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Old December 31st, 2012 (9:08 AM). Edited January 31st, 2013 by Squirrel.
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GE: 2012 Review Contest!

2012 is ending with a bang as we all join together to celebrate not having died from the end of the world. With the new year approaching and 2012 coming to an end, it's time to look back over the past twelve months and pick out all the highs and lows of the year whilst we all compete for a lovely prize or two by submitting reviews about various elements of common entertainment media to be judged by someone who this time around isn't named Jon! (Catchy, right?) This year has been filled with many interesting and wonderful pieces of media ranging all the way from great films released early in the year such as The Woman In Black and The Hunger Games, right up to more recent sensations such as Psy's infamous "Gangnam Style", so it's a perfect year to look back on with fond memories. That's why we'll be reviewing the best of what this year had to offer!

Your task is to choose one piece of media released in the year 2012 and write a review about it, all the while bearing in mind the theme mentioned below. The form of work that you choose to review is entirely up to you, be it a song or an album, a book or a film, a TV show or documentary, or anything else you can think of, permitting that it was first released in 2012. I suggest choosing what you feel is the 'best' piece of media/your favourite piece of media from the year as the topic to base your review on simply to help celebrate the year and what has come from it, but this choice is entirely up to you. A review will generally analyse a piece of media giving both the positives and negatives of it from an unbiased point of view before summarizing and reaching a conclusion, often accompanied by a rating, so bear this in mind whilst writing your entry.

The Theme

2012 quickly became known as the year in which the world would end, and yet here we are all still standing - if that's not a cause for celebration then you're too grumpy! In light of this, your theme to base the reviews on is celebrations. We're celebrating the end of a year, the start of a new era, and the best of what the world has had to offer recently, so make sure to keep your reviews relating to the topic of celebration in any way that you see fit. You could take this to mean reviewing a piece of media which is to do with a celebration(s), you could focus the review on a piece of media that could be used during celebrations, you could direct the review at why the work should be celebrated (as the best?), or you could include the theme in any other way you can think of as long as it's apparent within the text. Make good use of this theme and you'll be celebrating a victory in no time!


  • Anyone and everyone can enter; just post your review in this thread before the deadline.
  • All reviews should be written in English with good spelling and grammar.
  • The theme for this contest is Celebrations, so make sure to use this theme to influence your review. As stated above, it is up to you how this theme is inturpreted.
  • If you wish to change your review before the deadline, please edit the original copy rather than posting again.
  • Reviews should be between 500-1500 words; detailed and concise is the way to go!
  • Remember to review rather than recap; a small plot summary is nice and often crucial for bearings on the subject but the bulk of the review should be analytical.
  • Formatting your review well with paragraphs, relevant pictures and extraneous information (a rating, credits, etc.) will help to improve the quality of the review but are by no means necessary; be careful not to over-do formatting!
  • Make sure to proofread your review before submitting the thread.
  • The deadline for submitting reviews is January 31st at 12 noon EST (GMT -5). Reviews will then be judged in the following few days and a winner will be announced.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. :)


As with the review contests held in previous months, the member chosen to have written the best review will be awarded with a special emblem and a supporter tier/usergroup. Everyone else that takes part will receive a participant emblem for making the effort to submit a review.

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Entries are now closed for judging!

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