Given that the summer contests will only consist of August and September, I was thinking of not trying a theme the creative writing contest until autumn (unless you guys really want it for September ).
What will happen is that we will have one month for the creative writing contest that has a theme. There are three months to a season, and at least one of those three months will have no theme so that people can just submit whatever writing they wish. That gives one month for a theme, one month without a theme, and another month for whatever (it could be another theme, another month without theme, or something totally different). For that third month, if anyone has any more interesting ideas to share, please feel free to do so.
For the third month,what about a feeling-writing,what I mean is to be given specifical feelings as a theme and create short stories/songs/poems about/that prove/include that feeling(example : feeling 'happiness' -poem about happiness,'revenge' -short story on how revenge ruins your life,and so on).
Well isn't that pretty much the same thing as a Themed writing? If possible for the third month we could make it a FanFic contest or have both a Themed and Non-Themed contest running at the same time.
Well the fanfic seems the best option to me,one month with a theme,one without a theme and one for fanfictions(which is pretty much a themed writing).
Fanfiction for the third month is a superb idea. Half of the MH creative writing section, located here, is devoted to fanfics. A fanfic can easily be a short story, poem, play, song lyrics, etc. just as long as it is dedicated to a specific manga or anime series.
So, I think we are going to with that setup: one month for fanfiction, one month for writing for a specific theme, and one month that is open to any sort of creative writing. Thanks, everyone, for all of the great ideas!
Since it's been decided as the Third Month... Will the Fanfic be free Reign on any Manga or will it be decided on which one it will be about?
Your idea gave me another idea : for the fanfic month,what about a poll in which everyone can vote one manga for which they would like a fanfic(example Bleach,Naruto,One Piece,FMA etc).The manga with the most votes will be the manga for which the fanfic should be created.Tough it's pretty much what you said.
Ah, so it's a themed writing, but the theme is decided by the members? That's a nice idea as well. But in your idea, people create the fanfic, not submit or nominate a fanfic which has been posted at the fanfic section, right? Either way, I think that is an interesting.
We have lots of ideas going on here, and all of them are interesting.
Voting for the August Art Contests is now underway!
You can vote for your favorite piece in the Creative Writing Contest and the Original Colored Art Contest. You have until Sept. 7th to do so. So please go vote!
The September Contests will officially start as soon as we announce the winners here. But that doesn't mean that you can start now. )
P.S. The submissions for the contests that didn't have enough entries will be carried over and added into the September Contest.
Small update / news:
The September contests are underway, good luck to everyone taking part.
Congrats to sakura-aneki & kdowns for wining in the August contests!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the contests. They were not to easy to chose which to vote in both the writing contest and coloring. Great job everyone!!
Vintage in the September Creative Writing is there a Theme?
The September Art Contest voting is over now.
The results are supposed to be announced tomorrow but I'll go a head and announce the winners today, since the results are out. You can read about the results here in the news post.
Congratulations to the winners and everyone who took part.
Just want to remind everyone to participate and submit your works in October Art Contest categories~ They are lonely with no submission yet so far. Don't forget to participate in MH's Birthday Banner Contest as well. Bring more fun to our birthday with your amazing work. The deadline for all contests is on October 30th, which is around two more weeks from now. Have fun! Thank you~
Art News / Update
I've extended the submission period for all the Art categories until next month due to the lack on entries . The new dead line is November 29th.
Good luck everyone and enter in the contest(s) you like.