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Poniverse Summerpalooza 3.0 Contest: Family Is Magic!!!

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Note: To get to and join the Poniverse Fimfiction group where the original contest thread was posted, click here.

Good evening, everypony!  Ya know something?  It has been far too long since Poniverse put on a fanfiction contest.  Wayyyyyyyyyy too long!  Well, let's just fix that right now, shall we?  As of this moment, Poniverse is officially launching a brand new fanfiction contest, which will be centered on our Fimfiction group, Poniverse Fimfiction!  If you want to participate in this contest but haven't joined it yet, just click on the site's title in the previous sentence and the link will take you there, where you can do just that (especially if you already have a Fimfiction profile).

But enough about that, back to business.  Welcome to Poniverse Summerpalooza 3.0: Family is Magic!!!  Now then, unlike our previous Summerpalooza contests, we will NOT require entries to be centered around Poniverse mascots.  We will accept entries featuring Poniverse mascots (including a few new ones who will be mentioned below) but we will NOT require entries to include or be centered around them.  All entries may be centered around whichever pony characters the author wishes, be they main characters, supporting characters, background characters, or original characters (which includes but is not limited to Poniverse mascots).  If a fic featuring Poniverse mascots is deemed good enough, even if it isn't a winning entry, it will be added to Poniverse mascot canon.  Finally, if you would like to include or center your fic around a Poniverse mascot(s) you can learn more about them here: Poniverse Mascot Profiles (scroll down in thread).  Feel free to also use Poniverse Mascot canon if you utilize the mascots, or to reference it.  All existing mascot canon can be found here: Poniverse Mascot Canon.

With all that out of the way, let's cover the basic premise and ground rules of this contest.

(1) As stated in the title, the theme of this contest is "Family is Magic."  All fics must be centered around in one way or another the idea of family in some way.  This does NOT mean that all characters involved need be blood relatives.  Family means a lot of different things to everyone, and obviously there are instances where friends or mentors can be so close to you that they are family, so feel free to get creative there.  Also, just because family is the focus does not mean that your fics HAVE to be serious.  The genre can be whatever you wish, drama, comedy, slice of life, adventure, tragedy, whatever, just as long as the theme or idea of family is present in some respect.  We hope this gives authors plenty of room to get creative in what they come up with, so go crazy guys, seriously! :D

(2) Entries should be no longer than 30,000 words.  We'd prefer that all entries be one-shot fics, but if the author requires multiple chapters for their fic, that's fine, so long as the fic does not exceed 30,000 words and is complete upon entry.

(3) Entries cannot exceed a Teen rating. We will not accept any Mature rated fics, whether they be Gore fics, Slash fics, Clop fics, etc. That's not to say that you can't enter scary fics, but our group has a strict policy of not accepting Mature rated fics. If any Mature rated fics are entered, we will not read or review them.

(4) Fics can be submitted to the contest in the folder titled Summerpalooza 3.0 Contest Entries.

(5) Contestants can enter no more than 1 submission of their own work (and please, do not enter any other author's work into the contest, even if you're doing it for them; if they'd like to enter the contest, they can do so themselves).  Collaborations between 2 or more authors are allowed, but only one prize will be given in the event that such an entry is a winning entry.

(6) Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, August 13, 2017; after that date, we will accept no new submissions.

We hope to announce the contest winners towards the end of August, although that time-slot may change depending on whatever real life demands may arise.  The fics that come in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be featured on our Fimfiction group and MLP Forums, along with reviews published for each one. In addition, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will also receive free art commissions; these pieces will be 1-2 character full art pieces with a basic background, and may be whatever the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners desire, whether it be cover art for a fic, or just art of an OC.

We hope you all enjoy this contest, and hope to see some wonderful entries that help us to celebrate family and summer! So get to it writers, and show us what you've got up your sleeves! I'm sure many of you have some very interesting stories in mind centered around this theme, and can't wait to see your ideas in action. If you have any questions about the contest, do not hesitate to post them here or to PM me, and feel free to share this contest prompt with any friends of yours here on MLP Forums, Fimfiction, or any other pony site you can think of! Have a pleasant evening, everypony, and happy writing one and all!

Art Prizes

1st place art prize: Fantastic up-and-coming brony artist mirroredsea (deviantART ID: mirroredseahas generously offered to do the first place prize. Be sure to check out his incredible art (and amazingly adorable ponies) on deviantART!!! 

2nd place art prize: Poniverse staff artist Crystal Vision (deviantART ID: cayfie has also offered her services for our second place prize. Be sure to check out her sweet art on her deviantART profile!!!

3rd place art prize: Finally, Poniverse staff artist Jeshh (deviantART ID: Jeshhhas offered her services for our third place prize. Be sure to check out some of her fantastic art on her deviantART profile!!!

That is all I've got for you, everypony!  A new Poniverse fanfiction contest is upon us, and I for one cannot wait to see what you all come up with!  Best of luck one and all, may the best fic win, but above all else, have fun!!! :muffins:

Oh, but don't get sunburned... :lie:

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Sounds interesting! I doubt I'd participate, but who knows :P

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2 minutes ago, Foxy Socks said:

Sounds interesting! I doubt I'd participate, but who knows :P

Well, spread the word even, especially if you can think of friends you know who might like trying their hand at something like this. :proud:

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Going to make this short and sweet for now. When I first entered the fandom in 2014, I had every intention of contributing with Pony inspired lit. Competing interests, and life's happenings, seemed to conspire together in an effort to prevent a proper fic. That isn't the case these days. Soooo ... 

I'm in. I'll be working in tandem with my daughter @Salty Sweetness on a collaborative piece. If the theme is Family, I suspect we will have a lot to say. 

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I hope to see our lovely mares of CA put to good use. Personally, I'll be reading any sort of fanfic about them I find. Just cause :P

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It'll be interesting to what people come up with these babies! Designing them was so much fun,.. I'm sure that reading what all's come up with them will be, too <3

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Hey! This looks pretty Exciting :P Might try a One Shot! Who knows??!!?!?!?!

I haven't written for a loooong time :( That being said, If anyone needs Editing or Proofreading help! Please PM me :) I'd love to read as many fics as I can

Best of luck to everyone!

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11 hours ago, Batbrony said:

Well, spread the word even, especially if you can think of friends you know who might like trying their hand at something like this. :proud:

I don't know anyone outside the forums who would be interested, but I would if I had the oppurtunity. I just realized we have more than a month to complete them, I forgot it's still June, haha. :orly: I don't have a FimFiction account, but would love to try something like this if I could.

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13 hours ago, Jeric said:

I'm in. I'll be working in tandem with my daughter @Salty Sweetness on a collaborative piece. If the theme is Family, I suspect we will have a lot to say. 

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AWW YEAHHHHH, DRINK ALL THE TEA!!! TEA DRINKING INTENSIFIES!!!!!!!!

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3 hours ago, Frozen The Unicorn said:

Hey! This looks pretty Exciting :P Might try a One Shot! Who knows??!!?!?!?!

I haven't written for a loooong time :( That being said, If anyone needs Editing or Proofreading help! Please PM me :) I'd love to read as many fics as I can

Best of luck to everyone!

Hey, if you think you have a story up your sleeves that's just dying to get out, go for it!  People sometimes overthink things before even starting a fic and think it'll be much harder than it really is, but if you care enough about it, it's really not that hard. :rarity:

2 hours ago, Foxy Socks said:

I don't know anyone outside the forums who would be interested, but I would if I had the oppurtunity. I just realized we have more than a month to complete them, I forgot it's still June, haha. :orly: I don't have a FimFiction account, but would love to try something like this if I could.

Go for it, it's really not that hard to set up a Fimfiction account.  If you have any questions about how to do so, I can help out even and direct you to joining our group.  Let me know if you need any help!

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22 hours ago, Jeric said:

I'm in. I'll be working in tandem with my daughter @Salty Sweetness on a collaborative piece. If the theme is Family, I suspect we will have a lot to say. 

 

 

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Just kidding. This should be fun. I do want to give this heads up any potential readers: it is my solemn promise to you that no old people jokes will be permitted to reach your eyes. To make this a thing, I am writing any humor. My dad won't be allowed within ten feet of his laptop it he has that sneaky grin on his face. Scouts honor. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Salty Sweetness said:

Just kidding. This should be fun. I do want to give this heads up any potential readers: it is my solemn promise to you that no old people jokes will be permitted to reach your eyes. To make this a thing, I am writing any humor. My dad won't be allowed within ten feet of his laptop it he has that sneaky grin on his face. Scouts honor. 

D'ohhhhhhhhh, you young whipper-snappers think you know everything and all the best jokes! :unamused: Wait, I'm 25, why the buck am I saying whipper-snappers? :wat:

And if your dad tries to put "da old hum-or" in your fic, just start playing the Six Flags song...

Trust me, he won't be able to resist. :orly:

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If I do, I have a small, but random idea. Wouldn't really make sense or work out, but maybe I can figure something out. I do like participating in things, but sometimes it is hard to contribute.

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2 hours ago, Foxy Socks said:

If I do, I have a small, but random idea. Wouldn't really make sense or work out, but maybe I can figure something out. I do like participating in things, but sometimes it is hard to contribute.

Hey, gotta start somewhere, and an idea is normally the place to start. ;)  Like I said, don't be afraid of trying, fanfiction is really not too tough if you devote enough time to a story and let it grow in your head.

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2 hours ago, Batbrony said:

Hey, gotta start somewhere, and an idea is normally the place to start. ;)  Like I said, don't be afraid of trying, fanfiction is really not to tough if you devote enough time to a story and let it grow in your head.

 

Hm I guess. I made a new account, so we will see.

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1 minute ago, Foxy Socks said:

 

Hm I guess. I made a new account, so we will see.

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Don't forget to join the Poniverse group there: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/204078/poniverse

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On 26 June 2017 at 1:34 PM, Batbrony said:

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Good evening, everypony!  Ya know something?  It has been far too long since Poniverse put on a fanfiction contest.  Wayyyyyyyyyy too long!  Well, let's just fix that right now, shall we?  As of this moment, Poniverse is officially launching a brand new fanfiction contest, which will be centered on our Fimfiction group, Poniverse Fimfiction!  If you want to participate in this contest but haven't joined it yet, just click on the site's title in the previous sentence and the link will take you there, where you can do just that (especially if you already have a Fimfiction profile).

But enough about that, back to business.  Welcome to Poniverse Summerpalooza 3.0: Family is Magic!!!  Now then, unlike our previous Summerpalooza contests, we will NOT require entries to be centered around Poniverse mascots.  We will accept entries featuring Poniverse mascots (including a few new ones who will be mentioned below) but we will NOT require entries to include or be centered around them.  All entries may be centered around whichever pony characters the author wishes, be they main characters, supporting characters, background characters, or original characters (which includes but is not limited to Poniverse mascots).  If a fic featuring Poniverse mascots is deemed good enough, even if it isn't a winning entry, it will be added to Poniverse mascot canon.  Finally, if you would like to include or center your fic around a Poniverse mascot(s) (not counting new ones who shall be mentioned shortly) you can learn more about them here: Poniverse Mascot Profiles (scroll down in thread).  Feel free to also use Poniverse Mascot canon if you utilize the mascots, or to reference it.  All existing mascot canon can be found here: Poniverse Mascot Canon.

With all that out of the way, let's cover the basic premise and ground rules of this contest.

(1) As stated in the title, the theme of this contest is "Family is Magic."  All fics must be centered around in one way or another the idea of family in some way.  This does NOT mean that all characters involved need be blood relatives.  Family means a lot of different things to everyone, and obviously there are instances where friends or mentors can be so close to you that they are family, so feel free to get creative there.  Also, just because family is the focus does not mean that your fics HAVE to be serious.  The genre can be whatever you wish, drama, comedy, slice of life, adventure, tragedy, whatever, just as long as the theme or idea of family is present in some respect.  We hope this gives authors plenty of room to get creative in what they come up with, so go crazy guys, seriously! :D

(2) Entries should be no longer than 30,000 words.  We'd prefer that all entries be one-shot fics, but if the author requires multiple chapters for their fic, that's fine, so long as the fic does not exceed 30,000 words and is complete upon entry.

(3) Entries cannot exceed a Teen rating. We will not accept any Mature rated fics, whether they be Gore fics, Slash fics, Clop fics, etc. That's not to say that you can't enter scary fics, but our group has a strict policy of not accepting Mature rated fics. If any Mature rated fics are entered, we will not read or review them.

(4) Fics can be submitted to the contest in the folder titled Summerpalooza 3.0 Contest Entries.

(5) Contestants can enter no more than 1 submission of their own work (and please, do not enter any other author's work into the contest, even if you're doing it for them; if they'd like to enter the contest, they can do so themselves).  Collaborations between 2 or more authors are allowed, but only one prize will be given in the event that such an entry is a winning entry.

(6) Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, August 13, 2017; after that date, we will accept no new submissions.

New Poniverse Mascot Profiles

The following mascots are newcomers to Poniverse, as they belong to Canterlot Avenue, the successor to brony role play site PonySquare and social media site BronySquare.  There is virtually no background on these characters yet, other than the fact that they may be sisters, and they function as the day and night mascots of Canterlot Avenue, respectively.  No author is required to utilize them, but if you do, you have the opportunity to establish canon background for them if your fic is good enough.  With that said, meet Honey Suckle and Stellar Night, created by MLP Forums very own Sugar Hymn (whose DA profile can be found here: BittiBones)!

Honey Suckle

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Stellar Night

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As stated, there is virtually nothing established about these two (even the idea that they're sisters isn't established yet), so you are free to go crazy with them however you wish, IF you decide to use them, that is.

We hope to announce the contest winners towards the end of August, although that time-slot may change depending on whatever real life demands may arise.  The fics that come in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be featured on our Fimfiction group and MLP Forums, along with reviews published for each one. In addition, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will also receive free art commissions; these pieces will be 1-2 character full art pieces with a basic background, and may be whatever the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners desire, whether it be cover art for a fic, or just art of an OC.

We hope you all enjoy this contest, and hope to see some wonderful entries that help us to celebrate family and summer! So get to it writers, and show us what you've got up your sleeves! I'm sure many of you have some very interesting stories in mind centered around this theme, and can't wait to see your ideas in action. If you have any questions about the contest, do not hesitate to post them here or to PM me, and feel free to share this contest prompt with any friends of yours here on MLP Forums, Fimfiction, or any other pony site you can think of! Have a pleasant evening, everypony, and happy writing one and all!

Art Prizes

1st place art prize: Fantastic up-and-coming brony artist mirroredsea (deviantART ID: mirroredseahas generously offered to do the first place prize. Be sure to check out his incredible art (and amazingly adorable ponies) on deviantART!!! 

2nd place art prize: Poniverse staff artist Crystal Vision (deviantART ID: cayfie has also offered her services for our second place prize. Be sure to check out her sweet art on her deviantART profile!!!

3rd place art prize: Finally, Poniverse staff artist Jeshh (deviantART ID: Jeshhhas offered her services for our third place prize. Be sure to check out some of her fantastic art on her deviantART profile!!!

That is all I've got for you, everypony!  A new Poniverse fanfiction contest is upon us, and I for one cannot wait to see what you all come up with!  Best of luck one and all, may the best fic win, but above all else, have fun!!! :muffins:

Oh, but don't get sunburned... :lie:

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I actually got the crazy idea of taking my incredible theory of MLP and making it into a story! 

I just need to figure out how to publish the story and I'll be able to get started on writing it! It might end up winning the competition in the end because of the fact that it's a completely new unheard of consept! :)

 

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Well I'm certainly no talented writer, but I might just have a go at this. Why not?

Family eh? I've got an idea or two up my sleeve that I don't think anyone will expect. Let's do this!

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45 minutes ago, Techno Universal said:

I actually got the crazy idea of taking my incredible theory of MLP and making it into a story! 

I just need to figure out how to publish the story and I'll be able to get started on writing it! It might end up winning the competition in the end because of the fact that it's a completely new unheard of consept! :)

 

By publish do you mean figure out how to upload it to Fimfiction?  First things first, you need to create a profile there if you haven't already, and then you need to join the Poniverse Fimfiction group on Fimfiction, which you can find here: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/204078/poniverse

6 minutes ago, Totally Lyra said:

Well I'm certainly no talented writer, but I might just have a go at this. Why not?

Family eh? I've got an idea or two up my sleeve that I don't think anyone will expect. Let's do this!

 

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7 hours ago, Batbrony said:

By publish do you mean figure out how to upload it to Fimfiction?  First things first, you need to create a profile there if you haven't already, and then you need to join the Poniverse Fimfiction group on Fimfiction, which you can find here: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/204078/poniverse

 

I've actually already set up a profile there. Maby I'll start writing up the story in notes in the meantime. :)

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1 minute ago, Techno Universal said:

I've actually already set up a profile there. Maby I'll start writing up the story in notes in the meantime. :)

Oh, you mean how do you write something and save it before publishing it?  Their system is weird; uploading a story isn't hard but I never use it to save work I'm still writing and editing.  My suggestion is to write drafts on a system like Microsoft word or Google Docs, then just copy and paste when you're ready to publish your story.  That's always been simplest for me.

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1 minute ago, Batbrony said:

Oh, you mean how do you write something and save it before publishing it?  Their system is weird; uploading a story isn't hard but I never use it to save work I'm still writing and editing.  My suggestion is to write drafts on a system like Microsoft word or Google Docs, then just copy and paste when you're ready to publish your story.  That's always been simplest for me.

Or for me I'll be using notes because I always use my iPod touch and IPad for browsing the web. :)  

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2 minutes ago, Techno Universal said:

Or for me I'll be using notes because I always use my iPod touch and IPad for browsing the web. :)  

That should work just fine, whatever works best for you.

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Ayy, can't wait to do a good drawing. 

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6 hours ago, Snow Storm said:

Ayy, can't wait to do a good drawing. 

Very good, and if you want to keep up with the contest, feel free to join our Fimfic group here!

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Poniverse the "super pony community" ...eeeh *cringe*

anyway.. "Canterlot Avenue"??? What happened to the PonyRoleplay.org project???

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