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Issue #10 Charity Contest Questions and Discussion Thread
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Hello Readers! Welcome to a special contest in celebration of the release of 10 MOCpages News issues! We thought we’d commemorate this special occasion by holding a very simple and fun contest for charity.

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The Challenge:

We’ve noticed our readers have a knack and interest in poetry, so the challenge is to write a short poem about Lego, which leaves you a lot of leeway on the exact subject you choose! By short we mean 10 lines or less in general, however if your poem needs that perfect 11th line then feel free to add it. All forms of poetry are acceptable. Try to capture our attention with something unique and fun!

You have one week from the date of issue #10 publication, so from 5/16 – 5/23 which is a Tuesday to Tuesday as we realize the issues are posted quite late sometimes.

Judging and the announcement of the winner... and the purchasing and giving of the sets will take place during the following week. We’ll contact the winner to determine the sets of choice.

Finally, the result and images of the given sets will be posted in our 5/29 issue (#12).

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The Charity Prize:

The prize will be $40 worth of new Lego sets given to Seattle Children’s Hospital! What better to cheer up a sick kiddo than a sweet new Lego set! The author of the winning poem will be asked to choose $40 worth of one or more sets (from new sets that are available at the Lego store) which will be given in YOUR name! Our editor Doug Hughes will do his best to purchase the exact sets requested, but will make last minute substitutions if necessary due to store stock. Click the link below if you'd like to visit the children’s hospital donation page to learn more about this awesome charity.
http://www.seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/donate/toys/

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Judging:

Our MOCpages News staff judges will look for a poem that excites us the most! This could be due to the impeccable meter, a hilarious joke, something that makes us think, or who knows! It’s a bit subjective we realize, but hey, the prize is charity for kids so no matter who wins… we all win!

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Logistics:

You’ll submit your entries at a poem entry thread which will appear on Monday. Any comments that are not entries will be deleted from that thread to keep it clean, so please direct any questions specifically to the poetry contest questions thread which will also appear on Monday.

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Thanks to everyone for participating in this charity event, and for being avid readers of our fine publication!

-MOCpages News Staff

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| May 17, 2017, 12:19 am
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Have fun guys, and please don't hesitate to ask questions!
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| May 17, 2017, 12:20 am
Heh, maybe if we're lucky, the charity donation will get onto the news somewhere and Sean and the rest will remember us and come back.
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| May 17, 2017, 12:44 am
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Quoting Drahcir Nosnevets
Heh, maybe if we're lucky, the charity donation will get onto the news somewhere and Sean and the rest will remember us and come back.

Perhaps, that'd be nice. And it would also be a bit weird, a newspaper talking about another newspaper. :D
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| May 17, 2017, 7:05 am
It's great that you guys are doing this! :D
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| May 17, 2017, 7:12 am
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Quoting Tucker Marley
It's great that you guys are doing this! :D

Thank Doug, he's the one who came up with the idea AND is donating the money. :)
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| May 17, 2017, 7:16 am
Quoting Marley Mac
Thank Doug, he's the one who came up with the idea AND is donating the money. :)

Thanks Doug! :)
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| May 17, 2017, 7:21 am
I don't really keep up with this newspaper, but this is a really cool thing you are all doing. Very respectable.
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| May 17, 2017, 10:17 am
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It's the least I can do! Just have some fun writing lego poems for a good cause and I'll be happy :)
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| May 17, 2017, 11:31 am
Alrighty! Sign me up!
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| May 18, 2017, 5:26 pm
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Quoting Werewolff .
Alrighty! Sign me up!

Nice!! I'm pumped to see entries start rolling in!
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| May 19, 2017, 5:14 pm
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First entry goes to Vakkron! Awesome poem Caleb, you set the bar nice and high and gave people a great example!
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| May 19, 2017, 7:31 pm
I just watched Dead Poets Society last night for the first time and man I love that movie. The whole cast do such a good job taking a what could have seemed preachy and making it special.
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| May 20, 2017, 10:53 pm
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Quoting Sputnik The Third
I just watched Dead Poets Society last night for the first time and man I love that movie. The whole cast do such a good job taking a what could have seemed preachy and making it special.

Haha, I still haven't seen it. I feel I should fix that.
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| May 22, 2017, 3:09 pm
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As Jonathan said, you guys are slacking!!! More entries please! You have until tomorrow (tuesday) night midnight moc pages time so there's still time. Do it for the childrens!
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| May 22, 2017, 3:10 pm
Quoting Doug Hughes
Do it for the childrens!


There's a line that has never, ever, elicited me to do anything. :-P Sorry, my well for creativity is at low ebb right now. Besides don't we have until the 29th?
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| May 22, 2017, 6:58 pm
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Quoting James Y.

There's a line that has never, ever, elicited me to do anything. :-P Sorry, my well for creativity is at low ebb right now. Besides don't we have until the 29th?

Well... original intent was to have the poems in by tomorrow, then I could announce the results on the 29th. But since there's a little confusion and just four poems so far, I see no reason why not to extend for another week! I'll confirm with the other staff and we'll make an announcement.
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| May 22, 2017, 7:43 pm
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Also, great to see two more entries today!
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| May 22, 2017, 7:47 pm
Quoting Doug Hughes
Well... original intent was to have the poems in by tomorrow, then I could announce the results on the 29th. But since there's a little confusion and just four poems so far, I see no reason why not to extend for another week! I'll confirm with the other staff and we'll make an announcement.


Yeah, if you want something tonight, it's definitely not happening. (I got myself into a snit trying to fix some of my digital photos for builds and it's going to consume my evening.)
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| May 22, 2017, 8:16 pm
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Quoting James Y.

Yeah, if you want something tonight, it's definitely not happening. (I got myself into a snit trying to fix some of my digital photos for builds and it's going to consume my evening.)

Thanks for entering!
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| May 23, 2017, 8:37 pm
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Alrighty guys, you're almost out of time. Please get any last entries in for the poetry contest in the next couple days! They're due by midnight MOC pages time on Monday night!
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| May 26, 2017, 8:57 pm
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