NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and that's the perfect opportunity to kick Writers.SE up a notch as well! So we're pleased to announce Writers.SE's Genre Contest - an event to beef up our site content with all things genre, with some awesome prizes!
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This contest will run from 14 November 2013 to 8 December 2013, with midnight GMT as the cutoff at both ends.
At the end of the contest, we will give prizes to users based on a raffle. Users gain "raffle tickets" by asking questions and writing answers within the following tags:
Each question or answer awards you tickets towards the contest, based on the post’s score on the day of the drawing. An answer gets you 1 ticket for every five points in its score, and a question gets you 2 tickets for every five points!
In addition, you can earn tickets by promoting our site and spreading the word:
- 2 tickets for each Announcer badge gained during the contest, (don't forget to use the url from "share" to qualify for this)
- 5 tickets for each Booster badge gained during the contest.
- 10 tickets for each Publicist badge gained during the contest.
Drawings will be held on 10 December, and we'll update this post / answers with a running leaderboard each week on Monday.
Sharing badges can be earned for ANY question/answer, regardless of when that post was made or what tag it is in.
Tickets for questions and answers can only be earned for posts created during the contest period. Posts made prior to the contest starting are not eligible.
- If your question is closed, it is disqualified.
- If your answer is deleted, it is disqualified.
- If you are found to be using sockpuppets or caught gaming the system, you will be disqualified.
- If you are suspended during the contest period, you are disqualified.
- We reserve the right to alter or append to these rules as circumstances arise during the event.
- Writers.SE moderators are not eligible to participate in the contest.
Three swagwinners will get writerly Stack Exchange swag!
Two prizewinners will win their choice between our two prize bundles:
- A selection of three writing books from our book list, OR
- A 1-year subscription to Duotrope, the market-tracking service!
One grand-prize winner wins two prize bundles!
Prize Book List
- Books from any of the following series:
- On Writing, by Stephen King
- Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury
NOTE: You can select books which are out of print; in this case, the prize may be a used copy.