I've tweaked the prizes (and number of entries you need to write to get the exclusive MB) slightly to account for the fact that I should have been posting this a week ago. Check it out, because this is probably the fewest number of blog entries you'll ever need to write to get this exclusive MB!
Just a quick note to let you all know that I'll have the winners for May's official contest and the official July contest round updated tonight. Apologies for the delay... I had an emergency root canal this week that threw a wrench in things!
This is a little late, but I just wanted to thank Elle, Jayne, and everyone else who worked so hard to put "The Quill Awards" together this year. It's a staggering undertaking every year, and they make it look easy.
For those who aren't familiar, it's a challenge to write a short story collection based on the track listing from one of your favorite musical albums. The challenge is tough, but it runs for three months and the prizes are huge!
Want the exclusive Musicology Anthology merit badge without all of that pesky writing and competition? This is also the time of year where you can purchase one by donating 100,000 GPs or more to "The WDC Soundtrackers Group" (Group #1979333).
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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