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September 28, 2012
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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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TheGlassIris Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's been a year, is this still going on?
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 ><
TheGlassIris Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can you get them up any time soon?
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Unfortunately I can't ... RL commitments, did you enter?
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.
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!
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?
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?
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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