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Poor Terry Pratchett has recently been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimers. We know we can't fix him, but maybe we can cheer him up a bit by holding a contest in his honor.

Whether it's through art, or writing, show your support by creating a little Pratchett inspired work. Share it, win a fancy badge, and have fun!






Art Rules.

1. The Drawing must be made for this contest. (I know it's a pain, but we're trying to encourage creativity here.)
2. The Drawing but be, erm.. drawn. AKA no Photo manipulations.
    If there are enough people who want to do manips, we'll make an off-shoot for it, but for now let's stick to what we know.
3. No stealing artwork.(duh) No direct copying either. If you want to draw a character in the style of the illustrations, that's fine..
4. The artwork must portray something from Discworld; be it Elephants, Ankh-Morpork, or Nobby Nobbs, it has to involve Discworld in some way. ...note that the bottom divider was inspired by Bloody Stupid Johnson, who invented a trout pond 30 feet long.. and 6 inches wide. 
5. Quality: No sketches, lined paper, or half-finished drawings. This is meant to showcase fine artwork, not whatever you could throw together at the last minute.

Writing Rules
1. Don't steal.. blah blah blah
2. Be creative
3. Any word length is acceptable.. though we might stop reading after 2 pages.
4. Any style. Write a song, poem, prose.. we don't care, just so long as it has something to do with Discworld.

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What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: "Why is it so dark in here?"
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The Deadline is 20 art Entries, 5(or more) written entries


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Art entries

1. [VivaciousVixen]
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Terry Pratchett Written Entries

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2008-06-06 [Lady of Lore]: Did you know that there are two movies coming out soon, Color of Magic and Hogfather ^_^

2008-06-07 [Yncke]: I already saw 'a' Hogfather, with David Jason as Albert. Do you mean another one?

2008-06-07 [Lady of Lore]: I'm not sure. A friend sent me previews to both movies. They looked recent, the color of magic had Tim Curry in it.

2008-06-07 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: Wooo... I'm going to have to See the Colour of Magic. the HogFather was pretty good I thought...

2008-09-02 [Artsieladie]: I added your contest to MC and to the Mainstreet Calendar. I set it to be featured on Mainstreet through November 1st, 2008, stipulated your '20 for art and 5 or more for writing' deadline. I saw your contest in your mood. So, I checked MC to see if it was there and wasn't. But... it is now. I hope I assumed correctly that you would want your contest advertised. ;P

2008-09-02 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: Yes indeedy! :P I guess I just never got around to posting it on MC

2008-09-02 [Artsieladie]: Goody! ;) Well, it's there now. :D

2008-09-09 [VivaciousVixen]: i would like to do a series of the
discworld dragons for my sons' nursery
also, the contest gave me reason to start
drawing again, not just photo-shop 7 work...
Is the above appropriate or do i need to change it,
and how?! Thanks!
i am so super excited that someone else has good taste!
Yay! By the way, this is only one of seven i have started!

2008-09-09 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: lol it looks awesome! Very diskworldish! are you planning on coloring it at all?

2008-09-10 [VivaciousVixen]: Yes, i have actually gone on a drawing rampage with the little dragons and such... i should be finished with all of them soon. i just don't want too much color...
Keep them as pure as possible! lol... sounds silly 'eh?

2008-09-11 [Lady of Lore]: Haha! i saw the color of magic ^_^ I really liked it! Cohen the barbarian was even in it! ^_^

2009-02-22 [Chimes]: Oooo~! Contest! Me likes. :D May see about entering. It's a shame you're not allowing manips though. :P

2009-02-22 [Elwyne]: I saw the Hogfather as a movie, it was pretty good too!

2009-02-23 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: well, seeing as how there are so few entries at the moment, we might as well allow them, Chimes! :)

2009-02-23 [Chimes]: Oooo! :D A world on top of an animal would be fun to make.

2009-03-25 [Eärendil the Bright]: Don't you love Death's lines??? I would like to see a draw of him doing one of the thing Pratchett describes (eg a cook I think in a book). Unfortunately I'm not that good a drawer. I'll try writing! :D

2009-04-11 [Evolution X]: Huh... wonder what sort of written entries would be like...

2009-04-14 [Eärendil the Bright]: i am thinking of writing something about Death, maybe parts of his everyday life or Death in a kind of special occasion. But I am not sure I can actually manage to make him the way Terry Pratchett has!

2009-04-17 [little flag]: Ooh, Pratchett contest! Yay!! I must see what I can write about! Too bad I have the drawing ability of a three year old, visualing the Discworld is so much fun :P

2009-04-17 [Eärendil the Bright]: I think you described in the most perfect way what I also had in mind! =)

2009-04-20 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: aww but that's a silly reason not to enter! Practice people! Practice! :)

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