Sunday, January 14, 2007

Winners Announcement--"Silent Grey" Short Fiction Contest

The moment you have been waiting for has arrived! It's my pleasure to recognize the following writers:

1st Place--JIM O'LOUGHLIN, Wake (#27).
[Prize: $25 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Silent Grey" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]

2nd Place--REBECCA HENDRICKS, Space (#49)
[Prize: $20 Amazon gift certificate]

3rd Place--JOHN McAULEY, Furniture and Betty (#45)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate]

4th Place--MV, The Blank Canvas (#20)
[Prize: $10 Amazon gift certificate]

5th Place--ANNA, Off the Grid (#13)
[Prize: $5 Amazon gift certificate]

Honorable Mention--TERRI WELCH, A Room with a View (#37)

Honorable Mention--R.R. RAPOZA, Personal Demons (#32)

Honorable Mention--SANDRA SEAMANS, In the Arms of Angels (#25)

Honorable Mention--SHAMELESS, Montmartre (#33)


Readers' Choice--S.W. VAUGHN, The Barrio (#2)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Lonely Moon" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]


Now that you've caught your breath, let me thank you again for a wonderful contest. As usual, choosing from among the top scorers was hideously painful. There are more deserving entries than are recognized here, I assure you!

Just how successful was it? Your writing has generated 9,358 hits from 2,180 unique visitors! You should give yourselves a round of applause.

Over the course of next few days, I will be adding a comment to each entry saying what I liked best. If you would like constructive comments by private email, just let me know at jevanswriter at yahoo dot com.

Don't let the community end here. I hope to see all of you back here at The Clarity of Night and on your own blogs. Let me know if you'd like to trade links.


And now, I'll wish you all a good night. Feel free to contact me anytime. You'll always find a welcoming place here.


Jaye Wells said...

Congratulations to the winners! And thank you, Jason, for hosting another great contest.

Anonymous said...

Good choices. :) Congratulations everyone!

sandra seamans said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! And thank you, Jason, for the honorable mention. I feel honored to be included in this group of so very talented writers. Thanks for running another great contest and giving us a place where we can share our work.

September said...

Congratulations to everyone. Thank you again, Jason, for hosting this. I loved entering the contest and especially, reading all of the entries.
Nice job on selecting the winning pieces. :)

emeraldcite said...

Congrats everyone! It was another fun contest!

S. W. Vaughn said...

Many congrats to everyone!!! I can only imagine how tough it was to pick winners -- I had trouble picking my votes for sure! I enjoyed reading them all. :-)

(and holy cow I won something how cool is THAT??!! Wow. I'm totally bowled over. I never won anything in a writing contest before. Thank you guys so much!)

Jason, thank you again for hosting such an awesome contest!

Jeff said...

Congratulations to the winners!

moontopples said...

Congratulation to the winners, and all those who submitted, and kudos to everyone who read and/or voted for their faves. This is exactly the type of community involvement we need more of.

Shameless said...

What a wonderful contest. I'm tickled to think that I got an honourable mention. Chucks. I really enjoyed reading all the entries ... there was some cracking writing in there! And Jason, it was a sterling effort on your part ... very well organised and easy to get around the entries, etc. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jason, and everyone. Wow this really cheered me up this morning. I've never won anything ever either, so I'm dead chuffed. I really enjoyed this competition and reading all the entries (I did, I read all of them to make my reader's choice) and it was hard. Anyway thanks for the opportunity and I will definitely be coming back. I've already added you to my blogroll to make sure I do just that.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to everyone - to those who won and those who entered.
And Jason, a big thanks to you for organising it. The judging could not have been an easy task!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for hosting this contest, Jason and I'm thrilled for the honorable mention!
Great writing, everyone!

apprentice/anna/entry 13 said...

Well done everyone!

Thanks for the placing, I'm not sure I merit a place in a such a strong field!

I've never done this sort of thing before in prose, so it's been really exciting for me and brightened a tough week.

I'd welcome feedback.


Anonymous said...

Very well done to the winners. This was a great opportunity to read some really cool writing.

I've already popped Clarity's link into my blogroll. I'll be back!

Eileen said...

Congrats to all the well deserved winners

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners!