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May 5, 2020 at 4:10pm
May 5, 2020 at 4:10pm
#982830
The following winners for the March 2020 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 38 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *Trophyg* First Place - "Beneath this Mask"   by Myles Abroad
         *Trophys* Second Place - "You'll Never Be My Home Again"   by SB Musing
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "Pilot of the Storm"   by Satuawany


Thank you to Jeff for managing Writing.Com's official site contests. #welloiledmachine ... Thanks also to our Moderator judges for volunteering their time to read, rate, sort and sift through all the entries! *Heart* *Bigsmile* *Cool*

~~SM
May 5, 2020 at 4:08pm
May 5, 2020 at 4:08pm
#982829
The following winners for the February 2020 running of "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest were chosen from the 29 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *TrophyG* First Place - "One Last Time"   by Lilli ☕
         *TrophyS* Second Place - "Clinging Hearts"   by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "Provide Photosynthesis To Me"   by SB Musing



Continued thanks and appreciation for Jeff and his ability to keep Writing.Com's official site contests moving right along!
Thank you's also to our Moderator judges who volunteer their time to read, rate, sort and sift through all the entries! *Heart* *Bigsmile* *Cool*

~~SM
May 5, 2020 at 4:04pm
May 5, 2020 at 4:04pm
#982828
The following winners for the January 2020 running of "Dear Me: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 55 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *TrophyG* First Place - "Dear Me"   by Jayne
         *TrophyS* Second Place - "Dear Me"   by debmiller1
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "Dear Me at the end of 2020"   by Sorji is querying!:)


* This is Jayne 's 2nd consecutive Dear Me 1st place win! *Shock2* *Thumbsupl*


Thank you to Jeff for keeping Writing.Com's official site contests up and running! Also our thanks to the Moderator judges that read, rate, sort and sift through all the entries! *Smile* *Heart* *Bigsmile*

~~SM
March 16, 2020 at 12:14pm
March 16, 2020 at 12:14pm
#978267
Dear Writing.Com,

We know that you’re being inundated with emails from companies concerning COVID-19 and what they are doing to cope with it. At Writing.Com, more than ever, we are grateful we have our amazing community to keep us connected and “social distancing” is how we roll. Take these next few weeks to spend some extra time here. Our members are encouraging, helpful, friendly, and we can be as “close” as we want to be in our community and that is huge right now in the world! We absolutely need those connections.

SM and I are big fans of finding positives from a negative. Yes, the world is on pause and our lives are being disrupted, but this could be a time for you to focus on you! Use these extra weeks to start that writing project you’ve been meaning to tackle, but just didn’t have the time. Take some hours in your day to read and review others here. You might just find a new online friend who makes you laugh, discover an exciting new genre to read, or reveal some slick reviewing skills you didn’t even know you had!

Interacting with each other here will absolutely keep you from boredom and there isn’t nearly the “doom and gloom” that you see elsewhere online. Let’s keep our community booming and creative and positive in these dark days.

A few ideas to get you started:

*Badge4* Send merit badges to each other, encouraging and lifting one another in spirit. There is just something to be said for seeing one of those in your inbox or real life mailbox!

*CheckG* Organize your portfolio! We know this can take some thought for some of you, especially if you have lots of items, but now is the time to do that!

*Reading* Read some random items from the “Read and Review” link on that left side menu. You will be making connections that might brighten someone’s day.

*Pencil* Start on that new writing project you’ve been planning in your head for years. Post about that on newsfeed and let everyone know your plans and progress!

*News* Click over to our Newsfeed and see what the rest of the community is doing. What are they reading? What new item are they advertising? It’s a great way to find a fun new activity you might not have otherwise discovered! Make sure you follow Writing.Com Support ’s newsfeed for daily prompts and activities!

*Writing* Start a blog! These days are different, we all know that. Start a blog for each day and fill it with your thoughts. It is never a bad idea to record your perspectives and observations, so that you have them to look back on weeks, months, years later.

*Dialog* Find some forums to post in and get into a conversation! Search for a topic you are interested in and join in the discussions. This is a wonderful way to interact within the community.

*People* Join a group that interests you and jump right in! Groups are a fantastic way to connect with others of your same interests. Now, more than ever, when connections are not encouraged in the outside world, we encourage you very much to reach out to each other in our little Writing.Com world!

*Hug1**hug**Hug2* Invite your friends to join us here! Writing.Com is special and we know that. Now is the time to share that and encourage your friends who love reading and writing to join your favorite online community. We know some of you like to keep us your little secret, but be kind and spread the positivity to your friends. They might just discover something new for themselves, too.

You’ve been handed this opportunity in life to slow down. Perhaps in the weeks to come, you will view that as a gift, depending on how you use that precious time. In 1665, Isaac Newton had to stay home due to the plague that ravaged Europe and he came up with some of his best ideas during those months. You now have that extra time in your days over the next few weeks to actually sit down and do the things you’ve “been meaning to do”. We know it’s not a perfect scenario in our world right now, but take that negative and turn it into a positive… for yourself and for each other! We are literally all in this together.

Stay safe out there, friends! *Heart*
The StoryMistress and The StoryMaster

PS... Please don't judge me on any found grammatical errors or typos this morning. *Wink* I wanted to reach out to all of you as quickly as I could today and just wrote from my heart.

February 9, 2020 at 3:33pm
February 9, 2020 at 3:33pm
#975153
The following winners for the December 2019 running of "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 36 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *TrophyG* First Place - "Christmas Magic"   by Choconut 🍫
         *TrophyS* Second Place - "White-out!"   by hullabaloo22
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "Tammy's Winter Experience"   by Dorianne


Special thanks, as always, to Jeff and our Moderator judges for continuing to keep Writing.Com's official site contests on track! *Cool* *Thumbsupl*

~~SM

February 9, 2020 at 3:25pm
February 9, 2020 at 3:25pm
#975151
The following winners for the November 2019 running of "Quotation Inspiration: Official Contest were chosen from the 13 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *Trophyg* First Place - "Positive Image"   by Satuawany
         *Trophys* Second Place - "Smiles"   by Sorji is querying!:)
         *Trophyb* Third Place - "Catch a Flying Star"   by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!



Woohoo's and thank you's go out to Jeff for keeping Writing.Com's official site contests running smooth and steady. Plus props the Moderator judging pool for stepping up to pick the winners! *Bigsmile*

~~SM
December 7, 2019 at 2:55am
December 7, 2019 at 2:55am
#971082
The following winners for the October 2019 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 23 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *Trophyg* First Place - "A Matter of Appearances"   by Bikerider 10 years!
         *Trophys* Second Place - "Sleeping Harvest"   by Roseille ♥
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "A Hermit Convention"   by Beholden


Thanks again to Jeff for keeping our Writing.Com's official site contests running like clockwork! And, of course, thank you to our Moderator judges that read, rate, sort and sift through all the entries! *Heart* *Bigsmile* *Cool*

~~SM
December 7, 2019 at 2:52am
December 7, 2019 at 2:52am
#971081
The following winners for the September 2019 running of "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest were chosen from the 16 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *TrophyG* First Place - "Scrambled Eggs"   by Thankful Sonali WDC POWER!
         *TrophyS* Second Place - "If you ask me ..."   by deemac
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "The Theft of Legends"   by Graham B.


Shout out and huge thank you to Jeff for continuing to keep Writing.Com's official site contests cruising right along... special thanks also to our Moderator judges that consistently take on the tough task of ranking our winners! *Heart* *Heart* *Heart*

~~SM
October 13, 2019 at 12:33am
October 13, 2019 at 12:33am
#967748
I'm happy to report that I have the results for the past 3 months of "Good Deeds Get CASH!! *Smile*

Here's the winners for July, August and September 2019...


*BalloonB* Congratulations to the following three winners and two honorable mentions of "Good Deeds Get CASH! in July 2019!

*Star* First ($50): Review of "As of yet untitled story" by Satuawany
*Bullet* Second ($25): Review of "The Taste of Dad's Honey" by Blimprider
*Bullet* Third ($10): Review of "Alley - Because of You" by Sumojo

*Bullet* Honorable (50k GPs): Review of "I Write In 2019 " by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
*Bullet* Honorable (50k GPs): Review of "The day before " by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)


*BalloonG* Congratulations to the following three winners and two honorable mentions of "Good Deeds Get CASH! in August 2019!

*Star* First ($50): Review of "Alone" by rentaro
*Bullet* Second ($25): Review of "Memento Mori, Cancer Face" by Dave
*Bullet* Third ($10): Review of "A Diamond in the Dust" by Jimminycritic

*Bullet* Honorable (50k GPs): Review of "Prompted by Poet's Place Cafe " by Lady Christine
*Bullet* Honorable (50k GPs): Review of "52 Weeks of Torture" by 🔥Kissy's in a Tizzy🔥


*BalloonY* Congratulations to the following three winners and two honorable mentions of "Good Deeds Get CASH! in September 2019!

*Star* First ($50): Review of "Ol' Billy" by Cat Voleur
*Bullet* Second ($25): Review of "Tuesdays" by Elle
*Bullet* Third ($10): Review of "Tuatha Dé Danann" by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al

*Bullet* Honorable (50k GPs): Review of "Wdc 19th Birthday Party Suspect Journal" by ♥hOOves 74 Distant Days♥
*Bullet* Honorable (50k GPs): Review of "The Snow Maiden" by DuhhFactor




To select the winners, 10 entries to the contest are randomly selected and then, with the reviewer's name and case hidden, individually ranked according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. *Note* Note: I am the sole judge, so I pick a couple honorable mentions most of the time.

Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered these past months and who continue to do so! *Heart*

Best wishes,
~~ The StoryMaster


PS: I try to double and triple check entry qualifications, along with my final winning order.
The final standings as posted here stand regardless of any oops's I may make.
In short: these results are final.
*Cool*

October 12, 2019 at 1:59am
October 12, 2019 at 1:59am
#967683
The following winners for the August 2019 running of "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 24 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *TrophyG* First Place - "Moon Cathedral"   by Beholden
         *TrophyS* Second Place - "The Castle Wakes "   by trailerpark bodhisattva
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor



Another thanks goes out to Jeff and our judges! You all rock. *Bigsmile*

~~SM

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