The Rules and Fest Guide of the hd_owlpost Winter Fest
Winter Fest is run differently than the usual Owl Post Fests. It is an anonymous gift exchange. It is not a self-posting fest. The mods will post your gifts all through December.
♥ Everybody can participate in the Owl Post Winter Fest. Please indicate in your sign-up if you are under-age. (We will do random checks!) We will not gift NC-17 rated gifts to minors, nor can minors submit NC-17 rated gifts for the fest.
♥ Sign-ups start August 17 and run through August 26. Choose an Owl
and post your Wish List as a comment on the sign-up post.
♥ There will be no claiming. The mods assign gift makers for each participant. This is an anon exchange - you will not know who created your gifts until the Reveal. Every participant will receive at least three gifts. They may be small gifts and they may not be exactly what you wished for but they will be made with love and enthusiasm. ♥
♥ We accept any kind of H/D themed gift that can be sent by Owl (i.e. posted in the community).
Accepted gifts include stories, drabbles, art works, story banners, manips, vids, podfics, podfic cover art, beta readings, squeeful and/or in-depth comments, meta, icons, poems, recipes, playlists – in short, whatever you wish to create for a fellow fandomer.
If you wish for a beta reading, the mods will arrange for the gifter and giftee to get in touch and talk about the beta process. In this case, while the gifter will be anon to the community, the giftee will know their beta reader.
If you are uncertain whether something you want to submit as a gift is acceptable, please mail the mods. Chances are we will love it! ♥
♥ Harry/Draco must be the focus of your gifts.
♥ Gifts should be new and created specifically for the hd_owlpost
Winter Fest and your giftee. Please do not post your gifts anywhere else until after the Reveal.
♥ You are
encouraged to submit more than one gift.
♥ You must submit at least one gift in order for your Owl to deliver your gifts.
♥ You may choose to submit your gifts anonymously. If this is the case, then you will not be named as a gift maker in the Big Reveal.
♥ Fics and drabbles should be beta-read; all gifts should be coded for posting on LJ. Please check out phoenixacid
's A Newbie's Guide to LJ html
. We will check the code but will not proofread your fics. We will post header templates for your gifts when the submission deadline comes closer.
♥ Gifts are due November 22
! Please send them to email@example.com.
♥ In December the Owls are delivered. Each day another participant will be presented with their gifts for as long until the Owlery is empty and all Owls have been sent.Timeline:Choose Your Owl/Post Your Wish List:
August 17 through 26Gift Assignments sent out:
by September 2Submission Date of Gifts to the Owlery:
November 22Owlpost Gift Delivery:
December 1 until 31, or until we run out of giftsReveal of Gift Makers:
January 3, 2014
Questions? Concerns? Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.