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Heroes & Villains: The First Creator's Contest of 2018!

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  • Heroes & Villains: The First Creator's Contest of 2018!

    Hello Episode Creators,

    While we wait for the results of Spotlight on Love it’s time for you all to get started on our next contest. Winners from this contest will be featured in April 2018! I give you...
    ~ Heroes & Villains ~




    Heroes and villains have been a part of storytelling as long as there have been stories to tell - but determining who is the hero and who is the villain is often a matter of perspective...


    The specific guidelines are:

    1) Your story must have "H & V" in the title. Stories without "H & V" in the title will be disqualified. While not required for entry it is strongly recommended that you format your title like this - “H & V: Opposite Sides.” This will help readers search for your story and identify it as a contest entry.

    2) You must completely fill out this Google form after you publish your story. Be sure to include your story URL and NOT your share link. Your story URL is visible in the address bar of the web browser you use to access the Writer’s Portal and your script page. It should look something like this: https://www.episodeinteractive.com/w..._Awesome_Story. (<- this part is very important, many, many people mess it up).

    In the event that you send the wrong the link or make a mistake on your entry form, please send your story title, email address and the correct link in a support ticket so we can update your entry.

    3) The primary focus of your story should be a hero, a villain or both. You can write in any genre but remember that the primary focus of your story must revolve around heroes and villains. Don’t feel like you need to be constrained by ideas about good and evil - feel free to explore the idea from any angle or side that inspires you.

    4) You may write in either Cinematic (full body, animated) or Spotlight (animated upper bodies) or a combo of the two. You can write in Classic, Ink or Limelight art style.

    5) We would love to see diverse characters in your stories! For example, characters who are people of color, non-heteronormative, or are of varying religions and socioeconomic backgrounds, just to name a few! To read more about diversity and inclusion on Episode go here.

    6) The submission window is just under 8 weeks. Your story must be published no later than 11:59pm Pacific Time on Monday, March 26th, 2018.

    7) You may NOT use or re-title a previously published story. This must be a new and original work that has not previously been published to Episode or another platform.

    8) If you are an official Episode Director or Partner you may enter the contest, but only with original work outside the scope of your contract with us.

    9) Be sure that your story follows our content guidelines and is suitable for a PG-13 audience. Stories that do not follow these guidelines or which violate our Content Guidelines may be disqualified and/or have their story banned from the app. If you are any doubts or questions about whether elements of your story fit with our Content Guidelines please contact the Episode Review team here. We are happy to help you with ANY questions you might have!

    10) Winners are determined based on highest levels of reader engagement, rubric score and fit to contest theme.

    11) There is no length requirement for this contest. You only need to have 3 completed chapters published by the entry deadline. You may not substantially alter or change your first 3 chapters after the deadline (other than to make minor corrections), but you may publish additional chapters after the submission window closes. Fixing typos and errors are allowed after the deadline for contest entries. This includes things like character or speech bubble placement, spelling / grammatical errors or typos. When in doubt ask Support before you make any changes. Story Cards (big and small) may not be changed after the entry deadline.

    12) Remember to allow at least 3 business days prior to the contest deadline for your backgrounds, overlays and story cards to be processed. This means you should plan on submitting them no later than March 21st.

    Winners from this contest will be showcased in a special Heroes & Villains shelf in the Episode app and get a shoutout on our social media account! One story will be named Best Directing and Winners will be announced 3 - 4 weeks after the submission deadlines passes as the stories need time to gain reads in the app and also for our staff to review them.


    Happy writing!

    Love,

    The Episode Team
    Last edited by Liz; 01-30-2018, 06:16 PM.

  • #2
    Great contest idea! I'm excited!

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    • #3
      Is there a best directing award for this contest? And do you guys have a date for when the winners of the spotlight contest will be announced? And also, do the characters have to be superheroes?
      Last edited by Entisar.episode; 01-30-2018, 05:00 PM.

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      • charlotteg
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        “One story will be named Best Directing and Winners will be announced 3 - 4 weeks after the submission deadlines passes as the stories need time to gain reads in the app and also for our staff to review them.”

      • Entisar.episode
        Entisar.episode commented
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        Thanks charlotteg I don't know why I couldn't see it when I read the guidelines

      • charlotteg
        charlotteg commented
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        No problem! 🤗

    • #4
      Can we write in classic, ink, or limelight?

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      • Entisar.episode
        Entisar.episode commented
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        It says that you can use any art style that you want.

    • #5
      I have one existing hero and villian story which is currently published. Can we submit its spin-off story too?

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      • Liz
        Liz commented
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        Unfortunately no, contest entries need to be new and original work created specifically for the contest.

    • #6
      This is very innovative idea!!! Great! Would love to join the contest 😍

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      • #7
        Does the title have to be H& V or could it be Heros and Villains?

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        • Liz
          Liz commented
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          It needs to be H & V. There is a character limit on your story title and typing out "Heroes and Villains" will use almost all of it.

        • Dara Amarie
          Dara Amarie commented
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          Liz can it be H&V with no spaces?

      • #8
        This contest theme is very promising.

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        • #9
          damn, i am working on a story there would fit. but I have no idea how I want it to end. as of now i only got a beginning to the story

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          • #10
            Super excited for this! Working on a new story right now

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            • #11
              This is exciting! I think I will be entering this one!

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              • #12
                What exactly would make it a H & V story? Can it just be a girl with superpowers and lives her life or does it have to be something like a Superman type character that publicly saves the city and so on? Liz

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                • #13
                  Liz , can the hero be a fairy tale, knight errant type of Hero?

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                  • Liz
                    Liz commented
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                    There are no restrictions on what type of hero or villain

                  • Cricket Master
                    Cricket Master commented
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                    Awesome.

                • #14
                  OMG IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!! I think this is something I can do and the time frame seems pretty good. I'm definitely going to aim to do this😁😁😁

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                  • #15
                    Liz would a hero be considered someone that's maybe battling a sickness/disease but is inspirational to other people?

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                    • Liz
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                      There is room in this contest for you to interpret the idea of heroes and villains however you choose!
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