Summertime Writing Competition 2019 Aug 29, 2019 21:32:23 GMT -4
Post by Kelolon on Aug 29, 2019 21:32:23 GMT -4
According to Wikipedia, summer "is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling after spring and before autumn." Well, it's certainly been a scorcher so far this year. Global warming aside, I think summer is a great time to remember the good times. I personally remember playing Pokemon Ruby in the front room during the summer holidays, bothering my mother when my Torchic evolved. Whimsical sigh.
What about you? When the cicadas screech, the fields roil and the sun throbs, what memories do you tap into? What smells send you rolling back into a Ratatouille-style flashback? Despite modern hatred for temperatures above freezing, summer is an overall positive time emotionally. More sun, more sky, more reasons to sing that Kid Rock song. Which is why we're doing this again!
Our first competition was a hit and we here at TruePath are firm believers in double-dipping.
Now, without further ado, we'd like to introduce you to the Summertime 2019 Writing Competition!
"She sang along to
radio songs of sunshine,
sea spray and ice cream."
Our prompt for the Summertime Writing Competition, suggested by our own DrTentacles:
"Lazy Summer Days"
From this, and the above picture, your task is as follows:
Create a short piece of prose!
This month there is no poetry category!
A short, whimsical sunset! A self-reflective night spent in humid heat!
By entering the competition with an eligible piece, you guarantee yourself a Prize Placement in one of three tiers!
The tiers and their prizes are as follows:
Tier 1 - 40 EXP
Tier 2 - 30 EXP
Tier 3 - 20 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.
The winner earn EACH of the following prizes on top of their EXP reward.
This month's 1st Place prizes are:
+ Choice of a new Server Emote/Animated Emote!
+ A limited Server Role with custom colour!
+ An additional 20 EXP to whichever Tier they achieved!
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 and/or commented on and/or annotated as seen fit by competition Judges."
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.
+ You MUST submit your entry with the title following this format:
"Title by DiscordName (Character Name)"
Entries submitted any other way will be discarded.
+ Trollposts will be immediately rejected and punished.
+ Submissions must be PG-13, no exceptions.
+ Please keep swearing, Non-English language and the like to a reasonable minimum.
+ You may write within any setting/universe you choose.
+ Please do not include visual/audio media (ie: Pictures, Youtube videos).
+ If you write using TP's universe, ask permission from the owners of any characters you mention.
+ Plagiarism and/or reusing material found on-site is prohibited.
+ Your submission must be around 400 words with 10% wiggle room.
+ Your submission must be related to the "Lazy Summer Days" theme.
Only the following processors are accepted:
- Microsoft Word
- Google Docs
How to Submit:
Submitting is a simple process.
When your submission is ready, just send the file to one of the judges on Discord via DM.
They will confirm that your entry is submitted or invalid.
From there it will be looked over and critiqued and assigned one of the Reward Tiers based on a number of criteria including spelling/grammatical accuracy, uniqueness, effective storytelling and many other things.
You have until Monday 23rd of September | 00:00 GMT to submit your entry.
Expect a winner to be announced within 1 week of the deadline.
Kelolon - Kelolon#5278
Rosey - Rosey#4201
@chary - Chary#3107
Busty - BustyOrange69#6969
If you have any questions/concerns, ask Kelo!