The Bubble Bubble, Oil & Trouble {BBOT} Writing Contest [Winners Announced}]

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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Write a fictional account on how the Gulf Oil Spill affects our world. Any topic is acceptable as long as the relationship to the Deepwater Disaster is obvious.



A panel of volunteer judges will make the final decision after the contest ends. Please allow them at least a week.


This contest ends in one month, July 16, 2010 (at the stroke of midnight, EST).


    Rules:

  • Submit as a seperate thread in the Member Short Story forum.

  • Title MUST contain [BBOT].

  • All T&C's apply.


  • Submissions must contain a minimum of 400 words. Word Count Tool

  • One story per contestant. Member can replace story submissions at any time and as often as they like. Please U2U me for replacements.

    Prizes:

  • 1st place - 30,000 ATS points
  • 2nd place - 25,000 ATS points
  • 3rd place - 20,000 ATS points
  • Undetermined number of honourable mentions - 5,000 ATS points each



Note:



  • All successfully entered submissions will receive Writer Status.

  • The contest is open to all members of Abovetopsecret who have their 20 initial posts.

  • Extra volunteer judges appreciated to those writers who are not submitting a story.


 


Any questions, please ask them in this thread.




[edit on 17/7/10 by masqua]

[edit on 30/7/10 by masqua]




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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*idiot raises hand* Question...?

What can one do with the ATS points...?



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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reply to post by masqua
 


Are poems acceptable , as long as they meet all the other requirements ?



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:45 AM
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This should be interesting.

Looking forward to it!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by wylekat

What can one do with the ATS points...?


Only one place to use them... right here

Otherwise, I'll buy you a cup of coffee and a bagel for all you've gotten so far, but you have to pay air fare.

J/K, of course


[edit on 16/6/10 by masqua]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by okbmd
Are poems acceptable , as long as they meet all the other requirements ?


Yes. As long as it meets (or surpasses) the required word count of 400.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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The problem is that @NOT@ everybody is good at writing Contests. Some people are just better then others, it is a certain kind of skill that somebody would need to write for a writing Contest.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Awsome! Had my story enterd and look forward to reading others.

I did leave the BBOT out, but thats been edited now


Good luck everyone.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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reply to post by gordonwest
 


The only way to find out if the ability to write exceptionally well exists, obviously, is to try one's hand at it.

(testing the oily waters, so to speak)

[edit on 16/6/10 by masqua]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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Awesome Masqua.

Great name for the contest.

I look forward to reading all the stories. I'm gonna probably bump weekly or so to get exposure..

~Keeper



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Hmmmm, well this has possibilities.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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I've got a question, can the piece be a view? Is it meant to have the traditional approach of having a "beginning, middle or end?"



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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reply to post by BlackPoison94
 


If you mean a description of a moment in time, then I see no reason why not.

Standard plot lines work well in lengthy books, but not so well in 400 words.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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reply to post by masqua
 


Thanks Masqua


The quality of the work so far is amazing!
I'm already stuck at an idea haha.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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Entered. Woot. Posted my very first in the Writing Forum.
Be nice.
Lol.




posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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Sounds like a good one, count me in masqua!




posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 06:51 AM
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I'm in!

I have some questions tho?

Can we make one story into several posts? I've read some of the stories already up and one guy had several posts making up his story. Is that ok because I plan on doing the same. Writing a little each day.

Also is it OK to edit grammar and spelling?

Thanks.


Edit: see what I mean.


[edit on 18-6-2010 by Izarith]



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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You have a couple of hours to use for edits, but then, after that, you'd need to ask me to do it for you because you will automatically lose the power to do so yourself.

As for multiple posts on your thread... use as many as you need.




posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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It's been a few years since I entered one of these. I've been reading the entries and am amazed at the diversity of the ideas. Good job folks!




posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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Is there a maximum length?





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