Haven’t you always wanted your story to be made into a movie? That’s why we’re hosting the Mustache Film Project.
Write a story that takes place in a city (any city) and has a character with a mustache. (Your mustache character doesn’t have to be a man and the main character must be in the story somewhere, even if it’s a tiny mention. Bonus points for creative mustache person placement.) Entries should be 500 words long or fewer.
We’ll pick the one we like the best out of the finalists, and make your story into a movie! (Starring the mods.)
How to enter:
-Read the full rules at the bottom of this post
-Create a new writing
-Tag it mustachecontest
-Be sure to press “Publish Now”
-Wait the hour or so it sometimes takes for entries to show up BELOW.
The deadline is Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 PM EST. Then you can decide the winners by voting on your favorite entries; you can vote until Monday, August 15th at noon EST. The two top hearted entries will win. The first place winner will receive a Figment tote and have their story interpreted by the Figment staff and made into a short movie (2-3 minutes). The runner up will receive a copy of The Wikkeling, receive a Figment tote, and get highlighted on our blog along with the first place contestant. Good luck everyone!
1. One entry per person, please.
2. The promotion of your contest entry is not allowed on Figment. This includes self-promotion and the promotion of other users’ contest entries in the Figment forums, the comments and reviews of stories, the comments on users’ profiles, and the Figment Facebook page. Independent promotion on sites unrelated to Figment, like personal Facebook or Twitter accounts, is fine.
3. Works must be published between the announcement of the contest and the closure of the contest. Entries created before the start date or after the end date will not be included in the pages of contest entries and will be ineligible to win. This means a new story must be created for the contest; adapting an old story published before the start of the contest will make the entry ineligible to win.
4. The rules of the contest are both strict and open to interpretation by a moderator.
5. It is the user’s responsibility to properly tag the story so that the story appears within the contest submissions. Untagged or improperly tagged stories will not be shown with the submissions and will not be eligible to win.
6. The creation of multiple accounts to heart or otherwise vote for your contest entry on Figment is prohibited, and may result in the disqualification of that entry, the deletion of your Figment account, and/or the blocking of your IP address permanently from the site, at the moderator’s discretion.