Life of a Snow Golem - Blog Contest : Now Judging!

We're now in the final judging phase!
The site has computed the finalists based primarily on judge diamonds and then community diamonds and other statistics. Judges will now anonymously rate the finalists based on "Concept & Ingenuity", "Quality & Presentation" and "Analysis & Reasoning". It may take several days depending on judge availability.

Once all votes are cast, the site will be ready to calcuate and announce the winners. Stay tuned!

Blog Contest : "Life Through A Snow Golem's Eyes"

written by CrazyPigglet


Goal: Create a poem about part of snow golem's life


After thinking long about Herobrine, Steve decided to journey out into the world, searching for a life form that would keep him company in the long nights, not even realizing all the creatures that he already has. His lonely snow golem watched him slowly disappear into the horizon from the loneliness of its enclosure. Now, there are only zombies to keep him company, who he, unfortunately, murders for the safety of its owner, who has left him. All alone, it has the time to think about its life and life choices, remembering the day he was born, the day Steve sheered that pumpkin off of its head, accepting who it truly is, the first mob it killed, the first battle with a witch. And now, it stands alone, as the rain starts to fall, melting it away, marking just another memory in its short existence, capturing it in the dark coal of its eyes, and being forever forgotten when it just gets replaced by another of its kind.

Your goal is to create an original poem of any kind describing one of the moments of snow golem's life, or its life as a whole, through the use of text and images created solely by yourself. Please note that the poem must represent at least 50% of the whole blog, and the regular minimum word limit (200) for a blog applies.

Please note that haikus are allowed, but must consist of more than 50% of the blog and the blog fits the regular 200 word minimum without having spam in it.

You may use image editing software (Photoshop, GIMP) to create graphics in order to entice your readers but you must primarily use text in order to illustrate your points. This can be text within an image graphic or text being inserted in the PMC text editor, but please also include a plain copy of the text.




Rules & Notes

1. Judging Criteria


1) Concept and ingenuity

For this contest, you should try to write your poem in a unique and original way. You are free to get as wild as you want with your writing, so long as it follows our rules and makes sense. You will be judged on the concept and ingenuity of your entry, so try to come up with something new and interesting.

2) Quality and presentation


You will be judged on the quality of your writing and the presentation of your idea. For higher marks, your writing should be detailed and rich, but it should still be able to keep the reader and judges interested.

Clearly lay out your blog and consider using images, videos and concept art to help illustrate your story if you want, but keep in mind that any images used do not directly aid your entry in the judging period.

3) Structure and cohesion

To gain top marks you must ensure that your guide is well-thought out and shows clear structure with no grammatical mistakes. Your writing style and fluency plays a big part in the marking and the judges will be on the lookout for entries containing little other than perfection.

2. Ideas must be original and for this contest.

Do not use images, text or videos created by other people. Art commissions for your thumbnail and music to listen to while reading is alright, just as long as there are no copyright issues. Keep in mind that neither your thumbnails or music will be judged though.

Do not use existing ideas created by other people or yourself in a previous blog. Your story must be new and original for this contest.

You may use both images and videos to help you illustrate points, however the marks are awarded based on only the written word within your blog.


3. One entry per person.


Each user will only be permitted to submit one blog for this contest. You may edit your one entry as long as the contest is still running. If you decide to change your submission at any point, you are free to do so. However, you should not delete your original entry. Instead, use the "update submission" button to save the changes.

4. The contest will run for three weeks.


Post dates must be made after today's date, December 1st, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest entry period will end on December 23rd, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST. Posts submitted after this date will not be accepted.

5. Take your time and have fun!


Remember, you have weeks to do this. You don't need to put something up right away - and even if you chose to, you're allowed to update your submission as many times as you want before the final close date of December 23rd, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EST.

All of the normal rules of the site still apply in this contest.

Do not rush yourself to get something in immediately. This contest is not a random drawing - the submissions are judged by a panel of judges. It will not help you to submit anything less than fantastic, so take your time. If you notice that other users have submitted something better than yours, edit and update your own submission to make it even better!




Submit a blog like usual but check the box indicating it's for the contest.

First Place

  • $50 Steam Credit; games will be gifted to your Steam account. Winner may choose more than one game but the total must be $50 or less. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
  • A special gold, first place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
  • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week

Second Place

  • A special silver, second place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
  • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week

Third Place

  • A special bronze, third place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
  • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week

Finalists

  • A special finalist medal in your profiles' trophy case

Participants

  • A special participant badge in your profiles' trophy case

Phase #1: Entry Period : ~3 weeks


This is the time that everyone has to create and submit a contest entry. During this time, judges are reviewing entries, anonymously voting and disqualifying those that don't meet the contest requirements. The PMC community is doing the same by giving diamonds, feedback, etc.

Phase #2: Review Period : 2 days


After submissions are closed, judges get 2 additional days to review late entries and cast their final votes. Their votes are heavily weighted in an algorithm that includes the community's votes and activity to determine the finalists.

Phase #3: Finalists Calculated : Judging criteria


After the finalists are calculated, judges begin anonymously rating each entry based on the criteria listed above on a scale of 1-10.

Once the site detects that all judges have cast their ratings on all finalists, the winners are announced.




Judges will be encouraged to participate, but will be disqualified from winning prizes.
  1. Wyvern
  2. Havingfun_ISKEY
  3. Irish
  4. Ellie
  5. CrazyPigglet
  6. ImaLittleCreeper
  7. Marcel
  8. Death
  9. Folicorow
  10. KnobleKnives

Legal Terms

By participating in the event, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and regulations and the decisions of Planetminecraft.com are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this event.