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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Twelve!!

    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
    11. Rutskarn

    Contestants:

    1. Leta
    2. PhoeKun
    3. averagejoe
    4. leakingpen
    5. Szilard
    6. azuyomi244
    7. vollmond
    8. Alarra
    9. Morph Bark
    10. CWater
    11. The Fiery Tower
    12. Worlok
    13. Lord Loss
    14. Ohmyani
    15. Elvaris
    16. truemane


    Judges:
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    2. Emlyn
    3. Asthix




    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.
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    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
    so I asked him to forgive me, without knowing what for,
    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
    of myself for being what I was, what it was my nature to be.”
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    I'd like to be a contestant.

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    I'd like to judge again.

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    Expressing interest as a contestant.

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    If there's one thing I love doing, it's contesting things. Sign me up, to play.


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    I would like to be a contestant!
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    In as a contestant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    If there's one thing I love doing, it's contesting things. Sign me up, to play.
    I contest your right to contest.

    First post updated, keep 'em coming!
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
    so I asked him to forgive me, without knowing what for,
    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
    of myself for being what I was, what it was my nature to be.”
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    Sign me up as a contestant!

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    I shall judge again, it was fun.
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    I promise to judge next time if I can be a contestant today.
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    I would love to be a contestant, though reading through the previous thread intimidates me quite a bit
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    I will contestant again.

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    Of course I'll enter. I mean, why the heck not?
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    I'd like to be a contestant too...again
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    Signing up as a contestant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWater View Post
    I'd like to be a contestant too...again
    Third time's the charm!

    Updated the first post, and as of this post we have 4 contestant spots remaining, and 1-3 judging positions.
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    Signing up as a contestant. (Phear mah MAD rhymin skillz, yo! )

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    3 more spots, let's keep 'em coming!
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
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    Sign me up!
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    I'd like to try it contesting, if only for the challenge and the lols when I crash and burn
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    Wow, less than a week and we're already almost full. That's awesome.
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    We just need one more!
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    I'll take that last contestant spot. It's mine! Mine, I tell you!
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    Crap. Remind me not to step on your +3 blue suede shoes of speed.
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    I've been thinking and I do want to judge. At this point, it seems like we may get another contestant before a volunteer to judge. (however I will yield to the next volunteer if they do want to judge)

    So please move me to the last judges spot. Thanks!
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    Just one more contestant! Let's get this show on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    Just one more contestant! Let's get this show on the road.
    You know, I never was quite sure about that expression. Why would you want to put on a show in the middle of a road that's in use?
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    I think I want to play too, this time. So, even though it seems as though Elvaris took the final spot, in fact I shall take the final spot.

    *nod*

    So declared.

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    WOOT! We're ready!

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