In a growing traditio and on larger demand, I would want to present the third Short Story Contest! Right, so here is what I thought. All people who would wish to join the contest sends me with one picture which could serve as an illustration to a book, story, novel, narrative, whatever. On the decided date of the start of the contest, all pictures are revealed. Now, we would need about 5 pics or more to choose from so that everyone can pick three, excluding his/her own. Then, you write a story, to which these three pics could serve as an illustration! Here are the rules: - Everyone provides the judge(s) with a picture at least 2 days before the start of the competition - The picture could be in any medium (including photographs) and is of a generic nature (ie, not too specific) - but, as this is a fantasy forum, fantasy themed pics are accepted (and, possibly, mildly encouraged) - If there are fewer than 5 contestants, the judge(s) are kindly asked to supplement to 5 pictures - The (to be appointed) judge(s) will be able to veto a picture. If it doesn't stand up to spec, contestants will be asked to enter a new pic. If the response doesn't come in time to start the competition, a judge is allowed to replace that pic. - Competition lasts for 30 days from a TBA date, entries must be entitled Short Story Contest #3 [Name user] and posted in the Original Works thread of the Scribes House sub-forum. - One of the judges is asked to post a new thread at the determined start date of the competition, this is the moment at which the photos are revealed to the contestants (to prevent unfair advantage to anyone). - Everyone picks three pictures as illustrations for their stories, excluding the picture the contestant entered himself. - The story must be preceded by a short word on which pictures have been picked. - The short story entry has a minimum of 2500 words, 5000 is the max. Naturally we expect original work, written for purpose of this competition, and can't be earlier published or plagiarized work. - As always, stories are judged on originality, quality of the work, as well as the level in which the pictures relate to the stories. Soo... yeah? Who's up for this? We need some judges as well - or, at least, one. Anyone up to this unenviable task?