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Contest Café Contest: Spooky, Scary News

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by Island, Oct 14, 2019.

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    Welcome to the very first non-banner Café contest.

    Since it's October and getting close to Halloween, we will be doing a contest where contestants post spooky, scary news articles for a chance to win awesome prizes.

    The Rules:
    • Post a news article that you think fits the theme.
    • Only one article is allowed per contestant.
    • Post your article in this thread.
    • You may change your article any time before the deadline.
    • If you change your article, you must make a new post.
    • Articles must be news.
    • Articles must be from the beginning of this year at the earliest.
    • Articles must be from reputable sources.
    Post your article in quotes followed by a link to the source. As per the rules, the article can come from any reputable news outlet, i.e., we must have reason to believe that the story is true.

    And as a disclaimer, we reserve the right to veto any submission that we believe to be in bad taste, e.g., articles about ongoing conflicts, genocides, humanitarian crises, etc.

    The winner will be decided by whoever's article has the most likes.

    How This Works:
    • Use the "Like" rating to vote for your favorite articles.
    • You may vote for as many articles as you'd like.
    • Contestants must vote for at least one other article.
    • Only "Like" ratings count. We will not count "Agrees" or other ratings.
    • I will update the second post in this thread with a list of all entries.
    • There will be a three day voting period after the deadline for last minute votes.
    And like other contests on the forum, the following additional rewards will be handed out:

    These points are redeemable in at the in Contest Central.

    The deadline is October 23 @ 9:47 AM ET.

    (The first person to correctly guess the spooky significance of the deadline will receive 50k rep.)

    Naturally, you can use this thread to comment on or discuss articles posted.
     
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    This post contains a list of all entries so far. Click the link to go to the post and vote for whichever ones you like best. Remember that you can vote for more than one!

    Entries:

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  3. GRIMMM

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    I'm a bit confused about this... is there an example? Is it a newspaper front page or?

    :stop
     
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    Post a news article from a reputable source that you think fits the theme. In this case, it's something you think is scary, spooky, or Halloween-esque.
     
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    Ah right, much easier than I thought. Was about to start creating a front page in photoshop.

    :hestonpls
     
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    I don't think the Café is ready for a contest that high effort yet. We gotta ease into it.
     
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    Source

     
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    how is this easy if the story/news have to be recent :(
     
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    You could scour the web for Florida Man articles.
     
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    i got a lost of mystic/ghost/supranatural news, Indonesia have many of it but
    1. not many is written in english
    2. it would be very hard to get recent one. usually about 10 or 5 yrs old story
     
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    Is there an update to this story? Articles need to be recent for the contest, though I might change how recent is recent since wibisana said he's having trouble finding a good article.
     
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    I think I want to change mine to the viral hemorrhagic disease being found on hogs wild and domestic that is creeping up in Asia that NK is trying to hide!
    Spoiler: Ya know, the fever that makes you bleed from every orifice while you shit yourself to death


     
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    Update: In case you guys are having trouble finding articles, I changed the requirement so that you can use any article published this year.
     
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    Yeah, any of those work. Just make a dedicated post for whichever one you want to use.
     
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    Did anyone guess 23 yet?

    Spoiler:


    Also....

     
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    Summon King Boo
     
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    Nice contest I will find something
     
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    Updated the second post with all current entries.

    @Subarashii I haven't added yours since I'm not sure which one you're using. And note that you can now use any article from the beginning of this year, so that might make things easier for you.
     
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    Is this good enough?
     
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    Feels like an advertisement disguised as a news article, but I'll accept it, sure.
     
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    Well...I gotta attract customers into the room
     
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    I'm going with the hog-pocalypse, the 2nd set of articles I posted about hogs with viral hemmorhagic fever
     
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    Mine is missing
     
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    I'll update the post with you and Subarashii's when I get home in a couple hours.
     
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    Reason for deadline date?
    Well ..the 23 is the 296 day of the year..so
    There are precisely 69 days left to the end, and as we all know 69 is the favourite number for anyone male or female!
     
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    Okay, updated the list of entries.

    And so far, nobody's guessed the meaning of the end date.
     
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    no 69 then?:mikebatman
    then it's ethe easiest one! it's when the scorpio sign start, i am a scorpio i know that! born on the 15 of november thou:mahnigga
     
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    Does it have to be recent news?
     
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