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FAQ


What is considered Black for the purpose of entering the contest.


The person is considered Black if the person has self identified as Black before the date of August 12, 2014.


Where can I see a complete list of the contest rules


The contest rules can be seen here.


What is the last day to apply to the contest


The contest will be closing on September 27, 2014


When will the Winners be announced


No more then 30 days past September 27, 2014. We will endevor to announce winners as soon as possible depending upon the number of applications.


How will the pitches be scored


The Proposals will be judged by a panel, consisting of at least 5 nominees of TFYC, including the Bondsman, and other people previously involved in the Graphic Novel industry or in Publication and Story Development, and awarded points out of 60 on the following basis:

The Originality of the character as related to appearance, personality, motivation and aesthetic, as determined by a group of experts to be chosen by TFYC - 10 Points

The Financial viability of the character as related to an audience, expected revenue, and the ability to continual monetize the property over time, as determined by a group of experts to be chosen by TFYC - 10 Points

The level of immersion or fun the character bring to the story related to his personality, motivation and aesthetic, as determined by a group of experts to be chosen by TFYC. - 10 Points

Continuity: The proposal will be judged on how easily the character can be integrated into the setting presented by TFYC on www.thefineyoungcapitalists.com/SNlessInfo. Factors including the character’s description, history, traits, and super human powers. This score will be determined by an experienced writer chosen by TFYC - 30 Points



Which countries can participate?


TFYC is open residents of any country that does not specifically disallow residents from entering such contests. This includes, but is not limited to, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), the United States of America, Great Britain, and Australia. Residents of other countries may apply but local laws may prevent them from taking part in the contest.

Race is a protected class in Canada. Is it legal to have a contest like this only for only people the self identify as Black?


The Canadian Charter of Rights only applies to specific situations, such as employment and the purchase of goods and services. Contests are exempt.

If I self identify as white can I write stories in the SNless world.


Yes, that's the whole point.

I'd like to write a novel, make a film, create an animation in the SNless world but monetize it. Is this possible.


Yes, contact support@thefineyoungcapitalists.com to arrange licensing arrangements.

Media inquires can contact us at Media@thefineyoungcapitalists.com