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Summer Contest

Journal Entry: Thu May 31, 2012, 9:00 PM


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::iconthetaoofchaos::iconsilverinkblot:

:new: :new:
Prizes

:trophy: 1st Place :trophy:
:bulletgreen: 3-Month Premium Membership donated by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen: 500 points
:bulletgreen: 1 copy of Bluebird by Shane Mckinney (thetaoofchaos) 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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=DailyLitDeviations is hosting a new contest for the summer!

Prompt: Connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated people through an object.

Contest runs June 1 - August 1. Please read the article for full details. And don't forget to hit the :+fav: button!
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:iconelena-landry:
elena-landry Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWW CRAP TOO LATE
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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was really excited about it.
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:iconbitybaby45:
bitybaby45 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist 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...
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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah...pretty sad.
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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought I would double check on this contest. Is there going to be a winner announced?
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student 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!
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:icondailylitdeviations:
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
it appears as though your submission was accepted. :)

shane
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student 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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:iconpyon-hiyokoi:
pyon-hiyokoi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
My entry! [link] Hope you like it! :happybounce:
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:iconpinballwitch:
pinballwitch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Yay Pacific time! :D
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:iconcrumbledwings:
CrumbledWings Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Also can one of the character be an inanimate object?
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:icondailylitdeviations:
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I suppose it could! :)
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:iconcrumbledwings:
CrumbledWings Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Well thank you i have submitted it. hope it wins :D
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:iconcrumbledwings:
CrumbledWings Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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. ?
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:icondailylitdeviations:
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Yep that's fine, as long as there is a connection of some sort.
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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist 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!
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:squee: Ok!
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:iconmrmunster:
mrMunster Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist 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!
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:iconilyilaice:
ilyilaice Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
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!
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say that if they hadn't known each other before, that counts. :nod:
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:iconilyilaice:
ilyilaice Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
all right! great. thanks. (:
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:iconxxthesceneisdeadxx:
xXTheSceneIsDeadXx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:*( WHY!!!! my story is 5272 words long...
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Brevity is an important skill!
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:iconxxthesceneisdeadxx:
xXTheSceneIsDeadXx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
i know i have short stories, but this one is my best...i might hack off some words
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:iconmumume:
Mumume Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Yeah- I was going to particapte too- but 2,500 words is to restricting for my style of thinking and writing. >.> I could make it happen, but than my whole heart wouldn't be in it- and that doesn't make for good literature. v.v

I wish the limit could be 5,000 words (that's generally the average)- you'd only have to snip a bit to make it happen than.
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:iconxxthesceneisdeadxx:
xXTheSceneIsDeadXx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah i know right i could cut some off.but 2000 words arent that much
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:iconjustenoughink:
JustEnoughInk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
When you say 'connect the lives of two' characters is it okay if the connection only goes one way, where one character is connected to another without the other even being aware? A quick example: A woman writes a letter and a man finds it a century later and falls in love with her through the letter. Does that count?
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sure!
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to ~devnew posting on July 17, 2012
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:iconbballah:
bballah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
can the object be a person?
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You can touch a person, so yes.
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:iconbballah:
bballah Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ok thanks!
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:iconxcrazy-shunshinex:
XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I feel like I'm starting a little late, I've been wanting to do this contest for a while now. This should be great.
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:iconbatmanwithbunnyears:
BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   General Artist
Here's my entry: [link] I hope you enjoy it!
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:iconbalaria:
Balaria Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Got around to writing an entry that has been laying on my hard-drive for a few days now just fermenting. Need to do some touching up on it before submitting..maybe this weekend.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:eager: Sounds great! Looking forward to reading it.
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:iconglossolalias:
glossolalias Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
eeep, submitted my entry awhile back, still feeling all excited every time i see stuff about this :0
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:la:
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:iconvenry:
Venry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
"Your work will be checked for grammar and spelling before it is admitted to the group."
:fear: I hope I brushed up on my dialogue rules :shakefist: I don't have any program to process the text atm.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Here you go: [link]
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:iconvenry:
Venry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
:tighthug: Thank you very much :)
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:iconebonypen:
ebonypen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh I got to this late, thanks for sending out the poll. I'll be sure to give it a go, I haven't done a literature contest in ages :w00t:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t: Good luck!
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:iconpl1:
PL1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't enter a lot of contests, but I guess I could give it a try.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you do. :D
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:iconmrmunster:
mrMunster Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wrote one for the contest, called sir Rubix, if you like humorous poetry, you'll love this one.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t:
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:iconmrmunster:
mrMunster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your comment, I take the work i did for the summer contest was reviewed, so in that, would I just like to understand what it was that it meant, though, when wrote as my work either defines a genre, or the genre defines my work. The whole message was within my poem is that the rubik's cube bears the weight of our determination turned frustration. The infinite puzzles that conflict us in our daily lives can be solved in more than one way, may not be the right way, but it still makes us feel we have succeeded. Again, thank you for commenting, have a nice day. :)
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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:omg: I want to do this!!! :dance: Books of poetry as the prizes???? Ah! I want to win those so bad! :eager: I never win contests though. I'll have to try extra hard on this one. :phew:
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