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Please vote for which idea you'd like as the next contest

Poll closed Mar 12, 2008.
  1. A Chase

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. Satire

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. Humour

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. A Happy Ending

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Day in the Life of the Grim Reaper

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  6. Utopia

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
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  1. Gannon
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    Gannon Contributing Member Contributor

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    Vote for the theme of Short Story Contest 21

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by Gannon, Mar 5, 2008.

    Which of these ideas would you like to be the next short story contest? Ideas taken from the ideas thread. If you have an idea to volunteer for another time please post in the ideas thread: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=8493

    Popular themes that do not win will be put to vote for the next contest.
     
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    Hehe, my idea seems to be popular with the peeps! :D
     
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    It's a great idea! I may partake of this contest as well. I have yet to win one, but they are fun...
     
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    I have a couple problems with the options represented here, but they aren't really serious.

    First of all, I think satire and humour are too closely related to be seperate topics. Satire is a form of humour.

    Second of all, it seems like every topic up there is highly specific except for humour and satire. Personally I think that the topics for a contest should be very specific, so that artists can show their creativity by doing something completely unexpected within the limitations set by the topic. However, a broad topic, such as satire or humour, leaves a huge field open for the artists which provides less of a challenge.

    Personally I think future votes should contain mostly specialized topics so that the contests are a challenge as well.

    Honestly, I don't mind that much and its not going to keep me from participating, but it is something that I think would make the writing more interesting and the judging easier.

    That being said, I vote for "A Chase"

    Thanks for listening : )
     
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    Overly specialized topics mean very few entries.

    A broader topic allows each writer a great deal of room for creativity, and can result an stories in disparate genres.

    You cam always suggest topics fopr the next contest...
     
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    I agree about the satire/humor thing and it's open-endedness, and the "day-in-the-life" is incredibly overdone, IMO.

    Utopia, maybe? :D
     
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    I like the idea of Utopia. It just a fascinated world. A world of perfectism and a world of "paradise".
    A world that can be crushed and estroyed easily, but at the same time can stand strong.

    Though I prefer dystopian worlds better.
     
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