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    Welcome to Iron Poet, round three of the most awesome competition (take that, Iron Author!)

    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 authors 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, I 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. You have one freebie per contest, use it wisely.

    10) If your entry does not include the article(s) and the picture(s), you will most likely lose because of it.

    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 (roughly) from the bracket posting to get their entries posted.

    Participants:
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    Elvaris
    Gem Flower
    Kneenibble
    zeratul

    Judges:
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    Felixaar
    Alarra

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    Yay! A third one!

    Sign me up for judging this time. I figure it's my turn.
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    I'm in.

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    I aim to judge.
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    I would like to join even though I am fairly new to poetry.
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    Hmm...I was seriously considering entering this but...I'm going to wait to decide. If I feel I've got enough time, and there are still slots open, I'll possibly join up in a few days.
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    I wish to be a poet. Stella needs to get her groove back...

    So does Phoe. >.>
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    I'm in.
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    I suppose I'm up for writing.
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    I lift myself to the mercy of the judges, aka im in.

    For now at least. Maybe we'll get 16 contestants this time!
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    I'm in also.
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    I shall compete ONLY if I can be sure that there are sufficient judges for the contest to run semi-smoothly. Right now there are two that we know are going to be steady and consistent.

    So put me down for competition and we'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I shall compete ONLY if I can be sure that there are sufficient judges for the contest to run semi-smoothly. Right now there are two that we know are going to be steady and consistent.

    So put me down for competition and we'll see what happens.
    Well, I don't mind offering my services as an emergency reserve judge. I really don't like juding this contest, because I don't know poetry all that well, and I don't always feel like I can judge well, but in an emergency I'm willing to do it.


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    Sign me up for contestant, even though I suck at poetry.

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    Damn, guys, I suck at poetry, but I want to be in a contest and Iron Author has their friggin' rules. Wah.
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    YES!!!!! I MADE IT!!!!!! I'm in.
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    Count me in.
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    I'll judge unless someone objects.
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    Objection!















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    No I'm not. See that little 1040 over there? Protection!

    Although, if I could, I'd probably change my name.
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    If no one has any objections, I believe I might be of service.
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    Hm... one judge and five contestants away from a full compliment.

    People, tell your friends! Quickly, before people forget they signed up!
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    I don't know if I'm a very good poet, but I'll judge if you still need one of those.

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    I'll sign up to be a poet.
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    Let's give poetry a try.

    i'll sign up, but i don't expect to get very far.


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    Judges are full, 3 more contestants needed.

    If you have any ideas for prompts, please send them to me in a PM.
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    We need three more! Three more contestants!

    Anyone?

    You may have to start the process of doing it with 12, Vaynor. Someone's going to get a bye. Maybe a few people, but with some creative finagling, it could be reduced to only one or two.
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    I'm in as a contestant if I'm not too much of a newbie in the fora to do so.
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    Well done, old man! There is no post-count-requirement for this contest. Nor a talent requirement either. Just the willingness to try and have fun.

    And might I compliment you on your country, sir?
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    Of course! ->if I may compliment you on your avatar and your ass.

    Though seriously, I'm very slightly unhappy about my country at this time of year with a broken furnace and a repairman who won't return my calls.

    Edit: and your choice in hobbies. Serve me some homebrew mead in a whale tusk please.
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