[b]CgTalk: [i]Unofficial Writing Challenge: The Souk
[/i][/b][[img]http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/1294/1294_1210967910_submedium.jpg[/img]](https://www.cgsociety.org/cgsarchive/newgallerycrits/g94/1294/1294_1210967910_large.jpg) [(see image big here)](https://www.cgsociety.org/cgsarchive/newgallerycrits/g94/1294/1294_1210967910_large.jpg) A big thank you to Andrzej Sykut aka azazel for letting us use this picture and to Glen DeBello aka Juniordebo for finding and suggesting it. [b]THE CHALLENGE:[/b] Write a short story or screenplay inspired by the above image called "the souk" (which means marketplace, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souq](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souq)). The idea is that we have to recognise something from the picture in your story but it doesn't matter what. The only limitation you have is page count. The document for this assignment should fall within 6-12 pages. The winning entry will be selected by a cgtalk members vote based upon our reviewing matrix (more on that later). The winner will get bragging rights and some sort of 2d cup as a prize :) [b]DEADLINE: [/b]- extended due to some RL (real life) trouble experienced by some of the competitors [b]Monday August [/b][b]10[/b][b] 12:00 PM[/b] [b]local time[/b] ([b]You have about TWO WEEKS to do the challenge.)[/b] [i][u][b][color=white]Things that we will look for in an entry:[/b][/u][/i][/color]
[li]Originality/coolness[/li][li]Atmosphere of a souq[/li][li]Intriguing characters[/li][/ul]The winner will get bragging rights and an image of a prize designed by me.
[li]Use either American letter or European a4 style pages[/li][li]Use 10 point Courier type[/li][li]Entries must be submitted as an attachment in .pdf or .txt formats [/li]
[li]Please give a short impression of the entry in your accompanying post.[/li]
[li]The moderators reserve the right to remove any posts.[/li][/ul]VOTING:
Every entry will be judged accoording to the criteria mentioned earlier. Everyone who votes is asked to give 1 to 4 points on each of the criteria (1 being bad-4 being good) for each entry. And is free to give additional comments.
In case of doubt last times winner has the final word on who wins. Winner will be announced within 1 week after the deadline.
[b]TOPIC IDEAS:[/b] As a place where you can also suggest images for coming challenges or theme and topic ideas there is this thread: [[b]Unofficial short-story challenge topics![/b]](http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5886268#post5886268) [b]Happy writing everyone![/b]