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The 2014 Word Fair Mascot, Simplify, would like to welcome you and all of your favorite words to this contest!
This Contest Is:
CLOSED for judging
This contest is open to all E-rated English words, excluding Proper Nouns. (Sorry, proper nouns.... ) Each round I will give a category, and you may nominate words throughout the round. Here are the rules:
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.
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)" )
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.
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!
"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!
If there are any changes to these rules for a specific round, they will be found below under "Round-Specific Information."
For most rounds, I do not hand out prizes. If there are prizes for a round, I will say so under "Round-Specific Information."
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A Family History Word (CLOSED)
This month I found inspiration from Angels in my Ear 's contest, "Roots & Wings Historical Fiction Contest" , which encourages people to write about an ancestor.
So what we'll do in the Word Fair this month is, (1) Think of a word that would describe one of your ancestors. (2) Email me your word and tell me why you chose that word. (Stories about ancestors are welcome, if you'd like to include one!)
Make sure that your word and any explanations, stories, poems, etc. you may include (or link to) are rated E!
And have fun! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! (You may also wish to keep an eye on "Roots and Wings" to see if it inspires you to write even more about your family history!)
CLOSED--stay tuned for winners!