Aug. 10th, 2010

dhobikikutti: Crescent moon in pink dusk sky over mosque (eid_ka_chand)
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The crescent moon has been spotted in various time zones across the world, and Wednesday the 11th of August, 2010, will be the start of the month of Ramadan.

Which means it is also time for the start of our annual fanworks challenge - this being the fourth year we've been running it!

Eid-Al-Fitr will be being celebrated across the world between 10th to 12th September, 2010, depending on local moon sightings. [community profile] eid_ka_chand's annual challenge asks for fanworks -- be they fic, art, vids, icons, meta, picspam etc. -- that focus on a fictional Muslim character.

Fanworks do not need to explicitly focus on Eid or Islam, and can be about characters who are culturally rather than actively practising Muslim.

The master list of fictional Muslim characters is a good place to start looking for fandoms you can create in.

We are running the challenge for fanfiction this year at the Archive of Our Own. Post to the collection there if you are create fanfiction of any length. We will be creating a master list of other fanworks generated that we cross-post to both [community profile] eid_ka_chand and [livejournal.com profile] eid_fic, so you can choose to post or link to icons, vids, fanart etc at the community of your choice.

Last year we had 12 stories and 5 icon posts... and not a single piece of fanart or vid. The visibility of Muslim characters in dominant Anglophone media is minor and one-dimensional. We really really hope that fandom can help us increase the representation, and join all of us who celebrate Eid!

Please sign up! We are looking forward to enjoying whatever you make!

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