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7th USAS Contest -- Vermont

Postby Dukasaur on Tue May 15, 2018 7:02 am

Part of the USA Supertournament event.

NOTE: CHANGES IN RULES AND MORE PRIZES ADDED!

Several maps in the USA have not been decided. These are indicated in the original list by "TBA". These contests are being run to determine the best maps to represent states which have not already been decided.

This contest is the SEVENTH in the series, and it is here to determine the map which best represents Vermont.
(There is no official state colour, but unofficially green and gold are regarded by many as Vermont's colours.)

Suggestions and reasoning:




General Rules of the Contest
  • There can be no duplications. A map that is already assigned to another state cannot be used again.
  • Before a poll is put up, the thread will be open for at least a few days for people to add suggestions.
  • Anyone can make a suggestion, but please limit yourself to one suggestion.
    If the list is short, I may accept a 2nd suggestion from people who have already made one.
  • Once the poll has been posted, no more suggestions will be accepted.
  • The poll will run for at least a week.
    New rules:
  • The multistage selection process having been generally unpopular, from here on in we will go with simple plurality of votes. Personally, I'm a big believer in multistage selection procedures, but I don't want to be constantly at odds with the community which ultimately I'm here to serve.
  • The person who made the winning suggestion will get a GA medal.
  • Everyone who makes a suggestion which wins 1% or more of the vote, will get a cash prize, 10 credits for each percent. In other words, 1% of the vote gets you 10 credits, 27% of the vote gets you 270 credits, etc.
  • No attempt will be made to correct rounding errors. What You See Is What You Get. Thus, the total prize might not be exactly 1000 credits, although it will probably be close to that.
  • The Community Team will no longer be involved in the final selection. However, there are special prizes from the Community Team. After everyone has made their argument in favour of their suggestion, the members of the Community Team will be polled about which argument they found most convincing. Each member of the Community Team will have an extra 50 credits to allocate to one or more arguments presented, except their own.
  • Anyone who posts anything useful in the thread -- a suggestion, an argument for or against a suggestions, a general comment, a factual correction, pretty much anything useful, will be entered into a random draw for a yellow star, to be drawn as soon as the poll ends.
  • A lot of people have made suggestions in other places (one of the other threads, or by PM). In the past I scoured everywhere for older suggestions. I just don't have time to do that this time around, so even if you mad a suggestion in the past, you must make it again IN THIS THREAD. If it comes down to an issue of precedence, older suggestions will still be honoured, but you must post a link to the place where you made the original suggestion.

Let's see if we can get past 10 suggestions this time around. What map do you think of when you think Vermont?

show: states already decided
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Re: 7th USAS Contest -- Vermont

Postby djelebert on Tue May 15, 2018 7:58 am

I will propose King of the mountains

Vermont name coming from "Vert Mont" Green Mountain.
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Re: 7th USAS Contest -- Vermont

Postby Swifte on Tue May 15, 2018 8:33 am

Vermont's state capitol building is one of only a few to have a gold dome. Atop the dome is a statue of Ceres (Roman goddess).

Ceres is also the largest object in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.. conveniently found on the map Solar System.
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Re: 7th USAS Contest -- Vermont

Postby Kevi on Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am

I propose Northwest Passage

Vermont was a safe haven for escaped slaves fleeing to Canada and also the USA's largest producer of Maple syrup.
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Re: 7th USAS Contest -- Vermont

Postby TX AG 90 on Tue May 15, 2018 12:00 pm

My suggestion:

Indian Empire

Rudyard Kipling lived in Vermont for 4 years. This is where he came up with and wrote The Jungle Book (as well as other writings).

It was also in this cottage that the first dawnings of the Jungle Books came to Kipling: " . . workroom in the Bliss Cottage was seven feet by eight, and from December to April, the snow lay level with its window-sill. It chanced that I had written a tale about Indian Forestry work which included a boy who had been brought up by wolves. In the stillness, and suspense, of the winter of ’92 some memory of the Masonic Lions of my childhood's magazine, and a phrase in Haggard's Nada the Lily, combined with the echo of this tale. After blocking out the main idea in my head, the pen took charge, and I watched it begin to write stories about Mowgli and animals, which later grew into the two Jungle Books ".


In the short span of four years, he produced, in addition to the Jungle Books, a collection of short stories (The Day's Work), a novel (Captains Courageous), and a profusion of poetry, including the volume The Seven Seas. The collection of Barrack-Room Ballads was issued in March 1892, first published individually for the most part in 1890, and containing his poems "Mandalay" and "Gunga Din". He especially enjoyed writing the Jungle Books – both masterpieces of imaginative writing – and enjoyed, too, corresponding with the many children who wrote to him about them.
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Re: 7th USAS Contest -- Vermont

Postby phersjm on Wed May 16, 2018 10:42 pm

I propose Macedonia.

The Vermont-Macedonia National Guard Partnership is one of 65 state partnerships between the US and various countries around the world.
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