To ensure that it really only is a beachfront design contest, your designed area (that is, the area you'll be judged on), can only be as large as the equivalent of four square expansions on the game's map. Essentially, that's the exact same size as the beachfront area in the game, including the grassy area above the sand, so make sure to keep your design tight and orderly to have a chance for everything to be included. For this contest, each entry will be judged on a scale of 15 points, with five points being assigned to each of three categories: Originality, Theme, and Presentation.
The CityVille community team will pick the best of the best, and then it will be up to us to decide the final winners. First place walks away with 100 City Cash, worth around $13 US. Like I said, that prize may not be extraordinary, but free is free, am I right? Second and third places will be rewarded with 50 and 25 City Cash each, respectively.
To enter, make sure to head over to the game's official forums to find the rest of the rules, and instructions on how to post a screenshot to enter. Good luck!
Will you enter the CityVille beachfront contest? Have you already decorated your beachfront, or will you need to redecorate things in order to prepare first? What would you do with 100 free City Cash? Sound off in the comments.