10,000 posts Contest - Lets start a Journal!
by, 08-20-2009 at 12:38 PM (1972 Views)
[QUOTE=mrbrklyn;666440]OK - Let's start the official Coin Talk Journal! Put your writing and editing skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be a published author.
Contest Contest Contest:
Object of the game: To Win!
Object of the game number 2: To Learn!
Object of the game number 3: To Educate!
Object of the game number 4: to have FUN!
Background: All fields worth of study have Journals where research and commentary is shared among the college of learned experts. We're all experts, or on our way to being such, so contribute your knowledge to the human race by publishing your article in our NEW Journal
The Task: Choose a coin or paper money type, such as Eisenhower Dollars, or China Pandas, and write an original research article on the history, artistry, and significance of that coin type. Include annotation, images as necessary, and, of course, your write up. Write for your target audience, Coin Talk readers and Coin Collectors world wide.
The top 10 Articles will be selected by our crack committee, which I haven't chosen yet, and the top article will be featured on the cover of the Journal, and receive the [B]Grand Prize[/B] - 5 beautifully printed framed photo's from the award winning coin photographer... ME, and win a FREE copy of the Journal, AND, as if that wasn't enough, one of my two Proof multicolored Perth Mint Octopuses, or another coin in substitution of similar value if you really hate colored coins.
Each Article is to be submitted in its own new thread!!!! with an original title that must start with the words: "COINTALK JOURNAL SUBMISSION:"
Each Article should be at least 1,000 words... - I have a tool to count the words (that should be about 4 pages?? in US Letter print?)
Each Article's copyright is default shared by [B]Cointalk, You and I[/B]. I aint getting into any copyright wars.
No multimedia...that is for another contest (20,000 posts ?? )
All the articles MUST be on topic: [B]Coins, Tokens and Paper Money[/B]
[SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"]ALL ARTICLES MUST BE IN TEXT or HTML FORMAT. Don't post a darn pdf or image.[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]
Articles will be judged as follows:
A) Scholarship - 10 points
B) Presentation - 10 points
C) Original Research - 10 point (this can be tough to score points in)
D) Annotation and Documentation - 10 points...
Write everything with Free Software (OpenOffice, the GIMP et al) get a free 5 points.
The resulting Journal will either be published on my printer or on LULU.com, depending on the demand. ( [URL]http://www.lulu.com/publish/books/?cid=publish_portal[/URL])
Everything will be put together and edited into a single magazine.
Hard Copies will be made available to for $20.00 each to the rest of the public and cointalk community with any profits going to the Cointalk Kitty to help keep this wonderful venue running.
Ebook versions will be available at some yet to be determined price -- again, profits going to cointalk.
OK - that is it! Let's get to work.
Lets hope this puts us on a path of deiscovery