The CastleVille development team will choose the top ten, and then users will receive a survey to vote for their absolute favorite. The Winner, announced around February 5, will receive 200 Crowns (the game's premium currency), and will have their image posted on the game's fan page for all to see (and admire, of course). Two additional winners (that is, two more players of the top ten) will be picked at random to receive 40 Crowns, so there is no traditional "Second" or "Third" place here.
Unfortunately, many users have claimed that these sorts of contests are popularity contests among the entrants, rather than true tests of each entrant's entry, but perhaps CastleVille is still so new that any sort of mob mentality hasn't broken through yet. Either way, the contest is free to enter, and with that many Crowns at stake, I think it's worth taking a shot at it, don't you?
Will you enter the Chinese New Year Kingdom Contest in CastleVille, or did you already store all of your themed goodies and move on to something else? Sound off in the comments.