Hello everyone! I'm so happy to announce that we finally have the results in for the winners of the very first Writer's Jam!
Before reading the results, you are very encouraged to join my Discord server for early access to signups for future Writer's Jams and similar events! Since signups were very limited this time (and will be next time), this is the best opportunity you have at getting a spot! We also will be hosting many fun community events, do our own little "Frontpage" every week, and have a section to set up Newgrounds collab projects! def check it out :)
Alright, now that that's out of the way, here's the winners of the first ever Writer's Jam! Please check out their wonderful stories, you won't be disappointed!
- @Durinde ($35) - The Figment and The Ghost
- @wayyward ($20) - Kingdom
- @Remi-le-Oduen ($10) - Safety rules are written in blood
There were so many excellent stories pitted against eachother throughout this whole competition, and it was such a joy to get to read everyone's pieces! Winners, please reach out to me on what the best way to get the prize money to you is! As previously mentioned, I can only guarantee Paypal or Venmo as forms of payment that will definitely work. Winners who do not reach out in the next 72 hours will not receive their payment!
Speaking of the next one, expect these changes in future Writer's Jams:
- Writer's Jam will take place over a 72-hour period instead of a 48-hour period
- In addition, the 72-hour period will begin at 12:00 PM EST instead of 12:00 AM EST the day of
- The announcement of future Writer's Jam dates will be 3 weeks in advance, instead of 5 weeks, to increase event turnout and not have as much deadspace between when entry spots fill up and when the actual competition happens
- Updates and reminders will be frequently given through the previously linked Discord server (all the more reason to join!)
- The scoring rubric proved effective, but judges will be given more clear instruction on judgement process so it goes faster and smoother next time
That's all from me, for now! Keep an eye out for announcements in November or December in regards to upcoming Writer's Jams (and join the Discord for other exciting announcements before then)! Thank you for making this competition such an exciting and fulfilling experience!