The Challenge winners will be posted here two weeks after entries close for each topic, and the Highest Ranked entries will be posted sometime later that day or the next.
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Now that our winners have had a little bit of time in the spotlight, it's time to give a pat on the back to all those who didn't quite make it to the top, but did very well.
If your entry appears on any of these lists, you did very well.
TOP 40 - “THE USA” CHALLENGE
1 Our House by Tim George
2 Evil Among Us by Karen Wilber
3 Musings of an Immigrant Woman by Myrna Noyes
4 Like Maple Sugar Candy by Jan Ackerson
5 Ripe for Harvest by Rick Higginson
6 The Tug of Nations by Sonya Leigh
7 A Work of Art by Linda Payne
8 View from the Other Side of the Pond by Gregory Kane
9 Penny to My Name by Michele Roach
10 New by Joanne Sher
11 One Tale Among Millions by Glynis Becker
12 Understanding Nervous Nelly by Lisa Mikitarian
13 The Best Laid Plans by Linda Germain
14 Number Twenty-Seven by Sheri Gordon
15 The United States of Celia by Donna Emery
16 Trapped by Ruth Neilson
17 Land of Opportunity by Connie Dixon
18 The Descendants by Steve Fitschen
19 Travelling Luggage (fiction) by Amanda Gray
20 Answers Hidden in the Past by Diana Dart
21 Bush-Cocky's Guide to the USA by David Butler
22 My American Hero by Debbie Roome
23 The Old Geezer by Julie Arduini
24 My Big Adventure by Deborah Engle
25 Flags of Courage by Lynne Eliason
26 Is It Too Late? by Becca Gossman
27 The Raptor's Speckled Eye by Kenneth Bridge
28 Soaring Patriotism by Sharlyn Guthrie
29 United We Stand by Norma-Anne Hough
30 The American Dream by Melanie Kerr
31 An American Afghan by Anita Vander Elst
32 The Girl Next Door by Leah Orcutt
33 Say What? by Allison Egley
34 Sweet Land of Liberty by Carol Slider
35 Once Lovely USA by Cherry Bieber
36 Pictures in the Heart by Verna Cole Mitchell
37 Café of A by Pat Guy
38 Capturing the Spirit by Joy Bach
39 Where God Leads by Angela M. Baker-Bridge
Tied for 40th Place:
Foreign Exchange by Karen Shell
Angela Verilli: Fighting Greed by Gilbert Backers
TOP 15 LEVEL 1 - “THE USA” CHALLENGE
(Total number of Entries for Level One: 47)
1 The Descendants by Steve Fitschen
2 United We Stand by Norma-Anne Hough
3 Angela Verilli: Fighting Greed by Gilbert Backers
4 Still Standing by Terry Mejean
5 The Ultimate Sacrifice by Kellie Henningsen
6 Land of the Free (ii) by Annerose Shwaery
7 Acrostic Poem: "We the People" by Coleene VanTilburg
8 Private Andy by Jessica Smith
9 Tommy's Word Scrabble: USA by Ashley Nelson
10 A Waif's American Dream by Lyn Ruth
11 For Such a Time as This (i) by Kathy Davidson
12 The Cost of Freedom by Jewel Wheeler
13 America the Beautiful by Lamar Taylor
14 Abroad by Samantha Reilly
15 What Greater Good by Janice Rogers
TOP 10 LEVEL 2 - “THE USA” CHALLENGE
(Total number of Entries for Level Two: 19)
(* Top 10 only due to small number of entries for this Level)
1 Flags of Courage by Lynne Eliason
2 Our Land by Frances Judge
3 In God We Trust by John Huckstep
4 Wildflowers by CJ Raney
5 My Lady by Dan King
6 America, the Beautiful by Emily Blakely
7 The Pacifier by Sandra DeHoogh
8 Lessons from Abroad by Judy Doyle
9 The Country that Breaks Barriers by Fay Davidson
10 Prayer for Our Country by Judy Meyers
TOP 15 LEVEL 3 - “THE USA” CHALLENGE
(Total number of Entries for Level Three: 48)
1 Musings of an Immigrant Woman by Myrna Noyes
2 The Tug of Nations by Sonya Leigh
3 One Tale Among Millions by Glynis Becker
4 Land of Opportunity by Connie Dixon
5 Travelling Luggage (fiction) by Amanda Gray
6 Answers Hidden in the Past by Diana Dart
7 Is It Too Late? by Becca Gossman
8 An American Afghan by Anita Vander Elst
9 Sweet Land of Liberty by Carol Slider
10 Once Lovely USA by Cherry Bieber
11 Capturing the Spirit by Joy Bach
12 Where God Leads by Angela M. Baker-Bridge
13 Foreign Exchange by Karen Shell
14 We the Indigenous People by Weeping Skye
15 Dragon Elliott Cross Country by Joe Moreland
TOP 15 LEVEL 4 - “THE USA” CHALLENGE
(Total number of Entries for Level Four: 32)
1 Our House by Tim George
2 Evil Among Us by Karen Wilber
3 Like Maple Sugar Candy by Jan Ackerson
4 Ripe for Harvest by Rick Higginson
5 A Work of Art by Linda Payne
6 View from the Other Side of the Pond by Gregory Kane
7 Penny to My Name by Michele Roach
8 New by Joanne Sher
9 Understanding Nervous Nelly by Lisa Mikitarian
10 The Best Laid Plans by Linda Germain
11 Number Twenty-Seven by Sheri Gordon
12 The United States of Celia by Donna Emery
13 Trapped by Ruth Neilson
14 Bush-Cocky's Guide to the USA by David Butler
15 My American Hero by Debbie Roome
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Lots of great stories on the USA! Congratulations winners!
Thanks for all the encouraging comments on my entry. Placing this week means so much. Though I wrote it in an hour, it's a very significant piece to me. It was a busy week, and an emotional one as Wednesday would've been my father's 80th birthday. I live in a different state so I couldn't go to the cemetery. I woke up Thursday morning and it hit me...write about his immigration, for the Challenge, but mostly as my birthday gift to him. I do want to polish it up, and maybe expand it, if I can find a place to have it published.
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Congratulations one and all!!!
I confess: I haven't read a single USA entry yet. Sounds like a good way to spend the evening.
You know, I think this is going to be an interesting quarter...
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Congrats to all those named up there!
I really enjoyed reading many of them. Well deserved wins!
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Congratulations one and all!
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