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 Post subject: Introduction and Rules
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:10 pm 
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Bonsai Today Editorial Contest
Introduction and Rules

Stone Lantern Publishing, publishers of Bonsai Today, the premiere English
language bonsai magazine, is looking for part-time editors.
To make the selection process easier and to expedite the screening process Stone Lantern and the Art of Bonsai project are offering an editorial contest.
The winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate from Stone Lantern and an
opportunity to work as an editor for Bonsai Today. Because Stone Lantern may be interested in hiring more than one part time editor, other entrants will also be considered for paid editing.
Rules
Entrants will copy and edit the text submitted in MS Word.
Entrants will submit their entry by emailing their completed edited version
to wayne@stonelantern.com.
The deadline for submitting completed entries will be at midnight eastern
standard time on April 30th 2006. Early entries will receive special consideration.
The entries will be ranked for quality by Stone Lantern Publishing.
The number one ranked entry will win a $50.00 gift certificate to Stone
Lantern Publishing.
The top eight entries will then move on to the final round and edit a full
length article supplied by Stone Lantern Publishing.
Entrants in the final round will have three days to complete their edit of
the final article.
Stone lantern publishing will rank these entries in order of quality.
The top two or three entrants will be contacted to discuss part time
employment as editors for Stone Lantern Publishing.
All edits submitted must be the entrants own work.
Stone Lantern Publishing retains all copyright on articles submitted for editing as well as all edits submitted.
AoB will post the top ranked eight entries as soon as they are judged by Stone Lantern and we will also post the final ranked results here as well.

The text supplied for editing is posted below, good luck!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:36 pm 
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Text to be edited:
There are two variations of the ishisuki style: that of trees with the roots growing in the soil on the surface of the stone and that with roots embracing and encircling the rock growing down into the soil in the pot below.
In this article Mr. Masaaki presents the techniques for the last variation, called Sekijoju.
A professional grower for more than 20 years with 90% of his trees grown in the root over rock style, Mr. Masaaki is known today as an authority in the creation of Bonsai in this style.
Although only the trident maple (Acer buergeranum) is treated, the techniques and procedures described may be applies to any other species of deciduous trees.

Using the same method which is a relatively simple technique, there are many variations and possibilities of design that can be achieved with Sekijoju style trees.
In essence, the creation of this style consists of nothing more than getting the root of a tree to grow firmly clasped to a rock.
But after that common point, a large number of variations can be introduced according to the shape of the rock, its color and texture and, also, according to the characteristics of the tree itself. Thus, for example, on a flat rock a tall tree can be grown. Or over a high rock, a small tree; if the line of the rock are rounded, then the lines of the tree should be soft; if they are sharp, then the tree should be more angular.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:27 pm 
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Questions may be posted in this thread if needed.


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Do I post my edited version here in this thread?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:29 pm 
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Are we allowed to add small bits of information not contained in the original article?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:33 pm 
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Michelle Gray wrote:
Do I post my edited version here in this thread?

No, it has to be e-mailed to Wayne (unless you want me to use your article as inspiration for MY entry) :)


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Michelle Gray wrote:
Do I post my edited version here in this thread?

As Attila pointed out, send it directly to Wayne at Stone Lantern, his email is above in the rules.
We will post the top ranked eight entries after Stone Lantern judges them. We will also post the final ranked entries here as well.

Good Luck,

Will


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Michelle Gray wrote:
Do I post my edited version here in this thread?

Nevermind; I read the directions again.


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Vance Wood wrote:
Are we allowed to add small bits of information not contained in the original article?

It's your judgment. You want to improve it but not re-invent it.
I think it's best to preserve the content, but make it a better reading. Style, and the choice of words are the key here.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:08 am 
Is this competition (and its prize) open to international entrants? Does Bonsai Today require their winners and part-time editors to reside locally to Sudbury, MA? As I reside in Melbourne, Australia and would be honoured to edit Bonsai Today, I hope international entrants are encouraged.
Thanks for your advice.
kind regards,
Shane


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Shane, international entrants are encouraged. Could you take a moment to read our policies on user names please?
http://www.artofbonsai.org/forum/viewto ... 8752dc0088


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I have sent my edited version off, should i expect some kind of acknowledgement that its arrived?
Regards
Rowan


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No notifications as of yet, but thanks for the idea, we'll set something up.

Will


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Received a notification, cheers.
Rowan


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Thanks for the idea Rowan!

Will


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