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UPDATE: Submissions to the contest are now closed.  Watch for an announcement on the results.


The Prompt

Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters.

:pointr: Contest Begins on June 1st, 2012.
:pointr: Contest Ends on August 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

The Rules

:bulletgreen: All entries must be Literature. Prose, Poetry, and Scripts are accepted. No visual poetry; concrete is allowed.
:bulletblue: All entries must be written specifically for this contest, uploaded to dA on or after June 1st, 2012.
:bulletgreen: All entries must include a link to this contest journal in the artist's comment of the deviation.
:bulletblue: All entries must adhere to deviantART's Submissions Policy and Etiquette Policy.
:bulletblue: Anyone who is not judging may enter the contest, including DLD staff.
:bulletgreen: Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are required. We do not consider an intentional lack of capitals a concern so long as it is consistent throughout the piece.
:bulletblue: One entry per deviant; collaborations are not allowed.

:new: FAQs :new:
:bulletgreen: The genre does not matter, so long as the story fits the prompt.
:bulletblue: For the purpose of this contest, "object" means anything you can physically touch.
:bulletgreen: Original characters are characters you have created, unrelated to any sort of fan-fiction.
:bulletblue: You do NOT have to be a member of Daily-Lit-Deviations to submit to the contest folder.
:bulletgreen: Mature Content is allowed, as long as it has all appropriate tags attached.
:bulletgreen: If you choose to use an object such as a cigarette, your characters do not have to be connected by the exact same cigarette.

Word Limits

:bulletgreen: Prose is not to exceed 2,500 words.
:bulletblue: Poems should be no longer than 300 lines.
:bulletgreen: Scripts should be no more than 15 pages.

:pointr: Please Note: All entries should include a word count, page count, or line count in the artist's comments.

Submitting Your Entry

To submit your entry, first be certain that your artist's comment includes a link to this journal as well as the appropriate word, line, or page count. Then submit your work to the Summer Contest folder in Daily-Lit-Deviations gallery. Your work will be checked for grammar and spelling before it is admitted to the group. Pieces that do not adhere to the rules will be declined.

Remember, all entries are due by August 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Time. The gallery folder will be closed after that time.

Judging

Entries will be judged based on creativity, excellent use of language, strong characterization, and overall impact.

Your judges are: :iconliliwrites::iconspoems::iconsilverinkblot:

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Prizes

:trophy: 1st Place :trophy:
:bulletgreen: 3-Month Premium Membership donated by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen: 500 points
:bulletgreen: 1 copy of Bluebird by Shane Mckinney (spoems) donated by ExistenceWeSummonYou
:bulletgreen: Prose commission from blooperman12
:bulletgreen: Critique from neurotype LiliWrites, ShadowedAcolyte, and tonepainter
:bulletgreen: Feature from DailyLitDeviations, shebledgreenink, pinballwitch, Lockian, and SadisticIceCream

:trophy: 2nd Place :trophy:
:bulletgreen: 3-Month Premium Membership
:bulletgreen: 1 copy of The Cookbook by Natalie Easton (apple-dark) donated by ExistenceWeSummonYou
:bulletgreen: Poetry commission from blooperman12
:bulletgreen: Critique from LiliWrites, neurotype, and ShadowedAcolyte
:bulletgreen: Feature from DailyLitDeviations,  shebledgreenink, pinballwitch, Lockian, andSadisticIceCream

:trophy: Runner Up :trophy:
:bulletgreen: 500 Points
:bulletgreen: Critique from ShadowedAcolyte and neurotype
:bulletgreen: Feature from DailyLitDeviations,  shebledgreenink, pinballwitch, Lockian, andSadisticIceCream

:pointr: We are still collecting prizes! Points, critiques, features, commissions, etc are all gladly accepted. Please note LiliWrites if you're interested in donating a prize other than points. Points can be sent to our donation widget at the top of the DLD profile.


We look forward to your entries! If you have questions or comments, please leave them below.

Please remember to :+fav: this journal to help spread the word. Any mentions in polls or journals are also most appreciated!

~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~

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DarkDragondoesFNAF24's avatar
DarkDragondoesFNAF24Hobbyist General Artist
crap i missed this ;-;
elena-landry's avatar
elena-landryHobbyist Writer
AWW CRAP TOO LATE
Dani-the-Naiad's avatar
Dani-the-NaiadHobbyist Writer
I was really excited about it.
bitybaby45's avatar
bitybaby45Hobbyist Writer
Wow, there STILL hasn't even been a notice telling us this thing is off. Definitely not participating in this group's contests anymore...
Dani-the-Naiad's avatar
Dani-the-NaiadHobbyist Writer
Yeah...pretty sad.
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Dani-the-NaiadHobbyist Writer
I thought I would double check on this contest. Is there going to be a winner announced?
CDing93's avatar
CDing93Student Writer
Hey! So I submitted my story yesterday well before the time limit was up, and I noticed it hasn't been accepted into the folder yet. I was wondering if I've been disqualified for some reason or another or if my story is just waiting to be approved. Thanks in advance!
DailyLitDeviations's avatar
it appears as though your submission was accepted. :)

shane
CDing93's avatar
CDing93Student Writer
Yeah, I noticed that after looking at it the next day! Thanks, though! I hope my story is well-liked :)
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pyon-hiyokoiStudent General Artist
My entry! [link] Hope you like it! :happybounce:
CrumbledWings's avatar
Also can one of the character be an inanimate object?
CrumbledWings's avatar
Well thank you i have submitted it. hope it wins :D
CrumbledWings's avatar
In my poem it does connect two otherwise unrelated character but character do not speak to one another and one dies. Is that o.k. ?
DailyLitDeviations's avatar
Yep that's fine, as long as there is a connection of some sort.
Dani-the-Naiad's avatar
Dani-the-NaiadHobbyist Writer
I'm SO excited to hear these results but I won't be home for them. I'm going on a vacation until August 6th. I'm SO going to try to sneak peaks on my phone to see, but I won't have that great of service - I'll be camping. Can't wait til I get home!
LiliWrites's avatar
Results probably wont be announced until the second week of August since I am also going on vacation until August 8th. :giggle:
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mrMunsterHobbyist Writer
As you laugh, a little while, take a look, you will smile, from these words that I have said, you'll think I lost my flippin' head!
ilyilaice's avatar
I have an idea already. However, in my idea, one character has already noticed/was watching the other - the object just helped the two characters really connect. Is that still counted as otherwise unrelated characters? Thank you!
LiliWrites's avatar
I'd say that if they hadn't known each other before, that counts. :nod:
ilyilaice's avatar
all right! great. thanks. (:
xXTheSceneIsDeadXx's avatar
xXTheSceneIsDeadXxStudent General Artist
:*( WHY!!!! my story is 5272 words long...
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