ROUND ONE: GAMBLING
they call you lady luck
We are so incredibly excited to announce the first main round prompt and the official start of the HSO!
This year, we’re loosely theming the prompts around patron trolls. We’re also trying to give you a little more creative space with this year’s prompts, so we’ll see how this works out!
For Round One, incorporate gambling--literal or metaphorical--in your submission. It doesn't need to be the central focus, but it should be a major theme.
And as always, if you are unsure whether something counts or not, just ask! You can reach us at email@example.com
All submissions must be created/assembled new for this round by members of your team
No fan-created content is allowed that has not been made by members of your team specifically in response to the prompt. Mainstream creative content is fine (e.g. popular music, well-known art pieces, the Homestuck soundtrack), but not fanart, fan music, etc. This is largely to ensure that the original content in your entry is clearly identifiable as distinct from the borrowed content.
This challenge will run until 11:59PM EDT June 23
. If your Palhoncho sends it in after that time according to the gmail timestamp, your team’s submission will
get posted--but we cannot guarantee that it will be posted in a timely manner. Requirements
(as stated in the Info Post
must be between 800-3000 words.Combination fic/art entries
cannot have more than 4 images.All other image-based media
(including comics) cannot exceed 10 images/panels.Cosplay
must be at least 75% created or assembled new for the challenge.
The penalties for going over 3k words will be as follows:
3000-3050: no penalty (to allow for disparities in wordcount software)
3051-3150: -30 points
3151-3250: -60 points
PLEASE NOTE that gdocs is notoriously bad at generating an accurate wordcount, so you should probably check your submission at http://www.wordcounter.net/
just to make sure.
Also, this year we are requiring transcriptions of all text on images
. These transcriptions count towards the wordcount.Please remember not to post your HSO creations publicly until voting ends, whether or not they are chosen as part of the team submission. We would like to keep things as anonymous as possible!Submission Format
We’re still working out the details, but this year we’re probably going to ask palhonchos to post their entries directly to the round comm! Stay tuned for more details.
Questions about this challenge should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; we will attempt to check the comments on this post, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to see all of them.
Please remember to check the Info Post
to see if your question is answered there!