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Half way through the month already... wow, where has the time gone? :?

As you might have guessed, we've got anther contest starting now, but first your monthly prompt reminder:

December Feature, January PromptDecember Feature, "Candlelight"

Happy New Year everybody!
I hope last year went out with a bang and the new one is full of fun!
As you can see we had some colorful entries for the December prompt, although going by what the majority of you wanted for the next prompt we're not going to to see color for awhile.  That's right, January's prompt is....
"Black and White"
Thanks to everyone who voted. I was surprised by how many people wanted this prompt, so I hope we see plenty of entries this month!
For those new to the group we run a monthly prompt. You're job is to create a deviation (a drawing, a poem, a sculpture or anything else you can think of) based on the prompt and at least vaguely related to Vampirates. You can interpret the prompt in any way you wish, it doesn't have to be literal.
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As you can imagine we've got a lot of ideas for activities for 2013, but if there's anything you want to see then let us know and we'll

(Come on guys! You voted for this one!)

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But yes, on with the contest....
A while ago some of you gave me feedback on how you'd like the group's contests to be run, so you're going to start seeing the effects of that.

Anyway, announcing:


TheNocturnals 'Lousy' Valentines Day Contest: Love Gone Wrong

Aims:
The aim of this contest is to write a short story/fanfiction, set in the Vampirates universe, around the theme "Love gone wrong"

Your story can be funny or sad or angry; the only thing we don't want to see is a sappy-happy 'wuv' story
You can write about a pairing you like or one you hate, if you feel like being cruel to them :devil:
You can give the story a uplifting/hopeful ending if you want, but remember the main idea is to look at the negative side of a relationship.  

If you're struggling for ideas you might want to consider writing about:
Unrequited love, a bad date, a tragic/doomed relationship or a day where everything just keeps going wrong.
Of course there are plenty of other things you could write about too,  be creative!

Rules:
:bulletblue: Only written prose (specifically fanfiction) will be accepted for this contest
(i.e. no photos, no drawings, no poetry)
:bulletblue: You're entry cannot exceed 2000 words.
:bulletblue: Only 1 entry per person.
:bulletblue: Admins may enter this contest.
:bulletblue: Entries must be in English.
:bulletblue: Try and use correct spelling/grammar
(we don't expect you to be perfect, but try and at least run it through a spell checker)
:bulletblue: Please tag mature content and make sure you follow dA's rules at all times.
:bulletblue: You must include at least one character from the Vampirate books, you may include OCs/FCs if you wish
:bulletblue: Submit your entry to the group's contest folder before the deadline.

Deadline:
The 14th of February, 11:59:59 GMT
Please be aware of what time this is in your timezone. You can check here: www.timeanddate.com/worldclock…
(Basically hand it in before Valentines day ends and you're safe)

Prizes:
The winners will be decided by vote.
In the event of a tie the points will be split equally between 2 winners.

1st: 80:points:
2nd: 40:points:
3rd: 20:points:
+ All winners will be featured in the group.

Donations (including features, points, art and whatever else you can think of) are welcome!
If you can donate something, please get in contact. Donors may still enter the contest!

Any questions? Ask away!
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:icontoxic-plasma666:
Toxic-Plasma666 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Writer
O: so just making sure is it okay if it has a good/happy ending?
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:iconbubblemoon66:
bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's fine as long as that's not the main focus :)
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Writer
This is *MeganLawler94 from #AnotherContestGroup, and I'd like to inform you that we've found and added your contest to our listings! These listings can be found in our journals, listed by deadline; please allow up to two days to see your contest listed in the journals.

Also, if you're low on prizes to offer, see if you qualify for our Winner's Package. It supplies a journal feature, exclusive admittance into our gallery, and a llama from the staff of ACG if you meet the requirements and send in your contest results at the end of your contest. Please see our FAQ for all the details.

Note us if the deadline changes, or if you would like another contest featured.

Perhaps join the group to get updates on the happenings at ACG. We feature hundreds of contests that offer many different prizes. We're also running a contest of our own, the Tales of Time contest. There's something for everyone's skill level!

I hope your contest is a success!

*MeganLawler94

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We do not feature contest journals in our gallery; please refrain from adding your journal to our gallery.
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bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature! :)
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marinamar17 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Wow, this contest looks very promising!!. IŽll try to do something, if tests lets me!
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:iconbubblemoon66:
bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you're interested and I hope you do get the chance to enter :D
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PandoraTemptest Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man...how am I going to fit this into my schedule? Wait, isn't the reason the twins are alive because of live gone wrong? :iconhmmplz:
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:iconblooddiva:
BloodDiva Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
O__O OMG I never thought about that until now , I guess two wrongs do make a right xD
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:iconpandoratemptest:
PandoraTemptest Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. :iconlemonadeplz:
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:iconblooddiva:
BloodDiva Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Awww :D if you write a fic for this, that should be your ending sentence :3
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