/