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Old 02-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Ganz poetry contest for the Cupid Shimmering Spring! Half-Rhymes and Visual Rhymes Explained! Fine Print of contest rules discussed! (Was: Okay... It's betting time. What do you think the next Ganz Contest will be?)

UPDATE: IT'S A POETRY CONTEST

For this V-Day contest, we are looking for a rhyming couplet about roses. A rhyming couplet is a two-line poem, with the last word of each line rhyming.

Example:
One day, my friend gave me a rose.
Why was that, do you suppose?

Half-rhymes and visual rhymes will also be accepted.

Submitted poems will be judged on creativity, grammar and style. Submissions must be original pieces of work. Five winners will be selected to win an eStore exclusive Cupid's Shimmering Spring virtual item. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received.

The contest opens at 12:00 a.m. EST on February 7/09 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 8/09. For details on how to enter the contest and the official contest rules, click here .
Contest Closing: Feb 08, 2009 at 11:59pm


UPDATE NUMBER TWO:


A half-rhyme happens when two words share the same final consonant sound but not the sound of the vowel.

So "all" and "soul" are half rhymes.

More on this here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_rhyme

A visual rhyme are when two words look like they should rhyme because of spelling, but don't actually rhyme.

Examples: "laughter" and "slaughter" or "love" and "prove"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_rhyme

Hey... These contests are an education!


UPDATE NUMBER THREE: READING THE FINE PRINT by sno4270

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER INFO (yes, I always read the small print)
Here are some things I noticed ... I put the # that you can refer to for reading Ganz's actual words w/ my simplifed explanation of that paragraph.

3. Poem must be no more than 200 characters in length

4. 5 prizes

7. Only 1 entry (some previous contests allowed more than 1)

12. Prizes must be activated by the winner within 60 days of the award or they will be forfeited. This means if you snooze, you lose (your ability to enter the code).

13. Ganz can replace the prizes w/ a prize of equal or greater value. This means if they decide to award a different prize, they can change it at any point before, during, or after the contest. So if you win, and it turns out to be the V-day Piano instead, oh wells !

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Maybe this was there before + I missed it, but on the Webkinz Newz page next to the big picture of the prize there is a smaller animated one going. So we can see how it works !!

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE:

According to Webkinz Newz:

Next Contest
Contest Opening: Feb 07, 2009 at 12:00am
The next contest will be announced on February 4th.
Contest Closing: Feb 08, 2009 at 11:59pm



So we have ANOTHER contest this coming weekend. Whoa.

What do you think it will be? Yes, we will all find out in two days, but let's put forth our guesses.

SPECULATIONS

There is (as far as I know) no new eStore pet rumored to be released soon... So I am wondering if this will be a contest like the charity one, where everyone who enters gets a prize available nowhere else in Webkinz World. Or it could be another contest based on a favorite Webkinz character (like the Quizzy's top ten questions) where you get a prize pack full of items that are based on that character.

I would love to see a "Wish Factory Contest" where we could dream up new exclusives for Webkinz World and get an "Amanda Panda Pack!"

Or... Maybe we will actually get a trophy contest this time.

???

What do you think the prize will be? And what do you think the contest will be?

HISTORY

So far, we've alternated pretty consistently between writing and design contests. Looking at the Ganz Contest Trophies listed in the WI GEV, it looks like the only other type of contest that Ganz has run has been for Webkinz Studio Creations, since Crafty Critters goes through a different selection process.

I don't think that Webkinz Studio is likely... The dictionary that Ganz added to the Studio is so restrictive that none of the Winners movies that currently play in Webkinz World would be able to be made today.



So that brings us back to writing and design. We just did design, so that leaves writing. Maybe we'll have a haiku contest. Or a love poem contest, doing a sonnet for our favorite Webkinz!

What do you think the new contest will be? The floor is open!


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Old 02-03-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Okay... It's betting time. What do you think the next Ganz Contest will be?

well... my guess is something that will highlight one of their new features on the site like the "magical forest" , "my page" or one of the new games. my other guess is something to announce webkinz jr.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Okay... It's betting time. What do you think the next Ganz Contest will be?

I don't know but I'd really like to figure out how to post pictures properly.

the guides here...I follow to the tee but I get all this white space and my pic is tiny and I am really going bonkers trying to get answers as to what I can do to fix this!!!

sorry needed to vent. so upset cuz we put alot of our KC and time into this only to not be able to post it properly. It probably got sent to ganz the same way so I am sure we are automatically not even looked at.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:48 AM   #4
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or maybe is has to do with them changing the newspaper in webkinz world soon...

that would be my best guess...
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: Okay... It's betting time. What do you think the next Ganz Contest will be?

My guess is another Valentine's Day one, with the love cat as a prize because why would they have had the picture on the quizzy calender if they were never going to do anything with the love cat. As far as I know, they've never used an image of an animal that didn't eventually become a webbie or a "featured person" on WW such as Amanda Panda, Arte, etc...They've suprized us before!
I hope it is the cat!
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:43 AM   #6
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View Post Originally Posted by mootooyou
well... my guess is something that will highlight one of their new features on the site like the "magical forest" , "my page" or one of the new games. my other guess is something to announce webkinz jr.
Oh... You're right. Webkinz Jr. would be good to advertise. While most of those who enter the contests are older, the adults may have children and the kids may have much younger siblings.

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View Post Originally Posted by tammykinz
I don't know but I'd really like to figure out how to post pictures properly.
Tammy, I sent you a PM. I hope that it helps.

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View Post Originally Posted by webkizzle
My guess is another Valentine's Day one, with the love cat as a prize because why would they have had the picture on the quizzy calender if they were never going to do anything with the love cat. As far as I know, they've never used an image of an animal that didn't eventually become a webbie or a "featured person" on WW such as Amanda Panda, Arte, etc...They've suprized us before!
I hope it is the cat!
While I would love it to be the cat... I don't think they will be introducing the cat this year. Otherwise, why would the dino have a "Nine Lives Window?"

I am wondering if they decided to actually make the love cat plush for next year -- though I agree that the cat would be cool.

But another Valentines Day contest might be possible. In the rumors section there are pictures of a heart themed hot air balloon...
???

Lots to think about here.

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:55 AM   #7
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Default Re: Okay... It's betting time. What do you think the next Ganz Contest will be?

The nine lives window seems like it is a mistake, don't you think? Why would a dino have a cat named window?

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Just a thought...maybe the heart balloon is suppose to be the love dino item and the window is suppose to be the cats???

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decorating an outdoor yard for spring. we have had to decorate a couple of rooms then a story, so it will probably be another room. the next might be write a story about the cotton candy bunny and lamb for easter
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decorating an outdoor yard for spring. we have had to decorate a couple of rooms then a story, so it will probably be another room. the next might be write a story about the cotton candy bunny and lamb for easter
I hope they won't have us decorate an outdoor yard for spring so soon after the floral contest, and while there is still snow on the ground!

Actually, their contests have alternated between decorating something and writing something. I am kind of hoping for a brainless multiple choice contest like the charity giveaway or something easy like the ten questions contest.

I am about contested out and am not sure I will have the energy to enter the next one that they do. Does anyone else feel the same way?

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Default Re: Okay... It's betting time. What do you think the next Ganz Contest will be?

This last one was the first Ganz contest I've ever entered. I don't know that I'll enter any of the writing ones - I tend to be too verbose for their limits and I have no patience for trimming my work down!
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