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Type: DreamSnaps.png Recurring Event
Tool: Camera Icon.png Camera

Rewards: Moonstone.png Moonstones
DreamSnaps Outfit Reward.png DreamSnaps Outfit Reward (Outfit Challenges only)
DreamSnaps Decor Reward.png DreamSnaps Decor Reward (Decor Challenges only)
Unlock Quest: Menu Icon Quests.png Faith, Trust, and Pixel Dust Vanellope.png
Reset Time: Wednesdays 1 PM UTC

DreamSnaps is a multiplayer weekly photo challenge. Players compete against each other by taking a photo that meets specific requirements in the Valley and submitting them to be voted by the community. Players can earn prizes, including Moonstones, Clothing and Furniture, by submitting a photo, voting on favorite submissions, and scoring or placing in the weekly challenge. Every Wednesday at 1 PM UTC, a new challenge with different requirements begins and voting opens for submissions to the previous week's challenge.

An in-game guide is available with information and platform-specific controls in the Game Guide, under the DreamSnaps.png DreamSnaps icon, which can be found under the Settings tab. The tile will be disabled until after Menu Icon Quests.png Faith, Trust, and Pixel Dust.

Current Challenge Theme

Dates Title Image Description Mandatory Suggested
2023-09-20 - 2023-09-27 Dapper Delights
DreamSnaps Challenge Critter Love.png
[DECOR CHALLENGE] Show a little love for the Valley's animal companions with designs and styles inspired by your favorite critter.

The DreamSnaps Filter

For player convenience, a filter is provided at the top of the Wardrobe or Furniture Menu, depending on type of Weekly Challenge (Outfit vs. Decor). Selecting this filter will show only items in Inventory that meet one or more of the Weekly Challenge requirements. However, if you select Filters normally, you'll notice that no filters are selected -- this is because the DreamSnaps filter filters items differently. Typically when Traits filters are selected, both specified Traits must be satisfied in order for the item to display in the results, but the DreamSnaps filter will display items with one or more Traits. For example, if the Weekly Challenge Suggested Traits are Simple and Playful Furniture, enabling DreamSnaps filter will show Furniture items that are either Simple, or Playful, or both. Using the standard Filters to select Simple and Playful will only display items that are both Simple and Playful. This filter is only available in player Inventory; it is not available when purchasing items from Scrooge's Catalog.

Submitting a Photo

DreamSnaps Weekly Challenge requirements can be found under the Event menu, on an expandable section underneath the currently active Star Path.

After taking a photo using the Phone in Photo Mode, a Show DreamSnaps option will display in the lower left corner of the screen paired with the relevant console control. Players can use this option to check the photo against the weekly challenge requirements. It will not display until after a photo has been taken. If the photo satisfies the mandatory challenge requirements, the option to submit will be available. If the photo contains any Touch of Magic Clothing or Furniture items, even if they are not visible (for instance, a custom Basic Tank Top covered by a Coat) the submission will be rejected.

These steps can be repeated to submit a different photo during the week, which will replace the previously submitted photo. Only one photo will be submitted per week. The current Design Challenge Submission can be viewed by selecting Check Submission when on the Current Challenge page (control will display in the bottom right corner of the screen). While the photo submission itself can be viewed, the requirement fulfillment values will not; these values are ONLY visible immediately prior to submitting the photo. At the end of the week, at the designated reset time, the last photo submitted will be entered for voting.


To vote on other player submissions, on the Event tab, select the Vote Now button (control will display in the bottom right corner of the screen). 2 photos are presented, and the player can choose their favorite. Photos are presented without any usernames, QR codes, or otherwise identifying information. There is no way to specifically find a photo and vote for it - you can only vote for the photos that you are randomly presented. Moonstone icon.png 5 Moonstones are rewarded for voting on each pair of photos. These Moonstones are rewarded live and their Claimed status can be monitored on the Event tab. Players can earn up to Moonstone icon.png 50 Moonstones by voting on submissions during each week (10 photo sets). Players can continue to vote on additional photos, but will not earn beyond 50 Moonstones.


Rewards are sent via the in-game mailbox a week after the theme submission ends, when the voting week has completed. Exact mechanics are unknown, but the Submission Score seems to be based on adherence to the Mandatory and Suggested filters, in addition to factoring in Rank, and translates to the amount of Pixel Dust rewarded. The Rank is based on how many other players voted for your submission. The Reward Chest is likely based on participation.

Item Detection

Outfit Challenges

Clothing items that the player's Avatar is currently wearing are counted, even if the items or the Avatar itself are not captured in the image frame (e.g. a Selfie only showing the top half of an outfit, Shoes obscured by a Dress, etc.). For some item types, multiple can be applied at once (i.e. necklaces and scarves), so it may benefit the player to maximize the number of worn items. A Costume or Dress will override Tops, Skirts, and Shorts. Hairstyle color does not count towards color requirements. Clothing items on Mannequins are not counted towards requirements.

Decor Challenges

Unique furniture items in a certain angled range of "view" of the camera are counted, and this range of view can even extend into different Biomes. This is true even if different Image Formats are used (i.e. Square, Portrait, Landscape). Only one item of each type is counted - duplicate items do not count towards totals. Only the Mandatory requirement totals will display. Items do not necessarily need to be visible in order to be counted; if a smaller item is behind a larger item, it will still be included. It seems that the entirety of the item must be within the range in order to count towards the totals.



For each Challenge, Players earn Moonstones based on their rankings from other player votes. Players earn a minimum of Moonstone icon.png 300 by submitting a photo, and the top five designers can earn up to Moonstone icon.png 12,000. Players on all platforms except for PlayStation are ranked against one another. PlayStation players have a separate ranking pool, but use the same percentile-based thresholds for Moonstones rewards.

These are findings are approximate values based on community data collection.

Rank Percentile[1] Reward
Baseline Moonstone icon.png 300
Top 70% Moonstone icon.png 600
Top 55% Moonstone icon.png 900
Top 40% Moonstone icon.png 1,200
Top 20% Moonstone icon.png 1,500
Top 12.5% Moonstone icon.png 2,500
Top 7.5% Moonstone icon.png 4,000
5 Moonstone icon.png 5,500[2]
4 Moonstone icon.png 7,000
3 Moonstone icon.png 8,500
2 Moonstone icon.png 10,000
1 Moonstone icon.png 12,000
  1. Approximate values based on community data collection
  2. Official DreamSnaps Update Release Notes indicated 5500+ Moonstones.

Clothing or Furniture

Each challenge also rewards either a DreamSnaps Outfit Reward chest or a DreamSnaps Decor Reward chest (outfit challenges award the Outfit Reward and decor challenges award the Decor Reward). Each reward chest contains 3 random clothing (Outfit Reward) or furniture (Decor Reward).

Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust is rewarded based on the following formula:

Pixel Dust.png Pixel Dust = Ceiling(Score) + 100

Pixel Dust Rewards

Players earn Pixel Dust based on their submission score to advance the Pixel Dust reward track, and a chest containing three random pieces of clothing.

DreamSnaps will reward the following items when Pixel Dust levels are reached.

Lvl Image Name Type
Pixel Dust 2.png
DreamSnaps Loafers.png
DreamSnaps Loafers Clothing
Pixel Dust 3.png
DreamSnaps Paintbrush Motif.png
Design Motif Motif
Pixel Dust 4.png
DreamSnaps Pants.png
DreamSnaps Pants Clothing
Pixel Dust 5.png
Moonstone icon.png 2,000
Pixel Dust 6.png
Splatter Motif.png
Design Motif Motif
Pixel Dust 7.png
DreamSnaps Long Sleeve Shirt.png
DreamSnaps Long Sleeve Shirt Clothing
Pixel Dust 8.png
DreamSnaps Icon Motif.png
Design Motif Motif
Pixel Dust 9.png
Moonstone icon.png 4,000
Pixel Dust 10.png
DreamSnaps Trophy.png
DreamSnaps Trophy Furniture

Weekly Challenge Themes

Previous Weekly Challenge Themes and dates are shown in the table below.

Dates Title Image / Description Mandatory Suggested
2023-09-13 - 2023-09-20 Dapper Delights
DreamSnaps Challenge Dapper Delights.png

[OUTFIT CHALLENGE] Stroll through your Valley in elegant fashions inspired by the early 1900s -- the more theatrical, the better!

2023-09-06 - 2023-09-13 Dreamy Kitchen
DreamSnaps Challenge Dreamy Kitchen.png

[DECOR CHALLENGE] What's Cooking? Your best and most stylish kitchen designs.

2023-08-30 - 2023-09-06 Forget Me Not
DreamSnaps Challenge Forget Me Not.png

[OUTFIT CHALLENGE] Channel your dark side with outfits based on the Forgetting -- think Night Thorns and shadows...

2023-08-23 - 2023-08-30 Dreamers Unite
DreamSnaps Challenge Dreamers Unite.png

[DECOR CHALLENGE] It takes a village to make something great -- celebrate what makes your Valley unique with the DDV community in this DreamSnaps challenge!

2023-08-16 - 2023-08-23 Rainbows
DreamSnaps Challenge Rainbows.png

[OUTFIT CHALLENGE] Celebrate yourself and your community with your best and brightest rainbow-themed designs.

2023-08-09 - 2023-08-16 Fire and Water
DreamSnaps Challenge Fire and Water.png

[DECOR CHALLENGE] Things are getting elemental! Show off your best designs featuring both Fire and Water.

2023-08-02 - 2023-08-09 Earth and Air
DreamSnaps Challenge Earth and Air.png

[OUTFIT CHALLENGE] Explore your elemental side, with designs featuring Earth and Air.

2023-07-26 - 2023-08-02 Ocean Views
DreamSnaps Challenge Ocean Views.png

[DECOR CHALLENGE] It's time to celebrate all things sun and surf in this showcase of your best beach day designs.

2023-07-19 - 2023-07-26 The Dreamlight Ball
DreamSnaps Challenge The Dreamlight Ball.png

[OUTFIT CHALLENGE] Dress to impress and create regal designs as you throw your very own Dreamlight Ball.

(Menu Icon Quests.png Faith, Trust, and Pixel Dust Vanellope.png)
Start Your Engines!
DreamSnaps Challenge Start Your Engines.png

Cross the finish line by decorating in tribute to everyone's favorite racing princess, Vanellope von Schweetz! To begin, check the challenge requirements in the DreamSnaps tab in the events menu. Decorate an area in your Valley with furniture that uses the required challenge Tags. Snap a photo with your phone and submit it to DreamSnaps.

In-Game Messaging

When a Weekly Challenge ends, a message like the following is delivered to the Player's Mailbox:

Rewards for the "<<Weekly Theme Name>>" DreamSnaps challenge
Thank you for playing the "<<Weekly Theme Name>>" challenge and sharing your creativity with other Disney Dreamlight Valley players.
You scored XX.XX and ranked XXXX! You can claim XXX Moonstones and will receive XXX Pixel Dust. Pretty cool, huh?