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by Jeff
Rated: 13+ · Survey Form · Contest · #1377819
An annual challenge to write a short story collection based on an album! Runs April-June.

"The WDC Soundtrackers Group proudly presents
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"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends."
         - Alphonse de Lamartine

Whatever your musical tastes may be, most of us can agree that music plays an integral part in our lives. Many of us can remember where we were or what we were doing when we heard a particular song, of how it inspired us, brought us to tears, or made us giddy with happiness. This contest hopes to recapture those memories by encouraging you to listen to a favorite album again and allow the songs to inspire your creativity through writing.

Special shout-out to iKïyå§ama-Happy New Year! who originally created this activity and allowed us to bring it under the Soundtrackers banner. *Delight*


*Notebl* You are required to create a FOLDER or BOOK item specifically for this contest.

*Notebl* The title of the folder or book must include the name of the album you have chosen.

*Notebl* In the body section of your folder or the header section of your book item (as applicable), you need to include an introduction of sorts about the album. Tell us why the album is significant to you, why you chose it, a little about its history if you want, etc.

*Notebl* Each story you write must have the title of a song on the album.

*Notebl* This is a contest for short stories and flash fiction only. No poetry or nonfiction will be accepted.

*Notebl* All songs in the album must be used (the judges will do research just to be sure).

*Notebl* Lyrics of each song (if applicable) must be placed at beginning or end of the story. Lyrics do not count toward the total word count.

*Notebl* Each story should not exceed 2,000 words. Please include a word count with each story.

*Notebl* Each story must not exceed a GC rating.

*Notebl* Stories can be connected to each other or can stand alone.

*Notebl* Judging will be based on overall quality of all stories and not just the strength of any particular one.

*Notebl* Judges reserve the right to either rate/review every story individually, or provide one overall rating/review for the collection as a whole. Since judges have a lot to read, please do not expect detailed reviews.

*Notebl* Judges for this round of the contest are:

                   Brooke - reviewing

*Notebl* Once judging commences on July 1st, you may NOT edit your item(s). If we notice a modification date on any item after 11:59pm WDC time on June 30th, you will be disqualified.

*Notebl* Entries will be judged on creativity (how well the songs are used for your story), characterization (how 'real' and believable the characters are), plot (how cohesive are the stories [if all are connected] or how well-rounded each one is), spelling/grammar. Please be sure to keep all of this in mind while writing and editing your stories.

[Backstage Passes]

Merit Badge in Musicology Anthology
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Thanks for your most generous donation to  [Link To Item #1377819]  with your fantastic fundraiser  [Link To Item #1546312] ! It's very much appreciated! *^*Bigsmile*^*

*Bullet**Trophyg*GRAND PRIZE (3+ qualifying entries required)
                   200,000gps Plaque Awardicon
                   Exclusive Musicology Anthology Merit Badge

*Bullet**Trophys*1st RUNNER-UP (6+ qualifying entries required to award Grand Prize + 1st RU)
                   160,000gps 1st Place Ribbon Awardicon
                   Exclusive Musicology Anthology Merit Badge

*Bullet**Trophyb*2nd RUNNER-UP (9+ qualifying entries required to award Grand Prize + 1st RU + 2nd RU)
                   159,000gps 2nd Place Ribbon Awardicon
                   Exclusive Musicology Anthology Merit Badge

*Bullet**Trophyb*3rd RUNNER-UP (12+ qualifying entries required to award Grand Prize + 1st RU + 2nd RU + 3rd RU)
                   158,000gps 3rd Place Ribbon Awardicon
                   Exclusive Musicology Anthology Merit Badge

                   25,000gps to 75,000gps Ribbon Awardicon (judges' discretion)
                   10,000gps each
                   Exclusive Musicology Anthology Merit Badge

DONATIONS: Want the exclusive Musicology Anthology merit badge without blogging? Just want to support The WDC Soundtrackers and our various activities? Anyone who donates 100,000 GPs or more during the contest round (i.e., the months of April, May, and June) will receive the exclusive Musicology Anthology merit badge.

Donations made during other times of the year that active contests are running will receive that challenge's custom badge. Donations made during the "off season" when no activities are currently running will receive a Music merit badge. For example, you can only donate to get the Resurrection Jukebox badge in October, the WDC Soundtrackers badge in February, etc.

Please send all donations to "The WDC Soundtrackers Group (Group #1979333).

[The Lineup]

"Pink Floyd - The Wall"   by Brother Nature

"Worlds"   by C.E.Wilder

"The Eagles - The Very Best of(2003)"   by PureSciFi

"Jagged Little Pill"   by Choconut

"Poco - Legend"   by Leger~

"Sing the Sorrow"   by The Huntress ~ Autumn Calling

[Tour Dates]

Concert Begins: April 1, 2021
Concert Ends: June 30, 2021

*Note*Winners will be announced by August 1, 2021.

Note: If your entries do NOT meet the requirements or guidelines set, they will automatically be disqualified. If you have any other questions, please email Jeff .

(R) denotes a required field.
1.   Using the {b-item:} format, please provide the Item ID number of the Folder or Book Item that you would like to submit. For example, if your item number is 123456, you should enter {b-item:123456} into this field. Please do not enter just the item number by itself! For more information, click here: WritingML Help for b-item (R)
2.   I understand that if my entry does not follow all of the contest rules posted above, it may be disqualified from winning without notice. (R)
      Check this box to agree with the above statement.
*Note* Disclaimer: The information submitted will be sent to Jeff . Do not submit anything private or confidential.


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