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The 2014 Winter Writing Olympics



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The 2014
Winter Writing Olympics



Ten Events on Eleven Consecutive Days

Do you have what it takes to be a YWS Olympian?


What's going on?

Beginning February 8 and going through February 18, the Young Writers Society will once again be hosting our very own Writing Olympics! Each day there will be a new event with events lasting only 24 hours. On the last two days, there will be an epic scavenger hunt calling for you to scour the deepest depths of YWS for answers!


Winners and Prizes

For each event, there will be a gold medal, a silver medal, and a bronze medal. Gold earns you 3 points, silver earns you two points, and bronze earns you a point. At the end of the Writing Olympics, these points get tallied up and the top three are announced. This means that it is definitely possible to never earn a gold medal but still finish first overall!

First place will win a $35 gift certificate to the store of their choice (provided that it can be bought online)
Second place will win a $25 gift certificate
Third place wins a YWS coffee mug


Teams!

You can also form and create your own teams. To start a team, simply create a topic in the Writing Olympics forum. Here's an example from the 2012 Writing Olympics:
Writing Olympics Team ROR ^^

A team can be open or closed -- it's completely up to you. At the end of the Writing Olympics, the points earned by the individual team members will be added up, and this will be used to determine the winning team (this will be decided by points per capita rather than overall points). The winning team will earn bragging rights for all!

Please note that is absolutely not necessary to join a team, and that teams exist mainly for moral support.


Questions?

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StoneHeart says...



Yes; what kind of events are we talking about?
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:09 pm
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Black, there will be all kinds of different writing challenges!
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:55 am
Ventomology says...



Sounds fun! How does submission work? (Is it like other contests?)
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@buggiedude2340, each event will have all of the information in it, so keep your eyes open! The judges will tell you if they want you to post in the thread, submit as a work, PM it to them, etc. ^^
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YAY, so excited!! =D I was wondering when we would have one again. (Since I don't keep up with the Olympics.)
  





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BobBaratheon says...



This looks like a good time to make my return. It's high time I put words into action and put words on the page! I'm excited for this :D
  





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Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:34 am
TinkerTwaggy says...



Writing challenges you say? That is certainly interesting! :pirate2: It all depends on the event, but I'm definitely excited for such a competition.

How many Writing Olympics does YWS organizes per year generally?
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Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:40 pm
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I am so totally in!

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Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:27 pm
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Tortwag wrote:How many Writing Olympics does YWS organizes per year generally?


@Tortwag, they're only hosted when the actual Olympics are going on! :)
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Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:52 pm
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Where will the days' challenges will be announced?
Nevermind. Figured it out.

New question though, what are the rules? Is there a limit on how high it can be rated? Does it have to be E for everyone?
Last edited by Dragonette on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:36 pm
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@Dragonette There will be different rules for different events, so just take note to what they say when posted! :)
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Okie dokie thanks :)
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:12 am
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About what time do events start?
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:29 pm
ChildOfNowhere says...



Buggiedude2340 wrote:About what time do events start?


They each start on midnight GMT and last for 24 hours. During that time, people can submit their works, and a day or two after that, the results are up c:
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