The Halo community is once again holding a Halo fan fiction contest. Started by HaloWaypoint forum user Sir Boobington, the contest encourages forum users to submit a Halo related story or poem which will be judged at a later date. According to the forum post, submission time ends August, 31 so if you wish to write and submit a story or poem you have a few more days. As this is the second go around for this event, there are a few new rules that participants need to follow if they want their submissions accepted. According to the forum post, “…the word count limit for poems should be around 130 words and for stories should be above 600 words to be eligible for any prizes.”
Participants for the first Halo fan fiction event received a forum metal for participation. For this time around, it is unclear if 343 Industries has any prizes planned for the winners. However, Sir Boobington did thank 343 Industries’ community manager Jessica Shea “for the great support and work she puts in as the Senior Community manager and the support for this event.” So there may yet be a prize for the winner, but none have been announced at this time.
At press time, there are six stories; there were twelve participants in the first competition. So that list will grow in the coming days. If you wish to read any of the stories click the links in the original post on Halo Waypoint and enjoy.
As stated above, the contest requires that you be a member of halowaypoint.com. If you are into the Halo series at all, it is a great community where you can share your ideas with similar-minded individuals. With Halo 5 on the horizon, now is a good a time as any to add your voice to the conversation.