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In light of Peter Jackson's newest addition to the Lord of the Rings movie series (The Unexpected Journey) - here at Authors-Club we will be hosting...

An Unexpected Contest




In our literature contest we ask you to perform one, simple task:

Write your own tale of Middle Earth, whether it's a fan-fiction, a tale of your own original character based in Tolkien's universe, or a poetic, chant of the Elves and their prophecies.


Blow us away with your interpretation of one of the world's greatest book & film series!






Contest Rules


All rules must be abided by. If they are not, your entry will not be counted.

:bulletred: Your entry must be created specifically for this contest & after January 3rd, 2013.
:bulletred: You must be a member and/or contributor of the group Authors-Club.
:bulletred: 4,000 word limit for prose & poetry entries.
:bulletred: You must mention in your Artist's Comments that your entry was created for Authors-Club's contest.
:bulletred: Please include in your Artist's Comments how your entry relates to our theme.
:bulletred: Submit your entries to the appropriate Authors-Club folder, The Unexpected Contest.
:bulletred: Only Literature entries are accepted.
:bulletred: Limit of 2 entries per person.
:bulletred: All entries must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. Thursday, February 14, 2013
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Deadline




11:59 P.M. Thursday, February 14, 2013
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Judges


If you're a Contributor at Authors-Club and would like to judge this contest, :note: either the group, OfOneSoul, or amour-raven.

:iconofonesoul:, :iconamour-raven:, & :iconkathraw:

View & submit entries to the gallery folder below.




Contest Prizes


This list will be updated as prizes are donated. To donate a prize, :note: OfOneSoul with the subject line Prize Donation.

:winner: First Place

6 Month Premium Membership - OfOneSoul
- or :points: equivalent.
55 :points: - Storyteller21
50 :points: - DamonWakes
(from OfOneSoul's Donation Pool.)
Animated Icon Commission by ValaSedai - OfOneSoul
2 Digital/Traditional Sketch Commissions - Hanachi-Shitsukki
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Feature - namenotrequired
Feature - amour-raven
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
1 Detailed Critique - amour-raven
1 Critique - KathraW
1 Feedback Comment - Storyteller21
1 Llama - OfOneSoul
1 Llama - KathraW
1 Llama - Storyteller21
1 Llama - amour-raven

:winner: Second Place

3 Month Premium Membership - OfOneSoul
- or :points: equivalent.
50 :points: - EnenraEnn
Animated Stamp Commission by ClefairyKid - OfOneSoul
1 Digital/Traditional Sketch Commission - Hanachi-Shitsukki
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Feature - namenotrequired
Feature - amour-raven
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
1 Critique - KathraW
1 Feedback Comment - Storyteller21
1 Llama - OfOneSoul
1 Llama - KathraW
1 Llama - Storyteller21
1 Llama - amour-raven

:winner: Third Place

1 Month Premium Membership - OfOneSoul
- or :points: equivalent.
50 :points: - DamonWakes
(from OfOneSoul's Donation Pool.)
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Feature - namenotrequired
Feature - amour-raven
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
1 Feedback Comment - Storyteller21
1 Llama - OfOneSoul
1 Llama - KathraW
1 Llama - Storyteller21
1 Llama - amour-raven

:winner: 3 Honorable Mentions

Will receive 10 :points: each from OfOneSoul. Features from OfOneSoul, namenotrequired, & amour-raven. And Llamas from OfOneSoul, KathraW, amour-raven, & Storyteller21.

Thank you to all of our generous prize donators!



:iconofonesoul:, :iconnamenotrequired:, :iconkathraw:, :iconhanachi-shitsukki:, :iconamour-raven:, :iconenenraenn:, :icondamonwakes:, & :iconstoryteller21:

All commission prizes will be paid for by OfOneSoul and are limited to the price offered. When working with the commissioner you cannot go over the base commission price.


So, what do you think? Are you ready to...

- go on an adventure!?





:heart: OfOneSoul & amour-raven
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on a story, but I'd need one more day, or at least a few more hours to finish it... I guess the deadline can't be extended just a little? :blushes:
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hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi! I'm very excited about this, but I have a question about my entry. It's a poem set in Tolkien's universe, but in the hobbit or the Lord of the Rings proper. My piece pertains to the Silmarillion, the history Tolkien wrote about the early Ages of Middle-Earth. Can I still submit it for the contest? I think it counts as 'a poetic chant of the Elves and their prophecies.' :D
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:iconkathraw:
KathraW Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I don't see why not ^-^
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay! *goes off to submit poem*
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:iconlalaadanwenb:
LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Hi, I'm a bit confused about this part of the rules: "Please include in your Artist's Comments how your entry relates to our theme." What exactly is the theme other than to write something that is set in the Lord of the rings world? I mean, should it specifically have something to do with Middle Earth as a continent or am I just overthinking here?^^;
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I second what *KathraW beautifully worded. :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconlalaadanwenb:
LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
Many thanks!:D
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconrubcheeksplz:
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:iconkathraw:
KathraW Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I believe you may be over-thinking it ^-^

Just state that your piece is for #Authors-Club's contest, The Unexpected Journey ,and write like a brief synopsis of what it pertains to. Examples can be found throughout our contest gallery if you wish to have a look at how others approached it ^-^
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:iconlalaadanwenb:
LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
All right then, I rather thought so.:XD: Thanks a lot for clearing that up!:aww:
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:iconkathraw:
KathraW Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
You're welcome ^^ I can't wait to see your entry :rose:
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:iconlalaadanwenb:
LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
I just submitted it.:aww:
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:iconvoxmagi:
VoxMagi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Writer
Yes! I just saw the movie today, this is totally what I need 8D

I don't really expect to win or anything, but writing a story based around it will be a blast =D
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The movie was so good, right!? :iconlachoirplz: Makes you want to type out a hobbit-loving short story, eh? :eyes:

And considering that there are several ways to win - I wouldn't assume so quickly that you won't. :nuu:
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:iconvoxmagi:
VoxMagi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Writer
THE BEST! Right next to LOTR 8D It really does, I'm going over ideas and options in my head right now as we speak!

I would honestly like to considering it's a subject I LOVE, but just the fact I get to participate and others will be reading my story is good enough for me =D
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I look forward to your entry, darling! :iconrubcheeksplz:
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:iconkathraw:
KathraW Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
^^ Who knows, you may just win something.

I would love to see what you can create.

Having fun while writing, usually produces some of the best works :rose:
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:iconvoxmagi:
VoxMagi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Writer
Thank you! I just hope I can bring justice to the story, I just adore The Hobbit (both book, older movie, and newer movie) and Lord of the Rings SO much!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds quite awesome, and I'm looking forward to producing something for the contest! :) One question, though - do entries have to be set in the Third Age, or would it be fine if we submitted Silmarillion-based stories?
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Anything inspired by the Tolkien universe is totally acceptable. Whatever time period it is in is fine, just make sure to follow our other rules. :iconsupertighthugplz:
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be sure to do that. Thank you for the clarification. :)
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:iconspiritofnature:
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So difficult! I have a Middle-Earth fanfiction running.. but I can't use that now can I? :( (It's now almost 20 chapters long)
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I actually just saw your entry, sweetheart. You followed the rules to a T. :iconrubcheeksplz:
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:iconspiritofnature:
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! :iconbrohugplz:
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:iconspiritofnature:
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never mind! Wrote something myself :D :iconlaplz:
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
This is *MeganLawler94 from #AnotherContestGroup, and I'd like to inform you that we've found and added your contest to our listings! These listings can be found in our journals, listed by deadline; please allow up to two days to see your contest listed in the journals.

Also, if you're low on prizes to offer, see if you qualify for our Winner's Package. It supplies a journal feature, exclusive admittance into our gallery, and a llama from the staff of ACG if you meet the requirements and send in your contest results at the end of your contest. Please see our FAQ for all the details.

Note us if the deadline changes, or if you would like another contest featured.

Perhaps join the group to get updates on the happenings at ACG. We feature hundreds of contests that offer many different prizes. We're also running a contest of our own, the Tales of Time contest. There's something for everyone's skill level!

I hope your contest is a success!

*MeganLawler94

:iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations:

We do not feature contest journals in our gallery; please refrain from adding your journal to our gallery.
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for letting us know, darling! :iconrubcheeksplz:
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:iconrambling-anthology:
Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna go for it!
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:iconamour-raven:
amour-raven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
:iconsupertighthugplz:

:aww:
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:iconamour-raven:
amour-raven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I just had to use it... --> :iconsupertighthugplz:
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Doooo eeeeeeeetttt. :iconeagerpee:
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:iconsourair:
SourAir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm definitely considering joining this. I love Lord of the Rings, and it seems like a great contest! :D
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We do hope you decide to join, my dear! :iconrubcheeksplz:
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