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OMG 123 ~ A Writing Contest

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Rules ~ Judging
Prizes
Contestants
Reserved for Winners


Introduction

This contest is very simple. Grab the biggest book that is nearest to you right now and flip to page 123. Read the first sentence in the first paragraph. That line of text is your inspiration for this contest. It doesn't have to be quoted nor the main piece of the story but there must be a direct relation to the inspiring sentence from page 123. Use your imagination.

PROSE ONLY PLEASE! I WILL NOT ACCEPT POETRY!
NO ENTRY FEE!!


Contest Deadline

Monday, March 3, 2008 is the deadline. All entries should be posted by midnight on Sunday, March 2, 2008.
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Rules
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING!


1. Follow the Gaia TOS at all times
2. Constructive Criticism is allowed but not rude or thoughtless comments
3. Please keep the swearing to a minimum
4. Anyone found to be a plagiarist will be reported immediately. It is not a joke, it's a crime!
5. All entries should be posted in this thread
6. Under no circumstances should you quote the first page
7. If the thread falls from the first page, feel free to bump
8. One entry per person only
9. Use proper English in this thread or risk angering the hostess
10. Don't PM asking if you can enter. Just post your entry here. Everyone is welcome!
11. Entries should be at least 500 words. There is no maximum.
12. When submitting your entry please state the book title and sentence from which you are getting your inspiration.
13.If you say that your entry sucks, then it does. If you're going to enter something that you're unhappy with or just like admonishing yourself then don't enter at all.
14. You may edit entries until the deadline but please advise the hostess as I tend to start marking entries prior to the close of the thread.


Judging

The judging criteria is as follows:

Plot & Character Development: 40%
Use of inspiring sentence: 40%
Grammar and Spelling: 20%


I am the sole judge. If anyone would like to co-judge (And has a good understanding of the judging criteria) then please send me a PM stating why you would be a good judge.
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Prizes

1st Place Winner = 20k Gold + Valuable Item of My Choosing

2nd Place Winner = 10k Gold

3rd Place Winner = 5k Gold

Honorable Mention = 500 Gold


Donations will be split 60/30/20 to First through Third Place. HM will not receive any of the gold from donations. ALL DONATION GOLD GOES TO WINNERS!
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Contestants


1. Jurori Songwind (Fortunate pg 5)
2. The Lovely Miss M. (Untitled pg 5)
3. spirited154 (Untitled pg 6)
4. Jack_Teh_Monkey (Voice pg 6)
5. Rose Demon Axel (Cursed Bad Luck pg 8 )
6. Saphire199410 (Untitled pg 8 )
7. MoonFlight (Untitled pg 9)
8. Boook Worm (Dangerous Waters pg 9)
9. Madding (The Warning pg 11)
10. xX Garlic Crayons Xx (Lying on the Gravel in Her School Dress pg 11)
11. Noxie-chan (Random Acts of Rationality pg 11)
12. purplephysco (untitled pg 12)
13. preseac (untitled pg 12)
14. Sachisai (untitled pg 14)
15. aria_in_full (Through the Eyes of an Angel pg 15) 10,000 Gold heart
16. M o N s T e RawR (Untitled pg 16)
17. Diadra (Untitled pg 16)
18. Stitch blue koala (Untitled pg 16)
19. XxMrs-BoobsxX (Untitled pg 16)
20. Ichimari2point0 (As You Wish pg 17)
21. MasamiMatsuoka (Untitled pg 17)
22. XdrownmeslowlyX (Untitled pg 17)
23. CarlyJo90 (Untitled pg 17)
24. HephaestusOS (Untitled pg 18 )
25. DarkBunnykins (Untitled pg 18 )
26. hatesangel (Untitled pg 18 )
27. X d-y-s-t-o-p-i-a-n X (c**k Suckin' Cowboy pg 19)
28. DayDream_Love (Untitled pg 20)
29. Imoto Lehcar (Hail to the Infection pg 20)
30. Othellia (Untitled pg 20)

More spaces will be added if needed.

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THE WINNERS!


FIRST PLACE: Noxie-chan

SECOND PLACE: X d-y-s-t-o-p-i-a-n X

THIRD PLACE: Imoto Lehcar


Honorable Mentions

xX Garlic Crayons Xx
MoonFlight
The Lovely Miss M.
Rose Demon Axel
HephaestusOS
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This looks fun! I'll give it a try.
Oooh. I like the sentence on pg 123.
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Ah, is there a word limit for the entries?
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Ah, is there a word limit for the entries?


Updated the rules section with the answer. Entries should be at least 500 words. No Maximum.
This looks fun. biggrin I think I already have my sentence! 3nodding


this idea caught my eye. I like it.
Hm, this could be interesting...
Different.... I like it.

*scuttles off to find a book*
I'll try, but may take a while

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