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RetroDaze Christmas Article Contest Rules & Information
(Ends December 10th, 2015)

Article Submissions:

  • Articles should be at least 700 words in length.
  • Articles MUST be all-new, original works, not previously published elsewhere.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions that can be entered.
  • Articles must be centered on "Christmas" related subject matter. Reviews, writings on the promotion of, manufacture of, distribution and sale of, related merchandise IS permissible.
  • Works of fiction are also permissible. The label, "Fiction", should be added to the article title for such submissions.

Submissions will be judged, and one Grand Prize winner chosen.
1st and 2nd Runner Up winners will also be chosen.

Submissions will once again be judged by Ace Collins.


Ace Collins

Ace is an author, sports broadcaster, and speaker who has written 70 books, selling a total of 2.5 million copies. He has written several books with a Christmas theme, which makes him perfect for this contest. I want to thank him kindly for agreeing to once again participate as judge this year. You can read more about Ace at his website, AceCollins.com. You can purchase his works there as well.



Grand Prize

- Your choice of one item from any Sears Wish Book from the years
1970 to 1999. ($500 USD aftermarket value limit - subject to availability on the aftermarket - winner will receive a copy of the Wish Book for the year of choice, from which to choose an item)

- $250 Williams-Sonoma Electronic Gift Card!

Runner-Up Prizes

- $150 Amazon Digital Gift Card!

Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

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Rick Ace Rhodes
I'll start gathering ideas now.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Already got a rough draft done for a run through of my favorite holiday ads. Though with fiction being a thing I might submit the holiday fanfic I'm working on here first  
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mickyarber
I've got a monster sized article I've been working on for Christmas, so I guess it's time to kick it into overdrive and hammer it out for this contest.  But win or lose, it doesn't matter.  I wanted to share my experiences and feelings with everyone here about my favorite time of year.  Looking forward to reading all the other great Christmas articles to come from everyone.
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kidcoffee
Time to start brainstorming.
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Mr Magic
"$150 Amazon Digital Gift Card"

*Imitates cash register noise.*
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A day is like a dollar. It can be spent wisely or foolishly.


ThatDudeintheHoodie
What is considered appropriate for fiction here?
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Vaporman87
ThatDudeintheHoodie wrote :

What is considered appropriate for fiction here?
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The major stipulations are that there be "retro" elements (ie: takes place in a decade we might consider "retro" here - 70's, 80's, 90's) and that it not be a fan fiction (ie: it can't use existing characters, worlds, or stories from privately owned properties. So in other words, it can't be a story about how He-Man finally lost to Skeletor, or anything along those lines). For a better idea of what would be acceptable, read vkimo's winning Halloween article from this year.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Vaporman87 wrote :

ThatDudeintheHoodie wrote :


What is considered appropriate for fiction here?
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The major stipulations are that there be "retro" elements (ie: takes place in a decade we might consider "retro" here - 70's, 80's, 90's) and that it not be a fan fiction (ie: it can't use existing characters, worlds, or stories from privately owned properties. So in other words, it can't be a story about how He-Man finally lost to Skeletor, or anything along those lines). For a better idea of what would be acceptable, read vkimo's winning Halloween article from this year.
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That fan fiction thing was more a joke lol. But thanks for the clarification.
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vkimo
Hmm, I've done memories, I've done fiction. Time for non fiction. A tabulated record chronicling my holiday gift returns. 
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echidna64
vkimo wrote :

Hmm, I've done memories, I've done fiction. Time for non fiction. A tabulated record chronicling my holiday gift returns. 
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or vkimo's top secret fruitcake recipe
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