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Contest is now closed for submissions! I have received sixteen lovely entries, which can be perused here.

STATUS: JUDGING IN PROGRESS




Three Years in the Making by ChimeraDragonfang

Remember that thing?
Want it?
Of course you do. :la:

Well, here's your chance, because it's the grand prize in this contest. :woohoo:
As it is a physical object, the winner will need to be okay with giving out a mailing address.

Now, because literature is woefully under-appreciated, this is going to be a writing contest. Yes, you heard me, writing. :evillaugh:

What I want to see is a story with :above:that:above: dreamcatcher in it. I don't care what genre you go for or how long or short the story is, but the dreamcatcher must be present in the story somewhere, somehow; anything from a brief mention to the crux of the entire plot. Random piece of art on the wall? Ancient artifact of... something? Magic tool? Futuristic power source? Ancient power source? Just some flashy bling? Whatever you want, you guys.

Entertain Chim with words! :dummy:

Entries will be judged on creativity/originality and technical execution (spelling, grammar, that sort of thing).

The deadline is June 13th. Why June 13th? I felt like it, and I like the number 13. Date is subject to change if there aren't enough entries. I want a good turnout for this; I poured I don't even know how many hours of my life into that dreamcatcher and it should go to a good home.

Browse all current entries here.



:police: RULES :police:
:bulletpurple: English only. I need a language all my judges understand.
:bulletpurple: Must be prose.
:bulletpurple: Must be new work made for this contest and uploaded to dA's Literature gallery. Also must be your own work. Duh.
:bulletpurple: Mature content is allowed, but it should go without saying that it can't violate any of dA's rules.
:bulletpurple: The dreamcatcher (the one pictured at the top of this Journal) MUST clearly feature in the story somewhere.
:bulletpurple: There is no word limit, but please don't submit a full novel. My judges and I can't be taking two days to read your entry. On the opposite end of the scale, do try for at least a paragraph or two.
:bulletpurple: NOTE ME (not the other judges, me) with a link to your entry so I can add it to the contest folder. Simply posting a link in a comment or Noting a different member of the judging panel means your entry might get missed. Title the Note "Dreamcatcher Contest Entry" or something to that effect so I know what it is.
:bulletpurple: You can enter several times, but can only win once.
:bulletpurple: Don't be a dick. Friendly ribbing of fellow participants is okay. Straight-up harassment is not, and will get your stupid ass disqualified. Likewise, abuse toward my judges will not be tolerated. Play nice. :meow:



:trophy: PRIZES :trophy:
:bulletred:1st Place:bulletred:
- The subject of this whole contest, this here shiny thing.
- 375 :points:
- Digital painting of up to three characters from Serrival.
- Journal features from ChimeraDragonfang, Schieden, AngelWarriorQueen.
- Winner's Pack from AnotherContestGroup. (Feature in their Group blog, and possibly some other stuff.)

:bulletorange:2nd Place:bulletorange:
- First choice from the claw pendants.
- 275 :points:
- Digital painting of up to two characters from Serrival.
- Journal features from ChimeraDragonfang, Schieden, AngelWarriorQueen.
- Winner's Pack from AnotherContestGroup. (Feature in their Group blog, and possibly some other stuff.)

:bulletyellow:3rd Place:bulletyellow:
- Second choice from the claw pendants.
- 175 :points:
- Digital painting of one character from Serrival.
- Journal features from ChimeraDragonfang, Schieden, AngelWarriorQueen.
- Winner's Pack from AnotherContestGroup. (Feature in their Group blog, and possibly some other stuff.)


Also, all entrants will be llama'd.



:judge: Your Judges :judge:
:iconchimeradragonfang: :iconschieden: :iconangelwarriorqueen: :iconstalkedbydragons: :iconangavorne: :iconxxapplelolipopsxx: :iconhell-is-a-56:



FAQ
Will add stuff here as necessary, so ask your questions.

Q: Can judges enter?
A: Judges are not eligible to win anything, though they may certainly still write stuff if they wish to do so.

Q: Is this limited to people who live in Norway?
A: Nope! This is open to anyone and everyone on dA. I'll ship that dreamcatcher to wherever on the planet the winner lives. :earth: ...Uh, so I guess you're out of luck if you live on the Moon or something.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Still judging?
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Yes. I got some volunteers to fill in and am declaring this whole thing officially over by the time next Monday/Tuesday (depending on timezones) rolls around. Next week there will be RESULTS, GODAMMIT. :stare:
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Miryl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you. Sorry for bothering you... :D Just wanted to know how it stays. No need to hurry. Just asking.
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CDing93 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Writer
Hey there! Just curious as to how the judging is going! Any idea regarding when results will be released?
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I hope it'll be soon. Still waiting on two judges.
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CDing93 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Writer
Well be sure to keep us contestants informed! I can imagine that everyone else is as anxious for the results as I am!
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Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
So, how is judging going?
:-)
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Still waiting on a few.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:-) Good then :-)
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Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
How is judging going? Every one of the judges enjoying themselves? I hope you are all doing allright and enjoy reading the stories! Looking forward to the outcome!
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