WRITING.COM OFFICIAL CONTEST STATS | 2019 vs. 2020
2019 Total Number of Contest Entries: 306
2019 Total Number of Qualified Contest Entries: 243
2019 Percentage of Contest Entries that Qualified: 79.4%
2019 Average Number of Contest Entries Per Month: 25.5
2020 Total Number of Contest Entries: 304
2020 Total Number of Qualified Contest Entries: 268
2020 Percentage of Contest Entries that Qualified: 88.2%
2020 Average Number of Contest Entries Per Month: 25.3
Overall, while the total number of contest entries and average number of contest entries per month stayed about the same (only a nominal decline), the real story here is how the number of qualified entries per month increased almost 10%!
Thank you to every entrant who took the time to do one last double-check to make sure you included a word count, properly rated your item, didn't edit after the deadline, etc. It was nice to disqualify fewer entries this past year!
Let's see if we can get above 90% qualified entries this year! What do you say?
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