LEGENDS CONTEST VOTING OPEN Aug 21, 2023 8:56:03 GMT -6
Post by RAVENEYE on Aug 21, 2023 8:56:03 GMT -6
LEGENDS VOTING IS CLOSED!
For our 2023 Legends Contest, it looks like we have 6 Fiction entries, 5 Poetry entries, and 1 Nonfiction entry. Each division has been posted in its respective feedback forum. Let's not forget to visit that lonely, bold memoir piece and give it some love.
If you submitted an entry, remember to award yourself 100 Hard Honor Points PER DIVISION YOU ENTERED.
Voting Period: 21 August - 9 September, 11:59 pm US Central
Winners announced: September 10
Voting is open to all Legendfirians! Contestants are REQUIRED to vote on all entries in all the divisions you enter.
You will receive reminders of this requirement prior to the end of the voting period. If you do not vote on ALL entries (unless excused for serious reasons) your entries will be disqualified.
Please follow these steps:
1. Critique each entry according to the following questions. Answer them as thoroughly as possible. Two sentences minimum per question. The goal is to help the author improve their craft. NOTE: voters who leave one-liner critiques to justify their vote will receive warnings according to our warning system.
Technical writing elements: Which elements were technically sound in this entry? What still needs work? (Consider SPaG, story structure, poetic form. How coherent is the argument? Do the sources cited provide adequate evidence?)
Artistic writing elements: What appealed to me in this entry? What might benefit from revision? (Consider things like character development, appropriate word choice, metaphor, imagery, uniqueness, etc.)
Prompt: How well does this entry relate to the prompt?
2. Assign each area a numerical value: Rate each entry from 1 to 5, with five being the most favorable.
3. Add your scores you allotted to each area and divide by 3 to get an average score. For example: 3.5 + 3 + 4 = 3.5 (The contest host will collect all the averaged scores for each entry and tally the overall average to determine the winners.)
You may vote for yourself to maintain your anonymity. This vote will not count toward the final score.
All entries must have the same number of votes for each vote to count. For example, if over half the entries receive 7 votes, we will set the final vote requirement to 7 votes per entry.
First Place winners of each category will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or cash via PayPal.
100 hard honor points for all entrants, upon submitting their entry
an additional 250 hard honor points for first place winners, for a total of 350.
an additional 150 hard honor points for all other place winners, for a total of 250
(Contestants must edit their honor points themselves within their profile settings.)