Well ghouls and ghosts, it's that' time of year again.
Halloween is upon us next month and just like the years prior, 2013 will include a writing contest for our members. I will be carrying over the new
format from last month's contest as we had a really good turn out of non writer status members as well as established writers.
This contest is meant to be an open ended Halloween story. It can be fiction or non fiction, horror or a love story, which ever you prefer.
The Contest will run from October 1st to October 31st At Midnight. Submissions entered before or after those dates will be
Contest Rules & Guidelines
All T&CS Apply.
All entries MUST include HWC2013
in the title.
All entries must be linked in this thread.
There is no minimum or maximum character count.
All writing forms are acceptable.
1 single submission per member
. (Make it count!)
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
1st Place -- 5 Applause & next contest theme choice.**
2nd Place -- 3 Applause
3rd Place -- 1 Applause
There will also be 3 winners from the non-writer category who will receive the following, along with writer status:
1st Place -- 3 Applause
2nd Place -- 2 Applause
3rd Place -- 1 Applause
** As with the previous contest, the story with the most flags will receive the honor of choosing the next Special Themed Writing Contest
which in this case I do believe would be Christmas based, unless anybody has any other holidays upcoming that would make a good theme.
This prize is a bit more special as it allows the member in question to select a contest based around a time of year or event that occurs yearly. Not
be confused with the existing writing contest price of next Theme.
I'm going to try something new as far as scoring the contests is concerned. A new point system will be introduced based on both Stars & Flags.
Flags will be worth 2 points each.
Stars will be worth 1 point each.
** Note that this is trial only and I may decide to go back to the original scoring method if I see too many issues.
Once the contest ends I will tabulate the results and post the winners. The current Show Case of Champions thread has become full as far as the OP
character count is concerned, so I will be creating a new one to showcase winners from this contest forward.
I would like to thank all of you for the immense success of the writing forums over the last few years that I have been involved. It truly is a
pleasure to read every entry and promote a great atmosphere for new and old writers alike.
Truly, none of this is possible without you guys.
So, I give you the next 20 or so days to work out your ideas and get talking about this contest.
Also if you have any feedback on the guidelines and any ideas that would make scoring better, or really anything about the contest format you'd like
to see changed, please make yourself known
So, what say you guys?
Overall, congratulations to everybody, we had over 20 submissions to this contest which I'm quite proud of all of you for.
Here's what the final count looks like:
Non Writer Category
1st Place: The Dragon’s Diary – Swanne =37 Points
2nd Place: The Garden – Lumpy79=24 Points
3rd Place: Red – XxNightAngelusxX=21 Points
1st Place: From My Hands – Kantzveldt=27 Points
2nd Place: Tire Swing – Grayeagle=24 Points
3rd Place:Stripes – Druid42=23 Points
A huge congradulations to all of our winners.
Overall winner of this contest is Swanne with a total of 37 points. This means that Swanne will be able to choose the next *Themed* Writing Contest.
Otherwise thank you all so much for your hard work and submissions, I'll be doing the long overdue Time Travellers Contest in a few hours and then
stay tuned for our November Contest!
edit on 11/1/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)