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Yarn Fest Round 2- January 2018

Welcome to Yarn-Fest! This is a creative competition created to promote the sharing and spreading of ideas, and communication between both nations and regions alike. The goal is simple, to determine who can write the best yarn! For those of you who don't know, a yarn is another term for story. Given the time frame this competition is set to take place, the theme for this event is Holiday, so all submissions must be Winter themed. This event will be judged by Torranta and The Owner of Good Ship Revenge. The current Heavy-Weight Yarn-Spinning Champion of the World (last round's winner) is Pogglind.

The rules are simple. Those who fail to comply will be disqualified.

    1. Nations will have 2 weeks to write and submit their stories. (January 3-17). You may not start writing your submission until the 2 weeks begins.

    2. There is no limit to how long your story can be. While you will not be disqualified for sending us 39 pages, you will make us judges very sad.

    3. You may only submit ONE story. Those who send in more will have any and all stories eliminated.

    4. This round's submission MUST be WINTER themed.

    4. All submissions must be sent via telegram to BOTH Torranta and Good Ship Revenge.

    5. Your story must be FICTIONAL, and it mustn't be plagiarized. I will know if you do.

    6. Each judge will score the stories out of 30. 10 points for Entertainment Value, 10 points for Creativity, and 10 points for grammar.


      Entertainment Value: 10

      Creativity: 10

      Grammar: 10

      Total: 30

    7. Judges, note that some sentences may be grammatically incorrect for dramatic or figuarative emphasis. Do not take off points if you recognize this.

    8. Judges may score in decimals up to the hundredths place. For example: 9.24. No further.

    9. The final score is the average of both judges' scores.

    10. The story with the highest score is declared the winner, and is granted bragging rights and claims the title, "Heavy-weight Yarn-spinning Champion of the World" from the current champion, Pogglind, who earned a perfect score last round. Both the nation name and winning story will be recorded for posterity.

    11. In the unlikely event of a tie, the nations in question will be given an extra week to write another story to be re-evaluated.

    12. Nations are permitted to cooperate on one story. The story will be credited to all nations associated with the story.

I will make a Dispatch containing the entries with the final scores, and another Dispatch without the entries but including a more detailed scoreboard. I may also record the top yarn from each region. Nations may request a comment/critique of their story to be sent to them via telegram after the competition has ended.

Regions included will be:

Special Guest Regions

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