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January 27, 2015
12:45am EST

Rated: E | Other | Writing | #1809000
Playing with words--quite literally (monthly contest)
Come visit "Mariah's Writing Fortress!

*Books3**Books1* Word Fair *Books3**Books2*

Word Fair theme song

The 2014 Word Fair Mascot, Simplify, would like to welcome you and all of your favorite words to this contest!


This Contest Is:
OPEN for Voting! Smile


This contest is open to all E-rated English words, excluding Proper Nouns. (Sorry, proper nouns.... *Confused*) Each round I will give a category, and you may nominate words throughout the round. Here are the rules:

General Rules
*Books1* This is a monthly contest, running for two weeks out of every month. It opens on the second Friday of each month at 1 pm, WDC time , and closes on the fourth Friday of the month at 1 pm, WDC time. Winners are usually posted within a few days of the end of a round, but always before the new round opens.

*Books2* No Word may nominate itself. However, any generous member of WDC may nominate any E-rated word, except for proper nouns.
(if you have questions on what is and what is not an E-rated word, visit: "Content Rating System (CRS))

*Books1* To nominate a word, email your entry to me. Unless there are different directions in "Round Specific Information," an entry consists of a word and an explanation for your choice. (If you would like to link to a static item, that is fine, but most people just write their entries right into the email.) You can email me by clicking on the envelope next to my handle at the top of this item. This contest is only open to people emailing from their Writing.Com email address.

*Books2* As I will be posting the entries in this item each round, your entire entry must be E-rated, not just the word you are nominating. I reserve the right to edit out non-E material in entries. Thanks!

*Books1* "What about the winners?" you may ask. Well, they will come to reside in the Official Word Fair hall of fame, Historic Words of the Word Fair (see below), along with the submitters of the Winning Words. And, of course, it is up to you to choose candidates for that honor of honors!

*Pen* If there are any changes to these rules for a specific round, they will be found below under "Round-Specific Information."

*Pen* For most rounds, I do not hand out prizes. If there are prizes for a round, I will say so under "Round-Specific Information."

*Exclaimr* Do you like my Word Fair? It would be really nice if you added this page to your favorites, so you can see when a new round has started. Smile

January's Category:
*Books3* 2015 Word Fair Mascot *Books1*

Round-Specific Information
This round is opening about a week later than usual (due to me being out of town at the beginning of the month, and illness), so the dates will be different than in the rules above.

This round will happen in two stages.

Stage 1 (CLOSED): January 15, 2015 at 1 PM WDC time - January 22, 2015 at 1 PM: During Stage 1, people chose a word that they thought would make a nice mascot for the Word Fair for 2015. The winning word will go at the top of the contest for the remainder of 2015, and until the 2016 mascot is chosen next January. Participants (whether or not they submitted an entry) may vote for the word they would prefer to have as the Word Fair Mascot during Stage 2 (below), which is now open.

Stage 2 (OPEN): January 24, 2015 at 1 PM WDC time - January 29, 2015 at 1 PM: Voting!

I received three entries this round (you can see them in the dropnote below). To vote, read all three entries and decide which of the three you would like to have be the Word Fair Mascot for 2015. Then, email me your choice. (You can email me by clicking the envelope at the end of my handle: Mariah :) .) If you want, you can also tell me why you chose that word. Bigsmile

You are welcome to vote whether or not you submit a word. Smile


Last Round's Winner(s):
Words We're Thankful For
Love, submitted by *Jazzy-Congrats New Yellows!*

*Balloon5* *Balloon6* *Balloon1* Congrats! *Balloon1* *Balloon6* *Balloon5*

Historic Words of the Word Fair:
Winners of Previous Rounds

Words from 2014
Words from 2013
Words from 2012
Words from 2011
Words from 2010
Words from 2009

The Judge:
Mariah :)
© Copyright 2011 Mariah :) (UN: mariahbforre at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
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