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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Eleven!!

    Rules

    1) Only the first 16 respondants expressing a desire to compete will be the contestants. It IS a first come, first served basis.

    2) The contest will consist of a number of rounds pitting 2 randomly determined poets against each other until only one contestant remains (winner).

    3) Each matchup will be given a theme, picture, article, subject, or other criteria to write on, and the poem submitted must match this as much as possible. Stricter following of prompts may help you win.

    4) The winner as determined by a panel of judges will advance to the next round.

    5) In case of a judge or judges not posting judgments in a timely manner, Vaynor will adjudicate and determine the winner.

    6) The poems will be limited to 1000 words with a 50 word minimum

    7) The entries will be poems. All forms of poetry are acceptable, as long as they meet the required word lengths. If your chosen style is too short, you are free to make two of them, i.e., you may make a limerick with 48 words, then add another limerick, still following the same theme, to reach the required word length.

    8) All posted deadlines will given in as much time zones as possible, as labeled.

    9) No late entries will be accepted. If you don't post or fail to post by the deadline, you will be disqualified. A 15 minute grace period is allowed. You have one freebie per contest, use it wisely. This allows you to be up to half a day late (12 hours) with your poem (no more).

    10) If your entry does not include the article(s) and the picture(s), you will most likely lose because of it, however this will not disqualify your poem, as poems are judged on best use of the prompts.

    11) The judgments are final. What the judges decide is how it is.

    12) The entries will only include content suitable for the Playground.

    13) Anything not clear will be decided by me.

    14) The contestants will have 1 week (roughly) from the bracket posting to get their entries posted.

    15) Post your poems in spoilers. Judges: do not read poems before the round ends.

    16) Feel free to edit the post with your poem in it until the round ends. After that, any additional edits will disqualify you (barring a use of your half-day extension).

    17) Judges have 1 week to complete judgments. If not all judges respond by this time, the round will be decided as if the late judges were not a part of it (i.e. if there are 5 judges to begin with and only 3 are on time, the round will be decided with 2 votes as opposed to 3). If there are only an even number of judgments, I will cast the remaining vote.

    THE IRON POET HALL OF FAME
    1. Ravyn
    2. Rubakhin
    3. Elvaris
    4. Alarra
    5. Truemane
    6. Devigod
    7. Alarra
    8. Devigod
    9. Alarra
    10. Elvaris

    Contestants:

    1. Alarra
    2. The Fiery Tower
    3. averagejoe
    4. M-Bark
    5. Rutskarn
    6. Szilard
    7. Azure Butterfly
    8. DreamintheDark
    9. Devigod
    10. Cardea
    11. CWater
    12. Asthix


    Judges:
    1. Haruki-kun
    2. Emlyn
    3. Elvaris




    POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FOR THE JUDGE POSITION TAKE NOTE: THESE CONTESTS LAST A LONG TIME AND THIS IS NOT A FLEETING RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOU SIGN UP I EXPECT YOU TO POST JUDGMENTS ON TIME. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO POST JUDGMENTS, TELL ME. THANK YOU.

    Current round:

    Iron Poet XI: Round 2

    Time for an image round! Interpret the image in any way you wish (but keep in mind that sticking close to the prompt can be a deciding factor when judges read your poem).

    Rutskarn vs. The Fiery Tower
    Morph Bark vs. Devigod
    CWater vs. Cardea

    Deadline: Wednesday, December 8th 2010 at 11:59 pm (EST).
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    I'll contestant this time. Unless you are in need of judges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarra View Post
    I'll contestant this time. Unless you are in need of judges.
    I don't think I've ever seen 'contestant' uses as a verb before. How poetic. I like it.

    I'm wavering. I kind of want to compete. But I'm not sure. I'll continue deliberating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I'm wavering. I kind of want to compete. But I'm not sure. I'll continue deliberating.
    Ditto. Judging is fun, but also a boatload of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I don't think I've ever seen 'contestant' uses as a verb before. How poetic. I like it.

    I'm wavering. I kind of want to compete. But I'm not sure. I'll continue deliberating.
    Wouldn't the verb form of it be contest, like "I'll contest this time"? I don't know.

    ...I'll contest this time.
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    I'll compete. I don't write much poetry, and it'd be cool to get some feedback.
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    I want to compete.

    Actually, I want to judge, but I think I should compete in a contest before going at judging. So yeah, compete.
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    If you want to judge, by all means please do. We always have lots of contestants and no judges.

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    It's true. I don't think I've ever been in an Iron Poet, but last round, two judgments from the end, I'm like, "I can judge if you need it," and they're like, "Sure, great."


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    Heh. Alright then, I gave it some thought. Judge it is.
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    Must the poems follow a traditional structure (limerick, sonnet, etc.) or may they also be... erm... well freeform is not quite what I am looking for, but moreso something that does appear very much like a poem at least, I guess?

    I'm bad at following a structure forced upon me (as with limericks and sonnets), but if this is allowed, I'm definitely in.
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    There are no rules regarding structure or form. Some poets prefer to restrict themselves to a specific structure, but most don't.

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    Then, I'm in. My structure is prone to change anyway (between entries or even in the middle of one once).
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    I see no reason not to get stuck in again. Sign me up, Chauncey.
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    I'm in!
    As a contestant. I'm not sure I'd have the time to judge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    It's true. I don't think I've ever been in an Iron Poet, but last round, two judgments from the end, I'm like, "I can judge if you need it," and they're like, "Sure, great."
    You have, actually. You participated in the 2nd contest. That was about three years ago, though.
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    I've not participated as a contestant, though, and I've contributed as a judge a handful of times.
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    Never done one of these before. Sure, I'll competitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    You have, actually. You participated in the 2nd contest. That was about three years ago, though.
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    I'll try... for the third time. Count me in. =D

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    Bit slow getting started this time.
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    If your looking for another judge, I'd be more then happy to.
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    Ah, what the hay? Sign me up to compete. I have to do something to ensure that my writing doesn't stagnate more than it already has.

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    Sign me up as a contestant.
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    Come on guys, let's get this contest rolling!
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    Surely it isn't that hard to get some more people willing to get in on this! How long did it take to get to 16 with the other contests, on average?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Bark View Post
    Surely it isn't that hard to get some more people willing to get in on this! How long did it take to get to 16 with the other contests, on average?
    In the earliest days of the competition? Filled up faster than you could blink. For the current iterations, this seems about right.

    Be patient, I'm sure another few will come around in time.
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    As long as your blinks were several days in duration, but yes, this is unfortunately rather slow. This contest isn't exactly known for its speed, however. We'll get there eventually!
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    As long as your blinks were several days in duration, but yes, this is unfortunately rather slow. This contest isn't exactly known for its speed, however. We'll get there eventually!
    No hurry. I'll just be over in SMBG if anyone needs me.

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    *glances around*
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