1st Place--RAINE WEAVER, The Name of the Stone (#36)
[Prize: $25 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Restless Dawn" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]
2nd Place--THE PERFECT NEUROTIC, Sunrise Faith (#29)
[Prize: $20 Amazon gift certificate]
3rd Place--LEON VAN ECK, Auscultation (#37)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate]
4th Place--DOTTIE CAMPTOWN, Dialogue Girl (#26)
[Prize: $10 Amazon gift certificate]
5th Place--PRECIE, Morning (#15)
[Prize: $5 Amazon gift certificate]
Honorable Mention--JOHN WEAGLY, Daybreak (#2)
Honorable Mention--JOSH VOGT, No Margin (#8)
Honorable Mention--ANGELIQUE H. CAFFREY, Just Another Monday Morning in Hell (#14)
Honorable Mention--SZELSOFA, Restless Dawn (#16)
Honorable Mention--JOHN MCAULEY, Rock of Ages: Sunrise (#50)
READERS' CHOICE AWARD:
Readers' Choice--ANGELIQUE H. CAFFREY, Just Another Monday Morning in Hell (#14)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Restless Dawn" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]
What a great group of entries. The range of ideas inspired by the photo was incredible. A strong emotional impact carried throught. I like that the most.
Just how successful was it? Your 53 entries have generated 12,416 hits from 3,062 unique visitors! I'm grateful for such a wonderful turnout.
Over the course of next few days, I will be adding a comment to each entry saying what I liked best about it. If you would like constructive comments by private email, drop me a line at jevanswriter at yahoo dot com. Even if you asked me earlier, please email me separately now. It helps to keep me organized.
KEEP THE COMMUNITY GOING
Don't let the community end here. I hope to see all of you back at The Clarity of Night and on your own blogs. I'd love to trade links if you're up to it!
Thanks again for a great contest experience. Give yourselves a round of applause for excellent writing, and pat the winners on the back for their outstanding work.
The Clarity of Night will now be powering down from contest mode and returning to normal content tomorrow. At this point, I'm planning to hold the next contest in mid February.
It's been great fun. Feel free to contact me anytime. You'll always find a welcoming place here.