On this page you can submit ideas for future official Elftown competitions. Ideally, competitions should encourage Elftowners to create new works of art, so try to use as much detail as you can when submitting.
This page takes suggestions for official competitions, which are hosted by the Council. If you are interested in hosting (or advertising) your own personal contest then check out art contests, writing contests, photo contests and MC.
2005-12-15 [Ocean Soul]: And take 'hundreds of pagges' literally >.>
2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: i'm flattered! ^^ thanks so much! :)
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: I think it is too :P I've got an idea already!! >.<
2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: awww, you guys are so nice!
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Hehe :) I try to be *nods*
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Yay! I'm happy too XD
2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: and school's out! that makes me even happier!
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Same here! Although my bum is half dead at the moment....¬_¬
2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: oh my! that's terrible! here, have some bum-rejuvenati
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Lmao! Thank you! :P
2005-12-16 [shotokan_gal]: Can we start to move the random chat elsewhere please :)
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Sure ^_^
2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: woops, sorry! :P won't happen again...
2005-12-16 [shotokan_gal]: We appreciate your suggestion :) the conversation just seemed to be digressing a bit to what not all the watchers are that interested in ;)
2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Yes, it did a bit...anyway yes I'm off to somewhere else! :P
2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: But what about the subject for a story?
2005-12-22 [shotokan_gal]: [O'saku] - that has already been suggested above you. And there has recently been the elftown prose contest - so it's likely there'll be future competitions of the same type, though perhaps not until enough time's passed after this one.
2005-12-22 [shotokan_gal]: *nods* suggesting possible subjects/theme
2005-12-22 [shotokan_gal]: She is perfectly welcome to host her own contests if she likes. It's definitely an interesting idea.
2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: I'm thinking of an idea already for the competition and it hasn't been decided whether or not to be made! XD
2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Maybe a subject for a story writing contest could be "Classic Fairytales", like with the classic characters: witches who brew in cauldrons, gnomes who work hard in mines, gaints that need to be defeated, dragons guarding gold and so on. And then perhaps, another contest could follow, to draw an illustration of that winning entry of the writing contest.
2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: Yes, a contest with 2 parts.
2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Exactly!
2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Perhaps, I could host it. But will that make it an official elftown competition?
2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: I don't see why not...but its up to the people who host the competitions.
2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Hmm well, I would like to do it. But for an official contest, should I contact someone of the crew or something that I wish to do it?
2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Thanks, I will ask her^^
2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: No problem. ^_^
2006-01-01 [deathday]: how do you make a competition?
2006-01-01 [shotokan_gal]: Please add your suggestions to the end of the list in future deathday. Competitions are generally made on wikis - if you want to make one yourself you can look at the one's on art contests and writing contests by individual members.
2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: That's a good idea...but some people don't have photoshop and so they will feel left out...=/
2006-01-30 [Zab]: Maybe it could be done with any computer-art programme, to get more participants. :) But all members don't have a camera either, so then photograph competitions would make them feeling left out..;)
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Just like some people can't draw, or aren't good writters...Eve
2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: Exactly...mayb
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: We posted at the same time ^^ *giggle*.....a
2006-01-30 [Zab]: I think that's a good idea actually. :) And every artprogrammes there are, gimp, photoshop, pro painter, paint, open canvas...
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Yay! ^^ I got a good idea X)
2006-01-30 [Zab]: :P Mind if I'll steal it for the next (non-official) contest I make? If I make any..>_>
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: As long as I get to enter and judge X)
2006-01-30 [Zab]: Both enter and judge? :P
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Well I couldn't judge my own entry, I can let you do that, but judge other people :P
2006-01-30 [Zab]: XD I'm nut sure it would be allowed to have you as both participant and judge, at least not if we want to advertize it on Art contests..:P Why don't you make a competition?
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Meh I can NOT enter...just judge ^^....and I don't really have that much time on my hands to prepare the contest...but with some help I could get around to doing it ;)
2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: Yes...I'd offer to be a judge too since I'm not the greatest of drawers...
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Meh, wouldn't be drawing, it would be using an art program ^^
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: And how many judges are there usually?
2006-01-30 [Zab]: Well, it depends..:P Many people just use a poll to decide winners. I don't want to run a competition, I want to enter it..>:D
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Okidoki...well
2006-01-30 [Zab]: Sure.. we could discuss it in private messages? :P
2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: haha yea ^^
2006-01-30 [bluefan8989]: How about Fairy Poems?
2006-01-31 [Zab]: If you have a suggestion; post it on the page ;)
2006-02-13 [Sunrose]: :O
2006-02-13 [Zab]: What now? *remembers last time I asked that* I mean ''what caused that smiley now?" O__o
2006-02-13 [Zab]: Yeah? That's a really good suggestion! How'd you want your birthday? *gets prepared so I know when someone start the contest* XD
2006-02-13 [Sunrose]: I don't know :p
2006-02-13 [Zab]: Aww....*disapo
2006-02-15 [Sunrose]: =)
2006-02-15 [Mr.Scoop]: You'll see that you've got a whole bunch of fans ^^
2006-02-21 [Lady of Lore]: Are there many people who draw half blood creatures of is it just something that is unique to my little crazyness? lol
2006-02-21 [Mr.Scoop]: That could be interesting...
2006-02-21 [Lady of Lore]: I've got an example if you'd like just message me and remind me, I gotta go....
2006-02-22 [Mr.Scoop]: Yeah, well I saw the one in your house. Not bad ^^
2006-02-22 [Lady of Lore]: not the griffon, I've got a few half dragons around I'll put up soon.
2006-02-24 [38hmk]: do a photograph scavenger hunt EX: pic of a midget double points if they are doing a split or some shit like that.
2006-02-25 [Lady of Lore]: The ha;f dragon is on my gallery, the link is on my house
2006-02-26 [Corazie]: I like the half bloods idea :)
2006-02-26 [Zab]: He'll be reported.
2006-02-26 [Atayemi]: Okay. :P
2006-02-28 [O'saku]: we should have story writting contests
2006-02-28 [Zab]: I think there have been a few, but go ahead and suggest it on the page :)
2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: If however, you have an idea for a specific theme for a writing contest - feel free to suggest it.
2006-02-28 [Zab]: Oh, I missed that :P
2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: That's understandble, the page is kinda cluttered. I suppose I should clean it at some point :/
2006-02-28 [Zab]: Could be an idea.. I would but I don't know what has been used and what's new etc...
2006-02-28 [Atayemi]: Maybe check the wiki which has all of the past competitions on it? I'm sure theres one somewhere...oO
2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: Elftown past competitions ;) But I do mean removing unfeasible suggestions aswell, and things which would be more suited to individual's own contests than an official competition, where we want them to be as open to all members as possible really.
2006-02-28 [Atayemi]: That's the one! ;D
2006-02-28 [Zab]: Yeah.. well, you'd do it best :P
2006-02-28 [O'saku]: well that you for being so blunt ^^;; and as for a theme I think it should be Fantasy..I hate sci-fi.
2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: Well if you watch the page competitions or elftown prose contest (the page from which the two writings contests we've had so far) - then you'll hopefully notice when a new one comes along :) Though perhaps not for a bit as the second has only just finished and is currently in the process of judging.
2006-03-05 [shining wizard]: There should be a poetry competition
2006-03-05 [Zab]: There have recently been several poetry competitions, last one was the valentine, I think :) And there comes new ones all the time, but if you have a suggestion for a theme feel free to post it.
2006-03-22 [SassySwede]: wow you guys have a lot of good ideas...
2006-03-22 [Corazie]: More poetry would be good ^_^ I love poetry :)
2006-03-23 [SassySwede]: so do I... I am lucky enough to be getting one of my poems published.
2006-03-25 [Urmando The Elfling]: Me Urmando, me very curious, if my Art idea will be choosen for an ET contest......
2006-04-07 [Dark Paladin]: Why isnt there a poetry contest
2006-04-07 [SassySwede]: That would be AWESOME!!!
2006-04-08 [Melocrie]: Well we always have the daily poem... But having a poetry contest with a theme would be nice. Why don't one of you start one?
2006-04-09 [Dark Paladin]: me, start one. dude i just got on here. i dont know how to even join current contests, let alone host my own. i mean, i could, but id need lots of help.
2006-04-11 [Dark Paladin]: art suggestions huh? whats a fav subject or topic here? like what is most used? no, even better. dont even put a topic on. set the rules, like no nudity or profanity an all that, and let them wing it. give them a wk or so, and let them wing it. usually contest that dont have a set topic have a tendency to get more participants.
2006-04-11 [Dark Paladin]: now bak to the poetry thing. i guess i could host one, but how do i do that? and would i be able to enter one of my own?
2006-04-11 [Melocrie]: Well, you could enter youself, but normally people don't do that. You just start a wiki saying: Poetry Contest ,and then you tell the theme, rules etc. Divide them with a bar and let people enter their poems. Set a deadline, after that, create a poll and let people vote for the winner.
2006-04-11 [Dark Paladin]: sounds pretty simple. i guess i could hold my poems out for a lil while longer. kewl, mayb ill try it out. and another thing, how long are deadlines usually set. a month or just a few wks or what? and like what kind of themes? do i just pick a random topic and let poets use it to their fansy or what?
2006-04-11 [Melocrie]: I had my deadline set for 20 contestants. I think that's better if you do a poetry contest. That way you won't get too many entries, since it's a lot of hard work.
2006-04-11 [shotokan_gal]: Somewhere for you to go if you want to host such a contest would be writing contests. There's guidelines about how to set one up I believe, as well examples of others, and being somewhere to advertise. If you want to know how to make a wiki page to host a contest try How do I make a wiki page.
2006-04-11 [shotokan_gal]: And if you have an idea for an official contest feel free to add it to the page (which I'm hopefully going to organise soon). But that doesn't mean you shouldn't host your own contests too if you like the idea and it doesn't look like it's going to happen with us just yet.
2006-04-12 [Dark Paladin]: yeah, but i think that i would want more than just 20. besides, i got plenty of time. but thanx shoto, ill check it out.
2006-07-13 [QuietAngel]: doing a "creat your own race" contest would be interesting to do and see
2006-07-14 [Elegy - gone]: Thanks ^.^ I'm probably not the first to think of it, but I thought I'd add it to the list anyway
2006-07-14 [shotokan_gal]: ANNOUNCEMENT: Some suggestions have been removed, have comments by them, or were edited to be more concise. Contests removed include those asking for a writing contest without specifying any theme, and the water fountain design contest as it appears to have already started independant of the council. Others with comments by them may be removed in time if the suggestions are not improved.
2006-07-14 [shotokan_gal]: Note: if you want to host your own contest, it would be better for you to create it in an independant wiki (see How do I make a wiki page), not to post it here. See the top of the page for more details.
2006-07-15 [Melocrie]: LOL! I would be in =P
2006-07-16 [shotokan_gal]: You know what, I love that new idea for a writing contest :D very relevant to elftown!
2006-07-16 [Elegy - gone]: Thank you ^_^ and I'm quite in love with the idea myself as well. There are so many talented writers on Elftown, it would be exciting to see how they would weave their words to make Elftown come to life
2006-09-10 [Corazie]: I like the writing one for the description of ET as the writer sees it...
2006-10-06 [Linderel]: I feel this page needs a bit more organisation..
2006-10-06 [shotokan_gal]: Feel free... though I was planning to remove some old suggestions and then categorise the new again after a few had accumulated. Other people are allowed to edit the page though <_<
2006-10-06 [Linderel]: Okies. :P *pokes*
2006-10-06 [Linderel]: Well, didn't do much, actually, but something. I was just thinking whether the new suggestions section should be moved to the top.
2006-10-06 [shotokan_gal]: Perhaps, it would get seen more there :) I only added it so we could see when there were new ones more clearly really, could perhaps just let people add them to the appropriate sections instead.
2006-10-06 [iippo]: They'd be easier to spot there, but for people who are not fluent with the wiki there's a bigger chance of messing up when the new addments are on the top, than when they are at the bottom.
2006-10-06 [Linderel]: *tilts head* How so?
2006-10-06 [iippo]: The edit box is much confusing if you aren't used to it. The easiest thing is to scroll to the very bottom and edit there.
Unless "adding to the top" would mean that newest suggestions are above the other new suggestions.
2006-10-06 [Linderel]: Hmm. Point.
2006-11-29 [Linderel]: Please tell me that the huge text cannot be missed. ._.
2006-11-30 [Elegy - gone]: I can't tell you that it won't ever be missed, but I can tell you that if someone misses it, the fault doesn't lie with you, but rather with that person's optometrist =P
2006-11-30 [Linderel]: Thank you. ^_^
2006-11-30 [Ocean Soul]: you could still use the huge-tag.. but that would kind of destroy the official look of the page ;)
2006-11-30 [Linderel]: Yah, my thoughts exactly. :P
2006-11-30 [Ocean Soul]: And also.. it would make that particular text larger than the rest of the wiki's content ><'
2007-03-11 [Ultiem]: how about a character look alike competition
2007-05-05 [dragonos]: i only sugested the poetry contest because i like to read and write poetry myself
2007-07-06 [angelface2009]: i also think we should have a poetry contest.
2007-07-30 [dragonos]: see I am not the only one and
i already have poem's in a wiki if any wish you to see you are welcome to but please tell the truth as to what you think about them even if it isen't realy praise rather cridicisum that is ok as long as it is the honest truth it will be fine.
2007-07-30 [Linderel]: There are holiday poetry competitions, but let's see if I can't come up with something to run before Halloween rolls around. Of course, I will need the consent of the higher-ups, but I'll see what I can do. :)
2007-09-06 [Lady of Lore]: This page could use some help, just a little something to keep it more managable.
2007-09-07 [Linderel]: Do you have any suggestions on that, then?
2007-09-07 [Lady of Lore]: Well a format for submisions may help clean things up and those comptetions that have been done can be removed...I've put in a note with the crew and Shotokan_gal who's in charge of the competitions stuff about my ideas. Hedda said to wait a few days and if no one objects than go right ahead. I hoped Shotokan would be on in the next few days to give me a yea or nay. I am a crew intern but I don't want to tread on any toes and only want to help where it would be useful ^_^
2007-09-07 [Linderel]: Oh yeah, you are indeed xD I forgot that, since you don't seem to have done much yet :o
2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: Lol! I've only started! *pouts a little* haven't done much yet? Hahaha...I'll get moving, I get the hint. I just wanted to be sure that I didn't take someone else's job. ^_^ I've got the official ok to fixup this page so I will be doing so!
2007-09-10 [Linderel]: That looks good... now why didn't anyone else think of that before? xD
2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: i'm going through and formatting everything and then I'll move the old or used stuff. The formatting is also editing anything that is not usable for a competition such as personal advertisements
2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: Just a side note, those with the Catagory: left on them is to indicate that the contest fits into more than one area.
2007-09-10 [Linderel]: Nice work :3
2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: *purrs* Lol, thanks. More to come ^_^
2007-09-12 [Lady of Lore]: Transition complete ^_^
2008-06-04 [Lady of Lore]: Fine tuned some of the formatting a bit. ^_^
2008-06-04 [iippo]: Thanks :3
2008-07-23 [Ramirez]: You know, I've always wondered if baking was a science or an art.. But anyhow, I wonder if people would appreciate having the opportunity to bake fantasy-inspir
2008-07-23 [SilverFire]: It's neither, 'knack', the sophistry of health. :P
2008-07-23 [Ramirez]: Ahaha, that's it. XD
2009-01-21 [moira hawthorne]: Id say baking is a science... as supported by a number of tv shows on the two subjects.. and the fact it more about chemistry than cooking
2009-02-24 [Aeolynn]: What about a design-a-somet
2009-03-12 [Lady of Lore]: Hmmm...I think it might depend on what is being designed. Say if its a tattoo, then it might be art. If its something like a costume or an Elftown pencil it would go under "other"
2009-03-12 [Lady of Lore]: I think cooking in general is both science and art since it not only follows exact steps, ratios, etc but the presentation of the food can be an art. Like a good salad having lots of colors and arranged pretty in the bowl can be artistic ^_^
2009-03-13 [SilverFire]: I'm no convinced b the 'exact' steps part. Very few recipes will be ruined if it tells you to put in 100 grams of sugar, and you put in 120, or 130. And how much salt, spice, etc. to add - adding more or less than the recipe says doesn't necessarily ruin it, just makes it taste different, which is a subjective thing, and implies it's not a science. (If it were a science the cake wouldn't rise unless you put exaaaactly the right amount of everything in).
2009-03-14 [Linderel]: But it can be a total flop if you put in too much or too little liquid, flour, or butter, for example. There's still a balance to keep, there. :P But yes. It's not entirely exact, I agree there.
2009-03-14 [SilverFire]: But you can nevar put in too much sugar. :P NEVAR I SAY!
2009-03-14 [Linderel]: You can if we're talking hot chocolate <_< Then again, that's not baking anymore. xD
2009-03-15 [SilverFire]: Nuuuu. Not even then. Must has sugar! Replace milk with condensed milk. :q
2009-03-15 [Linderel]: Hahahaha xD
2009-03-15 [Lady of Lore]: Lol, that's more of what I meant, there is a range of amounts that things should be added in, any more or less then that and things start to turn out funky. :P
Condensed milk hot chocolate with a tres leches strawberry cake!
2010-08-24 [Nioniel]: *sorted*
2010-08-25 [*Phoenix*]: Way to go! This page looks great!
2010-08-25 [Nioniel]: :)
2010-10-17 [pixish]: I'm stalking reallly old competitions/c
Book Character Contest
It Takes 2
The Art of Eyes 3
I don't know if they'd be suitable to place as suggestions up there, as they're not exactly my ideas :p
2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: Hmm. I'm not really sure, either.
2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: *sorted*
2011-04-22 [Lord Josmar]: Got another idea but cant post it from my phone. Stupid tiny text box!
2011-05-01 [Marlene'Jacques]: i have an idea for an eprm comp but unsure whether i put it on here or on a different page?
2011-05-01 [Marlene'Jacques]: thank you :)
2011-05-03 [Rice]: Sammie you can edit the page yourself and add it your suggestion. *points to add new submissions*
2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: Catergory: RP
Title/theme: RP robots vs humans
Description: in this you can choose either to be a robot or a human, humans try to terminate the robots, robots try to kill the humans
Elftown Name:[kians mummy]
2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: i cant add it as the page is to big for my pc
2011-05-03 [Rice]: Alright I'll add it for you.
2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: thanks
2011-05-18 [Mortified Penguin]: Bump!
2011-05-18 [Nioniel]: :O *sorted*
2011-05-18 [kians mummy]: wow
2011-06-21 [pegasus1000]: Has there been a flag contest? Flags of elftown.
2011-06-22 [kians mummy]: I don't think there has been one, that is a good suggestion though.
2011-06-23 [Nioniel]: *added*
2011-06-23 [Veltzeh]: Yay. :)
2011-06-29 [Cillamoon]: I was just thinking that the other day, so I shall third the motion for a map!
2011-07-04 [Mortified Penguin]: I fourth that suggestion!
2011-10-05 [Stephen]: Debates are fun! :D
2011-10-25 [Stephen]: I like that one, Mort.
Why not do something like that on Elfpack? :P
2011-10-25 [Mortified Penguin]: Because YOUR FACE.
2011-10-26 [Stephen]: </3
2012-01-07 [Mortified Penguin]: YEAH. YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT. CRY.