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Welcome to the Writers Workshop
and
Contest Charity Foundation

[ Charity ]


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Visit the Foundation Guild - Pillar of Worlds - H E R E !

Your Hosts - Sqarr & Mahayr
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Dedicated to the young writers of Gaia.

Please read T H I S in honour of GrantOrg and Lord Shishio.

PLEASE READ POST 8 FOR CURRENT CONTESTS INFORMATION.
All writers encouraged to enter - both beginners and the more advanced.

Post Two - The Major's Donation Station. Explanation about our work, lists of Donators, and Grants dispersed.
Post Three - Writing Contest Charity Application. Need a Grant? Apply here.
Post Four - ITEMS NEEDED!
Post Five - Announcements.
Post Six - Dedications.
Post Seven - Assets.
Post Eight - Foundation Undertakings - Contests, Guild, Charity, and HeadQuarters! AND some great links.


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[ The | Major's | Donation | Station ]


Donations for the Foundation (Charity) Go to Major Domo.
Donations for the Colosseum go to Torches_Of_Nero


--If you have donated and do not see your name listed below, please let me know right away. We lost a list during the Mysterious Missing Posts Crisis a while back.

--Benefactors are those willing to donate enough gold and/or items to supply awards valued at more than a first prize. In our case that would be 100K gold or more (up from the original 25K in 2004, edited 1/2010), or expensive items, usually catagory-specific [such as Nitemare, Angelic, letters, etc.]. Our goal for future first prizes is 150K gold or themed items.

--Donators are those who contribute gold and/or items to be used at the Foundation Staff's discretion as prizes and awards.

--Sponsors are those who donate to any Contest in terms of a prize or award of their choice [1st, 2nd, 3th, or Honourable Mention].

--Please consider sharing your wealth and support. Message Mahayr if you would like personal references.

--We are hoping to attract Benefactors, Sponsors and Donators among Gaians interested in promoting writing in general and our Mission [please visit the Headquarters for all such information] in particular!

--You may message or initiate a trade with me and I will answer each one.

--Live long and prosper. Remember: There is more joy in giving than receiving, and we hope to be giving with on-going commitment and dedication -- and receiving to keep it possible.

The Writers Workshop and Contest Charity Foundation Staff

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S`qarr - Owner - Admiral
Mahayr - Partner / Hostess - First Mate
Adimurti - Captain
Seraphly - Personal Assistant - Boatswain
[ .days. ] - Consultant / Specialist - Gunner
Shakesperian Nerd - General Lackey - Ship's Clerk
GrantOrg - The Original - Torch Bearer
Major Domo - Foundation / Treasury Agent - Pursor
Torches Of Nero - Colosseum Agent - Midshipman


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[ Benefactor List ]

GrantOrg - All Assets! GrantOrg passed the torch they lit to us on 2/14/05... Mahayr's birthday, and Valentine's day.
How very generous, appropriate and fortuitous!
Mahayr - All her Gaian gold and possessions (with the exception of special gifts, clothing, and small saving list) including Super Prize Items
Sqarr - Most of his Gaian gold and possessions, as earned and found.
Leonis - Super Prize Items and Several Sponsorship Prize Items.
pingpong867 - Angelic Boots, :] Paper Bag.
Valqav - 10,000G... the Contest lives.
Anonymous, for Lord Shishio - 3 December 04 Letters... and thrives!
Anonymous - Kandy Korn Hat
Inside You I Was Reborn - 10,000G
Kimiki - a LOT!
Vince - Confidential (plus friendship, advice, and a strong shoulder)
Rokoko - 10,000G, Angelic Collar, Bouquet
time for me to fly - Letter, Event Items, Bouquets, Ghosts, more!
Vince - Confidential
Anathema Device - Mochi the Puppy
Farie Mary - 15,000G
Bane is on Fire! - 100,000G + Letters
Have Your Pi - 500,000+G
Onion - Items and Gold - 50,000G
Wanderlust14 - Items and Gold - 45,000G
Tasslhoff - Items and Gold - 250,000G
MajKai Nis - Items and Gold - 100,000G
Andantino - 132,000G
m1998cm v2 - 150,000G + 2 Jan 2006 Letters
Armor Felix - 100,000G
the_rebel_prince - 25,000G
Anonymous - 1,000,000G Colosseum
the eldritch doll - 405,000G, Whip of Fire, Whip of Ice
Jack, The Pumpkin King - Items, approximate worth - 500,000K
the eldritch doll - 405,000G, Whip of Fire, Whip of Ice
Jack, The Pumpkin King - Items, approximate worth - 500,000K
La Pluie de Vie - 365,000K
BeBe In Wonderland - Items, approximate worth - 5,000,000+
All her Gaian Gold and Possessions!

Adimurti - too much to list, not to mention his Right Arm of Support.
Chuck Strangers - 66Million
Sir Spiffey - 20Million


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[ Sponsor List ]

whisperingwillow - Super Prize Item and Several Sponsorship Prize Items
Rokoko - Sponsorship Prize Item; Second Place Gold
NataliaDisfontes - Custom WishList
hiriyou - 2000G
Soul - 1500G
[Wishmaster] 2000G
Loki Assassin of Cross - 1500G
Sweet Venom - 2 Baskets, 6 Heart Boxes, Party Hat, Noise Maka
time for me to fly - Too many Ghost Sheets to Count!
Arcanvel Silverberg - Flower Crown, Balloons, Pickets, Hats, Heart Box.
This Be Richard - 1000G
LongTimeListener - 1000G
The Magic 8 Ball - 12 Ghosts, 3 G-Shades, G-Buckle, Arrow, Flower on my Head, Papaer Hats, Head Gear, Mummy Mask
princessah - 5000G
Devious_Kitsune - Deluxe Cat Ears
Wolven Poet - 1500G, Easter Baskets
Penden - 3000G
Neko_Hito - 1000G
Penden - 4000G
Setoxsc - 10000G (Items)
calviness - Many, many items!
Simple Elegance - 7,000G
Lalaith7 - 1,000G
ice goddess93 - 10,000G (Direct Donation to Contest.)
the eldritch doll - 50,000
Edwardoh - 50,000
LAYZOR - Bought items at above MP rates, several!!!


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[ Donator List ]

whisperingwillow - Gold, Prize Item
RurouniYuudai85 - ALL the Gold he had! *Widow's Mite Donator* *Bow*
NataliaDisfontes - Custom Bump
Ursah Bunny - Avatar Art
inuyasha_n_kagome_rox142 - Prize Item
Glitch - 2 Prize Items; Gold
The Shadow Charity - Gold
Kawaii-Star - The Jack-t; RJU Shirt
JohnWWells - 500G
the rebel prince! - 400G
Brave_Sir_Robin - 200G, Sign
kawaiitanpopo - Several Items!

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[ Community Quest Pool ]

Nolah de Fanel - Several Items!
Wolven Poet (Clarice) - Several Items!
triplenegative (Tennessee) - Several Items!
Cassandra022 - Several Items!
Doleon - Several Items!
Miss_Feline_Tenticle - Several Items!
SimpleElegance - Several Items!
calviness - Several Items!
Panthino the Moth - Several Items!
Wanderlust14 - Several Items!
EmeraldRaiin - Several Items!
Barboxicon - Several Items!
tasslhoff - Several Items!
HelterSkelterX - Several Items!
alliisara - Several Items!
Panthino the Moth - Several Items!
SimpleElegance - Several Items!
alianorastar - Several Items!
GinTsuki - Several Items!
PixieMist - Several Items!
KillerKatherine - Several Items!
MANY OTHERS!!! - Several Items!

[ Loyal Supporters ]

Too many to list, they include the Moderators who have been so patiently helpful, friends who have listened and advised, return students and entrants with their eager minds and good-natured attitudes, and other Gaians who have lent their experience, time, and humour.

the eldritch doll
Major Domo
Thank you very much again for such a generous donation... it will go a long way.

Mahayr


Literacy ought to be encouraged at any cost. ^-^



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As promised, we have decided to do what we can to help other Writing Contests to get and stay on their collective feet! We may have to start out small, but as we grow, our ability to help others will grow.

Writing Contest Charity Application


So you would like a litle help from your friends to support your own writing contest? Let us see what we can do for you. Please complete the following form and we will visit your Contest Thread before making a decision and possible donation.

[ Must Read | RULES | Follow Directions ]


1. Contest must be on-going or you must have sponsored past Contest(s).

2. Contest must specify minimum entries to be recieved and that minimum may be no less than 15.

3. Contest must specify start and end dates. Delays must be clearly stated.

4. Contest must state name of judge(s).

5. Contest must state how many prizes are to be awarded and what those prizes will be.

6. Contestants must post their submissions in the thread and not via PM.

7. Contest Owner must submit one (1) personal reference. Both the Contest Owner and the Reference will be investigated for length of time on Gaia, posting numbers, and posts content.

8. Contest Owner will complete our application correctly the first time. If you can not read and follow directions, or are too lazy to do so, you have no business hosting a Writing Contest.

9. Direct any questions to Mahayr via PM. If you have unusual circumstances or need any adjustments to these rules, please let us know and we will give them all due consideration.

10. Copy the following application and paste (after completing the required information) in this thread. We will respond as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.


[ The Application ]

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Name of Contest:
Contest Description:
Location (link or URL) of Contest Thread:
Contest Owner/Host:
Number/Name(s) of judges:
Contest Length (Dates and/OR number of entries required.):
Number and details of Prizes to be awarded:
Are you charging an entry fee? If so, how much?:
How much do you personally have set aside for your contest prizes?:
How much are you asking for?:
Comments: (This is your chance to explain why you want a grant instead of raising the money yourself. How well the contest is planned out will be the #1 deciding factor, but if our funds are low we may have to consider this section of the application as well.)


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Grants Awarded - Either by Application or Secret Investigations!

Music of Your Writing Hosted by Ashaela
1K Grant 1/05
Your Choice Writing Contest! Hosted by Kaoru-Ryu
3K - 5/05
Jessi`s Short Story Contest! Hosted by Insanity is a virtue!
2.5K Grant 7/05
Chapter by Chapter Writing Contest Hosted by LycanMule
1K Grant 7/05
The Colosseum Hosted by LongTimeListener
10K Grant 9/05
Demonic Love Poetry Contest Hosted by serpenteyes
Letter - 32K 9/05
Valentine`s Day and Other Themes Hosted by Christianne_015
5K- 1/06
Demonic Love Poetry Contest Hosted by Sylphi
Grant - 3K - 1/06
FREE Monthly Writing Contest --3K each month!-- Hosted by rock_babe
Grant - 2.5K 3/06
Felix & Sons - Poetry&AvatarArt - 21K
Grant - 5K 4/06
God Doesn`t Suck Contest - Hosted by demagogquery
Grant - 5K 5/06
Pi`s Poetry Contest: The Composition Project - Hosted by Have Your Pi
Grant - 5K 5/06
Poetry Contest III // Poetic Forms - Hosted by Vannak
Grant - 5K 5/06
BlueBus Presents: A Dialogue Contest! - Hosted by BlueBus
Grant - 5K 6/06
A Headline Contest - Hosted by ranjir
Grant - 2.5K 6/06
One Paragraph - Hosted by lyworm
Grant - 5K 6/06
Latt - Hosted by days_night
Grant - 5K 6/06
Prologue Contest - Hosted by silent_sara
Grant - 10K 6/06
Dark Fiction Contest - Hosted by Vieve
Grant - 10K 6/06
Gypsies, Tramps, and Theives - Hosted by Ellyrianna
Grant - 10K 7/06
Literary Fiesta - Hosted by MissSnark
Grant - 68K + 8 Easter Baskets 2K5; 3 Dried Grass Skirts 7/06 - Trade Completed 2/07
A Wolven Kind of Poetry Tournament - Hosted by Wolven Poet
Grant - 10K 7/06 - Trade Pending
BlueBus Presents: Dissect-A-Song - Hosted by BlueBus
Grant - 3K 8/06
[ Zombie Story ]- Hosted by Flikerator / WW&CCF - Sqarr (Adopted)
Grant - 27K 8/06
Temujin`s Poetry Contest - Hosted by Temujin Khaghan
Grant - 3K 8/06
Nature Poetry Contest - Hosted by Doleon
Grant - 15K 8/06
Riddle Me an Answer - Hosted by Neko_Hito
Grant - 10K (Items) 8/06
iPod Contest - Hosted by EmeraldRaiin
Grant - 10K 8/06
Smatter Contest - Hosted by Barboxacon
Grant - 10K 9/06
Fururistic Poetry Contest - Hosted by Doleon
Grant - 25K 10/06
iPod Contest - Hosted by EmeraldRaiin
Grant - 10K 10/06
The Original Love Story Writing Contest - Hosted by woopdidoodoo
Grant - 10K 11/06
Color Poetry Contest - Hosted by Doleon
Grant - 15K 11/06
A Wolven Kind of Poetry Tournament - Hosted by Wolven Poet
Grant - 25K 12/06
Lights Out - Hosted by [ .days. ]
Grant - 10K 12/06
Wander`s Contest Thread - Hosted by Wanderlust14
Grant - 25K 12/06
Blue October Prompt Contest - Hosted by Nerd of the Nation
Grant - 35K 1/07
Tequila`s MANGLED GLORY Contest - Hosted by Ostrich Sex and Tequila
Grant - 15K, December 06 and a January 07 letter. 1/07
Love in any Form Contest - Hosted by Wanderlust14
Grant - 35K 2/07
Carrot`s Tarot Card Contest! - Hosted by Flying Carrot of Doom
Grant - 30K 5/07
Drabble Battle - C2S2 - Hosted by Ivydoll
Grant - 25K 5/07
| Let. It. Whip. | - Hosted by [ .days. ]
Grant - 155K 5/07
3 letters, 15 Incentive Packages

Prose & Poetry Contests - Hosted by Wanderlust14
Grant - 40K 6/07
"Under Construction" -> P/P Comedy Contest - Hosted by Barboxacon
Grant - 50K 6/07
Poetry Contest - Hosted by British Emo - Abandoned/Adopted
Grant - 50K 6/07
Such A Beautiful Flame - Hosted by Techo_Nirate_Bunny
Grant - 15K 7/07
Dark Moving Poem Contest - Hosted by Consumed Mystic/Adopted
Grant - 15K + 2 October 2007 Letters 11/07
Make Me Laugh - Hosted by Ninee/Adopted
Grant - 10K + July 2007 Letter 12/07
School of... - Hosted by candystripysox
Grant - 12K + Vials 1/08
OMG 123 - Hosted by Starving_Artist
Grant - 50K 3/08
Six Word Story - Hosted by Leonis
Grant - 2K 3/08
Miles Apart - Hosted by [ .days. ]
Grant - 100K 4/08
Novus2 - Hosted by Barboxacon
Grant - 100K 4/08
The Power of the Pen - Hosted by .a.r.a.s.h.i.
Grant - 25K 4/08
Of Your Dreams - Hosted by Shakesperian Nerd
Grant - 60K 5/08
The Eyes of Olympus - Hosted by Starving_Artist
Grant - Gift of the Goddess, Gift of the Gods 5/08
Divine Lyrics - Hosted by Inuanimeguardianangel
Grant - 35K 6/08
A Matter of Opinion - Hosted by [ .days. ]
Grant - 47K 7/08
Shh...Don't Wake the Dead - Hosted by S ii m z
Grant - 30K 7/08
OMFG its a contest - Hosted by Casca 7
Grant - 35K 7/08
Daisy's Favorite Images - Hosted by [ .days. ]
Grant - 16.5K 1/09
Beyond the Stars - Hosted by Rayout Aliya
Grant - Letters/Gold - 185K 3/09
The Critique Contest - Hosted by The rebel prince!
Grant - 25K+ (ongoing) 6/09
The Spit-Up Contest - Hosted by The-QuEEny-NErD
Grant - 100K 8/09
The Teacher/Student Contest - Hosted by Lord Tezzy
Grant - ? 8/09

Not to mysweetself - updated through mid-page 73.
Yes, we are still going stronger than ever,
thanks to new donations, the new Mahayr's Market in
the Exchange
, and the strong support of Adimurti, Captain.



Total Grants/Donations/Questers to date (1/09) - 6.615 Million
Total cost of Foundation Contests - Prizes + Gifts 2.84 Million
Random Individual Gifts - 7.2 Million


Grants given to over SIXTY CONTESTS!!!
We have passed the SIXTEEN MILLION GOLD mark! Thank you everyone!

FOURTEEN personal Quests completed in the WC Quest Pool!!!


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ITEMS BEING SOUGHT


Catagory 1 - Themed

-- Nitemare Items - Any
-- Angelic Items - Any
-- Specialty Hats - Any
-- Letters/Donation Items - Any!

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Catagory 2 - Appreciation/Special Gift Items


-- Gaia Hats and Balloons
-- Easter Baskets
-- Any holiday Items
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[ This Just In... ]


9/06 - Staff Updated!
9/01/07
1/26/10 - OHGOODGRIEF!!! Most things :

Mahayr
Please visit the Guild when you have the time... again, I am trying to move forward. Ha.

We have a new Captain, Adimurti! We will keep you all informed in the Guild.

6 - 7/06 - Art Auction - Pipo
Details 7/27/06 - Gross - 1.4 Million!!!
7/06 - Staff Updated!
2/07 - Staff Updated!
? - Updates here and there.
1/26/10 - Many updates.


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1.Need a Grant for a contest
you do not have enough gold or prizes to sponsor alone?
Apply for one from the
WW&CCF stickied in the WC forum.

2. Postcards, stamps, real handwrtten notes!
You may also just post in the where! Messages, pictures, greetings.

THE POSTCARD CLUB!!!

3. Get to know your fellows. Chat, discuss, joke, and stay informed in the
FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS WHERE

Kindest regards always...

Mahayr
WW&CCF


[ Foundation Staff ]

S`qarr - Owner - Admiral
Mahayr - Partner / Hostess - First Mate
Adimurti - Captain
(Vacant) - Personal & Confidential Secretary - Maintenance Administrator
GrantOrg - The Original - Torch Bearer
Major Domo - Foundation / Treasury Agent - Boatswain
Torches Of Nero - Colosseum Agent - Midshipman



P/S Please help me spread the word and feel free to send this
to as many of your friends and fellow poets as you wish.
Be careful not to spam, however!


And of course, do join our Guild, The Pillar of Worlds.
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GrantOrg and Lord Shishio Dedications.

GrantOrg, first opened on Mar 21, 2004, was a unique and valuable asset to the Writing Contests sub-forum.

Dedicated to awarding Grants to Contest Hosts and hosting their own, GrantOrg served the Gaian community for over a year.
When we found ourselves in a position to continue what they had started, we got in touch with various people who helped us greatly along.
clarion, Bane is on Fire, Have Your Pi, and Penden to name a few.

The GrantOrg Staff included:

Bane is on Fire!
nyx-thanato (and .clothos and burnt toast crumbs)
Jaimai40


GrantOrg was generous, helpful, and a great support to the community. They will never be forgotten. Many of us remember them well, and miss them sorely. They live on here, through us.

The GrantOrg thread is still online H E R E, and they were kind enough to link to us from there.
Do go and take a look at their history.

We hold their trust dear, and dedicate ourselves to carrying their torch for as long as it may burn!

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Lord Shishio was an avid supporter of GrantOrg, and then the WW&CCF. Not only was he generous,
he was there for support and encouragement when we needed him the most. Always in good spirits, always a pleasure, and always free
with advice, and donations, he became a friend so easily... and died too soon. We mourn his loss to this day... and always will.

Not only did he donate, advise, comfort, support, and encourage us along our first tenuous months,
he promotoed our cause and generated many other donations and put us in touch with many friends and resources.

Smile on us Brian... dry our tears.
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[ Major Domo's | Agent | Station ]

Charity Assets

Gold on Hand - 2.8 Million

Incentive/Appreciation Prizes on Hand (still collecting):

MANY!!!


Investments Being Saved for Future Liquidation as Needed:

Letters
Demonic Pitchfork
Goti Clips
The Clothes on the Major's Back (and the Were Tail)!


...and many of the generous items donated by too many to list. They may be found
H E R E!
Many have been sold to finace the Foundation work, but many remain
in our inventory as investments and to be used as prizes.



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Lord Shishio's old PhotoBucket image would go here.
Hurm... a bump for you.. before I set about to attempt to get some donations...
This is a cool idea. I'd like to enter, pending you actually start a contest and whatnot. And donate.
Leonis
Hurm... a bump for you.. before I set about to attempt to get some donations...


I knew I could count on you!

kiss
RurouniYuudai85
This is a cool idea. I'd like to enter, pending you actually start a contest and whatnot. And donate.


Thank you! There will be a contest starting on November 1, and you are most welcome to enter. Please send your donations to Major Domo, and there will be no entry fee for this contest/assignment.

kiss
I would definately like to enter.

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