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On this page you can submit ideas for future official Elftown competitions. Ideally, competitions should encourage Elftowners to create new works of art, so try to use as much detail as you can when submitting.
This page takes suggestions for official competitions, which are hosted by the Council. If you are interested in hosting (or advertising) your own personal contest then check out art contests, writing contests, photo contests and MC.


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Should your submission be used, you will be given one credit towards a Builders badge per submission.
(Not applicable to submissions used before July 30, 2014. Sorry!)

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<b>Category:</b> (art, photo, writing, role play, miscellaneous so we know where to sort it under)
<b>Title/theme:</b> (main idea in a few words)
<b>Description:</b> (in specific sentences)
<b>Elftown Name:</b> (that’s you)


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- Art Competitions



Title/theme: Female Centaur Warrior
Description: Depict the strength and power of the sagittarian guardian
Elftown Name: [Mental Terrorist]

Title/theme: Alien wildlife
Description: A rendering of an alien planet's native creatures or even an alien landscape depicting it's unique fauna and flora.
Elftown Name: [jacen81]

Title/Theme:Draw the town hall
Description:Design and draw the mayors place of work.
Name:[Thunder Cid]

Title/theme: Races of Elftown
Description: Illustrate the main races of elftown from ducks to orcs.
Elftown Name: [Chrilith of Akhai]

Title/theme: Nude Art
Description:
Elftown Name: [bye bye all]

Title/theme: Weapons according to race
Description: Create a weapon that would best suit your Elftown race
Elftown Name: [xXx_ice_dawg_xXx]

Category: Art/Poetry
Title/theme: Five Elements
Description: Depictions of fire, water, earth, air, spirit (or metal)
Elftown Name: [RiddleRose]

Title/theme: Design a Band
Description: Design a band and the members or just a logo for the band.
Elftown Name: [Atayemi]

Title/theme: School Boredom Collage
Description: Show how bored you get in school by a collage of doodles and sketches.
Elftown Name: [ArchRose]

Title/theme: Computer Art from Scratch
Description: Art totally created by computer programs (like photoshop, GIMP, etc) from scratch
Elftown Name: [Mr.Scoop]

Category: Art/Writing
Title/theme: Comedy
Description: Art that depicts a comedic scene.
Elftown Name: [QuietAngel]

Title/theme: My Efltown House
Description: An ET competition about "How does your House look like?" Is it little house, What is it made from, shape, castle, Big, small?
Elftown Name: [Urmando The Elfling]

Category: Art/Writing
Title/theme: Create your own race
Description:
Elftown Name: [QuietAngel]

Title/theme: Map of Elftown
Description: Draw a detailed map of Eltown, or Elftown and surrounding areas.
Elftown Name: [Elegy - gone]

Title/theme: Portray Another Elftowner
Description: Design the person of elftown you admire the most and portrait her/him the way you see them.
Elftown Name: [Shjahjdahdvwa]

Title/theme: Elftown Flag
Description: Design the elftown flag.
Elftown Name: [Shjahjdahdvwa]

Title/theme: Official Elftown Badge in Action
Description: The point would be to draw the character in that badge actually doing what the badge was earned for. If you're a Tutor, then draw the giraffe (is it a giraffe?) teaching a class. If you're a Master of building, draw that little beaver building something.
Elftown Name: [Dark Side of the Moon]

Title/theme: Happy dragon competition
Description: We all draw happy dragons!
Elftown Name: [jbrown]

Title/theme: A spring in Elftown contest.
Description: It's spring on the southern hemisphere now, and we in the north need to share some spring spirit too... Chain-mail bikini elves sunbathing between some piles of snow, orcs eating their first bunny children, mages getting fed up with the pesky snow and blowing it away with fireballs... Not to mention the autumn part of the town looking confused on the spring part of it...
Elftown Name: [Hedda]

Title/Theme: Elftown Tarot
Description: Design cards of the major arcana, given a description of each card.
Elftown Name: [Falx]

Title/theme: Illustrate your Elftown Friend
Description: Depict a fellow Elftowner as their fantasy race personality.
Elftown Name: [Lite]

Category: Art/Writing/Photography
Title/theme: Meet Your Character on Elftown!
Description: Multi-media. The "real" you meets your most relevant personal character, either in the real world or on Elftown. Will it be (self) love at first sight? Will it be sheer bloody horror? Or something inspired by the Star Trek "Mirror, Mirror" episode? (You know, the one where evil Spock has a beard, etc). Or something else, altogether? (Basic idea in a nutshell---old Halloween pic as a hypothetical example: http://www.elftown.com/stuff/11046_PaulyHalloweenColored.jpg?x=500&;y=0 )
Elftown Name: [Paul Doyle]

Title/theme: I Can Draw Too!
Description: This competition is designed for those people that love to draw/paint/etc, but are honestly not good at it. Kind of like an amateur hour competition.
Elftown Name: [Lord Josmar]

Category: Art and writing
Title/theme: Design an alien / fantasy creature
Description: The point would be to create an original creature and write details about its anatomy, homeworld, diet, environment, culture and so on. The art part would be to illustrate the creature in a diagram. Skeletal system, internal organs and outward appearance would be good at least. This should probably be two contests, one for aliens (where stuff should be at least somewhat scientifically plausible) and one for fantasy creatures (where magic and impossible stuff can run rampant).
Elftown Name: [Veltzeh]

Category: Art
Title/theme: flag design
Description: Design the Elftown Flag
Elftown Name: [pegasus1000]




- Writing Competitions



Title/theme: Your own telling
Description: get a real story and write it in you own way, like for example, Titanic sank, 1,000 people died, but they made the movie a love story not just about it sinking, another example (I wouldn't do this) the twin towers when they were blown up, you could write your own action story that blends in with that.
Elftown Name: [Pennywise Inevitable Damnation]

Category: Prose/poetry
Title/theme: Adaptation of Fairytales
Description: They must change the story in some fashion, but still be recognizable as one of the classic fairy tales
Elftown Name: [Rook]

Title/theme: Sript Writing
Description: We have plenty of art and plenty of poetry contests and we have short story competitions, roleplaying competitions and photography competitions but never any script writing contests. script writing is equally as challenging and creative as a short story and should be treated the same way.
Elftown Name: [Shika Lane]

Title/theme: Create your own Planet
Description:
Elftown Name: [Athilea]

Title/theme: Take me to Elftown
Description: entrants need to describe Elftown as they see it, telling us about the places, the people, the smells, the sounds, everything that goes with a good description. I want to read something that makes me feel like I'm standing right in the middle of a bustling fantasy town, something that makes me taste the smell of the air on the tip of my tongue while sitting in front of my computer, something that makes me see the Elftown inhabitants in front of my inner eye as clearly as if they stood before me. I want, for the small amount of time it takes to read a description, to be in Elftown.
Elftown Name: [Elegy - gone]

Title/theme: Desperation
Description: What you'd do if you were in a situation of war against the darkest organization who are arrogant, ignorant and just want power? Also, it would have to be in the perspective of a person who is most likely to be killed.
Elftown Name: [Subject37]

Title/theme: Silly Short stories
Description:
Elftown Name: [Wallstring]

Title/theme: Feel it
Description: Poetry can make other's really feel what they put into word's as if they them selves are feeling what the poet felt as they wrote it as they read it.
Elftown Name: [dragonos]

Title/theme: Nightmares
Description: In short--nightmares. Be they funny, horrifying, epiphanies, or just completely strange. Anything you find entertaining that seems real, but only to wake up to realize it was nothing but your own imagination at work. So you can either laugh, or cry-- I guess it depends on what this 'nightmare' was.
Elftown Name: [Ramirez]

Title/theme: Embellishment
Description: The person must write about a real life experience of their own, and then must take that same experience and twist it into something grander. (Example: Trip to the Ice Cream parlour turns into an epic quest for the +5 Ice Cream Cone of Deliciousness.)
Elftown Name: [Lord Josmar]

Title/theme: Design an alien / fantasy creature
Description: The point would be to create an original creature and write details about its anatomy, homeworld, diet, environment, culture and so on. The art part would be to illustrate the creature in a diagram. Skeletal system, internal organs and outward appearance would be good at least. This should probably be two contests, one for aliens (where stuff should be at least somewhat scientifically plausible) and one for fantasy creatures (where magic and impossible stuff can run rampant).
Elftown Name: [Veltzeh]




- Photography Competitions



Title/theme: Animals and their Homes
Description: Pictures of animals in their natural habitat.
Elftown Name: [Mr.Scoop]

Category: Photo Manipulation
Title/theme: Fantasy Photos
Description: . People would have to take ordinary boring old photographs and change them to fit in the realm of fantasy. ie. A dog with wings, person with scales.
Elftown Name: [H3_six]

Title/theme: Video Game Character
Description: Video game character look-alike. For example someone dressed like mario or Cid from FF7. 
Elftown Name: [Ultiem]

Title/theme: Fairytale photograph competition
Description: Dress up like Cinderella, Red Ridding Hood, Snow White, Prince Charming, Fairies, Goblins, the Villains and Evil Queens, etc?
Elftown Name: [Rook]

Title/theme: Pets
Description: Pictures of pets: dog, cats, hamsters, etc. Could be one big Contest of specific pet animals.
Elftown Name: [*Phoenix*]

Title/theme: Animals
Description: Animals other than pets (found in zoo, wild, ect.): tigers, racoons, blue jays, etc.
Elftown Name: [*Phoenix*]

Title/theme: Christmas tree/ornaments
Description: Christmas trees and/or ornaments, garland on the tree, lights on the tree, etc.
Elftown Name: [*Phoenix*]

Title/theme: Figurines
Description: UNcopyrighted figurines: hand-made sculptures, etc.
Elftown Name: [*Phoenix*]

Title/theme: Cosplay Love
Description: Pictures must have a couple dressed like a couple from an anime, movie, or a TV series, showing there love for one another, like holding hands, kissing, hugging that sort of thing, but no pornography and we must be able to tell who they are supposed to be.
Elftown Name: [~Crimson Angel~]

Title/theme: Haunted House
Description: People decorate their house for Halloween, taking a picture or a collage of pictures, one of them having a picture of a blanket to prove it is their original work. Judging of entries to be done based on the categories of most creative, creepiest, best gore, the cutest, and trick-or-treat friendliest. haunted house 2010 is my unofficial contest.
Elftown Name: [wicked fae mage]

Title/theme: Store Bought Costumes
Description: Have Elftowners flaunt the costumes they put together by purchasing the bits and pieces
Elftown Name: [wicked fae mage]

Title/theme: Show Winter Who's the Boss!
Description: Best winter outfit to keep warm in. Winner gets a free choice of either a scarf, set of handwarmers, hat or scoodie made by me.
http://windige-himmel.deviantart.com/gallery/26766470
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Aeolynn
Elftown Name: [Aeolynn]

Title/theme: Unnaturally Natural
Description: This is a competition focusing on taking photos of some of the weird things that happen in nature (Could be EPRM).
Elftown Name: [Lord Josmar]




- Role Playing Competitions



Catergory: RP
Title/theme: RP Character Swap
Description: Everyone submits an RP character, then we assign that character to someone else to play, to see if the description given is good enough to play the character right.
Elftown Name: [SilverFire]

Title/theme: RP robots vs humans
Description: in this you can choose either to be a robot or a human, humans try to terminate the robots, robots try to kill the humans
Elftown Name:[kians mummy]

Title/Theme: The Genre Swap
Description: Players take a pre existing character of their own creation and then make several copies of that character, but adapted to several different genres. Can your knight make it in a war against aliens, find out here?
Elftown Name: [Lord Josmar]




- Miscellaneous Competitions



Title/theme: Elftown Calendar
Description: To have them Elftowners make entries for the months of the year.
Elftown Name: [dayah]

Title/theme: Comic Strip
Description: A short (1-6 frame) comic strip contest (completely original, sci-fi or fantasy themed).
Elftown Name: [Lady Chaos]

Title/Theme:New Years Competition
Description:A series of Competitions focusing on New Years Day.
Name:[Thunder Cid]

Title/theme: Drawings Made On A Computer
Description: This competition is for people who are good at drawing on a computer. You can use whatever you want, from Microsoft Paint to AutoCAD. You can draw whatever you want, the only rule: You must draw it using a program on your computer. Tablets are allowed.
Elftown Name: [Lynyrd Zeppelin]

Title/theme: Interesting Wiki Competition
Description: Elftowners can submit up to two wikis they've created along with descriptions of the wikis to be voted on by other Elftowners in a multi-vote poll. The most interesting wikis (the ones that get the most votes) will be displayed on Mainstreet for a period of time. The competition will help members get a badge and also help them get their wiki out there for people to see. While this may sound similar to the featured wiki, it is not. It is in fact a better alternative to the featured wiki.
Elftown Name: [Mortified Penguin]




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Title/Theme: Elftown Battles
Description: I think the Council should hold another of these contests. :)
Elftown Name: [Stephen]

Title/Theme: Elftown Flyer
Description: A competition to create an official Elftown Flyer that can be printed and placed in public (i.e. college campuses, coffee shops, seedy strip clubs, etc.). This competition will help advertise Elftown and get new members as well as give current members something to do.
Elftown Name: [Mortified Penguin]

Title/Theme: Debate Competition!
Description: A competition where you debate! Random topics will be debated on. The most successful debaters (as determined by a panel of highly trained and well paid judges) move on the the next round. Eventually, a debate champion is crowned.
Elftown Name: [Mortified Penguin]

Title/Theme: Make Your Own Adventure/Maze Contest!
Description: This would be a competition where members would enter a series of wikis related to a topic. The topic could be anything from trying to find your way to the Christmas Art Contest on Elftown or trying to find your way to the Hanukkah Art Contest on Elftown! Similar to Maze of Guile, each person would start off with a single wiki containing an action that corresponds to the topic. For example, with a topic like, "You are lost in the woods and don't know how to get out. You..." the wiki submission could be something like: Pull out your sword and strike down your dwarf companion for no particular reason. Then, on this wiki, the owner would tell the story of what happened by choosing this option (clicking this wiki) and list new possibilities about what could happen next in the form of other wikis. So, on Pull out your sword and strike down your dwarf companion for no particular reason, the owner would put something like, "You have killed Derrik, your dwarf friend. His ghost slowly rises from his corpse. You..." and that could be followed by more options to choose, like: Slay the ghost with your Ghost Sword™, Loot the corpse for valuables, Hold an erotic funeral. Eventually, one of your various wiki paths would lead to the end of your story/maze that deals with how you (the player) finally found your way out of the woods (or whatever the original topic may have been). After all this, all of the entries will be added together and placed on Mainstreet under the topic, where anybody who wants to can enjoy everyone's combined efforts by venturing into the community Roleplaying game/Make your own adventure/Maze and trying to find their way out of the woods (or whatever).
Elftown Name: [Mortified Penguin]



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2005-12-15 [Ocean Soul]: And take 'hundreds of pagges' literally >.>

2005-12-16 [Melocrie]: I think [RiddleRose]'s idea is good.

2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: i'm flattered! ^^ thanks so much! :)

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: I think it is too :P I've got an idea already!! >.<

2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: awww, you guys are so nice!

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Hehe :) I try to be *nods*

2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: and you're on random people! that makes me rather happy!

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Yay! I'm happy too XD

2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: and school's out! that makes me even happier!

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Same here! Although my bum is half dead at the moment....¬_¬

2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: oh my! that's terrible! here, have some bum-rejuvenating maple syrup.

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Lmao! Thank you! :P

2005-12-16 [shotokan_gal]: Can we start to move the random chat elsewhere please :)

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Sure ^_^

2005-12-16 [RiddleRose]: woops, sorry! :P won't happen again...

2005-12-16 [shotokan_gal]: We appreciate your suggestion :) the conversation just seemed to be digressing a bit to what not all the watchers are that interested in ;)

2005-12-16 [Atayemi]: Yes, it did a bit...anyway yes I'm off to somewhere else! :P

2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: I agree with [Athilea], with the story contest.

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: But what about the subject for a story?

2005-12-22 [shotokan_gal]: [O'saku] - that has already been suggested above you. And there has recently been the elftown prose contest - so it's likely there'll be future competitions of the same type, though perhaps not until enough time's passed after this one.

2005-12-22 [shotokan_gal]: *nods* suggesting possible subjects/themes for future such contests could be more useful :)

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: Yes, I like [Athilea]'s idea a lot. I'm sure she'll have a lot of entrants. If she hosts it.

2005-12-22 [shotokan_gal]: She is perfectly welcome to host her own contests if she likes. It's definitely an interesting idea.

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: I'm thinking of an idea already for the competition and it hasn't been decided whether or not to be made! XD

2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Maybe a subject for a story writing contest could be "Classic Fairytales", like with the classic characters: witches who brew in cauldrons, gnomes who work hard in mines, gaints that need to be defeated, dragons guarding gold and so on. And then perhaps, another contest could follow, to draw an illustration of that winning entry of the writing contest.

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: Yes, a contest with 2 parts.

2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Exactly!

2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Perhaps, I could host it. But will that make it an official elftown competition?

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: I don't see why not...but its up to the people who host the competitions.

2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Hmm well, I would like to do it. But for an official contest, should I contact someone of the crew or something that I wish to do it?

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: Hmm, yes maybe you should. Ask [shotokan_gal] :)

2005-12-22 [Melocrie]: Thanks, I will ask her^^

2005-12-22 [Atayemi]: No problem. ^_^

2006-01-01 [deathday]: how do you make a competition?

2006-01-01 [shotokan_gal]: Please add your suggestions to the end of the list in future deathday. Competitions are generally made on wikis - if you want to make one yourself you can look at the one's on art contests and writing contests by individual members.

2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: That's a good idea...but some people don't have photoshop and so they will feel left out...=/

2006-01-30 [Zab]: Maybe it could be done with any computer-art programme, to get more participants. :) But all members don't have a camera either, so then photograph competitions would make them feeling left out..;)

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Just like some people can't draw, or aren't good writters...Every contest leaves a number of people unable to enter. Just like photograph contests, I don't have a camera...

2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: Exactly...maybe GIMP and Photoshop? Or MS Paint? :P

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: We posted at the same time ^^ *giggle*.....ahem.......Yea people could use any other art program, as long as what they come up with was made from scratch.

2006-01-30 [Zab]: I think that's a good idea actually. :) And every artprogrammes there are, gimp, photoshop, pro painter, paint, open canvas...

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Yay! ^^ I got a good idea X)

2006-01-30 [Zab]: :P Mind if I'll steal it for the next (non-official) contest I make? If I make any..>_>

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: As long as I get to enter and judge X)

2006-01-30 [Zab]: Both enter and judge? :P

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Well I couldn't judge my own entry, I can let you do that, but judge other people :P

2006-01-30 [Zab]: XD I'm nut sure it would be allowed to have you as both participant and judge, at least not if we want to advertize it on Art contests..:P Why don't you make a competition?

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Meh I can NOT enter...just judge ^^....and I don't really have that much time on my hands to prepare the contest...but with some help I could get around to doing it ;)

2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: Yes...I'd offer to be a judge too since I'm not the greatest of drawers...

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Meh, wouldn't be drawing, it would be using an art program ^^

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: And how many judges are there usually?

2006-01-30 [Zab]: Well, it depends..:P Many people just use a poll to decide winners. I don't want to run a competition, I want to enter it..>:D 

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: Okidoki...well, could you help build everything, shouldn't be that hard, then I could be the overall judge to take out the bad images and stuff...you can enter, and if we use a poll, I could enter too! I'd just save my vote for someone else.

2006-01-30 [Zab]: Sure.. we could discuss it in private messages? :P

2006-01-30 [Mr.Scoop]: haha yea ^^

2006-01-30 [bluefan8989]: How about Fairy Poems?

2006-01-31 [Zab]: If you have a suggestion; post it on the page ;)

2006-02-13 [Sunrose]: :O

2006-02-13 [Zab]: What now? *remembers last time I asked that* I mean ''what caused that smiley now?" O__o

2006-02-13 [Sunrose]: [Mr.Scoop]'s suggestion :p

2006-02-13 [Zab]: Yeah? That's a really good suggestion! How'd you want your birthday? *gets prepared so I know when someone start the contest* XD

2006-02-13 [Sunrose]: I don't know :p

2006-02-13 [Zab]: Aww....*disapointed* How am I now supposed to cheat myself to win?

2006-02-15 [Mr.Scoop]: Hehe well we should still keep it in mind since your birthday is coming up, [Sunrose] ;)

2006-02-15 [Sunrose]: =)

2006-02-15 [Mr.Scoop]: You'll see that you've got a whole bunch of fans ^^

2006-02-21 [Lady of Lore]: Are there many people who draw half blood creatures of is it just something that is unique to my little crazyness? lol

2006-02-21 [Mr.Scoop]: That could be interesting...

2006-02-21 [Lady of Lore]: I've got an example if you'd like just message me and remind me, I gotta go....

2006-02-22 [Mr.Scoop]: Yeah, well I saw the one in your house. Not bad ^^

2006-02-22 [Lady of Lore]: not the griffon, I've got a few half dragons around I'll put up soon.

2006-02-24 [38hmk]: do a photograph scavenger hunt EX: pic of a midget double points if they are doing a split or some shit like that.

2006-02-25 [Lady of Lore]: The ha;f dragon is on my gallery, the link is on my house

2006-02-26 [Corazie]: I like the half bloods idea :)

2006-02-26 [Atayemi]: Is it me...or did [balthozar] delete all of the other competition ideas? oO

2006-02-26 [Zab]: He'll be reported.

2006-02-26 [Atayemi]: Okay. :P

2006-02-28 [O'saku]: we should have story writting contests

2006-02-28 [Zab]: I think there have been a few, but go ahead and suggest it on the page :)

2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: He has, further up the page :P and there has been a story writing contest since your suggestion was added [O'saku]. If you missed it, that's your fault :P

2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: If however, you have an idea for a specific theme for a writing contest - feel free to suggest it.

2006-02-28 [Zab]: Oh, I missed that :P

2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: That's understandble, the page is kinda cluttered. I suppose I should clean it at some point :/

2006-02-28 [Zab]: Could be an idea.. I would but I don't know what has been used and what's new etc...

2006-02-28 [Atayemi]: Maybe check the wiki which has all of the past competitions on it? I'm sure theres one somewhere...oO

2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: Elftown past competitions ;) But I do mean removing unfeasible suggestions aswell, and things which would be more suited to individual's own contests than an official competition, where we want them to be as open to all members as possible really.

2006-02-28 [Atayemi]: That's the one! ;D

2006-02-28 [Zab]: Yeah.. well, you'd do it best :P

2006-02-28 [O'saku]: well that you for being so blunt ^^;; and as for a theme I think it should be Fantasy..I hate sci-fi.

2006-02-28 [shotokan_gal]: Well if you watch the page competitions or elftown prose contest (the page from which the two writings contests we've had so far) - then you'll hopefully notice when a new one comes along :) Though perhaps not for a bit as the second has only just finished and is currently in the process of judging.

2006-03-05 [shining wizard]: There should be a poetry competition

2006-03-05 [Zab]: There have recently been several poetry competitions, last one was the valentine, I think :) And there comes new ones all the time, but if you have a suggestion for a theme feel free to post it.

2006-03-22 [SassySwede]: wow you guys have a lot of good ideas...

2006-03-22 [Corazie]: More poetry would be good ^_^ I love poetry :)

2006-03-23 [SassySwede]: so do I... I am lucky enough to be getting one of my poems published.

2006-03-25 [Urmando The Elfling]: Me Urmando, me very curious, if my Art idea will be choosen for an ET contest......

2006-03-31 [Lady of Lore]: Urmando, someone's got a personal competition of your idea...though we may use it in The Art Store ^^

2006-04-07 [Dark Paladin]: Why isnt there a poetry contest

2006-04-07 [SassySwede]: That would be AWESOME!!!

2006-04-08 [Melocrie]: Well we always have the daily poem... But having a poetry contest with a theme would be nice. Why don't one of you start one?

2006-04-09 [Dark Paladin]: me, start one. dude i just got on here. i dont know how to even join current contests, let alone host my own. i mean, i could, but id need lots of help.

2006-04-10 [Lady of Lore]: we are also looking for suggestions for art competitions at The Art Store

2006-04-11 [Dark Paladin]: art suggestions huh? whats a fav subject or topic here? like what is most used? no, even better. dont even put a topic on. set the rules, like no nudity or profanity an all that, and let them wing it. give them a wk or so, and let them wing it. usually contest that dont have a set topic have a tendency to get more participants.

2006-04-11 [Dark Paladin]: now bak to the poetry thing. i guess i could host one, but how do i do that? and would i be able to enter one of my own?

2006-04-11 [Melocrie]: Well, you could enter youself, but normally people don't do that. You just start a wiki saying: Poetry Contest ,and then you tell the theme, rules etc. Divide them with a bar and let people enter their poems. Set a deadline, after that, create a poll and let people vote for the winner.

2006-04-11 [Dark Paladin]: sounds pretty simple. i guess i could hold my poems out for a lil while longer. kewl, mayb ill try it out. and another thing, how long are deadlines usually set. a month or just a few wks or what? and like what kind of themes? do i just pick a random topic and let poets use it to their fansy or what?

2006-04-11 [Melocrie]: I had my deadline set for 20 contestants. I think that's better if you do a poetry contest. That way you won't get too many entries, since it's a lot of hard work.

2006-04-11 [shotokan_gal]: Somewhere for you to go if you want to host such a contest would be writing contests. There's guidelines about how to set one up I believe, as well examples of others, and being somewhere to advertise. If you want to know how to make a wiki page to host a contest try How do I make a wiki page.

2006-04-11 [shotokan_gal]: And if you have an idea for an official contest feel free to add it to the page (which I'm hopefully going to organise soon). But that doesn't mean you shouldn't host your own contests too if you like the idea and it doesn't look like it's going to happen with us just yet.

2006-04-12 [Dark Paladin]: yeah, but i think that i would want more than just 20. besides, i got plenty of time. but thanx shoto, ill check it out.

2006-07-13 [QuietAngel]: doing a "creat your own race" contest would be interesting to do and see

2006-07-14 [Melocrie]: I think [Elegy - gone]'s is a good idea =)

2006-07-14 [Elegy - gone]: Thanks ^.^ I'm probably not the first to think of it, but I thought I'd add it to the list anyway

2006-07-14 [shotokan_gal]: ANNOUNCEMENT: Some suggestions have been removed, have comments by them, or were edited to be more concise. Contests removed include those asking for a writing contest without specifying any theme, and the water fountain design contest as it appears to have already started independant of the council. Others with comments by them may be removed in time if the suggestions are not improved.

2006-07-14 [shotokan_gal]: Note: if you want to host your own contest, it would be better for you to create it in an independant wiki (see How do I make a wiki page), not to post it here. See the top of the page for more details.

2006-07-14 [Elegy - gone]: I say we make a new official poetry competition and name it "Sonnet to [Sunrose]"... just to see what people come up with =P

2006-07-15 [Melocrie]: LOL! I would be in =P

2006-07-16 [shotokan_gal]: You know what, I love that new idea for a writing contest :D very relevant to elftown!

2006-07-16 [Elegy - gone]: Thank you ^_^ and I'm quite in love with the idea myself as well. There are so many talented writers on Elftown, it would be exciting to see how they would weave their words to make Elftown come to life

2006-09-10 [Corazie]: I like the writing one for the description of ET as the writer sees it...

2006-10-06 [Linderel]: I feel this page needs a bit more organisation... o_O

2006-10-06 [shotokan_gal]: Feel free... though I was planning to remove some old suggestions and then categorise the new again after a few had accumulated. Other people are allowed to edit the page though <_<

2006-10-06 [Linderel]: Okies. :P *pokes*

2006-10-06 [Linderel]: Well, didn't do much, actually, but something. I was just thinking whether the new suggestions section should be moved to the top.

2006-10-06 [shotokan_gal]: Perhaps, it would get seen more there :) I only added it so we could see when there were new ones more clearly really, could perhaps just let people add them to the appropriate sections instead.

2006-10-06 [iippo]: They'd be easier to spot there, but for people who are not fluent with the wiki there's a bigger chance of messing up when the new addments are on the top, than when they are at the bottom.

2006-10-06 [Linderel]: *tilts head* How so?

2006-10-06 [iippo]: The edit box is much confusing if you aren't used to it. The easiest thing is to scroll to the very bottom and edit there.
Unless "adding to the top" would mean that newest suggestions are above the other new suggestions.

2006-10-06 [Linderel]: Hmm. Point.

2006-11-29 [Linderel]: Please tell me that the huge text cannot be missed. ._.

2006-11-30 [Elegy - gone]: I can't tell you that it won't ever be missed, but I can tell you that if someone misses it, the fault doesn't lie with you, but rather with that person's optometrist =P

2006-11-30 [Linderel]: Thank you. ^_^

2006-11-30 [Ocean Soul]: you could still use the huge-tag.. but that would kind of destroy the official look of the page ;)

2006-11-30 [Linderel]: Yah, my thoughts exactly. :P

2006-11-30 [Ocean Soul]: And also.. it would make that particular text larger than the rest of the wiki's content ><'

2007-03-11 [Ultiem]: how about a character look alike competition

2007-05-05 [dragonos]: i only sugested the poetry contest because i like to read and write poetry myself

2007-07-06 [angelface2009]: i also think we should have a poetry contest.

2007-07-30 [dragonos]: see I am not the only one and
i already have poem's in a wiki if any wish you to see you are welcome to but please tell the truth as to what you think about them even if it isen't realy praise rather cridicisum that is ok as long as it is the honest truth it will be fine.

2007-07-30 [Linderel]: There are holiday poetry competitions, but let's see if I can't come up with something to run before Halloween rolls around. Of course, I will need the consent of the higher-ups, but I'll see what I can do. :)

2007-09-06 [Lady of Lore]: This page could use some help, just a little something to keep it more managable.

2007-09-07 [Linderel]: Do you have any suggestions on that, then?

2007-09-07 [Lady of Lore]: Well a format for submisions may help clean things up and those comptetions that have been done can be removed...I've put in a note with the crew and Shotokan_gal who's in charge of the competitions stuff about my ideas. Hedda said to wait a few days and if no one objects than go right ahead. I hoped Shotokan would be on in the next few days to give me a yea or nay. I am a crew intern but I don't want to tread on any toes and only want to help where it would be useful ^_^

2007-09-07 [Linderel]: Oh yeah, you are indeed xD I forgot that, since you don't seem to have done much yet :o

2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: Lol! I've only started! *pouts a little* haven't done much yet? Hahaha...I'll get moving, I get the hint. I just wanted to be sure that I didn't take someone else's job. ^_^ I've got the official ok to fixup this page so I will be doing so!

2007-09-10 [Linderel]: That looks good... now why didn't anyone else think of that before? xD

2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: i'm going through and formatting everything and then I'll move the old or used stuff. The formatting is also editing anything that is not usable for a competition such as personal advertisements, etc.

^^

2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: Just a side note, those with the Catagory: left on them is to indicate that the contest fits into more than one area.

2007-09-10 [Linderel]: Nice work :3

2007-09-10 [Lady of Lore]: *purrs* Lol, thanks. More to come ^_^

2007-09-12 [Lady of Lore]: Transition complete ^_^

2008-06-04 [Lady of Lore]: Fine tuned some of the formatting a bit. ^_^

2008-06-04 [iippo]: Thanks :3

2008-07-23 [Ramirez]: You know, I've always wondered if baking was a science or an art.. But anyhow, I wonder if people would appreciate having the opportunity to bake fantasy-inspired/shaped goodies for a competition? Seems like it could be fun for those people who don't invest time in traditional or digital art, but are magnificently creative with baking goods. XD

2008-07-23 [SilverFire]: It's neither, 'knack', the sophistry of health. :P

2008-07-23 [Ramirez]: Ahaha, that's it. XD

2009-01-21 [moira hawthorne]: Id say baking is a science... as supported by a number of tv shows on the two subjects.. and the fact it more about chemistry than cooking

2009-02-24 [Aeolynn]: What about a design-a-something contest? Would "design" fall under the other catagory? Or does it belong on some other completely different wikipage?

2009-03-12 [Lady of Lore]: Hmmm...I think it might depend on what is being designed. Say if its a tattoo, then it might be art. If its something like a costume or an Elftown pencil it would go under "other"

2009-03-12 [Lady of Lore]: I think cooking in general is both science and art since it not only follows exact steps, ratios, etc but the presentation of the food can be an art. Like a good salad having lots of colors and arranged pretty in the bowl can be artistic ^_^

2009-03-13 [SilverFire]: I'm no convinced b the 'exact' steps part. Very few recipes will be ruined if it tells you to put in 100 grams of sugar, and you put in 120, or 130. And how much salt, spice, etc. to add - adding more or less than the recipe says doesn't necessarily ruin it, just makes it taste different, which is a subjective thing, and implies it's not a science. (If it were a science the cake wouldn't rise unless you put exaaaactly the right amount of everything in).

2009-03-14 [Linderel]: But it can be a total flop if you put in too much or too little liquid, flour, or butter, for example. There's still a balance to keep, there. :P But yes. It's not entirely exact, I agree there.

2009-03-14 [SilverFire]: But you can nevar put in too much sugar. :P NEVAR I SAY!

2009-03-14 [Linderel]: You can if we're talking hot chocolate <_< Then again, that's not baking anymore. xD

2009-03-15 [SilverFire]: Nuuuu. Not even then. Must has sugar! Replace milk with condensed milk. :q

2009-03-15 [Linderel]: Hahahaha xD

2009-03-15 [Lady of Lore]: Lol, that's more of what I meant, there is a range of amounts that things should be added in, any more or less then that and things start to turn out funky. :P

Condensed milk hot chocolate with a tres leches strawberry cake!

2010-08-20 [*Phoenix*]: I like the comic strip idea, [Lady Chaos]. ^_^

2010-08-24 [Nioniel]: *sorted*

2010-08-25 [*Phoenix*]: Way to go! This page looks great!

2010-08-25 [Nioniel]: :)

2010-10-17 [pixish]: I'm stalking reallly old competitions/contests and I thought a couple might be fun for official contests. They look like they're fun and have opportunities for people of all skill levels.

Book Character Contest
It Takes 2
The Art of Eyes 3

I don't know if they'd be suitable to place as suggestions up there, as they're not exactly my ideas :p

2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: Hmm. I'm not really sure, either.

2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: *sorted*

2011-04-22 [Lord Josmar]: Got another idea but cant post it from my phone. Stupid tiny text box!

2011-05-01 [Marlene'Jacques]: i have an idea for an eprm comp but unsure whether i put it on here or on a different page?

2011-05-01 [SilverFire]: If it's for an EPRM session, you can suggest it on: EPRM. :)

2011-05-01 [Marlene'Jacques]: thank you :)

2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: robot roleplayers how about you create a role playing competition like this one

2011-05-03 [Rice]: Sammie you can edit the page yourself and add it your suggestion. *points to add new submissions*

2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: Catergory: RP
Title/theme: RP robots vs humans
Description: in this you can choose either to be a robot or a human, humans try to terminate the robots, robots try to kill the humans
Elftown Name:[kians mummy]

2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: i cant add it as the page is to big for my pc

2011-05-03 [Rice]: Alright I'll add it for you.

2011-05-03 [kians mummy]: thanks

2011-05-18 [Mortified Penguin]: Bump!

2011-05-18 [Nioniel]:   :O *sorted*

2011-05-18 [kians mummy]: wow

2011-06-21 [pegasus1000]: Has there been a flag contest? Flags of elftown.

2011-06-22 [kians mummy]: I don't think there has been one, that is a good suggestion though.

2011-06-22 [Alexi Ice]: You can see all past competitions here; Elftown past competitions ~

2011-06-23 [Nioniel]: *added*

2011-06-23 [Veltzeh]: Yay. :)

2011-06-28 [Mortified Penguin]: I second [Elegy - gone]'s idea about a map of Elftown competition, dang it!

2011-06-29 [Cillamoon]: I was just thinking that the other day, so I shall third the motion for a map!

2011-07-04 [Mortified Penguin]: I fourth that suggestion!

2011-10-05 [Stephen]: Debates are fun! :D

2011-10-25 [Stephen]: I like that one, Mort.

Why not do something like that on Elfpack? :P

2011-10-25 [Mortified Penguin]: Because YOUR FACE.

2011-10-26 [Stephen]: </3

2012-01-07 [Mortified Penguin]: YEAH. YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT. CRY.

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