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    Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion (OP)


    and greetings to all


    Update: The entries are posted here: Writing Contest 2018 - Vote for the best entry


    In continuation from Writing Contest 2018 ...

    Welcome to the annual story writing contest on Islamicboard.

    This thread will be the main hub for the general discussion about the Story Writing Contest. A separate thread will be created, after the deadline, to house this year's entries.

    Here are some suggested rules for the contest, based on the rules we've had previously:

    Stories can be about any topic, theme or genre, but must not conflict with forum rules.
    Stories must be the entrant's own work and must be in English.
    Stories should not be a translated version of someone else's work in another language.
    Each entrant may submit only one story.
    Stories cannot have been posted already on this forum.
    Stories cannot use existing characters e.g. your story cannot be about the adventures of Batman and Robin.
    Stories can be any length, but no longer than 5,000 words - this is a limit not a target.
    Do not post your story here or anywhere else on the forum (or anything to do with your story), as the contest is supposed to be anonymous. Not the genre, not the title and not even one sentence of it.

    The deadline is tentatively 15 May 2018 - this is the last day on which entries shall be accepted. However, there is leeway to change this if necessary.

    Stories should be submitted by Private Message to the Host - AabiruSabeel. The host will then create the thread for the entries, and post the entries there, once they've all been submitted and the deadline has passed. The host cannot participate in the contest, and cannot vote (as he/she will know who has written what). Stories can be edited and formatted etc however the author chooses before submission, but the Host will not alter or reformat the story once it has been submitted

    If you have any further suggestions, please share them. The parameters are really wide. Read through some of the previous entries to see how wide those parameters are. We've had dramas, crime thrillers, horror, action-adventure, cute stories, and stories with morals etc.

    To all: be sure to check out this thread (Writing Tips) http://www.islamicboard.com/creative...ting-tips.html and by all means feel free to read previous contests. Also feel free to ask any questions you have regarding the competition on this thread.

    Take your time and make your entry the best it can be; really let your creativity loose.

    I would like to thank the brothers and sisters who have hosted and organised the contest in previous years, I have just copied that in this post.


    Let the writing begin!
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 05-28-2018 at 11:57 AM. Reason: Entries link

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

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    After voting. Everyone can give a vote.
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Salam alaykum

    Thanks for posting the entries. Can´t wait to read them all.
    Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

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    We have suffered too much for too long. We will not accept apartheid masked as peace. We will settle for no less than our freedom.




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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    I know everyone is busy with 'ibadah because of Ramadhan. Please encourage the participants by taking some time out to read the entries and vote on the poll.

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    The entries were all good, but my favourite has to be The Lily of the Valley and the Nightingale. Although there were grammatical errors, it was obvious that English was not the author's first language. However, with that aside, the innocence within the story and the use of language to deliver a vivid and sensory experience transported me into the forest in my minds eye, the story itself touched the heart, and was charming to a fault! Absolutely loved it!
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Just a few days left for the poll to close.

    Writing Contest 2018 - Vote for the best entry

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    Welcome to the Writing Contest 2018 voting thread. I will be posting all the entries below in separate posts. Take your time to read all of them and vo...
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    The poll will be closed very soon. There is a tie at the moment and we need a few more votes to determine the actual winner. Please vote!
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    So, who won?
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Still 2-3 hours to go and the poll will close automatically. I hope someone will break the tie with their vote.
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Maybe it's good to have two winners. I had a hard time deciding between the two.

    Still votes aren't completely in yet
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    So now that the poll is closed, can anyone guess the names of authors?
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    No guesses? Well, I think I should announce it myself.



    Since Imamah Ali voted for her own entry, her actual vote count is 4. So the winner for this year's Writing Contest is once again, @sister herb. Hearty Congratualtions to her for being the serial winner of our writing contests for the last 3 years in a row.

    The Second Place goes to sister @Imamah Ali . Congrats to her as well.

    Jazakumullah Khair to all the participants and better luck next time inshaAllah.
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    Congrats
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    The First and Second place winners will be receiving their prize gift cards via PM .

    All participants also receive rep points for participating.
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    Salam alaykum

    Wow! I didn´t expect this again. Thanks for all who read my story and I am glad if you enjoyed about it.


    Congratulations to all winners.
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    From Occupied Palestine:

    We have suffered too much for too long. We will not accept apartheid masked as peace. We will settle for no less than our freedom.




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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Ahh the good old writing contest I did get an email about this! I duno sometimes I feel like I don't have it in me anymore but I guess i'll try for next year inshaAllah
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