~❉RP Writing Contest❉~

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Blue_Myst, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Welcome to the RP Writing Contest! So you want to take your roleplaying to the next step? Perhaps you have a character that intrigues you, or something exciting just happened in your RP thread that you think needs a little more “screen time”? Well, here’s your chance! It doesn’t matter if you’re an RP pro or just joined the forum today, give this contest a shot! [​IMG]

    The rules are very simple. Tell any story you like, anywhere, anytime you like. Just be sure to center the story around a BYC roleplay character of your choice.

    The contest will be divided into categories based on length:

    (1) 500 words or less.

    (2) 500-1500 words.

    (3) 1500-2500 words.

    All roleplay types (chicken, horse, elf, etc.) will be grouped together, what matters is the length of the story.

    Due to time constraints, the maximum story length is 2500 words, and there will be a 1 story per category limit for each contestant. If you have to go a little over (2515, for example) don’t worry about it. I just want to make sure I have enough time to give each story a good read-through before scoring.

    All stories will be judged on all aspects of the piece, from plot to character to the beginning hook and conclusion. I will be looking at grammar and punctuation a little bit, but I’m not about to deduct fifty points because of a misplaced comma; in short, pieces written in chat-speak will not score as well as those with the period inside the quotation marks. As always, please run your piece through spell checker before submitting. It makes it easier for the judges to read and get the full effect of your entry. Thnk u.

    When entering, please state clearly: (1) your username, (2) the title of your piece, (3) what thread your RP character is from, (4) your category, and (5) whether or not you would like feedback for your piece.

    As of yet there is no due date, though it won’t last longer than three or four weeks at the most. We’ll see how many entries are submitted, and go from there. Deadline will be posted a few days in advance, so don’t panic if yours isn’t completely ready when it’s posted. A winner and an honorable mention will be selected for each category.

    Well, that’s all the paperwork. If this sparks your interest at all, go out, write, and have fun! [​IMG]

    Note: At this point I’m the only judge for the contest, but it would be great to have a 2 or 3 judge panel. If you are at all interest even in just helping to judge one category, please drop me a PM and I’ll let you know what’s involved.
  2. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011
    Oooh, I'll think about it.
  3. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    I'll join! [​IMG]
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Awesome! Can't wait to read what you guys come up with! [​IMG]
  5. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2010
    Suprise, Arizona
    Please don't make the deadline soon, I'm already up to my eyeballs in artwork and storywriting... [​IMG]

    I guess I'll consider it.
  6. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    Pick me! Pick me! I'm eligible. [​IMG]
    Pshaw, it'll be easy. [​IMG]

    I'm TRYING not to get on here, so... I'll post if or when I can. I'm not absolutely sure I'm going to be entering, but I'll try.
  7. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Don't worry, BirdNut, you have plenty of time! [​IMG]

    Sounds good, Dutchgirl! You don't even have to post it here, you could just send it to me in a PM if you wanted to.
  8. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    [​IMG] I'm in!
  9. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    I'm so joining!
  10. Chickenfur

    Chickenfur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    On Earth :)
    I'll try! Do we post it here or pm it to Blue_Myst?

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