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The Scheldt Campaign Writing Contest

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Tankers!

Do you think of yourself as a military specialist? Do you think you have what it takes to write military articles on battles and tactics? Or are you skilled in writing detailed stories from the first person perspective? If you do, then we want you for this contest.

The Canadian army, on September 21st, was ordered to secure the area of Scheldt. Moving northward, after securing Antwerp, the main battles started on October 2nd. The Scheldt Campaign Event was divided into three different operations:

  1. Operation Switchback
  2. Operation Vitality
  3. Operation Infatuate

We ask of you to choose one of these operations, and use all your creativity to write a minimum of 800 words to a maximum of 1000 article, story, or military writing based on what happened during that step. Your writing can be humorous, from the first person, written like a diary; the possibilities are endless, only your imagination is the limit!

Rules

  • All entries are to be sent to events@worldoftanks.com in .doc format by October 2nd at 11:59 PM PDT.
  • All entries are to be solely your property and written only by you. Any plagiarism or infringement of copyright laws will disqualify your entry from the contest.
  • All entries must have a title. Titles such as “Title, NoName” or the like will be disqualified.  
  • Add your game name under the title, if your game name is nowhere to be found, your writing will be disqualified.
  • By sending in your entry to Wargaming.net, you allow Wargaming.net to use and share your entry.
  • All entries are to be in English.
  • The judges will be the community managers of Wargaming America.

Additional References

To speed you along your way we've collected handy links to a great video series touching on the Battle of Scheldt, many stories told by soldiers who took part in this historic World War II battle.

Prizes

  • 1st place: 6,000 gold
  • 2nd place: 4,500 gold
  • 3rd place: 3,000 gold

Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter; we'll be sharing some of the top stories there once the contest is over!

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