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    Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition





    The Scriptorium is proud to bring you the Winter 2013 Writing Competition!

    This competition will have a themed category as well as non-themed categories to encompass all tastes in writing. The categories are:

    Themed
    : Ancient Rome (greater than 500 words)
    Long:
    (greater than 1000 words)
    Short: (less than 1000 words)

    More information on categories below.

    Submission time begins now, and will last throughout the month of February, ending on March 1st. Voting will begin within a week after submissions are closed.

    Only 4 medals are up for grabs. One gold, one silver, and one bronze, plus the Librarian's Choice award. The top placing entries in each category will move on to a final round of voting to decide medal winners. Runner-up and second runner-up in each category will receive rep rewards, 50 for runner-ups and 25 for second runner-ups.


    The theme for this competition is Ancient Rome. This does not limit you to specifically writing completely and solely about Rome though. You can be creative and write about anything as long as there is an element or some strand that relates back to Ancient Rome. So, please do not feel too restricted, what exactly you write about is up to you. If you are in doubt whether your story is staying to the theme, feel free to ask. Keep in mind though, if we do not feel your story conforms enough to the theme, we will ask you if you would like to change it or rather have is submitted to a short or long category instead. If we receive no response from you on it, it will automatically be placed in another respective category.

    Works of poetry and nonfiction are allowed and encouraged. Instead of having separate categories for these, however, you will simply submit them to either three categories based on length and whether or not it is themed.



    Anyone may enter, but only one submission per category per member is allowed. However, each member is allowed only one award no matter what, so if more than one of your submissions makes it to the finals, only the one with the highest amount of votes will qualify.


    Competition Rules
    Categories:

    • Theme: Ancient Rome
    • Long: (greater than 1000 words)
    • Short: (less than 1000 words)

    Submission deadline: The last day for submitting your entries is February 28th, 2013.

    The librarians are split up into a few teams to handle each category. You are free to submit your entry to any librarian, but it would be quite dandy if you could submit it to any librarian overseeing the category you are submitting to.

    NO MORE THAN ONE ENTRY PER MEMBER IN EACH CATEGORY. MEMBERS MAY WIN ONE MEDAL ONLY. IN THE EVENT THEY WIN MULTIPLE MEDALS, ONLY THEIR ENTRY WITH THE HIGHEST OVERALL VOTES WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL, AND THEIR OTHER SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR ANY EQUAL OR LESSER MEDAL. Librarians shall clerically administer the competition. Librarians shall not be voting on medals except on the "Librarian's Choice" medal, which is a private poll and will be announced in the end with the rest of the awards. A public poll shall be created and the general membership shall select a medal winner among the submissions for each category.

    Submissions for this competition must be unique works written specifically for this competition, or otherwise not posted on TWC in the past.

    Anyone caught asking for votes during the voting phase in any way, shape or form, on or off this forum, will have their submission immediately disqualified from the competition. In the event this does happen, I can personally guarantee you that you will not know of your entry's disqualification until after voting. This will leave you thinking you were able to sneakily lobby for votes behind my back, and just when you think you've got it, I will slap you hard with my pimp cane. So please ladies and gentlemen, don't pull any crap like this on me, I will see it coming and I will embarrass you for it. Don't say you haven't been warned.

    Awards

    Awards for the winners:
    Medallions shall be decided by the general membership.
    Reputation shall be decided by the Chief Librarian. As it stands, 50 rep for non-medal winning runner-ups and 25 for non-medal winning second runner-ups.


    Librarian's Choice Award:
    The winner of this award shall be decided by Librarian popular vote.



    The award polling will begin after the submissions deadline and polling will be closed after roughly two weeks. Finalist voting will stay open for roughly one week. Winners will be announced within the days of the polling coming to a close.

    The Chief Librarian is solely responsible for all aspects of the competition. The decisions of the Chief Librarian is final.

    The Librarians will at their discretion include entries into the Scriptorium. Submission to the Contest does not assure the article will be archived in the Scriptorium.







    In case you have any queries, feel free post your question here or contact any librarian.

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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    Just a couple of days left to get your entries in! With the forums in a transition period, now might be the time to hammer out your entry!

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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    This is the last day to get your entries in for the Scriptorium Writing Competition! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm Hawaii time (GMT -10). If you don't enter you can't win! Wet the pen and gather the scrolls for eternal glory awaits those who enter this sacred competition!


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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    Since the site has been experiencing sporadic downtime, submission time has been extended for an extra day. So, you have until 11:59pm (GMT- 10) tonight to get your entries in.

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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    Polls are now up! Voting will last for 10 days and will close on Friday March 15.

    Lots of great entries this time so give them a read and vote for your favorite!
    Last edited by StealthFox; March 06, 2013 at 12:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthFox View Post
    Polls are now up! Voting will last for 10 days and will close on Friday March 15.

    Lots of great entries this time so give them a read and vote for your favorite!


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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    Today is the last day for voting! So don't miss out on voting for your favorite entry! You can find the polls here.

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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    The final poll is up! This final poll includes the 1st place winners from each category and determines the overall medal winners. There is also a tiebreaker poll up to determine the 2nd and 3rd place winner from the themed category. You can see the polls here. Don't miss out on reading these great entries and voting for your favorite one!

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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    This is the last day of voting! Cast your vote before it's too late!




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    Default Re: Scriptorium - Winter 2013 Writing Competition. Theme: Ancient Rome

    Finally! Through many refreshes and page errors the Scriptorium Editorial with the writing competition winners has been published! We apologize for the delay in getting this Editorial out to announce the winners, but the site instability severely hampered our efforts. In addition, with the number of amazing entries we got this year, it was very difficult to decide on the Librarian's Choice winner. We had so many great entries and the sheer caliber of quality was absolutely amazing! We really had a hard time deciding on the winner, it was very, very close! You can find the editorial here and the winning entries here. Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners!

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