Announcing the Writer Royale III Contest

Announcing the Writer Royale III Contest

Written Monday, September 21, 2020 By Alan Pettit
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What Is It?
Dust off your laptop, PC, typewriter, or your favorite pen, XBA community, because the Writer Royale contest is back! After two years of successful events, we're back with the third iteration in our yearly series. Like the last two years, this contest focuses on writing guides and roadmaps over a 3-month time period. No gamerscore, no completions, just writing! Read on to find out more about this year's contest.

For further information on the contest’s rules, please click the link below, read and have a thorough understanding of the rules.

Rules Thread

Entry Requirements:

  • This contest is open to all site and staff members
  • Your profile on must be set to public
  • Since we want to encourage new writers, there are no requirements for forum join date or minimum post count

Timetable and Sign Up:
The contest will run for three months, from Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 9pm ET through Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 9pm ET.

Countdown to Start of Contest (October 1, 2020 at 9pm ET)
Countdown to End of Contest (December 30, 2020 at 9pm ET)

Best of all, there is no sign up required to be in this contest! Having a guide accepted automatically enters you into this contest. Simply submit your guide in the normal Submit thread, and when your guide is accepted you will get credit towards this contest.

How do I win?
The good news is that everybody who participates is a winner! As long as you write a guide and roadmap that's accepted by the Guide Team, you're a winner. That's it! Browse the forums for games without a guide and roadmap and craft your own. It can be for one of the biggest releases of the year or a simple ID@Xbox game. Start writing today!

If you participated last year, this year's set-up will look very familiar. Since everyone who participated puts in hard work on the guides that they write, every person who contributes a guide and roadmap during the three month period will win something. Each participant will receive an award based the total number of points they earned during the contest. In addition, the person with the most points at the end of the contest gets a special Platinum award to show off in their award showcase!

What do I win?
Each participant will receive:

  •  Contributor: Awarded to participants who receive 0.5 to 2.5 points
  •  Bronze: Awarded to participants who receive 3 to 5.5 points
  •  Silver: Awarded to participants who receive 6 to 9.5 points
  •  Gold: Awarded to participants who receive 10+ points
  •  Platinum: Awarded to the participant with the most points

And to show our appreciation for all your contributions, for all participants, we will be randomly selecting two members to win a physical game of their choice that was released in 2019 or 2020 (so far)!

It is customary to include a discussion thread for our contests. We encourage you to discuss anything you like, but please keep it friendly.

General Discussion Thread

Thank You!
With this third iteration of the Writer Royale Competition, the entire Guide Team is enthusiastically anticipating another strong fourth quarter of quality guides from the XBA community. With a slightly updated scoring system in place, we hope to encourage greater participation compared to last year's contest. We would like to thank all who participate (in advance) for your craft, dedication, and time.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to PM anyone on the Guide Team. We're all always happy to help with anything you ask. If it's your first attempt at a guide, don't hesitate to ask a member of the team to walk you through the process of getting started.


User Comments

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Comment #1 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 06:18:36 PM
Hoping to get some new writers this year!

Forum Posts: 20287
Comment #2 by Dirty130
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 11:58:53 PM
Some rather sexy looking awards there!

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