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DLP August+September Contest + Judge-SignUp

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by World, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Since a lot of August has already gone, and many have voiced their desire for more time to write, this contest will span both August and September.
    This has nothing to do with the lack of movement regarding the last contest or the fact that we didn't have a topic ready at the beginning of the month.
    And the new theme is: 'Alternate House, or Alternate School'

    Do something with it.

    To discuss the contest, future categories and to apply as a judge, post in this thread.

    Enjoy.
     
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  2. Zennith

    Zennith Pebble Wrestler ~ Prestige ~

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    Awesome - love the topic. Definitely gonna get off my ass and finish a story for this one.
     
  3. Carmine

    Carmine Unspeakable

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    This. I've been waiting most of the year for a topic that I found malleable enough to write decently about.
     
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  4. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    *peers over his half saturn glasses*

    I believe we can expect great things from you Mr/Miss <username>.
     
  5. wordhammer

    wordhammer Dark Lord DLP Supporter

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    So between the 1st and 7th of October, a judge will need to read and review every submission from DLP authors who have had seven weeks to work on a topic nearly as open as 'he's left-handed'.

    Sure, I'll volunteer to judge.
     
  6. Mage

    Mage Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Count me in for judging sign up, I think we can expect some excellent entries.
     
  7. Hero of Stupidity

    Hero of Stupidity Villain of Sensibility ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I would like to judge.
    I thought if the theme is to my liking then I will try my hand at it, but evidently it must wait.
     
  8. Castiel

    Castiel Headmaster

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    I would like to judge


    I never get to judge. :(
     
  9. Stalin's Pipe Organs

    Stalin's Pipe Organs Auror

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    I'd like to judge.

    Should I be be picked, I can say that I'll do my job without any delays.
     
  10. iLost

    iLost Minister of Magic

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    Seven weeks? Throwing my hand in, would be interesting to write something a bit more traditional for HP than my usual far-out ideas. Or maybe I could incorporate them?

    Either way, will be participating.
     
  11. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene Unspeakable –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    I'll probably pitch something in for this contest. Way open-ended, but at least that way we have a lot of maneuverability.
     
  12. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I'll throw my hat in to judge. If I think of something good, I'll pull out, but nothing atm.
     
  13. Anarchy

    Anarchy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    Good thing I only just posted my Slytherin!Harry story in WBA :| Looks like I won't be in this one.
     
  14. Randeemy

    Randeemy Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Santi, you could post your next chapter in this, instead of making us wait til christmas...

    Ill throw my name into the judging arena
     
  15. Lion

    Lion Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    I would like to volunteer myself as a judge.
     
  16. Voice of the Nephilim

    Voice of the Nephilim Death Eater DLP Supporter

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    Nah, chapters for already in progress stories do not count. As I discovered when I stated my intention to submit the next chapter of 'The Unforgiving Minute' for the May contest.
     
  17. Another Empty Frame

    Another Empty Frame Fake Flamingo DLP Supporter

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    Are there any requirements to be a judge? also, and more importantly as I feel I'll write something, is there a limit on how long the maximum length for a story is? Or can I just write a full seven year fic? Seven weeks for seven years...
     
  18. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene Unspeakable –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    1). You can't write a story *and* judge, but even if you submit your name to judge its a randomized crap-shoot to select who makes it and who doesn't, so long as more than five apply.

    2). You can make it however long you want, so long as you can fit it within 300k characters(thanks T3t). Here's a link with the full details and such: Rules
     
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  19. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Each post on the forums has a max length of 300k characters. For me, that's about 50-55k words. If your story is longer, you can work something out with the mods.
     
  20. Stalin's Pipe Organs

    Stalin's Pipe Organs Auror

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    Yeah I can't imagine them not allowing a story because its too long.
     
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