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Bethra
June 9th, 2005, 09:07 AM
Oks folks I'm very sorry for those of you who have had an interest in this area that I have had to let the monthly competitions drop of late. I've ben so very busy with my class, my tarot and other real life comitments that I just haven't had the time to run theses competitions as well. I'm not even sure I'm going to have much more time just yet since I have been nominated for Tarot Forum Guide and that and my class will be easily enough of a comotment for me for the time being.

Little Person contacted me today asking about the competitions so I said I would pop in and see how much interest there is in resuming this. Hopefully by the time we have all voted and expressed our feelings on the subject I will have a better idea of how much time I have to comit to this.

Also anyone that would be interested in helping me out running these competitions I'd like to hear from you all. Maybe we could share the work around a little. Since this is a comuntity competition it would be nice if we could all maybe help out a little and share the workload.

I'll make this a poll so everyone can vote.

Thanks Little Person for contacting me regarding this and I look forward to hearing from you all. Anyone willing to help out please leave a post in here so I can contact you all. :D

mol
June 9th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Yes, please do. I'd like to help. I can send info in our mailers. I plan to start sending at least 1 a week.

gypsy0108
June 9th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Sure i would not mind helping out.

Bethra
June 9th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Yes, please do. I'd like to help. I can send info in our mailers. I plan to start sending at least 1 a week.

This would be most helpfull it would save me having to run off and post about it in Just Talk all the time. Alos letting everyone know that the forum is suporting this alone would maybe add to the interest in this competition I think. Hmmm so I guess I best get this months compertition thread underway. Once we bet to the end of this month if my workload is too much I may contact someone in this thread and ask them to set the poll up for the voters. Mol I'm going to need your help the most at the end of the competition year when it comes to compiling a forum book of all the monthly winners.

Another thing I need help on is maybe making banners for the winners to have in their signatures so anyone who can make banners please feel free to contrabute to this. So far we have had two months of competitions so I could already do with banners for them.

Heres links to all the threads so far regarding this maybe we can make some kind of sticky to link to them all so when it comes to the end of the year it will make it all a lot easier to sort through. I am just running through some ideas here so any input or other ideas of how we can make this happen I'd love to hear about them. :floating:

How it got started
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=83637&highlight=Poems+month (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=83637&highlight=Poems+month)

Jan/Feb submisions
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=83642&highlight=Poems+month (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=83642&highlight=Poems+month)
Jan/Feb poll
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=85796&highlight=Poems+month (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=85796&highlight=Poems+month)

Feb/March submisions
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=85799&highlight=Poems+month (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=85799&highlight=Poems+month)
Feb/March poll
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=90302&highlight=Poems+month (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=90302&highlight=Poems+month)

April submisions
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=90306&highlight=Poems+month (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=90306&highlight=Poems+month)
April poll
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=96895 (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=96895)

May submisions
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=96898 (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=96898)

June submisions
http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=96899 (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=96899)

Bethra
June 10th, 2005, 11:24 AM
Gypsy you said you would make some banners for the competition winners Faeawyn has covered the banners for Jan/Feb and Feb/March but we still need one for April when the votes come to the end of their time. Also the months there after. I have made a post in the banners department regarding this so if you could post your banners in there for now and I can link the winners to the relivant banners as they come up. Thanks for the help on this. :hugz:

Dove
June 10th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Bethra ....

I picked "Other" because though I'm interested in seeing the Monthly Poetry Competitions continue,
I have to be honest and say that I really know nothing about the "Poetry / Literature section of MW.

So personally …
I want to spend some time getting acquainted with it, before I raise my hand and jump into something I know nothing about.

And on that note …
Could you be more specific about “What Exactly” it is that you need help with.
I seriously know nothing about how these competitions work, or what’s involved in putting them on.

Aleannah
June 10th, 2005, 12:30 PM
I had no idea these were going on....can we submit poems that we've already posted in the forum, but not submitted for competition?

Bethra
June 10th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Bethra ....

I picked "Other" because though I'm interested in seeing the Monthly Poetry Competitions continue,
I have to be honest and say that I really know nothing about the "Poetry / Literature section of MW.

So personally …
I want to spend some time getting acquainted with it, before I raise my hand and jump into something I know nothing about.

And on that note …
Could you be more specific about “What Exactly” it is that you need help with.
I seriously know nothing about how these competitions work, or what’s involved in putting them on.

Ok well the help I need is quite simple really. At the begining of a month I post a poll for the previous months poems which involves going through the old submisions listing all the aplicants and the names of their poems and makeing a poll for that amount of choises. I make the poll close after 30 days so people can't keep on posting to it. I link the submisions thread to the poll so that everyone can go read the poems and choose their favorite. Then I make a new submisions thread for the new month. Now I've contacted Mol with some of my ideas as to what would be nice to do at the end of the year and so on. Maybe a nice e-book, we could get people to maybe do some designes to go with the winning poems and make some kind of MW Poetry book or something similar. We could even possibly hold an over all year contest for everyone to vote their favorite poem of the year out of the monthly winners. I'm keping this very much free form for now untill I see what everyone would like to see done with it. Oh yes I've also just got the banners forum involved to help make banners for the winners to put in their sigs.
So once the poll ends the winners need to be notified and told where to find their winners banners. I have asked that the ones done so far be placed in the poll threads so that everyone can go link to them and put them up.

Now as for the help I need. Well due to a good amount of the preverbial dirt hitting fans I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to have net access for. So I might not be online to carry this whole thing on. I would hate to see it be forgotten about after everyone has worked so hard with it so I'd like to find someone that would be willing to take over incase I don't get here on time every month. The village I live in doesn't even have a cyber cafe so getting online is going to be difficult. This whole thing could be handled by a few people maybe taking it in turns to do one month then the next and so on. So the responcability really doesn't have to fall on to anyone person. All I'm really asking here is that if for some reason I don't show up and post a poll when the new month begins will someone please do it for me and post a new thread for the next months submisions.

Other than that ideas about what could be done with all the work at the end of the year would be nice also. Thanks for showing an interest here Dove I know I myself aprichiate it as I'm sure many others do. :thumbsup:

Bethra
June 10th, 2005, 03:43 PM
I had no idea these were going on....can we submit poems that we've already posted in the forum, but not submitted for competition?

Simple answer yes. If you want a poem of yours to enter the competition just post it in the monthly submisions thread. We have two running this month because I got a bit behind one for May and the other for June. Both will go for poll at the same time. So you can submit two poems if you want. Only rule is that its just one poem each month from each person. I didn't make that rule the first time and it ment we had a lot of submisions from a few people and I had to close the competition early since I was running out of space in the poll. So choose your best work and submit it each month. I look forward to seing your work :smileroll