It’s almost October, folks. You know what that means!
“Three more months ‘til Christmas?”
“The featured subgenre tab is finally relevant again?”
“Someone needs to wake up Billie Joe Armstrong?”
Well, yes, yes, and yes, but it also means that spooky season is almost upon us!
And what better way to celebrate this year’s spooky season than with a good, old-fashioned writing contest!
I say ‘old-fashioned’ in the sense that the wiki’s last Halloween contest was just over 10 years ago. That’s quite a while. I’m sure a good few of you reading this weren’t even old enough to use the wiki back then. In fact, if you’re a frequent poster on the discussions pages, then there’s a good chance that you weren’t even born yet!
Jokes aside, we hope that this contest will be a great way of showcasing the longevity and lasting influence of the wiki, even if it’s not quite as lively now as it was then. The 2011 Halloween contest was the wiki’s first ever writing competition, and it received a whopping 63 entries, more so than any other contest since. Obviously, we aren’t hoping for a number quite so high, but we are hoping for as many entries as possible, preferably in the range of double digits.
The contest will officially begin this Friday, AKA, the 1st of October 2021. More information (judges, rules, grading criteria, etc.) will be revealed in an additional blog post that day, but for now, I can reveal one or two small details.
Namely, that the top three winners of the contest will receive a very special prize in the form of their entries being read by three talented YouTube narrators. This, of course, is a great way to get your writing across to a larger audience, where it can receive further feedback and recognition.
That’s all I can disclose for now. Stay tuned, and if you have any writer friends that you think might be interested, be sure to let them know.
(P.S. here's the link to the 2011 contest in case anyone's interested:)
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