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:bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple: FIRST KISS CONEST  JUDGING ROUND :bulletpurple: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletred:

Now that the contest is over, it terminated at 10 PM Central Time (9 PM Eastern Time), I want to Congratulate the Members who took up the challenge to submit Prose and Proestry to this contest!

(You can find original contest information at
First Kiss Contest ITU!: inspiretheuninspired.deviantar…

We have 15 Entries, which means that Members completed their first Contest and also met the "At Least 10 Entries" entries rules for group contests!

I would like to CONGRATULATE EVERYONE who participated and especially to those whose entries have qualified for the Judging Round. They are listed below, without author names to keep the judging fair, and to keep any viewer participation or bias opinions being sent to judges on behalf of the authors!


:bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow:   JUDGING ROUND AND CRITERIA :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange:

START DATE: November 9th, 2012   END DATE: November 16, 2012

YOUR JUDGES:  H-A-Cooke (:iconh-a-cooke:)  Kymira12 (:iconkymira12:)  and MistressofQuills (:iconmistressofquills:).

The pieces eligible for judging will be scored using  deviantArt's Twenty-Point System for critiques. The systems is as follows:

:bulletgreen: 5 Points for Vision

  How is the platonic, romantic or familial kiss presented?  What type of society does the kiss take place in?

 Score higher if the vision created is innovative or different.

:bulletgreen: 5 Points for Originality

 Is there a twist on normal human society that other works don't have?

 Score based on how you FEEL in the moment and when the kiss happens.

:bulletgreen:  5 Points for Technique

  Is the grammar, punctuation, and syntax strong?

 How is sentence structure manipulated to get your head into the moment, into the kiss?

 Score lower if any flaws in character and scene development take you away from the moment.

:bulletgreen: 5 Points for Impact

 If you keep thinking about the piece days after you've read it... That's a good impact.

As Judges we will discuss our top picks for the Contest and compare/contrast our nominations to decide the winners.


:bulletgreen: :bulletpurple: :bulletgreen: :bulletpurple: :bulletgreen: :bulletpurple: WORKS ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING :bulletpurple: :bulletgreen: :bulletpurple: :bulletgreen: :bulletpurple: :bulletgreen:

:bulletblue: Confusion of Mummies and Daddies  

:bulletblue: First Kiss Contest

:bulletblue: A Photograph  

:bulletblue: A First Kiss to Remember

:bulletblue: Explosions  

:bulletblue: Basking

:bulletblue: Cryptic Kiss  

:bulletblue: To Henry

:bulletblue: A Kiss  

:bulletblue: A First

:bulletblue: Call Me Cicatrice  

:bulletblue: First Kiss Contest (2)

:bulletblue: Musings


:bulletblack: :bulletred: :bulletblack: :bulletred: :bulletblack: :bulletred: PRIZES :bulletred: :bulletblack: :bulletred: :bulletblack: :bulletred: :bulletblack:

After the judging is over the  the following prizes will be given to the FIRST, SECOND, RUNNER UP 1 and RUNNER UP 2  Winners!


Short Story (Featuring the Characters of the Winning Piece) ~ By H-A-Cooke
15 Points ~ By Kymira12
2 Features ~ By MistressofQuills & forestmeetwildfire
3 Llama Badges ~ By  death-in-the-orchard & Dusky-Inc



100 Word Drabble (including characters of winning piece) ~ By Kymira12
10 Points ~ By  H-A-Cooke
1 Feature ~ By MistressofQuills
2 Llama Badges ~ By death-in-the-orchardand Dusky-Inc



5 More Points ~ By  H-A-Cooke
1 Feature ~ By: forestmeetwildfire
1 Llama Badge ~ By MistressofQuills



3 More Points ~ By  H-A-Cooke
1 Llama Badge ~ By Kymira12


I wish you all luck as the pieces go into the voting round! Don't be too nervous, all the submissions look great!

Stay Inspired,

~ Hales
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck!
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
:eager: Good luck to everyone who entered!
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