Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

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Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Articuno on Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:53 am

It's that time again: a chance to earn Room Voice and recognition for your writing skills!

You guys voted for what kind of contest you wanted to see, and here we are: A Themed Short Story Contest. You have a list of ten themes to choose from, and you must write a story based on one of those themes.

You can find the rules for this contest here!

Please make sure you read all the rules, as you will be disqualified if your doc does not follow them. 


Please post below if you have any questions regarding the contest.

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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Rico on Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:09 am

So there's been a bit of a change regarding judging of this contest. Every time we do a contest the same complaint manages to come through. Judges are showing bias towards users they like. While we have seen no evidence of this, we're taking steps this contest to remove that concern.

We've changed the way judging is done so that judges are ONLY able to see the document and the theme you've chosen. Judges won't see your name, nor will they see other judges scores. As you will see in the rules, including your name on your document will instantly disqualify you, so there is no way judges will know who wrote what until it's all over.

With that, we're also going to be opening judging up to our voices. We will update the post when submissions close to see if any voices will be interested. This should give more variance in the judging, potentially giving a more accurate result.

Hopefully this will alleviate any concerns you may have about the way the contest is run, leaving you free to write away. Remember that in a themed contest like this, the theme counts for twice as many points, so make sure that you stick to the theme you pick.
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by WantedDark on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:19 pm

Quick question: When is the end date for this contest? Sorry if it's stated somewhere, I couldn't find it
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by ItsYaBoi1337 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:47 pm

WantedDark wrote:Quick question: When is the end date for this contest? Sorry if it's stated somewhere, I couldn't find it
End of June. (30th)
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by theneks on Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:17 pm

This 1-3 pages limit is gunna kill me, I just know it. I use lots of indentation in my writting pale

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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Rico on Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:11 am

The limit on pages is a suggestion, not a requirement. Try to keep it within that, but if you can't just keep writing. DO NOT change font size just to fit it in to three pages or get it up to one page.

Also keep in mind that different formatting styles impact page usage a lot. Dialogue, for instance, tends to waste a lot of page space as you have to start a new paragraph every time you change speakers. So no, not a hard limit just a suggestion.
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by theneks on Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:16 pm

Wait I though today was the last day for submissions  Shocked   I wanted to edit my doc as much ass possible before submitting. RIP all my work Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Cassie AKA Spear (Absol) on Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:30 pm

theneks wrote:Wait I though today was the last day for submissions  Shocked   I wanted to edit my doc as much ass possible before submitting. RIP all my work Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Yeah, Rico and Arti are in Australia though. Time difference is a killer. Sorry man! Sad

Also ass. Sorry, I had to point that out.
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by theneks on Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:57 pm

Cassie AKA Spear (Absol) wrote:
theneks wrote:Wait I though today was the last day for submissions  Shocked   I wanted to edit my doc as much ass possible before submitting. RIP all my work Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Yeah, Rico and Arti are in Australia though. Time difference is a killer. Sorry man! Sad

Also ass. Sorry, I had to point that out.

Australia? damn. Wish I knew Shocked

Also *As (but you probably already knew Wink )

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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Rico on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:20 am

All RP timed content is done as close to GMT 0 as possible. Given that, as mentioned, we are in Australia sometimes this will be a little earlier or later. Luckily, contests last for a month so there shouldn't be anyone caught out by this.

Judging has begun. While we are able to easily contact our staff, if there are any Room Voices who wish to judge they will need to contact either myself or Articuno. You can do this on the forums, or by asking one of our staff to pass a message on for you.
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Wolflix_and_scar on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:57 am

Just a quick question that I couldnt find the answer too: When does judging ends? Since its been about two weeks since the contest ended.
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Re: Themed Short Story Contest - June 2017

Post by Rico on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:42 am

We will be announcing the winners sometime next week. Monday at the earliest.
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