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Contest Open To Newbie's Only.
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In March Every Entry Gets 10,000 Gift Points Just For Entering

The place for the newest members of Writing.com to shine, and strut their stuff!

Please join us as we sprout and grow!

This will be a prompt-based contest, with a new prompt each month. Prompts may be written or pictorial, subject to the whims of the Leprechaun running it. It will not however be genre-specific, you may choose your genre as long as you stick to the rules below.

*Printer* RULES *Printer*

*Quill* The Contest is open to the Newbies of WdC only - you must be a member for two years or less, based on the Est. Date on your Portfolio.

*Quill* The Contest will run from the First Day of each Month, until Midnight of the Last Day of each Month, Based On WdC Time (US EASTERN).

*Quill* Your Entry Must Conform To The WdC Content Rating System and cannot exceed 13+;
Please Review The CRS here "Content Rating System (CRS).

*Quill* Short Stories or Chapters will have a word count limit of 500 to 1200 words. All entries must include a word count at the bottom.

*Quill* Entries must be created for the Newbie Contest Challenge, previously written items will not be accepted.

*Quill* All Entries must be posted in Bitem format in the group's forum {bitem:xxxxxx} - replace the xxxxxx with your Item number.

*Quill* There is an entry fee - each contest entry MUST be accompanied by a review done in the current month using {review:xxxxxx}.
Reviews Should be a Minimum of 300 Characters without WritingML or Fluff and Fillers.
Please post your contest entry and review together - your post should look like this - {bitem:xxxxxx} {review:xxxxxx}

Here is an example of what your posted entry should look like;

SNOW   (E)
Light And Fluffy It's Not. Honorable Mention Second Time Around Contest ~ Round 15
#2210412 by Richard ~ Mending Well!!

Review of "Submission by Moonlight"

*Quill* Please present your item ready to be judged, entries edited after submission will be disqualified.

If you do so you will be disqualified from the Newbie Contest Challenge.
If you do have a question about anything, please feel free to post it in the forum use "Question" as a title to help it stick out.

Remember; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, Content, and Layout are important, you will be judged on all facets of your writing.
What That Means

*RibbonB* 1st Place ~ A Grumpy Leprechaun Awardicon + Exclusive "Talent Sprouts" Merit Badge + Exclusive "Newbie Contest Challenge Trinket"
*RibbonR* 2nd Place ~ 10K Awardicon or Exclusive "Talent Sprouts" Merit Badge + Exclusive "Newbie Contest Challenge Trinket"
*Dollar* 3rd Place ~ 5000 GPs + Exclusive "Newbie Contest Challenge Trinket"
*Dollar* Honorable Mentions ~ 1000 gps

*ButtonB* If there are three entries, only First Place will be awarded.
*ButtonB* If there are 5 entries, only First and Second Place will be awarded.
*ButtonB* No awards will be made if there are fewer than three entries;

However, those entries will be automatically re-entered in next month's contest, regardless of the prompt, provided a new review is entered for the new month. (Don't worry if that happens Richard ~ Mending Well!! will send you a reminder.)

Up to three Honorable Mentions may be given at the judge's discretion.

*Thought* March 2021 PROMPT *Thought*

*Shamrock* Limericks! — Make Me Laugh, Make Me Cry! *Shamrock*

While Limericks are frequently "rude" please be sure to not exceed the 13+ Guidelines!!

From Wikipedia;  

"A limerick (/ˈlɪmərɪk/) is a form of verse, usually humorous and frequently rude, in five-line, predominantly anapestic[2] trimeter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the (longer) first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.[3] The following example is a limerick of unknown origin:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.[4]

The form appeared in England in the early years of the 18th century.[5] It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century,[6] although he did not use the term. Gershon Legman, who compiled the largest and most scholarly anthology,"

Be sure to include a Review YOU Did In March 2021 i.e.

{bitem:xxxxxxx} {review:xxxxxx}

*Gavel*JUDGES *Gavel*

Gatekeeper; Richard ~ Mending Well!! will determine if your entry is valid and has followed the rules, will ensure that it has not been edited after submission and meets all the requirements outlined above. I will also "review" your reviews; helpful, encouraging, and well thought out reviews will be rewarded. The "Yeah, I liked it" type will be returned with a request for a new review, failure to improve your review will result in disqualification of your entry.

*Clock2* CURRENT ENTRIES *Clock2*

*Hug1* DONORS *Hug2*

Donor Goody Baskets

Level One ~ 5,000 to 29,999 ~ An Exclusive Limited Edition "Newbie Contest Challenge" Trinket.
Level Two ~ 30,000 to 49,999 ~ Trinket + A Non-Exclusive Merit Badge - Your Choice!
Level Three ~ 50,000 to 79,999 ~ Trinket + Exclusive "Talent Sprouts" Merit Badge
Level Four ~ 80,000 to 200,000 ~ Trinket + Exclusive "Talent Sprouts" Merit Badge + Exclusive "More Cowbell Merit Badge"

*Hug1* DONORS LIST *Hug2*

Donations May Be Sent To "Newbie Contest Challenge Faculty Roster

The Reference Library

Places to go for help and advice

blimprider has a great forum running, "The Dreamweaver Lounge is a place to hang out with other writers, new members, and experienced writers. Someone is always around to answer a question and there's a chance to write a tale that might be included in the group's anthology.
Another good source for some inspiration and advice, check out, LIFES RECIPES   a collection put together by iKïyå§ama .
For Help and Questions about punctuation try here; The Punctuation Guide  
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