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TaT Contest # 1: Readers Choice Votes


Well guys, the TaT Contest is over now. Happy to announce that we have 12 Contest Entries which fulfilled all the requirements as mentioned in the Contest Rules, posted earlier. Three among these 12 Stories will be the winners of this contest and there will be two other stories which would be awarded consolation prizes. That’s the work of the judge(s) and you need not worry about the same - be assured that the stories are in good hands.YOU ARE A JUDGE TOO!Well, it is time for you to be a judge here. Apart from the winning awards, there will be a Readers' Choice Award too. That makes Six awards in total and it is possible that six out of the twelve stories win this contest. To affect the Readers' Choice Award, YOU need to vote. Please read all the Stories listed below and choose the best two, as you feel. Send an email to with the name of two authors and their stories in proper order (e.g. Story # 1: Ms. AA; Story # 2: Mr. BB).NOTE: Votes of only the participants will be considered.Here is the list of Stories / Writers who participated in TaT Contest # 1:1. Amias: When I Grow Up2. Kuyerjudd: The Unlivable Dream3. Tasneeem Najmuddin4. Old Grizz5. Pisku: Come and remind me6. Roshwrites: My Childhood Dream7. Christopher Poshin David8. Anna (Ofira Sephiroth)9. Princess Sonshu: The Dream Came True?10. Quirky Mon: My Childhood Dream11. Dee Martin: Stealing Time part 312. IronGirlTraveling / Tele King: Still deciding what I want to be when I grow upNOTE: The stories listed above are in sequence of the stories being mailed to us. The Stories that does not have a link along with them will be updated once we get the exact link from the writer. We have tried our best to get the links of the other stories, but we could not find the same for these. Rest assured that we have received the mail along with the story.A Word From Story Teller:I enjoyed hosting this contest as much as you guys must have enjoyed participating in it. Thank you all for making it this big. I hoped for a lot more participation, seeing the number of posts in the weekly prompt; however, we need to move on with whatever we get. There were a few unfortunate irregularities during the Contest which made Mr. Linky Widget unavailable during the contest. Hence, the judge(s) have agreed to skip the rule of linking the story from the original blog and have considered all the entries that failed to link. Remember, the 12 Entries we have here are those which have met all the Contest Rules. The rest had to be removed for the sake of the contest and thinking of other participants who spent time to get to know about TaT Contest Rules and then participate. I insist you all to read the above stories and cast your vote and elect the Best Story under Readers' Choice. Please do not worry about the Contest Rules when you vote. You vote on your liking and understanding of the story. Again, a big hug and a bigger "thank you" for participating in the contest and promoting Tell a Tale.Write On![...]

Contest 1 Closes


Thanks all for participating in the First Ever TaT Contest. The Contest is hence closed now. There will be a post tomorrow about the participations. Please keep a track of all. The evaluation will be on from now. The Readers Choice will also come into effect. Stay Tuned for the next post!

No More entries will be accepted!
No Prompts for this week.
Best of Luck to all the participants.

Week # 1: (anything)


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Contest Prompt: My Childhood Dream
Word Limit: 750
Contest Start Date:
May 6, 2009
Contest Closing Date: June 3, 2009

Please make sure that you participate before the closing date. You have got 1 full month's time. There will be no further prompts during this time on TaT. Do read other participants' stories too and encourage your friends and colleagues, whom you know to have a good hand in writing to participate. Remember, this is the first Contest at Tell a Tale and (probably) hence, is open to all.

You have ample amount of time. So, please take as much time as you want to, to write, post and link your story. Please have a thorough knowledge of the Contest Rules before participating. Incomplete participation will not be entertained.

I would like to wish all of you all the very best.

Write On!

The first post!


Hello friends. First of all, a very warm welcome to “Tell a Tale – a space to share.” This place is created for you – for you to share your stories and read others who share theirs. This is an attempt to bring together the immensely talented bloggers who write stories and find very little exposure. This is in hope that more people we share their stories and even more will read and enjoy the creations segregated in the world of blogs.

The first prompt will be posted in the coming Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Stay tuned!

It will be nothing without your participation. It will be an earnest request to all the bloggers to share their stories here in regular basis to share and entertain the blogger family. And for sure, this will attract higher traffic to your individual blogs. Looking forward to a huge participation!

Write On!

Contest Rules


General Contest Rules (To be followed strictly): Anyone can participate; however, regular participants on Tell a Tale will have an extra edge as the participation points (from the Leaderboard) are considered. The Contest is on writing stories, so all the Entries should be necessarily Stories. The Contest prompt needs to be strictly followed. The Word Limit needs to be strictly followed. A Story should be within 700 to 750 Words (if not mentioned otherwise). Please note that any pre-script or post-script would be counted. All the stories need to be in English (only). A picture may or may not be used in the individual blog, but that would attract no additional marks while judging a story. The author would write the Story in his/her own words and post it in his/her individual blog. The author would then link the specific story (no links to the base blog) in Mr. Linky in TaT. Once after linking, the author would send a copy of the story in Microsoft Word Document (Doc) format to: The mail should also have the authors name, place and date. The subject line should read: TaT Contest Number X (X being the number of the Contest on TaT). The email should be sent within the cutoff date and no further entries will be entertained. An entry once linked and sent to TaT may not be revoked or replaced.A Complete Entry, that follows all the above rules will be considered. If any rule is broken (even by mistake) the entry may be rejected. Please take your time before sending in your entry for the Contest.Judgment Procedure:The following picture shows the various judgment procedures. Please check for the different categories, segments of the categories and marks and weighted marks allotted for each. The picture is self explanatory. (Click to enlarge)Awards: There will be no monetary rewards/benefits of any kind for winners (as of now). A winner badge and participation badge will be provided, that can be pasted on the individuals’ blogs. There will be three winners and two consolation prizes (Chosen by the judge(s)). There will be one Reader’s Choice (Voted through email) award. For the Readers' Choice Nomination, the readers may send an email to the above ID with the name of two authors and their stories in proper order (e.g. Story # 1: Ms. AA; Story # 2: Mr. BB). Votes of only the participants will be considered.The winners will be listed and mentioned in due time (declared later). For any further query, please contact Story Teller at the above email ID.© Story Teller, 2009. All rights reserved. [...]