The RACC High Concept Challenge is a series of linked contests in which writers across various imprints in the rec.arts.comics.creative USENET group write stories revolving around a particular "high concept" or theme. After the contest deadline, a winner is decided by popular, anonymous vote, who then sets the theme and deadline for the next contest.
The contests were inaugurated by Eightfoldian Tom Russell-- an idea that was inspired by Shmup-Dev's series of rapid prototype contests-- and have proved reasonably popular. Several Eightfold stories have been written as part of these contests.
|01||Forgotten Man||==||Andrew Burton & Saxon Brenton|
|02||Superhuman worried about kids; uplifted but non-anthropomorphic animals.||Journey Into 06||Martin Phipps|
|03||Talking to animals.||Journey Into 07||Tom Russell|
|04||Kitbashing||==||Dave Van Domelen|
|05||Anachronoid.||Journey Into 08||Scott Eiler & Brenton|
|06||"When the Earth becomes infested with hardwired aliens, one Earthling and his/her chocolate respond by swimming."||Journey Into 09||Van Domelen|
|07||Olympics.||Journey Into 10||Andrew Perron|
|08||Opposites.||Journey Into 11||Brenton|
|09||The Red Planet.||Journey Into 12||Van Domelen|
|10||The Immigrant Experience||==||Burton|
|11||Death traps.||Journey Into 13||Russell|
|12||Under the Weather.||==||Van Domelen|
|13||A Legacy Reclaimed.||Journey Into 14; Journey Into 15||Russell|
|14||Surprisingly Awesome Animal Hero.|