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[HOL2014]Holiday Writing Contest WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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Happy Holidays ATS!!!




The Holidays are upon us, and the spirit of the season has taken hold. Several writers have expressed interest in a holiday themed writing contest, which has given ATS an interest in seeing the outstanding writing skills you have put on display.

Rules Of Entry

The contest will run from Tuesday, 12/9/14 to Wednesday, 12/31/14 at Midnight. Any submissions after that date will be disqualified. A period of voting after the closing of the contest will also be provided.

6 days of voting.

All T&C's Apply

All entries MUST include [HOL2014]in the title.

All entries must be linked in this thread. You must include [writer] [non-writer] in your submission post within this thread.

There is no minimum or maximum character count.

1 Single Submission Per Member

There will be 3 winners among members who already have "Writer" status. They will be judged separately from all other entries based on stars and flags received.

1st Place -- 5 Applause
2nd Place -- 3 Applause
3rd Place -- 1 Applause

There will also be 3 winners from the non-writer category who will receive the following:

1st Place -- 3 Applause & Writer Status
2nd Place -- 2 Applause & Writer Status
3rd Place -- 2 Applause

Scoring

Flags will be worth 2 points each.
Stars will be worth 1 point each.

*Stars for subsequent posts (ie. additions to the story) will be worth .5 stars.

Put the star on the tree, polish up that Festivus Pole and throw another yule log in the fire. The audience is waiting!!!
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posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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Xavier

Good luck peeps!





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posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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here is my effort; www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
So any holiday theme will work? Totally up to the writer?



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: Quadrivium

well, the spirit of the theme is winter solstice/hannukah/christmas/insert your favorite winter holiday here.

while easter stories would be a fun read, it should be a winter holiday story.



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Lol tex,
I kinda figured that. Hmmm....perhaps I did not word my response as well as I should have.
We can write any kind of story we want as long as the "winter"/December holidays are mentioned?
Happy, sad, good, bad, fiction, non-fiction? Will poems be accepted? Short stories? Or are you looking for a specific style?
I would like to enter. Just looking for a little more information.
Thanks,
Quad



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: Quadrivium
Well, the best piece of Christmas writing ever was a poem that began "Twas the night before Christmas."

It would be a travesty to not consider that worthy of a contest entry, right?



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
hehe. I will take that as "anything goes"
Thanks bud.




posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan



the spirit of the theme is winter solstice/hannukah/christmas/insert your favorite winter holiday here.


Lol, It is summer in the Southern Hemisphere!

Looks like some freak weather is required.


Only Joking

P



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

from the perspective of naming convention, do you guys keep winter as your cold season, or your warm season?

i have seen images of santa on a surfboard from an aussie advertisement online.



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: pheonix358

from the perspective of naming convention, do you guys keep winter as your cold season, or your warm season?

i have seen images of santa on a surfboard from an aussie advertisement online.


Cold = winter June july August.

Hot = Summer = December January, February.

Christmas is in summer.

Prawns, Lobster and salads is a traditional Chrissy lunch.
But so are lamb roasts and Barbies.

It is great living in a multicultural society/

P



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 09:43 PM
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Here's my story - Dudley's Christmas Treat:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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Xavier -- [Writer Contest Entry]

I forgot to add "Writer status entry" to my post before, sorry!



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Here you go - Yet another entry. It's not as dark as my previous ones (Can't really put a dark twist on this one). I think the title is appropriate, because I had the story formed, just couldn't put a name to it


One Weird Christmas [HOL2014]

-foss



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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Here is my work as Non-Writer www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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Back in bed with a sore back, I am so thankful for these short stories!



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

From a fellow bad back sufferer, I wish You fast recoup. My 4 surgeries helped but minimally. At least I can walk better than before I had them.
Not going to do any 5k runs/walks again though. LOL!!! (not that I did any before)

I am loving the entries so far!!!

Best of luck and Happy Holidays!!! Syx.

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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Here is My Entry as one with Writer Status. Twas the Night Before

My intention is NOT one to Inflame, but to Inform......? Syx.
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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 03:36 AM
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a reply to: SyxPak

I'm glad you entered!! Good luck!



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: IndependentAgent

Thank You IA! Best of luck to You as well!!!
Syx.



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