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2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Information, rules and submission point for the 2013 competition

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2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Post by Admin » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:44 am


2013 Passion Competition Rules and Guidelines

1) The state of being obsessed with someone or something.
2) An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind.
3) A persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling.

Some examples would be:

She has an obsession with cleanliness
He was fascinated by the actress and tracking her every move became an obsession.
Money has become his obsession.

Love, hate, greed, envy and lust can lead a person to become overly obsessive about a person or a thing. The obsession can be a benefit or it can be a pitfall. Which is it for you?

Write a short story about your interpretation of obsession.

Rules and Guidelines

Dates: August 24, 2013 to October 19, 2013 (12 midnight EST)

Story length: The stories must be between 3000 and 5000 +/- 100 words.

Required Theme Element: Must be about some form of obsession. Stories must be submitted in English.

Where to upload: Stories will be uploaded as attachment in this thread. Acceptable forms will be .txt, .doc and .pdf.

Warnings: Since this competition is open to all ages, if any strong language is used, a disclaimer in the submission form will suffice

There will be a separate judging panel for the video category and the short story category.

Sample Submission Form:

Copy and paste the following and edit to fit your entry:

Online Name: (Your user name --Required)
Pen Name: (if different than your user name - not required)
Real Name: (voluntary - not required)
Story Title: (The name of the story -- Required)
Genre: (comedy, drama, horror, etc. - not required)
Story Description: (a brief idea of what the story is about -- Required)
Additional Info: (Credits, posters, etc. if you desire)

Using this format will make it easier on the judges to find and keep track of your story. All entries must be made through this thread.

1st Place:
1 year subcription to Moviestorm (Themed bundle) or 5000 MS points.

2nd Place:
Crazy Talk Animator or equivalent DA points

3rd Place:

** MS Points are for those who might already have the Moviestorm program **
+++DA Points must be used for official Reallusion content only, no 3rd party content authorized+++

So, start writing, enter and Good Luck.

Any conversations you wish to have in private about your submission need to be sent to: admin@harb40passioncompetition.com. Check the competition faqs section of the forums first. Your questions might be answered there already.

This thread will be locked on October 19th at midnight Eastern time. At that time, the submission period will be over and the final judging will begin.

Stories will be judged under these categories:
Writing (grammer, punctuation, etc)

Each category will carry a certain weight towards the total score with the Theme carrying the most weight.

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Re: 2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Post by rposhard » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:09 am

Online Name: rposhard
Pen Name: Richard Poshard
Story Title: Henry Hinkle's Hyacinth Honey
Genre: Light horror
Story Description: Harriet Hinkle is concerned about her husband's growing obsession over making the best honey in the world, but she has no idea just how far he's willing to go.
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Re: 2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Post by Giulia Simolo » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:43 am

Online Name: Giulia Simolo
Story Title: Miss Besatthet
Story Description: Meeting for the first time, a mutual friend visits Anna for dinner. However, she is not all she seems.
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Re: 2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Post by primaveranz » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:05 am

Online Name: Primaveranz
Story Title: To Dream of Victory
Genre: Historical
Story Description: it is 1863 and a Southern patriot has a plan to strike a fatal blow against the North. Based loosely on a true story.
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Re: 2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Post by Josephkw » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:18 am

Online Name: Josephkw
Real Name: Joseph Kwong
Story Title: Fated
Genre: Mystery Drama
Story Description: A detective obsessed with finding a serial killer. A serial killer obsessed with finding his next victim. A man obsessed with his own death. All three are fated to meet.
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Re: 2013 Passion Competition Short Story Category

Post by Harb40 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:24 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your participation this year. The competition is now officially closed. We hope to have the results ready for the Machinima Expo on the 17th of November. Winners will also be notified by email at that time.


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