We have finally decided on the rules regarding the Legacy of Kain fan fiction contest. The contest will run from now until December 15th 2002. This should give you more than enough time to create a fan fiction piece. As far as judges are concerned, Chris@Crystal and Umah BloodOmen will be judging as well as select unnamed members of the BO2 / SR teams. Due to the fact that Umah will be assisting in the judging process, she will not be entering the contest.

The rules are as follows:
Only one entry per person. Any of you who submit multiple entries from different forum member names, will be disqualified immediately.

Entries must meet the following criteria:
All entries must be a complete work of fiction based on the actual events of the Legacy of Kain series, and/or adapted from the Legacy of Kain series. Submissions may contain original characters, abilities, locations etc. as well as stick directly to the current characters etc. Entries must be original works. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Submissions must be limited to ten chapters or less
(Including prologues and epilogues).

Submissions must be from 1996 – present and must be finished works.

All submissions must be rated ‘R’ or below. NC-17 material
will not be accepted. We reserve the right to edit or reject entrees for content.

All submissions must be proofread for spelling and grammatical
errors by the author prior to submission.

All submissions must be in HTML (web page) format.
This will make it easier to link to in the forum and be judged.
(Those of you who need assistance in converting your piece can
PM Umah and she will help you out).

All submissions must include a brief author’s note containing
an intriguing description of your piece as well as the rating.

Use your best judgment when submitting a piece. Be tasteful.
Overly obscene and vulgar entries will be disqualified.

Other Information
5 entries will be selected from all submissions to proceed to the final round of judging, which will take place between December 16th 2002 and December 31st 2002.
These entries will be placed and announced on January 15th 2003. The judging process has been established in this manner to accommodate for the Christmas Holiday when people may be heading on vacation.

Prizes
I have acquired a few prizes, but more will be announced before the contest ends.
Here are a few of the prizes:
Bo2 Strategy guide signed by members of the BO2 team
BO2 posters
SR1 poster
SR1 cardboard stand-up

If there are any questions, comments or other concerns regarding this contest, please feel free to post here or to PM either Umah or me.

~Chris
Crystal Dynamics