Picture Challenge III

Honour

Consequences

Five Ingredients II

Songs

Customs

Expectation

Picture Challenge II

Night

Survey results & NEW RULES

Joker theme

Fear

Hunt

Five Senses

picture challenge

Ideas

Misunderstandings

Habits

Trust

Walls

Originals and Copies

Resolutions

Doors

Sacrifice

Sky

Birthdays

Oaths

Brothers

Pain

Anonymity

Waiting

Life and Death

First

Escape

Memories

Creatures

Stones

Knowledge

Directions

Opposites

Circles

Money

Raiment

Sickness

Out of Place

Unexpected Adventure

Endings

Beginnings

Alphabet Story

Weather

Bonds

Betrayal and Forgiveness

No Time

Yes, I do

Mystery

Mmmmmmmm...

Temptation

Shadow

Holidays

Letters

Smile

Magic

Mountains

Dialogue

Weapons

Capture

Smells

Promises

History Repeating Itself

Jewels

Last Words

Seed

Around the Fireside

Moments of Transition

First Meetings

Stars

Languages

Heirlooms

Candles

Stories and Pictures

In the Name of Love

Animals of Middle-earth

Alcohol

Numbers

Music

Colours of Middle-earth

Dreams

Trees

Father and Son

Names

One Voice

Anniversaries

Heart Break

Resolutions

Losers Weepers

Finders Keepers

Devil's Advocate

Falls

Journeys

Five Ingredients - Your Recipe

The Student Surpasses the Teacher

Mothers

Pranks

Return of the Light

Trading Places

The Price of Freedom

Giving Gifts, Receiving Gifts

Bad Habits

Weird Tales

Crossroads

Elven Realms

Competitions



Crime and Punishment

"When I Was Your Age...!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Excuses

Leavetaking

Once Upon A Time

Disguises

Healing

Love

Growing Up

Twenty-Four

Dark Places

Friend or Foe

Well-laid Plans

The Sea, The Sea

Good and Evil

The Four Elements

As Time Goes By

Childhood Fears

Whodunit

Me, Myself and I

Skills

Maidens of Middle Earth

Crossing Borders

On Location

Home is Where the Heart is

A Glimpse of the Future

That's a First

Hobbits

Secrets

Unlikely Heroes

The O. C.

Lest we Forget

Proverbs

Choices

Friendship

If I could turn back Time

Wanderlust

First Sentence

Things to be Thankful for

White Lie

Winter Wonderland

Rituals and Festivities

Boo!

Happiness/Unhappiness

Family

Drabbles

What If ...?

One Title: Your Story

A Fairy Tale, Middle-Earth style

Games People Play

Friends in Small Places

We always try to find themes that give you as much freedom as possible concerning plot, genre and rating of your story. Still, a fanfiction contest can't do without a few rules. Please note that we are in a transition period of testing new rules. These rules are temporary until July 1st 2018, when we will announce their definitive version.

Contest entries

  • The contest runs in two separate cathegories - fanfiction anf fanart.
  • Ratings may go up as far as M, but please keep in mind that our audience consists of different age groups.
  • No Mary Sues, please.
  • The entry must feature character mentioned by Tolkien in any of his works set in Middle-earth.
  • You can only participate with one entry per challenge.
  • The entries will be displayed on the website anonymously to give everyone a fair chance of winning. Therefore, you may only repost your entry elsewhere after the voting is over and the winners have been announced. The anonymity is one of Teitho's unique features, don't spoil it!
  • Of course you can use the Teitho theme as inspiration for a story or picture, even if you don't send it in as a submission. As a courtesy, we would ask you to not post your story until the contest is over as to not influence voters.
  • Please use only teitho.contest@gmail.com to send in your entry. Entries sent elsewhere will not be eligible for the contest. Send your stories as an attachment in a text file (doc, docx or rtf) and pictures as jpg or png. (If we can't open it, we'll get back to you, don't worry.)
  • The header information for stories must contain:
    - story title
    - penname (revealed only after the voting period)
    - challenge
    - summary
    - rating
    - characters
    - warnings (for slash, AU, violence, character death and other potentially disturbing elements to some readers)
  • The header information for pictures must contain:
    - picture title
    - name or nickname of the artist (revealed only after the voting period)
    - challenge
    - technique of creation
    - optional: description of the depicted scene
  • There is no minimum length for stories, or required form - you can write poems or drabbles, submit traditional and digital art, or even artisan crafts. The recommended maximum length for stories is appr. 20 doc-pages. It's for your own good to not write a story longer than that, because it might discourage some voters from reading it, but no story will be disqualified for length.

Types of challenges

  • A new challenge is posted on the 1st of every month, and every challenge runs for two months (two challenges are always active at the same time).
  • Regular challenges - a word or phrase
  • Picture challenge - twice yearly, in March and September
  • Joker challenge - in December, allows you to pick any of the past challenges and submit an entry inspired by it
  • Other challenge - in June (music, a list of random words or some other type of prompt)
  • Illustration for a Teitho story - a special artistic challenge running for the entire year (deadline is December 31st) to illustrate one of the stories posted in that year. Due to the long period of this challenge, the entries will not be anonymous and will be allowed to be posted elsewhere and one artist can participate with several entries.

Voting:

  • The voting period starts with posting of the entries, and lasts for two weeks, with a possible one week extension if the number of stories is too high.
  • If you would like your vote to be as objective as possible, please refer to our voting guide.
  • Authors who compete in the challenge can vote, but they are not allowed to vote for their own stories and pictures. This might seem discouraging, as it feels like voting *against* your story. That's why, if your vote would have been a deciding one, pushing your story to a lower place, your story will not lose its position based on it. (It means that if you vote for a story that is in the same position as yours in the final score, your story will be given the same number of bonus points.)
  • The voting is done through a poll, separately for the writing and artistic cathegory. You can vote for 3 entries, ordering them from 1st to 3rd place.
  • Please do not ask your family and friends for sympathy votes. Teitho is about creativity and displaying a wide array of entries for a given theme. It is not first and foremost about a hard race to the first place. We would like to keep this contest fun for everyone.
  • Please note that despite the voting guide, the voting might still sometimes reflect the voter's favourite characters and story genre rather than quality of writing or art. We would just like to emphasize that it's more important to participate than to win, and all participant will receive a banner for their entry, unique for every challenge.

If you still have questions about anything, feel free to drop us a line at teitho.contest@gmail.com. We'll be happy to answer!

 



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