The idea of the contest is to ask readers to create one dungeon level in an edition-less format (ex: you can name monsters but you don't provide stats for them) using the template and submit it for the contest. We'd judge the entries based on criteria such as 'most evocative setting', 'Funniest entry', 'Most creative use of a Trap' and so on. Once we've named winners, we'll be compiling a FREE PDF of the winners/runner-ups and releasing it to the community at large.
This series gathers together all of the documents that have been published as a result of this competition. It is anticipated that this will become an annual event, with regular releases of new PDFs of competition entries.
The annual One Page Dungeon Contest has attracted entries from both unknown and well-known designers. There have been annual events from 2009 to 2014, thus far, with wider participation and varying game genres, and concepts, each year.
One might liken the one page format to a short story contest with entry open to all and an annually varying range of ad-hoc categories and judges.
The fact that it is so wide ranging, outside of the rigorous format restrictions, may well be part of its appeal.