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Anyone else live in the south like poor, unfortunate me? It's hot as hell down here. Let's have a summer writing contest!
SUMMER WRITING CONTEST THEME:
- summer / heat / etc.
I don't write a lot of poetry, but I do like reading it! I've noticed you guys write a lot of poetry, and you always ask in the other contests if you can submit poetry. Here's your chance!
I'll be looking for these main components:
- It must be a poem, but there's a ton of freedom in that. It can be short, long, a haiku, a sonnet, rhymes, no rhymes, gluten free---whatever.
- It needs to have a summer theme. This could be the actual season summer, or it could be about heat, or fire, or about a girl named summer---once again, lots of freedom.
- If you wrote something for the summer jam already taking place, I'm ok with a double submission, as long as it is from this year and was only ever submitted on newgrounds.
Labor Day! (Sept. 6th) This is the official end of summer for most of you.
Not for me. In crappy Louisiana, it will be summer until Thanksgiving.
$100 to 1st place
$50 to 2nd place
$25 to 3rd place
As of right now:
- Little ol me
- I need someone else!!!! If you don't wish to write, please help us judge!
Please write!!!! I absolutely play fair. So if I’ve ever banned you before, write anyway. If we hate each other’s guts, write anyway. Don’t skip out on the contest because you have a ban record or have had a thread deleted. Please write! I’ll read it! (And I trust my other judge(s) to do the same.)
Submit multiple pieces or just a single piece. While I don't necessarily mind multiple pieces, it would be nice to see the effort and time put into a single work instead.
Please write original pieces. While I wouldn't really know that you pulled up an old piece of writing you made years ago it does kind of defeat the purpose of the competitions. (To write!) If I find it posted on the internet anywhere else I will assume that it is plagiarized and it won't be entered into the competition.
Free-style/ free-verse poetry is totally cool, but make sure it isn't a short story. You shouldn't need more than one post to share your poem.
Other than that, no word count or topic limitations. Just make it a summer poem!
It's a good idea to write in your preferred program and then copy/paste into notepad to get rid of some of the weird formatting between Word and newgrounds that can happen. Whenever I post I write in word, copy/paste into notepad, then copy/paste into an old newgrounds blog page to make sure the format look good before posting.
@fro was the original person starting writing contests on here and I stole these rules from him. He's busy, off winning strong man competitions and throwing cars.
In the spirit of summer, here's this cool animated artwork by @Luis
@TomFulp please add the Summer Writing Contest to your events calendar and please pin this thread to the top for me.
I'll send the money soon, in case I die, and then you have to pick a winner or just embezzle the money for supporter funds.
A PERSONAL NOTE- I haven't been around as much because my baby niece is terminal and is expected to die the end of this summer. I am trying to get ahead on school work in case I need to watch my sister's special needs baby, while she copes with losing this one. I will also be helping her get prepared for the funeral. This is why I haven't been present on the BBS as much. That said, I check my PMs and my notifications every day. Holla at me if you need anything and don't be concerned that the contest isn't happening just because you don't see me around. And send some positive thoughts/vibes/prayers whatever you do, toward my family please.