Best of the Best Winners - 2012

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Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by Deb Porter » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:23 am

Absolutely thrilled and delighted to announce the winners of our Best of the Best Awards for 2012:

BEST OF THE BEST WINNERS - 2012

1st Place($300)
Upload Complete by Allison Egley
http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=41237

2nd Place ($100)
Hail Mary by Marita Thelander
http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=40226

3rd Place ($75)
Who Was That Scary Man? By Linda Germain
http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=41943


I deliberately avoided asking for an interview to be prepared ahead of time with our 1st place winner to avoid spoiling the surprise. (How I wish I could have seen her face when she found out!) However, we will be preparing an interview with Allison during the coming week.

Allison may be surprised by this, but this particular entry received a perfect 5 from one of the judges. It stood out for its creativity and excellent use of the topic. It was also very contemporary, which made it highly publishable. So the internet quarter was not such a disaster after all. :D

Congratulations to all three winners. You all deserve to be applauded for some excellent writing.

And, of course, applause to all those who made it on to the list of contenders. Well done.

Love, Deb
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Post by meljkerr » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:42 am

Congrats to all the winners.

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Post by lauralnm » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:49 am

What an honor! C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to all the winners!

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Post by Writetrack » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:08 am

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Doing the happy dance for all three of you!!

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Post by Kimberly-Russell » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:15 am

:superhappy Yippee, Yay, Yay!!! Way to go, you guys! :superhappy
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Post by helen1975 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 am

Woo Hoo!!!!!!

Congratulations everyone!!!

Blessings, Helen

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by itsjoanne » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:53 am

You didn't think I was gonna skip woowoos for THIS, didja?? ;)

Woowoo to AAALLLIIIISSSSSSSSSOOONNNNNNNNNNNN! (Oh yeah - totally agree with Deb in wanting to see that girl's face!!) MMMAARRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIII!! (such an INCREDIBLY powerful piece, my friend) KKKAATTTIIIEEESSCCCCARRRLLLLETTTTTTTT!!!! (wonderful as well - congrats, "old-timer.")

Watch for interviews with ALL THREE of these coming up :) Can't wait to interview Mari and Linda!! (Lynda Schab is interviewing Alison - only MINUTELY jealous LOL)
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Post by gracelikerain » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:42 am

Congratulations to all of you!! Wow!!
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Post by Ms. Barbie » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:50 am

Awesome job! :bow :bow :superhappy :superhappy :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

Congrats all!:party
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Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by Colswann1 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:35 am

Congratulations to you all!

Allison, you've made my day. I'm so pleeeeeased for you! :) :D :superhappy :clap :clap :thumbs
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Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by KatieScarlet » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:48 am

Congratulations and Blessings


to Allison and Marita

There were so many excellent entries, I am humbled and honored to be in the BoB Top-3 Club, especially along side these outstanding writers.


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Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by Allison » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:11 pm

Oh. My. Gosh!

I think this expresses my initial reaction fairly accurately..


ImageImage *picks jaw up off of floor*


Along with covering my mouth and just staring at the computer screen and repeating "Oh my gosh!" repeatedly. Wow.


Deb, you have NO IDEA how many times I had to convince myself that no I could NOT have possibly won.... partially because there was no interview in my in-box. Or that I even could have placed in the top three. I was trying to prepare myself.

Now I must try to form actual words so I can tell my family...

*still in utter and complete shock*


Okay. Virtual celebratory Dove Dark Chocolates for everyone!

DUCK! And.... CATCH!

*starts tossing chocolates out with reckless abandon*
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Um... wow. That's about all I really have to say. Wow. *shakes head in disbelief*
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Post by ElizaEvans » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:12 pm

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Way to go, writers!!!!
*Allison, Marita, Linda*
ENJOY this honor!!!!
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Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by Allison » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:31 pm

Oh yes, and congrats to my fellow runner-ups, Marita and Linda. Please excuse my oversight in my first post. I was just a wee bit excited.

:superhappy :clap :superhappy :clap :party :rockon :music2
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Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2012

Post by Deb Porter » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:20 pm

Catching that celebratory Dove chocolate. :lol:

The standard of the 36 contenders was so high, but there was just something about these three entries at the top that pushed them that little bit further to the top.

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