Fan Art And Fanfiction Contest Winners!

Guys, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the IDIA Fan Art And Fanfiction Contest! I didn’t get as many submissions as the first year, but I’m still super excited about the ones I got. It was a really hard decision to make, but I got both fan art and fanfiction. Because only four people submitted, I decided that all of them will receive the bookmarks (yay!!!), but we still have to decide the winners. So let’s see the submissions!

Art

Photo by Deborah O’Carroll

This lovely picture was submitted by Deborah O’Carroll when she received her copy of Lightporter! Isn’t it amazing? It looks so nice with the sky in the background!

Doesn’t this look so cool? This looks like something straight off of the pages of a graphic novel, and I love the touch with the bird mask. It definitely looks like Finch!

Ezra by Elizabeth Michalski

This one is so great! You can tell that it’s Ezra immediately by the purple hair, and the outfit is definitely something she would wear. And on top of that, it’s so well done!

Fiction (You should definitely go read both of these!)

Steel and Shocks: An IDIA-TSS Crossover Fanfic by Sarah Taleweaver

Sarah did an amazing job on this fanfic! The plot is riveting, and all of the characters were in character, too, especially Blaze! It was fun to see the different supers working together.

This is such a sweet fanfic! Marlene does a great job dealing with Finch’s memory loss and his relationship with his girlfriend, not to mention how well she works the songs into the story. It’s such an emotional read!


Let me tell you, these were both really hard decisions to make, and I loved all of the submissions! But it’s time to finally announce the winners…

The Art winner is…

Ezra by Elizabeth Michalski

Elizabeth did such a good job bringing Ezra to life, and she looks ready to go fight some crime! Awesome job!

The Fiction winner is…

Steel and Shocks by Sarah Taleweaver

Sarah did an excellent job bringing all of the characters to life in a fun story, and she managed to get Blaze exactly right! Well done, Sarah!

As I said before, it was sooo hard to make these decisions, which is one of the reasons why this post was so late. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the submissions, and definitely go read both of those fanfics. They’re amazing! If you submitted, I’ll be emailing you shortly about your bookmarks! Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

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August Contest: Character Creation With A Twist

Why, hello there! I didn’t mean to disappear this month, but how can I help it when I’m forced to go on a top secret mission to Russia? Or *cough* when I completely forget about blogging. Never fear, August will hopefully be better when it comes to posting.

That aside, let’s move on to the winner’s of the June Picture Perfect Writing Challenge. I had two entries, so instead of doing category winners, I’m just doing one over all winner, which happens to be…

The Writer’s Warning by S. K. Lupu

Congratulations, S. K. Lupu! I’ll be emailing you your winner button shortly. Check out writinganyone’s entry, too! Both contestants did a great job, and it was really close.

Now for August’s contest! I’m super excited about this one! You may (or may not) remember the contest we did in May, the Character Creation Contest. I got such a positive response from that contest that I’ve decided to do it again… only this time with a twist.

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I am 99.9% sure that you’re thinking Why hospital? I’ll admit that it does seem very random and it would be the last thing I would pick for a topic… except that my current work-in-progress has quite a few scenes that take place in a hospital. Mostly in the children’s ward, to be specific.

I’m super excited! The prize for this month’s contest is a spot in the novel. Your character will be in the novel! Not as a main character, but as a sort of cameo… with a few speaking parts, of course. Please note that if you win and you would rather keep your character for you own stories, that is perfectly fine. You’ll have the title of winner, but second place will get the prize.

I don’t want to use specific pictures, since that would limit your options, but here are the categories:

1. Child patient

Information that must be included: Name, why they are at the hospital in the children’s ward (what sickness or disease), what condition they are currently in (bedridden, wheelchair, fairly normal), and of course their personality. PLEASE INCLUDE A PICTURE. Ages 5-13, preferably. Need help finding inspiration? Click here for some cute black-and-white kiddo pictures.

2. Nurse, doctor, or other hospital worker

Information that must be included: Name, position, what they usually do, and personality.

Your story can be on whatever topic you choose – their past, how they interact with others, how they are at work or the hospital, their family…

Submission Guidelines

1. Maximum amount of entries is one per category.

2. To submit, post your short story, with the contest button (above), and put a link to your submission in the comments belowOR, if you do not have a blog, you can submit your piece through the contact form on the Talk To The Writer page. (If you post your submission on your blog, tag it with “CCC Hospital Edition” and “The World of the Writer”.)

3. The deadline is August 31st, 2015!!!

If you have any questions, ask below! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

Got an idea for a contest? Submit it using the Talk to the Writer page.

Giveaway Winner And A Few Other Things

Hullo, everyone! In case you missed it, yesterday was my blogiversary!!! *throws confetti and sprinkles* As you may have noticed, I hosted a little giveaway for a PDF copy of my novella, Paralyzed Dreams. And I am here to announce the winner.

But before that, let me tell you how I decided the winner. Because suspense and stalling, of course.

I wrote all the contestants’ names down on slips of paper and then put them into my wonderful Avengers cup.

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This is clearly an animation or drawing, not a real cup, but hey, it’s the same as mine. And it’s all I could find.

Then I shook it up…

A lot…

Okay, fine. The winner is…

Claire B.

*throws confetti, glitter, and sprinkles towards Claire* Yay!!! I hope you’ll enjoy!

Now for the “other things” mentioned in the title.

1. THE DEADLINE IS COMING UP FOR THE JUNE CONTEST! Hurry and get your entries in!

2. My friend Daisy over at The Bookish Flower is hosting a contest, too! Hers ends on the eighth, so you’ve got a little more time than for mine. So go check it out!

3. I don’t believe I’ve mentioned it before, but I got a Goodreads account! Go ahead and follow me, friend me, and add my book to your shelves. 😉

And that is all for today, friends! *bows* Until next time!

June Contest: Picture Perfect Writing Challenge

Hello, everyone! I’m ready to announce the June contest! We had a great response to last month’s contest, and boy, you guys did not make it easy. 😀 Wonderful job! I’m hoping we’ll be able to do that one again in the future. Special thanks to everyone who participated! Now to announce the winners:

Picture 1 – The Old Man

M3L6H!

Picture 2 – Reflection Girl

Myliana by Bianca C.!

Picture 3 – Little Sunset Girl

Camille by Writinganyone!

All of them were super close, guys! Great job! And for those of you who won, I’ll be stopping by your blogs and giving you a winners button (and a virtual slice of celebratory cake). I’ll also be giving all participants their scores. Thanks to all of our contestants for participating! Check out the other posts: Aubrey, Willowy Whisper, Writefury, and Sprinklesquink. You guys all did amazing!

Now, on to the next contest!

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In the Picture Perfect Writing Challenge, contestants will write a story of less than 1,000 words based off of one of three pictures. Winners will be judged on creativity, plot, characters, and use of the picture. Any inappropriate entries will be disqualified.

I’ve got some cool pictures, so let’s get started!

The Pictures

Picture 1

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 3

The Rules

1. Maximum amount of entries is one per picture.

2. To submit, post your short story, with the contest button (above) and your chosen picture, and put a link to your submission in the comments belowOR, if you do not have a blog, you can submit your piece through the contact form on the Talk To The Writer page. (If you post your submission, tag it with “Picture Perfect Writing Challenge” and “The World of the Writer”.)

3. The deadline is June 30th, 2015!!!

Are you planning on participating? What do you think of the pictures? I hope to see your entry this month!

Got an idea for a contest? Submit it using the Talk to the Writer page.