Mwc11 Jf : Musical Interpretation 2011-01-01 06:38:26
Happy New Year to one and all!
I thought that for 2011, we could start by taking the contests in a different direction, particularly as Tom was looking for us to become more innovative
in his recent New Year's post. What I thought was that we could all do something that brings together the Audio and Flash Portals into the mix as well:
The theme for this contest is to create a flash script for a piece of music on the Audio Portal. This doesn't mean that you have to go and find a song,
with lyrics and make a music video script. You could merely interpret what goes on within a piece of ambient backing music. What we're looking for is
something that has enough inspiration and description for a flash artist to come along and say "I'm going to animate that". If it does, the audio artist
gets more exposure, the flash artist creates a good piece to the best of their abilities and YOU could get credit as a writer.
All official entries must be submitted here. No linking to your piece hosted elsewhere. No discussion whatsoever in this thread. All discussion for this
competition must take place in the: DISCUSSION THREAD.
Please read through the entirety of the opening posts and familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of this competition. All participants must
comply to the rules listed below, as they are final. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from the current competition.
MWC11 January / February - Musical Interpretation
Build your piece around a submission on the Newgrounds Audio Portal and present the link at the top of the submission. Please use the BBS formatting, just
pasting the URL in the BBS text.
Settings are pretty much free form, though try not to get too complex, as you are working to a word limit and there are only so many of us judging the
piece on quality, not quantity. The same goes for characters, though please try to be original. Historical figures are permitted, but descending into some
sort of piece based around characters from a book you have recently read should be steered clear of.
1) Your piece must involve the goings on of Halowe'en and the direct aftermath of these events
2) Minimum Word Count: 500 Words
3) Maximum Word Count: 5,000 Words (Think about it though, is that going to be too long?!)
Monday, February 14th 0300hrs EST.
1st - $50 Store Credit
2nd - $40 Store Credit
3rd - $30 Store Credit
4th - $20 Store Credit
5th - $10 Store Credit
1) Please ensure you have proof read your submission before posting it. There are plenty of decent writers on here that have offered services for proofing
2) Post your stories ONLY in this thread.
3) Do not post revisions in this thread. They will be deleted.
4) You may submit one story only, one time. Posts will not be deleted at your demand so make sure your work is perfect before posting here.
5) Entries should be posted concordantly in the thread. Don't post the first part, then leave it three days before posting the next, as this makes judging
1) Contestants may submit exactly one entry. No more. Users found trying to smart ass their way around this rule will be disqualified from this and an
arbitrary number of future competitions to be agreed on by the judges. (You are your alt and vice versa)
2) Users caught posting writings which they do not own will face imediate disqualification from this and any future contests. That means don't try to pass
other's work off as your own, you will fail and we'll all hate you!
3) Users must submit on or before the given date. NO EXCEPTIONS!
4) You must follow the rules of this BBS. If you have a question about whether you will be breaking them, contact a moderator.
5) HAVE A BUNCH OF FUN! OR ELSE!
The judges do not HAVE to review your work and give you a detailed critique, there are too many entries in most contests for that to be a plausible option.
You have the following options none the less:
1) I highly recommend that you review someone else's work, in that way, they may return the favor. ;)
2) Within the writing forum, you will find many threads dedicated to assisting people. If you cannot find what you are looking for, ask for help.
3) PM the specific person you would like to review your work and hope they will.
4) Post a link to a newspost on your user page which contains your story again, in either the discussion thread or at the end of your official submission
in this thread.
5) Mingle with the people in the writing forum. It's the best place for hints, tips and inspiration
Judges will be announced in the discussion thread, in due course.
For all Monthly Writing Contests from now on, if you have suggestions for themes, comments on the judging process, wish to become a part of the judging
team and so forth, please post it in the Monthly Writing Contest HQ