Group-Sponsored My Funny Valentine Contest
|Mar 31, 2019
Valentine’s Day—the traditional time for love and romance. Or a manufactured holiday for retailers to make yet more money out of dupes. Whichever way you regard it, it’s definitely the opportune time for a contest exploring the humour that comes out of subverting an expected situation. The Humour & Humor Group is here to answer that call.
One way humour (or humor, if you must) works is by giving us an expectation and then surprising us with the way that expectation has been subverted. For instance, what happens when tropes go wrong? When you kiss the charming frog and he… stays a charming, slimy frog? When that awkward best friend is really an alien on a secret mission? When kissing in the rain turns the MCs into mutants because of the toxic fallout? When the girl who can’t choose between two hotties finds they’ve gotten sick of waiting and started dating each other?
This is your chance to find out!
Or you can satirise the dating game, take on the gender politics debate, or give Cupid a substance abuse issue—show us what happens when Valentine’s Day is turned upside down.
Give us the unexpected and make us laugh!
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|$100 cash via PayPal
|$75 cash via PayPal
|$50 cash via PayPal
|20 karma points
|10 karma points
Entries must be received before 11:59PM 31 March 2019 (UTC time)
Entries must be no more than 2,500 word per Scribophile’s count.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
Poetry and chapters of novels are not allowed.
Work must have public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Works must be funny!
Entries cannot have placed in a previous contest.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored My Funny Valentine 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.