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 AWARD:
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.
KEEP THE COMMUNITY GOING
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.