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PCX - PokéCommunity 10th Anniversary Get-Together Welcome to the PokéCommunity's 10th Anniversary celebrations, the 10th Anniversary Get-Together! Join in the fun and festivities right now!
The Get-Together ends at 11:59 PM (EDT) on September 30! This forum will be closed off on the October 7.


 
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 06:06 PM
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PCX's Writing Competition
Judged bu Astinus, icomeanon6, and Dragonfree

Welcome everyone to PCX's Small Writing Competition! Ready to write a story based on this year's prompt that will impress the three judges and the rest of PC? Great!

But first, a few rules to keep in mind.


Rules

1.) Follow PC's rules and Fanfiction and Writing's rules.
2.) The stories written for this competition must be completely new. In other words, they must not have been written before and not posted anywhere else until judging is over.
3.) You must PM your entries to all of the judges. (This is so if someone loses their PMs the others still have them and so forth). The judges in question are Astinus, icomeanon6, and Dragonfree. You also must post in this thread when you send your PMs so we can confirm you did send us an entry.
4.) One entry per member only, sorry.
5.) You have until the end of the the PCX event timeslot to send in your entry: 11:59 PM EST on Sunday September 30
6.) The story can be based on Pokemon or be original fiction. Note the judges may not all be familiar with any other fandoms.
7.) The entry can only be a completed one-shot as this is a small writing competition - no chaptered entries, please!
8.) Please don't publicly post your stories until the competition is over! Once the scores are posted and the competition is over, you may post your story in Fanfiction and Writing so that others may see it. Make sure to add [SWC] to your title if you do!

If you have any other questions, ask away!


Scoring

Each entry can have a maximum score of 30, with the points broken down into three categories equaling 10 points in total like in previous years. The categories are:

Spelling and Grammar
Characterization, Plot, and Description
Relevance to Prompt



The prompt is "secrets", so good luck with making use of that in your story!


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First Prize
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Second Prize
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Third Prize
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:08 AM
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I know that you guys probably don't want to put a page limit/requirement on this, but I am wondering what would be recommended as a range for a short-story.

Thanks
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:11 AM
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I imagine there isn't one (as long as it's not as long as possible =p); basically the right length is the one to tell the story fully without any unnecessary additions; there's been no real sweet spot as far as I've seen as it all depends on the story itself, and how one writes it.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 03:43 AM
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The right length is however long it needs to be and no longer.

Do note, however, that since you have such a short time to write your entries, going for anything obscenely long is going to make it very hard for you to get it properly polished in time. A shorter entry that's written with care is better than an epic-length monstrosity that's barely been proofread.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 05:53 AM
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I think I shall join. It will take me a bit of thinking, but I'd like to try it.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Good news, everybody! The deadline for entering your stories has been extended to the end of the Get-Together. You have until 11:59 PM (EDT) on September 30th to submit your stories!
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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Just a heads up that I will enter, I will probably wait until the very last minute to enter though so I can make a bit of changes.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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That is good news indeed, as I've recently had some sort of progress but would have been fairly rushed in getting my thing done. Still aiming to get this done (old idea that I haven't had much clue on how to start or finish, so this is a good excuse to do something with it).
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Old September 28th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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I'm getting mine together so I'll probably submit it tomorrow! :D
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Old September 29th, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Eh, why not try? I have a story I have in storage for a last year's English assignment, might be somewhat good here.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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... Looks like I have to bow out. I've had no time this week for anything. Sad face. Maybe next time... or NaNoWriMo
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Old September 29th, 2012, 06:52 PM
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droomph and Shiny Umbreon in the Corner, your entries have been received.

Good luck to everyone else as we reach the final stretch!
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:33 PM
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droomph and Shiny Umbreon in the Corner, your entries have been received.

Good luck to everyone else as we reach the final stretch!
Opps sorry I forgot to post here xD
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I haven't received any entries! Remember you have to PM them to all the judges, not just one.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Oh, whoops :c well, I'll be on it!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Just submitted an entry myself. Because I totally am not ninjaing or anything right now.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Yeah, please PM all the judges when submitting entries. If you only PM me, I assume that anon and Dragonfree got the entries as well, and don't realize that there's a problem.

Also, just a bit under five hours left to submit.

And Jax, your entry has been received. By me at least.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 05:09 PM
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I sent mine to every judge this time!
Good Luck everyone! :D
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Old September 30th, 2012, 05:39 PM
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I have received entries from droomph, Umbreon, and Jax.

Two hours and twenty minutes left, people! Wrap up those stories, but don't forget to proofread!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Aaand my submission is sent. Here's hoping for more entrants.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Alright, got other stuff to do today so sending my entry in rn as well to you judges in a moment. Happy I managed to get it done; that was my main aim. \o/

Good luck to everyone else!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:05 PM
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I have received your entries, Mizan and b&b.

Fifty-five minutes remain! Write, write, write! (And proofread!)
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Giovanni Destroys the World and Everything in It (2012), By What Right? (SWC 2013 1st place)


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Old September 30th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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I have received your entries, Mizan and b&b.

Fifty-five minutes remain! Write, write, write! (And proofread!)
It was a race against time, but I got it done! I did a brief proof-read, so I have my fingers crossed that I didn't completely butcher the grammar.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 08:15 PM
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It's eleven minutes after the ending time (according to my computer) so that's it! The submission period is over!

Hopefully we'll have the judging done in a week at the latest.

I've received Mizan's, bnb's, and -ty-'s entries.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Aw, man. I totally should have entered this, but my mind was completely paralysed - only for a story to suddenly burst, fully-fledged, into my mind the day after the submission deadline.

Ah, well. I shall have to wait until next time.

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