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RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,994
edited 03.11.2021 in Contests & Awards

9th Anniversary Verses


BigFarm is celebrating its 9th Anniversary

I want you to write an anniversary themed poem with no more than 20 lines based on your BigFarm farming experience.
Length is NOT a criteria. Only the quality of the poem.

Do not hesitate to enter if English is not your first language. Your poem must be in English but your judge will be a Moderator from another BF forum who is also not a native English speaker.

PRIZES

Winner

4,000 gold

Second
2,000 gold

3rd to 10th
1,000 gold each

10,000 gold will then be shared equally among all other entrants. Maximum 750 gold.

Plus ALL entrants will receive a 9th Anniversary BF  Forum Badge.




Ends 31st October, 12:00 noon CEST


Addendum:
Felix and I have been talking about these poems: we think it would be wonderful to see your poem in your home language as well as in English.
If possible please post both versions for us to enjoy :D
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  • FelixTheXthFelixTheXth Moderator, ModDarkBlue Posts: 1,816
    Hello contest participants!

    My name is FelixTheXth and I have been a moderator for the German forum for the last 3 years. As a fellow colleague of RosyStarling, I was approached to judge this contest, because I don't know your community. This is to avoid any bias that my English colleagues might have. I am aware that every piece of literature is always filtered by personal taste, too, which sadly cannot be avoided. But I will try my best to be fair to every participant!

    Please remember:
    • Length is not a criteria for winning, you can be incredibly short and to the point, you can be flowery in your speech, you can elaborate, just don't exceed the limit of 20 lines. Also your poem does not need to rhyme.
    • Be creative! You can have a serious or humourous approach, you can be praising or criticising, you can be punny or straightforward, you can be insincere or honest. Remember to use adequate language, though. Any words or expressions that are not suitable for the English forum in general are also not suitable for this contest and those poems will be disqualified.
    • Plagiarism of other contestants is not allowed, so try to avoid phrasing multiple lines like other participants. I understand that this might be difficult because of the topic, but you can paraphrase or emphasise a different aspect to avoid copying your fellow contestants. If a poem contains too many lines that are exact or almost exact copies from other participants, it will be disqualified.
    • One entry per participant only. You can edit your posts until the very last day of this contest. If you do not know how to edit, try the little gearwheel in the upper right corner of your post.
    I hope you have fun with this contest! I certainly look forward to reading your poems!

    Best regards,
    FelixTheXth
     
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,994
    edited 16.10.2021
    Addendum:
    Felix and I have been talking about these poems: we think it would be wonderful to see your poem in your home language as well as in English.
    If possible please post both versions for us to enjoy :D
      
     

      
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,622
    edited 17.10.2021
    I was in my home , just sitting in the couch all day
    didnt know what to do to to make boredom go away
    I had a new lapt top ,felt excited I must say
    so I thought ... why not find a game to play

    I searched and found a game called big farm
    and I thought its interesting , I dont see any harm
    and very very soon...I saw its charm!

    I started with chickens, pigs and a big cow
    and said to myself I have to play clever but ... how?
    I was playing all alone so I made a vow
    a coop to find to join now

    I laughed with my coopmates and had a lot of fun
    and sometimes I played until the rise of the sun
    always excited when a new event begun
    and really upset when 'Where is Lester?" was gone

    I made lots of friends and kept in touch
    and this is what I love in big farm so much

    and just like that so many years went by
    the 9th anniversary of the game is here and I won't say goodbuy

    i love big farm , what can I say??  its something I cant deny!!!


    κ όπως καθόμουνα στον καναπέ, βαριόμουν όλη μέρα...
    ένα παιχνίδι είπα να βρω  να παίξω να μου φτιάξει την ημέρα 
    είχα καινούριο υπολογιστή, δεν είχα τι να κάνω 
    κ βρήκα τη μεγάλη φάρμα κ λέω ας δοκιμάσω 

    κοτούλες, γουρουνάκια κ μια αγελάδα
    μία χαρά ξεκίνησα...τώρα? πώς να παίξω με εξυπνάδα?
    κ σκέφτηκα... μόνη γιατί να κάθομαι? μόνη γιατί να είμαι?
    ομάδα γρήγορα να βρω, μαζί τους πάντα να 'μαι

    βρήκα συμπαίχτες, γέλασα και τι χαρά που πήρα
    νύχτα και μέρα έπαιζα , μέχρι την πρώτη ηλιαχτίδα
    όλα τα γεγονότα αγάπησα, και έπαιξα πολύ
    μόνο το Λέστερ σκέφτομαι κ το μυαλό μου αναπολεί

    φίλους πολλούς απέκτησα κ κράτησα επαφή
    αυτό είναι που αγάπησα στη φάρμα μου αυτή

    τα χρόνια και αν περάσανε , εγώ είμαι ακόμα εδώ
    η 9η επέτειος έφτασε κ εγώ χειροκροτώ
    τη φάρμα αγαπώ , γιατί να το αρνηθώ?

    ok, both versions
    sorry for my many questions to clarify this, hope this is what you mean
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  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,622
    I would like a clarification about writing the poem in our home language as well

    we must translate the english version or write something in our language the makes a rythm/ is similar to a poem?

                                
                                     
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  • farmerjohn 22 (US1)farmerjohn 22 (US1) US1 Posts: 34,666
    edited 17.10.2021
    I would like a clarification about writing the poem in our home language as well

    we must translate the english version or write something in our language the makes a rythm/ is similar to a poem?
    @Jenny1979 (GR1) From what Rosy said, I believe you may post your poem in your own language if you add the translation into English in your post.  :)
                            
  • farmerjohn 22 (US1)farmerjohn 22 (US1) US1 Posts: 34,666
    edited 17.10.2021
    Addendum:
    Felix and I have been talking about these poems: we think it would be wonderful to see your poem in your home language as well as in English.
    If possible please post both versions for us to enjoy. 
                            
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,622
    I would like a clarification about writing the poem in our home language as well

    we must translate the english version or write something in our language the makes a rythm/ is similar to a poem?
    @Jenny1979 (GR1) From what Rosy said, I believe you may post your poem in your own language if you add the translation into English in your post.  :)
    are you sure? cause a google transalation is easy now but... It wont make any sense 
    but if I write it in greek, then I can make it similar to a poem ,writing the same things as I did in the english version...well, almost
    since the exact words both in egnlish and greek wont make a rythm

    I am a little confused now... I had my poem ready yesterday but didnt have the time to post it so .. should I post the greek version next to it now? the way I would write it in greek? 

                                
                                     
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  • farmerjohn 22 (US1)farmerjohn 22 (US1) US1 Posts: 34,666
    edited 17.10.2021
    @Jenny1979 (GR1) Yeah, I would add it to your post in Greek if you can. Rosy did say "if possible".  BTW, I had the exact same problem with rhythm when I posted poems in forums of other languages.  ;)

                            
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,622
    @Jenny1979 (GR1) Yeah, I would add it to your post in Greek if you can. Rosy did say "if possible".  BTW, I had the exact same problem with rhythm when I posted poems in forums of other languages.  ;)

    thank you John


                                
                                     
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  • Heathcliff (INT1)Heathcliff (INT1) INT1 Posts: 115
    Big Farm is a great and fun game to played 
    where you can meet peoples and make new friends
    and there many events to choose from 
    And with each events you can learn a new way to played them
                                                  
  • sylciafi (PL1)sylciafi (PL1) PL1 Posts: 262
    edited 04.11.2021
    Dziewięć lat już Big Farm ma
    bo to  świetna gra.
    Kurki, krowy ,świnki,
     piesek - -wszyscy się z rocznicy cieszą.
    Na Big Farmie się nie nudzi,
    bo mam w sojuszu fajnych ludzi.
    Wydarzenia i eventy - każdy chodzi uśmiechnięty 
    i ochoczo dziś pracuje
    bo Big Farm świętuje .
    Nine years old Big Farm is now
    because it's a great game.
    Chanterelles, cows, pigs,
     doggy - everyone is happy about the anniversary.
    He doesn't get bored at Big Farm,
    because I have cool people in my alliance.
    Events and events - everyone walks around smiling
    and works eagerly today
    because Big Farm is celebrating.
    Post edited by sylciafi (PL1) on
    sylciafi @ pl 1
  • FuriousFarmer07 (IN1)FuriousFarmer07 (IN1) IN1 Posts: 770
    edited 25.10.2021
    Big Farm, Big Farm,
    What a nice game!
    I love my Big Farm,
    Happy Birthday, Big Farm!

    P.S - I don't know poetry :D
    FuriousDragon07 (IN 1), Leader of the coop United Farmers.
    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/210372/all-indians-come-to-united-farmers
    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 
                                                                                                                       – Mahatma Gandhi                                                           

    Thanks to @farmerjohn 22 (US1)
    For more details, click on CrazyBigFarm Site | Goodgame BigFarm Wiki 
  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 3,521
    edited 29.10.2021


    On my Big Farm working night & day,
    I try to make sure I am finished on time
    so I can go and play.

    The cow's and the chicken's give me pause,
    as I work around them while I clean and not 
    think too myself if it is a lost cause.

    A lot of player's have told me that being in a co-op
    is a must,
    but I end up playing my Big Farm game alone due to
     not having trust.

    I find logging into my game to be relaxing & makes me smile,
    but sometimes I get cranky when thing's don't work and wonder
    if the game is worth fixing to walk that extra mile.

    I take one day at a time & enjoy working on my Big Farm when I can,
    I Luv all animal's & make sure they are taken care of hoping they will understand.

     I pretend they are real & my hope is  that I can make them feel happy & safe every single day,
    Cause you never know when the game will end and go away.

                                Happy Anniversary & let's all celebrate, 
                              I am glad I was here for this important date.

                                                        
                                                               

              
                                                                  The end.



                                                
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,994
    Closed to further entries

    There are some wonderful poems here.

    I do not envy  FelixTheXth in his deliberations !
      
     

      
  • Heathcliff (INT1)Heathcliff (INT1) INT1 Posts: 115
    Congrats to all the winners
                                                  
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,994


    PRIZE LIST

    First Place - 4,000 gold .... farmerjohn 22 (US1)

    Second - 2,000 gold ... Blue Denim (US1)

    1,000 gold :
    sylciafi (PL1) and ClaudiaGdl (IT1)
    Jenny1979 (GR1)
    Uncle John (AU1)
    Rita77 (BR1)
    Heathcliff (INT1)
    FuriousDragon07 (IN1)
    AJR (US1)



    A  HUGE, HUGE thank you to FelixTheXth for the time and care he took over his judging
    Not an easy task!

    All Badges have been awarded

    There will be a delay on the gold payment :(



      
     

      
  • farmerjohn 22 (US1)farmerjohn 22 (US1) US1 Posts: 34,666
    edited 05.11.2021
    Thank you for the interesting contest @RosyStarling.  BTW, I can't seem to find the badge, and I dearly love my badgies.  <3  EDIT: Many thanks to FelixTheXth for stepping in as judge. 
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  • grazie Rosy e Felix   :)

  • saifulla (INT1)saifulla (INT1) INT1 Posts: 14
    grazie Rosy e Felix   
    ꧁༒☬𝓼𝓪𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵𝓵𝓪𝓱☬༒꧂
  • sylciafi (PL1)sylciafi (PL1) PL1 Posts: 262

    bardzo dziękuję :) gratuluję zwycięzcom :)

    p.s. faktycznie wkleiłam tłumaczenie na angielski z google ale mój program w komputerze z automatu  przetłumaczył na język polski a ja nie zauważyłam :)

    thank you very much :) congratulations to the winners :)

     p.s. I actually pasted the translation into English from google but my program in the computer translated into Polish from the machine and I didn't notice :)

    sylciafi @ pl 1
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,994
    Thank you for the interesting contest @RosyStarling.  BTW, I can't seem to find the badge, and I dearly love my badgies.  <3
    Done now ... anyone else I missed?

      
     

      
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,994
    Rewards have been paid :D
      
     

      
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,622
    thank you @RosyStarling very very much, I had fun with this contest 
    and thank you to @FelixTheXth as well, the poem announcing the winners was fantastic!
    thank you both for the prizes and congratulations to the winners :)

                                
                                     
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