Now 2 important things... First of all... I don't want to judge these 2 competitions on my own... I want some help... so who out there is willing to lend a hand. I guarantee you will learn A LOT in the process... about what makes good writing etc. Of course if you want to be a judge this time, then you can't include your own work in the competition. So you may have to sacrifice your brilliant work this time round if you really want a turn at being judge. So please let me know who out there wishes to judge either or both of the competitions.
My plan was to judge them during orientation week, but I am open to suggestion on this one.
Secondly... you will by now have noticed that in the interests of simplicity and inclusiveness I have concentrated (for this coming year) all the creativity into one LiveJournal Community and all the criticical reviewing into another Community. It seems to me that it is worth keeping these two areas distinct. Reviewing is a definite skill that people can hone... it also provides us all with a great window on what we are all reading, watching, attending... etc. Creating is also a skill and can of course take many forms.. all related... and increasingly linked.. especially if you explore all the new hypertext stuff which is happening on line... and which I will be encouraging this year's first year to explore...
So let me know what you think about all or any of this AND let me know if you want to be a judge!
Hope you have all been able to get into WebCT by now... if not then holler!
Over and OUT