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MediaMiner’s Third Annual Maximum Challenge Fan Fiction Contest March Update Update


The March Drabble Contest has been announced. Check it out and make sure to enter


Speaking of, the voting on the entries for the February contest is currently taking place. Voting will run from March 1 through March 7. Make sure to read through the entries and cast your vote! There are 20 entries this time around and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Yanked from the MM.O Blog

Never let it be said that this source is not a journalist of some varying caliber.

The president of the CCG, Canon Characters' Guild, Ranma Saotomereleased a statement today that he has heard disturbing rumors thatauthors are not recognizing the brilliant performances their charactersare giving. "We give our very heart and souls to these performances andwe deserve a little credit. I mean, I'm a guy and I think I do a damngood job of playing a girl when the script calls for it."

Another spokesperson for the CCG had this to say. "I know Naruto can bea doofus and a moron but he's a pretty good actor. But no one can beatmy Sasuke-kun! So it's really not fair that no one is recognizing thehard [work] we do!" said CCG Vice-President Sakura Haruno.

We attempted to reach our sources inside the Max Challengecommittee who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity. "It's truethat the character driven categories haven't been getting as manyentries as we would like to see. But it isn't the fault of theadministration. The authors have to nominate their characters for thisprestigious award."

When asked to theorize why authors aren't nominating their characters,my source had this to say: "I think it's because they are relativelynew categories and I don't think they realize that the winner of Best Character overall gets a pretty nifty prize."

Best Character is, in this source's (not that source's) opinion, the second best thing to winning Best of the Best. There are six character driven categories and I, personally, am looking forward to reading the winners (and runners-up) to The Big Bad, Quotable Quotes, and My Buddy and Me.

- The News Source

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Please help us decide which categories to use for the next Maximum Challenge Fan Fiction Contest by taking the poll below:

Poll #1114298 Character Choices

Which CHARACTER category or categories are you most interested in seeing in the contest?

Best Couple
1(3.8%)
Best Original Female Character (fanfic)
0(0.0%)
Best Original Male Character (fanfic)
0(0.0%)
Best Male Character (original fiction)
0(0.0%)
Best Female Character (original fiction)
0(0.0%)
Best Canon Character Portrayal (Male)
0(0.0%)
Best Canon Character Portrayal (Female)
0(0.0%)
Best Friendship Portrayal
0(0.0%)
Best Villian
2(7.7%)
Best Comic Relief
1(3.8%)
Best Quotation
0(0.0%)


Please feel free to suggest any character categories you can think of that aren't listed by commenting on this post. Also, if you see a comment with a category suggestion you like, feel free to second/third/etc it so that we know more than one person is interested!
Please help us decide which categories to use for the next Maximum Challenge Fan Fiction Contest by taking the poll below:

Poll #1114283 Other Choices

Which OTHER category or categories are you most interested in seeing in the contest?

Alphabet Soup (GLBTQI fiction)
1(4.2%)
Japanese Culture
0(0.0%)
Story With Artwork
0(0.0%)
Unsung Titles
0(0.0%)
Story written specifically for the contest - defined theme or elements set by Contest Committee
2(8.3%)
Best of the Rest (for genre and type fictions not chosen for the other categories)
0(0.0%)
Best Gen Fic (No romance, no smut)
0(0.0%)
Time Travel
0(0.0%)
Most Unique Plot
1(4.2%)


Please feel free to suggest any other categories you can think of that aren't listed by commenting on this post. Also, if you see a comment with a category suggestion you like, feel free to second/third/etc it so that we know more than one person is interested!
Please help us decide which categories to use for the next Maximum Challenge Fan Fiction Contest by taking the poll below:

Poll #1114277 Type Choices

Which TYPE category or categories are you most interested in seeing in the contest?

Songfic
0(0.0%)
Continuation
0(0.0%)
Crossover
0(0.0%)
Alternate Universe
0(0.0%)
One-Shot
2(8.3%)
Poetry
0(0.0%)
Divergence
0(0.0%)
Vignette
0(0.0%)
Fanfiction Sequel
0(0.0%)
Self Insertion
0(0.0%)


Please Note: Shoujo-ai, Shonen-ai, Yaoi and Yuri are part of "Alphabet Soup" in the "Other" poll.
Please help us decide which categories to use for the next Maximum Challenge Fan Fiction Contest by taking the poll below:

Poll #1114268 Genre Choices

Which GENRE category or categories are you most interested in seeing in the contest?

Action/Adventure/Samurai
0(0.0%)
Angst/Drama
0(0.0%)
Children's
0(0.0%)
Classic
0(0.0%)
Comedy
0(0.0%)
Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi/Mecha/Post-apocalyptic
0(0.0%)
Hentai
1(3.8%)
Fantasy
0(0.0%)
Horror/Occult/Supernatural
0(0.0%)
Martial Arts
0(0.0%)
Mystery/Police/Psychological/Suspense/Thriller
0(0.0%)
Romance
0(0.0%)
Shonen
0(0.0%)
Shoujo
0(0.0%)
Sports
0(0.0%)

So you wanna be a judge?

2008 Maximum Challenge Call for Judges


It's that time of year again, the Maximum Challenge is about to begin. In order to make this contest a success, we need judges. That's where you come in.

This year we are looking for judges willing to judge any category and some willing to judge multiple categories - so the site buttmonkey and her lackey of doom don't have to. :d That doesn't mean that you will be stuck judging something you hate, we will consider that when assigning judges to categories. But we haven't even decided on what categories to include, so it is kinda hard to ask what you will and will not be willing to judge just yet.

If you are interested, you can either reply to this thread in the MediaMiner Forums or PM Lady Macbeth or LadyLark with the answers to the following form:

1. Name
2. Forum ID - you have to be a member of the MediaMiner forums to be a judge
3. Penname - if you have one
4. Why you want to be a judge.
5. What you feel makes a good fanfic.
6. What fandoms/genres you read/are willing to read
7. Who are your favorite authors - list up to five
8. What are your favorite fanfics/stories - list 3 to 5
9. Age
10. Any dates you are going to be unavailable (We haven't quite figured out the timetable yet and if you are going to be unavailable for judging we need to know ahead of time)
11. Two sample Reviews along with links to the fanfics in question - they do not need to be on MM.O


Judges will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. Ability to fill out the form fully & completely
2. Compatibility with Dates
3. Coherency
4. Demonstrated ability to review fiction critically


We are looking for lots of judges. Judges from previous Maximum Challenge Contests should also fill out this form if you are interested in judging again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in this thread. We look forward to hearing from you! And remember, you don't need to be an author to make a good judge, you just have to be able to be impartial and discerning.

Now start filling out that form!

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