Popular Post XRPeteSampras Posted July 6, 2018 Popular Post Share Posted July 6, 2018 In studying XRP since September of 2017, I’ve become convinced of its superiority, utility, and potential. Much to my pleasure, I’ve also learned that the XRP community is comprised of a great number of diverse and good-hearted people. And they’re clever and insightful to boot! It is with great excitement that I announce it is time for you all to channel those abilities and enter the XRP Short Story Contest. I’ve always been a fan of short stories and have found some to be incredibly impactful. Their potency is often surprising, given the fact that their medium is so condensed. Blogs and chat posts are great, but short stories can be unrivaled in capturing our imaginations. Recently, I thought that the subject matter around XRP, Ripple, the Internet of Value, etc., could make for some very fascinating short stories, and might even lead to some innovative or inspirational thought. This caused me to write one of my own, which I posted here on XRPChat: But I am the most excited when I think of reading what others in the community can come up with! To supercharge this endeavor, I’m offering up three rewards (yes, out of my own pocket): 1,000 XRP for the best XRP-related short story 500 XRP for second place 250 XRP for third place Here’s the deal: Use your imagination, start brainstorming, and reach down into the passion and wonder that you all have concerning XRP. Write your short story of no more than 5,000 words and submit it to the new “Fan Submissions” section at XRPChat by midnight, August 1st, 2018. Sometime on August 1st, a new post will be made on XRPChat that will include the title of each of the eligible entries in the contest that the community can vote on. Voting will go on for exactly one week until midnight, August 8th, 2018. This will allow the community to have at least a full week to read all entries and cast their vote for the best short story. Want to write, but not sure what to write about? Feel free to reference my story to see just one example of what can be done. Otherwise, write anything you want, as long as it references XRP in a positive way! Still a bit unclear? Here are some examples of story premises off the top of my head: A ‘Sliding Doors’ type story that details a day in the life of a person struggling to send a remittance to family vs. the same day in that person’s life with Ripple technology and XRP available to them. A comedy story about a former SWIFT executive who is down on his luck in a bar, talking to a stranger about the technology that he used to laugh at—until it brought down his company and put him out of a job! A futuristic story that details the incredible and complex new derivatives market, making use of Codius and XRP. A futuristic story about the world of micropayments. …And remember, these are examples that I’m just throwing out there! Use them if you want, but I’m excited to read what you can come up with! Now, for the rules: Short story must be submitted by midnight, August 1st, 2018. Only one story per person. Story must concern XRP in a positive way (Stories that concern Ripple, Codius, Coil, Interledger, IOV etc. are just fine, but make sure XRP is highlighted within the story!) Story must be less than 5,000 words and must be the poster’s original work (no plagiarizing). Must be in story form (not poetry, limerick, play, blog post, etc.) Must be posted in the “Fan Submissions” section on XRP Chat. Each entry will need to include 'Short Story Contest Entry' and their title. Example: 'Short Story Contest Entry: Progress' Contest entrants must have an XRPChat account (No anonymous 'guest' posting), and a wallet that can receive the winning XRP should they win. Voting will begin at some point on August 1st, 2018, lasting for one week until midnight, August 8th, 2018. Only those with an XRPChat account may vote (one vote per person). The entry with the most votes wins first-place, second most votes wins second-place, etc. No crudity or vulgarity in the stories. Take your time and try to proofread, please (you have almost four weeks). No one is perfect, myself included, but we don’t want too many spelling and grammatical errors in something that will be reflecting upon our community! ? Please, no negative posts about people’s stories. It can be a difficult experience to share a story that you’ve worked hard on, only to see it be disparaged by somebody else. We need a welcoming environment. If you like a story, great! If you don’t like it, just don’t vote for it! XRPeteSampras reserves the right to deny any entrant due to a rule infraction or any other “good reason”. Don’t worry—I’m quite reasonable, but I’m putting up my own money for this thing and I don’t want anyone taking advantage of any loophole that I may have overlooked in my rules! Sorry Anti-XRP FUDsters, you’ll have to deal with the centralization on this contest. Good luck, everyone! What are you waiting for—start writing! Global, Flintstone, Maldepanza and 34 others 34 2 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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