In celebration and honour of the YC123 Union Day the LUMEN Caldari Contingent is sponsoring a writing contest for inspiring and patriotic written works in the form of short prose or classic poetry.
This event is open to Citizens and non-citizens alike*. The purpose of the contest is to celebrate and illuminate the culture, history, achievements, future, and way of life of the Caldari people, the State, and the client states. Entries should reflect that.
We are defined by who we are, what we do and what we achieve, not by who we are not, nor who we fight against. Please do keep that in mind for these entries as well.
The entries shall be no longer than 1000 words, there is no minimal length.
Submissions of entries is opened as of this post and may be entered by replying to this thread.
The deadline for entries is 12:00 New Eden Standard Time on the 10th of September YC123.
The results will be announced once the judges has reviewed the entries and made a decision, likely mid-late September.
Prizes for the top entries are:
- 1st Place – 1 billion ISK as well as one Raven Navy Issue
- 2nd Place – 500 million ISK as well as one Drake Navy Issue
- 3rd Place – 250 million ISK as well as one Caracal Navy Issue
- 4th Place – 100 million ISK as well as one Caldari Navy Hookbill
Individual judges may award further prizes at their own discretion to works they deem deserve special recognition. The prizes may be updated.
Rules and limitations
The intent is that works submitted to this contest are made for Union Day YC123. As such, already existing works should not be entered (This is waivered for works published relatively recently).
Multiple submissions from the same person is allowed, each entry is judged separately.
I reserve the right to disqualify any hostile or inappropriate entry or contestant.
All judges are disqualified from submitting works to the contest.
If there are questions in regard to the contest, you may contact me.
For the State!
* Those aligned with the following groups need not enter.
Sasnshas nation, Blood Raiders, Triglavians, Provists and Templis Dragonaurs.
The same applies for individuals with a repeated and violent history of major acts of aggression (Such as, but not limited to; Piracy, Subversion, Terrorism, and Sabotage) towards the State itself.
This includes active membership or loyalty to outlaw organizations active in such acts.
Example of such organizations are: Guristas Pirates, Equilibrium of mankind.
Individuals who have committed acts against the State in their past, though own action or by criminal association, who now is actively working on reconciling and atoning for their erroneous deeds may be considered for participation.
Log of Changes/Updates:
YC1230828 - Updated with elaboration of ‘Aggression’ towards the State and what it entails and extends to. Added clause of atoning.
With reservation for eventual errors, clarifications, and changes.