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    Gather 'round, children. The Winter Writing Competition is about to commence...!



    Here we are again, folks. As the days become shorter and the weather becomes colder, us writer-folk have but one available action - write. Our imagination provides the entertainment and our computers provide the heat necessary to brute through these harsh months. The ultimate combination of writing and hot chocolate creates an explosion of creativity, and now is your chance to hone that raw power in hopes of obtaining glory and fame throughout the URPG! So grab your metaphorical pen and paper and prepare to catch some Pokemon!


    Entry Guidelines

    • Story submissions are open from uhh, now, to 11:59 PM on December 31st, PST. Only stories that have been posted during this time frame can be entered.
    • Only one story can be submitted to the WWC. You can post however many stories you want during this period, but you can only enter one of them into the competition. Please indicate which story you're entering by including [WWC] somewhere in the thread title for the convenience of the judges!
    • Your entry can be no longer than 150,000 characters.
    • You must be a member of the URPG to participate in the WWC. Simple enough, and if you aren't yet a member of URPG but still wish to participate, sign up!


    Voting Guidelines

    • You must be a member of the URPG to vote. Again, if you wish to vote but aren't yet a URPG member, sign up!
    • Remember, this is a writing contest, not a popularity contest. Vote for your favorite story within the round, and not your favorite person. Creativity and mastery of the pen will win you this competition!
    • Unless otherwise specified, voters will be given $3000 for voting in each round. If you vote in all the rounds, there might even be a special prize!
    • If your story is featured in a round, you can still vote! It's actually suggested, seeing as you'll get an extra three points for voting in the same round your story is featured in! Just don't vote for yourself - that would be awkward.
    • Voting time frame and total rounds will be announced once the submission window is closed.
    • When voting, please send me a private message indicating which stories you liked best. List them in order of your favorite to least favorite, and provide a tally for the rank. The story you liked best would receive 3 points, the story after that would receive 2, and so on (if there are more than 3 stories per round, please only include your top 3 favorites). At the end of the voting session, the story with the highest combined points will be declared the winner of that round and will move onto the final round.
    • Please include a summary of the stories in the round in your private message. This proves that you read all the stories and aren't cheating or anything! Example below, for those who would like to see it!

    Quote Originally Posted by PM from an avid URPG member and reader
    1. Story Title: Crazy Hair. In this story, a wild Tangela struggles with her self image and travels far and wide to find someone capable of straightening her wild hair. She falls in love with a blind Nincada who cares not about her hair, showing that true love can be found anywhere. +3 points.
    2. Story Title: TREE?!?! A rebellious teenage Sudowoodo infiltrates a hidden Trevenant society and learns the ways of a tree. However, upon revealing himself with shame and humility after learning the nobility of plants, his friends come to an ultimate decision to sacrifice the Sudowoodo to the spirit of the forest. +2 points.
    3. Story Title: Romeo-fisk and Juliet-fisk. A modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet staring two Stunfisk. They actually don't kill themselves though, they just flop around. Cute yet cliche. +1 point.

    Prizes

    All that you hungry monkeys care about anyway...

    1st Place: a temporary Legendary Pokemon of your choosing, lasting for one year, and $10,000! IMPORTANT NOTE: Prize is subject to be bumped up to a permanent legendary, depending on total amount of entries.

    2nd Place: a Complex Pokemon of your choosing and $8,000!

    3rd Place: a Hard Pokemon of your choosing and $5,000!

    All prizes are subject to change based on amount of entries.


    Past Victors

    The writing spirit is strong in these URPG greats, and may they bless this competition with their literary powers!

    1. Jag
    2. Marth
    3. Shroomish
    4. Jack of Clovers
    5. Fair
    6. Neo Pikachu
    7. DaRkUmBrEoN
    8. Pokemon Trainer Sarah
    9. Seawolf
    10. DaRkUmBrEoN
    11. Seawolf
    12. Tyranitar_Trainer
    13. Fever
    14. Phantom Kat
    15. Bryce
    16. Sequentio
    17. Kai-Mei
    18. Natorei
    19. Kai-Mei
    20. MagikChicken
    21. EmBreon
    22. Alaskapigeon
    23. ChainReaction01
    24. YOUR TOOTHBRUSH?


    Entries

    Making Amends by Akinai
    The Trench by Prince Vultan
    Bambooze by Voltaire Magneton
    Tribal Wars by Dinobot
    Drip by Synthesis
    My Little Pokemon: URPG is Magic by Dog of Hellsing
    The Trials and Tribulations of Love by Felly
    Your Spine is Beautiful by Smiles
    Shantih, Shantih, Shantih by Elysia
    Imagine If Chapter Two by Magikchicken
    Stolen Love by Axion
    To Control the Seas by Ash K.


    And with those guidelines, off you go! Write like the chilly winter wind, and bring honor to URPG! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
    Last edited by Princess Crow; 1st January 2014 at 04:34 PM.
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    Default Re: Winter Writing Competition 2013

    *rubs fingers and cackles maniacally*

    KEKEKEKEKE, MORE WAGES.

    UM I MEAN, GOOD LUCK TO YOU WRITERS. I MIGHT ENTER SOMETHING IF I HAVE TIME.

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    I swear to the gods I'll write SOMEthing for this one >:I

    ...even if it's another Medium story.


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    Default Re: Winter Writing Competition 2013

    If you are new to the URPG and are feeling a lack of confidence, think of it this way: if only three or four people write stories for WWC, you're bound to win something, even if you might not be the most skilled writer on the block.

    So get writing folks! I swear you'll enjoy it.

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    1. Story Title: Crazy Hair. In this story, a wild Tangela struggles with her self image and travels far and wide to find someone capable of straightening her wild hair. She falls in love with a blind Nincada who cares not about her hair, showing that true love can be found anywhere. +3 points.
    2. Story Title: TREE?!?! A rebellious teenage Sudowoodo infiltrates a hidden Trevenant society and learns the ways of a tree. However, upon revealing himself with shame and humility after learning the nobility of plants, his friends come to an ultimate decision to sacrifice the Sudowoodo to the spirit of the forest. +2 points.
    3. Story Title: Romeo-fisk and Juliet-fisk. A modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet staring two Stunfisk. They actually don't kill themselves though, they just flop around. Cute yet cliche. +1 point.
    PLEASE TELL ME THESE STORIES EXIST

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    ^Exactly what I was gonna say lol xD

    I'll see if I can whip something up in time... Writing during Christmas break gogogo. xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthesis View Post
    1. Story Title: Crazy Hair. In this story, a wild Tangela struggles with her self image and travels far and wide to find someone capable of straightening her wild hair. She falls in love with a blind Nincada who cares not about her hair, showing that true love can be found anywhere. +3 points.
    2. Story Title: TREE?!?! A rebellious teenage Sudowoodo infiltrates a hidden Trevenant society and learns the ways of a tree. However, upon revealing himself with shame and humility after learning the nobility of plants, his friends come to an ultimate decision to sacrifice the Sudowoodo to the spirit of the forest. +2 points.
    3. Story Title: Romeo-fisk and Juliet-fisk. A modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet staring two Stunfisk. They actually don't kill themselves though, they just flop around. Cute yet cliche. +1 point.
    PLEASE TELL ME THESE STORIES EXIST
    Would read and write a long bit of literary criticism about that last one.

    So I might actually have a story to submit for this at some point. I always say I will, but I think this time I might actually do it.

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    Oh man! Hopefully I'll be able to write something for this; sounds like fun! My activity should probably increase (ten fold!) in the next month or so since my time in France is winding down. Good luck y'all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Trainer Liam View Post
    Oh man! Hopefully I'll be able to write something for this; sounds like fun! My activity should probably increase (ten fold!) in the next month or so since my time in France is winding down. Good luck y'all!
    You misspelled "Kalos" :p
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    TOTAL LAST-MINUTE SUBMISSION AFTER FINDING THE UPDATED STORY I THOUGHT I'D LOST WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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    Right, we're supposed to post here before the deadline x.x also wtf did i just read

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    I thought putting WWC in our titles was enough to let you know it's in the wwc.

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    Default Re: Winter Writing Competition 2013

    Yeah, you don't have to submit them - it's just useful for me to organize them that way. I can find them on my own, and I'll start updating the original post as the stories come in.
    Last edited by Princess Crow; 31st December 2013 at 05:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Winter Writing Competition 2013

    Why not?

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    I'll double up for safety.

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