IT Anniversary Contest 2021
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Contest for the Fourth Anniversary of the Italian Branch

Let's prepare to celebrate: the Italian Branch is about to turn four years old! 2020 brought a breath of freezing air into our lives; we kept close to each other - though distanced by a screen - and spent some special moments together. This place wouldn't exist without you all, so we've decided to let you pick the theme of the contest for which we'll be writing for the next two months. Our goal is to force you out of your comfort zone and test yourselves. Now we can finally announce that the idea chosen to represent the contest for the fourth anniversary of the Italian Branch is… well, all ideas, more or less.

End of the Contest Announcement:

The contest for the fourth anniversary of the branch is officially over. We were proud to read your tales, and we were glad to read what you concocted. I have to say, perhaps this contest turned out to be more complicated to assess than the Halloween one from a logistical point of view, but at the end of the day every work was neat, which pleases us. However, while every tale is awesome, there can be only one winner. What contest would it be otherwise?

Bear in mind that all the sections under the final announcement only have illustrative purposes for future contests.

Well, the tale that won this contest was Hesperus, written by Dr ZenoDr Zeno.

Anyway, I also take this opportunity to reveal the jury who assessed your tales:
Dr PisyDr Pisy
Riko-based LifeformRiko-based Lifeform
Dr ZenDr Zen
Dr VulpesDr Vulpes
Dr AisenbergDr Aisenberg
Dr PlacidoDr Placido
Siddartha AlonneSiddartha Alonne


• In this contest, SCP entries will NOT be allowed. You may only submit:
- SCP Foundation tales - either canon or out of canon - which include one or multiple elements of the IT fictional universe, such as SSMs, one of the Italian groups of interest, a piece of Special Equipment or official Italian personnel. We expect these elements to become an integral part of the story, rather than simply being there.
- Group of Interest formats – either canon or out of canon. Only formats from GoIs that appeared at least once in a canonical SCP entry will be accepted.

  1. The tale for the contest will have to stick to at least one of the themes proposed by the users. The theme will have to be key in the creative process.
  2. The users may not use by any means the theme they proposed in the works they'll submit.
  3. You may participate either alone or in a group.
  4. Every user may be part of one group only: those who participate alone may not be part of a team, or the other way around.
  5. You may participate with more than one tale.
  6. The tales which don't stick to the guidelines above and aren't included among the "Participants" before the end of the contest won't count. Furthermore, you may not edit your tale after the contest is over, not even to correct any typos.
  7. The jury will consist of eleven users who won't participate in the contest, chosen between staff and regular users. They will be selected after the end of the writing phase and will pick the contest winner.
  8. The winner will secure the precious IT achievement “Triumph”. Moreover, their tale will be exhibited in the website home page, in the IT newspaper and in the IT social media accounts.

Themes Proposed

Theme Proposed Proposer Additional Notes
Meta TheBoxOfFun
Agent Jack07
Something influencing or influenced by its documentation, or requiring special containment procedures concerning the way it's documented.
Cold Agt Fedrik
Inside Luke mcDonut
"Underutilized" ThatGuyRichard Use and/or expansion of parts of the lore that haven't been paid much attention yet, whether it's a GoI, a SSM, a Site and so on.
Sound, Music, Musical Instrument Papyrus1902
Aberration DrGraph
Siddartha Alonne
Dottor LaVey
Legend DrAlberts
You may use any kind of Italian folk tale, from sprites to lives of Saints, from monsters like the Tarantasio dragon to stories told in many Italian small towns, even the so-called "urban legends".
Happiness Dr Zerok
Regret Leaking Lead
Sicily MaggicCasta
Historical Heritage: 79 to 1991 C.E. Dr Zeno
The lore of an historical event occurred at some point between the eruption of Vesuvius and the end of the Cold War.
Someone who Actually Existed ILARS
Camaraderie Tanija
Beginning Lo_Dev
End DrSlime
Metalworking Dr Pistos
Including every product of said industry, ranging from transport vehicles to weaponry, not to mention production plants.
Transparency DrMadness
Board Games NazarTheEzio, Kronotech
Esoterism Oreobanane
The Foundation Outside of Work Dr Pisy Breaks, vacations, moments for reflection, everyday life. No tests, no containment, no interviews.
Abroad C0S0
The Void ProcastinationTime
The concept of "void" itself.
Memories Lord Caos
Darkness P0ba
The night, the malice, the darkness within us.
Comfortable amatropie1
Unwillingness DrMeleda


Start: 5th January 2021
End: 25th February 2021 at 21:00
Winner Nomination: 5th March 2020 at 18:00

How to Participate:

Once your work is done, post a new page and add the "it-anniversary-contest-2021" tag, so as to display it in the table below.

Specify whether it's a canon or an out-of-canon work at the top of your tale or in the thread, and which themes were chosen to write it. If you participate in a group, you'll also have to write down which users it consists of.

The tale doesn't have to be fully reviewed or approved to participate in the contest, but a honed work will be better-regarded than one which wasn't fully revised.


Helpful Contacts:

If you have questions or doubts, the IT staff is available to you. Also, come pay us a visit in our Discord server!

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