Welcome to the December 2012 Jackpot Contest…
SoWrite’s December contest features a minimum $25 cash prize for First Place, with a progressive jackpot based on the number of entries.
This page is for contest entries. There are four ways you might have arrived here:
- By special invitation
- By entering a promotional code
- By paying the contest entry fee
- Completely by accident (please go here now)
How to enter the December Jackpot Contest:
Have you read the General Contest Rules yet? By entering this contest, you agree to abide by those rules, in addition to any special conditions listed on this page.
Use this page’s Comments section to submit your entry.
(see Directions, immediately above that section)
Contest dates and times:
- Contest opens to entries on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2 pm (all times are EST)
- New entries accepted until Saturday, December 22 at 12:59 pm
- Judging of entries begins on Saturday, December 22 at 1 pm (end of Refund period)
- We’ll announce three finalists that day after 6 pm
- Among non-finalists, one random entry will be awarded a $10 bonus prize that same day.
- Contest Winner will be announced on Sunday, December 23, 2012 after 2 pm
- Winner’s submission will be published and featured on this website at that time
Specific Rules for December Jackpot Contest 2012:
- This content is for ALL GENRES, in the form of a single sentence (appx 100 words, limit).
- Contestants may choose to enter twice (two different paid entries).
- Choose your best Opening Sentence as your entry.*
- You must own full copyright to this sentence. Prior publication is fine.
- Do not identify yourself in any way as part of your submission’s text.
- SoWrite reserves the right to edit entries if necessary (see General Rules).
- * Any “opening” sentence will do — from a Prologue, first chapter, new section, etc.
Please carefully read and follow these Entry Directions:
- Use the Speak Your Mind box for your entry. Use your keyboard’s “End” key to find this quickly.
- If you are logged in (“Post as [your name]”), LOG OUT before placing your entry.
- DO NOT use the Reply function, seen after other writers’ entries!
- In the Name field, enter the first 3 words of your sentence, not your name.
- In the Email field, enter the email you used to pay your contest entry fee.
- NOTE: Your email WILL NOT be displayed publicly.
- Leave the Website URL field blank. (Any text entered here will be deleted)
- Copy and paste your sentence into the Comment Box.
- Enter Plain Text only
- Limit your entry to approximately 100 words — a single sentence.
- Proofread your entry. Make corrections if needed
- Click your mouse in the box, Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
- NOTE: Remember to check your email to confirm your Comments subscription.
- When you’re ready, Click on the green box that says “Post Comment”
- That’s it, you’re entered!
>> This contest is now closed to new entries. Thank you all for joining us! ~Jim
Need help with your entry?
Email SoWrite editor Jim Bessey at: jimbessey @ sowrite.us.com (omit the spaces)
You can also find Jim on Facebook and Twitter. Use the Social Icons top right of this page.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRY!
»Jackpot photo credit bbmcshane