Member-Sponsored Infinity and Beyond Contest
|Deadline:||Dec 31, 2012|
Parody (n.): A literary composition modelled on and imitating another work, esp. a composition in which the characteristic style and themes of a particular author or genre are satirized by being applied to inappropriate or unlikely subjects, or are otherwise exaggerated for comic effect.
This month, a lovely group of sponsors would like to read your best parody of a sci-fi series in no more than 2500 words. Think "Galaxy Quest" for this challenge (or "Spaceballs," a parody of the Star Wars films), poking fun at Star Trek while adhering to a unique storyline. This is not to be confused with fanfiction; you aren't allowed to use the worlds and characters created by another person. Instead, you're mocking them, hyperbolizing them, satirizing them. Keep in mind that this is also a comedy contest.
I hesitate to say, "Show me your funny bone" because I'm not entirely certain I want to see it, but embrace the humor of the topic. You've got endless tropes and archetypes to work with, so don't be afraid to really play with them.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||35 Karma|
|2nd prize:||25 Karma|
|3rd prize:||15 Karma|
Your entry must be a parody of a science fiction series (TV show, books, or video games) totaling 2500 words or fewer as counted by Scribophile.
Entries must be received before midnight on December 31st, 2012 (UTC time), and winners will be announced within two weeks of that date.
Entries will be judged by a group of volunteer judges. Decisions are final.
Only one entry is allowed per member. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Infinity and Beyond Contest". Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.