1st Annual KidPub Cup (THE WORLD CUP...IN KIDPUB) Multi-Round Cultural CONTEST // Choose a COUNTRY! Have people VOTE!80PPL.CLICK
Posted January 11th, 2013 by JessicaK
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The KidPub Cup, or the 1st Annual KidPub Cup, is a multi-round contest designed for the purpose of unlocking the true writer within you. The contest will include about eight rounds, each round consisting of a certain task related to writing in some way. There will be a number of groups which will be narrowed down as the contest continues. Each group will be assigned different writing tasks in which the individuals in the group will complete. Their entries will be judged and whatever entry I feel fits the task subject the best will move on in the contest.
Each group is assigned the title of a country in which the writers in that particular group will reflect that country's culture throughout their writing. Individuals will be able to have people "sponsor" them or vote for them, which will indeed become an advantage. All votes will be recorded and updated daily, similar to a Scoreboard. This will help in the advancement to the next round. However, entries will be solely judged based on how it meets the topic/subject/requirements of the round.
Don’t decide those in your group are your worst opponents/enemies just yet. You’ll be required at least once to do a collaboration with your teammates. From there, the groups will be narrowed down to 6 instead of 8.
As I am still deciding on countries that the groups could be based off of, I ask that if people have a question, to put it in a different reply than your entry to the contest so that you can still edit your post in case I update the countries you can choose from.
The countries you can choose from so far are as follows: United States of America (Group 1), Canada (Group 2), Australia (Group 3), Korea (Group 4), Germany (Group 5), England (Group 6), Brazil (Group 7), and Greece (Group 8).
Round One will consist of the first task, which will be the same for all of the groups. Your entry must reflect the group's culture you are in. Research on these countries is recommended to add into your writing masterpieces. One person from every group/country will be elimated from the contest. No more than 10 people per group, please. That is about 80 people total that can enter this contest. Hopefully, 80 people will want to enter. Round Two will consist of different things depending on the group you are in. No group will have the same task each round, but every person in the group will have a chance to do all the activites if they stay in the contest. The only other time, besides the first round, that every group will have the same task again is Round Five, which I will explain a bit later in this post. I will update this post every day with more information, since this IS a slightly complicated contest. Nevertheless, it will be something KP has never experienced before.
Some rounds people WILL have the same task, but not all, at the same time. This is because I need everyone to be able to have the same opportunity to do the same tasks, but it is impossible to coordinate it without at least two groups doing the same thing at one time.
This is going to be a huge contest, guys, as I said before. I will post the prizes below the charts, which of course, is going to be the biggest prizes yet. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. However, I will also include an Honorable Mention. Each Kidpubber that wins a place in the contest (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) will be awared a title as well as lots and lots of prizes.
The KidPub Cup is going to last at least a month and a half. With all the rounds that will happen, and the suspense that will build up, it will most definitely take some time. That being said, it will be intriguing and definitely one of the most breathtaking contests I've ever hosted.
I've been working on this post for a while and finally decided to post it after I touched up all the ideas. I've really wanted to hold a contest for a while. I know there are a lot of contests going on, so I hope this won't take away from those.
|Country/Group (#)||United States of America (1)||Canada (2)||Australia (3)||Korea (4)||Germany (5)||England (6)||Brazil (7)||Greece (8)|
|Round 1||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)||Short Story Free Write (8-10)|
|ADVERTISING PROCESS||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring||Begin Sponsoring|
|Round 2||Review Yourself||Character Creation||Fanfiction Twist||Prologue/Beginning||Fanfiction Twist||Review Yourself||Fanfiction Twist||CharacterCreation|
|Round 3||Character Creation||Review Yourself||Prologue/Beginning||Fanfiction Twist||CharacterCreation||Prologue/Beginning||Review Yourself||Fanfiction Twist|
|Collaboration (4)||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round|
|Round 5||Fanfiction Twist||Prologue/Beginning||Review Yourself||Character Creation||Prologue/Beginning||Fanfiction Twist||Prologue/Beginning||Review Yourself|
|Collaboration (6)||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round||Collaboration Round|
|Round 7||Prologue/Beginning||Fanfiction Twist||Character Creation||Review Yourself||Review Yourself||Character Creation||Character Creation||Prologue/Beginning|
COLLABORATION ROUNDS~ There will be two collaboration rounds (Round 4 and Round 6). In collaboration rounds, you must work with your Country to create an original, unique piece of writing. These rounds will be the ones to narrow down the groups. More information will be given as we get closer to Round 4 and Round 6. The KidPub Cup will start with 8 groups/countries. After Round 4 (Collaboration Round), the groups will be narrowed down to 6 groups. Round 6, the groups will be cut in half once again to 3 groups. Be sure to get to know your teammates before the contest or during the contest as this will be an important part in the KidPub Cup.
GROUPS~ There will be about 10 people per group. This will leave space for about 80 people to join this contest. If there isn't 10 people entering each group, I will lower the number. However, KP, We can do this! I hope everyone will get a chance to participate in this. ^-^
EDIT: I've decided that I will be also listing everyone's completed entries next to their name so I can better keep track of who has turned something in and who hasn't. You have plently of time to get your entry complete, so don't rush things. Feel free to edit your entry at any time except after the deadline.
POINT/VOTE SYSTEM~ Here's how the point system will work:
For every round that you complete, you will be awarded 50 points. For every supporter/voter/sponsor that you get, you will receive 5 points. Voters can only sponsor two people. Voting will start on the Advertising Process Round and I would like people who don't end up entering to become a voter, if possible. Voting is easy to do and quick. I will post the form to vote when the A.P begins. People who enter the contest, however, cannot vote or take part in supporting/voting/sponsoring.
The person with the most points and who makes it to the Face-Off will win the title of 1st place, the person with the second most amount of points and who makes it to the Face-Off will win the title of 2nd place, and so on. The only different title will be Honorable Mention. I will be hand-picking this title based on whoever I think deserves this rank the most. There will be many, many amazing writers that will enter this contest... and it will be quite hard to choose.
On every round, I will be the one to judge the entries of who to go on in the contest. Don't get discouraged. If you happen to not make it through, don't worry. This doesn't mean you're a poor writer! Of course you aren't! It's going to be hard to judge all these magnificent entries that I will receive. I will post the links to all your entries in posts containing information about the KidPub Cup.
Votes will be counted individually, rather than as a team. Remember that you'll be working individually except for the collaboration rounds as well! ^_^
PRIZES~ Please know, that these prizes will not be permanent. They will only get larger, if edited.
1st Place (Winner of the KidPub Cup banner, designed by yours truly for your bio): 25 comments, 18 w/ CC, 3 book reviews, featured in my signature for a month, a poem and chapter dedicated to you,a KidPub Cup video featuring you and your entries, a custom-requested book cover, the KidPub [Golden 1st Place] Cup banner fitted to your biography, a poem written about you, and a profesionally-shot photograph of a variety of animals.
2nd Place: 15 comments, 7 w/ CC, 2 book reviews, featured/mentioned in my biography for a month, a KidPub Cup video featuring you and your entries, a poem and chapter dedicated to you, the KidPub [Silver 2nd Place] Cup banner for your biography,
3rd Place: 10 comments, 6 w/ CC, 1 book review, featured/mentioned in my biography for three weeks, a KidPub Cup video featuring you and your entries,a poem dedicated to you, the KidPub [Bronze 3rd Place] Cup banner for your biography.
Honorable Mention: 8 comments, 3 w/ CC, an excerpt dedicated to you, a KidPub Cup video featuring you and your entries, and an Honorable Mention banner for your biography.
#1 Sponsored (Person in the contest who gains the most amount of votes and sponsors): 7 comments, 3 w/ CC, a KidPub Cup video featuring you and your entries, and a #1 Sponsored In The KidPub Cup banner for your biography
IMPORTANT~ Please note that everything that is written as Undecided in the chart above WILL be filled out very soon. I am still pondering about what task I should make for you guys. ^_^ Please bear with me and do not make that as your reason not to pick a certain group please. I will also be making the Advertising Process [Round-ish thing], which will be for you to be able to advertise and start getting contestants. PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM STILL EDITING THIS POST AND WILL BE ADDING LOTS OF INFORMATION SOON.
ENTERING & ENTRY FORM~ Anyone can enter and will be allowed to enter. There is no picking who will be in the contest. It is up to you to create a Short Story about whatever you'd like. It is a Free Write, after all. You will be required, however, to fill out an entry form letting me know just basic details such as the Country/group you'd like to be part of. Your Short Story must be at least 850 words and no longer than 2,500 words. This is just a general outline though, so I will be lenient if you go over or under the word limits slightly.
Link to Entry:
* = Optional
If you are curious to know why I included the Email option, it is so I am able to contact you in order to receive your entry if you do not wish to post it on KP (though I recommend you do post it on KP), or if you have any questions and comments you'd rather not post. I was also planning to send out a KP Cup email, however, it is not necessary and will not information more information than what's on this post.
Please include 'For The KidPub Cup' somewhere in the title of your entry if you'd like. Post the link under Link to Entry once completed please. The first entry you will give will be the Short Story Free Write. This round is open for anyone to join. Please include something related to your country in your story. What I mean by this, is that you add in something that ties in your story with the country/group you are in.
You can always edit in to your post the link to your entry, but please fill out the form and post it even if you haven't gotten started on your entry yet. The deadline for the Short Story Free Write (Round One of this contest) will be July 31st, 2013. I know Exams are coming up for some people, so I tried to make it quite some time away. If it isn't enough time, I will make it a later due-date.
Thank you, Abbey Bominable, for mentioning this. You will be allowed to use something you've previously written as long as it fits the requirements.
FOR THE FUTURE~ Just so everyone gets a better idea of what the rounds in the future will be, I will provide a generic summary of them. However, it will not be final. This means that I could add in a twist of some kind etc, so please don't pre-write your entries!
Review Yourself: In this task, you will be reviewing a writing piece of your own. Since no writing is completely perfect, you will be required to critique your work with a critical eye. The aim of this task is to get writers to think more critically about their own work since as the "creators", we might not catch anything or find anything that needs improving in our masterpieces. I will be giving you a rubric and reviewing format in which you will use to critique your own work. You'll be writing a piece of any length that relates somehow to the Country you chose and then will be filling out the reviewing format. When you turn this task into me, in the future, you will be turning/posting [in] the review AND the writing piece.
Fanfiction Twist: You will be writing the first chapter of a fanfiction of some sort, but a twist will be added. What if Daniel Radcliffe and Harry Potter wasn't English/British? What if they were German and had German accents? What if Hogwarts was located in Germany and everything was so much different? In this task, you will be writing a fanfiction of your choice but will be required tie in your Country into the piece. You will not be allowed to use the example with Harry Potter and Daniel Radcliffe, but will have to create your own unique twist to the fanfiction.
*More being added soon!*
QUESTIONS~ If you have any questions or comments, please put them in your entry form and I will respond to you/update this post with the answer as soon as possible. I will be checking this post every day! If you (or someone) replies to your post, you will not be able to edit. I ask that everyone please replies to this topic rather than someone's post so everyone will be able to edit in the link to their entry.
@T.Longmire- That'll be great. Thanks for entering the KidPub Cup! Review Yourself is sort of like... reviewing one of your books. It must be detailed though and I'll provide a certain format you can use. I'll re-answer this question when I get up in the morning though. X'D *falls asleep on laptop*
@Ena/TDC & Ian/Turtle- Yep. That's right. ^_^ Anything as long as it relates to your country somehow. Thanks for entering! :D
@The Maxster- The Free Write will be what is linked into the post under 'Link to Entry' when you are done. :'D Thanks so much for entering!
@Purple Indigo (CAC)- Yes, exactly. c: Thank you for entering. ^_^
@Abbey Bominable- Sounds good. That'll be fine! :D
@XX- Yes. Somewhat. Or just a little bit. But because it is a Free Write, it can be whatever genre etc you want. (Unlike the Prologue/Beginning where you HAVE to write a Prologue or Beginning. The Free Write can be a prologue, a chapter, a short story... etc)
@Nightowl0_0- Aww, thank you. XD Yes, I spent a lot of time trying to put everything together, see how everything will work, etc. xD I hope it'll turn out great and hopefully will be something KP has never experienced before. ^_^
@Mistborn- I'd have to see, since I know TheAshWolf wanted either Korea or Germany, so I don't know which she is going to choose. XD I'll ask her later today and get that settled. Don't worry! :)
DEDICATION~ This contest is dedicated to the Tophatson Family-- JessicaK, Max, Ash, and [Sandy]. _[™]_ __ Top-hat-son. :') Top-hats-on.
EDIT: The deadline has been extended to July 31st, 2013.
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