Challenge Edited.....1 Spot left

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  1. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    4 Contestants, 3 Rounds 1 Winner

    Welcome to “Edited”, an exciting new writing competition based on the US TV show “Chopped” where 4 brave writers are invited to compete in 3 writing challenges. After each round, 1 competitor will be “edited” until only 1 remains – the edited champion.

    At the beginning of each round, a list of requirements will be issued. Each requirement must be used in some way in the entry. Submitted entries will be judged on use of requirements, creativity and content.

    Each round is timed – please only sign up if you can meet the deadline..

    The rounds are:

    Round 1 Drabble - around 100 words 24 hours
    Round 2 Vignette - around 250 words 48 hours
    Round 3 Novella - around 500 words 72 hours

    Judging is also timed – results are due 24 hours after entries are submitted.

    A sample game will look like this:

    Monday 5:00PM – Requirements for round 1 are released
    Tuesday 5:00 PM – Round 1 entries are due and the judging will begin
    Wednesday 5:00PM – Judges results are due. 1 Contestant is edited and the requirements for round 2 are released.
    Friday 5:00PM - Round 2 entries are due and the judging will begin
    Saturday 5:00PM - Judges results are due. 1 Contestant is edited and the requirements for round 3 are released
    Tuesday 5:00PM - Entries for round 3 are due and the judging will begin
    Wednesday 5:00PM - Judges results are due and the Edited Champion is crowned

    ***10 days total for the game to play out. Contestants will need to be available Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Wednesday (for the winning announcement) anytime during the 24 hour day. If you are edited during that time frame, obviously, you will not need to check in. Judges will need to be available Tuesday, Friday and Tuesday anytime during the 24 hour day.***

    The winner will receive 72 hours of colors (sorry, no $10,000 here)

    This contest is open to any fandom – SW and non-SW.

    If you have any questions, please review the FAQ’S below and ask away. I will respond as soon as I can

    If you wish to participate as a contestant, the sign-ups are in the post below the FAQ’s.

    If you wish to volunteer as a judge, please review the Judges post first and send me a PM. There are 3 openings for judges.

    First come – first serve. If you don’t make the sign-ups the time around, there will be another. Consider being a judge. J

    Rules:

    There are only 2:

    1) All requirements must be used in some way
    2) When presenting your entry, please give a brief description. Example:

    My SW drabble features Luke and Mara discussing their wedding.

    OR

    My Star Trek vignette features Captain Kirk reflecting on his experiences with the Borg.

    Your entries will be posted in this thread for easy reading/judging.
    Last edited by KELIA, Oct 20, 2014
  2. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    FAQ’S

    Can I use an existing story as my entry?

    Yes – as long as you limit the word count and implement the requirements within the story.

    Can I post my entry on the appropriate board?

    Yes – since the judges are chosen beforehand, this will not affect the judging.

    Does my entry have to be the exact word count?

    No – they only have to be around the word count of the round. The two reasons for the word limits are so the judges have enough time to read each entry and so the contestants will have time to meet the deadline and still live their lives. I want to make the contest fun and reasonable to participate in.

    Do the entries have to be one story?/One fandom?

    No – they have to be some kind of story but each round can be different if you choose. That goes for fandoms as well.

    What happens if I don’t use all the requirements?

    While not an automatic “edit”, it does increase your chances of being edited.

    What happens if I don’t get my entry in on time?

    That, unfortunately, will be an automatic “edit”. Part of the challenge of this particular contest is meeting the deadline. Both the contestants and judges are required to meet the deadline – please keep that in mind before signing up. I understand emergencies come up, but for this contest, I can’t allow for extensions.

    What kinds of requirements will be issued?

    [face_devil][face_devil][face_devil] That will remain a mystery until they are required. I will say they can be anything and everything but nothing too diabolical and they will be usable in any fandom.

    Can I make modifications to the requirements to fit my fandom?

    Yes, as long as they make sense. For example, if a requirement is “red berries” you can make up a berry as long as you specify it is red (Luke put a handful of red giggle berries in his mouth) or you can use a berry known to be red (Luke put a handful of strawberries in his mouth). You want to make it clear to the judges you are using the requirements while still having the creativity to use them any way you choose.

    Will the requirements all be food related?

    Nope.
  3. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    Judges Post

    There will be 3 volunteer judges for each game played. If you sign up, you will be asked to be available to judge all 3 rounds of the contest. Please , only sign up if you can meet the judging deadlines.

    How much time is needed?

    Only the amount of time it will take you to read each entry and judge. Round 1 will be 4 entries, around 100 words each. The word counts are kept low so, ideally, only a few minutes will be needed to read, digest and judge. Round 2 will be 3 entries of around 250 words and Round 3 will be 2 entries of around 500 words or so.

    Judges will need to be available Tuesday, Friday and Tuesday, anytime during the 24 hour day.

    How do I cast my vote?

    This will be handled via PM. All judges will receive a PM conversation from me. All responses, questions, debates will be conducted there. I will post the results of each round when the results are due.

    What if there is a tie?

    We’ll have to debate a winner or if a decision cannot be reached, I will cast the tie-breaking vote. Hopefully, this will not happen.

    What are the judges looking for?

    The most important thing is use of the requirements. All requirements must be used in some way in the entry. If someone misses one or more, that makes them more likely to be edited. If they don’t, judges should look for creativity, flow of story and quality. Will there be disagreements? Sure, as on the TV show people have preferences and some things are going to appeal more than others. I just ask that you have an open mind and vote honestly.

    Do I have to give an explanation for my vote?

    Only if you wish to - it is not required.
  4. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    Participant sign-up:

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  5. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  6. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    When does it start?
    4 please
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  7. Carlos Danger Jedi Knight

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    I would like to try this. Number one please.
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  8. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    3? Please?

    Sent from my stupid little astro droid using TapaTalk 2.
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  9. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    Wow - the sign-ups went fast :D

    Participants:

    1 Carlos Danger
    2 Nyota's Heart
    3 Padawan Fangirl
    4 Earlybird-obi-wan

    There are 2 open spots for judges - please PM me if you are interested. Don't fret - it'll be fun for everyone!

    Unless everyone wants to start sooner, we will begin the game on Monday the 17th. Why? In the announcement post, I listed the days everyone would need to be available, and I don't want to change it at the last minute..

    I will be sending out PM's to judges and writers on Sunday to remind everyone.
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  10. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  11. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    So...I never got a PM yesterday. Can I just post when ready?

    Sent from my stupid little astro droid using TapaTalk 2.
  12. Carlos Danger Jedi Knight

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    Are some requirements supposed to be up somewhere. Maybe I am missing something.
  13. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    [face_sigh] No, you're not. We all appear to be missing something. :rolleyes:
  14. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    My sincerest apologies for not sending reminder PM's until today. And being late with the post - bad host! [face_blush][face_blush][face_blush]

    This won't happen again. You still have the full 24 hours to write.

    Round 1 requirements:

    An angry female
    A weapon
    Flowers

    Your 100 word or so entry is due tomorrow at 6:05PM eastern standard time. Good luck!
  15. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Oh, I like these Says the serious L/M shipper [face_laugh]
  16. Carlos Danger Jedi Knight

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    Here is my Drabble

    I just realized how much I dislike writing drabbles. It is hard to convey a story in 100 words or less.
  17. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Last edited by Nyota's Heart, Feb 18, 2014
  18. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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  19. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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  20. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    Awesome - all the entries are in on time

    =D==D==D= nice job!

    Now the judging will begin......
  21. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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    Time for voting has ended and the votes are in.

    Padawan Fangirl - I'm so sorry, you have been edited. I hope you enjoyed your experience and will play again.

    Round 2 Requirements:

    A ship (can be a spaceship or boat)
    A cool breeze
    A ring
    A sandwich

    Your 250 word (or so) Vingette is due by 6:10 Friday.

    Good Luck!
  22. Padawan Fangirl Jedi Master

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    Ah, oh, well. Better luck next time. I would definitely do this again. :)

    Good luck to the rest in Round 2! :D

    Sent from my stupid little astro droid using TapaTalk 2.
  23. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    [face_laugh] My Round 2 is already up. Thanks to being inspired & following Revanfan1's Jedi on Holiday fics [face_laugh]
  24. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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  25. Carlos Danger Jedi Knight

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    Last edited by Carlos Danger, Feb 20, 2014
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