This is finally open, half a month before the solstice!
THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. If you're interested, however, you're welcome to enter the Summer Solstice Writing Competition I'll host in the summer. :)
Winter Solstice: December 21, 2020
Current # of participants: 15
Welcome to the Winter Solstice Writing Competition 2020! The goal of this competition is to inspire positive writing among young Scratchers. This will be a biannual event, meaning it will happen twice a year (for two solstices). As for those in the Southern Hemisphere, this will be your summer solstice.
All entries (stories or poems) shall be due on January 2, 2021 (BEFORE 12AM EST), so that students can take the advantage of winter break to write with relaxation.
RESULTS WILL BE POSTED BETWEEN JANUARY 4-10, 2021.
Entries can either be entered as projects or as a post here: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/464345/
One entry only!
ᑭᖇOᗰᑭT: None! Amaze me! (Extra, extra points for writing positively! Ex: Beauty, nature, travel, characters successfully overcoming obstacles) Happy endings are extremely sought after!
~ Minimum 500 words (exception if it's a poem)
~ Maximum 3000 words (going over slightly is fine)
~ No gore/excessive details
~ Characters may not kill (unless if slaying the heartless monster, which, in that case, you can check with me in the comments or on my profile)
~ Should be PG
~ No plagiarism (copying others' work)
~ Plot/Character development
~ Overall story (cohesiveness, development, content, the ending, etc.)
All will receive compliments and constructive criticism at the end.
*** Note about grammar/spelling: Since not everyone will be at the same writing level, grammar/spelling will NOT be criteria for judging. However, the story should be able to be understood by the judge (a.k.a. me).
1st place: 3 follows, 2 loves on each 10 of your projects, AND a fan studio made in your honor
2nd place: 2 follows, 1 love on 10 projects
3rd place: 1 love on 10 projects
Please make sure to read the requirements before you enter!
If you want to enter, state the following:
1. How active you are
2. How long you've been writing