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Rated: E | Survey Form | Contest | #1679316
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
The contest for August is "Rhythms & Writing: Official WDC Contest


The following winners for the July 2014 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 25 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "Matilda and Mrs.Encerite - 1st Place"   by Robyn - WIP Teacher
*Bullet* Second Place - "The Pirate"   by HuntersMoon aka Jack
*Bullet* Third Place - "Dudley, the Vampires' Vampire"   by Byron, a friendly Bunyip

One key part of writing is character development. There are many techniques available to assist writers in developing their characters so readers can connect and come away with a good understanding of the character and their motives. This contest explores those techniques.

Prompt for July 2014: Answer all of the following questions for the reader in the form of a story:

*Bullet* Where does the character go to calm down when angered or upset?
*Bullet* Who does the character confide in when needed?
*Bullet* What behaviors and/or experiences upset the character?


The task is simple: Write a story using the prompt above to introduce your character to the reader.

*Note3* Your story must be:
*Bullet* An introduction to your character using the given prompt.
*Bullet* Fiction.
*Bullet* Rated 18+ or below: Any entry that falls above this rating will be disqualified.
*Bullet* 2000 words or fewer: Word count must be provided at the bottom of the item or your entry will be disqualified.
*Bullet* Newly written for this contest: Create your story as a Static Item and keep it in your portfolio. Send us the item ID number in {b-item:xxxxxx} format of the item you wish to submit using this survey form below.
*Bullet* Submitted One Time Only: You may only enter this contest one time per round, so make it a good one!
*Bullet* Edited Only Until the Deadline: Entries edited after the submission deadline may be disqualified from winning without notice.

*Dollar* The prizes are:
         First Prize
                   $100.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive What a Character Merit Badge (both virtual and physical)
         Second Prize
                   $50.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive What a Character Merit Badge (both virtual and physical)
         Third Prize
                   $25.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive What a Character Merit Badge (both virtual and physical)

The submission deadline is: 11:59 pm EST, July 31, 2014
The results will be posted on or around: August 15, 2014

*Note5* Paid Membership Required: In order to be eligible to enter and win this contest, contestant must have a paid membership (Basic and above). Paid membership expiration dates must fall after the submission deadline. You may need to renew your membership to be eligible. The free Premium membership trial does not count as a paid membership and does not meet the requirements for eligibility.

Judges are: Octobersun , Lonewolf , and Kate~Happy 14th to Writing.Com

Each judge will submit a scoring for qualifying entries to the contest. In the event a judge can not complete the judging, their scores will not be used, and at our discretion, a judging substitution may be used. In the event of a tie, staff will render the tie-breaking decision.
Questions regarding the contest should be emailed to: Diane



(R) denotes a required field.
1.   Using the {b-item:} format, please provide the Item ID number of the Static Item that you would like to submit. (R)
     
2.   I understand that in order to enter this contest and be eligible to win, I must have a paid membership of Basic or higher through August 15th. (R)
      Check this box to agree with the above statement.
3.   I understand that if my entry is edited after the submission deadline it may be disqualified from winning without notice. (R)
      Check this box to agree with the above statement.
4.   I have read the rules carefully and understand that if my entry doesn't follow these rules, it will be disqualified. (R)
      Check this box to agree with the above statement.
*Note* Disclaimer: The information submitted will be sent to Diane . Do not submit anything private or confidential.

               

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