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In this contest you need to pick a criminal. Preferably well known, and write an essay on his or her life. You must write true facts that you can back up with citations. Citing your sources helps reduce plagiarism, and shows that your essay is factual. Choose your sources wisely. Libraries, books and reputable sites. DO NOT use Wikipedia!! Good luck! min 1500 words, max 2,000 Please list the sources used to write your essay (Bottom of Page)
This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.
The First Prize Winner will win the complete "Prize Pool"
which is based on the number of entries. The Prize Pool is currently 40.00 member dollars. There are 2 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 48.00 member dollars.
In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.
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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:
topic based non fiction contest on a known criminal, must be factual. Citing sources shows the credibility of the essay. So you must write down sources used on bottom of page. NO wikipedia!! The better the resources the more factual the essay will be.
This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining.
There are a limited number of entries.
A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. A member can not vote for their own work.
One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.
Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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