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Holiday Prompt Contest (Closed)

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 29, 2012, 9:52 AM



The contest has ended. Thank you to everyone that entered. I'll spend the next day or so judging the entries and selecting the winners. Then I'll post a fresh journal with winners, and I'll notify the prize donors of the posting of the results.

Good luck to everyone!




In about 13 hours, the contest ends! Last minute entries will be accepted up until 11:59 PM EST; the time stamps on notes or comments will be the indicator as to whether or not an entry will be accepted.




In the spirit of giving, I will be extending this contest to January 15th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. This is the one and only extension that you will be getting.




:bulletgreen:Theme::bulletgreen:

The theme of the contest is Holidays.

:bulletred:Categories::bulletred:

Only literature will be accepted in this contest.

There will be three categories: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

:bulletorange:Rules::bulletorange:

1. You are only allowed one entry to the contest.
2. Deviations must be made specifically for this contest. That means they must be new.
3. Your word count limit is 1,500 words.
4. Absolutely no fan fiction. Even if it's a fandom I like, I do not want any fan fiction submissions for this contest.
5. While the Christmas prompt is a little far-fetched, I want realistic stories. People, not animals. That being said, please, no science-fiction. Though I don't like reading that genre, it's really for you; writing something that I can picture, believe, and judge fairly is in your best interest!
5a. As of 10/17, Fantasy will be accepted in regards to the Christmas prompt because it is more of a fantasy-like prompt.
6. Each holiday is going to have an associated prompt. You must use the prompt. Unrelated works will be disqualified.
7. To submit your entry, send me a note with the link.
8. Your entry must include that it is for my contest as well as a link to the contest.

:bulletgreen:Prompts::bulletgreen:

Halloween – You have a 16-year-old daughter who wants to go to a Halloween party with all her peers. You take her to the Halloween store to find an "appropriate" costume. She is resistant to most "conservative" choices.

Thanksgiving – You are cooking your first Thanksgiving dinner all by yourself. You have lots of guests coming. Detail the week of Thanksgiving from Monday to Thursday, and talk about if you pull it off or not. What are the dishes you make?

Christmas – Santa has decided to take the year off, and he has recruited you to be "Santa" for the year. What happens?

Please note that prompts are used to inspire you. You can expand on a topic! These are to just get you going, so you know the basic situation of your story.

Regarding the Fantasy Ruling

- I am removing the "no fantasy" rule for the sake of the Christmas prompt. However, I will uphold my stance and ask for no science fiction.

:bulletred:Deadline::bulletred:

The contest will begin today, September 29th, and end on December 31st, 2012 at 12:00 Noon EST.

:bulletorange:Prizes::bulletorange:

There will be 3 winners – first, second, and third place.

Prize donations are extremely welcome!

First Place:

300 points
100 points from missimoinsane
100 points from Kymira12
A line art from Missvirginia
A digital art sketch from missimoinsane
A literature commission from LightOverpowers58
A literature commission from Kymira12
A critique/comment on your winning piece from MeganLawler94
A critique/comment on your winning piece from missimoinsane
A journal feature from missimoinsane
A journal feature from Kymira12
A journal feature from IrrevocableFate
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-stock
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-crafts
A llama badge (if available) from ACG-PointsDonations
A llama badge (if available) from Kymira12

Second Place:

150 points
25 points from missimoinsane
50 points from Kymira12
A digital art sketch from missimoinsane
A literature commission from LightOverpowers58
A literature commission from Kymira12
A critique/comment on your winning piece from MeganLawler94
A critique/comment on your winning piece from missimoinsane
A journal feature from missimoinsane
A journal feature from Kymira12
A journal feature from IrrevocableFate
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-stock
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-crafts
A llama badge (if available) from ACG-PointsDonations
A llama badge (if available) from Kymira12

Third Place:

125 points
25 points from Kymira12
A literature commission from LightOverpowers58
A critique/comment on your winning piece from MeganLawler94
A critique/comment on your winning piece from missimoinsane
A journal feature from missimoinsane
A journal feature from Kymira12
A journal feature from IrrevocableFate
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-stock
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-crafts
A llama badge (if available) from ACG-PointsDonations
A llama badge (if available) from Kymira12

Everyone who enters will receive a journal feature and llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane. They will also receive a llama badge from LightOverpowers58.

Thank you to thorns for the wonderful donation! It means a lot :heart:
Thank you to missimoinsane for all the wonderful donations! :heart:

You can view entries here.

This contest is being featured by :iconanothercontestgroup:.

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:iconbrunettepanda:
BrunettePanda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
So, I'm just a little confused. Do you do one of the prompts, or all of them?
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Just one of them.
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:iconestrellacorazon:
EstrellaCorazon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so when it says "You" up there in the prompts, does this refer to an original character? or must the piece be written in first person?
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
It can be first or third person, an original character or yourself.
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:iconestrellacorazon:
EstrellaCorazon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
okay, thanks for clearing it up!
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:iconlaurajae:
LauraJae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Artist
So I presume I have to use those prompts? Or can I swap?
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Writer
You have to use one of the prompts.
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LauraLucyJae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry home account here :D , my entry is here: [link]
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for your entry.
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:iconlauralucyjae:
LauraLucyJae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;O
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