Member-Sponsored In The News Contest
|Deadline:||Feb 28, 2015|
The news is full of stories every year, from heartbreaking or exciting to frivolous and comedic, and 2015 has been no exception. Share with us your poem or flash fiction of fewer than 1,000 words inspired by an event or occurrence that has been reported in the media this year.
Your work can refer to the event, or be more indirectly inspired by it. Either way, we ask that you include a link to an article about your chosen news item in the description at the top of your work. The article must have been published in 2015. It can be from a national or international news outlet, from the website of a local paper, or from a current affairs blog. We will specify that the article can not be a fictional report.
The judges will be looking for the subjectively 'best' poem or flash fiction that effectively captures the feeling of the accompanying news item. Entries that on inspection do not appear related to the article chosen will be disqualified.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||One year Scribophile Premium membership (for you or a member of your choosing), 30 karma points|
|2nd prize:||25 karma points|
|3rd prize:||20 karma points|
Entries must be received before midnight Saturday, 28 February (UTC time), and the winners will be announced on or before 9 March.
Entries must be no more than 1,000 words per Scribophile's count.
Must be a complete, stand-alone flash fiction or poem.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
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 In The News 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.