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Sing Me A Swan Song Contest

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 19, 2013, 6:45 PM
My very first Literature Only contest...

:sing: Sing Me A
:iconsplz::iconwplz::iconaplz::iconnplz:  :iconsplz::iconoplz::iconnplz::icongplz:



The Swan Song Hunter by borda :thumb287327622: Black Swan by DiegoBernardo

Wanna hear about it? :icontrollface:



Okay... calm the fuck down. :stare:




For those who don't know, allow me to explain... :stupidme:

What is a Swan Song?





"Swan song" is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song.


.:Towards The End:. by Aelathen The Journey's end by avisnocturna End of Time by Elestrenn The End by Madsky

What I'm looking for... :eyes:



:bulletblue: First of all, a Swan Song does not mean that your entry must be strictly related to Swans. Swan Song in itself is a figure of speech that refers to any final act just before death or retirement. I will accept the Swan Song of any character, both yours & Fan-Fiction - even your own Swan Song. But of course, writing about a swan's Swan Song is totally acceptable too. :dummy:

For example: Most of you know the story of Beowulf, yes? Consider how his tale is in and of itself a Swan Song. He lived out his life & grew into a surly, bored old man. The arrival of a dragon in his last days proved to be a final act that redeemed his honor & and his life. The slaying of the dragon was indeed Beowulf's Swan Song. :eyes:


Beowulf by Lilian-art Beowulf and the Dragon by kattelfodder The End of a Legend by Level20Artist


:bulletblue: I want tragedy and romance! It's the end; it's your last song... and you have to give it your all! Like I said - sticking to the swan theme is acceptable, but I want originality! I want you to take this loose theme and run with it... tell me what you would do in your final moments. Tell me what your original character would do, or what Loki would do if he was ever finally cornered by Thor. :horny:







Contest Rules



All rules must be abided by. If they are not, your entry will not be counted.


:bulletred: Your entry must be created specifically for this contest & after January 19th, 2013.
:bulletred: 4,000 word limit for prose & poetry entries.
:bulletred: You must mention in your Artist's Comments that your entry was created for OfOneSoul's contest with a link to this journal.
:bulletred: Please include in your Artist's Comments how your entry relates to the theme Swan Song.
:bulletred: Send your entries as a thumb in a :note: to OfOneSoul with the subject line Contest Entry.
:bulletred: Only Literature & Fan-Fiction entries are accepted.
:bulletred: Limit of 2 entries per person.
:bulletred: All entries must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. Friday, March 1st, 2013
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)





Deadline



11:59 P.M. Friday, March 1st, 2013
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Judges



If you'd like to help me judge this contest, feel free to :note: me.

:iconofonesoul:, :iconthegalleryofeve:, :iconastrikos:, :iconamour-raven:, :iconcassiecros13:, :icontinyfurrtails:, :iconinklingsofoblivion:, :iconlucy-merriman:,  & :iconlyricsloveandbooks:




View current entries in the Collection Folder below.






Contest Prizes



This list will be updated as prizes are donated. To donate a prize, :note: OfOneSoul with the subject line Prize Donation.

:winner: First Place

6 Month Premium Membership - OfOneSoul
- or :points: equivalent.
200 :points: - DorianHarper
100 :points: - OfOneSoul
20 :points: - Lyricsloveandbooks
Journal Skin Commission by STelari - OfOneSoul
Lit., Animated Stamp, or Animated Icon Commission - OfOneSoul
Literature Request - VivaFariy
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Journal Feature - Astrikos
Journal Feature - Lucy-Merriman
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
1 Detailed Critique - DorianHarper
3 Comments/Critiques - VivaFariy
5 :+fav:s - VivaFariy
1 :+devwatch: - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - VivaFariy
1 Llama - amour-raven
1 Llama - Astrikos
1 Llama - OfOneSoul

Special Prize: dA Accessory Pack



:winner: Second Place

3 Month Premium Membership - TheGalleryOfEve
- or :points: equivalent.
100 :points: - OfOneSoul
100 :points: - DorianHarper
Custimized Gallery Icons Commission by ClefairyKid - OfOneSoul
Lit., Animated Stamp, or Animated Icon Commission - OfOneSoul
Poetry Request - VivaFariy
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Journal Feature - Lucy-Merriman
Journal Feature - Astrikos
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
2 Comments/Critiques - VivaFariy
3 :+fav:s - VivaFariy
1 :+devwatch: - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - VivaFariy
1 Llama - amour-raven
1 Llama - Astrikos
1 Llama - OfOneSoul

Special Prize: Series 1 Emoticon Stress Balls or Series 2 Emoticon Stress Balls



:winner: Third Place

1 Month Premium Membership - OfOneSoul
- or :points: equivalent.
100 :points: - DorianHarper
50 :points: - OfOneSoul
Animated Icon or Stamp Commission by ValaSedai - OfOneSoul
Lit., Animated Stamp, or Animated Icon Commission - OfOneSoul
Traditional Drawing Request - VivaFariy
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Journal Feature - Lucy-Merriman
Journal Feature - Astrikos
1 Detailed Critique - OfOneSoul
1 Comment/Critique - VivaFariy
2 :+fav:s - VivaFariy
1 :+devwatch: - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - VivaFariy
1 Llama - amour-raven
1 Llama - Astrikos
1 Llama - OfOneSoul

Special Prize: Llama Keychain or dA Icon Keychain



:winner: 3 Honorable Mentions

30 :points: - DorianHarper
20 :points: - OfOneSoul
1 Comment/Critique - VivaFariy
1 :+fav: - VivaFariy
1 :+devwatch: - Lyricsloveandbooks
Journal Feature - OfOneSoul
Journal Feature - Astrikos
1 Llama - VivaFariy
1 Llama - OfOneSoul
1 Llama - Lyricsloveandbooks
1 Llama - amour-raven
1 Llama - Astrikos

Thank you to all of my generous prize donators!



:iconofonesoul:, :iconthegalleryofeve:, :iconastrikos:, :iconvivafariy:, :iconamour-raven:, :iconlucy-merriman:, :icondorianharper:, & :iconlyricsloveandbooks:

All commission prizes will be paid for by OfOneSoul and are limited to the price offered. When working with the commissioner you cannot go over the base commission price. All of the Special Prizes will be paid for by OfOneSoul. However; you must first add them to your Wishlist in order to receive them.




Here are some more visual stimulants
that are perfect examples of Swan Songs
to get your writing juices flowing!
:iconlainloveplz:

Black Swan by Ninjatic Swan's death by hiliuyun The Dying Swan by InertiaK Swan by FP-Digital-Art Tears of a Swan by valeskamoura Swan Lake by painted-bees the Swan by Rhynn Swan Lake by mari-na Swan by laura-csajagi The swan song by artorifreedom Swan Song by Phatpuppyart-Studios Swan Song by AaronMiller Swan by jasestu  The end by Krawatorii




If you haven't done so - please vote on this poll concerning the contest so I can acquire absolutely necessary feedback. :tighthug:






Excuse my excessive use of Loki .gifs... he's just too damn cute! :stare:



Please stop drooling, and...

- keep on deviantARTing!



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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Hey Kimberly,

I know you probably have a million and one things going on right now - what with the absences and contests and whatnot - but I thought I'd just send you a message because I realized that my deviation I wrote for this contest is not yet in the contest folder. If it somehow got lost during all the craziness, that's absolutely understandable and not a big deal, but I thought I might as well ask just in case.

Regardless, I hope all is well and that things are hopefully settling down a bit and I know that the community is excited to have you back.
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Just-A-Dabbler Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh nuz!!! I missed the deadline! I was out of town for spring break... -_-
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ZoeTsunami Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there :D I submitted an entry, but I'm not quite sure what you mean by "thumb" D: I just sent a link to my story, is that okay? D:
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
I actually have a death scene I was planning to use in my novel series, in the last book too, but I guess I'll put it up 2 years earlier then planned ^^'
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
Great! Good luck everybody^^
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SourAir Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I'd run into this contest earlier... I'm determined to join!! :iconprussiabushplz: Okay, just a few days.. I can handle this. XD
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D-S-InfernalFrost Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature!
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome, darling! :iconrubcheeksplz:
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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooh~
Maybe I'll try. I've joined a lot of digital art contests (all in the fake pokemon category :XD:) but I wanna try this out, since I'm actual a writer as much as I am a visual artist :)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love it if you participated my dear! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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