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Contest Summer 2020 Poetry Contest

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    The Summer Solstice is upon us, Praise be to Chotec!

    My intention was to start the contest a few weeks ago, but we'll keep going with having two Poetry contests per year roughly coinciding with the Solstices.

    This means there is going to be a lot of overlap with the next short story contest. I think we have enough creativity and enthusiasm for two contests, so this should not be a problem. If the overlap becomes a problem, I will make adjustments in future contests.


    The Theme
    There is none. Choose whatever theme you like so long as it is related to Lizardmen, Seraphon, Salamanders or Saurian Ancients.

    The Rules
    There are none. (Apart from the following)(So in actual fact there are some rules, I lied to you, I am sorry)

    -Keep your poem to an artistic minimum. Word count wont be stressed about too much in here, but ideally the poem should be more than two lines.
    -Keep it anonymous. Don't use your own name in the poem or use someone else's name throw them off the scent
    -Keep Lizardmen in the story or some aspect of their world / lore.
    -Keep visuals and images to a minimum or none at all this is a poetry competition.
    -Keep em coming, you may enter as many times as you wish.
    -Multiple entries are allowed from the same person!

    The winner will be decided by public vote at the end of the deadline - July 31st 2020, the winter solstice, by midnight US Central TIme. Please send a private message to me, @Scalenex to send a submission.


    I aim to do these twice a year. Next one will likely be around the Winter Solstice in honor of Huanchi.
     
  2. Imrahil
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    Imrahil Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy, Oh boy.

    My favorite Contest :)
    I'll see what I can come up with

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  3. Infinity Turtle
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    Yee yee!

    (Bit of an insight no one asked for:
    Due to this little virus that's been going 'round, the Queensland education department thought it would be best to remove one of our four yearly assessments per subject (this was just for the grade 12s and becasue we all missed two months of school). With this, in my ENglish class we lost our creative writing task, which is essentially a short story, so my only creative writing outlet this year will be the short story and poetry comps on LO. Given that I've been doing a bit more song writing recently, hopefully I'll be able to get a few good entries in...)

    the best of luck to everyone and might I encourage those that may have not entered before or may be considering this but aren't sure, this competition is a really great way to kick of creative writing! You don't necesarily have to think up a big plot or follow a specific arc, it's just a chance for you to create images with words and give an artistic insight to this Jungle we all know! If you're looking for inspiration, then check out the plethora of art threads and modeling threads and just see what words come to mind.

    Good luck to you all and stay safe :)
     
  4. Lizerd
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    Roses are red
    Saurus are blue
    the great plan is coming to a town near you!
     
  5. Imrahil
    Carnasaur

    Imrahil Well-Known Member

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    I like the minimalistic style.

    This Contest works the same as the Short story-contest, where you sent your entries to Scalanex and he'll post them at the end of Juli for all of is to vote on ;)

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
  6. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I have TWO poems so far. Two poems is the necessary number of poems to have a contest. Victory achieved!





    Don't stop writing poems you guys...
     

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