natea21 (natea21) wrote in gundam_herald,

First draft of contest rules.

The rules are still very open at the moment. If there's something you think should be on there or needs clarifying, let me know and I'll do my best to sort it out!

NOTE: To any Fanartists out there. Would you be interested in having a linked fanart contest at all? I'm working on an idea but I'm curious as to whether a fanart challenge/contest would be something that people would enjoy.


  • The theme is open at the moment. However, if you would prefer to work from a prompt then that can be organised.


  • All pairings are open. Categories will operate on a three fiction rule. Regardless of whether the fics are short or long, if the grand total of fics with a specific pairing is three or more than there will be a specific category for them. For example, if there are two long Heero/Duo fics and one short one, then there will be a Heero/Duo category for both long AND short fiction. If there are two long Otto/Noin fics then there will be no specific category and so the fics will be posted under the category of Other.
  • The contest is open to gen and pairings only, no threesomes.
  • Pairings can be established or future, as long as the pairing label reflects this.


  • All ratings are welcome. G-NC17
  • No death fics or NCS please.


  • Minimum word count is 5000 words.
  • Stories will be divided into short fiction 5000 - 25,000 words, and long fiction, 25,000 upwards.


  • All stories must be completed.
  • Stories must be new, not previously posted on the internet.
  • You can enter as many stories as you like, as long as they fit the rules of the contest.


  • Send your fics as a TXT or DOC file to
  • Please head your fiction with author (this will be taken out for voting and added in later), pairings - mentioning which of these is your main -- or category -- pairing, ratings, and any relevant warnings. Please also include a word count.


  • Stories will be posted up together, anonymously, after the deadline and will be judged by public vote.
  • Long and short stories will be voted on separately within each pairing category. I.E the winner of the Quatre/Trowa short category will win a prize, as will the winner of the Quatre/Trowa long category.
  • Winners will receive an art commission from the artist of their choice.


  • The contest starts Friday April 4th and fics should be finished by 30th September. If more time is needed then there is the possibility of an extension.
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