View Full Version : How not to hold a writing contest.


ardeegee
07-19-2010, 08:29 AM
All stories were required to be handwritten (among other restrictions) and nobody entered.

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/18/hg-wells-writing-com.html

Sweetpea
07-19-2010, 09:28 AM
So, how is the contemporary life in Kent? And where is Kent anyway? That's south-west of London, right?

Valmore Daniels
07-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Funny :)

Mike L
07-19-2010, 12:49 PM
Well, I think it's a great shame that this idea failed. Anything that encourages good handwriting is to be applauded.

That said, there's no way I would enter a competition like this that requires hand-written entries. The level of handwriting in the world today is appalling, but mine is even worse. I wouldn't want to inflict it on anyone.

Sweetpea, you asked: And where is Kent anyway? That's south-west of London, right?
Nearly right. It's south-east.

happy_terd
07-19-2010, 02:17 PM
I think it is a pretty cool idea to have everyone do it that way.

I can see how it failed though. A lot of people are dependint upon spellchecker. :D