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HubPatron of the Arts Official Contest Thread

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    http://blog.hubpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Picture_4.png
    Welcome to the official forum thread for discussing the HubPatron of the Arts contest!  BEFORE you enter, read everything on our official contest page, including the rules. I guarantee that it will answer nearly all of your contest-related questions.

    For those wondering about the word count requirement: All entries must contain a total of 500 words. If a poem you write is less than 500 words (two words, for example!), you will need to include some supplementary text (e.g. an explanation, introduction, discussion of background, etc...) for your entry to qualify. If you submit a photo gallery, it must contain at least 500 words of explanation.

    Another detail that many people get snagged on: If your entry does not contain at least one image, it will not qualify for prizes. If any of the images are illegally used (e.g. not your own, not properly cited, or not cited at all and clearly not yours), an entry will be disqualified, so visit our Learning Center entry on legal image use to make sure you're going things right. big_smile

    If you would like to get some insider tips from our special HubPages judges that might help you win the contest, check out their interviews on our blog.

    We will be posting links to winning Hubs in another thread - the first winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 2nd, and only Daily Drawing winners will be named during the contest. First, second, and third place prizes, as well as the Smashwords winner, will be announced on Friday, December 2nd.

    I wish you all the best of luck and can't wait to see your entries!!

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are we supposed to post our links on this thread?  Or can we?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        For the sake of simplicity, I'll say no, but we could open up another thread for that if you think folks would like to share and discuss their entries in one place... shall I?

        1. Greek One profile image81
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ive made my 3 submissions

          Did I win yet?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            So far as I'm concerned, Greek One, you always win.

            1. Denise Handlon profile image88
              Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol

            2. Greek One profile image81
              Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              ..and that is one of the many reasons i love you

        2. rebekahELLE profile image91
          rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Simone, I think that's a great idea. I'm sure others are interested in reading the entries.

        3. K9keystrokes profile image91
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Simone, if you have the time a thread dedicated to posting the link entries (like we do with the Weekly topic) would be a great addition for getting the contest hubs located and read, if one is not already in the works... Thanks so much for the contest!
          HubHugs~
          K9

          1. Denise Handlon profile image88
            Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I agree and just mentioned the same thing to her before reading your comments.  smile    Great minds think alike as usual!

            1. K9keystrokes profile image91
              K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You know it Denise! lol

        4. annmackiemiller profile image83
          annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes please Simone

        5. annmackiemiller profile image83
          annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          yes please Simone

        6. Denise Handlon profile image88
          Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, Yes, Yes, Simone!  I think that was one of the highlights of the last contest.  Plus, it will give everyone the opportunity to read any and all w/o bouncing all over the place.  smile     Thanks!

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        ravihomeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yes dear you are suppose to post here...

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image89
      oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very excited for this contest!  What a fun idea, and I love the arts.  Can't wait to see what everyone else is sharing too.  Thanks HubPages for coming up with such a cool contest!  Not sure how to post this without posting the whole post I am replying too, sorry so long.

    3. amymarie_5 profile image87
      amymarie_5posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't add a photo. I've already submitted my story. Can I add a photo or is it too late if it's already published?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Add it before noon PT today and it should still be OK big_smile
        From this point, though, be sure to make sure your entry is all set before you hit publish. I'm so glad you're participating in the contest!

        1. amymarie_5 profile image87
          amymarie_5posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Okay that's great!  I updated it yesterday.  Thanks Simone!!

        2. Victoria Lynn profile image89
          Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm getting conflicting answers, Simone. Do we just hit publish on our entries and have "contest" in our tags? or do we also have to enter our entries on a thread?

    4. alezafree profile image84
      alezafreeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello! A question about the poetry category: Are you accepting all forms of poetry. For instance, is children's poetry okay (as in poems for kids ... not poems written by kids)?

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        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Any type of poetry is allowed.  Make sure the word count is sufficient. 

        Read the rules if you have any questions as many are answered there.

        http://hubpages.com/static/hubpatron_of_the_arts.php

        1. alezafree profile image84
          alezafreeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks!

    5. Victoria Lynn profile image89
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hit publish, but some people say to submit link here, too. Can someone make rules more clear????

      http://victorialynn.hubpages.com/hub/De … thing-Poem

    6. Greensleeves Hubs profile image96
      Greensleeves Hubsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry for being a bit dumb, but I think I didn't publish my first hub in the photo galleries comp in the right way. Can I be clear about it - I added the tag 'contest', but if I want to enter in the photo section, I have to publish the hub under the categories Entertainment and Media -- Photos and Videos -- Photo Galleries.
      Is that correct?
      At first I just added the tag 'contest', so I fear I may have missed the boat with the hub for the contest, though I've now republished it under the hub categories as described above. Please let me know if this is right, and if the hub - http://greensleeves-hubs.hubpages.com/h … eensleeves - is still elligible. Cheers. Alun

    7. Dave Powell profile image60
      Dave Powellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone!

      Though this contest is a wonderful idea, I am going to remove (with regret) the few poems that I've posted to date. One of them ("Fandango") was automatically de-published because it had already appeared in print and online elsewhere (as part of a previous "Year of the Poet" national celebration actually!). And that made me realize how careful one needs to be when posting original works online... especially when one may want to re-publish them in the future (either online or in print).

      So I'll be removing the poems at the end of the day tomorrow. Sadly, poetry is a much different animal than prose... it can't be restricted to just one public display, and it can't be "substantially rewritten" between its online airings!

      That's not to denigrate the idea though... its still a wonderful competition!

    8. Stina Ann profile image79
      Stina Annposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I was planning on posting this a couple days ago, but I finally did! Another poem:
      <snipped-no promotional links>

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        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The entries are supposed to be posted on the thread below.

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86040

      2. Stina Ann profile image79
        Stina Annposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oops, wrong place, sorry!

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      homefellas87posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks dear for share the great information. you have nice job............

    10. arusho profile image61
      arushoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Simone - how do I know that my poem is in the contest?  I added contest as one of the tags, is that all I need to do?  Is there someplace to view all the poems that have been entered?

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        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If you added the contest tag and everything is in order it is automatically entered into the contest.  Click the following link to view the contest rules. 

        http://hubpages.com/static/hubpatron_of_the_arts.php

        There is a thread where contestants are allowed to post the links to their entries.  It is below.

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86040

        1. arusho profile image61
          arushoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          okay, thx!

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      leann2800posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am confused. If, the daily winner is announced at 4 pm. Then, what time of day is the latest time to be considered for that days contest? Do hubs published after 4 pm on one day count towards the next day's contest?

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image62
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The contest started at 12noon Pacific time on the first day. The next 24 hours is one day.  So yes, anything published after 12pm on a given day that is entered correctly (eligible) is then entered in the next day's daily draw.

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          leann2800posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for clarifying that FloraBreenRobinson

    12. falconboy profile image59
      falconboyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for posting

  2. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    I'm getting some more common questions, so I want to address them here:

    Regarding long stories: If you want to submit a story that is particularly long, I recommend publishing it in one Hub instead of in parts, as entries are going to be judged on an entry-by-entry basis (and hence incomplete stories are less likely to go on to win first, second, or third prize).  If you want a higher chance of winning a Daily Drawing prize, however, you might want to publish your story in parts, because that increases your number of unique entries.

    Regarding weeks and deadlines: Though in the past, we had weekly awards, the HubPatron of the Arts contest has only daily prizes and final prizes. So long as you enter between November 1st at noon PT and November 22nd at 12:00pm PT, your entry will be within the correct time frame.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image95
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't it start today, November 1st? The contest rules state, "Contest begins at noon (PT, UTC - 7) on November 1st, 2011, and ends at noon on November 22nd, 2011 "
      I am confused.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry. I'm thick as a plank! That's a typo. I've edited it big_smile
        The contest is indeed live NOW!

        1. sameer.anand profile image61
          sameer.anandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If we publish more than one hub during this time and add "contest" tag to each of them, then are they all eligible?

          1. K9keystrokes profile image91
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yep. Just make sure they are published here on HubPages for the first time and within the contest categories.
            cool

          2. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            K9keystrokes is right on! Though do keep in mind that you can submit no more than five entries per day big_smile

            1. K9keystrokes profile image91
              K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              wink

    2. viking305 profile image89
      viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello

      I have put my photo Gallery hub under Art and design, Photography, Photo gallery.  Is this correct?

      Some hubbers say it should be in the Entertainment and media, photos and video, photo gallery

      Can you please let me know which one is correct, thanks

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi viking305! Sorry for the confusion. It's Photo Galleries under Entertainment and Media. You should be fine so long as you re-categorize your entry before noon (PT) today. That's a bit short of four hours from now.

        1. viking305 profile image89
          viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Simone for the quick reply, I have changed it to the correct category.  I will also now go to the Help Forum and let those there know which is the correct one. 

          Thanks again

          Lorraine

  3. annmackiemiller profile image83
    annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago

    has it started yet? I don't know because of the time difference between us.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Just a reminder, make sure you include the tag: contest.
    smile

    I've read a few entries showing up on the feed. WOW, some superb writing. Beautiful!

  5. marriedwithdebt profile image88
    marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago

    Is there any easy way to read all entries? Would be nice to see what I'm up against 

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Check out the thread for sharing contest entries: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86040

  6. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    I am so thrilled about this contest. I look forward to seeing and reading all of the artistic hubs to come! Good luck Hubbers!
    Hubhugs~
    K9

  7. annmackiemiller profile image83
    annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago

    |Yeah! we're LIVE - good luck to everyone I am looking forward to reading and seeing some fine work in the next month.

    Is there a thread where we can post/see entries?  I for one would love to have one.

  8. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Ask and you shall receive. Here's the thread for posting links to your entries! 

    I'm looking forward to having a peek at your work!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yahoo!  Thanks Simone   smile

    2. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      As always, Simone ROCKS!! Thank you for the thread ma'am! cool

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much.

    4. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Simone - I've been looking for the answer to this but can't find it:  The instructions say 'must be published for the first time and unique to HubPages'.  Does this mean previously published in the contest or altogether on HubPages anywhere?  In other words, can we use previously published hubs which are unique to HubPages and have not been entered into a contest?

      1. PaulaHenry1 profile image69
        PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Must be published for the first time on HP

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ok, thanks.

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yep! PaulaHenry1 is right. Entries must be both original to the site and published for the first time on the site big_smile

    5. Rosemay50 profile image82
      Rosemay50posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is great we get the chance to read hubs from people we haven't yet met

  9. marriedwithdebt profile image88
    marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago

    Oh my! That's customer service!

  10. Dobson profile image81
    Dobsonposted 5 years ago

    Ok, I made my first post, but am wondering if I am within the guidelines with my serial installment. Please take a look and let me know before I do any more.

    It is the Family Secrets - Chapter 11.

    Thanks,

    Dobson

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yep! It's properly categorized, contains at least one original photo that belongs to you (and is therefore legally used), has the 'contest' tag, and meets the minimum word requirement. Totally counts! So glad you're submitting entries in this contest, Dobson!

  11. shibashake profile image85
    shibashakeposted 5 years ago

    I have read the legal image use guidelines at the Learning Center. However, I have two additional questions -

    Do the images have to be unique to HubPages? (i.e., can it be posted elsewhere)

    Do the images have to be unique to the hub? (i.e., can it be posted in another non-contest hub)

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      To answer those questions: no and no! So long as the images are legally used and properly cited (or so long as they just belong to you), you can use the same image in all entries for all the rules care wink

  12. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Simone-I just finished reading all of the hubs posted through Pearl Diver.  They are wonderful-quite a mix of poetry, prose and photographys.  This is so much fun!

  13. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    How exciting! I am glad that I am involved. What a great bunch of hubs! smile

  14. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    @Simone wouldn't it be better to have a separate thread for poetry, fiction and photography.. just thinking out aloud.. may help the readers, they do not have to wade through a serpentine thread if the decide to catch up after a few days.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I can see the value in that, but for the sake of simplicity, I'm going to keep official contest discussions down to three threads (discussion of all categories, entries, and winners) instead of five. Feel free, though, to start a category-specific discussion thread- I bet folks might really appreciate it!

  15. H.C Porter profile image83
    H.C Porterposted 5 years ago

    I am wondering, is each entry being judged within the specific category it is under? Poetry-Prose or Photography, or is each entry being considered for any and all?

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Each entry is being judged only within its category for all prizes but one: the Smashwords prize. That said, each category has its own first, second, and third place prize.
      All entries are in the same pool for daily drawing prizes, though, which are randomly chosen and not based on quality.

      1. H.C Porter profile image83
        H.C Porterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That kinda stinks (I always use photography to support my poetry) Okay... Guess I am making another hub with a showcase of photos... I dont suppose we can create and include an embedded video (Youtube) in our hubs that is considered as part of the judged material can we?

  16. Stories Inc. profile image74
    Stories Inc.posted 5 years ago

    I had a question about the 500 words requirement:

    I published a poem (a captive's narrative) with context notes and in total, that makes for 500 words but since the poem itself is in picture form (which gave it better layout), the words in it aren't digitally registered, so does it still qualify or not?

    1. 2uesday profile image88
      2uesdayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Would it work if you put the words in the 'caption box' under the photo?
      Maybe not just an idea.

      1. Stories Inc. profile image74
        Stories Inc.posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        But the it's a jpg-version of the text itself, so then you get the same text in the caption.

        If it's really required, I suppose I could replace the picture with a plain text box, but it would be a shame...

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It should be fine, so long as the Hub itself contains at least 500 words big_smile

  17. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    Wow!
    I just started a hub with a poem that I wished to share that my husband wrote for me.
    I have his permission. He is a fabulous writer.

    Is it valid for me to enter into the contest my husband's poem?

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Totally, so long as you have permission from your (admittedly awesome) husband and the entry otherwise meets our contest requirements!

  18. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Is there an upper word limit for fiction entries? I have a really LONG story I'm thinking about entering.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nope! No upper word limit! And this is very intriguing!!!

  19. PaulaHenry1 profile image69
    PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago

    Will you be posting winners on a seperate thread as well so we can see???

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes we shall! I'll open it up today after we have our first Daily Drawing winner.

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    SirDentposted 5 years ago

    When doing a slide show, do we have to tag each photo individually? 

    For instance, I have a hub I am going to enter into the contest and I tagged and gave a description for each photo in a slideshow.  The word count went from about 450 to over 1100.  Just to clarify, all the photos relate to one event.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, individual photo captioning is not necessary, though it is a nice thing to do and might help you when it comes to judging.
      Sounds like you're putting together an impressive entry!!

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        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am an impressive individual my Queen of the Known Universe and Beyond.

        1. Greek One profile image81
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Women don't like needy suck ups...  the are looking for wonderful Greek guys with access to European bail out funds

          smile

          1. melbel profile image92
            melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I do.



            jk jk

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              SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No doubt Greek One hired you to distract me.  Or not!!!  tongue

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            SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It looks like we will have to fight it out.  Choose your color!!!!!!!!

            http://www.jeffbots.com/rockem_sockem_robots.jpg

            1. Greek One profile image81
              Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm a lover, not a fighter... can we pick surrogates?

              http://www.stag-bratislava.com/images/katakt/Mud%20Wrestling%203.JPG

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                SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Where did you find that photo of Simone at work before she came to HubPages?

      2. annmackiemiller profile image83
        annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        can I also add to that that Google searches look for image captions to add to the google images so best to have one on each for visibility

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          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks.  This is something I hadn't thought about.

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Excellent point, annmackiemiller!!

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago

      http://www.awardsforanything.com/images/PRODUCT/large/2942.jpg

      Simone deserves this.  Thanks for your hard work.




      Take that Greek One.   tongue

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        OMG. You've made my day. I've always wanted to be named Free Engraving On Every Trophy Up To 40 Letters champion!! 

        I.... I want to thank all of the people who... *sob* helped me get t.. to this point!!   Especially you, SirDent. I can now die a happy neurotic.

      2. Greek One profile image81
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

        sigh,.. got me there...

        what possible response could i give that would illicit the appreciation of the most beautiful woman in the world?

        sad

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          WIN.

      3. ByChanceTV profile image60
        ByChanceTVposted 5 years ago

        Sometimes I just enjoy listening to you guys talk....

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          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I like to do that too but no sound comes from my computer screen.  I start making voices for everyone and the conversations are quite entertaining, to say the least.

      4. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

        Hey 'yall!

        Do address some more common questions I've been getting:

        Regarding contest categories: You can absolutely submit entries in different categories (e.g. two photo gallery entries and one poem and one story). The only limit is that you can submit no more than five entries per day (in ALL categories)

        Regarding contest judge participation: Contest judges are allowed to participate in the contest and submit entries, but their entries are exempt from winning prizes in the categories for which they are judging (e.g. I'm one of the photos judges, and I can't have any entries considered for the photo galleries category, but I could win a Daily Drawing for one of my entries... though because I'm HP staff, I am, most tragically, not allowed to win anything... aside form the trophy SirDent just gave me. Which is awesome).

        1. blake4d profile image79
          blake4dposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thats too bad that you can't win anything Simone. I can send you five bucks if it would help ease the pain. LOL

          Thanx for the updates.
          Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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            SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What she said is since she is judging the photo contest, she cannot win in that contest.  She can still win in the other two portions of the contest, poetry and prose.

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, since I'm HP staff, I am exempt from winning anything T___T
              .... aside from my wages. Which I am alright with....

              In other news, bribes are welcomed!!  Please make all personal checks out to Her Supreme Majesty, Miss Sim1 Haruko Smith.

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                SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                And the egg is on my face.  Thanks for clarifying.

        2. MickeySr profile image88
          MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Simone, I've a question; in the graphic for the contest it says "prose, poetry, & photo" - in the list of prizes it specifies prizes for "poems, fictional creative writing, and photo galleries" . . . for the creative writing entires, is it only fiction that qualifies, like, not essays or nonfiction storytelling? I took 'prose' to be just about any manner of creative writing that is not poetry (narrative, essay, fiction, nonfiction, etc) - is it only fiction that is eligible for this contest?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Anything that fits properly within the "creative writing" category counts, and as Wikipedia defines creative writing as "Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature." I say you're in the clear!

      5. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago

        Thank you, Simone, for all your information. I think the links thread is a great idea. Also, on the word count: I may have made a mistake on that, for with my explanation of the poem I submitted yesterday it pushes the word count over 500. I also post a link to my poem on FaceBook and Twitter, is that a definite NO-NO? Will my poem of 11/1 be disqualified for these two mistakes? It is not clear in the requirements rules about the word count (which stated a MINIMUM OF 500 WORDS) and it is not in the contest rules that we should not share the link anywhere but here. Please clarify these two confusions for me. Thanks for all your help with this contest.

        1. PaulaHenry1 profile image69
          PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I dont believe sharing your hub is against anything, plus the rule is a minimum of 500 so if your over I think that is just fine....

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          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The word count is good as long as it is at least 500 words.  Sharing links on FaceBook and twitter are OK.

        3. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          PaulaHenry1 is right on! Sharing is encouraged- I mean, why not spread the contest fun and your great creative work, right?
          And the word restriction is only a minimum. We have no maximum word limit! big_smile

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
            Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, thank you oh so much!  Now I can relax and enjoy this contest. I am so excited, win or not, I am going to enjoy this so much!

            1. rebekahELLE profile image91
              rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              + Love this attitude! big_smile

              HP should be proud of the amazing quality of entries coming in. WOW, there are some great hubs being published. I'm so impressed!

      6. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

        Here's another reminder to add the contest tag to your entries folks! I'm hearing from some of our judges that a bunch of great poems and stories are missing them.

        Make sure your entries meet ALL our entry requirements by visiting the official contest page: http://hubpages.com/static/hubpatron_of_the_arts.php

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
          Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Is there a special button for the contest tag, or do we just type it in our tag section?

          Where will we see the "daily prize winners" announcements?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Just typing it in works, and now you'll see the sticky forum thread where winners are posted big_smile
            It didn't exist when you posted the question.

            1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
              Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Simone.

              1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
                Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Simone, I still cannot find out how to post a NEW reply to this thread. When I click on the 'Post A Reply' at the bottom of the page it takes me to the Official Contest page where we cannot post links and discuss our poems. I have to come into this thread and reply to one of my previous posts.That is the only I can get in here.

      7. Greek One profile image81
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

        Simone, can I have the brownie points SirDent just threw down the toilet?

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Of course, but only if you have the equipment to properly sanitize them first. Toilets are icky.

      8. leahlefler profile image96
        leahleflerposted 5 years ago

        http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5707291_f248.jpg


        This trophy might be a little better, Simone!

        1. Greek One profile image81
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          that's just pathetic!!!

          Simone doesn't need your personalized electronic awards!  She KNOWS she is the Queen of Awesome!

          .. just like Drax knows he is the King of Outstanding
          .. and epigramman knows he is the King of Wonderful
          .. and Nellieanna knows she is the Queen of Amazing
          .. and rebekahELLE knows she is the Queen of Terrific
          .. and my fellow Canadian saddlerider1 knows he is the King of Greatness

          .. and Poetry contest Hubpages staff representative Camille Harris knows she is the Queen of Specialness

          So stop trying to butter up people!!!

          1. AEvans profile image70
            AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            And all of them were in the top 200 in the last two years on my hubs, I am so proud of them! Oh and don't forget Wayne Brown. Hubbers picked them and look how far they have came? Give yourselves a pat on the back.smile

            1. Greek One profile image81
              Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              (I only picked the ones who were judging the poetry contest smile

              1. AEvans profile image70
                AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Lololo! big_smile You are so silly. I honestly noticed that. And the two who were number numero uno on HP are very popular now indeedy. Habee and Cagsil smile I am doing that again this year, so I wonder who it will be next year. mmmmmmm....... I am scared! lolololo:D

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I dunno, Greek One. I could use a reminder every now and then. I'm a pretty big fan of that thar trophy. wink

      9. leahlefler profile image96
        leahleflerposted 5 years ago

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5707388_f248.jpg

        Hey, I think a lot of people are awesome. Here's one for you, Greek One!

        1. Greek One profile image81
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          you realize that translates into king of sodomy, don't you?

          1. leahlefler profile image96
            leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            D*#! You, Google Translate!

            1. Greek One profile image81
              Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Who is Greek!?!?!

              Google or me!?!!?

              1. leahlefler profile image96
                leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5707582_f248.jpg

                1. Greek One profile image81
                  Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  i forgive you smile

                2. Simone Smith profile image91
                  Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I think that might be the best diagram I've ever seen on this site.

                  1. leahlefler profile image96
                    leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I always strive for excellence, lol!

      10. shampa sadhya profile image87
        shampa sadhyaposted 5 years ago

        How to submit the contest hub? Secondly, where should I mention the contest tag?
        It will be helpful if you mention the steps.

        1. leahlefler profile image96
          leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Shampa, simply start a hub in one of the featured categories, and add the tag "contest" to your entry. Good luck!

      11. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        I noticed now after publishing a spelling mistake, can I go back to edit or is this a fait acompli?

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You can totally go back and edit the mistake, snakeslane! That's one of the awesome things about publishing on HubPages.

      12. PiaC profile image61
        PiaCposted 5 years ago

        For those who may have missed it, the contest is getting some nice publicity already! http://bit.ly/vyHWCn Good luck to all competing!

        1. AEvans profile image70
          AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Impressive!

        2. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
          Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome! That is impressive indeed.

      13. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        Thank you Simone

      14. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

        ALRIGHT!!! WE HAVE OUR FIRST WINNER!!!

        It's blairtracy for Love Me For Who I Am!!

        Awesome poem, blairtracy, and congrats on the win!!

        I've also started up a closed thread where I'll be showcasing all of the contest winners, so that's the place to check if you're tired of wading through this more dense forum thread.

        Now Hubbers, Jason and I are traveling to BlogWorld tomorrow and Friday, which means that our access to computers and stuff might be limited. If tomorrow and Friday's DD winner is not named until about 5:30 or 6:00, please do not hurt me.

        One more little note... <soapbox> some folks who could have possibly won the DD today weren't using their images legally, even though they did cite them. Though naming an image's author is an important part of legal image use (especially if the image is licensed as a Creative Commons, Attribution image), the image's creator must still indicate that it is OK to use the image. So you can't just use any image you find online. It has to be one that's licensed as CC or public domain.

        I know it's complicated, but by learning the proper process, you'll be able to become a stronger, more polished and professional writer! Or something. Just... just a suggestion. The prize money is a good motivator too. </soapbox>

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I hate to be a pedant - just wanted to check - we don't have to list the attribution as long as the attribution exists on the source provided?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You mean on the image itself? We have a policy against watermarks, so that could be difficult...
            But attribution is not necessary if you own the image, I can say that much with certainty big_smile

            1. SimeyC profile image89
              SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No I mean in the 'text' below the image. Do I have to put CC, Public Domain etc - or is it simply that this attribution exists somewhere?

        2. annmackiemiller profile image83
          annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          that doesn't count if the images you are using are your own though - right?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Right!

        3. blake4d profile image79
          blake4dposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Simone, I used images from people I know personally and have permission to do so on several of my poems. How do I cite that.? I used my friends Eden Sky, Joe Lee, Mary Chapman and the Scarlet Woman. All of them I have permission and know them personally....Or can we not use those atall. And do u let contest entries know this at least one time or not.?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I would make a note under source or as a caption that the image is by Eden Sky and used with permission.
            And if a contest entry is selected as a winner but does not have a properly attributed photo, I don't give a warning. If the entry does not meet contest requirements by the time we review it, there's nothing we can do because we have to name daily winners in a timely manner. ^_^;;

            1. blake4d profile image79
              blake4dposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              KO...I think only one or two of mine had that problem. KOH'
              Blake4d

        4. blake4d profile image79
          blake4dposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And what about images that are my own, which are the rest.

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Those you can either attribute to yourself or leave blank. Many people attribute their own photos if they want to clarify their copyright, though technically any image you place online that is not otherwise marked is considered copyrighted by you by default.

            1. blake4d profile image79
              blake4dposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Simone, I think I can work with that. I have options at least, that is all I did want to clarify. There are still quite a few days left, and I can rectify any problems before the wider end of the judging. Thanks darling. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

      15. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        I was thinking same question Simey, not pedantic, ok maybe a little.

      16. Keith Matyi profile image60
        Keith Matyiposted 5 years ago

        Here is another of my submissions.

        http://keithmatyi.hubpages.com/hub/PTSD-in-Prose

        1. K9keystrokes profile image91
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Outstanding work.

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Keith- make sure you share your submissions in this thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86040

          We're not posting links in the main contest discussion thread.

      17. Dobson profile image81
        Dobsonposted 5 years ago

        Did I misread the rules that there would be a winner announced each day in each category?

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          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          View the daily winners @ http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86120

        2. Pearldiver profile image85
          Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I don't believe that you did at all. I also read the script to represent the same as you did. However, I guess with 'creative' contests, it is quite 'creative' being somewhat ambiguous, or fuzzy with the desired interpretation of rules, as much as ambiguity is often a desired effect in storytelling! roll

          Maybe I was only imagining that daily it was somewhat more than merely a 'pick a straw daily' comp drawn across three very VERY different genres. Shouldn't Creative Comps NOT Mix/Judge/Compare Apples with Oranges and also have a greater, more consistant reliance on quality? yikes

          1. annmackiemiller profile image83
            annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I thought it was one in each category too

        3. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The Daily Drawing winner is selected from ALL entries each day, but first, second, and third place prizes (which are selected by our judges) are category-specific. So there will be three first place prizes- one for poetry, one for creative writing, and one for photos.
          The only other prize that does not repeat across categories is the Smashwords prize.
          So we're definitely not comparing apples and oranges when it comes to judging! No worries! smile

      18. 0
        SirDentposted 5 years ago

        HubPages Contest


        The poetry contest is all the rage
        So join yourself up and make a hubpage
        Write your poems and win lots of cash
        Or post your photos we will have a bash

        We will not forget those who write prose
        There's money for them too you may win who knows!
        The contest is great and we can all have fun
        Consider the contest a creative writing lesson.

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Dang!  I wish I could have put that on our official contest page!! Love it!

          1. 0
            SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I posted it on the blog first.  You can still add it if you want.  I don't mind at all.

      19. Dorsi profile image89
        Dorsiposted 5 years ago

        OK I do have a question. An interesting thing has happened during this contest: I have found myself submitting my photos only to find myself also writing a poem about the photo. I have also ended up doing creative writing in the photo hub I made. So how do I categorize these now? And are they only judged by one category? Some of my hubs are falling into all 3!

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's awesome, Dorsi! I say categorize your entries under the category in which they are most likely to win. So if one of these entries has good photos in it, but GREAT poetry, categorize it under poems and poetry big_smile

      20. 0
        SirDentposted 5 years ago

        Is there a way that we can find out how many entries have been made and how many authors have entered this contest? 

        If not, would it be possible to post a sticky, (make it no reply) and update it day by day?

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There's no communal listing this time, since there are multiple categories and the lag time with old ones would freak people out, but I can certainly add total entries so far to the winners thread. I'll do that starting today big_smile

      21. Greek One profile image81
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

        I'm not sure what you are telling us here, Simone?

        Are you saying that I can't tell people on this thread to check out by submission:

        http://greekone.hubpages.com/hub/JamiesMom

        Even though I recently got a "100" by my avatar?

      22. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        Hi Simone, I am wondering where I can find winners from yesterday?

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Snakeslane: there's a forum entry:

          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86120

      23. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        Yes I found that thank you SimeyC. But only lists a daily draw winner. No mention of winners in other  categories.

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          there is only a daily draw winner - there are only Grand prizes (2nd and 3rd places too) for the categories...

      24. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        Really? That was not how I understood it at all. Must go back now and read again!  Thanks SimeyC.

      25. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

        Ok got it, thanks again!

      26. 0
        SirDentposted 5 years ago

        I have a question about using photos again.  There are some photos needed that we cannot just run out and shoot because they might be in another country on the other side of the world.  Wikipedia photos, most of them, are licensed under creative commons.  Many times the original photographer is not even known or mentioned. 

        How do we cite these photos?

        I have one photo on an unpublished hub that is cited as follows:  This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.
        Source: Wikipedia

        I need to know if that is sufficient.

        EDIT  I had to come back and share this.  I thought it was finished and checked the word count.  It stands right now at 499 words.  lol

        1. melbel profile image92
          melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you link me to the photo in wikimedia commons, I'll show you how to cite it. smile

          1. 0
            SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LOL.  I would do that if I knew how.

          2. 0
            SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        2. manlypoetryman profile image69
          manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "One more little note... <soapbox> some folks who could have possibly won the DD today weren't using their images legally, even though they did cite them. Though naming an image's author is an important part of legal image use (especially if the image is licensed as a Creative Commons, Attribution image), the image's creator must still indicate that it is OK to use the image. So you can't just use any image you find online. It has to be one that's licensed as CC or public domain." As Noted From Simone Smith.

          I'm trying to "cite" good photos for my different themes for this contest...I haven't found one good photo in Creative Commons...nor on Flickr/Attribution...nor Wikimedia...(and a whole lot more). None that are any good for  free publication. I have tried for hours and all the photos that are free....suck! They are awful...and it's not from a lack of trying.

          The thing about it is: the topics I am looking for are fairly common, but as Sir Dent noted "It is not like you can just run and shoot a photo in another country" Me...I'm just looking for a simple shot along with mountains....preferably...but it's not like it is in my backyard...or even close by. What a hassle this has turned into!

          Does this mean that my poems will be disqualified since I can't find a good matching image for free for the poem? That doesn't make sense.

          If that is the case...I'm pretty discouraged by the fact that you have to have any old image on your poem to qualify for this contest. If that is the case...I'm going to draw stick figures...and title them...and call them my artwork...then add them to the poem. And I doubt that would help the overall look of the Hub.

          Am I dreaming...or is it really this hard to find simple basic free images that are any good?

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            SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What type of photos are you searching for?  Email me if you want and I will see if I have anything you can use.

            1. manlypoetryman profile image69
              manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks...I just sent you an e-mail with the pics I am looking for. Thanks for your offer to help.

              1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
                Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                For good pics of mountains, look in wikipedia for Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachians. The mountains there are beautiful and the most of the pics are CC or Public Domain

                1. manlypoetryman profile image69
                  manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  OK...Thanks for the help!

      27. 0
        jami l. pereiraposted 5 years ago

        http://jami-l-pereira.hubpages.com/hub/ … ars-Values


        Hope you like it , have a wonderful evening:)

        1. 0
          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL there seems to be a lot of confusion tonight about where to post your links.  This is not the thread to post links on. Post links at the thread below.  lol

          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86040

      28. Victoria Lynn profile image89
        Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

        Okay, so I tried  to read through this whole thread, but I still need two things clarified:

        1) Can we enter more than one submission?
        2) Do we ONLY enter our submissions on the thread given above, or do we also hit "publish now" like we usually do when we publish a hub?

        Thanks. Working on something now....

        Victoria Lynn

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          SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You can enter up to 5 per day in total. 

          Publish your hubs first then come to http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86040 ande post the link to your hub. 

          Be sure and read the rules @ http://hubpages.com/static/hubpatron_of_the_arts.php

          1. davenmidtown profile image85
            davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Victoria Lynn: you may publish up to five hubs per day in the contest... make sure they are categorized properly.  You must publish them first and then you can link them to this forum.

            1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
              Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              davenmidtown--thanks! What do you mean by categorized properly? I have "poem" in my title and tags. Is that what you mean?

              5 per day, huh? Wish I had that many! And that much time! Thanks!

              1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
                Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                It doesn't give the "five" in the official rules, does it???

      29. davenmidtown profile image85
        davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

        I do not think the poetry or creative writing needs to have a photo in them...

        1. manlypoetryman profile image69
          manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If I am reading this correctly: Hub Patron of the Arts Contest rules:


          •Have at least one image, and all images must be legally used

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          manlypoetryman is right. The images are required for all entries.

      30. marriedwithdebt profile image88
        marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago

        Just go to EPA site or Bureau of Land, Natl Park, etc. Government images are already in the public domain (correct me if I'm wrong). Then cite the author as the agency unless otherwise given.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image69
          manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think your right...and it is a good resource...and it is a gov. image...like you say. Still...they are not limitless in photos for every occassion...though, but a great suggestion.

        2. dungeonraider profile image84
          dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Government pictures in public domain normally have [public domain] or something like that written next to the pic, or in the information provided with the picture.  Take care that you do see the public domain tag, as some government sites use individual's picture's (they individual may have rights to it, some government officials are private personalities, as well).

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm really glad you mentioned that, dungeonraider!

            1. dungeonraider profile image84
              dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Simone.  Work done by the US gov't is in the public domain.  A photo of Fenway Park, shot by US Marines, is in the public domain.  Official portraits are in the public domain, if commissioned by the US Gov't.  Hope that helps.

              1. rebekahELLE profile image91
                rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You can check out the Library of Congress website for digitized images. There is a wealth of information on the site. Check for Rights and Restrictions on images.

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                  concerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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