[announcement] YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer's Writing Contest


In light of the successful contest the last four years I am pleased to announce the fifth (?!?! - God time flies) )year for a writing contest for stories or poems by Capsuleers .


There will be three categories:

  1. Poetry
  2. Prose
  3. Academic/News (e.g. Academic, News Reporting, Economic Reports, Science Reports, Theological Writings, Treatises, etc.)

There will be a total of at least seven judges, who will judge ALL categories:

Charles Cambridge Schmidt
Silver Night
Tressith Sefira
Kador Ouryon
Telegram Sam
Loai Qerl

There is no minimum length. Maximum length is 30,000 words. There is no required subject matter; the content may be fiction or non-fiction. All entries will be considered. Submissions are to be made by posting on Eve Forums - Eve Fiction or on http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com . Your post should specifically reference at the outset that it is being submitted for consideration in the YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest. If you have a good reason why you want to make a private submission, then contact me privately as to why.

DEADLINE for submissions is MAY 30TH of this year.


To allow for completion, and the preparation for the function, the New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest Award Gala this year will be on Sunday, July 29th at 19:00. Location is “L’Amore in Ballo” run by ARC’s Lasairiona Raske Thank you Miss Raske for agreeing to host the Gala this year!


Prize Pool - 14.25 Billion ISK So Far (2 billion for a special prize)!

PRIZES - (for each category and subject to update if pool grows))
FIRST PLACE - 2.5 billion isk
SECOND PLACE -1 billion isk
THIRD PLACE - 500 million isk
FOURTH PLACE - 100 million isk
Honorable Mentions - 50 million isk

(*Thank you Francophobia for being our first Sponsor! Thanks also to Pod & Planet ( http://podandplanet.wixsite.com/podandplanet ), the Arakata Research Consortium, Julianni Avala of I-Red, and Ioannis Sepphiros! Other Sponsors Welcome and Needed!)


To encourage research and science, a special donation of 2 billion ISK has been donated by the Arataka Research Consortium which will be awarded to the winner of the Academic Category in addition to the standard prize.

Additionally, each of the Judges may, in their discretion, award a personal prize to the favorite (regardless of the “place” of the submission)

The most “amusing” or “entertaining” to me* orintriguing gets treated to a candlelit dinner by me at a fine restaurant… and 800 million isk.


All judges and I (as administrator) are disqualified from submission.

All entries will be considered.

if the quality of the entries does not merit the number of prizes, then prizes will be given up to the number deemed meritorious.

if people have any questions or need rulings, I am the contest administrator and you can feel free to message me directly.

Cordially, and with God’s Blessings

Lunarisse Aspenstar Daphiti
Directrix Societas Sceptri Coronaeque

((OOC NOTE FOR ISD - This is specifically an In Character/Roleplay thing - a writing contest to be done by “characters”, not the players. The expectation is the submissions, whether poetry, prose or academic ’ would be in character or related to the character of to the capsuleer submitting it and people will have rp as part of the process. I also invite comments on the IGS related to this post in a RP vein or other RP in channels! Judging is also on an In character basis. This is the Fifth Year running for this contest so I appreciate if this can be kept in the rp forum like past years))


Lursan Ayin - Cataclysm, a vision of the future
Lasairiona Raske - [YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer's Writing Contest] Corvus
Ailo Koskinen - [YC120 New Eden Capsuleer's Writing Contest] A Raata Dawn
Admiral Rodj Blake (nominated by Maria Daphiti) - It was Fifteen Years Ago Today
Karene Avarr - http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?topic=7473.0
Garion Avarr - http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?topic=7474.0
Thulla Icin - http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?topic=7475.0

Ninavask - [YC120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Abandoned
Miyoshi Akachi - [YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Transcript Id: 17342
Kalaratiri - [YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Our Curse
Unattributed (( Ravana 729 )) - https://ningishzidda.deviantart.com/art/Ravana-729-s-Story-I-Stray-Cat-732046704 and
https://ningishzidda.deviantart.com/art/Ravana-729-s-Story-II-The-Dark-Amarr-735944046 and
Lynn Yi - [YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Book of Todram by Sebiestor Lynn Yi
Weils Kingdom - “Collisions” - https://cynal.blogspot.com/2018/05/collisions.html
Cecilie Vale - “Revelations” - [YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Revelations
Mizhara Del’Thul - https://kynaldrnari.com/2018/05/31/thoughts-on-futility/
Mika Firestorm - Helen - [YC120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest]

Miyoshi Akachi - [YC 120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Origin Story 1 - 5
Izi Ningishzidda - https://ningishzidda.deviantart.com/art/Athra-Girl-Magazine-732041883
Oliver Aurelius [YC120 Writing Contest] New Eden system general research proposal with special emphasis on the EVE Gate
Umbre Fallenstar - [YC120 Writing Contest] A study about gravitational waves, effects and applications
Ibrahim Tash Murkon - [YC120 New Eden Capsuleer's Writing Contest] Trends in Empyrean Manufacturing
Donkyhotay - Gallente Gossip broadcast - 03/30/2018
Ku Mayaseki -[YC120 New Eden Capsuleer's Writing Contest] Insights Into Biotechnology: Transthymic Microcontrollers
Mantelglobalindustries - http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?topic=7477.0


If you are looking for extra judges, I’m more than happy to lend a hand.


It is very difficult for me to express just how excited I am for this years contest. I look forward to reading everyone’s pieces, and I am already eagerly brainstorming ideas for my own story!


Are chronicle style short stories included in this, I have been thinking of writing up a thing on incursions from the perspective of some low level amarrian functionary.


No entry from me this year, but good luck to all who decide to enter.


A thanks to Mizhir and Telegram Sam for volunteering to judge! OP updated.


Short stories or submissions are most welcome!


Looking forward to reading the entries.

For anyone who is still in doubt: this is clearly the best prize.


I’d like to thank the organizers of Pod & Planet ( http://podandplanet.wixsite.com/podandplanet ) for their donation of 2 billion isk to the prize pool. For those that don’t know, Pod and Planet has a contest in the latter half of the year!


I’m Dr. Valate and I endorse this product and or service.

Although I am surprised that I was not approached to be a judge, since many on the IGS say I’m incredibly judgemental.


They’re saying “judgeable”.


I’d like to thank Miss Julianni Avala of I-Red for her generous donation to the prize pool!


I would like to thank Lursan Ayin for his entry into the poetry category!


I suppose there isn’t a way of being both a sponsor and submitting an entry correct?

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I think to avoid a conflict of interest, an individual (as opposed to an entity) sponsor should not also enter, and vice versa.

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Hello and thanks for this contest.
As a man of science I can only thanks you and ARC for your consideration of science of an important topic!
That said I would have liked to know if it will be possible to submit multiple entries?
I’m going to publish one of my scientific essay but I indulge myself in other types of writing. Can i make multiple entries?
If yes, can I win multiple prizes?

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Yes to both, but experience has shown multiple entries can sometimes result in judge “fatigue” with an entrant so I suggest no more than 2 per category!

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I concur…

So, without having yet made up my mind on whether I would post an entry or not, but for the sake of argument lets say I did…and I still wanted to contribute as sponsor still, thus I would waive of any right to any possible reward…what would be the response to that?

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Here is my first prose fiction submission for this years contest!

I hope everyone enjoys and I look forward to reading everyone’s submissions as well!

Also keep an eye out next month, I plan to submit two prose stories this year.

[YC120 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] Abandoned


My entry for the prose category: