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7.08.2010

Huge Contest and Celebration!

This is slightly (Only slightly) belated as I was away at camp, wanted to post pics and stuff but here we are! 

Celebrating 100 Followers of Treble Clef

I know that we have 102 right now, but this specifically celebrates reaching 100- A big feat. So what am I doing to celebrate? A writing contest with lots of great prizes!

I know that many of you out there are writers, we all are really because look! We're posting stories and things on our blogs every day. So what are the rules for this awesome contest? I'll tell you.

-It must be a story of some sort. Sorry- no poems please!-
-It must be within 500 and 2000 words to achieve maximum points-
-It should show good character development and a variety of characters-
-Spelling and grammar! 1/2 a point off for each spelling/grammar mistake. Have someone else check your work!-
-Plot and theme. Your character should have to overcome an adversity or have an epiphany during the story-

Those are the rules, now lets see how everything will be judged:

This contest begins today, June 8th and will end at midnight on June 16. Judging will take place on the 17th and results will be posted on the 18th.

There will be 4 judges- each being able to award the maximum of 100 points. The judges are myself and the 3 other members of my immediate family. (me, XanFan, bwk, and my dad)

Breakdown of points:
(Each judge will use this scale)

Length (500-2000 words) - 10 points
Spelling and grammar (1/2 point off for every mistake) - 15 points
Character development and variety - 20 points
Plot and theme (Main character overcomes adversity or has epiphany) - 25 points

Now you may notice that that only adds up to 70. You'll want to do these 4 other things to be able to get full marks!

Follow Treble Clef - 5 points
Put Treble Clef's button on your blog - 5 points
Put the contest button on your blog - 10 points
Do a post about the contest - 10 points
(For the above, please leave a comment on THIS post saying that you have done these things with a direct link to the post about the contest)
(If you do not have a blog, please specify that in a comment and these 30 points will automatically be awarded)

Four judges, 100 points each equals a total of 400 points. 

How to enter:

It's easy! Write your story (or find one that you've already written) and post it on your blog. Then comment back on THIS post with the direct link to the post with your story.

Prizes:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded. They will be the people with the most out of the 400 points.

 3rd place wins:

A special award and their story featured on Anecdote.

2nd place wins:

A special award, their story featured on Anecdote and a blog makeover done by Amanda over at Chicken Scratch Designs!

1st place wins:

A special award, their story featured on Anecdote AND a custom blog look from Awel Prince at Inspired Designs and Shilah!

I think that I've covered everything, please enter!


37 comments:

•Swirly Girl• said...

OK! I follow (thanks to Olive Tree!), have your button on my blog, have the contest button on my blog, and did a post about the contest! It's all on .Jelly Beans.: http://jellybeans-random.blogspot.com/2010/07/welcome-friends.html

Frangipani the Fish said...

Who are the judges? Also do you mean it ends on the 16 of JULY not JUNE. Anyway, I think I could be the contender most likely to win the Least Active contest I made up so I won't be entering. Good luck to all the authors out there though :)

Eldarwen said...

Cornet, I'd love to enter your contest! I have a short story written already and I was wondering: does the story have to be newly-written/created for this contest? Or can I use one I've already written in my journal?

Mackenzie said...

-Followed Treble Clef!
-Put TC's button on my blog!
-Contest button on my blog!
-I posted! ^^
http://continue-to-smile.blogspot.com/2010/07/cornet-crazys-uber-awesome-contest.html

Hannah said...

ooh i think i'll enter your contest! I just have to write a story =)

Eldarwen said...

You button is on my blog!

Eldarwen said...

I follow!!

Eldarwen said...

You contest button is on my sidebar!!

•The Cornet Crazie• said...

Cool, thanks everybody! Just to clear some stuff up:

Judges are me, my brother, my mom and dad. (So 4 different viewpoints)

Eldarwen said...

Here's my story. Sorry, it's only 836 words long. :(

http://thefaithfulelvenprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/writing-contest.html

☪Dreamstar said...

Ok, I'm following, your button is on my blog. I made a post. Put the contest button on my blog. I just have to post my story, which I shall do soon, but I'm writing it right now. :)

☪Dreamstar said...

Opps-

http://wolf-shadows.blogspot.com/2010/07/treble-clef-writing-contest.html

Elizabeth Rose said...

I would love to join in! Your blog is beautiful - I'm your newest follower!

Story soon to come... :)

In Christ,
Lizzy Rose

MadiShae said...

Story Link: http://yourlifeyoursummer.blogspot.com/2010/07/short-story-lost-in-hall-of-fame.html

-I follow
-I have your button on http://scarheartswarriorsblog.blogsoit.com
-I have the contest button on http://yourlifeyoursummer.blogspot.com/
-I made a post about this on http://yourlifeyoursummer.blogspot.com/

☪Dreamstar said...

OMG! I just finished the story! I finished it around 12:00AM, my time. I LOVE it! I don't have it posted yet, I'm going to get my parents to proof read it, but it has EXACTLY 2000 words! I wanted to make it longer. :( To me, it felt like it wasn't finished yet. But oh well. I still love it! I'll have it posted probably tomorrow, then I'll give you the link to it! :D :D :D

Elizabeth Rose said...

Your contest button is up on my blog! :)

Elizabeth Rose said...

Your blog button is up!

Elizabeth Rose said...

Oh, and I had a question: if we were to win, would we be able to gift the blog makeover to another blogger friend?

•The Cornet Crazie• said...

If you win, you may give the prize to another :)

Izori said...

I follow your blog.

I have your blog button.

I have your contest button...

And I posted about your awesome contest!

Izori said...

Here is the link to my story:

http://authorintrainingizori.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-story.html

Thank you for having this contest, Cornet Crazie!

Selena Gomez said...

Meaning if you don't have a blog and you win a blog makeover you can gift it to another... Coolio...

~SofieRose

P.S. Story soon to come! I might not enter the one I wrote... I dunno, but if not then I'll write another....

Siminy said...

Instead of posting your blog button, may I instead just link to your blog? I don't do blog buttons, you see and having just one would look queer.

Cornet Crazie said...

Yes, That makes sense. You will get full points for the link.

Elizabeth Rose said...

Here's my story: http://lizzyslovelylibrary.blogspot.com/2010/07/do-you-love-to-write-then-read-this.html.

It's 1,695 words long. Enjoy! :)

In Christ,
Lizzy Rose

Megan said...

Here is a link to my story: (it's 810 words long) http://themeganandkaylee.blogspot.com/2010/07/pretty-much-most-awesome-thing-ive-ever.html

~Megan

Megan said...

I am now a follower!

~Megan

Megan said...

Your contest button is now on my blog!

Megan said...

Your button is now on my blog!

themeganandkaylee.blogspot.com

Megan said...

I posted about the contest: http://themeganandkaylee.blogspot.com/2010/07/treble-clef-writing-contest.html

Melody said...

This looks awesome! I'm following you, I have your button and the contest button on my blog (yours is in the scrolling sidebar thingy), and posted about the contest (http://vividry-melody.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-hope-you-didnt-feel-abandoned.html). I'll post my story soon. :)

Blessings,
~Melody

Katherine Sophia said...

Ok, this looks really fun. :) I put the contest button on my blog, posted about it, and here is my story:http://firstseekhim.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-short-almost-true-story-again.html ! Thanks for having this contest!

☪Dreamstar said...

Here is my story! Hope you enjoy! It has 1992 words.

http://wolf-shadows.blogspot.com/2010/07/calling.html

Hannah said...

Here is my story! I'm following you!!

http://findthatcreativespark.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-story-for-contest.html

Hannah said...

I put both buttons on my blog!

horse lover said...

I follow your blog
I have your button on my blog
I have the ocntest button on my blog
I did NOT post about the contest. It completely slipped my mind...

http://horsegirlsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-story-entry.html

Even if this story doesn't win, it means alot to me. My sister and I wrote it. I'm doing most of it though. IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO READ THE NEXT PART, EMAIL snapshotsdawg@rocketmail.com Subject: Wolf Story. And I will send the next part everytime I write more. If you want to follow my blog, By all means! http://www.horsegirlsdiary.blogspot.com WARNING! THIS BLOG IS NOT ABOUT HORSES ANYMORE! IT'S ABOUT DOGS AND MY LIFE. You have been warned. :)

Melody said...

Okay, finally - here's my story!
http://vividry-melody.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-dark.html It's about 1,000 words long. :)

~Melody