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We have five sensory words for you to choose from. Pick one and create an original GIF image that illustrates the definition of the word.
The words in this contest signal your sense of taste, touch, sight, smell, or sound. The best writers use words that speak to these five senses. This activates the reader’s mind and makes a story come alive. Now it’s your turn. Pick the one word below that’s best for the story you want to tell.
GIFs are short moving images that loop continuously, so you'll need to think about your visualization carefully. Your GIF must present both the word and part of speech graphically on-screen. Get creative with looping, time manipulation, stop-motion, or any other interesting effect.
Here are your word options. Take them all in and choose the one that makes the most sense.
Take a deep breath. Do you smell that? If you wish you didn't, it’s probably fetid.
Fetid is an adjective that means smelling extremely unpleasant. It could be rancid, musty, or foul. Whatever it is, it stinks!
CRASH! BANG! SQUEAK! HISS! SCREECH! THUD! BEEP! Make the cacophony stop!
Cacophony is a noun that means a mixture of harsh, unpleasant sounds. Have you heard a noise like this, but lacked just the right word to describe it? Now you do!
Yum! Finger-licking good. Can I have another please? That is scrumptious!
Scrumptious is an adjective that means extremely appetizing or delicious. This is a special treat word. Show us how much you like it!
Be careful. This one’s on fire!
Scorching is an adjective that means very hot — hot enough to burn.
Wow! I can’t take my eyes off of it. It looks like it’s glowing!
Radiant is an adjective that means vividly bright and shining. Dazzle us with your brilliance and make your six seconds count!
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In your GIF image that is less than 2 MB, you must:
GIFs are evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:
Prizes per contest vary. In most cases, a grand prize will be awarded to one submission in the Under 18 category and one in the Over 18 category. Finalists will also receive a prize. Rules for each contest explain how and when we will notify you and the date the prizes will be announced.