Christmas contest 2013

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Christmas contest 2013

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[center]***Christmas contest 2013***[/center]
While everyone is still thinking about St. Nicholas, we are already in the Christmas atmosphere. There is a new Christmas contest in town! This year we prepared for you another contest where you can choose between 2 options.
The contest will end January 6, at 11:59 PM, UCT +1.

1.) Writing contest: Christmas edition

It’s been a long time since we questioned your writing skills, but here we are again! For this contest, you must write a short story about Christmas/New year and Virtuadopt or Pokémon. You will be judged somewhat on your grammar/spelling, but more emphasis is on how creative and comprehensible your story is. Please try to keep entries between 500 and 1500 words, because otherwise it will take us ages to judge these entries. Also post the entries in a spoiler tag, so the page doesn’t stretch. If you think you’re the William Shakespeare or Jane Austen of this time, please don’t hesitate to enter this contest! (less is also good ;p).

Contest rules

1) You have to write the story in English
2) Entries must relate to Pokemon, Christmas/New Year. You may enter only one of the projects.
3) No plagiarism. Everything must be created using your own words. Offenders will be disqualified and banned. We’ll be checking.
4) If you have been banned at any point during this contest you may not enter. No exceptions.
5) You may only have one entry.


2.) Photo manipulation contest

This project is something entirely new where we will test your computer skills. The idea is that you will take a picture that has to do with Christmas/New year and Virtuadopt and Pokémon. After that you will have to manipulate this photo in a certain way such as changing colors, adding text, adding/erasing objects, etc.

For example; taking a picture of a bunch of Piloswines (Swine) and photoshopping Yankees’ head on it. This will get great marks.

Contest rules

1) You must take the picture yourself. You have to post the original picture with the Virtuadopt tag (paper) and your username on it somewhere and you have to post the manipulated photo. Users who don't have Virtuadopt & their username on their original picture will be disqualified.
2) You may use specialized programmes to manipulate your photos
3) You may make use of official VA artwork and official pokémon artwork
4) Entries must relate to Pokemon, Christmas/New Year. You may enter only one of the projects.
5) No plagiarism. Everything must be created using your own skills. Offenders will be disqualified and banned. We’ll be checking.
6) If you have been banned at any point during this contest you may not enter. No exceptions.
7) You may only have one entry.


Of course we will reward you for this amazing effort and therefore UkeSora has drawn the following amazing promos:

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Entries can be posted in the thread underneath
If you have any questions, please pm sethless, Spoonybard, or myself. We will be happy to answer your questions!


Good luck and I’m looking forward to your entries!
Finally, I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New year!
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Siegj, okay.
Just a question to task one. Can I use also legends in it? I mean..I don't want to write a legend now with pokemon, but can I include the legends in the story? ^^
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Su-licious, sure :)
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sethless, ah thank you **~
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I know manipulation... but no to draw.. then I dont can to enter in second contest.
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Own artwork for the second contest are allowed? In combination with photos.
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LucianoRocha, the point is that you have to take a picture of something and then manipulate it. You don't have to draw yourself.

GreenBerry, it's more about taking pictures and not drawing. So if you meant by your own work drawing, then I prefer a photo more.
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That example for the photo contest is genius :P

Nice contest, I think I'll enter the photo one!
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Siegj, Ok thanks ^^
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PokeTrade wrote:That example for the photo contest is genius :P

Nice contest, I think I'll enter the photo one!
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How interesting! Nice change up to the contests with the second option.

One quick question though: Does the written story have to be about both Christmas and New Years or can it be about just one?

--The promos look great too!
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Junior Tycon, you only need to write about one of them, but both is fine also.
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sethless, Alright thanks so much!
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Nevermind, I overread the wordcount, sorry. Too tired x_x
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I will make it with the Photo manipulation !! ^^
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I'll try and enter for once (it's been so long since i've entered a contest xD)
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Photo manipulation...sounds interesting, but sadly I have no skills for that ><'

But I wonder how will you judge them. If you only see the result you can't cleary say what's edited/changed?
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Very nice contest and nice to see that there are 2 options, so you can choose what's best for yourself :)

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Ryou_Kimura, You have to post both original and manipulated photos
Siegj wrote:1) You must take the picture yourself. You have to post the original picture with the Virtuadopt tag and your username on it somewhere and you have to post the manipulated photo. Users who don't have Virtuadopt & their username on their original picture will be disqualified.
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griggio, ah, that's what I thought about. Geez, I feel stupid, I jsut overread the second part of the 1) and read only the rest xX'

I'll surely write a story, but maybe I can try that picture thing as a practise for myself, too.
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