Competitions

We're running several competitions as part of the convention. These include Short Story, Drabble, Art, Filking, and costuming (details forthcoming). Check the entry deadlines!


Short Story Competition

In association with SpecFicNZ.

Judging

The winners will be selected from the shortlist by our Guest of Honour, Seanan McGuire. Pre-judging will be carried out by Andi Buchanan and Cassie Hart, the LexiCon co-chairs and editors of the Sir Julius Vogel Award winning anthology Tales for Canterbury.

Prizes

All cash prizes kindly donated by SpecFicNZ, New Zealand’s national organisation for writers of speculative fiction.

Details

* Please note that entry to the competition automatically assumes that the winning entrant will allow first print publication of their story by LexiCon in its Convention Programme to be distributed to convention members (all other rights to be retained by the author).


Drabble Competition

Never written fiction before? This is a great place to start.

Judging

The LexiCon Convention Committee, all of whom are experienced writers and/or editors.

Prizes

The authors of the top three drabbles will be awarded a selection of print books and publication in the LexiCon Convention Programme.

Details

* Please note that entry to the competition assumes that the winning entrants will allow first print publication of their story by LexiCon in its Convention Programme to be distributed to convention members (all other rights to be retained by the author).


Art Competition

Judging

The Art Competition will be judged by the LexiCon convention committee, or a nominated judge to be confirmed.

Prizes

All prizes redeemable at http://www.tasart.co.nz, or in person at Takapuna Art Supplies.

Details


Filk Writing Competition

Write lyrics for an SF/F-themed song - ie, a filk. Your filk can be set to an existing tune, or you may compose your own. You don't need to be able to sing!

Judging

The Filk Writing Competition will be judged by our Guest of Honour, the Pegasus Award winning Seanan McGuire.

Prizes

There will be one overall winner, and possibly additional prizes awarded at the judge's discretion. Filks will be judged on effectiveness (is it funny, moving, or meaningful?) and technical competence (does it scan?).

Details

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