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Elftown Prose Contest - Fairy tales



Welcome to the second Elftown Prose Contest. If you can't follow the rhythm of poetry, or just like writing stories, this is the contest for you!

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Theme: Fairy tales
However there is a slight difference this time. The opening paragraph will be given, and so will be common to all contestants' entries. Beyond this, feel free to take the story where you like, although bear in mind the rules and guidelines below. Any story not following either rules or format will be removed.
The opening to be used in your stories can be seen at:
Prose contest - fairy tales opening

Rules:

1 - The story MUST be written by you. If anyone is found to be stealing someone elses work they will be disqualified from this and all future official Prose contests.
2 - No fan-fiction in this contest. We accept that you may be inspired somewhere, but if you write a story with a land called Marmia containing Baslam the lion, it's not going to cut it with us. Original work here please.
3 - Not counting the given opening paragraph, the story must be no longer than 2000 words.
4 - Please bear in mind the theme is Fairy tales. So we want to minimise Tolkein / Dungeons & Dragons style writing. We want fantasy, but carbon copies of Legolas and Gimli, while won't get you removed, won't score your story very high with the judges. Try to keep it classical, and a moral to the story is highly encouraged.
5 - As per theme, the story should be easily read by young children. So should contain little to no mature violence, and nothing sexually explicit. Use your common sense as to what would be acceptable and what not, but the judges' decision in this matter is final.
6 - NEW RULE: quality restrictions. If you want us to put effort into reading the story, put effort into writing it. Stories with exceptionally bad spelling and grammar will be disqualified at the judges' discretion. Note: We realise that typos are one thing, and laziness quite another. We will distinguish between the two here.

Judging:
The stories will be judged on:
a) How well your story fits the theme.
b) Creativity, originality and plot.
c) Format - Proper paragraphs, spelling, grammar, use of vocabulary etc.

The stories will be judged by:
[Melocrie]
[shotokan_gal]

Finalist judges: [ally], [Jay Ladlehaus], [Sunrose]

You can earn the following by participating in and/or winning this contest

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The winner earns the coloured bookworm.
Members who participated earn the green bookworm and all participants become Donors of Writing.

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Submissions:


Name - wiki
Reminder: number your entries and separate them with the <hr> tag




1. [Skydancer] Skydancer's ETPC Entry


2. [Tawnee.] ..//starburst.x's ETPC Entry


3. [ACCOUNT DELETED.] - She Used To Be A BigSHOT's ETPC Entry


4. [EmeraldGrizzly] - incomplete by deadline


5. [TheRogue] - TheRogue's ETPC Entry


6. [Artemis Riddle] - the kingdom far, far away


7. [Valient Tragedies] - Vampryc Touch's ETPC Entry


8.[AnnMiuka] - Greats


9.[dew_farie] - Summer Country


10.[Asryth] - incomplete by deadline


11.[-Shadow-Nell-] - Once...


12.[Lizisthebest] - Rings of doom


13. [Wolf By Nature] - Dreams of Prophecy


14.[wilwarina] - Good deed


15. [thoughtfox] - Come and Play With Me


16. [Reonowyn] - Young King and Queen


17. [ufo] - ufo - Never trust a hatted dwarf


18. [Dark Side of the Moon] - Ir-Iddyns Wiki Prose Page


19. [MidSuMMer.Nights] - //Cold.as a.raZorBlade//.:'s prose entry


20. [BinaryPhoenix] - Kiba-Chan's ETPC Entry


21. [Ceallaigh] - The Order of White


22. [Mikhul, the Bard] - has removed story from contest.


23. [Elisha Kelly] - The Red Rose Ruby


24. [David the Good] - One Rainy Day


25. [farawaygone] - Penny for your thoughts


26. [An_Lei] - Brave yet without guilt...


27. [Paz] - Paz's ETPC Entry


28. [Lakayana] -Amazing Inheritance


29 - [DeadSockMonster] - The Curse of Greed


30. [Shika Lane]- Removed for exceeding the word limit.


31. [Artsieladie] - Funtosee, the Dwarf


32. [I stabbith ye] - Once Upon A Raven


33. [Cliché] - Blue Fairytale


34. [Paul Doyle] - Dwarf Scout Cookies



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The winners are [DeadSockMonster] - The Curse of Greed and [Dark Side of the Moon] - Ir-Iddyns Wiki Prose Page. Congratulations!


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2006-03-25 [David the Good]: .........

2006-03-25 [David the Good]: Does anyone know if they have narrowed down the choices?

2006-03-25 [MidSuMMer.Nights]: hmmmm.... is there only one person judging?

2006-03-25 [shotokan_gal]: Yes the choices have been narrowed down, but no the information on which ones is not going to be made public - because then everyone would want to know why their story was picked or not. In answer to the second - the main page informs you that there are currently two judges. And there will be more to judge the finalists when we get to that stage.

2006-03-25 [MidSuMMer.Nights]: it's a big workload for two people...

2006-03-25 [Melocrie]: We'll manage, but in turn we ask of you to have a little patience ^_^

2006-03-25 [MidSuMMer.Nights]: take as long as you want.. some of those entries are huge!

2006-03-28 [Mikhul, the Bard]: I wish someone would have told me that both of those paragraphs was one introduction...I hate that I had to take my story out of the contest. I was really happy with it. *wimpers*

2006-03-29 [I stabbith ye]: Awww *hugs* there there Michael, it is ok, you can enter the next one ^_^

2006-04-11 [ufo]: wow..this takes long..

2006-04-11 [Paz]: It does :P There are many stories to read through, you know ;)

2006-04-12 [Ceallaigh]: Congrates to the winners. I had a look at their work and its easy to see why they were winners. Personally [ACCOUNT DELETED.]'s entry was my fav.

2006-04-12 [wilwarina]: winners, you have my congradulations ;)

2006-04-12 [DeadSockMonster]: Thanks wilwarina ^^ I'm still in shock...and congratulations to everyone who participated ^^

2006-04-12 [ACCOUNT DELETED.]: Congratulations!

2006-04-12 [MidSuMMer.Nights]: Congratulations!!!!!!

2006-04-12 [Lizisthebest]: Congrats to the winners

2006-04-12 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thanks everyone! And congrats also to [DeadSockMonster]!

2006-04-13 [DeadSockMonster]: Congrats to you too [Dark Side of the Moon] Whee for prose...

2006-04-13 [Wolf By Nature]: congrats to both of you, i;m sure you earned it!!

2006-04-14 [ufo]: congrats, you are both the greatest!!

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