Good afternoon fellow writers!
Having taken suggestions and feedback from members in this thread
, I've decided to put
a little twist on this month's writing contest.
The theme will be a mixture of two of the most popular suggested in the thread linked above.
A love story, with an ancient alien twist.
I'm leaving the details vague in order to encourage a lot of creativity. This can take place between humans, aliens or whatever else you want.
Contest will run from August 7th 2013 to September 5th 2013 at Midnight.
All entries must include [AAC] in the title and be posted in the Short stories forum.
You must link to your story within this thread as well.
No Min/Max character count.
All T&C's apply. (this means no sex stuff please)
Maximum of 3 entries per writer.
Any form of writing is acceptable, including poetry for example.
Judging and winners will be done a bit differently. In order to encourage more participation among non writers, this new format will be followed.
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
1st Place -- 5 Applause & next contest theme choice.**
2nd Place -- 3 Applause
3rd Place -- 1 Applause
There will be another 2 winners from members who do not yet have "Writer" status. These will also be determined by stars and flags and I would highly
encourage all members, writer or non writer to really read the stories and vote accordingly. Both winners will receive writer status & 2 applause.
Each winner will appear in the showcase of champions.
There will also be 1 honorable mention selected by me and a few other members I will ask to send me their favorites. That member will receive 2
applause, as well as writer status.
**You'll notice in the prizes listed above, something new and shiny. 1st place winners will have the choice to select the theme for the following
month's contest. The only way this does not happen is if the non writer threads garner more stars and flags, the story with the most stars/falgs will
be determined the winner for this prize, regardless of status.
So, some changes to the format, hopefully for the best.
Let's get to writing!
Well folks another great contest with more great entries. Here's how the tally went.
Writer Division Winners:
Druid42 – 12
isyeye – 7
grayeagle – 6
Aspiring Writer Division WInners:
* In the OP I had originally forcast 2 non writer winners plus an honorable mention. Due to the overwhelming responses and entries from non writers,
the following are considered winners and will provided status along with 2 applause each.
XxNightAngelusxX – 13
jacygirl – 10
DarkBlade71 – 9
Kantzveldt -- 9
AboveBoard – 9
abeverage – 7
As per the original rules however, since XxNightAngelusxX had the most flags, this member is winner of "Next Contest Theme". I will be contacting
you shortly via PM.
Once again, congratulations to all all our winners and participants and I look forward to our next contest to start sometime this week.
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