True Path: Valentine's Day 2019 Writing Competition Feb 13, 2019 17:02:15 GMT -4 Jisatsu Keiko, Dessen, and 1 more like this
Post by Kelolon on Feb 13, 2019 17:02:15 GMT -4
It's Valentine's Day!
Je t'aime! Ich liebe dich!
Ik hou van jou! Minä rakastan sinua!
Ti amo! Te quiero!
Dw i'n dy garu di! Ta me i ngra leat!
Ai shiteru yo! Wo ai ni!
I love you!
Every year, in various ways, humanity celebrates in feverish colours the beautiful traditions of their Valentine's Day. Decorations, sweets, fireworks, noodles. Each culture is unique and wonderful in the ways they show their devotion for those they love. So, of course, True Path has brought to you our own tradition! I (Great Plant King Kelolon) think it's fair to say the vast majority of people here are at least slightly interested in the practice of using writing as a way to convoke emotion and thought in others; we use crafted words and interact with worlds that, in their own way, exist in our hearts.
Valentine's is celebrated on many different days in many different ways; the Japanese make chocolate for their loved one and expect gifts in return on White Day; the Danes give Snowdrops and Lover's Cards and enjoy the odd tradition of gaekkebrev and single people in Korea eat noodles dyed black! Happy days!!
Here at TP we celebrate another way. By shoving a competition into your laps and telling you "I-It's not like we want to read your amazing writing, b-baka!"
In line with this philosophy, we'd like to present to you the first official True Path Writing Competition!
It will be a simple affair, though you may argue that no such thing exists.
Now, without further ado, we'd like to introduce you to True Path: Valentine's 2019 Writing Competition!
"And for them, stars crossed the lines of their married name."
Of course, the prompt for this year's Valentine's Writing Competition is:
From this, and the above picture, your task is as follows:
Create either a short piece of prose or a small poem or both!
To celebrate the birth of this fun little activity, we'd like to keep it as simple as possible!
This will help us test the waters and see how everyone likes this kind of thing!
The competition is separated into the two medium, a Prose Competition and a Poetry Competition, thus we will have two winners!
Obviously, we cannot ask you to put fingertip to key for the charitable act of love for your staff and admin team.
By entering the competition with an eligible piece, you guarantee yourself a Prize Placement in one of three tiers!
The tiers, their expected yield of submissions and their prizes are as follows:
Tier 1 (10%) - 30 EXP
Tier 2 (30%) - 20 EXP
Tier 3 (60%) - 10 EXP
As long as an entry is eligible, it will be placed unto one of those tiers and EXP will be granted to an account you own of your choice.
Those who come in 1st Place as our winners will be given a Role in Discord and an additional prize!
For instance, for this competition, the winners of both categories will be given a choice of THREE prizes on top of their EXP reward.
This month's 1st Place prizes are:
+ Choice of a new Server Emote/Animated Emote.
+ An additional 20 EXP (Rounding the prize to 50 EXP instead of 30).
+ A third mystery prize!!
A winner will be DM'd by one of the Judges after the competition ends, wherein they decide their prize!
Stay tuned, the mystery prize MIGHT be revealed in the future!
Rules and Eligibility:
By applying and submitting to this competition, you understand and agree to the following terms:
+ "Any and all decisions made by the judge(s) regarding winners, placements and eligibility are final."
+ "After submission, entries cannot be edited or added to in any way. Your submission is the final product."
+ "Any and all rewards bestowed are non-negotiable."
+ "Your work may be publicly published, commented on and annotated as seen fit by competition Judges."
+ "If you come 1st Place in one category, you become ineligible for 1st Place in another category."
With that sorted, we have some rules to discuss. To be eligible for any prizes, you must meet the following conditions:
+ You must have been a member of True Path for over 10 days.
+ You must have at least 1 character approved.
+ You must have posted for at least 1 character in the last 30 days.
+ You must be a member of True Path's Discord server.
+ All of these conditions must be met before or during the submission period.
+ Troll/Shitposts will be immediately rejected. If you submit a shitpost, you will be indefinitely banned from future competitions.
+ Submissions must be PG-13, no exceptions.
+ Please keep swearing, Non-English language and the like to a reasonable minimum.
+ There is no restriction to what setting/subject you tackle (It does not have to be written in True Path's character universe).
+ Please use Microsoft Word or something similar.
+ Please do not include visual/audio media (ie: Pictures, Youtube videos).
+ If you do write using TP's universe, regardless of whether it's canon, ask permission from the owners of any characters you mention.
+ Submissions must NOT be plagiarised or works that have been published on True Path or the searchable internet prior to this competition. Plagiarism will be met with severe punishment.
+ PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME SOMEWHERE IN THE TITLE OF YOUR SUBMISSION.
If you're choosing to write some prose:
You may have up to 500 words. 600 at a maximum.
You have an absolute minimum of 50 words.
When you submit, please put "[PROSE]" in the title of your entry.
If you're choosing to write a poem:
You have an absolute maximum of 150 words.
There's no word minimum.
When you submit, please put "[POETRY]" in the title of your entry.
How to Submit:
Submitting is a simple process.
When your submission is ready, just send the file to Kelolon#5378 on Discord via DM and make sure to mention the character whom you want to give any EXP you earn.
From there it will be looked over and critiqued and assigned one of the Reward Tiers based on
For now, Kelo will be the only judge.
If the amount of submissions surpasses a certain amount, he may bring in help from other Staff Members, which will be added to this thread. If you want to be helpful and volunteer as Judge for this competition, DM Kelo and he'll ask some questions. Please make sure you have ample experience with judging works before applying.
You have until February 28th | 00:00 GMT to submit your entry.
Kelolon - Kelolon#5278
If you have any questions/concerns, ask Kelo!