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Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

The contest for July 2016 is "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest




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 June 2016: Write a story about a character whose best friend is something other than another human being. It can be a pet, robot, inanimate object, imaginary friend, or anything else you can come up with!


The task is simple: Write a story that introduces us to your character using the prompt above.The introduction should be entertaining and enlightening, not a simple list of qualities or activities.

*Note3* Your entry must be:
*Bullet* An introductory story 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 in the body 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, June 30, 2016
The results will be posted on or around: July 15, 2016

*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: deemac , Crys- Peace , and Ember Rain

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: Jeff



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