Sunday, April 29, 2007

Winner Announcement--Endless Hour Short Fiction Contest

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

1st Place--TREVOR RECORD, Sleep (#40)
[Prize: $25 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Endless Hour" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]

2nd Place--SEAN FERRELL, Talking Down the Flames (#35)
[Prize: $20 Amazon gift certificate]

3rd Place--REBECCA HENDRICKS, Superstar (#54)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate]

4th Place--JAYE WELLS, Werewife (#7)
[Prize: $10 Amazon gift certificate]

5th Place--KATHERINE NAPIER, Reality Bytes (#19)
[Prize: $5 Amazon gift certificate]

Honorable Mention--JUDE ENSAFF, Case #453 (#13)

Honorable Mention--BRILLIANT DONKEY, It's All Relative (#25)

Honorable Mention--BETH, Things We Cannot Say (#26)

Honorable Mention--G. LI, Afterglow (#36)

Honorable Mention--JOHN MCAULEY, Steak & Pork Brains (#55)


READERS' CHOICE AWARD:

Readers' Choice--JAYE WELLS, Werewife (#7)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Endless Hour" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]

1st Runner-Up, Readers' Choice--ESTHER AVILA, Table for Eight (#31)

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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 horribly difficult. So many were strong. There are more deserving entries than are recognized here, I assure you!

STATS
Just how successful was it? Your writing has generated 12,182 hits from 2,666 unique visitors! You should give yourselves a round of applause.

MORE COMMENTS
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.

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

(Normal Clarity of Night content returns tomorrow.)

18 comments:

Shameless said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Yessss! Wow, there were so many great entries here. I would've really struggled to come up with a short list. A big thanks to Jason for organising this; there must have been a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Wow, what great community spirit this generated. What a great cause. Well done to everyone. Now, write write write.

sandra seamans said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!! The stories just keep getting better and better. And a big thank you to Jason who keeps us inspired with his photos and his words.

Jill Maser said...

Congratulations, winners! All the entries were great fun to read. I had a tough time voting for only five. Thanks to Jason for running the contests!

Jaye Wells said...

Oh my! Thank you Jason and everyone who voted for Werewife. Congrats to all the winners. This was a fantastic group of entries and I enjoyed reading all of them.

September said...

Congratulations to all who won and all who entered. I certainly enjoyed reading the entries. Thank you, Jason, for hosting these contests.

And thank you, writers, for voting for my story. I feel honored to have won the first-runner-up Readers Choice award. :)

Jeff said...

There were many good entries in the contest. Nice work.
My congratulations to the winners.

Canterbury Soul said...

Congrats to all winners! Well done to every participants! Thank you Jason for inspiring me to write!

The Moon Topples said...

Congratulations to the winners and all the participants. There was some terrific writing out there.

If you're still hungry for fiction contests, the next GBA(s)FC starts May 1st over at my blog. Similar prizes, slightly longer word count.

Sorry to post off-topic, but this seems like a uniquely appropriate place to mention it.

Congratulations again, everyone.

Susan Flemming said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

It's been fun to read everyone's entries. As Jason mentioned... so many deserving of recognition.

anne frasier said...

congratulations everyone! great entries and a compelling image!

Sam said...

I thought the quality of writing was astounding - bravo to everyone, and a special congrats to the winner!!

Jay said...

Wow hun, what a lineup!

Trevor Record said...

Well, I forgot my acceptance speech in my other pants... But thank you very much for holding this contest and choosing my story, Mr. Evans. Also, thank you Scott for prodding me into submitting a story to begin with.

suzanabrams said...

This writing contest had a feel-good, professional slant to it. Good show, Jason. :-)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Good show all, especially Trevor.

Beth said...

Congratulations, Winners! I don't know who the judges were for the first pick, but "Sleep" was one of my picks so they know their stuff. =)

billie said...

Congratulations to everyone who participated! Jason, you're incredibly generous to put so much of your time and energy into this!

Great writing and a wonderfully evocative photograph to springboard from...

jason evans said...

Congratulations to everyone!! Just entering the contest and sharing your writing is a great achievement. Of course, you didn't stop there. You wrote amazing stories. The bar was set very high!

Thank you for the kind words too. It's a great honor for me to run these contests, and every connection made between you is a prize for me.