Althanas Commercial Contest
Writers of Althanas! Present your best commercial scripts for our site and win! This contest will begin today, October 3rd at noon Central, and end Saturday, October 20th at noon Central.
The prizes are as follows:
-First place gets an Experience Gem to boost awarded experience by 50% for the future thread of his or her choice
-All who have their commercials produced will receive Experience Gems to boost their awarded experience by 25% for the future thread of his or her choice
-All who participate get a Treasure Map that boosts gold awarded by 50% on the future thread of his or her choice (gold reward one per person, not per submission)
The selected commercials will be voiced and produced for use by the recruitment team in social media and beyond.
-Anyone with an account on the site may enter up to 3 commercials. (This is per person, not per account. Choose your best 3 and present them.) Please post once only, and within that post include your three entries. Remember, you may edit an entry to add additional scripts, or remove/change them, later.
-Your commercial script must be around 60 seconds when read out loud. Keep in mind that inflection and sound effects take time, too. As a guideline for length, 60 seconds is about 12-15 lines of text on the normal word processor, 12 point, Times New Roman font, all caps — or around 150 words, give or take. The best way to determine whether or not your commercial meets the guidelines is to act it out, against a clock.
-At the end of your script, please give phonetic pronunciations, typed out, of the more exotic words. The best method is rhyming syllables with common words and providing direction on the syllable emphasis.
-There is no designated topic for your commercial. It may be about your character, your power group, a region, a past or present event, or even an OOC approach about the site’s unique features.
-There will be a single winner chosen, but several of the most compelling commercials will be voiced and produced.
-We will have one male and one female voice available, used either separately or together.
-If you have some skill in music or audio, you may provide your own voice (spoken or singing) and sounds, but you will also need to provide a mix-out of all the audio elements and the written script. You may also provide separate music or sound effects for consideration with your commercial(s). This will not necessarily improve your chances to win, but if you have a vision, we’d love to experience it.
-We reserve the right to make edits and revisions to any scripts that will be voiced and produced.
You may also include the following information (optional):
- Male, Female or Both (If you are using multiple voices, you will need to designate which parts are read by whom.)
- Preferred music type
- Sound effects wanted and a brief description of where in the commercial they should appear
- Special instructions/Your Vision/Feel
Disclaimers: (9 plays)
While you retain creative copyright to what you submit, the current and future staff of Althanas may use any or all of it as they see fit for as long as the site exists. Also, you will not, neither now nor in the future, receive compensation of any kind (other than the rewards mentioned above) for your work, whether you win or not. The Althanas staff will retain ownership of the audio files produced to use for the benefit of this site as long as it exists.
If you use or submit audio work not created by you, please include a link to the license or PM Sagequeen a written statement from the creator saying it’s okay to use their work. We don’t plagiarize in our writing and we won’t steal audio from those who created it. If you are unsure, you may PM Sagequeen with questions.