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Gradius
06-06-2009, 06:35 PM
Update: Contest criteria updated.


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Welcome to StarCraft: Legacy's Guest Editorial Contest! An emphasis on the community and crafting thought provoking editorials has long been an important part of the legacy experience. StarCraft Legacy has had the privilege of showcasing several editorials written by members of our site. While these site members not officially site content staff, we recognize, help edit, and publish their excellent ideas in editorial form. We are turning this process into a special contest. Entries will be judged by their relevance, innovative ideas, writing clarity, and readability. The top entries will be published via SC:Legacy's mainpage and included in our special guest editorial series.

The following prizes are up for grabs:

1st - 1 StarCraft II Beta Key & a special limited edition print of SC:L's header control art
2nd - 1 StarCraft II Beta Key
3rd - 1 StarCraft II Beta Key
4th - 1 StarCraft II Beta Key
Here are some examples of editorials:


Managing the Wait (http://sclegacy.com/forums/../feature/9-contributor/302-managing-the-wait)
The Animation of Death (http://sclegacy.com/forums/../editorials/6-speculation/294-the-animation-of-death)
The Voices of StarCraft II (http://sclegacy.com/forums/../editorials/6-speculation/349-the-voices-of-starcraft-ii)
The Zerg Are From Zerus The Swarm Is From Azeroth (http://sclegacy.com/forums/../feature/9-contributor/301-the-zerg-are-from-zerus-the-swarm-is-from-azeroth)

The subject matter is limited to anything StarCraft-related, whether it be gameplay, lore, or general thoughts. Images in editorials are not required but are a bonus if they're used well. The deadline for the contest is July 26th. Send your submissions to contests[at]sclegacy.com with your SC:L username and "Guest Editorial Submission" as the subject. Good luck everyone!

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This is a StarCraft: Legacy (http://sclegacy.com/ (http://sclegacy.com/forums/../)) Contest.

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SIL3NT-DE4TH
06-06-2009, 07:51 PM
so many keys given away i want ONES!!!! if i have time before i leave for England tomorrow i will for a chance to win or hopefully have Internets be4 it finishes

DemolitionSquid
06-06-2009, 08:01 PM
Are we allowed multiple entries?

Gradius
06-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Are we allowed multiple entries?
Yeah.

LordofAscension
06-07-2009, 11:01 AM
I hope some of you are as excited about this as I am!

~LoA

DemolitionSquid
06-07-2009, 12:08 PM
I hope some of you are as excited about this as I am!

~LoA

Lets just say I was already workin on somethin.

Zabimaru
06-07-2009, 12:22 PM
I might have a go at this- though I won't be able to start untill around the 24th, which won't leave me too much time... :(

Gradius
06-08-2009, 10:30 AM
Some criteria/prizes have been updated.

RainbowToeSocks
06-14-2009, 09:56 PM
I just started taking notes for my editorial today... I'm already 9 pages of notes into it... LOL and im about 1/4 of the way done

HORRAY /dead

NetherOgle
06-18-2009, 06:34 PM
Are newly registered members welcome for these submissions?

DemolitionSquid
06-18-2009, 07:46 PM
Are newly registered members welcome for these submissions?

Unfortunately.

Zero
06-19-2009, 12:44 PM
Unfortunately.

Oh, you're just scared the new guys might steal your thunder. :p

DemolitionSquid
06-19-2009, 01:07 PM
Oh, you're just scared the new guys might steal your thunder. :p

No, they're stealing our beta keys.

They took our jorbs!

Negro
06-27-2009, 09:04 AM
When the results will be announced? That will be only news on SCL or you send a mail to winners?

Gradius
06-27-2009, 09:14 AM
When the results will be announced? That will be only news on SCL or you send a mail to winners?
Both. Announced on SC:L first.

Skyze
07-20-2009, 11:02 AM
Im curious, if we wrote two articles, is that fine? (in other words, two submissions and chances to win, not nessisarily winning two keys, just double chances to win one)

Aldrius
07-20-2009, 02:23 PM
Im curious, if we wrote two articles, is that fine? (in other words, two submissions and chances to win, not nessisarily winning two keys, just double chances to win one)

It's been said that you can make multiple submissions I think.

LordofAscension
07-20-2009, 08:10 PM
This is by far the contest I am most interested in.

~LoA

trace wm
07-21-2009, 08:30 PM
I've been considering this contest for a while now but I just don't have anything interesting to say. :/

RainbowToeSocks
07-21-2009, 09:38 PM
I've been considering this contest for a while now but I just don't have anything interesting to say. :/

Dont worry bout it

I just bullshitted my way through 15 pages

Theres a lot i would change/add but im lazy

LordofAscension
07-21-2009, 10:52 PM
Dont worry bout it

I just bullshitted my way through 15 pages

Theres a lot i would change/add but im lazy

Haha - well we'll take that into consideration ;)

~LoA

YellowDeath
07-21-2009, 11:52 PM
ROFL more chance for me to win XD.

honage
07-22-2009, 07:14 AM
Out of curiosity, what's the idea lengthwise?

I'm using 10 Arial because it looks the best, and I'm only at like three pages on one and like five on the other, how'd you get 15 O.o

Oakwarrior
07-22-2009, 11:36 AM
There is no word limit, right?

DemolitionSquid
07-22-2009, 11:41 AM
There is no word limit, right?

Right. However, one must consider that a 2 page editorial will not be as in-depth as a 10 page, and a 20 page editorial may lose its train of thought and become full of superfluous facts and needless repetition. Please use discretion.

I also have my own question: in the e-mail, would you prefer we copy-paste our editorial into the e-mail body if we wrote it in say, Microsoft Word; or just send the Word document as an attachment along with the e-mail?

RainbowToeSocks
07-22-2009, 08:03 PM
Haha - well we'll take that into consideration ;)

~LoA


I dont know if thats good or not hahahaha


and getting 15 isnt hard if you have lots to talk about.
I think i could have gone another page or two if I were to go more in depth but after writing 15 pages i kind of let it slide near the end. But if mine were to win or even just to go up on the site I would go back and fix it up and such.

rise
07-22-2009, 08:08 PM
It isn't always what you say, it's how you say it.

DemolitionSquid
07-22-2009, 08:19 PM
I still need an answer to my question on submitting. Pasted or Attached?

RainbowToeSocks
07-22-2009, 08:24 PM
I attached mine and Gradius said they got it so just attach yours

but im sure pasting would be fine DSquid

honage
07-22-2009, 10:37 PM
Rainbowtoe - I'm assuming that was over the forums or something, and they don't send back a confirmation that they got it?

And as far as the length - it wasn't that I didn't have a lot to say, rather that there are enormous amounts of information, so I had to be discriminatory. I don't want to write something that isn't funny as well as informative and querying.

RainbowToeSocks
07-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Rainbowtoe - I'm assuming that was over the forums or something, and they don't send back a confirmation that they got it?

And as far as the length - it wasn't that I didn't have a lot to say, rather that there are enormous amounts of information, so I had to be discriminatory. I don't want to write something that isn't funny as well as informative and querying.

no i e-mailed it and asked gradius if he got it

I dont care for being funny as long as its informative
I had like
12 pages of notes that i just extended into a full essay

DemolitionSquid
07-22-2009, 11:01 PM
My editoral is not funny in any way, shape, or form. It is srs bizniz.

honage
07-23-2009, 06:58 AM
I guess it's just my style - I gear everything so that even the lowest common denominator can get something out of it, since I figure if I were to include 100% of the pertinent facts in painful detail the only people who would really read through it are the most hardcore players, who already know all that anyways. After all, the point of an editorial is more to provide an opinion and provoke thought than be super informative on details.

Everyone has a different style though.

rise
07-23-2009, 02:42 PM
DemolitionSquid, attaching your submission is acceptable. If there is a problem, we will contact you.

DemolitionSquid
07-23-2009, 03:59 PM
DemolitionSquid, attaching your submission is acceptable. If there is a problem, we will contact you.

Ok, thank you. I submitted it yesterday so it looks like there's no problem.

Drake Clawfang
07-23-2009, 04:01 PM
I might enter, except I kinda can't. Seems that if I ever want to do a guest editorial for SC:L, all I need to ask anymore is ask nicely :p.

Aldrius
07-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Sent mine in.

I'm pretty happy with it.

Skyze
07-24-2009, 02:10 PM
allright. Gonna go buy some food and then spend all night/tomorrow trying to write two really good editorials.. Hopefully I can come up with some good ideas, altho I think I have two good topics but hmm I dunno.

Wish me luck, I want a key soo bad! My team has afew keys already and I dont wanna be the only one without it =[

YellowDeath
07-24-2009, 03:43 PM
I confirm that I will be sending a submission.

Good luck to everyone.

rise
07-24-2009, 11:41 PM
I will offer the same suggestion to the contestants in this thread as I did in the Fan Fiction thread: revise, edit, and polish.

Skyze
07-25-2009, 10:56 AM
So what times this officially end at? Like, last possible hour we can submit them?

rise
07-25-2009, 11:21 AM
If you submit your article before the end of today, you will be okay. If you submit it at 12:01am EST July 26, you will likely be okay. I'm not going to comment officially about the deadline because I don't want procrastinators to take advantage of us.

YellowDeath
07-25-2009, 05:28 PM
If there are more than four great editorials will you still allow us to see them or will you host them?

Skyze
07-25-2009, 06:18 PM
im really concerned about how good some are gonna be.. =[ its like the TL guide contest, there were some that were just beyond crazy detailed, like a 30 page one on throwing a basketball and stuff.. Im sure there is at least 10 really really detailed and good editorials here.. I wish I started mine like last month, but I was really thinking id have a key by now which hasnt happened yet =/ doh

Skyze
07-25-2009, 11:17 PM
Sent: July 25, 2009 11:59:52 PM
To: contests at sclegacy.com

haha. Im baller. 8 seconds early!

I really wish I started writing this like 2 weeks ago.. I spent about 7 hours today and I still didn't really feel it was good enough to get top 4.. Time to pray!

Its really hard finding topics to write about on a game that I havent played/isnt even in Beta yet =[

LordofAscension
07-26-2009, 12:50 AM
rise was mistaken - you can in-fact continue to send in your entries until 11:59 the night of July 26th.

~LoA

Skyze
07-26-2009, 03:26 AM
Oh really? So today is open all day too?? Hmm, maybe Ill do a hero/fanfict one, or another Editorial.. HMM

Oakwarrior
07-26-2009, 05:41 AM
Hot damn, sent mine in the other day. Let's hope that month's worth of blood, tears, sweat and soda pays off :D

ArcherofAiur
07-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Just to check was mine recieved? Do we know when the articles will be posted? Will they be posted before the winners are announced?

LordofAscension
07-26-2009, 05:20 PM
Yes, No, No.

~LoA

Skyze
07-26-2009, 05:44 PM
darn friend wanted me to hang out today.. so I didnt have time to write a 2nd article. well, heres hoping that mine was decent enough to at least get 4th place! I really neeed a key lol

Gonna be hard, im expecting some really detailed and in-depth editorials from most people here.

RainbowToeSocks
07-26-2009, 11:14 PM
Gonna be hard, im expecting some really detailed and in-depth editorials from most people here.

nah we're all lazy here

YellowDeath
07-27-2009, 12:50 AM
I didn't write an editorial, I wrote a book.

Pandonetho
07-27-2009, 12:58 AM
I didn't write a book, I typed out a library's worth of information.

Skyze
07-27-2009, 05:11 AM
It was so difficult writing about a game that I havent had a chance to play yet, so alot of it was theorycrafting and generally seeing things from the battle reports.. I dunno how you guys could write books on it!

RainbowToeSocks
07-27-2009, 10:34 AM
It was so difficult writing about a game that I havent had a chance to play yet, so alot of it was theorycrafting and generally seeing things from the battle reports.. I dunno how you guys could write books on it!

I never even wrote about SC2

i wrote about SC 1 :p

Skyze
07-27-2009, 11:02 AM
I wrote pretty much based how it is in SC1, with the obvious enhancement of SC2 units.. but lets be real, SC2 will feel very similar to SC1; Terran will still be the most passive race, zerg will still need to mass expand and play map control, and protoss is gonna be consist and well-rounded.

Aldrius
07-27-2009, 11:39 AM
I wrote about SC1 and a little bit about my expectations for SC2.

honage
07-27-2009, 07:42 PM
I guess I wrote more about how I feel starcraft II will end up being as a game - balence mainly as well as the major gameplay pillars and how they have changed. I wanted to argue a point (dramatic changes in macro = slightly different but still awesome game because of A B and C) not so much give info or anything. So it was supposed to be readable.

It was so fun. I really want to read what you all wrote.

ArcherofAiur
07-27-2009, 09:42 PM
I didn't write a book, I typed out a library's worth of information.

I didnt type out a library's worth of information, I transcribed every major piece of human literacy since the begining of time.


Beat that!

RainbowToeSocks
07-28-2009, 02:59 AM
I didnt type out a library's worth of information, I transcribed every major piece of human literacy since the begining of time.


Beat that!

I did that, plus all the minor ones

ArcherofAiur
07-28-2009, 11:01 AM
*shakes fist* RAINBOWTOESOCKS!!!!!

Skyze
07-28-2009, 11:05 AM
hm well I made mine in HTML format, uploaded it to a site that had a similar middle-black section like SCLegacy so its all ready for importing if they decide it is deserving enough.. I'll post the link to it for you guys after the winners have been decided (if im not a winner =/ )

YellowDeath
07-29-2009, 05:49 PM
How long till you admins will be done choosing winners? I guess there is no reason to hurry.

LordofAscension
07-29-2009, 07:09 PM
It'll probably take between 1-2 weeks.

Cheers,

~LoA

Skyze
07-30-2009, 01:54 PM
hopefully the April 1st contest winners will be decided at the same time.

RainbowToeSocks
07-30-2009, 02:39 PM
It'll probably take between 1-2 weeks.

Cheers,

~LoA

hurry up. you're too slow.
you're almost as bad as blizzard when it comes to release dates :p

Skyze
08-08-2009, 04:09 PM
hopefully these will be decided soon!

Gradius
08-08-2009, 04:57 PM
hopefully these will be decided soon!
Hopefully!

YellowDeath
08-11-2009, 04:46 PM
OMG! I want to read these now! T_T...................:(

RainbowToeSocks
08-12-2009, 02:21 AM
taking too long

ArcherofAiur
08-12-2009, 11:21 AM
LoA on a scale of "Soon" to "Delayed" how close are we to seeing these articles?

mr. peasant
08-12-2009, 12:02 PM
LoA on a scale of "Soon" to "Delayed" how close are we to seeing these articles?

Based on LoA's comments (this (http://sclegacy.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20336&postcount=80) and this (http://sclegacy.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20441&postcount=84)), voting for the Hero Contest should be expected to conclude some time within the next 24 hours (if it hasn't already). Then, someone will then type it out in a nice article featuring the winning submissions and likely commentaries by the judges on what gave them the winning edge over the semi-finalists.

So, sit back and wait. Some time within the next 6 and 168 hours, is my best reckoning.

Pandonetho
08-12-2009, 12:04 PM
lol 168 hours.

Syrilus
08-12-2009, 12:39 PM
I hope we get to see the results soon. The tension is at the limit!

LordofAscension
08-12-2009, 03:19 PM
The results will all be posted at some point today - however, the guest editorials won't be posted, just the winning authors. This allows the staff to work with the original authors to expand and clean the winning entries into serious guest editorials.

~LoA

ArcherofAiur
08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
The results will all be posted at some point today - however, the guest editorials won't be posted, just the winning authors. This allows the staff to work with the original authors to expand and clean the winning entries into serious guest editorials.

~LoA

Great to hear. Let the refreshing begin!

LordofAscension
08-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Great to hear. Let the refreshing begin!

The guest editorial winners will also be contacted via email before the winners are announced. Just fyi.

~LoA

Oakwarrior
08-12-2009, 03:50 PM
Looks like I didn't win then :(

theqat
08-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Looks like I didn't win then :(

Unless you already heard from another entrant who did win, I don't think you can jump to that conclusion yet--LoA simply said the winners would be announced today and the Editorial winners would be contacted before the announcement, and there's a good number of hours left in the day :)

Skyze
08-12-2009, 04:28 PM
im hoping they will announce the april 1st contest winners also, or at least give an ETA on that..

LordofAscension
08-12-2009, 05:03 PM
Unless you already heard from another entrant who did win, I don't think you can jump to that conclusion yet--LoA simply said the winners would be announced today and the Editorial winners would be contacted before the announcement, and there's a good number of hours left in the day :)

This is correct. None of the emails have gone out yet. And only the guest editorial winners will be contacted in advance.

~LoA

Syrilus
08-12-2009, 05:04 PM
Great! I'll probably have to stay up long this night because in Europe (Austria to be precise) it's about midnight right now :)

I'm so excited!

RainbowToeSocks
08-12-2009, 06:06 PM
LoA will you let us know when the e-mails are sent out?

LordofAscension
08-12-2009, 06:13 PM
Soon. The results will be out shortly as well.

~LoA

RainbowToeSocks
08-12-2009, 06:18 PM
Soon. The results will be out shortly as well.

~LoA

real soon or blizzard soon?

LordofAscension
08-12-2009, 06:29 PM
real soon - as in, today.

~LoA

honage
08-12-2009, 07:41 PM
Yay Shadow, Demo, and Archer!

RainbowToeSocks
08-12-2009, 07:45 PM
Congrats all, cant wait to read them!

ChaosSmurf
08-12-2009, 07:46 PM
Winners have been announced: http://sclegacy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1094