by Mariah :)
Playing with words--quite literally (monthly contest)
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The 2016 Word Fair Mascot, Logophile, is excited to see which words you bring to the Word Fair this year!
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, , 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)" )
Unless there are different directions in "Instructions For This Round," an entry consists of a word and an explanation for your (If you would like to link to a static item, that is fine.) You can nominate your word in the "Current Word Fair Entries" In & Out--but make sure to read the instructions for the round first!
As your entry will be posted in a rated-E In & Out, your entire entry must be E-rated, not just the word you are nominating. I have to remove entries that don't fall into the E-rating, but when I do so I always tell the submitter of the problem and give them a chance to reword their entry so that it falls in the E rating. So, proofreading for rating makes things go more smoothly! Thanks for understanding!
"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 "Instructions For This Round."
For most rounds, I do not hand out prizes. If there are prizes for a round, I will say so under "Instructions For This Round."
New: Instead of being posted in this item, entries will be posted at: "Current Word Fair Entries"
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Words with an "X" (CLOSED)
Instructions For This Round:
Not just any word is spelled with an "X". This month:
First, choose a positive, E-rated word that has an "X" somewhere in it. Second, tell us why you chose that word! Third, make sure that your word and your entire entry fits an E-rating. Fourth, submit your entry in this In & Out: "Current Word Fair Entries" !
You can type your entry directly in the In & Out, or link to an item.
I can't wait to see what words everyone comes up with!
Stay tuned for winners!