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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:15 PM

Mission Statement


This group aims to focus on uniting people and encouraging them to support each other through life. We will actively encourage members to share their stories and talk to each other to make new friends, we will discuss important issues that may affect our members and we will accept all artworks that deal with an emotional issue. This is not limited to mental health issues, and the group is open to anyone.

Our hearts are heavy burdens we shouldn't have to bear alone - Go Radio "Goodnight Moon"




WELCOME!


Competition Status

Competition is currently OPEN until January 31st. Currently has 0 entries. Current prize fun is estimated to be worth around $150 US.

About

For BurdenedHearts' first competition we wanted to do something really special and unique.

So what do you have to do?

Produce a speech on either a global issue or a personal issue no longer than 2 minutes (120 seconds).



Recently we asked you what you would talk about if you could make a 30 second speech to the whole world - and one of our incredible team members (MotleyDreams) suggested we challenge people to actually produce those speeches, but we gave you a little more time ;]

So, you have 120 seconds to speak to the whole world. What issue would you address? What is important to you? Consider use of technical devices to make your message clear and persuasive. Think about a global audience and how relevant your message would be internationally.

The competition is in two parts, global and personal.    

We will judge the two categories (Global and Personal) separately and so there will be top three placings for both - a total of six opportunities to win!

Share the text version of the speech and a recording of it (if you cannot record it yourself - for any reason, not just technical ones! - the good folks over at Elocutionists have offered to record a member of their team reading your entries on your behalf! Just tick the appropriate box on your entry form and we will sort this out for you.)

See below for examples.

Judgement


The competition will close on January 31st 2014, giving everyone just over four weeks to perfect their entries. The deadline will be 11.59pm GMT on the 31st. If you wanna know what time that is for you, use the timezone converter here.

The Judges


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Global Speech Prizes


:damphyr: 1st Place
1000 points donated by TheGalleryOfEve
1000 points donated by BloodshotInk :bulletwhite:
500 points donated by thetaoofchaos
170 points donated by LadyLincoln
150 points donated by ginkgografix
100 points donated by various donators at BurdenedHeartsAdmin :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by wreckling :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by Memnalar :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by neurotype
50 points donated by DrippingWords
50 points donated by GuinevereToGwen
25 points donated by Rose-Rayne
25 points donated by Aerode :bulletwhite:
Critique on the piece of your choice from Gingersanps, glossolalias, 0hgravity and OHiNeedTea
Journal features from BurdenedHearts, MagicalJoey, MotleyDreams, camelopardalisinblue, IrrevocableFate, SheDares, FuzzyHoser, lintu47, A-Lovely-Anxiety, vespera, dreamsinstatic, OHiNeedTea, 0hgravity, miontre, rainylake, Astrikos and SimplySilent
Llamas from MagicalJoey, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent
1 pixel portrait from mirz-alt
A digital sketch request from Astrikos
Poll feature from PizzaPotatoNBacon

:damphyr: 2nd Place
500 points donated by TheGalleryOfEve
500 points donated by BloodshotInk :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by ginkgografix
100 points donated by thetaoofchaos
100 points donated by various donators at BurdenedHeartsAdmin :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by wreckling :bulletwhite:
80 points donated by LadyLincoln
50 points donated by GuinevereToGwen
50 points donated by DrippingWords
50 points donated by neurotype
50 points donated by Memnalar :bulletwhite:
25 points donated by Rose-Rayne
Critique on the piece of your choice from Gingersanps, glossolalias, OHiNeedTea and 0hgravity
Journal features from BurdenedHearts, MagicalJoey, MotleyDreams, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea, IrrevocableFate, SheDares, FuzzyHoser, lintu47, A-Lovely-Anxiety, vespera, dreamsinstatic, 0hgravity, miontre, rainylake and SimplySilent
Llamas from MagicalJoey, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent
1 custom stamp from mirz-alt
Poll feature from PizzaPotatoNBacon

:damphyr: 3rd Place
250 points donated by TheGalleryOfEve
250 points donated by BloodshotInk :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by various donators at BurdenedHeartsAdmin :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by wreckling :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by thetaoofchaos
50 points donated by DrippingWords
50 points donated by GuinevereToGwen
50 points donated by ginkgografix
50 points donated by Memnalar :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by neurotype
25 points donated by Rose-Rayne
1 custom emoticon sign from mirz-alt
Poll feature from PizzaPotatoNBacon
Critique on the piece of your choice from Gingersanps, glossolalias, 0hgravity and OHiNeedTea
Journal features from BurdenedHearts,  MagicalJoey, MotleyDreams, camelopardalisinblue, IrrevocableFate,  SheDares, FuzzyHoser, lintu47, A-Lovely-Anxiety, vespera, dreamsinstatic, 0hgravity, miontre, rainylake, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent
Llamas from  MagicalJoey, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent

Personal Speech Prizes


:damphyr: 1st Place
1000 points donated by TheGalleryOfEve
1000 points donated by BloodshotInk :bulletwhite:
500 points donated by thetaoofchaos
170 points donated by LadyLincoln
150 points donated by ginkgografix
100 points donated by various donators at BurdenedHeartsAdmin :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by wreckling :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by Memnalar :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by neurotype
50 points donated by DrippingWords
50 points donated by GuinevereToGwen
25 points donated by Rose-Rayne
25 points donated by Aerode :bulletwhite:
3 month premium membership from miontre
3 month premium membership from scarletwave
1 pixel portrait from mirz-alt
Poll feature from PizzaPotatoNBacon
Critique on the piece of your choice from Gingersanps, glossolalias, OHiNeedTea and 0hgravity
Journal features from BurdenedHearts,  MagicalJoey, MotleyDreams, camelopardalisinblue, IrrevocableFate, SheDares, FuzzyHoser, lintu47, miontre, A-Lovely-Anxiety, vespera, dreamsinstatic, OHiNeedTea, 0hgravity, rainylake, SimplySilent
Llamas from MagicalJoey, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent

:damphyr: 2nd Place
500 points donated by TheGalleryOfEve
500 points donated by BloodshotInk :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by ginkgografix
100 points donated by thetaoofchaos
100 points donated by various donators at BurdenedHeartsAdmin :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by wreckling :bulletwhite:
80 points donated by LadyLincoln
50 points donated by GuinevereToGwen
50 points donated by neurotype
50 points donated by Memnalar :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by DrippingWords
25 points donated by Rose-Rayne
1 custom stamp from mirz-alt
Poll feature from PizzaPotatoNBacon
Critique on the piece of your choice from Gingersanps, glossolalias, OHiNeedTea and 0hgravity
Journal features from BurdenedHearts, MagicalJoey, MotleyDreams, camelopardalisinblue, IrrevocableFate, SheDares,  FuzzyHoser,  lintu47, A-Lovely-Anxiety, vespera, dreamsinstatic, OHiNeedTea, miontre, 0hgravity, rainylake and SimplySilent
Llamas from MagicalJoey, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent

:damphyr: 3rd Place
250 points donated by TheGalleryOfEve
250 points donated by BloodshotInk :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by various donators at BurdenedHeartsAdmin :bulletwhite:
100 points donated by wreckling :bulletwhite:
50 points donated by neurotype
50 points donated by DrippingWords
50 points donated by ginkgografix
50 points donated by thetaoofchaos
50 points donated by GuinevereToGwen
50 points donated by Memnalar :bulletwhite:
25 points donated by Rose-Rayne
1 custom emoticon sign from mirz-alt
Poll feature from PizzaPotatoNBacon
Critique on the piece of your choice from Gingersanps, glossolalias, OHiNeedTea and 0hgravity
Journal features from BurdenedHearts, MagicalJoey, MotleyDreams, camelopardalisinblue, IrrevocableFate, SheDares, FuzzyHoser, lintu47, A-Lovely-Anxiety, vespera, dreamsinstatic, OHiNeedTea, miontre, 0hgravity,  rainylake and SimplySilent
Llamas from MagicalJoey, camelopardalisinblue, OHiNeedTea and SimplySilent

Donate!


I am accepting donations for this competition if you wish to donate please send me a note :love:. You can donate anonymously if you wish to. Ideas for donations are; points, premium membership, prints, critiques, comments, journal features, interviews, gifts and collaborations.

Entry Rules


:damphyr: Entries will be accepted in the form of a deviation of the speech (text) with a link to an audio recording (either provided by you or by Elocutionists. We recommend using websites like Vocaroo or Youtube to upload or record your files and share them. Please ensure that we have the ability to access your recording as you need both elements to qualify.
:damphyr: If we cannot find an audio recording for your entry (either in your submission or from Elocutionists we will try to contact you but it is your responsibility ultimately so if someone else is recording on your behalf try to ensure that you have linked to the recording on your deviation as soon as possible (and before the deadline)!
:damphyr: Entries will only be accepted if posted between January 1st and January 31st 2014, and containing new, original content belonging to the submitter. (Quotations used within your speech are acceptable if you put the original source in your artists comments but 120 seconds is not a lot of time, so we do not recommend using it with someone else's words unless necessary!)
:damphyr: Judges and those who donate to the competition will be eligible to participate, but, in the case of the judges, will not allowed to cast any vote on their own piece. BloodshotInk will not be allowed to win but may participate for funsies.
:damphyr: All languages welcome but you must provide an English translation (of the written copy) so we can study the meaning behind the words as well as the composition and delivery of the speech.
:damphyr: You must link to this page in the artists comments!
:damphyr: There is no age restriction on this competition.
:damphyr: There are no limitations on what can be discussed in your speech, or how they are discussed (for example, performance poetry), however this is a speech and cannot therefore include music etc.
:damphyr: Your entry must be 120 seconds or less once recorded!
:damphyr: You may only enter once per category because this excercise is based on deciding what you would spend those 120 seconds on.
:damphyr: You will only be able to win once, for example if you get 2nd place in the Global section you will not be allowed to also get 3rd in the Personal section no matter how good your pieces are.
:damphyr: We reserve the right to edit this information, including the rules, up to the date of January 27th 2014.

How To Enter


:damphyr: First, write your speech! It should be original content and you might decide to make use of some of the technical devices of persuasive speech.
:damphyr: Record your speech (we recommend vocaroo.com for recording or uploading recorded files! It's free and simple to use). If you can't record your own speech (for ANY reason) then simply tick the appropriate box on the entry form and we will try and get one recorded for you by the incredible folks over at Elocutionists
:damphyr: Submit the text copy of your speech to deviantART (in the correct literature category for your submission!) with a link to the recorded copy in the artists comments.
:damphyr: Link to this competition page in your artists comments!
:damphyr: Copy the address URL or thumb of your entry and then...


Examples


The following examples are provided by members of the BurdenedHearts team to show how we would use our 30 seconds These are meant for inspiration and illustration only, you can discuss any topic you choose in your own speeches.

Listen here
to BloodshotInks sample speech on Pro-Choice in regards to Euthanasiaa


I believe in choice. I, personally, am free to choose where I live. I can choose who to vote for, what to buy and who from. I can choose who I live my life with. I can choose my sexual partners without worrying about their gender or race or class. I can choose to believe in what I want and I can choose to change my mind back again.

Its not global yet but we all hope that one day it will be. That everyone will be free to choose. Already we have so much choice. We can choose to live our lives any way that we think is best. Except not at all.

No matter what level of physical, mental or emotional torture you endure - you can live however you want, unless you don't want to.

In an era in which choice has become the ultimate freedom of  being, when allowing people to choose how they live their lives has become a central point in debates of equality and human rights, in an era like this -- why is it that the majority get to decide something that inflicts a lifetime of pain onto another human being? In an era when we celebrate those who are allowed to choose how to live their individual lives - why is one choice still not allowed because the majority think its Immoral. Dangerous. Insane. Wrong..

Wrong. Like interracial couples, and homosexuality and even the theory of evolution once were. They were all once Wrong to the majority. As a society we've learned to try to respect other peoples' right to choose how they live their lives. I hope you'll join me in respecting some peoples choices not to - just because their opinion is different to the majority, doesn't mean they shouldn't have the right.

Some people spend every day in unbearable pain and cannot get help to stop it. Not even offered a basic dignity we offer our pets.

Visit dignityindying.org.uk - and campaign for choice.

This is not eligible to win as it is a SAMPLE, so if you like it please fave it here.

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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
:D
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Wonderful contest-I have seen some truly "unique" contests offered in other groups and I applaud you for choosing an interesting and intriguing one. The prizes are amazing too! If life allows I do believe you might see an entry from me. That would be a first!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
:D That would be splendid!
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EAT-TOAST Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
That's a great idea for a competition, although I may not read any entries I may do I hope the topics I choose to do will be great for that 120 seconds.  Maybe I'll have to get help from my brother and "Get Your Crayon"  (It's a long story)  :P
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
:D
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a question before I say yes or no. How many pages or words make up the two-minute mark?
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Depends on your delivery sadly. As you can see from my sample, for me it was 339 words.
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Considering the long pauses I take between words sometimes, I might have a shorter word count than that.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
That's why we've asked people to provide a recording (or have elocutionists provide one for you) so that its judged fairly depending on the writers reading pace and not hte judges.
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