YC 121 New Eden Capsuleer's Writing Contest

All:

In light of the successful contest the last five years I am pleased to announce the SIXTH (yay!) year for a writing contest for stories or poems by Capsuleers .

BASIC DETAILS

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:

Loai Qerl
Arrendis
Pol Macsliebh
Laisariona Raske
Annabella Rella
Francophobia

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 either

Eve Forums - Fiction Portal - Player Fiction
https://forums.eveonline.com/c/fiction-portal/fiction

or Backstage - Eve Fiction Board
http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?board=6.0

While not required, it helps me track entries if you do start your title [YC 121 NECWC] or something similar. Regardless, Your post should specifically reference at the outset that it is being submitted for consideration in the YC 121 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 15TH of this year.

PRIZES:

Prize Pool - 37 Billion ISK So Far (with special non-isk prizes special prize)!

PRIZES - (for each category and subject to update if pool grows))
FIRST PLACE - 8 billion isk
SECOND PLACE -3 billion isk
THIRD PLACE - 1 billion isk
FOURTH PLACE - 100 million isk
Honorable Mentions - 50 million isk

(*Thank you Hetu Hegirin and Francophobia for being our first Sponsors! Thanks also to the Arakata Research Consortium. We’ve also received an extremely generous anonymous donation, of which 16 billion will be used for this year! (and the rest for next year) Other Sponsors Welcome and Needed!)

SPECIAL PRIZES:

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* or intriguing gets treated to a candlelit dinner by me at a fine restaurant… and 800 million isk.

SUBMISSIONS SO FAR! (as of last edit

POETRY:

  1. Cilisa Lugara - Every single in God’s Light

  2. Ravermile - Here in Eve I’ve traveled near and far

  3. Kyle Saltz - Assorted Poems

  4. Valdezi - Four Love Poems

  5. Lynn Yi - The Harpy Sings

  6. Creetalor - Rememberance

  7. Constantin Baracca - The Embrace of Arms

  8. Kithrus - Turn Home

  9. Elassus Herron - Nine Lyrics of Hirvomiakken

  10. Charles Surge - To Recover

  11. Che Biko - The Winter of Origin

PROSE

  1. Kyle Saltz - Interrogation of a Paladin
  2. Havohej - Voices in the Dark
  3. Vaari - Cleansing of Providence
  4. Quedragan en Gravonere - The Least interesting Man in the World
  5. Miyoshi Akachi - Anonymous End
  6. Lynn Yi - An Uncharted Abyss - Part One
    An Uncharted Abyss - Part Two
  7. Lynn Yi - The Book of Todram
  8. Rue - Crimson Birth
  9. Elias enDiabel - The Story
  10. Tanagura Amoii - The Dragon of Hei Shi-an
  11. Creetalor - Past Shadows
  12. Melisma Ramijozana - An Entirely Fictional Account of an Entirely Fictional Incident
  13. Mahazkie Vas’Hilgara - The Talk of Tintoh
  14. Aiden Vayle - In Deep, Chapter 1-3
  15. DeMichael Crimson - SoCT Vacation Transcripts
  16. Loai Qerl - Kingdom’s Just Desserts (Not Prize Eligible)
  17. Thomas Markand -What Serpents Would Call This Paradise
  18. Auriga Menkalinan - Clay Maiden
  19. Ninavask - Keitgas Station

PROSE - NON FICTION/ACADEMIC/NEWS

  1. Valdezi - Match Report - Syndicate Kendu League (Agoze Rules) Men’s B Grade Grand Final 25.2.121")
  2. Auriga Menkalinan - Scandal at Syndicate’s Kendu Showdown!
  3. Auriga Menkalinan - Make ours a Henry’s!
  4. Mantelglobalindustries - Itamo Naval Rum
  5. Bakul en Divalone - SEE THE INTAKI HOMEWORLD
  6. Mantelglobalindustries and HC Androidson - An Astrogeological Survey
  7. Kalodote Lafisques Project “Alexandria”
  8. Sky Seolec - Early-Life Traumatic Experience As a Predictor of Capsule Compatibility
  9. Valdezi - Malkalen Address
  10. Taora Teonsur - Gelfiven News Network Collection
  11. Jorianna Gallaire - “See and Hear” Magazine Article
  12. Valerie Valate - The use of cyborg constructs as religious enforcers…
  13. Ninavask - VaskTech Indigo’s Fall After Action Report
  14. Koren Akko -I-RCN Collection - YC 121 Articles in Thread
  15. Diana Kim - The Rise and Fall of Caldari Providence Directorate
  16. Roirdan Bouche - OGS Facility Guides

ADDITIONAL RULES/COMMENTS

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
Executrix Khimi Harar

((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))

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Updated to add the final roster of judges. We also have three entries already! I’ll start a list in the OP at some point.

For contestants - The best way to make sure your submission is noticed, is to send me a mail on your neocomm or to post a link here to where you submitted it.

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A quick question for you. How many submissions can any one contestant submit?

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There is no limit other than the ‘rule of reason’ :slight_smile:

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Hello, just exactly which Eve sub-forum should the submissions be posted in?

Also should the title of the thread include “YC 121 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest”?

Two potential posting places (and I’ll update OP when I can)

Eve Forums - Fiction Portal - Player Fiction
https://forums.eveonline.com/c/fiction-portal/fiction

or Backstage - Eve Fiction Board
http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?board=6.0

While not required, it helps me track entries if you do start your title [YC 121 New Eden Capsuleer’s Writing Contest] or something similar.

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Ahhh, thanks for the reply. I wasn’t sure if the Player Fiction sub-forum was the correct one.

Any chance of accepting a shortened version to the title, such as [YC 121 NECWC] ?

Absolutely. Makes sense.

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Looking forward to the reading. Have fun, writers!

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Looking forward as well! We (not very rich) friends from the Pod & Planet fiction event will send a donation.

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Very much looking forward to reading what everyone comes up with!

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I received an anonymous 32 billion donation to the prize pool!11

I’ve decided to allocate 1/2 for this year, and half to help with next year.

Prize amounts updated as follows:
Prize Pool - 37 Billion ISK So Far (with special non-isk prizes special prize)!

PRIZES - (for each category and subject to update if pool grows))
FIRST PLACE - 8 billion isk
SECOND PLACE -3 billion isk
THIRD PLACE - 1 billion isk
FOURTH PLACE - 100 million isk
Honorable Mentions - 50 million isk

We’ve already gotten 10 submissions so far and I’ll start a list in my next update.

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I hope I will be able to find the time to participate this year! I look forward to see what is presented.

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I want to include my true story about cleansing of Providence to the competition

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Submission noted Sir!

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Wait. Im going to make it better…more accurate what happened. You get it ens of this week

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Lord Vaaaari, is it finished yet? Some people are looking forward to reading it!

(I am looking forward to all of them, though. And enjoying the bits already in! The number and quality of entries this year is almost alarming. New Eden is so clever <3)

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At the end of this week

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Can one take part with 2 story? I would like to write story from the time of ancient when very first independent captains roamed the stars of Providence. It would be the story of exploration, born of CVA and how I met the exalted lord Aralis.

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Multiple submissions are allowed :slight_smile:

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