RPOTA.COM Monthly Writing Contest: Giving Away $170 Add-On Credit & $70 Art Commission

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    Here ye! Here ye! Biographers, Historians, Diplomats, Journalists, Story Writers, Quest Designers, Videographers and Musicians! RPOTA is in dire need of your amazing talents! Role-Players of the Avatar is hosting a monthly contest to award those most famous with their quill, camera, piano or lute! Piano or Lute you ask? Why yes! A module has been added for sharing ABC files, so an accompanying contest was also created!

    Journey to the RPOTA website, and share in the grand adventure!

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    Well my friends, please please sit back and enjoy the new content at RPOTA! I very much look forward to your submissions, and I hope much happiness comes your way in the month of Marse! I'll have the contest winners announced likely around Apru 10th or thereabouts.

    Take care, friends!
    Rick/Duke Elgarion De'Kahli
    Dedicated SOTA Fan #1,257,532




    PREVIOUS CONTESTS:
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    Apru Contest...
    the winners have been selected! Please take some time to congratulate our winners below and show some appreciation for their fine work and creativity!
    Congratulations to the winners for Apru! I look forward to seeing more exciting content in the months to come!



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    Marse Contest...
    the winners have been selected! Please take some time to congratulate our winners below and show some appreciation for their fine work and creativity!
    Congratulations to the winners for Marse! I look forward to seeing more exciting content in the months to come!

    Of very special note for the Marse contest, the wonderful community of Beran's Reach has offered to sponsor ADDITIONAL prizes for the writers at RPOTA.COM! Thank you VERY much Tahru for taking such an interest in the creativity throughout New Britannia! Here are the contest rules that were presented:

    Promotion for: The Beran's Reach Community and RPOTA
    Judges: @Aimend - @Duke Vallas [BEAR] - @Tahru
    Judging Requirements: Completely subjective.
    Writing Requirements: Story contains reference Bear Tavern or Victory Arena
    First Place: $50 Add-On Store Credit + Stone Bear Statue
    Second & Third Place: Bear Mask (even is there are ties)

    Good luck artisans of New Britannia! I hope the success of these contests inspires others to take to quill and ink or pick up flute and harp! LONG LIVE SHROUD OF THE AVATAR!



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    Februa's Contest... the winners have been selected! Please take some time to congratulate our winners below and show some appreciation for their fine work and creativity!
    Congratulations to the winners for Februa! These were some of the best entries yet, and most worked in very perfectly with the monthly role-playing theme of Love and Confession! I hope to see more outstanding work from this amazing community of writers. Please... PLEASE let me know what I can do to aid you to share your stories and adventures and creativity!



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    Janus's Contest... Congratulations to all of the winners! You'll notice each winning entry has been tagged with a title identifying each with reddened text so our fine winning entries stand out amongst the rest :) A huge thank you to the judges for taking the time to pour through the Janus's content! Below are shortcuts to each winning entry for easy viewing...
    Congratulations to the winners for Janus!



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    Decembre's Contest... with another contest behind us comes another round of victors! Look below to see who our oustanding guest judge was and who he selected as his favorites!

    W. O. Billman II has been an amazing contributor to the Shroud of the Avatar Community...Through the brilliant writing of the Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings comic book, Will Billman II, along with artist Indi Martin, brought the Shroud of the Avatar community an tantalizing glimpse into the world of New Britannia. Together, they "create dwarf planets" through collaborative efforts as Tortoise & Hare Creations. T&H maintain a Patreon page which provides patrons who pledge to their endeavors a wide variety of goodies to include prints and even original artwork! There, you can look through a wide variety of their creations and learn of upcoming projects. One such project, called GoCache, is a custom GeoCache game which includes cards designed by this talented team! Also, you'll notice RPOTA.COM contains many pieces of T&H artwork: The Seven Sons, The Lone Wolf Faction, Admiral Gray, and The Broken Anchor Faction! Also, the grand prize winner each month wins a T&H art commission -- a $60 value!
    Congratulations to the winners for Decembre! I look forward to seeing more exciting content in the months to come!



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    Novembre's Contest...
    a very very special thanks to Novembre's judges and authors of the various content submissions!

    Lady FireLotus, Community Manager and Content Writer at Portalarium...
    Gina “FireLotus” Dionne got her start in the gaming industry working with Richard Garriott and team after being “discovered” doing what she loved; moonlighting as the Community Manager for a popular Tabula Rasa fan site. She moved to Austin, where she spent the next few years working as the web content writer and editor for both Tabula Rasa and City of Heroes. Since then, Gina has lent her talents as an independent contractor to several projects, most memorably Star Wars: The Old Republic. But Gina’s heart and her passion never strayed far from Community, and it wasn’t long before she was called home to work as the Community Manager for Shroud of the Avatar. Learn more about the developers for Shroud of the Avatar at their official website!

    Count Kazyn Phoenixfyre, Esteemed Community Leader from the Phoenix Republic & Port Phoenix...
    Kazyn is the founder of The Phoenix Republic and a proud Citizen of Elysium. And through his amazing dedication to Shroud of the Avatar and with countless community projects under his belt, he is a ONBE recipient, a Royal Warrant Holder on behalf of the Phoenix Republic and the proud bearer of the fabled Chaos Spoon. And even after all these accomplishments, Kazyn has time and energy to be the sovereign of Port Phoenix itself! And what? Something else?! Why yes! Also Kazyn leads the charge in providing postal services throughout New Britannia -- support his latest cause and perhaps the developers will take notice of the amazing potential of this project!

    Balec Fares deCani, Community Leader from Bear Tavern...
    When the world does not call Balec into peril whilst fighting elves and undead, you might find Balec Fares deCani serving his patrons at The Bear Tavern, one of the most renowned inn's throughout all of New Britannia, or he may be playing music with his friends and showband, Balec & the Crypical Enlightenment Travelling Show and Revue or leading a tour with the deCani Tour and Expedition Company to the far reaches of the lands. Regardless of the venture, you can be assured that Balec pursues it with passion, professionalism and dedication.

    Congratulations to all of the winners! You'll notice each winning entry has been tagged with a title identifying each with reddened text so our fine winning entries stand out amongst the rest :) A huge thank you to the judges for taking the time to pour through the Novembre's content! Below are shortcuts to each winning entry for easy viewing...
    So be sure to visit RPOTA.COM and get your submissions in before the end of the month! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!!



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    Octobre's Contest...
    a very very special thanks to Octobre's judges and authors of the various content submissions!

    Amber Raine of Blood Omen Caverns... the High Priestess of Chaos, a proud and faithful member of The Phoenix Republic and resident of Port Phoenix. Find her amazing works and poems throughout the SOTA community, definitely evident at Avatars Radio and throughout SOTA's community forums and amazing host to the Church of the Dark Star!

    Gabriel Nightshadow of The Bear Tavern Guild... a man of mysterious past hailing from Wizards Rest of the Hidden Vale, Gabriel is a dedicated role-player and member of The Bear Tavern Guild and the Beran League. Be sure to seek his amazing works at TheCaverns.net and The New Britannian Theater Troupe!

    Stryker Sparhawk of White Hart... a man who seeks the fabled city of White Hart, Stryker dedicates his time towards role-play and amazing involvement throughout the SOTA community. Discover his influence at Avatars Radio, where he serves us all as a devoted staff member. Also, each week he hosts the "Stryker Sparhawk's Happy Hour" role-playing event, open to all who care to join!

    Congratulations to all of the winners! You'll notice each winning entry has been tagged with a title identifying each with reddened text so our fine winning entries stand out amongst the rest :) Thank you Amber, Stryker and Gabriel for taking so much time this month to judge Octobre's content! Below are shortcuts to each winning entry for easy viewing...


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    So far, RPOTA has consumed well over 1000 hours of development time. It is a site purely for the community with no hidden fees, ads or tricks to steal your gold. RPOTA serves one purpose and one purpose only, to provide the most thorough and extensive RP database available to the Shroud of the Avatar Community.

    Coming soon? A new module called, "My Collections", which is intended to help people organize their in-game book libraries! I'm not sure if I'll figure out an accompanying contest for the Collections module, but rest assured, it will help every lore junky in New Britannia immensely!

    Join us now and take part in the development of RPOTA. Already much has changed based upon community feedback! The more interest the site garners, efforts to provide great content and contests will multiply! Remember, with each prize awarded, more money is donated to the creation of Shroud of the Avatar!

    Take care friends,

    Rick/Duke Elgarion De'Kahli
    Dedicated Fan #1,257,532
     
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    Just a reminder folks to get those entries in -- I extended the deadline again to end on a Sunday, so end of day May 1st will begin Apru's content review and May 2 will begin the new monthly contest duration :)

    Thanks so much for the entries thus far, and long live Shroud of the Avatar!
     
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    I'll try to get something in!
     
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    Updated the ad above to show the Maia graphic and contest :) RPOTA shows Apru's winners but I've yet to get my message together as to who the winners were -- I'll try to have that done and published everywhere before Friday Night! Thanks again for the participation folks. This community is truly inspiring!
     
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    I saw you got some new content posted Ender! Thank you, my friend! You are truly a story writing master!
     
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    I added two new journals that night and finished off a storyline with two new chapters.
     
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    APRU CREATION CONTEST WINNERS have been selected! Please take some time to congratulate our winners below and show some appreciation for their fine work and creativity!
    Congratulations to the winners for Apru! I look forward to seeing more exciting content in the months to come!

    (Sorry so late with posting the winners!)
     
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