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Critmas is here! (Last Day!)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:53 AM
:new: Today is the LAST DAY for you to get your 12 critiques in! Make sure you leave a comment in this journal linking all your pieces. There's plenty of prizes up for grabs :) Remember you have until  11:59 PM pst TODAY to complete your critiques!



:holly: On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me. :holly:


Back by popular demand, I bring you...

The 12 days of CRITMAS challenge!



"CRITMAS IS COMING, THE PROSE IS GETTING FAT. OUT COMES THE RED PEN TO GET RID OF THAT!" (Memnalar)

Now most of you are relaxing and chilling out on your Christmas vacations; some of you have time off work/school and will be staying at home in the warm over the next week or so. So why don't we make use of that hermit time and do something productive? Get your onesie on, warm up a mince pie, pour yourself a Baileys and let’s get comfortable around our computers!

The Challenge

The challenge is a simple one. Write 12 critiques over the next 12 days. That's only one a day- or spread them as you will (You could even do all 12 today!). 

Anyone can write a critique, you don't need to have qualifications to do so. If you don't know where to start, look at a piece and think about which qualities you do and don't like in it and maybe offer ideas on how the piece can be improved. 

Critiques are about keeping things positive; always make sure you are offering it as a subject of improvement of the piece, not a criticism of why you dislike it.


PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.

Before you start
:bulletblue: READ the piece all the way through.
:bulletblue: Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
:bulletblue: Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
The Tips!
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
:bulletpink: A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that


The Rules

:star: It doesn't matter who you give the critiques to, but don't critique the same deviant 12 times! (The idea is to spread the joy!)

:star: Please only critique pieces from deviantART using the critique function or posting in the comments of the deviation.

:star: Once you have written your 12 critiques, leave a comment in this journal, linking your 12 critiques to me. (Click on the timestamp of your post to get direct comment link).

:star: Past critiques CANNOT be included, only critiques given after the 24th December will be accepted.

:star: You do not have to critique just literature; you can pick any art form, as long as you write 12. However at LEAST 4 must be literature. (Why? Because I’m a lit CV and therefore want this to be slightly bias towards literature :p)

:star: Deadline for submissions: Sunday 6th January 2013, by 11:59 PM pst.:star:

 

 

Prizes!


The prize pool for this is huge, and if more people want to add more prizes, please let me know and I will add to the list! The prizes for this will be given to multiple winners, so everyone who participates has a chance to win!

:eager:
1000 points from
Beccalicious*
500 points from Nichrysalis*
500 points from TheSkaBoss*
500 points from TheGalleryOfEve*
400 points from Memnalar*
200 points from GrimFace242*
200 points from PrismaticMemories*
200 points from LadyLincoln*
150 points from wyldhoney*
100 points from xlntwtch*
100 points from thorns*
100 points from thetaoofchaos*
50 points from LionSchool*
50 points from Creativity-Squared
10 points from DrippingWords*

*Donated via prize pool

2 X 3 month subs from SRSmith
1 month sub from OfOneSoul
3 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from OfOneSoul
3 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from neurotype
3 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from TheFS
2 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from WorldWar-Tori
2 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from :devang-jojoi:

Journal features from Beccalicious, SadisticIceCream,  CRLiterature, theWrittenRevolution

So are you in? :iconeagerpee:

 

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HINT: Stuck where to start giving your critiques? Why not visit the December Critique Thread in the lit forums? :D

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A fantastic critique contest for all- multiple winners, lots of points, and festive cheer!
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:iconbubblemoon66:
bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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This was harder than I thought...but I hope they're all okay :hmm:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
:star: Critiques have been verified, you are in the prize pool
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
Haha, I did one, and I certainly don't expect a prize for effort. ;) [link]

But seriously, this is a cool idea. :thumbsup:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
Yay one, is more than none though!
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
Math wins again! :D
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:iconcreativity-squared:
Creativity-Squared Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a great event and I love the idea! I got my critiques in just in time for the deadline!

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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
:star: Critiques have been verified, you are in the prize pool
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:icondamonwakes:
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
This was a really worthwhile event! ^^; I'm afraid some of my critiques probably don't go into much more detail than my regular comments--I didn't want to go looking for problems--but on the bright side I've finally got around to going through (about two thirds of) the deviations in my message centre.

Holiday Tableau II: [link]
Two for Tea: [link]
Burning Rabbits—WIP 2: [link]
Mess With The Best: [link]
Alone with the Beast: [link]
Self Preservation: [link]
All Sewed Up: [link]
DIY: [link]
Biscuits and You: [link]
Baby on Board: [link]
The Trials and Tribulations of Clan Podeski: [link]
Kelpie location shot: [link]
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
:star: Critiques have been verified, you are into the prize pool!
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
:star: Critiques have been verified, you are into the prize pool!
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconlachoirplz:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Writer
:star: All 12 have been verified and you are in the prize pool!

also lol at number 3! Typical after you spend so much time one it!
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:icondorianharper:
DorianHarper Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Writer
LOL right!? I just had to :lol:

And thank you :tighthug:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for giving me an incentive to barrel through my critique list :P

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It's too early in the year for me to feel this accomplished :B
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Writer
:star: All 12 have been verified and you are in the prize pool! :D
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Writer
:star: All 12 critiques have been verified and you are in the prize pool!
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Yay! :happybounce:
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
People are finishing :crying: I should probably get started on this :hmm:
I will do this, I swear!
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Writer
There's still 3 days to go :D
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
I'm getting there, but I don't know if I'm gonna make it :shrug: oh well at least it got me motivated for a few days and was fun. I'm gonna try getting em done before I have to start my long weekend of double shifts :grump:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
10 hours left :D
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
I didn't make it :grump: but at least I got a few in :aww:
If I hadn't worked doubles all weekend I woulda had it too! I was in the mood :lol:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Writer
Hehe nevermind- a few is better than none :D
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   General Artist
Indeed it is, and now I'm sort of in the mood to have a Crit Competition :plotting: when I have more time.
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:iconstarhavenstudios:
starhavenstudios Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope these critiques are good enough. They seem short to me.

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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Writer
:star: All critiques verified, you have been entered into the prize pool!
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought it might be fun to do some lit critiquing ! I've only done five, I hope to do more :D but thought I'd share anyway, some awesome pieces out there :)
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Writer
Awesome, look forward to seeing the other 7 before we verify :D

Also critique isn't limited to lit pieces, as long as 4 of the 12 are lit, the entry is valid :D (Just in case you wanted to critique photography etc!)
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's a good plan :P I'll head over to some photography bits too!
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
10 hours to go :D
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I won't make it :D
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:iconbrightenyoursmile:
BrightenYourSmile Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Hi I think there might be a typo for the prize :) my username is typed wrongly XD
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:icontimberclipse:
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lol... I saw the title and was about to be like: "uhhh I think there's a typo" and then I saw the actual journal :giggle:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
:evillaugh:
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
Here are my critiques:
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Hope they fit the requirements. If not I will gladly change some/do more.
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
:star: Critiques have been verified, you are into the prize pool!
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
Hoorah! Random question: Do I need to watch you or anything for the notification of the winners, or will you notify them?
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
I would if you want to see the results :)
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
Cool, you are now watched :paranoid:
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:iconshehrozeameen:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
here're my critiques:

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I hope they fulfill the requirements of your contest.

Cheers.
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
:star: Critiques have been verified, you are into the prize pool!
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:iconshehrozeameen:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) Thank you. Much appreciated.
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:iconthefs:
TheFS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay, I'm finally done with all 12! Took a while, but I'm done! :hooray:

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Not that it counts, but I've been critiquing for just over a month now, and I've filled my Favourite's Gallery with all the critiques I've done. There's nearly 60 now! =D

Oh, and if it's possible, I'd like to add my name to the prize list as able to do three detailed critiques for whoever wins. You know, spreading the love and what-not!

Thanks! ^^
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Writer
:star: 12 critiques have been verified and you are entered into the prize pool!

Also thank you for your prize offer, I have added these on the journal!
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:iconthefs:
TheFS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :dummy:
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:iconbrightenyoursmile:
BrightenYourSmile Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think I will be able to do 2 detailed critiques for the prize, do you think you can add me there?
Thanks :)
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Writer
Much appreciated! Have added to the prize pool :D
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