NHL Writing Contest

  • Ovie8

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    Hey everyone! I'm starting an NHL writing contest. If you would like to be in it, please comment below with a number from 1-60, and another number from 61-65. This will determine your team and player, and I will send you a copy of the rules and guidelines. This contest will go on for a while, because I'm not sure how long it would take to get people in on it. Rules are as follows.

    To join the contest, simply leave a comment with a number from 1-60, and a second number from 61-65.
    Also, to join, you must recommend the contest, so that we get more publicity. The deadline to register is April 1, 2014, or as soon as we have 60 participants. The deadline to submit your work is June 1, 2014*. The winners will be announced on August 1, 2014, or sooner.
    Please only one entry per contestant.
    * Subject to change

    If a deadline or rule is changed, I will message all contestants.

    Prizes
    A co-authoring opportunity with me
    A main role in one of my next stories
    A minor role in one of my next stories
    A medium role in one of my next stories
    A favorite on two stories of your choice
    A comment on two stories of your choice
    A subscription to two stories of your choice
    A recommendation on two stories of your choice
    A story about you and the hockey player of your choice
    An opportunity to have me write part of a story of your choice

    *you may choose each prize as many times as you want.

    Winners get:
    1st place - 10 choices
    2nd place - 8 choices
    3rd place - 7 choices
    4th place - 5 choices
    5th place - 3 choices

    The story has to have a minimum of 1000 words, and there is no maximum for the amount of writing. You can have as many chapters as you want. Please use proper grammar, and have fun. If I forgot to put anything important, please message me and let me know. Let the contest begin, and may the best writer win!

    Thank you for entering! The contest is now closed to entries, but if you'd like to partake in another, private message me. I'll be hosting another contest fairly soon hopefully, with the same sort of idea. Good luck to everyone who's entered, and I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

    Entries are:
    Margaritaville08 - Whatever It Takes - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/558498/Whatever-It-Takes/

    midnightmssuki - Tales Of Online Dating.... Sort Of - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/556891/Tales-of-Online-Dating-Sort-Of/

    LDW Choice - Ready As Ever - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/557203/Ready-As-Ever/

    ducksflytogether - Tangled Up In You - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/558298/Tangled-Up-In-You/

    KingHankie - Intervention Of The Heart - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/556925/Intervention-of-The-Heart/

    Thanks once again to all of the contestants! I'm very confident that you've all written great stories! Today is the day! Hopefully by 12:00 AM PST I'll have all entries scored, and the results should be on here for everyone to see! :)

    So, the results are in! I wanted to say first of all, there wasn't a bad entry in this contest, and I'd like to award 1st place to all of you. However, I've promised special prizes dependent upon the ranking your story is given, so without further or due, here are the final results!

    5th Place: Ready As Ever by LDW Choice - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/557203/Ready-As-Ever/

    Winning Factors: It had very sweet and lovable characters, the grammar was good, and there was a perfect twist at the end.

    Losing factors: This was the shortest story of all the entries for this contest. I really would have liked to see this turn into a multi-chapter story, because I think that the characters needed more development and I would have liked to see the aftermath. Also, I understand that the story takes place in the off season, but I would have appreciated seeing a little bit of ice time in there somewhere.

    4th Place: Tangled Up In You by ducksflytogether - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/558298/Tangled-Up-in-You/

    Winning Factors: I really enjoyed the interaction between characters in this story. I felt it was really genuine, and I also enjoyed the mention of hockey in the story. I thought the grammar was good, and I enjoyed the custom layout as well!

    Losing Factors: I thought it could have been a longer story, especially for the plot you put in it. I felt like the plot needed more development, and I would have liked to see a bit of Nick's relationship before the breakup.

    3rd Place: Intervention Of The Heart by KingHankie - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/556925/Intervention-of-the-Heart/

    Winning Factors: I really enjoyed the length of this story. Although it was a one shot, it was much longer than most other entries, and I thought it took the perfect amount of time to read. I really like how you included the trade in the story, and I also think you did a great job of describing the characters. Also, it had a very cute ending.

    Losing Factors: I thought that although the length was good, it was a little bit boring in certain parts, which turned me off of it a little bit. I think it's a good length, and there can totally be enough entertaining material to put in, but I think you may have tried to include a little too much about Lanie and Tyler, and not enough about Tyler's team, his adjusting to Dallas, ect.

    2nd Place: Tales Of Online Dating.... Sort Of by midnightmssuki - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/556891/Tales-of-Online-Dating-Sort-Of/

    Winning Factors: I thought the plot of this story was completely genius, and I really liked the character development. I loved the way everything came together right in the middle, and I could really picture the entire thing going on in my head.

    Losing Factors: The one thing I mentioned about this story, is that there wasn't quite enough of the story that took place at the rink, or on the ice. Other than that, I really liked it! :)

    1st Place: Whatever It Takes by Margaritaville08 - http://www.mibba.com/Stories/Read/558498/Whatever-It-Takes/

    Winning Factors: There are too many things to mention. I'm going to leave a massive comment on your story letting you know all the ins and outs of what I thought, but honestly there isn't enough space right here to say it all. I loved the story overall.

    Thanks so much to all of the contestants, and like I said, I loved all of the stories! Thanks so much for entering, reading, sticking around, and I hope you had as much fun as I did! I'm hoping to run another contest similar to this one in the future, so stick around if you;re interested! :)
    November 20th, 2013 at 08:07am
  • little man;

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    Can I have 30 and 63 please?
    November 20th, 2013 at 12:49pm
  • Ovie8

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    @ I Wanna Be The One.
    Of course! I'll send you the rules and guidelines, and your player's information. Thank you for becoming the first member of the NHL writing contest!
    November 20th, 2013 at 10:27pm
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    November 20th, 2013 at 10:27pm
  • goaliegurl35

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    I'm in! Can I have 35 and 64, please?
    November 26th, 2013 at 04:53am
  • Ovie8

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    Of course! I'll send you a message tomorrow when I'm off of my phone.
    November 26th, 2013 at 08:49am
  • fiveminutemajor1231

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    Hi! Can I have 11 and 61?!
    November 30th, 2013 at 05:29am
  • Ovie8

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    Of course! So sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I'll send you a private message with the rules and guidelines, as well as your player.
    December 7th, 2013 at 08:58am
  • bmxs38

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    I'll do it! 10 and 63, please?
    December 12th, 2013 at 06:13am
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    Hey everyone! How are the stories coming?
    December 17th, 2013 at 04:52am
  • fiveminutemajor1231

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    @Ovie8 Hi! :D I just came up with my idea and I'll be starting it soon! :)
    December 17th, 2013 at 11:29pm
  • Ovie8

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    Amazing! I can't wait to read it!
    December 18th, 2013 at 11:20am
  • midnightmssuki

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    I'm in! 52 and 65 please?
    December 22nd, 2013 at 04:17pm
  • SutterizedChucky712

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    Im in. can I have 18 and 64 please?
    January 3rd, 2014 at 08:41am
  • LDW Choice

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    59 and 63 please
    January 3rd, 2014 at 06:32pm
  • Ovie8

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    All right. I've added everyone. How are the stories coming? Need anything?
    January 6th, 2014 at 02:17am
  • Captain Serious

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    I'd like to enter with 40 and 62.
    January 6th, 2014 at 05:11am
  • blonde.

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    22 and 60
    January 6th, 2014 at 08:39pm
  • alpha.

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    Mmmm, I'll go with 1 and 61.

    Also, I was just curious, but what do you mean by two entries in your next contest?
    January 7th, 2014 at 06:11am
  • britahnee

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    15 and 63 please.
    January 7th, 2014 at 06:12am