Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Readers' Choice Award ("Halo")

My friends, the "Halo" Short Fiction Contest is now closed. Thank you for a truly amazing turn-out!!


But the fun is not over!

Voting for the Readers' Choice Award is now open!

This portion of the contest is open to all people who submitted an entry. Here are the rules:

  1. Contest participants are invited to vote on their top 5 favorite entries by emailing me their votes to jevanswriter at yahoo dot com.
  2. Please vote by entry number and list your votes from 1 to 5 with 1 being your top vote.
  3. I will award 5 points for your 1st vote, 4 points for your 2nd vote, 3 points for your 3rd, 2 points for your 4th, and 1 point for your 5th.
  4. You may not vote for your own entry. Please specify your entry number at the beginning of your email.
  5. At the close of Readers' Choice Award voting, I will tally the points. The winner will be the entry with the most points.
  6. I guarantee at least one Readers' Choice Award; however, depending upon the results of the contest, I reserve the right to award additional Readers' Choice Awards in the order of their rank. Additional awards, if given, may be with or without a prize.

Keep your favorites in mind. Enjoy your own judging, and above all, have fun!

Cast your votes before Sunday, August 5, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.).

Lastly, in the tradition of Clarity of Night contests, tomorrow I will share my own vision of the "Halo" photo. Have a good night!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Jason - this was a lot of fun, as usual!

Anonymous said...

wow! 83 entries! is that a record? lots of brilliant reads here! well done, everyone! and thank you, Jason!

SzélsőFa said...

Sure I will vote (although with 83 stories... isn't that number amazing? - at least it is to me).

Thank you for the chance, Jason.

Unknown said...

83 stories - amazing! Thanks for orgainizing this and good luck with the voting Jason.
(Hope this comment comes through, seems some are not being processed by Blogger and don't show up - very odd.)

AngelConradie said...

this was a total blast- thanx jason! but how on earth am i supposed to pick just 5!!!?!

Terri said...

Bah humbug I missed the whole thing! Nonetheless I'll be doing some reading ;) Good luck on the judging, Jason!
Lovely photo, btw - very peaceful.

The Quoibler said...


This allowed me to revisit fiction writing--thank you so much for the opportunity!

Yowser... 83 entries... I hope you have tons of caffeine stocked up!


Jaye Wells said...

I leave the house for a few hours and all the sudden I'm 20 stories behind.

I have no idea how you handle all this Jason, but whatever you're doing it's working.

Anonymous said...

JLB, my pleasure. :)

C.S., this is the second most attended contest. The first was "Lonely Moon" with Anne Frasier. That had 100 entries.

SzélsőFa, it is amazing! I'm humbled by the response.

AV, I hope all the contest activity isn't overloading blogger. ;) This isn't the first time people have mentioned difficulty with comments.

Angel, not easy, my friend. Not easy.

Terri, sorry you missed it. I'll be after you next time, though. :)

Angelique, slow and steady wins the race. (At least that's what I'm trying to tell myself.)

Jaye, I won't deny it. Yesterday was stressful. I'm feeling under control today.

Anonymous said...

Wanted to thank you for all the hard work, Jason.

Wow, I read all 83 and I agree with person above -- there were so many amazing stories. You've got your work cut out for you!

Great job, everyone! I really had a blast this time. Totally broke up the monotony of summer.

Anonymous said...

i thought you might break the old record this time, jason!

tea and cake said...

Just wanted to say Thanks for a great contest.

I can only repeat others' comments, in that there were some really great stories.

Oh, to be in such talented company!

I look forward to the next one.