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Introduction
Hello and welcome to my new writing contest. OMG, yes, un autre!

This one will be prompted, like many of mine. More details will be below. It will also go in rounds, but will have an all-around option, too. This is explained in more detail below, so don't worry if you're confused.

CLOSED FOR JUDGING
The fifth and final deadline will be: Friday, February 22nd, 2008, 11:59pmEST
The fourth deadline will be: Friday, February 8th, 2008, 11:59pmEST.
The third deadline will be: Friday, January 25th, 2008, 11:59pmEST
The second deadline will be: Friday, January 11, 2008, 11:59pm EST.
The first deadline will be: Friday, December 28, 2007, 11:59pm EST.


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General Rules
  • Be nice to your fellow contestants.
  • Follow Gaia ToS.
  • No plagairizing.
  • Original fiction only. This means no poetry and no fanfiction.
  • Do not PM me unless there is an emergency.
  • One entry per person per round.
  • Don't quote anything in the first few posts.
  • I reserve the right to add more guidelines.


Round Details
  • The first four rounds will have an image, a quote, and a song to use as a prompt. The fifth round will use a song and its music video.
  • At least one prompt must be used in the story.
  • I encourage you to change details such as gender in the prompts.
  • Keep your entries at 6,000 words or less.
  • Post your entries in the thread including the form below.
  • Double-space between your paragraphs.


Entrance Details
  • There will be five rounds.
  • You may enter all of them, or just a few, but prizes will be available for both.
  • If you have any questions on this, feel free to ask.


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Prompts
Every round, you will find the prompts here.

Round Five:
*Song lyrics and the music videos may be used this round; be sure to state what you used

"L'Enfer," by KYO: French Video | Original French and English Translation
"Übers Ende der Welt," by Tokio Hotel: German Video | Original German and English Translation | "Ready, Set, Go" | "Ready, Set, Go" Lyrics
"Bo," by Ivri Lider **: Hebrew Video | Romanized Hebrew Lyrics and English Translation | "Your Soul" | "Your Soul" Lyrics
**Just my little disclaimer: If you plan on watching the movie Yossi and Jagger, the videos for "Bo" contain spoilers. Had to say it, just in case.


Round Four:
Image:
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Quote: "No promises left for you here."
Song: "Reach Out" by Take That | Video | Lyrics |


Round Three:
Image:
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Quote: "I can't imagine the pain that made you do this."
Song: "Stand In the Rain" by Superchic(k) | Video | Lyrics |


Round Two:
Image:
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Quote: "Touch the other side of the mirror" or "Touch the mirror"
Song: "From Where You Are" by Lifehouse | Video | Lyrics |


Round One:
Image:
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Quote: "What have I become?"
Song: "The Bird and the Worm" by the Used | Video | Lyrics |


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Judging
Gotta get through the judging before you can get a prize. So here's my judging rubric.

  • Quality of Entry - 25 points - How well did you use the prompt in your entry?
  • Adherence to the Rules - 10 points - Did you fill out the form correctly? Did you fill in all the fields on the form? All or nothing.
  • Grammar and Mechanics - 20 points total
    • Punctuation - 5 points - How good was your punctuation? 5 points was perfect punctuation.
    • Capitalization - 5 points - I have noticed that a lot of people in the Writer's Forums have problems with capitalization, especially after dialog. 5 points was perfect capitalization.
    • Grammar - 5 points - How good was your grammar? 5 points was flawless.
    • Spelling - 5 points - How good was your spelling? Microsoft Word has spell check for a reason, and even if you don't have a spell checker, you should at least have looked over your entry. 5 points was perfect.
  • Plot - 10 points - The plot is what the story builds on. If your story lacked a plot, it lacked an interest factor.
  • Interest - 10 points - This is simply a scale of how interested in your story that you had me. Was it interesting, is basically what this is.
  • Total - 75 points

I will be the only judge. In the event of a tie, I will have a friend help me.


Prizes
First prize for each round: 10,000g
First prize for the overall winner: 50,000g

When you enter, you are eligible for the prize for that category. If you choose to enter every round, you are also eligible for the overall prize. Those who enter all five rounds will have their scores averaged together, and the one with the highest average will receive the prize.

Thank Mahayr for the grant she gave us!


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Entrants
When entering, use the following form:
[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Round:[/b]
[b]Prompt(s) used:[/b]
[b]Title of Entry:[/b]
[b]Word count of entry:[/b]
[b]URL of post:[/b]
[align=center][b]TITLE[/b][/align]

ENTRY

EXAMPLE
Username: [ .days. ]
Round: 2
Prompt(s) used: Song
Title of Entry: In This Kingdom by the Sea
Word count of entry: 2,345
URL of post: http://www...
In This Kingdom by the Sea


Blah blah blah...

The URL of your post can be found here. Do not embed the URL; just post the URL.

Entrants are listed as: Username | Entry/URL | Judged?

Round One:

Round Two

Round Three

Round Four

Round Five


Late Entries

*More spaces will be added as entrants come.


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there is a time for explaining
there's a time to understand


Open!


a time for hurt, a time for healing
a time to run, to make a stand
This is interesting... I may/may not decide to enter. I won't for at least a week... but I'll definately enter if I can find a way to get some spare time for writing...
there is a time for explaining
there's a time to understand


Okay! Keep in mind that the first deadline is after five people show interest. Which may be soon...


a time for hurt, a time for healing
a time to run, to make a stand
I have a question though -

The overall winner - is that the person who wins the fifth round, or wins the majority of the rounds, or...?
dangerous xx L I A S O N's avatar

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I don't think you see the places
inside me that I find you

Yes, indeed it shall be soon.

Count me as the second person to show interest.


And I don't know how we
separate the lies from the truth


there is a time for explaining
there's a time to understand


knight: The people who enter all five rounds will have their scores averaged together, and the one with the highest average will win.

Imo: Yay!


a time for hurt, a time for healing
a time to run, to make a stand
dangerous xx L I A S O N's avatar

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I don't think you see the places
inside me that I find you

I was wondering about that myself.

And The Used? Yay! Bert McCookies! I actually am not a fan of The Used. But its the prompt that catches my imagination the most.


And I don't know how we
separate the lies from the truth


there is a time for explaining
there's a time to understand


I'm not a big fan of the Used. I only know the other song...Crap, I forget the title.
"All That I've Got". That's it.
"The Bird and the Worm" was on an episode of Moonlight, and I loved the song and the scene, and so here it is. The scene was amazing, and I honestly don't know why.
x__x


a time for hurt, a time for healing
a time to run, to make a stand
dangerous xx L I A S O N's avatar

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I don't think you see the places
inside me that I find you

Oh yeah, I do recall that scene. The roller coaster scene, right? I remember watching that with my two friends and they started freaking out because it was The Used. And I yelled at them because I was trying to watch...

And I don't know how we
separate the lies from the truth


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