Region: Futaba Aoi
Howdy all from Forest, we are doing a thing!
Forestian Autumnal Writing Contest
There are two categories: Prose and Poetry. Applicants may enter one or both categories - although obviously not with the same piece of writing!
The prompt is:
It is up to the writer to interpret this however they wish.
Entering the Contest
Entries can be TG'd to any of the judges. Simply state whether it is an entry for Prose or Poetry.
Entries will open on Monday 22nd October and close on Thursday 22nd November. There will be a two week period set aside for judging, with the winners announced on Friday 7th December.
This contest is open to all Forestians and any nations residing in regions that Forest maintains an embassy with.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria: construction of the text, interesting interpretations of the prompt and finally engaging ideas.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar will not officially be judged; however it will be taken into account when looking at the other criteria. If your submission is particularly full of errors to the point it makes the text indecipherable or hard to follow, your submission will likely not score as highly and may be rejected.
As an aside, the kind of skills needed to succeed in this competition are rather similar to the skills needed to write good issues. If you find that you enjoy the submission process, consider checking out the Got Issues? forum!
NationStates, as a website, does have certain rules surrounding offensive material. From the Moderation sticky:
Offensive Material: As mentioned previously, we use the US movie rating "PG-13" standard. Mild swearing may be tolerated, mild sexuality may be hinted, but explicit or excessive versions of either or both will result in moderation intervention.
Bear in mind this would cover material sent via Telegrams too.
Creative writing basically, to a prompt. All our embassy regions are welcome to get stuck in!