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    Hey, we have a creative writing contest, and an avatar contest, why not a poem contest?

    Rules, shamelessly stolen (for the most part) from Fat Daddy's Iron Author:

    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 4 rounds pitting 2 randomly determined authors against each other.

    3) Each matchup will be given a theme, 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, I will adjudicate and determine the winner.

    6) The stories 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.

    10) If your entry does not include the article(s) and the picture(s), you will be disqualified.

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

    12) The entries will only include content suitable for the Playground. The Giant is nice enough to share his Playground with us and we will respect his rules while playing here.

    13) I will rule on anything I have forgotten or needs clarification which is brought to my attention

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


    Once 16 people sign up, deadlines and brackets will be posted.

    EDIT: Judges are also needed, as much as we can get. Odd numbers are needed for tiebreakers, so after five judges sign up the recruitment will be cut off.

    ROUND 1

    Castaras vs. Nevrmore; Theme: Hurricanes
    Phoekun vs. Fally; Theme: Glaciers
    Ravyn vs. Methodical Meat; Theme: Music
    Abacab vs. Tiako; Theme: Children
    ZRS vs. Faerwain; Theme: Love
    JoseB vs. Goodfellow; Theme: Ocean
    Brickwall vs. Elvaris; Theme: Plays (theatrical)
    Deepsear vs. Cult_of_the_Raven; Theme: Trains

    ROUND 2

    Castaras vs. Elvaris: Island(s), Smoke
    Cult of the Raven vs. Ravyn: Baseball, Saxophone
    ZRS vs. Tiako: Newspaper(s), Fire
    PhoeKun vs. JoseB: T.V. Show(s), Farm(s)

    ROUND 3

    ZRS vs. Elvaris: Duck, Ocean

    PhoeKun vs. Ravyn: Hands, Navy

    Deadline: The time between 11:59pm EST (eastern time, GMT-5) Monday, July 2nd, 2007 AND 12:01am EST (eastern time, GMT-5) Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007.

    This date is the midnight between Monday, July 2nd and Tuesday, July 3rd.

    FINAL ROUND:

    Elvaris vs. Ravyn

    The poem must contain any and as much information as possible found in the following pictures or articles. Winning may be decided by the best usage of prompts.

    Prompts: River, Temple

    Deadline: Friday, July 27th, between the times of 11:59pm EST and 1:00am EST. This is the midnight between Friday and Saturday.
    Last edited by Vaynor; 2007-07-20 at 02:08 AM.
    “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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    But poetry is so much more experimental-friendly and variable then prose. I don't think you can effectively compare and judge them.
    that being said;
    Umm, I might. Let me think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amotis View Post
    But poetry is so much more experimental-friendly and variable then prose. I don't think you can effectively compare and judge them.
    that being said;
    Umm, I might. Let me think about it.
    Well hopefully we'll get experimental-friendly judges.

    At it's worst, we can just have fun?
    “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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    Poetry Contest?
    Interesting. I may join.
    Hey! That's a haiku!

    Just kidding. I'll probably write free verse, so that I don't need talent [goak here].

    Again, in all seriousness, I'll join.

    I don't think you can effectively compare and judge them.
    Perhaps, but you can not deny that some poems are simply better than others. Plus, too much "experimentation" tends to get gimmicky.

    At it's worst, we can just have fun?
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    I will poetize you to the DEATH!

    Amotis, that is not exactly true, but a selection of judges the size of this board's entire membership would be required to give a fair assessment.

    While I like judging, I'm too mean, and I like writing better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amotis View Post
    But poetry is so much more experimental-friendly and variable then prose. I don't think you can effectively compare and judge them.
    You really can't "effectively compare and judge" prose, either. Come on, you've been in Iron Author, you know how it works. This will work just as well as IA, assuming it generates enough interest.

    That said (in confidence that this cannot possibly start before Wednesday), I am in like Flint.
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    Okay then, I'm in.

    edito - any ideas how to get good judges and more word of this out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amotis View Post
    Okay then, I'm in.

    edito - any ideas how to get good judges and more word of this out?
    I'll put it in my sig, but that's about all I can think of.

    Only 12 more to go (plus judges!)
    “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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    *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins* *joins*
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    I'll give this a shot.

    Hopefully it's like falling off a bike, because it's been a very long time since I've even tried writing poetry.
    Ahthankya, thankyaverymuch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieRockStar View Post
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    11 to go.

    EDIT: Simued, 10 to go.
    Last edited by Vaynor; 2007-05-06 at 09:47 PM.
    “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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    It's a chance to write. Therefore, I am interested. Count me in.
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    Wow. I haven't done poetry forever. Even though I'm sure to have my butt handed to me on a silver plater I think I'll give this one a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfellow View Post
    Wow. I haven't done poetry forever. Even though I'm sure to have my butt handed to me on a silver plater I think I'll give this one a whirl.
    No, no, of course not! We have gold platters here.

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    Only 8 more!
    “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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    Hmm...I'll have a go...
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    Hey, if there's still room, I'm all over this, sign me up!
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    Okey dokey, 6 more. Come on people we still need judges!
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
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    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
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    Umm... I'll try it.

    Don't expect me to be good or anything...

    Sign me up for a contestant, then.
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    Ok, that's 5 more, plus three judges. Hope we can get enough...
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    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
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    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
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    Participants:
    1. Amotis
    2. Tiako
    3. Brickwall
    4. PhoeKun
    5. ZRS
    6. Elvaris
    7. Ravyn
    8. Goodfellow
    9. Castaras
    10. Methodical Meat
    11. Abacab
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15.
    16.

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    Vaynor: you might want to consider sending out PMs to people you feel might be interested in judging, or at least people who wouldn't mind the responsibility. Either that, or set up a separate thread for recruiting judges, as Fat Daddy did when setting up past Iron Author competitions. You'll probably have more luck drawing out the needed people that way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoeKun View Post
    Vaynor: you might want to consider sending out PMs to people you feel might be interested in judging, or at least people who wouldn't mind the responsibility. Either that, or set up a separate thread for recruiting judges, as Fat Daddy did when setting up past Iron Author competitions. You'll probably have more luck drawing out the needed people that way...
    Ok, I'll put a thread out now...

    EDIT: Here we go.
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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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    okay, put me in as judge.
    in the way of bribes, I accept--oh. right. nevermind.

    all the poems will be posted here, correct?
    I don't pm; will that complicate things?
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    Hmmm... Oh, all right! I will take part in the contest...

    English is not my mother tongue, but what the heck... This could be fun!

    So, am I in? :)
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    Participants:
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    2. Tiako
    3. Brickwall
    4. PhoeKun
    5. ZRS
    6. Elvaris
    7. Ravyn
    8. Goodfellow
    9. Castaras
    10. Methodical Meat
    11. Abacab
    12. JoseB
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    15.
    16.

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    2. Wiliiahad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephra View Post
    okay, put me in as judge.
    in the way of bribes, I accept--oh. right. nevermind.

    all the poems will be posted here, correct?
    I don't pm; will that complicate things?
    Poems will be posted here. PMing shouldn't be needed.
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
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    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
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    Are you going to be a judge yourself?
    Also when is the deadline?
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    Am I a judge? I signed up on the thread for it.
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    Well technically we have enough judges and an even number of participants (though V wanted 16)...but to tell you the truth; by the looks of who is involved in the contest I want to be a judge. But I want to write but I want a good balance of judges. I'm not nearly as qualified as I would like to be, however. And if I join to judge we need at least one more judge and one more contestant (to even it out).
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