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Competition - Q4 2020 - It's here!

Discussion in 'Q4 2020' started by Ched, Nov 9, 2020.

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2020 - Pick your Poison! Cuz 2020 has been so free of that so far.

Poll closed Nov 13, 2020.
  1. Sigh

    5.0%
  2. Not all Adventures at Hogwarts involve Harry

    35.0%
  3. Ministry of Magic

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  4. Tom Riddle in Gryffindor

    10.0%
  5. Subvert a scene from Canon

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  1. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Congratulations to our Winner - Rolf Scamander and the Skrewts of Hogwarts

    By Ched - though they didn't claim it at first because they were ashamed of it.

    And our Runner-up - Not His Story by @soczab !!
    == == == ==

    “Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.”
    – F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Alright folks, 2020 is almost over - let's end it on a good note with a great competition, yeah?

    2020 Q4 Competition - Short Stories
    Topic - Not all Adventures at Hogwarts involve Harry


    The implication is that the POV character will not be Harry - that's not a 'rule' but you'll have to be clever to meet the prompt without following it!

    The word count requirement for this set of short stories will be 500-4000 words! Our more entered competitions recently were in April (Flash, 500-1000) and May (shorter stories, 2500-4000), so I'm hoping to revitalize some of that energy with another 'short' competition.

    Pick your poison based on that information! Authors will be required to review/vote this time, though you can still stay anonymous. I'll know who you are as will Xiph0, but otherwise it's private unless you want credit.

    You'll have roughly a month and change to write, more details to come after the poll closes in 4 days!

    == == == ==
    INFORMATION
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    Topic: Not all Adventures at Hogwarts involve Harry

    Authors who submit a story must review/vote!
    See discussion starting here: General Competition Discussion Thread.
    Voting rules are our standard - just spit out 200 words of review and then we'll distribute points.

    Word count: 500 - 4000 words

    Due date: December 10th, 2020 December 15th, 2020
    Submit your stories to Xiph0 via pm

    Voting December 16th - January 6th
    This is a longer voting period than average to account for the holidays.

    Five points to distribute for voting!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2021
  2. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Not all Adventures at Hogwarts involve Harry

    Should be a non-Harry POV at Hogwarts unless you’re really clever about it

    I’ll get due dates up soon. Guessing a month or so! Get to it!

    Due date posted. As per the discussion in the General comp thread, authors will be required to vote this time.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
  3. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    DONT FORGEEEEET!
     
  4. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    I tried for at least a week to come up with a way to make this about Sally-Anne Perks. She seemed perfect for it. She could be part-demiguise, and able to become invisible, and do something behind the scenes. She could try a ritual she finds in a book and travel through time - forward or backward. She could be a seer.

    I finally ended up with an idea completely unrelated to all of that with a different character.

    I'm not sure how easily I'll be able to fit the idea into <4k but I think it should be pretty doable... if I can find time to start writing and actually finish a story this time.

    How are the rest of you coming along?
     
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  5. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Edited-by-Ched centric fic. Was gonna be on a previous comp but missed dead line.
     
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  6. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Don't give yourself away! Anonymous in case people are biased by your identity!

    Sounds awesome though :) I also tried to adapt a previous comp fic (for the second time) but I couldn't quite get it to fit what I felt was the spirit of the prompt.
     
  7. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Ah I am sure people will be able to tell my border line dyslexic ramblings.
     
  8. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Finish up folks!!! Much less than a day to go!
     
  9. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Hey everyone!

    We only got two entries this time (sadface) and I'd like to have at least three.

    The people who submitted on time will get a reward of picking a prompt, but let's give it another few days, yeah?

    NEW DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15TH

    Get your stories into @Xiph0! And those of you that did submit, well, you can edit now if you want and resub!
     
  10. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Hey, all you folks that voted (which means you have the intent/desire to write - or that's what it's supposed to mean):

    @Silirt @Sorrows @darklordmike @Shouldabeenadog @Blorcyn @Paradise @haphnepls @Quentin @Selethe @M.L. @alexthebookworm12 @Niez @FitzDizzyspells @Zel @Khaine @Lindsey @AlbusPHolmes @Distended Destiny @Advice Needed

    Submit ffs! Voting is supposed to mean that you have interest in writing, and while I understand that things get in the way (I always vote and intend to write, but manage to enter the comps 1-2 times a year max) come on somebody!
     
  11. soczab

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    Ohh. Hey. Random suggestion. And let me preface I get this is 'on me.' But mmm. IS there any way to make this forum not a sub forum somehow? More then once now ive had an intention of writing, but then the thread/info is buried 'out of sight' when I visit the forums. And maybe ive intended to write and then completely forget about it because while I visit DLP daily I never notice the competition forum.

    This one was a good example. About12 hours ago I was like "let me check when that was due again..." heh. Ill try again take two now with this extension.

    Anyway I get not seeing the forums not a 'good' reason not to write. And its on me that I need that visual reminder. But that might be my suggestion. If there was a way to make the forum/competition more visible daily to casual browsers like myself.
     
  12. BTT

    BTT Viol̀e͜n̛t͝ D̶e͡li͡g҉h̛t҉s̀ ~ Prestige ~

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    Seems like I'm the first to review, as per usual. People really need to start upping their reading speeds, smh. Anyway!

    2 points to Entry #1, 1 point to entry #2, 1 point to entry #3, 1 point to entry #4.
     
  13. soczab

    soczab Professor

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    So is the way this works is we have 4 points we divide amongst stories?

    if so, I'll go 4 points for entry 2 and 1 point for entry 1.

    edited!
     
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  14. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Five points to distribute for voting!
     
  15. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    5 points
     
  16. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box ~ Prestige ~

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    Entry 1: 2 points.
    Entry 2: 2 points.
    Entry 4: 1 point.

    Thanks and kudos to everyone for entering!
     
  17. bking4

    bking4 Second Year ⭐⭐

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    Entry 1: 3 points.
    Entry 3 and 4: 1 point each.

    Good work to everyone who submitted!
     
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  18. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Have everyone a few more days to vote.

    I still need to vote.

    Remember authors should all vote this time.

    I've been busy lately - will get to those pms soon.
     
  19. FitzDizzyspells

    FitzDizzyspells Fifth Year DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    5 points to Entry #1

    Great work, all of you. I always enjoy these comps, so thanks to everyone who continues to submit, review, and moderate for them.
     
  20. Niez

    Niez Seventh Year

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    3 points for Entry #4 and 2 points for Entry #1.