Okay guys, sorry for that short delay there. Too much to do for university all at once there ^^ Anyway, it's time for voting! I've decided that as long as there are enough entries for it, there will be a first, second, and third place winner, as decided through voting. Out of the remaining there will also be a "moderator/Fabala pick." In the case of this first contest I received a total of four entries, meaning the fourth place contestant will receive the "Fabala pick" be default.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: 100,000 points (+ hopefully a winner's banner)
Second Place: 50,000 points
Third Place: 25,000 points
Fabala's Pick: 10,000 points
Now, I'd like to try something a little different for voting this time around. An experiment, really. I may not continue running it this way if there are problems. Please follow these directions:
Send me a PM with the entry you think deserves first place, the entry you think deserves second place, and the entry you think deserves third place (so you are nominating three separate entries). Also include a comment as to why you have selected that entry for each place. You'll want to think about all factors that make up good writing while you're reading the entries. Your pick for first place should be the one you think is ultimately the best-written in all regards.
The PM you send me should look something like this:
First Place: Entry __ (Comment on the entry)
Second Place: Entry __ (Comment on the entry)
Third Place: Entry __ (Comment on the entry)
General questions can be posted in the main contest thread, or PMed to me. Voting is tentatively set to close on Sunday the 28th, 12:00 midnight EST.
Now, without further ado, I present the image that inspired the four entries following it. Which do you think tells the story best?