Thus far, mortals, we have offered you tests of endurance, wit, creativity and coordination. For this next event, like fierce Atalanta you will demonstrate your fleetness of foot. Move swiftly; the window for this contest is short, and those who fall behind will fall from glory, also.
The task for this contest is simple; you have one week to write a journal entry of at least 150 words on the theme of summer. The specifics are up to you; it might be from a modern perspective, or from something more fantastical. You might choose a summer holiday, the summer solstice, a fictional festival celebrating the height of the sun's power. You might retell a myth from the perspective of one particular character, or invent one of your own. It could take a standard journal format, a blog entry, a monologue, a found document - the sky's the limit here. We'll also be looking for a couple of lines from you after, just to highlight what you've chosen to do with the theme and why.
- All entries must be posted below by 22nd August, 12pm GMT
- You can edit your entries up until then, if you decide to change anything
- Entries must be a minimum of 150 words. There's no upper word limit, but bear in mind that quantity doesn't always mean quality - a well put together 150 words is always worth more than a waffle-filled 1500.
- Remember your two-or-three lines discussing what you chose to do. These do not count toward your overall word count
As with all of our Olympic events, each competitor will net themselves an Olympian title until the end of September - with the exception of our top three, who will snag an exclusive Gold, Silver or Bronze Medallist title depending on where they place. There's also the chance of further glory should you manage to impress the Gods of Olympus, so do your best.