Critmas 2019: Pre-Launch

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The time is almost upon us for the 10th Annual Critmas celebration.  (That's not a misspelling - the Crit stands for Critique.) Last year was the biggest and craziest ever!


WHAT IS CRITMAS?



Critmas is an annual challenge of generosity to write at least 12 critiques between December 24 and January 6.  It's about giving the gift of feedback to our fellow deviants, it's fun, and there's prizes!

Although traditionally the majority of participants are members of the literature community, ALL deviants are encouraged to join, and you can write your critiques for ANY deviation regardless of medium.

And it's a team sport!  Any individual who writes at least 12 critiques is a winner, but teams also work together to beat the other teams for total number of critiques.  In past years this has led to some fun shenanigans and maybe a touch of insanity.


SOUNDS FUN, WHAT'S NEXT?



The talented BeccaJS invented Critmas and ran it for 9 years, and this year is taking a well-earned break.  The CRLiterature team is forging forward, but we are looking for some help.  Read on for how you can get in on the fun, now and during the main event.

An official sign-up journal will be forthcoming once we have more details about this year's challenge to share.  If you'd like to receive a note when sign-ups begin, please let me know.


HOW CAN I HELP?



1. Captain a Team!

There will be 4 teams and each must have a leader.  It will be your job to encourage your team and develop strategies to defeat the other teams.  The details of how you do this is up to you, but to do it successfully you should plan on communicating with your team often throughout Critmas.  Past Critmas experience is preferred but not required.  Note me if you are interested - we would like to have Team Captains identified by December 1.

2. Donate!

Every good challenge needs prizes.  For points donations, click here (there is also a donation widget on my profile page).  Other prizes are also welcome - features, gift cards, Core memberships, commissions, prints, fun and interesting items... send me a note with what you're thinking.

3. Promote!

Help spread the word through your status updates, journals, and groups.  Share this journal now and make sure you're watching CRLiterature to see and share future Critmas updates.

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xlntwtch Writer
I'd like to receive a note when sign-ups begin. Or maybe I'm missing an announcement already?? Please let me know... thanks!
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JessaMarHobbyist Writer
Nope, you haven't missed anything!  We're still figuring some stuff out but hope to get a signup journal live soon.
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xlntwtch Writer
Okay, great!
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SlytherclawPadawanProfessional General Artist
Is there going to be exciting modification in the game like in Critmas 2018?
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JessaMarHobbyist Writer
Well, there will be some changes this year... as to how exciting they are, you'll have to wait and see!
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ninebarkHobbyist Digital Artist
Yessss, I'm in, I'm in, I'm in.
 Santa :la: 
Asahi-Taichou's avatar
When are the start and end dates?
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JessaMarHobbyist Writer
The event runs from Dec 24 to Jan 6. Signups will begin sometime in early December.
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Yuukon Writer
When does it start? I need to get my schedules lined up to see if I can join :eagerpee: 
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JessaMarHobbyist Writer
The event starts December 24. There will probably be some team communications and scheming as soon as we start signups - I don't know when that will be yet, but should be early December.
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LadySionis Writer
Ooh, this looks like fun!
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TheRavenlover115Student Traditional Artist
Honestly, I just want receive some criticism for my ideas... I want to improve.
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JessaMarHobbyist Writer
One of the nice things about Critmas is, even though the challenge is to give critique, most participants end up getting some good critique too.
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TheRavenlover115Student Traditional Artist
I am not good at critic to be honest...
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psto1464 Writer

To my status to update people on this fun event! :salute: I'll donate some prizes, I'll send you a note. I would also like a note when sign up begins please.

JessaMar's avatar
JessaMarHobbyist Writer
Thank you!  And I've added you to the list.
ChimeraDragonfang's avatar
Tossed some Points into the donation pool; gonna think on what else I can donate.
JessaMar's avatar
JessaMarHobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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FortuneSeeksTheSun63 Digital Artist
This sounds so interesting! I also will share it and would also like to receive a note when sign-up begins, please. Thank you :)
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JessaMarHobbyist Writer
I've added you to the list - and thanks!
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FortuneSeeksTheSun63 Digital Artist
Awesome and thank you, too!
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DomaexHobbyist General Artist
I'll offer prizes. I'll send a note your way
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Malintra-ShadowmoonHobbyist General Artist
That is the biggest fun in the year.
I am going to share it with my and befriended groups and would like to be noted when sign-up begins. :D
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