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Introducing the 80's Power Ballad Song Prompt Contest

Twilight Edition

Thank you all so much for entering and taking the time to write such wonderful stories for this contest. It was not easy choosing favorites for anyone. The votes were very close all the way to the end, but thankfully we were able to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for public vote and judges scores. You all did an amazing job on your stories and I hope a few of them may be continued now that the contest is over. I can't wait to read more.

Thank you katiecav, mcgt, astonmartin823, and revelrae for being judges and scoring each story individually.

Thank you christag_banner for making beautiful banners for the winners in such a short time. They all look amazing. Please credit christag_banner for your winning banners.

Winners

First Place Public Vote: Alone by BoydBlog banner

Second Place Public Vote: Leather And Lace by SydneyAlice banner

Third Place Public Vote: We Belong Together by venusenvy626 banner

First Place Judges Choice: Leather And Lace by SydneyAlice

Second Place Judges Choice: Love Kills by busymommy banner

Third Place Judges Choice: Alone by BoydBlog

Special title winners chosen by judges scores and host choice

Best Use Of Song: Removed at request of author

Tear Jerker Award: One Night by branchirps banner

Most Original Plot: Dude Looks Like A Lady by cherieblossum banner

Cliffhanger Award: Will I See You Tonight by J.D. Wolf banner

All Of The Authors Who Entered

I Want You, I Will Have You by Jadedtrigger

Alone by BoydBlog

A Night Like This by yesmrcullen

Dude Looks Like A Lady by cherieblossum

Friday Night Tradition by Shelby0321

Just What The Doctor Ordered by Dazzleglo

Leather And Lace by SydneyAlice

Love Kills by busymommy

One Night by branchirps

Lovesick by sparklemadness

Sweet Child Of Mine by SR Devaste

The Major Meets The Mistress Of Doom by LaurieWhitlock

Total Eclipse Of The Heart by nessyness90210

We Belong Together by venusenvy626

Who Wants To Live Forever E/B by SophiaAnne

Who Wants To Live Forever J/B by LacrimosaMoon

Will I See You Tonight by J.D. Wolf

Electrifying Vision by VixenOnFire

We've all heard the ever popular and sometimes cheesy power ballads from the 80's, right? The ones with a sappy love story, or sad heartbreak story told from our favorite, big haired and make-up wearing rockers.

Well this contest is all about those famous power ballads we all love to secretly indulge in. From REO Speedwagon, Journey, Foreigner, Cinderella, Twisted Sister, KISS, and even Bon Jovi, if you're an eighties kid you've heard them all.

Choose your favorite 80's power ballad and use it as your story prompt. Should be easy, right? Most of those songs tell the story themselves. All you need to do is give it a twilight twist.

We're open to anything. If you want it to be a sappy love story, go for it. If you want it to be full of angst, by all means do it. If you want to make it the cheesiest and funniest story ever, we want it. You can even set it in the 80's and give Edward the big hair and the guitar. But keep in mind we are not expecting this to be an 80's themed contest just a story based on a song from the 80's. You can have it set in any year or place.

The only things we ask is that it be an 80's power ballad, no late 70's or early 90's songs. If you aren't sure if the song you want to use fits the criteria or you need some help choosing a song, I've compiled a large list of songs on my blog with a youtube link attached to each one if you want a refresher or just some help. If there is a song you want to use that you don't see on the list, please feel free to email or even tweet us to find out if it will work. Obviously there were quite a few of them and in no way can I list them all. This list is rather large as is and will take some time to go through, but I wanted to keep it open to any 80's power ballad you want to use.

The story must be based on the song, not necessarily the song just in the story (you know, no Edward as the rocker and he's singing the song and that's it). If you want the main character to be the singer and sing the song within the story that's perfectly fine, hell, you can even put Bella on top of the car dancing around. The story just needs to fit the theme of the song and warrant their actions.

Where to find a list of 80's power ballads

Host:

earthprincess4 (twitter)

Judges:

astonmartin823 (twitter)

katiecav1989 (twitter)

mcgt2008 (twitter)

revelrae (twitter)

Banner maker:

Christag_banners (twitter)

RULES

--Must be based on an 80's power ballad

--Must be between 2,000 and 20,000 words (however I personally don't care for word limits in any form so if you go over I'm not going to care. Just do your best to stay within the limits)

--Must be a new one-shot, no previously posted stories

--This is an anonymous contest so please don't tell people which story is yours. Feel free to pimp out the contest on your ffn, twitter, facebook, livejournal, tumblr, or any other place you want, just please do not tell anyone what story you wrote or even what song you chose for your prompt. If we find out you will be disqualified.

--Collaborations are welcome, just be sure to let us know both writer's pen names.

--Any paring is allowed (including slash)

--Any genre

--Any rating

--No pedophilia, bestiality, rape, cutting, or anything else creepy (vampires and werewolves are always the exception)

--Please get your stories Beta'd...if you don't have someone available to beta for you I suggest sending the story to Project Team Beta: http://www.projectteambeta.com/. PTB asks that authors submit a Story Application at least three weeks before the deadline, and once accepted, to send in your story at least 1.5–2 weeks before the deadline.

You can also check out Sparkly Red Pen: http://sparklyredpen.com/ which just started taking story submissions for beta services as well.

Please remember that this does take time to get done so please if you use either of these services do it well in advance. There is plenty of time to get your stories done and beta'd so don't wait until the last minute. If for any reason you are still having trouble finding a beta please contact earthprincess4 for advice and help on who to contact.

--Limit of three entries per individual or collaboration

Submission Heading:

The 80's Power Ballad Contest: Twilight Edition

Name of song and artist chosen:

Pen-name: (Will be removed to keep the contest anonymous)

twitter name: (If you have one)

Title:

Word Count:

Rating:

Pairing:

Summary:

Disclaimer:

Prizes will include a banner made by the amazingly talented Christag_banner for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place public vote winners as well as judges picks. The top public voting winner as well as the top judges choice winner will have their story featured on the Twific Reviews blog. You'll also have bragging rights and be pimped out by all these wonderful judges and hosts.

Dates to Remember:

Accepting stories from July 1st, 2011 until August 31st, 2011

After validation, all stories entered will be posted on this ffn account on September 1st

Voting begins September 1st and runs until September 15th

Results will be announced on September 26th or sooner.

Please send your competed story attached as a doc. to this email: powerballadtwificcontest@gmail.com on or before August 31st

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to change any dates, rules, or guidelines if needed.

GOOD LUCK!

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Electrifying Vision reviews
Biloxi, Mississippi, 1920. Mary Alice Brandon has been abandoned by her human family, and committed to an asylum to undergo electroshock therapy in an effort to purge her mind of her visions. During one of her treatment sesions... continued inside
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,242 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/2/2011 - Alice - Complete
Will I See You Tonight reviews
Edward has spotted the girl of his dreams, on a train. But will he forever watch her, without approaching her?
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,449 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Who Wants To Live Forever JB reviews
Edward leaves after the family votes against his wishes not to allow Bella to become a vampire. Jasper helps Bella heal and in the process fall in love, leaving Alice heartbroken. But tragedy strikes and Jasper is left wondering who... continued inside
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,380 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
Who Wants To Live Forever EB reviews
It's Edward Cullen's first night back in town for the summer, and Bella can't wait for the party at the Cullen cabin on the lake. But when things start going bump in the night she has to ask herself, who really does want to live forever?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,492 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
We Belong Together reviews
We all have our bad habits. Edward Cullen is mine. He says we belong together, he loves me, he'll change. Sometimes no matter how bad something is for us, we just can't seem to walk away.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,468 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Total Eclipse Of The Heart reviews
From Edward's point of view, what it was like for him the months he was away from Bella in New Moon.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,530 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Major Meets The Mistress Of Doom reviews
This former good girl has gone as bad as she can.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,974 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 13 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
Sweet Child Of Mine reviews
I, Leah Clear water, thought I'd be a superhero-statistician my whole life, kicking-ass via Microsoft Excel. Instead, I'm in bed with Dr. Carlisle Cullen, crying. AH AU
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,237 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Carlisle, Leah - Complete
Lovesick reviews
Bella understood statistics, but she never thought she'd become one. Edward was good at covering his tracks, or so he thought. One doctor's visit manages to shatter a relationship that was seemingly perfect.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,133 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
One Night reviews
Love bites, love bleeds, love lives, regardless it may not always be enough. For such a simple four letter word, its definition can oftentimes be anything but; simple.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,004 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Love Kills reviews
When it comes time for Jasper to change his wife, will his love for her keep him in control, or will his bloodlust win? Does love kill?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,527 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
Leather And Lace reviews
Two lovers reconnect and rediscover. Written for the 80s Power Ballad Contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,732 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Just What The Doctor Ordered reviews
Carlisle takes a new job in Forks to start a new life for him and Edward after his wife's passing. He meets Esme in the oddest of ways, but she is just what the doctor ordered to cure his disease.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,675 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Carlisle, Esme - Complete
Friday Night Tradition reviews
Friday nights have always been special to Bella and Edward. Over the years, the events of the night change but one thing remains the same. A look at how one song can create memories, laughter, and most importantly, love within a family.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,662 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Dude Looks Like A Lady reviews
Bella gets a job at the local club and becomes immersed in a world she had never encountered before. Feathers, and Sparkles and Drag…Oh My!
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,625 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Bella - Complete
A Night Like This reviews
Edward seeks solace after an argument with his wife. Will she forgive him? Can he forgive himself?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,601 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Alone reviews
I didn't really mind being alone. Not until I met him. Now, he's all I want. But the secret of my love remains unknown, for now. Is it that I just don't want to be alone?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,361 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
I Want You, I Will Have You reviews
I lusted for him, every night. Tonight I was determined to have him. Tonight I would show him the hunger I have for him in my eyes and I would see it reflected back in his. Tonight was a night to play.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,048 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete