First contest…

So! Now I have the date of the book being available…how about a two-part contest? This one is for the artists and the writers out there! Woo! So, without further ado…

 

Contest 1: For Artists!

The Rules:

1. Read the flash fictions of Echoes of Winter, available on my blog and the fanpage, and draw any scene or character from those chapters– or one completely of your own invention, as long as it would fit in the world that Echoes of Winter is set in! You can draw as many characters in your images as you like, but only one entry per person, please. Wolf, cougar, fox, dog, cross between dog and wolf; any creature that would fit into the world will do! And yes, that includes humans!

2. Entries may be traditional, digital, black and white, color, heck, whatever’s your specialty, I want to see it! If you can make sculptures…DO IT! If you want to line your books up and use those to ‘sketch’ out a picture…feel free!

3. No graphic violence or um… mature love scenes, if you’re a romantic, please. PG-13 images. (Think Disney, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings ratings).

4. Entries will be judged on skill, creativity, being true to the world and material, attention to detail (if you are working true to the characters you read about!) Creativity and original characters are encouraged, just make sure they’ll fit in!

5. Please email your entries to me at watersinger@rocketmail.com, and I will disperse them to my judges. Entries MUST be received no later than 12:00am GMT on October 31st.

6. Spread the word! You know the drill, link back here and say this is for Dominique’s contest! Post your images on your page with as many links to the Summer King facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/EchoesofWinter
Okay, now the fun stuff. Your FABULOUS PRIZES:

All entries will get your image on the fanpage and blog! (with links to any sites you can be contacted at!)

First place – Echoes of Winter postcard AND bookmark, signed. 15 minute conversation with the author through Skype!

Second place – Echoes of Winter postcard, signed.

Third place – Echoes of Winter bookmark, signed.

If we just can’t decide, we’ll post some honorable mentions.

Contest 2: For Writers!

1. Authors must write a short story of up to 3,000 words set in the world of my novel, Echoes of Winter. You can find information out about the novel on the Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/EchoesofWinter
Be as accurate as you can, based on the information in the flash fictions, but anything you can’t possibly know about the world yet won’t be held against you and creativity is encouraged. Just try to stay true to what’s written so far.

2. Characters in the story may feature any of the animals introduced so far; wolf, cougar, lynx, bears, dogs, foxes, wolf-dogs other wild animals wherever you feel this is set – I see it as a mix between America and Russia…
3. Humans. There are humans in this world, but only limited technology. As in, the humans have some technology but others are living more primitive lives IE villages in the forest with dogs to hunt with. Include the animals/write about the humans from the PoV of an animal living with them/observing them. Think about what your dog/cat looks at you like when you do something weird.

4. I know we’re writing about fierce animals, but if you have a fight scene, please no excessive focus on blood, torture, pain, or violence. Again, think PG-13 (Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Disney violence. No Game of Thrones style craziness, please.

Same goes for love scenes. If you’re a romantic and your characters just have to consummate, please Fade to Black (Hey, I love love as much as the next person!)

5. All entries must be Received no later than October 31st 2012, at 12:00am!
6. This is important: In order for impartial judging, please EMAIL your stories to me at watersinger@rocketmail.com and I will pass them on “blind” to the judges.  (But make sure I know who you are, please  As in, “Here’s my entry, I am ‘Nickname’ on Deviantart/Facebook etc).

A couple of tips…  Don’t send us a first draft. Write your story, give it a day, let someone proof-read for you, go through, double check, make sure everything looks the way you want it. I want to focus on creativity and fun, but if your story is littered with typos and poor grammar and misspelled words, it will be hard for me to take you as seriously as someone who worked juuust a little harder.
So be thorough!

Okay enough of that, now for the prizes!!

All entries will get your story on the fanpage and blog! (with links to any sites you can be contacted at!) – and maybe, if I can convince my publisher…the short story added to the ebook version!

First place – Echoes of Winter postcard AND bookmark, signed. 15 minute conversation with the author through Skype!

Second place – Echoes of Winter postcard, signed.

Third place – Echoes of Winter bookmark, signed.

If we just can’t decide, we’ll post some honorable mentions.

Okay. I think that’s everything. I’m so excited to see what you come up with.

TTFN!

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  2. Reblogged this on Paula Acton and commented:
    Artists and writers sharpen your pencils, a new contest from an author iI have just had the priviledge to get to know via fb

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