Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my honour to begin what will hopefully be the start of a legacy of fanfic writers competing, pushing each-other towards excellence, and creating friendships. I, Briannakin, am here today with my fellow fan fiction moderators; mavjade, Mira_Jade, and NYCitygurl to announce the opening of the first ever JediCouncil Forum Fan Fiction Olympics! A few weeks ago we polled everyone to see what people’s opinions of this challenge idea were. The positive replies were limited, but enthusiastic. So we decided to go ahead with these games, but have a much more scaled down version so that we as mods, and you as users, can see how this may work in a larger scale. There will be two teams: one representing Star Wars Fan Fiction, and the other representing Non-Star Wars Fan Fiction. These two teams will complete for points in only three “events”. The team with the most points at the end will win. THE EVENTS: WEEK 1 - September 6-12: Drabble Marathon. This will be an individual event. Everyone will get the same set of drabble prompts and the goal will to be to write as many 100-word drabbles as you can. 1st place will win 100 points, 2nd - 75 points, 3rd - 50 points. WEEK 2 September 13-19: Dare Challenge. This will be an individual event. We will be posting a “dare” at the beginning of the week and the responses will have to be posted by the end of the week. Readers will then vote on their favourite from September 20th-25th. 1st place will win 100 points, 2nd - 75 points, 3rd - 50 points. WEEK 3 September 20-26th: Alternate Ending Challenge. This is a team event - therefore team members will work together and each team will only post 1 response. Each team will get a movie (the SW team will get a SW movie and the NSW will get a popular movie most people will have seen, or can easily watch online) and the team must write an alternate ending for the movie. There will be 1 winner decided by a panel of moderators from different areas of the boards and the winning team will be awarded 100 points. Precise rules will follow, so please save your questions regarding specifics until then. Please note, not EVERY team member have to participated in both individual events, but we highly encourage it. PRIZES: Members of the winning team will get colors for 1 week! (We, know, not very creative, but we were stumped as to what to offer for prizes). SIGN UPS: Sign ups will last from August 18-30th and final team lists will be posted in this thread on September 3rd. Please post here to sign up specify what team you would like to be on. Since we only have 2 teams and we would like to keep these teams (fairly) equal, if you don’t mind being on either team, please say so. Also, if you want to participate but wouldn’t be heart-broken if you don’t get put on a team, thus not being a participant, indicate so. We would appreciate it. We will try to put everyone on a team.