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Title: 2021-22 Creative Competition: Winter Sunset!
Post by: Jubal on December 20, 2021, 04:57:47 PM
Creative Competition: Winter Sunset
Dreamy Pixel, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

It's time for one of our ongoing series of creative competitions, where we challenge members and friends to come up with the best creative response to a particular theme! This winter, the theme is WINTER SUNSET - it may be a time of great beauty, or a moment of encroaching darkness, a chance to rest by the fire or to light a blaze to guard against the cold. It is a time of turning, and we're looking forward to seeing how you approach it!

The rules are as follows:
1. Produce your entry. It can be a game,artwork, story, poem, recipe,  rules supplement, sculpture, dance piece, music, whatever - any sort of creative response to the theme.
2. PM your entry (or a link thereto) to Jubal (https://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=1), and post in this thread to say you've put your entry in. Entries that don't have both the post and PM in will not be considered, and you must not post your entry publicly during the contest (so as to ensure judging is name-blind).
3. Each person is allowed up to two entries.
4. Entries must be in by 23:59, January 30, 2022.
5. The judges will score each work out of ten on two grounds: how good a response to the prompt it was, and how well executed the result was.
6. Winners will be announced by or before February 15. All entries will then be posted in a public showcase.


Main Prize:
1x copy of TOURNEY, the Medieval Tournament Simulator by Tusky Games
1x copy of SON OF A WITCH, the beat 'em up fantasy roguelike by Bigosaur
1x original song on a topic of your choice to be written by Jubal

If you'd like to donate a prize and thereby sponsor the competition, please get in touch :)


Jenny Mathiasson is a conservator, creative, heritage enthusiast, artist, podcaster, and freelancer. Originally from Sweden, she has worked as a museum conservator across the UK and is currently based in Wales. Armed with a love of archaeology and a no. 15 scalpel blade she hosts conservators' podcast The C Word (https://thecword.show/), as well as being an artist (https://jennydrewthis.art/#) and crafter as the need and inspiration arises. You can find more links about her and her work here (https://linktr.ee/curatedjenny).

Victoria Corva, alias the Crow Witch, is an audiobook narrator, author, twitch streamer and game writer. Producing, as their website puts it, "writing with warmth and weirdness", their stories include the small town libraries-and-necromancy fantasy Books and Bone and the queer portal-fantasy Non-Player Character. They put their narration skills to delightful public use regularly when streaming narrative RPGs regularly on twitch, and their game outputs include the interactive fiction game Wyrden and the Tabletop RPG Kin. You can find more about all of their work on their website (https://victoriacorva.xyz/text-games/).
Title: Re: 2021-22 Creative Competition: Winter Sunset!
Post by: Jubal on January 06, 2022, 05:43:10 PM
An addition to the prizes list - the winner will now additionally receive 1 copy of SON OF A WITCH, the beat 'em up roguelike by Bigosaur, for either Steam or the Nintendo Switch. Thanks hugely to Bigosaur for his continued support of our competitions :)

You can find out more about the game at https://sonofawitchgame.com/ and check out Bigosaur's Exilian forum at https://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=242.0!