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June 2016 Official Contest



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Tue May 31, 2016 3:10 pm
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Event name: June 2016 Official Contest
Submission Deadline:


How to submit your entry
Please submit your entry via:
https://www.youngwriterssociety.com/contests.php


Prizes
First place: Choice of any product in the YWS Store except for framed posters and oval sticker 50-pack (http://www.cafepress.com/ywsstore)
Second place: Choice of any product valued less than $20 in the YWS store
Third place: Choice of YWS mug, drinking glass, or notebook from the YWS store


Description
Write a short story or poem of less than 500 words based on the following picture, "Brooklyn Bridge at Night" by Edward Willis Redfield (1909):

redfield.jpg


The work can cover any genre as long as it is based on the picture above.


Rules
  • The work should be suitable for ages 12+. This means no vulgar or profane language.
  • The work must be less than 500 words and must be submitted to using the contest form (see "How to Submit" above) prior to the deadline.
  • You may publish the work first on YWS before submitting it.
  • Only one submission per person.


Judges
The judges are:
  • Nate
  • Carlito
  • Lavvie
  • Sweater

Please do not contact the judges regarding the contest, with the exception of Nate. If you have any questions, please post them in this thread or send a PM to Nate.


Questions?
Please use this thread for any questions you may have!
  





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Tue May 31, 2016 9:29 pm
Holysocks says...



Are people allowed to do a short story and a poem? Or just one or the other? Just curious.
I hope it's a good joke because otherwise I'll have got it for nothing...

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:22 am
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Holysocks wrote:Are people allowed to do a short story and a poem? Or just one or the other? Just curious.


@Holysocks ->> Good question! Only one submission per person is allowed. I've updated the rules to add that in.
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:48 am
Holysocks says...



Thanks, Nate!
I hope it's a good joke because otherwise I'll have got it for nothing...

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:39 pm
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If I were to somehow win, would I be allowed to give the prize to someone else? Can't really have anything shipped to my house because of parents, haha.
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Pamplemousse wrote:If I were to somehow win, would I be allowed to give the prize to someone else? Can't really have anything shipped to my house because of parents, haha.


@Pamplemousse ->> Definitely!

This has happened before in the past, and it's an understandable concern. When it happens, what I usually do instead is send a gift card via email.
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:31 pm
harry576 says...



If it is over five hundred words is that OK? I don't know when to stop sometimes.
  





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Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:26 pm
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harry576 wrote:If it is over five hundred words is that OK? I don't know when to stop sometimes.


@harry576 ->> Sorry, but if it's over 500 words, the work is disqualified.
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Do the codes for italics and stuff work in the submission form?
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Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:38 am
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@Savvy ->> Nope, but feel free to include them. The judges will understand what you mean.
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Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:56 am
funkyeddie92 says...



Once we have submitted our work is there any way for us to see it? Or do we just have to wait until the end of the competition?
  





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Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:37 pm
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funkyeddie92 wrote:Once we have submitted our work is there any way for us to see it? Or do we just have to wait until the end of the competition?



Sorry @funkyeddie92, you have to wait until the end of the competition!
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Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:17 pm
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How many people have entered in this contest? From what I hear, it's a lot. o-o

Oh, and how long will the judging take?
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Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:56 pm
haredrier says...



When will the winners be announced?
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