Top Sims Contest
The Top Sims Contest allows members of our fleet to be recognized by their peers for superior writing ability. Unlike the Writing Challenge, this contest allows only sims that have been used in a current plot to be considered. Sims are nominated for consideration to the Top Sims Contest forum and then voted on by a panel of judges and the UFOP membership at large in a series of rounds and sets, culminating in the selection of the final Top Sim of the Year.
The contest consists of four sets of rounds. Each round submission period lasts two weeks. The Top Sims Contest Judges select the Top Sim Round Winner (earning that member the Top Sim Round Winner Badge). Then, the membership at large votes among the round winners of a set to select the Top Sim Set Winner (earning that member the Top Sim Set Winner Badge). After the winner of the fourth set is selected, the membership at large then votes in a final run-off of all four set winners to select the Top Sim of the Year (earning that member the Top Sim of the Year Badge).
Members can earn the following badges by participating in the contest:
Encourage your fellow crew-mates to submit at least a few sims a year. If you want your crew-mates to win more, you have to nominate the best sims, and encourage others to write higher quality sims!
How to Submit a Sim
Check to make sure that the sim is readable. You can click the "Edit" button to fix any issues, but don't delay -- you'll be barred from editing the post after 60 minutes.
Commenting on a Sim
Everyone is welcome to comment on submitted sims. If you're going to provide constructive criticism, you are required to employ the "hamburger" criticism method: first, mention something you like; second, something you didn't like; third, something else you liked. If you just want to provide praise, no hamburger method required!
Commenters who are rude, unfair, or overzealous in their commenting will be barred from future comments in the contest forum, and will have their actions brought to the attention of their CO.
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