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    Posted: 08 Nov 2018 at 2:05pm
So, maybe I’m looking for something that doesn’t exist, but I thought I heard that the game is different in challenge 3 and 4. All I’ve found so far are the paragraphs pasted below, which sounds identical to challenge 1/2. Can anyone who has done it explain how things might be different?

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CHALLENGE #3 ASSIGNMENT
If your name is highlighted in yellow on the results page, congratulations on placing in the top 5 and advancing to the 2nd Round kicking off in 48 hours from the time of this email!  Advancing writers will be placed in new groups and will receive a unique genre, location, and object assignment for their 1,000 word maximum stories.  An assignment email with all the details will be sent at 11:59PM EST on Friday, November 9th and the link to the groups on nycmidnight.com will also be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Best of luck to the finalists this weekend and thank you again to everyone for participating!

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Challenge #3: November 9-11, 2018

The top 5 writers that advanced from each group will be divided into new groups and there will be up to 25 groups for the third challenge.  Each group is assigned a new genre, location, and object and have 2 days to submit a 1,000 word story.  The top 3 writers from each group will advance to the fourth and final challenge.



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Originally posted by KelsNotChels KelsNotChels wrote:

So, maybe I’m looking for something that doesn’t exist, but I thought I heard that the game is different in challenge 3 and 4. All I’ve found so far are the paragraphs pasted below, which sounds identical to challenge 1/2. Can anyone who has done it explain how things might be different?


Round 2 is only different b/c only the top three advance (instead of five.) Also a new group assignment.

Round 3 - the finals - usually is "open genre", other than that, also the same.



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My guess is that it'll be 20 heats of 25 people. Top three of 25 advance, and the group of 25 is substantially more competitive than the initial group of 30 that we all went through in round 1. I've been in four NYC Midnight contests and made it to the semi-final/round two in each of them--I've always found this round to be even more challenging than the final. At least in the final, the top twenty (out of 60-75) get prizes or recognition. In the semi, it's 3/25--you have to bring the serious A game in order to advance.

No pressure.

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Originally posted by td333777 td333777 wrote:

In the semi, it's 3/25--you have to bring the serious A game in order to advance.


Truth. I've made the semi's every time I've participated. Never made it to the finals. Yet.
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I'm a little intimidated. Glad to have made it through, but I'm REALLY gonna have to up my game, I think. And I have so little time to write this weekend. Confused
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Yeah, Round 3 is pretty much the same as Round 2 otherwise, except of course you're in a new group so you'll be actively competing with different writers.

Just write something you like and be proud that you made it this far because it's a big accomplishment!
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Open Genre will be AWESOME after drawing Rom-Com last round Evil Smile 

Read my Challenge #3 Story:

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hi guys, first time in this comp... do our scores from round 1 carry through? Like are the people who got through on very high scores in better standing to advance?
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Originally posted by florensa florensa wrote:

hi guys, first time in this comp... do our scores from round 1 carry through? Like are the people who got through on very high scores in better standing to advance?

Nope. Clean slate in the next round.
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joy, because I barely scraped through haha. Thank you!
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