Subject: Information Regarding Ongoing Investigation
Date: February 27, 2009 12:33:45 PM CST
I have been watching the updates and reports in your continuing investigations. I must say I am impressed with the level of attention to detail you have all recorded. I will readily dismiss any accusations against my beloved Jinteki, but I will say I am shocked at how many of you managed to uncover Garret Carlson's machinations at the end of 2008. I have heard many rumors of a new ongoing investigation. I need you to provide the details of this murder.
That's right, I need you to provide the story for the next investigation. Your entry should consist of a PDF (preferred), Pages, Word, or rich text file e-mailed to email@example.com. The first page of the document should begin with (a) your full legal name, (b) your e-mail address, and © how you’d like your name displayed if you win (e.g., “J. Smith,” “James Smith,” or “James T. Smith”). The first page must also include the following legal text, copied verbatim:
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After that, you’ve got up to 2,000 words to expose the misdeed that has so far gone unnoticed in the city of New Angeles. Be sure to include a small bio about yourself, no bigger than a paragraph, and no this does not count against your word count.
All entries must be received by April 3rd, 2009. Entries that are publicly posted before the end of the contest will be disqualified from consideration. There is a limit of two entries per person. FFG employees may not enter. Entries will be judged by FFG staff on the basis of their creativity, appropriateness to the setting, and clarity and quality of presentation.
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So please let me know what you have found out in the seedy underbelly of New Angeles. I am eager to send out operatives to investigate.