Contest!

Posted 22 Jun 09

Heyloo twilighters! It's time to shake things up a bit on Twilight Archives with... (you guessed it) a contest!



Theme

"It was a dark and stormy night..."

This quote was penned by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a Victorian novelist with a certain attention to dramatic flair. You must include this quote somewhere in your fanfic. The contest is not limited to any charater or time frame, just keep in mind that it must be Twilight-related. If you plan on entering a piece of art, you must explain how the quote is incorporated into it... So get creative with this, guys =) Was it dark and stormy when Alice was changed? Did Esme make that fatal jump over the edge during a storm? Is Aro planning to unleash world chaos under the cover of dark storm clouds?

Can you capture Bella as she is about to jump over the edge of the LaPush cliff in a painting? Are you going to explore the chambers of the Volturi Castle through a drawing? What about those comic strips?



Deadline

ALL entries must be submitted by Saturday, August 1! Please make sure you send an email to all of the mods containing the link to your submission only after they've been validated. Include your pen name in your email! We'd love to give credit to you wonderful authors and artists, but can only do so if we have a name :)

Email Addresses: dragontodragons@yahoo.com, the.iris.messenger@gmail.com, --------------, bubble_069321@yahoo.com, j3nny_b4by@yahoo.com, and kaiwynn@gmail.com



Winners

There will be first, second, and third places (as well as two honorable mentions) given out for the writing category and the art category. Banner makers are welcomed here, as the winners will need banners for their entries! More below.

 

 

 More on Banners

Heyloo y'all, Iris here!

So the winners of this challenge will need a banner to put in their summary saying they won, right? So we're calling YOU to submit a banner!

Size: 350 x 100 pixels; about this big. Your banner should be able to fit inside that rectangle I linked to. E-mail if you need any more clarification about the size. (the.iris.messenger@gmail.com). Don't be shy!

Text: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night. TA Challenge Winner.

Anything larger than 350 x 100 pixels will be disqualified. The deadline for all banner entries isSaturday, August 1. Please e-mail the banners to me (the.iris.messenger@gmail.com) with the banner attached in .jpg or .png format and your penname on the archives.

The winners will be chosen by a vote! I'll start a forum topic in the poll section and link to it from here, and you all will vote on which banner YOU think should be given to all the winners!

Have fun!

~ Iris Messenger

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SIDENOTES:

-Only one entry per member
-One-shots must be a chapter in length, no more
-Please keep the focus on the theme and Twilight-related
-Writing is not limited to third-person
-Make sure the link to your submission is on Twilight Archives (which will happen once it is validated)
-Any questions or comments? Post them here, please :)



Have fun, guys!
 ~Jacquelyn

Comments

By Tundra

Posted 22 Jun 09

This will be amazing. Thank you for the new challenge and the awesome theme!! My fingers are itching already :D And an especially big thanks for the far-away deadline. My summer holidays will come in handy, and they don't start until in a few weeks. I love you, mods!! :)

By JacobBlackFan41

Posted 22 Jun 09

This sounds like a fun challenge! I'll try to think of something to enter...Thnx for the challenge!!! =]

By JacobBlackFan41

Posted 22 Jun 09

Extremely random question!!!! My friend was wondering how u become a moderator on this site. Can a mod plz answer tht for me and my friend? Thnx a bunch!!!! =]

By eternal bliss

Posted 22 Jun 09

Great to hear my art idea got through X] the challenge sounds great, can't wait to get started on it!

By lustandthrill

Posted 22 Jun 09

jacobblackfan: you can become a mod when there's a mod position available which will be announced. right now we have enough mods though, sorry! wait for next time.

By JacobBlackFan41

Posted 23 Jun 09

Thnx for letting my friend and i know!!! =]

By Moonlight Hunter

Posted 23 Jun 09

Yeah! Darkness....mwahahahahahahahahahahaha...etc. I can't wait to start. I'll do it now"!

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 23 Jun 09

OOOOO.... Like the begining of "A Wrinkle in Time" *claps hands* Really looking forward to it!!!

By chadley

Posted 23 Jun 09

Yay! A new challenge! Now I have to go brainstorm, though. I don't know what to write about. O.o Thanks!!

By Bella_Cullen_wanna_be

Posted 23 Jun 09

Thank you for the far away deadline and I can't wait to get started! I know what to do...but I just have to make it long enough....hmmm......

By awsomealice94

Posted 23 Jun 09

alright dearies-it's official. You've managed to come up with the best challege in TA history. But, like always, i managed to have a couple questions :) When you said that there would be a first, second, and third winner plus two honerable mentions do you mean for art/writing/banner put together (so 5 winners in all) or 5 winners per category (15 winners in all)? And are we allowed to submit only one thing (1 in total) or one per category (3 in all)? Just curious, is all. sorry, i was just a bit confused with how you worded it. Oh! i almost forgot-i love the qoute we have to use (of course, if you knew me you'd know im going for the writing part of the challenge all the way). i grew up with that qoute as a starter sentance in every scary bedtime story there was, so i am very familier with it ;) Wonderful, Ladies-really splended idea

By black2red

Posted 24 Jun 09

=) Here are the answers: 1) There will be one winner for the banner segment, however there will be five picks for each the art part and writing part, equaling 11 winners in all. 2) There is allowed a total of three entries per member :)

By awsomealice94

Posted 24 Jun 09

ah, okay. i understand now :) thank you for clearing that up

By black2red

Posted 24 Jun 09

No problem

By Twihardteen

Posted 24 Jun 09

OOOO!!! i cant wait to start writing!!!!!! i have been waiting for a contest for a while now one ques. though ummm.... when we submit our story do we have to have our banner with it or can we just add it if we win? thanks a bunch ~Hannah

By black2red

Posted 24 Jun 09

You can submit your story as is :) No need for a banner, it's an optional contest. The winners of the contest will be able to post the chosen banner in their entry summary when it's over. Hope that helps!

By exgymnastbritt

Posted 12 Jul 09

you said we can enter up to 3 entries...can we try entering multiple stories, or can it only be one story? thanks. =]

By black2red

Posted 12 Jul 09

Only one entry per catagory, but you can enter the three catagories :)

By exgymnastbritt

Posted 13 Jul 09

okay thank you =]

By Tundra

Posted 13 Jul 09

Just wondering -- how many people have entered so far?

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 13 Jul 09

Can a story entered in the contest have multiple chapters? It's just that I've been planning this cool story, and I'm worried that I may have to split it into many chapters. I can also make it a one-shot, but it may get a bit wordy. Thank you for your time!

By exgymnastbritt

Posted 13 Jul 09

okay, i know i'm going to sound impatient. but here goes. can you guys try to validate all the story entries soon? i want to be able to send mine in before i forget all about it. haha. =]

By black2red

Posted 13 Jul 09

Tundra, three people have entered the writing contest so far. We have yet to receive an entry for the art contest O_o Only one-shots are allowed for the contest, Nymphadora. Don't be afraid to contact us if you have any trouble working your plot out :) x) And SORRY exgymnastbritt!! We've all been extremely backed-up lately, you guys are going to have to wait for a bit longer.. I'll see what I can do now, though.

By exgymnastbritt

Posted 13 Jul 09

thank youuu =]

By chadley

Posted 14 Jul 09

Um, quick question, if we have automatic validation, do we still submit it when we're done after sending it to you guys? I think I've asked this before but...I can't remember. *blush*

By black2red

Posted 14 Jul 09

Yes, that would be fine (=

By exgymnastbritt

Posted 15 Jul 09

okay, completely off topic and i'd understand if you mods delete this comment. but...HARRY POTTER 6!!! *squeals* sorry. i'm just so, so excited because i just saw it. and felt the need to proclaim it to everybody. so...haha. =]

By chadley

Posted 15 Jul 09

Another quick question...*cough* Sorry, I keep thinking of these as I'm writing my entry. I should have just made a list and asked them all at once. Is there a limitation of words? Because I've done chapters 14,000 words long before (though my entry certainly won't be THAT long) but I do know that's about 5-7 times longer than most chapters. I rarely write something under at least 4,000 and I've already gone way past that. It will only be one chapter but I guess what I'm asking is, how long is one chapter to you guys? Or does that not even matter as long as it's only one chapter I'm entering?

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 15 Jul 09

Yes, exgymnastbritt!!!! It. Was. EPIC!!!!! *SQUEEEEEEE* I saw the midnight showing, and I loved it!!!! LOVED the cave!!! Now I can't wait for part one of Deathly Hallows!!!!! :D :D :D :D

By black2red

Posted 15 Jul 09

chadley, there is no set word limit only as long as there is just one chapter. Any more questions?? lol it's ok, keep 'em coming >.<

By awsomealice94

Posted 16 Jul 09

gah dont tell me anything! im seeing the movie at the IMAX (some is even 3D!) but it doesn't come out in there until the 29th! but i think it'll be worth it

By exgymnastbritt

Posted 16 Jul 09

oh yes, the cave was brilliant. but i just loved the humor in it. haha. and awesomealice94 - that sounds AWESOME =]

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 19 Jul 09

Okay, one more question (I think): Can you do a certain scene from one of the books in a different character's POV? 'Cause I re-read "New Moon," and I thought of a certain part that would make a great story!!! HBP was also really funny!!! Loved Luna's sleepwalking quote!!! And the Dragon Balls!!!HILARIOUS!!!! :D :D :D

By black2red

Posted 19 Jul 09

Yup, by all means!

By Tundra

Posted 20 Jul 09

All right, another question/problem: I tried to send in my entry, but for some reason I couldn't send it to j4nn because the address doesn't exist. I think the other mods should have received it (have you?). Is it the address or just my computer acting up? Could you forward it to j4nn if you did receive it? Thanks! :)

By JokesOnJane

Posted 20 Jul 09

Yeah, I had that problem too! I got a e-mail back saying J3nn's addy didn't exist... :(

By black2red

Posted 20 Jul 09

I've recieved both of your entries; I'll double-check Jenn's email. If anything, your entries will be forwarded :)

By Loch Ness Werewolf

Posted 22 Jul 09

Hey everybody! It's been so long since I've been on! (Mostly been shopping in book stores!!!) Anywho, this is toward the HP topic but I heard a rumor that they might not do part 2 of HP 7 but I heard from others that they already finished it! Does anyone have some more solid proof??? I loveeee Harry Potter! I haven't seen it yet so don't ruin it!!! P.S. Can it be poetry????

By black2red

Posted 22 Jul 09

Yes, poetry is accepted as long as it is at least 500 words.

By awsomealice94

Posted 23 Jul 09

I'm thinking about entering the writing part now... how many people, as of now, have entered? Just curious... :)

By black2red

Posted 23 Jul 09

Five people have entered the writing contest: Tundra tayler1117 exgymnastbritt Bella_Cullen_wanna_be lustandthrill We have one entry for the art contest by JokesOnJane. We eagerly look forward to more entries! :)

By chadley

Posted 23 Jul 09

I'm entering, I just need to not only finish both of my ideas, but I need to choose which one I'm submitting...*cough*

By awsomealice94

Posted 23 Jul 09

Okay...i wrote something up at 4 in the morning last night lol... i just need to look over, edit and basically revise before submitting :) i would do the art part (i already did the banner and now i'll do the writing part) it just depends on how much time i have :) i don't know yet, though i would know what i would draw...gah-its just like me to do this all at the last minute!

By black2red

Posted 23 Jul 09

lol Thanks, guys :)

By TheRealCullen

Posted 27 Jul 09

I was writing one, but it sucked. lol. I think I would embarrass myself by posting it. Sooo, I'm gonna try! But I doubt I'll make the deadline :/ oh well, there's some really good stories entered!! You mods have a tough decision to make!!

By SpaklesInTheSunlight

Posted 01 Aug 09

psh. I cut it a little fine with only 6 hours left. But it's done and completed!