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Quality Prose Contest (JIP)

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 28, 2012, 3:36 PM
The judging for this is currently in process, thank you for all the great submissions!

Another day and another contest at #Written-Imagination's week long birthday celebrations. This time our contest is looking for the quality construction of descriptive prose, not matter how flowery it happens to be (so long as we know what you're talking about and it conforms to rules). This means you show things that are happening to the audience with imagery, metaphor, simile, symbolism and all the other elements of figurative language. 

You don't tell them by saying "it was sad" - you  show them by saying "Tears spilled down her pale cheeks as the coffin descended into the  freshly dug earth below." We want descriptive language to up our eyeballs and straining our brains! :happybounce:


So here are the rules for the contest: 
  • It can be no more than 300 words but you are allowed 10% over the 300 word limit at max, any more and you'll be disqualified. There is no minimum word count.
  • Only two entries per person!
  • It must be descriptive prose. It can be as flowery and indepth as you like so long as we can understand the scene or subject being discussed which means you can use a little bit of tell to ground the reader with a reference point.

  • You MUST base your entry on one of these four provided themes:
    - Fire 
    - Ice 
    - Flight
    - Urban

  • Entries must be in by Friday of next week - 5th October
  • Prizes will be awarded to the best entries and randomly to participants who entered! :la:

Prizes will be announce soon so keep and eye out ^^ You can submit your entries here!

Keep in mind this contest is open to anyone here on deviantART! 

Good luck and get those entries in! :squee:

'Til then
Keep on writing
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:icontheglassiris:
TheGlassIris Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's been a year, is this still going on?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Omg... I remember judging this... Tbh I have no idea where I put the results.. I was so sure I chose winners ><
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:icontheglassiris:
TheGlassIris Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can you get them up any time soon?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Unfortunately I can't ... RL commitments, did you enter?
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:icontheglassiris:
TheGlassIris Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I did. I feel rather unhinged not knowing the results. But if we have to wait, we wait.
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not even sure how I'm going to judge it because I had people organised to... But they kinda bailed and then it slipped my mind, even trying to get a hold of some of the prizes, was like the donators just went poof!
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:icontheglassiris:
TheGlassIris Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So besides organizing a new set of prizes and judging panel, there's no real way of finishing this contest, huh?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I tried so many times to make it work but it always seemed to fall apart! >< I am really sorry! I'll make sure this doesn't happen again if I do ever decide to host another competition. Unfortunately that won't be soon due to just how overwhelming real life commitments are, I've not written in what seems like forever... *sigh*
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brambleclaw33 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   Writer
When will this finish judging?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Soon, I'm trying to get it done, just the lack of judges is making it hard, I've just been ridiculously busy! I'm trying to get on top of it as soon as possible!
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brambleclaw33 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Writer
Alright, sounds good. :)
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Avatar-720 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi, is this still being judged? Or have I derped and simply missed the results somewhere?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes.. unfortunately, I'm trying to get it done, just the lack of judges is making it hard, I've just been ridiculously busy! I'm trying to get on top of it as soon as possible!
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HereLizaKnight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I actually almost forgot about this thing until I looked in my favorites today.

Just wondering~ You think its going to be done soon? I'm curious now. A lot of people entered right? I'd like to see who has quality prose, it could make for a good examination of concise quality...or something or other. ^^; Just curious if we'll see a result soon. :iconquestionmarkplz:
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm trying to get it done, just the lack of judges is making it hard, I've just been ridiculously busy! I'm trying to get on top of it as soon as possible!
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HereLizaKnight Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Oh- I'm sorry to here that. I'd help judge if I weren't actually in it. Lol- Maybe I could help judge the next contest? ^_^ Well good luck! I'm rooting for you! :highfive:
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:iconroskvape:
Roskvape Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Any news on the contest?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Soon, judging was paused for sometime due to RL commitments but should be resumed sometime this week
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:iconroskvape:
Roskvape Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thanks!
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:iconbrothergrimsvsd:
BrotherGrimSVSD Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
What's the status on this?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Judging in Process (JIP)
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:iconbrothergrimsvsd:
BrotherGrimSVSD Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
Yes I know hat that means. But it's been goin on for like a week and a half. Just wondering. :P
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you made sure your piece made the word limit requirement ^^
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:iconbrothergrimsvsd:
BrotherGrimSVSD Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Writer
There was one of those? I didn't have any way to check.
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... through the word document or online, i hope you made it within the 330 max/ 300 limit
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:iconbrothergrimsvsd:
BrotherGrimSVSD Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Writer
I honestly don't know. My word document is fudged up cuz I don't have the "product code". If not it's not a big deal. :p
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
if the piece is not in the limit, it misses judging sadly enough
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Mumume Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
You should get Open Office. Its a free program just like Word. It also has a word count feature. ^_^ Even if you don't want to write in it...you can always use it for calculating word counts. (You can find the word count feature under "tools". ^_^)

There ya go:[link]

Hope this random blub is helpful! :la:
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:iconmspugluver:
Mspugluver Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
is this still running or is it over now?
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is Over
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:iconmspugluver:
Mspugluver Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
dangit, ok. thanks
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Np! Maybe next time!
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ChristalKitto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :3
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ChristalKitto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is still Friday here but it seems that the button to submit for the prose is missing. Here is the one I would like to submit to it.
[link]
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll add that now ^^
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:iconrollingfrog:
RollingFrog Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And here's the second: [link]
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Added ^^
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:iconrollingfrog:
RollingFrog Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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RollingFrog Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay I have my entries, but I can't seem to find the submission button to submit it to the correct folder.

Here's the first one: [link]

I hope I'm not too late; I remembered the deadline as the sixth, not the fifth! ^^;
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll add it for you ^^
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:iconrollingfrog:
RollingFrog Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful! Thank you :)
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X-Strike-Fire-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So deadline is Friday but does that mean Friday 11:59pm? If it is Friday 11:59pm what timezone is that being measured by? I'm writing one but I'd like enough time to develop it. I do have another one done though.
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Open til everywhere around the world is officially saturday XD
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AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Ah, just the question I meant to ask! I would like an answer as well; but I'm hoping that the fact that a specific timezone wasn't mentioned means that this contest is opened till it's no longer Oct 5 anywhere on the globe xD
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It was open until it was no longer the 5th anywhere ^^ Did you submit?
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carla456 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
[link] My entry :D
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you've submitted it to the folder! :la:
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:iconcarla456:
carla456 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sure have :D
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Luna-is-only-so-many Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like fun! I've never been much for descriptive writing so this will be great practice. XD
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