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Short Story Contest #3 - Heirloom

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by SilverEx, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. SilverEx

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    Heirloom
    Literature works of the Warcraft variety!
    Entrants are required to produce a 5000 word or less short story based on Warcraft's Lore occurring AFTER the 2nd game (so no, not during or before the 2nd game).
    There is no real theme other than your main character must use an heirloom of some sort to accomplish any task you see fit. This is the only plot requirement other than it having to be based in Azeroth!
    Enjoy and have fun!
    First drafts to be done 3 weeks after the start date, final drafts to be done 1 week after that.

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    • Entries must be over 2000 words but under 5000. If your story exceeds this slightly it may still be accepted provided the submission still follows all the other rules below. Submissions that are under 2000 words will not be accepted, no exceptions.
    • All work must be the entrants own. No plagiarism of any kind!
    • Submissions must satisfy the stated theme and lore requirements.
    • All entries must be written in well structured English prose. Any entries not written in good english will be rejected.
    • You must have fun while writing your tale! :)
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    • First Place: 40 reputation points and your entry on an award icon
    • Second Place: 30 reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 15 reputation points and an award icon



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    Plot Structure Was the plot exciting and did you genuinely enjoy reading the story? Did it follow a good line or did it make little sense and jump around too much without taking into consideration previous events? Were problems resolved well or in a way that seemed obvious or contrived? 10 Points
    Characters & Development Were the characters memorable and realistic? Could you easily imagine the characters being portrayed or did you have a hard time picturing them and finding them believable? 10 Points
    Flow Did the piece read well? Did you find yourself easily following the plot and writing or was it hard to read and understand? 10 Points
    Descriptions and Scenes How was the overall feeling of the world that had been created, was it exciting and vivid or lacking in detail and attention? 10 Points
    • 60 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 40 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    If you would like to enter the contest simply make a post in this thread, stating the information about your entry.​

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    • The contest shall begin on 4th February and will conclude on 11:59, 4th March 2010, GMT
     
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  2. Kercyn

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    That's an excellent competition. I may participate, if I find the time. Good luck to all participants. May Alagremm own us all :D
     
  3. Solecompanysole

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    I am in so how do i join the contest (first time :D)
     
  4. Kercyn

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    Just like that. You just jump in and yell "I'm in losers!" (Well, you can omit the "losers" part).
     
  5. Solecompanysole

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    I know its rude to tell the truth :p
     
  6. Linaze

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    So basically... after Warcraft II and a heirloom must be used?
     
  7. The Panda

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    I will judge this.
     
  8. matyko

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    Hm, interesting.

    I might pop in and give it a go, if I have the time! :D
     
  9. Forgotten_Warlord

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    You just say your in on this thread :p You have already joined xD

    and dang after wc2? does that mean you can't use the doomhammer or hellscreams axe? lol
     
  10. Solecompanysole

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    well i started writing :D
     
  11. naitsirk

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    I am in... Just need to figure out what a heirloom is... and I need a good Character!
     
  12. DarkAngelAzazel

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    I am definetly giving it a try :)

    Just to see if my knowledge of the english language is good enough :)
     
  13. Solecompanysole

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    Thats an item passed from one generation to another!
     
  14. Crazy Cow

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    I am certainly joining. This is the one thing I enjoy, don't need to put a tremendous amount of effort at once to accomplish and can do anywhere.
     
  15. The World Is Flat

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    Alright, Everyone fear my writing skills. but one question What do you mean by heirloom? i know what he word means but i dont understand how i am supposed to impliment it.
     
  16. Solecompanysole

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    Tip : Someone that passed away wanted you to have item x

    another Tip: How can i fear you lol
     
  17. The World Is Flat

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    1. that is obvious.

    2. because i am scary?
     
  18. Solecompanysole

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    Ok good reason XD
    Good luck to all (you will need it :grin: (no offense, what you didnt think its funny?) :xxd:
     
  19. Landmine

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    Just a random question, but is there a period of time that the story must follow, or any time after WCII (EX: lets say when the Humans create a space worthy craft, too far?)
     
  20. Pyritie

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    Hm, warcraft 2? I thought "second game" meant frozen throne
     
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