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Another Contest?
« on: January 06, 2020, 06:34:35 pm »
I'd love to kick 2020 off with a reprise of the Na'vi Language Writing Contests we used to have back in the 2010s!
I propose that this would be open to all levels of Na'vi speakers, both here and from the Discord community, for categories of:  Essay; Short Story; and Poetry/Lyrics, to be divided according to skill if we have enough participants.  Right now I'm only trying to judge potential involvement, so no promises...
If you have any interest at all, please vote, and/or get back to me by personal message.
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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 09:12:53 am »
Nice Idea :D
I would consider participation.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 12:45:41 pm »
This is great idea!   Should have a specific topic, or open to anything?

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 02:59:52 pm »
This is great idea!   Should have a specific topic, or open to anything?

Excellent question!  I talked to Karyu Pawl, and he'd like to see a theme.  He has some ideas, but first he'd like to see what the community has in mind, so feel free to (ie. pretty please, do!) suggest whatever you feel is good, here or in a message.  :)
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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 04:01:50 pm »
Since we are rapidly approaching a new generation of all things Avatar, "visions of the future of avatar/na'vi" could be a great theme. There is a great sense of hope and anticipation surrounding the sequels and all that comes with them. It's a broad enough category to allow for a range of interpretations, too.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 05:02:53 pm »
Since we are rapidly approaching a new generation of all things Avatar, "visions of the future of avatar/na'vi" could be a great theme. There is a great sense of hope and anticipation surrounding the sequels and all that comes with them. It's a broad enough category to allow for a range of interpretations, too.
This is excellent idea :) Yeah, it would give enough range of interpretation.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 05:22:00 pm »
I would be really glad to see the potential of our community. :D
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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 03:12:00 pm »
I would be really glad to see the potential of our community. :D
Yeah, and therefore it's nice idea :)
I hope that enough number of members will want to participate.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 03:13:27 pm »
Since we are rapidly approaching a new generation of all things Avatar, "visions of the future of avatar/na'vi" could be a great theme. There is a great sense of hope and anticipation surrounding the sequels and all that comes with them. It's a broad enough category to allow for a range of interpretations, too.

Mllteie!  :)

I heard another suggestion, which may need a little refinement of phrasing, but: What about Na'vi language/Na'vi culture most inspires your continuing bond with the language?"
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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 04:05:11 am »
I really would like to write something for the contest :D


In my opinion the topic should be a little bit more open and not that Na'vi-specific - Something like "friendship". That makes it easier to not just write poetry or essays but also little stories.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 10:25:06 am »
I really would like to write something for the contest :D


In my opinion the topic should be a little bit more open and not that Na'vi-specific - Something like "friendship". That makes it easier to not just write poetry or essays but also little stories.

That's a very good point! I'll mention it to K Pawl!  Thanks so much for your input and suggestion!
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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2020, 10:26:50 am »
Yeah, it's great idea too :) It would be really good topic for essays or little stories.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2020, 01:29:48 pm »
Count me in.
Like I usually do, I'd probably create a new fable for it :D.

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Re: Another Contest?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2020, 10:30:39 am »
Txantsan ma frapo!!

Okay, for the sake of clarity and my own laziness, I'm going to say this in English, hrh:  We're now at the stage where we're collecting names of potential judges... and we're coming up one short.  Alternately, we could use a person who is willing to collect the submissions, assign them random numbers to make them anonymous, and forward them to the judges.  So, please, if you have any desire to participate in either of these capacities at all, message me with your name and what role you'd like to undertake!  I'm so excited about how this Writing Contest is coming together!  Your contributions will certainly be appreciated! 8)
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