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A Winter Romance Contest



Summer romance's may be fleeting at times, but winter love is where the magic is. There's always something enchanting about the frost on windshields, that fluffy white snow nipping at your mittens and your nose all red before coming inside for some coco and a warm heater (or even better, a good old fashion fireplace). Winter's well known for bringing out the traditions and little children in all of us this time of year.

Prompt:


It would be simply too easy to tell you to have at writing a Winter Romance without throwing in a twist! You're inclined to write your winter romance and let your imagination's simply go with the flow, but to keep a fairly consistent flow, there's an additional section that you must take into consideration when writing. Your submission must not only focus on a winter romance, but try to also incorporate one of these cryptic ideas (up to author's interpretation):
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Nobody's Home
  • Silver Lining
  • Blackbird's Feather
  • Jingle Bells


Deadline:


:snowflake: Contest Begins December 05, 2012
:snowflake: Contest Ends January 31, 2013 at 11:59pm Central U.S. Time.

Rules:


:holly: Only new poetry and prose will be accepted.
:holly: No visual poetry and no fanfiction will be accepted. We also will not accept collaboration pieces.
:holly: Poetry cannot exceed 50 lines and prose cannot exceed 3000 words. Word count/line count must be in the author's comment of your deviation.
:holly: You can enter up to three times, but only win once (feel free to use more than one prompt).
:holly: State which prompt you have used for your submission in your author's comment.
:holly: Post a link to this journal in your author's comment.
:holly: No restrictions on content, though if material is adult oriented please place the proper filter upon it.
:holly: Grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taken into account unless otherwise stated within author's comment of intentional misspellings in Poetry category.
:holly: You must be a member of RomanceforEveryone to participate.

Submittion:


Please submit your entry(ies) to our Winter Romance Contest folder. Staff will take note if you did not follow directions and will decline your piece and inform you if you have missed a stated rule above.

Judges:



:iconroyalblackheart: :icongrimface242:

:xmas: Please leave a comment if you're interested in being a judge.

Prizes:



:santa: Prose Category :santa:
:star: First Place :star:
:bulletblue: 100 :points: courtesy of GrimFace242
:bulletblue: 50 :points: courtesy of RoyalBlackheart
:bulletblue: Interview Spotlight courtesy of RomanceforEveryone
:bulletblue: Features from: RoyalBlackheart, mormonbookworm

:star: Honorable Mention :star:
:bulletwhite: 100 :points: courtesy of GrimFace242
:bulletwhite: 30 :points: courtesy of RoyalBlackheart
:bulletwhite: Features from: RoyalBlackheart,

:rudolph: Poetry Category :rudolph:
:star: First Place :star:
:bulletblue: 100 :points: courtesy of GrimFace242
:bulletblue: 50 :points: courtesy of RoyalBlackheart
:bulletblue: Interview Spotlight courtesy of RomanceforEveryone
:bulletblue: Features from: RoyalBlackheart, mormonbookworm

:star: Honorable Mention :star:
:bulletwhite: 100 :points: courtesy of GrimFace242
:bulletwhite: 30 :points: courtesy of RoyalBlackheart
:bulletwhite: Features from: RoyalBlackheart,

Prize donations (journal features, subscriptions, artwork, points, etc.) of any size are always appreciationed. Just leave a comment on this journal if you have something to offer. We greatly appreciate it! :heart:


Please :+fav: this journal and spread the word everyone! The bigger the contest, the more prizes that we're sure to reign in!
A very happy holidays from RfE staff! :snowing:
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:iconbuttstrong:
buttstrong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nooo I missed ittttt! D:
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mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I won't be able to enter...any other way I can help?
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
Hey there mormonbookworm,

We could always use more prizes for our contest, ranging from features to any small number of points if you're still willing to help. (:
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:iconmormonbookworm:
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can do a feature for somebody. Where ever you think best. :)
(Saving the point for something for my sister.)
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
Awesome! >w< Would you care to feature First Place for both Poetry and Prose, then?
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:iconmormonbookworm:
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can do that. Just tell them to note me the pieces they'd like featured.
Happy to help!
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
You've been added. (: Thank you.
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:iconmormonbookworm:
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
not a problem!
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:iconchristianonfire7:
Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll gladly feature the winners, just remind me once they are decided.

Seeing I only have a couple days left I suppose I need to get to writing a piece if I want to enter as well. :P
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Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd like to be a judge and I can give a feature to first place and honorable mention
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:iconwritingmistress:
Writingmistress Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Writer
So doing this; I got a little idea that has been wanting to get out.
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
:woohoo: I'm excited to see the entries!
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:iconkendecia:
Kendecia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but chant "SLENDERMAN!" every time i see this one icon.....But hey, why not? I'll join :3
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Writer
:squee: I'm very excited to see the entries for this contest!!
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:iconkendecia:
Kendecia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
S L E N D E R M A N
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WRITERandPOET Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
Can our piece incorporate two themes? I have a great idea for a story that includes two of the required themes.
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
Your piece can incorporate more than one theme; but it won't give you any extra points when judging starts. (:
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:iconwriterandpoet:
WRITERandPOET Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
I know. I was just making sure we could.
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:iconwriterandpoet:
WRITERandPOET Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
So excited :D
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
:squee:
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:iconwriterandpoet:
WRITERandPOET Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
Your icon is fucking awesome :3
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
Thank you!
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LauraS45 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
yeah we can post 3 poems!!! 3 of the prompts I have ideas for!
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
:eager:
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:iconreddikxlastxhowl:
Reddikxlastxhowl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
[link] promoted the contest in a journal by the way. :)
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
Goodness thank you for all of your help and support! (: I'm looking forward to reading your submission(s)!
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:iconreddikxlastxhowl:
Reddikxlastxhowl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Not a problem. Hopefuly I will be able to pull together something worthy of entering!
(:
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Reddikxlastxhowl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Hmmmm, chalenge accepted. I am going to go all out on this and see if I can slip all of those things in....let's see how I go :3
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
Awesome!!

:eager:
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Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Good luck!

~Child-of-Minerva
:iconanothercontestgroup::iconacg-pointsdonations:
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
Thank you! You're awesome.
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:iconchild-of-minerva:
Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
:aww: Just doing my job.
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EpicLevelSorcerer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
Oh I am so going to enter this, the cryptic idea list is so perfect.
Can we use more than one if the ideas in that list in a single piece?
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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:iconepiclevelsorcerer:
EpicLevelSorcerer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you, I can't wait to get stared.
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:iconroyalblackheart:
RoyalBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
Sure you can use more than one idea. c:

Don't think it'll earn you and extra judging points among the panel, though! ;p
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:iconepiclevelsorcerer:
EpicLevelSorcerer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
Heh, I am sure my work will be enough for that.
I was just wondering because there are a few that I would love to work together.
Thank you for the quick answer.
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