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).
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.
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.
Finally, I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New year!