EPIC CONTEST November 3, 2007 - December 14, 2007
Reading and Deliberating
Are you prepared for a contest of EPIC proportions like no other? A contest that runs over multiple rounds testing writers stamina and skill with new surprises? A contest so BIG you wont know what hit you? Yes this is the EPIC CONTEST.
The aim of this contest is for you to write an adventure story that consists of 10 parts/chapters. Each round you are required to submit the next piece of your story. But wait theres more! Each round there is a new element(s) you must add to your story testing your creativity and ability to work on a tight schedule.
Round 1 is open to all writers who wish to enter but to be allowed to enter round 2 you must have been one of the top 20 finalists, only 15 will be invited to round 3, in round 4 only 10, in round 5 only 9etc. until after 10 rounds we finally get down to one final winner. A writer who can claim the name of EPIC CHAMPION.
Yes it will be a long and challenging but think of it as an ULTIMATE test for all writers to prove themselves and by the end of it you will have a finished story. (which is good if you have trouble committing your self to writing a story).
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRINEDS ABOUT THIS CONTEST FOR TO MAKE IT WORK WE NEED AT LEAST 20 ENTRANTS!!!
WELCOME TO ROUND ONE
round one is the orientation chapter/part of your story. There are no real limitations in this round. However, remember this is an adventure story and so the character needs to embark on a journey of some sort, even if they dont quite realise it yet. But the journey must be apparent by the end of part one even if there is just a line like we leave at dawn.
If you have any questions or need help or clarification please message me.
Also, I would love your opinion or ideas on the contest in general so even if you are not planning on entering could you please message me and let me know what you think.
Thanks and good luck on your EPIC journeys,
NOW FOR THOSE WITH QUESTIONS NOW HERE ARE SOME ANSWERS:
What if I dont get through a certain round?
If you dont make it past a certain round but are still determined to finish the ten part quest and get my opinion feel free to go to each round and write you next part (but dont enter it) but instead send it my way via link in a message. If there is a large number of missed out contestants who wish to continue their journey but didnt make it to a certain round I may open an epic just missed out contest. However I will require at least 5 requests to do so.
What if I miss a deadline?
Part of this contest is being able to work in a small time frame, so I am sorry if you miss a deadline you are out of the contest, I know its a bit harsh but this is no ordinary contest and thats the way it works. Dont worry too much though because I will give out reminders and if you are intending on going on holiday or going away and dont think youll make the deadline because of this I can arrange for the contest to be open earlier or extend deadlines but you need to give plenty of notice.just message me and we will discuss.
What happens if I want to quit?
This contest is about stamina and skill and if you enter you are making a commitment to the contest so if you get through to the next round you are expected to submit a piece or the contest wont work. If you want to drop out of the contest at any time please let me know and dont just not submit a piece and Ill try and arrange it so you dropping out has as little effect as possible on the contest. And if you need help please message me.
How long will this contest take? What are the time frames and dates?
At this point in time rough dates for when each round starts and ends have been set with submissions for the last round expected to end sometime early April 2008. However nothing is set in stone yet, but to help you with deadlines once the submissions for this contest begin Ill post the next round (or perhaps 2) so you can start getting ideas for what you are going to write and know when you have to be done by. At the moment it is expected that you have about 20 days to submit work in each round. For more specific details or if you want to receive more updates just message me.
What happens if I dont incorporate all the elements asked?
Creativity and using what is being asked is a big part of this contest and how well you incorporate the required elements will be a big part of how I pick winners. So, you arent doing yourself any favours by not adding in all the elements, and I may not pick a better quality work without the elements over one that isnt quite as good that does has them. But if there is a HUGE quality differenced or a fair few entries that didnt incorporate all the required elements I may chose the other way round. The best way you can maximise your chances of being picked is to do what is required to your best ability and ask questions or clarification if youre a bit unsure.
have a question still left unasked? mail me!
Its about the journey not the desintation, but the winner of round one will recieve a reveiw of a piece of work of their choice, a shiny badge and the 20 finalists will be invited to compete in round 2!
EPIC Winner (round one)
the very almost EPIC Winner (round one)
3rd Place in the EPIC Contest (round one)
4th in the EPICA! (round one)
Created Oct 26, 2007