View Full Version : Valentines Day Contest Rules

01-16-2004, 05:48 AM
The rules:

Only one entry per person, you can enter how many you like, just decided which one is to be judged.

You also must have a Valentine's Day theme.

Your screenplay must be no longer than 7 pages. Anything more will be disquailified.

Please put "VD Entry" following your title in the subject line.

The Prize:

Bragging rights, and well, there are kisses available but you have to pay your own airfare.

The Deadline:
Midnight February 14th, 2004

It was a lot of fun last year, let's see if we can do it again.

Ok, now get to it! Good luck and happy writing!!!

01-17-2004, 07:20 PM
By "Valentine's Day theme" do you mean romantic love in general or does it have to be specifically related to Valentine's Day in some way, shape or form?


(yay, I found a heart emoticon!)

01-17-2004, 07:32 PM
Ok, just to be clear your entry needs to have a tie into Valentine's Day.

It doesn't matter if it takes place on the day, or is about the day, or about love. But it should have some tie to meaning of the day.

Last year, if I remember correctly we had many entries, from Peanuts characters to a stoned cupid.

Come on, you are all writers, use your immagination!

BTW, congrats Raven on you emoticon. ;)

01-19-2004, 03:56 AM
Just asking -- contest entries aren't to be commented on, they're to remain untouched until after the contest results are decided, yes?

Here's a random suggestion:

Instead of just voting for one entry, allow participants to give their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. Award 3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Tally up the points to find the winner(s). I've seen this simple system used elsewhere, it tends to flatten any "voting for friends" spikes and allows broader trends to show through. My online SF/F writing group runs a monthly "best short story openings" fun contest and voting uses this method. If I've not explained myself well enough, shout. If this doesn't interest anyone, ignore me.

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01-19-2004, 12:28 PM
I am not against people posting a short blurb in the VD entries as long as it is not treated as Script Pages and doesn't become a flame war, it is entirely up to Will on that.

As far as voting, I do not remember how it was done last year - hint, hint, hint - drop me a line if someone remembers or Derek's system sounds ok by me.

01-23-2004, 03:19 PM
fine print of rules:

blah, blah, blah Raven cannot be picky. Blah, blah, blah.

01-23-2004, 03:24 PM
Cleo, you are a vicious, evil, cruel person... :lol *ahem* You changed the rules on me!

*spits on fine print*



01-23-2004, 03:58 PM
Who moi? I am the sweetest person around!! It isn't my fault if you didn't read the fine print. Next time sign in invisible ink ;)

02-12-2004, 01:07 PM
I'll be out of town over the VD weekend, Cleo.

Have we decided how judging will happen yet?

Last year, each person got three votes. But each vote was worth one point. I think that was so you could vote for your own, if you wanted, and two other worthy competitors.

02-12-2004, 11:07 PM
I've taken over for Cleo at her request. I was planning to try Derek's system unless anyone has strenuous objections.

You'll just have to decide whether your own is worth one, two, or three points. :)