Monday, November 19, 2007

Winners Announcement--"Restless Dawn" Short Fiction Contest

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

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--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.

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.


Sarah Hina said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Glad to see some of my favorites were on the list.

Great writing, everyone!

Beth said...

Congratulations, everyone!

And thank you so much, Jason. I'm truly honored.

Anonymous said...

congratulations to all winners and writers!

S. Kearney said...

A big congratulations to the winners. This has been a great contest, throwing up lots of superb writing! Thanks, Jason.

Precie said...

Thank you so much, Jason, for running this contest!

5th Place has honestly made my day! And I'm honored to be in such impressive company.

Bernita said...

My absolute favourite won!
But there were a lot of truly fine extries.

The Quoibler said...

Wow. I'm shocked. (You might say "surprised as hell...") Everyone really put together awesome stories this time around.

Thanks to you, Jason, for putting these contests together. They make writing even more enjoyable.

(And thanks, guys, for the votes. I guess I owe you all holiday presents now... there goes the Amazon gift card money...)


Jaye Wells said...

Congrats to all the winners. Jason, thanks for another great contest.

SzélsőFa said...

Thank you Jason for hosting this, and congratulations to us participants all.

The Anti-Wife said...

Congratulations everyone and thank you Jason for all your hard work.

raine said...

To say that I'm stunned would be a drastic understatement.
To have placed at all in the company of such excellent writing is amazing to me.
Congratulations to all on the great entries.
And thank you, Jason, for running this wonderful contest!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Jason. This has been a very positive (and rewarding!) experience. And thank you to every person who took the time to read my entry; I appreciate it so very much. I've read all the other entries, and I must agree that I was overwhelmed by the talent out there!

JRVogt said...

This was a lot of fun, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. How 'bout we do it again next week? Is that soon enough? Thanks again for putting this together, Jason. Great community here, and again an endless fount of creativity.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! Great contest Jason!!

Chris Eldin said...

Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone who participated. The writing here is stunning!!

And I second Josh--when's the next one!!!


Thanks for hosting this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you everyone! It was my pleasure to be your host.

Congratulations to Raine, Perfect Neurotic, Leon, Dottie, Precie, John W., Josh, Angelique, Szelsofa, John M.! Also, let me say that there were a good number of others that I wished I could recognize. The writing was that good.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Great entries. I know Raine and love her writing. She had stiff competition. :D

Hugs, JJ

Precie said...

Thanks again, Jason! This was my first EVER award for fiction writing, so it has a special place in my heart!

Thank you very much for running this contest and web site. I look forward to February! :)