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:new: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Please bear with us whilst the judges deliberate (there's 52 entries to read!) and the results will be out soon! 

Greetings all!

As you will know by now, today marks deviantART's 13th birthday! Throughout Community Relations, we are celebrating in style with a wonderful array of events, contest and fun all to get you in the celebratory mood- and even better we've thrown in some prizes along the way!

13delectably By Thiefoworld-d6gdd8r by BeccaJS

Are you in the mood to join in this devious writing challenge? Below are 13 special words, each of which must be used in your piece. We would like you to write either a short story or poem that encompasses these words!


The Words


The following 13 words must be included in your piece

Peanut
Angst
Cat
Horseshoe
Moon
a capella
Stairs
Puberty
Acne
Luck
Velociraptor
Cocktail
Triskaidekaphobia



The Rules


:star: Stories must be no longer than 400 words and poems no longer than 20 lines.
:star: Every word in the above list must be included, missing out a word will disqualify you
:star: Submissions need to be linked on this journal and will be collected in this gallery folder: (CR FOLDER)
:star: Collaborative efforts are welcome, but prizes will be shared, not doubled.
:star: Variations of the word are accepted (i.e.  Angsty instead of angst)

The Prizes


:trophy: 1st Place overall:

1000 points

Honourable mentions short stories (X2)

500 points each

Honourable mentioned poems (x2)

500 points each


The judging


Pieces will be judged on the following:

- The wit and humour of the piece
- The quality of writing
- The creative use of the 13 words and theme
- The overall impact

Judges:

:iconbeccajs: :iconneurotype: :iconnichrysalis:

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES BY WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST


:bulletblue:  Write your piece (remember redraft, edit and get critique to make it as awesome as you possibly could!)
:bulletblue: Submit a link of your entry to this journal.
:bulletblue: When your piece has been verified that is adheres to the rules above, it will be places in the gallery folder.
:bulletblue: Winners will be announced shortly after the closure date

So go on, get writing!


It doesn't matter if you've been writing for years or just want to have a go! This is all about having fun!


A fun literature contest to celebrate dA's 13th birthday!
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I saw the list of winners posted, and I loved reading their entries. :) I'm just confused by one thing -- this journal says there are supposed to be 4 honorable mentions (2 for stories, 2 for poetry), but there were only 3 honorable mentions listed on the announcement, all 3 of which were stories. Did the judges decide that they would just be awarding 3 instead? Thanks!

~espionne
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Writer
Simply put- we didn't have any poetry in our top selections amongst the judges therefore amended it. :)
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Thank you! That's actually what I was suspecting, since there turned out to be far more story entries...

~espionne
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:iconmrspikachu:
MrsPikachu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know how long it will take?? *I'm not mad...just anxious* 
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
If you ask me personally, my estimate is ~Sept. 7. This contest was opened on August 7, so to me it makes sense that they would announce the winners about a month later. :) But that's just my theory - it could either be earlier or later than that. 

~espionne
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:iconmrspikachu:
MrsPikachu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That actually does sound like a good theory
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Welp, it's now Sept. 9 and still no sign of anything so far. My next best guess would be Sept. 11 (ignore the connotations :P) since that would be exactly 2 weeks from the contest's closing date. But honestly, I'm just grasping at straws at this point, so don't take my word for it. ;) 

~espionne
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:iconmrspikachu:
MrsPikachu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm at least your guessing in a logical manner xD
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious to know too. :)
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:iconmrspikachu:
MrsPikachu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Just a quick question - is there a set date for the judging results? I don't recall seeing one...

~espionne
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Writer
No, but the judging is taking place at the moment and the results will be announced soon.
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Okay, thanks!

~espionne
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine entry isn't in the CL folder. Did I not submit it in time?
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot to add that I'm submitting my piece under poetry since it's a parody of a song.
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the deadline at midnight PST on August 28?
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Writer
Yes! So there's about 24 hours left!
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Working on it right now. :)
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:iconomairaandcairistiona:
OmairaAndCairistiona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:icondambuwo77:
dambuwo77 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
thank you
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:iconrieal-dragonsbane:
Rieal-Dragonsbane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconactsofart:
ActsofArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fav.me/d6jiv9d

Here is my attempt.
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:icontotally-espionne:
totally-espionne Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Hi! This is my entry:


~espionne
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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misdaylight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconezri-krios:
Ezri-Krios Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Here's mine.

ezri-krios.deviantart.com/art/…

Thank you!

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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Thank you, your entry has been added! Feel free to check out the other entries communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconezri-krios:
Ezri-Krios Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Reading through them all and feeling really glad I don't have to judge this! They're all so good.
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KittykatMWuster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Writer
Your piece has been added to the folder, feel free to check out the other submissions communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconguineveretogwen:
GuinevereToGwen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Writer

I'm finished! I enjoyed this very much, it was great fun. Good luck to everyone!

My entry: fav.me/d6ird31


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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Writer
Your piece has been added to the folder, feel free to check out the other submissions communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconguineveretogwen:
GuinevereToGwen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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:iconguineveretogwen:
GuinevereToGwen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Writer
Does "pubescent" count as "puberty"?
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:icondragoeniex:
dragoeniex Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Would "unlucky" be an acceptable form of "luck"?
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Writer
yes
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My entry :Dfav.me/d6hn9x7 .
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
Your piece has been added to the folder, feel free to check out the other submissions communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconmadameshadowenn:
madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:wave: Hey there! I've given this a go; it was great fun and wonderfully challenging :)
Here's the link to my piece: madameshadowenn.deviantart.com…
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
Your piece has been added to the folder, feel free to check out the other submissions communityrelations.deviantart.…
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:iconmadameshadowenn:
madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'll be sure to do that :rose:
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:iconbrokentales:
BrokenTales Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Writer
It's been a couple of months since I last finished a piece of prose, so this was a welcome chance to get back into it :)

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