Sentinels of Peace: One Time at the Academy

Description

For most people, joining Starfleet is where they meet people from the greater Federation community for the very first time. Such encounters with species that are unfamiliar can be difficult to handle if you aren’t prepared for a peculiarity that exists in the culture you encounter but not your own. It can be a memorable encounter for both parties and leave a lasting impression on the participants of the interaction. These encounters can appear inconsequential at the time, but might later prove to be an example of how one handles diplomacy in the future.

This is a flash fiction competition, in which participants are asked to write a short fiction work of 500 words or less recounting a story about a memorable encounter with a race that your chosen character had never encountered prior to their arrival at Starfleet Academy. This encounter should be some manner of social misstep that caused temporary conflict before being resolved in a diplomatic fashion.

  • Participants may use any character they wish, currently in use or newly created. The account may be a flashback or told as a story in some social setting. The more creative, the better.
  • Entries will be judged on overall content and creativity in the handling of the diplomatic ‘crisis’. In the event of ties, spelling and grammar will be considered.

  • Submissions should be 500 words or less.
  • Participants may use any character they wish, currently in use or newly created. The account may be a flashback or told as a story in some social setting. The more creative, the better.
  • Entries will be judged on overall content and creativity in the handling of the diplomatic 'crisis'. In the event of ties, spelling and grammar will be considered.
  • Entries may be submitted directly in the competition form or submitted as a Word document or PDF via link to a Google Document, Google Drive folder, or other such system. Make sure that the sharing settings are set to 'anyone with the link can view.' Submissions the judges cannot open will not be graded.

Submissions

Please read through and view each competition submission before making your decisions. As a general rule of thumb, the earliest person who submitted a fully correct entry should earn first place, although this may vary depending on the competition you hosted. Don't forget to compare each entry with your criteria as a rubric for grading! Feel free to contact the Chief of Staff if you have any questions about the judging process.

User ID Content Date Entry
Joryn Tarvos 2197 User: bri.whyte Word count: 490 Title: The Cadet and the Snail Juice Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RrqfB3qMPIAhAGuDYLWDDQwtNwksDVlI/view?usp=sharing 2020-12-24 01:09:41
Felrak Vordenna 2187 Handling the Heat https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ylwGDuZzrQhYzYG1UPoY3RPF-qlQl5DO/view?usp=sharing 2020-12-18 18:46:32

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