For the first our speculation contests, we'd like for you all to guess what real world region or regions the Black & White versions will be modelled after.
In making your guess, we'd like for you to outline on a map the exact boundaries of the area you think will be featured. We've provided an image that we use on Bulbapedia to show the regions of the games to date, however don't feel limited to this. After all, there's no guarantee that the new games will still be situated in an analogue of Japan. ;)
Please note that you must display your guess of the region or regions as some kind of visual image. If you only give a name for the real world area, your guess will not count.
Since it's likely that many answers will be quite similar, the criteria for victory here is your accuracy. You want to not only get your boundaries right in terms of including the whole area, but you also want to make sure you don't include too much area that doesn't actually end up in the games as well.
You only need to identify the new region or regions in the game, not all the regions that may be in the game. In the event of a close tiebreak however, we'll also be looking at whoever was most accurate in predicting what old regions would or wouldn't be appearing.
Remember also, while you can discuss things and make as many guesses as you like, only your final guess counts. So if you're the 10th person to suggest the same thing, but the first 9 people changed their minds, and you didn't, then if that ended up being the right answer, you'd win.
This thread will be closed in a weeks time for our 2nd speculation contest. In the event that the information is leaked or announced before the end of that period, the thread will be closed immediately, and the closest guess before that will win. Otherwise, the winner will be decided when we actually find out what will be in the games.