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Our 1st Contest #GOrwell!!!! (2019)

December 2, 2019

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Now, the moment you've all been waiting for, our very first contest!! But, before you read the information and start to enter, read our intro.

Intro
We decided in order to make our contest memorable and unique, we would recognize famous writers from around the world, and have one prompt inspired by them. Therefore, for our first contest, we would like to recognize a writer with the pen name George Orwell. His real name was Eric Arthur Blair, and he lived from 1903 to 1950. He wrote numerous novels, critiques, and journals, his most famous works being Animal Farm and 1984. During his years, George Orwell once said, "For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity." And we'll leave you with that dear writers.

Prompts (3 total)
1. Irony Prompt (Word limit: 5-150 words or 2-50 lines)
Beautiful Irony is defined as "when the very thing that tried to destroy you, instead made you stronger." For this prompt writer, write about beautiful irony. Whether about how you would envision it, how you experienced it, how you think about it, examples of it, or anything concerning beautiful irony. You must compose this piece as a poem but it can be any genre.

2. War Prompt (Word limit: 50-1,00)
For this prompt writer, write a story based on war. Whether it be how one experiences war, witnesses war, lives through war, knows someone in war, etc, etc. The options are limitless. However, this piece must be composed as a short story but it can be any genre.

3. Miscellaneous Prompt (Word limit: 50-1,000 or 2-50 lines)
The third prompt will always be our famous writer inspired prompt, therefore, this contest's prompt is inspired by George Orwell. For this prompt writers, write a prompt about society. In many of George Orwell's works, he writes about how he believed society would end up or how he envisioned it during a certain time period. We left this prompt very vague for the reason we want to see how you handle it. This also means it can be composed anyway you prefer as well as be any genre.

Rules & Regulations (READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THEM YOU'LL BE DISQUALIFIED)
  • Like this piece, if you're interested in this contest, plan on entering, or will enter
  • Once your piece is published, comment below the title (and the link if you're feeling nice)
  • In the title of your piece put '#GOrwell' and then the number of the prompt you did. For example, if you did prompt #1, your title would have '#GOrwell1'
  • In your footnotes, you must include the date you finished/published that piece. This allows me to know you finished the version before the due date, even if you publish it a million times.
  • All pieces must be kept PG-13, meaning no curse words allowed, in any variations. (With the exception of 'hell' in certain contexts, crap and damn is fine)
  • All entries are due on December 4th, 2019, meaning it can be published on that day, but not on the day after (December 5th)
  • If any pieces go against the rules, then we will comment on your piece and give you 48 hours to fix it. If no changes or errors are fixed, then your piece will be disqualified.
  • If you're wondering about the criteria we'll be looking at, you can look at our contest rubric titled 'Writing Contest Criteria'
  • You may use previously written work, however, make sure to add the correct '#' in the title and write in the footnotes the day you published it
    • However, I strongly advise you to write something new
  • It cannot be too sexual
  • You may enter each prompt, but only once. Therefore, you can have up to three entries total
  • Follow WTW guideline
  • Prizes are the same for all prompts
  • Be creative and original
  • Have FUN
Prizes
1st Place: 4 reviews (all your choice), a shoutout in our 'Message to Writers' box, mentioned in our Must Reads (for either the month of November or December, depends on when you write it), 3 comments/likes (our choice), the (metaphorical) 'Writers Award' (in which the next contest we have, you'll help pick one of the winners and pass the award onto them), & also bragging rights

2nd Place: 2 reviews (both your choice), mention in our Must Reads(for either the month of November or December, depends on when you write it), & 2 comments/likes (our choice)

Honorable Mention: 1 review (your choice) & 1 comment/like (our choice)

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 4TH 2019
As always, May You All Write Freely.

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16 Comments
  • Anha

    for prompt 2: war
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/140015/version/271984


    8 months ago
  • ZZ7656

    My piece: Daddy's Girl
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/free_writing/139815


    8 months ago
  • Wicked!

    Here's my entry for prompt 2:
    writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/117093/version/271354
    It's called 'I Had Promised Her'.


    8 months ago
  • JakeFrommStateFarm

    Thanks for hosting this contest! I did the second prompt. Here's the link:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/139111/version/271062


    8 months ago
  • Writers of the World

    Yes sorry, it's meant to be 1,000 for prompt #2


    8 months ago
  • N.

    Awesome prompts! I did the 3rd...

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/139129/version/270130


    8 months ago
  • JakeFrommStateFarm

    For the second prompt did you mean to say "50-1,000" or "50-100" ?


    8 months ago
  • jeily

    here's my submission!

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/136264/version/267310


    8 months ago
  • aditi

    I also entered the second one-
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/137101/version/264999


    8 months ago
  • aditi

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/137023/version/264729
    this is my piece (number 3)


    8 months ago
  • HelpMe512

    Sorry, here's my submission for prompt one with the date in the footnotes this time:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/136932/version/264637


    8 months ago
  • Writers of the World

    Another typo, @Miscellaneousprompt#3
    we didn't mean write an actual prompt, we meant that WAS the prompt. aka, write about society. you don't write a prompt yourself


    8 months ago
  • Wicked!

    Okay, no problem :)


    8 months ago
  • Writers of the World

    @Wicked!
    Yes sorry, it's meant to be 1,000


    8 months ago
  • Wicked!

    Um, is the upper word limit for the war prompt meant to be 1,000 words? (I was wondering because you put a comma there)


    8 months ago
  • KiwiCat ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

    Here is my entry-
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/135764/version/261711


    8 months ago