When (unless the PCs are impressively violent) an encounter doesn't involve fighting, how do you assign it an encounter level? When all an encounter calls for is roleplaying, how do you determine the experience awarded? Would the EL be based on the length of the encounter, the level of the PCs, both ? I'd really appreciate any answer because I need it in order to correct the mini-encounter I sent in for the contest.

If the EL depends on the level of the PCs, would an appropriate EL for the contest entries page be "Any," like some of the encounters have?

Thanks in advance for any replies.