First Annual BrikWars Community Content Contest
BrikWarriors, rejoice! The time for shenanigans and frivolity is at hand. Throughout the shattered spacetime of the BrikVerse, at some point in each Rekonstruktion, the background Bozon radiation suddenly, mysteriously, and violently spikes and sends a shockwave of ridiculousness roaring with laughter throughout existence. Everything briefly goes wonky in the wake of the hijinks. Parallel universes are born and die. Forgotten fragments of time and space suddenly reappear and vanish without a trace. Empires great and wide cease to exist while he tiniest of factions becomes powerful beyond measure. Heroes are born with different faces. Forces and phenomena have different names and exude new powers. Every troll is trolled and as new background music is hilariously chosen to blare across the Far-Ums Emergency Broadcast System...again, the natives chuckle and shrug and the chaotic mess called the BrikVerse gets on as it always has.
Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit any kind of original presentation they wish (battle reports, forum battles, chat battles, magic soaps, brikfics, setting content writeups, graphics or art, videos, etc.) that non-canonically expands upon, recognizably transforms, or otherwise explores the content creations of other community members via a new thread on the BrikWars Forums between April 2, 2017 and May 5, 2017, including the identifier tag [FoF17] in the title. A list of entries will be compiled at the end of this post and updated periodically throughout the contest but please link any entries (just the link to the entry, please don't post the actual entry here) as a reply in this thread anyway.
Any entries that require the participation of other brickwarriors should take place wholly within the contests timeframe or be docked points in judging for incompleteness.
Participants may submit more than one entry. Contestants can only win one Reward, however, and only their highest scoring piece will count in this regard.
Entries may represent any tone or style, though preferably one that remains brikwarsian overall. The purpose of the contest is to explore fresh new ideas and perspectives and open up possibilities so anything goes, really. From the silliest thing imaginable to homages most deadly serious, the goal here should be to explore one another's content in a creatively playful way, to have fun with it. Entries might open up future collaborations between like minded creators. A BrikWarrior might like an entry and decide to canonize it. Participants are encouraged to explore ideas freely but to please do so in good faith and with respect.
Obviously, this contest's core concept is found broadly (one might think of fanfiction, for example) but this forum does have a notable precedent called "Maeby's Cannon." Posts are often tagged with this identifier to denote content that is, at least initially, non-canonical. Coined by forum user Silverdream, the phrase is an intentional misspelling of "Maybe Canon" and is a Schrödingeresque description of materials that are not canon until, in fact, they are. Much of the Maeby's on this forum is fiction but participants in this contest should not feel limited to that scope. The tag [Maeby's Cannon] is implied in the [FoF17] identifier as this contest wholly embraces the idea.
Judging of the entries will commence immediately following the contest, beginning May 6, 2017, and will end no later than May 14, 2017. The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on May 15, 2017.
For the 2017 Contest, the following are Judges:
The following are Secondary Judges:
Judges will examine each entry and score it based on the following categories:
- Fun -- Relating to the general level of amusement and shenanigans present in the piece, the overall wildness of the presentation, and/or the level of emotional or cerebral engagement inspired by the entry. This is about enjoyment.
- Transformation-- Relating to either the scope of the changes to original materials or the degree of cleverness inherent in the alterations. This is about what changed.
- Depth-- Relating to the quality and scope of the exploration of the idea presented. This is about what is.
- TIEBREAKER CATEGORY--Presentation-- Overall quality of photography, writing, building, and/or any other representative element used.
Each Judging Category is rated on a scale from 1-10. The scores from each category will be added together, with the exception of Presentation, for an individual Judge's Total Score of between 3 and 30. The Presentation Score will only be used in the event of a tie between entries. Total Scores are added together to create an entry's Final Score, which is compared to the other Final Scores to determine an overall ranking in the contest.
Judges are encouraged to keep an open, diverse mindset when judging entries as they are not inherently required to adhere to any particular interpretation of Kanon or individually preferred tone. In short, we all have a good general idea of what constitutes as Brikwarsy but a great many of us have some pretty different ideas about the specifics. This contest, in particular, breaks even many of those boundaries on purpose.
Judges may enter the contest as Participants (see above) but may not judge their own entries. Instead, the Secondary Judge will take their place in the scoring of those particular pieces.
The 1st Place Winner will become our first BrikWars TITLE TO BE DETERMINED BY VOTE, join the Royal Kourt for this year, and gain full on bragging rights as the funniest and most creative BrikWarrior around. They will also earn a unique custom badge, which will be pinned to the winning post and generally used however the winner sees fit (such as its inclusion into their forum signature).
Enjoy the Feast! Happy BrikWarsing and, as always, Have Fun.
Go To: 2017 Entries, Final Scores, and Winner
- Totem by Silverdream