WWC: (24) Days of Summer
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 31, 2010
Shout out to the Honorable Mentions for a commendable job well done!
★ Silverherring for The (Prehistoric) Adventures of Orf: The Mystery of the Bloodless Body
★ Ceffyldwfr for Of the Mind
Congratulations to all of you!
(24) Days of Summer is an end of summer challenge extravaganza hosted by the Weekly Writer’s Challenge.
The idea behind this came from a suggestion to have a “Scramble Challenge,” in which participants can mix and match given topics, genres, and formats to create their own challenges. What the (24) Days of Summer will do is essentially just that. Participants get a list of genres, topics, locations, and formats. There will be a general set of rules that will be applied to each “challenge.”
Participants have 24 days to accomplish a minimum of 10 challenges (but should strive to complete all 12) to be eligible to win the prizes. At the end of the 24 days a panel of judges will read all the entries and decide on a winner.
The Finer Details
Okay technically there aren’t 12 challenges, it’s really just one super huge challenge that consists of 12 mini challenges.
Participants will get a list of 12 genres, 12 Locations, and 12 topics. They must take one from each of those three lists and combine them into an entry. They will also be able to choose from a list of 4 formats that they can use.
Also each mini challenge will come with a set of random items that have to somehow make an appearance in their entries. For example, for “Challenge One” the random items might be ice, the color red, and fried chicken. The participant is to take those three items and mix them in any which way they want.
The Entry Rules
It’s very important that all the entries follow these rules.
★ 300 word MIN/8,000 word MAX
★ All entries must use the assigned random items
★ All entries must use one genre, one location, and one topic.
★ Each entry must have an original title
★ A participant must complete at least 10 Challenges
★ All entries must be submitted as a whole unit in the form of a “book.”
The Submission Process
Because each participant will be submitting a minimum of 10 entries, to make it easier on the judges, everything will be submitted as one large entry.
So rather than submitting everything separately, participants will be combining all of their entries as a “book” with each chapter being a seperate entry.
Each participant should title their book in the following manner: (24) Days of [insert something here] You can choose anything you want to insert. For example if I was participating in this challenge I know that I would probably be drinking lots of coffee. So I would title my book (24) Days of Starbucks.
★ The Lists
Ice Cream Shoppe
Fast Food Eatery
Losing a Friend
Falling out of love
★ Launch Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010
★ Due Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)
Post links to all entries in the (24) Days of Summer Thread.
Should you have any questions regarding this challenge please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Weekly Writer’s Challenge inkpop Profile.
JUDGES, JUDGES, JUDGES!!!
The WWC is looking for judges for the (24) Days of Summer! Interested? Check our judges thread and drop us a line!
Good luck inkpoppers!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)