Here comes the time for our anniversary contest – a month late, but better late than never ! Between catching the flu and everything else, I’m a bit late on certain things.
THE Theme : Our Fortress is Burning.
Yes, yes, I know … but there is a reason why I chose that name for our group – other than because of this great song by this American band that I love
What is that reason, you may ask ? Well, here it is : Our Fortress could be/is: what we are, what we hide, what we protect or the very things that scare us the most. It is Burning ... for several reasons : dramatic ones, ironic ones, philosophical ones, comical ones, etc. Maybe we are the one who set it on fire in order to be able to go on/move on ... Maybe we are burning our past ... maybe it is burning as a consequence of our own wars or maybe because we just didn’t like it anymore, it was ugly or out of style ...
So here is our theme. What is your Fortress? Why is it burning ? Tell us. There are no limits when it comes to styles : a satire will be considered just as seriously as a text that is more or deeply sad. Nihilistic. Satirical. Sexual. Romantic. Funny. Quirky. Everything goes.I (Frantz) will be the only judge
and judging will be based on 3 criteria : 1/3 technique, 1/3 originality and 1/3 “je ne sais quoi” (that little something extra, if you will ). The presentation of your deviation will also be taken into consideration. Since I don’t have a complete understanding of English (note : Hi ! This is Wordeea translating lombregrise words here )
and since I am not a pro when it comes to visual artwork, I have contacts who’ll give me a hand when it comes time to judge those deviations.3 categories :
Francophone. Poetry, vignettes (620 words/one page maximum – anything more than that will be declined), prose (620 words maximum – anything more than that will be declined)
Anglophone. Same as above.
Visual. Photography, drawings – digi or trad (if there are a lot of entries, we will split this category)PRIZES
WITHIN EACH CATEGORY
First place : 999 points.
Second place : 666 points (hehehe ^^)
Third place : 333 points.
+ A feature in my (Frantz) personal journal.THE ULTIMATE WINNER
Overall winner, all categories : 1200 points for the winner. Plus a translation if it is a text in French or English or a collaboration if it is a visual deviation.
+ A feature in my (Frantz) personal journal.PEOPLE’S AWARD
This will get voted by YOU before I make my own decisions : 3 months Premium Membership
+ A feature in my (Frantz) personal journal.
If we suspect any cheating, there will be hell to pay ...:WarningThis is a topic that is very close to my heart; therefore you can rest assured that my friendships, here on dA, will not interfere in any way in my decisions. Everyone will be given a fair shake. Sophie, the co-founder of this group, can participate if she wishes. (Sophie aka Wordeea here : this is very gracious, but I will not participate ) I will be as cold as dead ashes in winter – ask her, she can confirm that fact. (Sophie note: yeah, he’s good at that. I’m the heart, he’s the brain )
Of course, if we only get three and a half participants, there will not be such generous prizes – they will be kept for a future contest instead.
Lastly, if the deviations submitted are of average quality, I might decide to decrease the amount of points per prize; and if the devs proposed are downright mediocre, no prizes will be awarded...LAST BUT NOT LEAST : THE RULES
A. You have to be a member of the group; if you are not, become one...
B. The deviations submitted must have been done for the purpose of this contest. No recycling of old deviations allowed.
C. In the comments of your deviation, you must mention that it is made for this contest and include the Fortress’ icon :
D. You can submit your deviation in as many groups as you want.
E. The deviations must be submitted in the Theme of the Month folder ("thème du mois - prompt of the month) as soon as right now.
F. Only one deviation per memberCONTEST BEGINS: now. CONTEST ENDS: 07 March 2013, 0H00 (France).
I am waiting for you near the pyre ….