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Hi everyone and welcome to the 14th annual Quills Ceremony, celebrating the best of Writing.com from 2020!

Today we are announcing the winners of the remaining Quills. *Bigsmile*

If you miss any of the results, they'll be posted in the newsfeed and emailed to all nominees who are part of "2020 Quill nominees.

Just a reminder that you can post messages in this in-and-out and also listen to/watch the live chat linked at the top of the in-and-out.

Before I get started, I wanted to say a few words about sponsorship and donations.

The Quills wouldn't exist without sponsorship and donations. We give out awards worth more than 5 million gift points each year! *Shock* There's no way one person or one group can sustain that.

THANK YOU to everyone who has sponsored or donated this year, it is greatly appreciated. *Heart*

Alright, let's get this started!!

Our first Quill is for Best Comedy, Satire, and Nonsense.

The finalists are...
"The Hall Closet by Mastiff bites hard
"Animal Characters for Comic Relief by Lornda ~ Happy 10th, Nixie!
"Gadzooks! by Bats Whirling 'Round
"Oh Dad! by celticsea
"ZANAMON by Fangus

The Honourable Mention goes to "Gadzooks! by Bats Whirling 'Round ! Congratulations Terrence!

And the Quill for Best Comedy, Satire, and Nonsense (as voted by you) goes to "Animal Characters for Comic Relief by Lornda ~ Happy 10th, Nixie! ! Congratulations Lornda!

Our next Quill is for Best Community.

The finalists are...
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann
"Poetry Topic of the Month Contest by Sharmelles Spooky Expressions
"Cards of Love by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"The Snail Mail Group by Elle - on hiatus and Elfin Dragon - contest hunting

"A Kind Thief by HikerAngel
"The Word Warriors by queenkissy
"Lilli's Gift Shop by Lilli Munster ☕

The first Honourable Mention goes to "The Snail Mail Group by Elle - on hiatus and Elfin Dragon - contest hunting ! Congratulations Lisa!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Cards of Love by TheLegendaryMaskedRider ! Congratulations Teresa!

And the Quill for Best Community (as voted by you) goes to "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann ! Congratulations Maryann!!

Our next Quill is for Best Dark.

The finalists are...
"The Moonlit Banquet by Graham Muad'dib
"Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD
"Dark Moon: The Void by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD
"The Burden of Responsibility by Beholden
"Monsters Under The Bed by Lilli Munster ☕

"⭐ mother holds her breath by Roseille ♥
"Weekly SCREAMS!!! by Fangus
"The Farm by T.J.Gunn
"Consumed by queenkissy

The Honourable Mention goes to "The Burden of Responsibility by Beholden ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Dark (as voted by you) goes to "Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD ! Congratulations Darleen!!

Our next Quill is for Best Drama.

The finalists are...
"The Pewter Whistle by iKïyå§amaCabre
"The Farm by T.J.Gunn
"Two Halves by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!
"⭐ Out of Time by Roseille ♥
"The Hall Closet by Mastiff bites hard
"Solitude by Jeff

The Honourable Mention goes to "⭐ Out of Time by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

And the Quill for Best Drama (as voted by you) goes to "Solitude by Jeff ! Congratulations Jeff!!

Our next Quill is for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction. This category is proudly sponsored by WYRM . We thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
"The Book of Masks by Seuzz
"⭐ Out of Time by Roseille ♥
"Clickity Clack... Clickity Clack... by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"The Moonlit Banquet by Graham Muad'dib
"Immortality by Waltz in the Lonesome October

The Honourable Mention goes to "Clickity Clack... Clickity Clack... by TheLegendaryMaskedRider ! Congratulations Teresa!

And the Quill for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction (as voted by you) goes to "⭐ Out of Time by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

Our next Quill is for Best Inspirational. This category is proudly sponsored by "Space Blog. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
"Cards of Love by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"The Lighthouse Short Story Contest by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"⭐ mother holds her breath by Roseille ♥
"Poetic Ponderings by 🌻 wizard wheeler
"Take up Your Cross by Haunting Chris Breva

The Honourable Mention goes to "Take up Your Cross by Haunting Chris Breva ! Congratulations Marvin!

And the Quill for Best Inspirational (as voted by you) goes to "Cards of Love by TheLegendaryMaskedRider !

Congratulations Teresa!! That's two years in a row for Best Inspirational! *Shock*

Our next Quill is for Best Nature and Animal.

The finalists are...
"About a Bird's Song by Roari ∞ lurking about 👻
"⭐ My Mother's Museum by Roseille ♥
"Yawn of Night by ßΘΘEyez
"Invalid Item by Solace.Bring
"Homage à Pookie by Beholden

The Honourable Mention goes to "Homage à Pookie by Beholden ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Nature and Animal (as voted by you) goes to "⭐ My Mother's Museum by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!!

Our next Quill is for Best Relationship and Friendship.

The finalists are...
"Sweet Friendship by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!
"Beneath this Mask by Myles Abroad
"Avatars by Logan
"I lost the moon by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Travelin' the Back Roads in a Pink RV by Cu-Bella Lestrange

The Honourable Mention goes to "Avatars by Logan ! Congratulations Logan!

And the Quill for Best Relationship and Friendship (as voted by you) goes to "Beneath this Mask by Myles Abroad ! Congratulations Mark!! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*

Our next Quill is for Best Romance/Love.

The finalists are...
"Stardust by jabberwocky
"Waterfall by Robert Edward Baker
"My Ever After by iKïyå§amaCabre
"The Message in the Music by HikerAngel
"Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest by Happy JIM HALLoeen

The Honourable Mention goes to "Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest by Happy JIM HALLoeen ! Congratulations Jim!

And the Quill for Best Romance/Love (as voted by you) goes to "Waterfall by Robert Edward Baker ! Congratulations Bob!!

Our next Quill is for Best Spiritual/Religious. This category is proudly sponsored by "Take up Your Cross. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
"The Lighthouse Short Story Contest by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"Share Your Faith Prompt: "More Difficult to Love Yourself" by Jay O'Toole
"Take up Your Cross by Haunting Chris Breva
"These Are My JOTtings, Part #2 by Jay O'Toole
"Climbing Philosophy by HikerAngel

And the Quill for Best Spiritual/Religious (as voted by you) goes to "The Lighthouse Short Story Contest by TheLegendaryMaskedRider ! Congratulations Teresa!!

It seems appropriate now for the In Memoriam segment, where we pay our respects to those who have moved on since the last Quills ceremony.

Airplane1285 was a member since March 2003, back when the site first started as Stories.com. Paul enjoyed writing and reading fantasy and science fiction. Paul passed away on November 3. He was only 34 years old.

I suggest that you read "Remembering Flier by Emily which was written after he passed away. It tells you a little about the person he was.

Lisa Noe was a member since January 2012. She was well known on this site for her sweet nature, her high volume of positive reviews, and her spiritual poetry. Lisa passed away on February 9. She was 54 years old.

Katzendragonz was a member since December 2005. She founded the New Horizons Academy which provided classes on all matter of writing subjects including a number that Sarah taught herself.

Many members of this site learned invaluable lessons through the New Horizons Academy. Sarah was also a member of "The Snail Mail Group and loved to receive letters by post from members of the site. Sarah passed away on April 24 from breast cancer.

I'd like to acknowledge iKïyå§amaCabre who maintains the "White Case Memorial which provides a place for us all to pay tribute to those who have passed.

Our next Quill is for Best Forum (Non Contest).

The finalists are...
"I Write in 2020 by Annette
"Anniversary Reviews by I'm A GrueSum1
"A Writing Exercise by a E Weatherwax
"Promptly Poetry Challenge by Lilli Munster ☕
"NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon by Jeff

The Honourable Mention goes to "Anniversary Reviews by I'm A GrueSum1 ! Congratulations Jim!

And the Quill for Best Forum (Non Contest) goes to "Promptly Poetry Challenge by Lilli Munster ☕ !

Congratulations Lilli!! That's two years in a row you've won Best Forum!

Our next Quill is for Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive.

The nominees are...
"Feed me a Line! by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD
"Tracking Horcruxes by eyestar~ghosting in and out
"Harry Potter and the Mystified Muggle by Emily
"Hunting for Horcruxes by Andy~your friend till the end

"The Book of Masks by Seuzz
"Lifestyle, Anything Goes Campfire 2020 by Princess Morticia Megan Rose
"You gotta see this! by Elle - on hiatus

The Honourable Mention goes to "Harry Potter and the Mystified Muggle by Emily ! Congratulations Emily!

And the Quill for Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive goes to "The Book of Masks by Seuzz ! Congratulations, your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best Single Person Activity.

The nominees are...
"A Word Search About Our Veterans... by Jenn Webster
"Soul to Soul by queenkissy
"A WDC Friend in Need by Charlie ~ thx anon
"October Themed Wordsearch by a E Weatherwax

And the Quill for Best Single Person Activity goes to "A WDC Friend in Need by Charlie ~ thx anon ! Congratulations Charlie!

Our next Quill is for Best Shop.

The nominees are...
"Christmas Greetings by MoonRaven
"Lilli's Gift Shop by Lilli Munster ☕
"Rach's Chocolate Emporium ~ On Hiatus by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!
"Flight of Fantasy Custom Signature Shop by a E Weatherwax
"SuperPower Gift Shop by Lornda ~ Happy 10th, Nixie!

And the Quill for Best Shop goes to "Rach's Chocolate Emporium ~ On Hiatus by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha! ! Congratulations Rachel!

Our next Quill is for Best Raffle/Auction. This category is proudly sponsored by Beacon - Pumpkin . Thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"The Four Seasons Auction by Rhoswen - Relentless Victory
"Invalid Item by Xiea
"ONE SIZE FITS ALL RAFFLE iS OPeN by dog pack:saving4 premium renew
"Go Bananas Raffle And Contest! - CLOSED! by Richie Krueger ~ Bald Lil' Bro
"Jim's Special Give-a-Way Raffle (Closed) by Happy JIM HALLoeen

And the Quill for Best Raffle/Auction goes to "Go Bananas Raffle And Contest! - CLOSED! by Richie Krueger ~ Bald Lil' Bro ! Congratulations Richard! Your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best New Contest. This category is proudly sponsored by "Oriental Poetry Contest. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"The Walking Dead ~ Zombie Attack by Gaby
"Wonderland by iKïyå§amaCabre
"Monsters Under The Bed by Lilli Munster ☕
"Invalid Item by Xiea
"The Whatever Contest by Schnujo Cujo Misses Fangus

"Marketing Muse by queenkissy
"The Lighthouse Short Story Contest by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"Journalistic Intentions by Elisa: Stik or Treat
"Thankful Poetry Contest by 🌻 wizard wheeler
"Poetry Topic of the Month Contest by Sharmelles Spooky Expressions

The Honourable Mention goes to "Wonderland by iKïyå§amaCabre ! Congratulations Kiya!

And the Quill for Best New Contest goes to "The Lighthouse Short Story Contest by TheLegendaryMaskedRider ! Congratulations Teresa!

Our next Quill is for Best Contest. This category is proudly sponsored by "The Contest Challenge. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
"Oriental Poetry Contest by Haunting Chris Breva
"The Lodestar Contest by Satu-a-lantern
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge by Jeff
"The Writer's Cramp by Sophyween 🧙‍♀️
"Roots & Wings Contest by GeminiGem💎

"Second Time Around Contest ~ On Hiatus by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!
"Show, Don't Tell Contest by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 & Carol Bride of Writingstein
"Write from the Heart - Poetry (CLOSED) by Lilli Munster ☕
"Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Roots & Wings Contest by GeminiGem💎 ! Congratulations Leah!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD ! Congratulations Darleen!

And the Quill for Best Contest goes to "Show, Don't Tell Contest by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 & Carol Bride of Writingstein ! Congratulations Max and Carol!!

Our next Quill is for Best New Group. This category is proudly sponsored by "Lilli's Coffee Shop. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"WDC Writers University by Happy JIM HALLoeen
"Dreamweaver Bar & Grill by Richie Krueger ~ Bald Lil' Bro
"Cards of Love by TheLegendaryMaskedRider
"The Word Warriors by queenkissy
"Take up Your Cross by Haunting Chris Breva
"Space Blog by Haunting Chris Breva

The Honourable Mention goes to "Take up Your Cross by Haunting Chris Breva ! Congratulations Marvin!

And the Quill for Best New Group goes to "WDC Writers University by Happy JIM HALLoeen ! Congratulations Jim!

Our next Quill is for Best Group.

The nominees are...
"WYRM by WYRM
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann
"TLC Support Group by Bones, beasts, midnight feasts
"The Snail Mail Group by Elle - on hiatus and Elfin Dragon - contest hunting
"The Book Club by ~Minja~
"The Writer's Cramp Judges Group by Sophyween 🧙‍♀️

The Honourable Mention goes to "The Snail Mail Group by Elle - on hiatus and Elfin Dragon - contest hunting ! Congratulations Lisa!

And the Quill for Best Group goes to "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann ! Congratulations Maryann!

Our next Quill is for Best Blog. This category is proudly sponsored by the blogging consortium including "30-Day Blogging Challenge, "Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise, "Blogging Circle of Friends and "Blogging Bliss Newsletter. Thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
"Are You Listening??? by Charlie ~ thx anon
"Complex Numbers by Waltz in the Lonesome October
"Writings in the Sand by Ned
"One Amazing Life by Charity Marie - New Book Out!
"Porthole by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"Taming the Stars by Satu-a-lantern

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Are You Listening??? by Charlie ~ thx anon ! Congratulations Charlie!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "One Amazing Life by Charity Marie - New Book Out! ! Congratulations Charity!

And the Quill for Best Blog goes to "Complex Numbers by Waltz in the Lonesome October ! Congratulations Robert!! That's two years in a row for Best Blog!

I'd like to announce the first Special Contribution Quill for this year. Special Contribution Quills are given to those who go above and beyond to contribute to the Writing.com community.

This Special Contribution Quill is for a member whose hard work is evident all over WDC, helping others, running many activities and encouraging participation in other people's activities and contests.

She is known around the site for her kindness and graciousness, and these are often evident in her activities which tend to focus more on participation and 'paying it forward' than on winning.

She often assists newbies and those who are a bit lost around the site.

It is my great pleasure to award this Special Contribution Quill to Lilli Munster ☕ ! Congratulations Lilli and thanks for all you do on Writing.com! *Heart*

Our next Quill is for Best Short Poem, Structured. This category is proudly sponsored by Beacon - Pumpkin . Thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"Invalid Item by Lilliy Loidd 🪔
"Gogyohka (untitled) by Satu-a-lantern
"Miss Blair by queenkissy
"The Charming Season by Solace.Bring
"⭐ mother holds her breath by Roseille ♥

"Week 1 7 Lines / 7 Days by Tinker
"You'll always love me yesterday by Hera
"Sands of Iwo Jima ~ dedicated to my dad by Nixie~10 years of membership
"Invalid Entry by Lisa Noe
"Rainy Blessing by 🌻 wizard wheeler

"All Around by Satu-a-lantern
"My Lipogram by celticsea
"Gadzooks! by Bats Whirling 'Round

The Honourable Mention goes to "Miss Blair by queenkissy! Congratulations Krista!

And the Quill for Best Short Poem, Structured, goes to "Week 1 7 Lines / 7 Days by Tinker ! Congratulations Judi! Your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best Medium Poem, Structured. This category is proudly sponsored by Beacon - Pumpkin . Thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
"The Message in the Music by HikerAngel
"⭐ Lullaby on Genocide by Roseille ♥
"Beach Walk Blues by Cu-Bella Lestrange
"Crazy Love by Bats Whirling 'Round
"The End by Waltz in the Lonesome October
"He died a thousand times by eyestar~ghosting in and out

The first Honourable Mention goes to "He died a thousand times by eyestar~ghosting in and out ! Congratulations Mona!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "⭐ Lullaby on Genocide by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

And the Quill for Best Medium Poem, Structured goes to "Beach Walk Blues by Cu-Bella Lestrange ! Congratulations Vicki!!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Poem, Free Verse.

The nominees are...
"Medley of Memories by Solace.Bring
"Up in the old apple tree by Ned
"Hands by Beholden
"Inside Out by Ned
"The Promise of a Woman by Nixie~10 years of membership

"The White Lace Of Words by SB Musing
"About a Bird's Song by Roari ∞ lurking about 👻
"Karma by sindbad
"~ My Supplication ~ by ruwth
"Yawn of Night by ßΘΘEyez

"Going On by Bats Whirling 'Round
"Solitude by Jeff
"On Being by 🌜 Howling @ HuntersMoon

The first Honourable Mention goes to "On Being by 🌜 Howling @ HuntersMoon ! Congratulations Ken!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Solitude by Jeff ! Congratulations Jeff!

And the Quill for Best Short Poem, Free Verse, goes to "Yawn of Night by ßΘΘEyez ! Congratulations Sandy! Your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best Medium Poem, Free Verse.

The finalists are...
"Source of Fear aka Or Maybe I'm Alone [13+] by Cinn
"In Training by Satu-a-lantern
"Invalid Item by hcpn59p14
"Nana by Ned
"Had Time Stood Still 2020 by jabberwocky

"⭐ My Mother's Museum by Roseille ♥
"⭐ New Blue by Roseille ♥
"Leave Me Lying Here by Emily
"Record breaker by Charlie ~ thx anon

The first Honourable Mention goes to "⭐ My Mother's Museum by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Nana by Ned ! Congratulations Ned!

And the Quill for Best Medium Poem, Free Verse goes to "Invalid Item by hcpn59p14! Congratulations Floyd!! Your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best Long Poem, Free Verse.

The nominees are...
"⭐ Tell Me Again by Roseille ♥
"Kernel by Emily
"Threads by jabberwocky
"⭐ Confession of an Invisible Girl by Roseille ♥

"Where Does a Poem Live? by Fyninstein
"Brothers, Buddies - All by Fyninstein
"Once More With Feeling by Ned
"A Kind by Fivesixer Spice Latte
"Red I Bled by SB Musing

And the Quill for Best Long Poem, Free Verse goes to "⭐ Tell Me Again by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

Our next Quill is for Best Poetry Collection. This category is proudly sponsored by Beacon - Pumpkin . Thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"Antithetical📝Jottings by UnRenownPoet by Brian Lone Howls At The Moon
"An EyeStar View by eyestar~ghosting in and out
"World By Design by Fivesixer Spice Latte
"Preoccupied with Poetry by Solace.Bring

"Promptly Poetry Entries (6/20 - 6/21) by Ned
"Random Acts of Poetry by Ned
"Poetic Ponderings by 🌻 wizard wheeler
"Dark Moon: The Void by 🌑 Octoberfest's QoD
"Where Poetry Takes Me ... by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!

The Honourable Mention goes to "Promptly Poetry Entries (6/20 - 6/21) by Ned ! Congratulations Ned!

And the Quill for Best Poetry Collection goes to "Antithetical📝Jottings by UnRenownPoet by Brian Lone Howls At The Moon ! Congratulations Brian!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Non Fiction. This category is proudly sponsored by "The 4 Controversies Contest. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"Share Your Faith Prompt: "More Difficult to Love Yourself" by Jay O'Toole
"Life Made Me by Intuey
"Dear Me by Jayne'll eat your brain🧟
"Paroxysmal Paradox by queenkissy
"Invalid Item by Casey

"A Childhood Memory by Sidney D.
"Sir Thomas Malthus(quill award nominee) by proton69
"Lillian, at Fourteen (1908 - 1922) by Ned
"Shattered Tranquility by Miranda_EatingCookies
"Bye, Dad by Zhen
"Images of Hope by Crow

The Honourable Mention goes to "Share Your Faith Prompt: "More Difficult to Love Yourself" by Jay O'Toole ! Congratulations Jay!

And the Quill for Best Short Non Fiction goes to "Bye, Dad by Zhen ! Congratulations, your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best Flash Fiction.

The finalists are...
"Breathe by Roseille ♥
"Five Simple Steps [177.11] (298 words) by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"The Hall Closet by Mastiff bites hard
"An Earworm by Beholden

"Sweet Friendship by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!
"The Lucky Ones by T.J.Gunn
"The Three Jacks by W.D.40
"Invalid Item by Bob'n Around

The first Honourable Mention goes to "The Hall Closet by Mastiff bites hard ! Congratulations Kevin!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "An Earworm by Beholden ! Congratulations Beholden!

And the Quill for Best Flash Fiction goes to "Breathe by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Story (1).

The finalists are...
"Beneath this Mask by Myles Abroad
"Travelin' the Back Roads in a Pink RV by Cu-Bella Lestrange
"Blue Lagoon Grocery Give A Way by MoonRaven
"Twenty-nine by T.J.Gunn
"The Moonlit Banquet by Graham Muad'dib
"The Farm by T.J.Gunn

The Honourable Mention goes to "The Moonlit Banquet by Graham Muad'dib ! Congratulations Graham!

And the Quill for Best Short Story (1) goes to "Beneath this Mask by Myles Abroad ! Congratulations Mark!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Story (2).

The nominees are...
"Waterfall by Robert Edward Baker
"Wrong Side Of The Blanket by Princess Morticia Megan Rose
"Painful Mistakes by Wintersage
"The Bane of Grimward by a E Weatherwax

And the Quill for Best Short Story (2) goes to "Waterfall by Robert Edward Baker ! Congratulations Bob!

Our next Quill is for Best Mixed Collection.

The nominees are...
"Bonkers In Wonderland by Lornda ~ Happy 10th, Nixie!
"Invalid Item by Zhen
"Eyestar in Wonderland by eyestar~ghosting in and out
"My 2020 Collection by eyestar~ghosting in and out
"I write in 2020 Collection by Nixie~10 years of membership

The Honourable Mention goes to "Eyestar in Wonderland by eyestar~ghosting in and out ! Congratulations Mona!

And the Quill for Best Mixed Collection goes to "I write in 2020 Collection by Nixie~10 years of membership ! Congratulations Anne!

I'd like to announce the second Special Contribution Quill for this year.

This Special Contribution Quill is for a member who is constantly working hard to not only encourage reviewers but also putting his money where his mouth is and reviewing many members, providing valuable encouragement and feedback.

This is evident with the whopping 112 review merit badges he has received, 12 of which were received in 2020.

On top of that, this member has done an enormous amount of work to promote writing and reading in the horror genre, with his own contests and activities, by sharing work from various members on the newsfeed, and more.

It is my great pleasure to award this Special Contribution Quill to Fangus !

I wish Angus was here to be able to accept his award, but unfortunately as many of you know, he suffered a severe stroke in October last year and it has been a slow process of rehabilitation for him.

He hasn't been able to return to Writing.com yet, but we hope that one day that will happen. If anyone would like to send him a letter or card while he recuperates, contact TheLegendaryMaskedRider for his sister's address. *Heart*

Our next Quill is for Best Newsletter. This includes both official and unofficial newsletters.

The nominees are...
"Dare to Say I Write Poems by Kate - Writing & Reading
"Odd Connections by Fyninstein
"His, Hers, and Theirs by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈
"Celebrating Women by Gaby
"Writing about Grief by Vivian

"Be Honest but Kind by spidey
"Immortality by Waltz in the Lonesome October
"Promoting Your Activities by eyestar~ghosting in and out
"Level Up! by Leger~
"GIF-er-ific by Lornda ~ Happy 10th, Nixie!

"Animal Characters for Comic Relief by Lornda ~ Happy 10th, Nixie!
"Jane Austen August 2020 Newsletter by Princess Morticia Megan Rose

The Honourable Mention goes to "His, Hers, and Theirs by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 ! Congratulations Max!

And the Quill for Best Newsletter goes to "Odd Connections by Fyninstein ! Congratulations Robin!

Our next Quill is for Best Reviewing. Reviewing is a crucial part of this site. This category is proudly sponsored by WYRM . We thank you for your sponsorship.

The nominees are...
Roseille ♥
🗑️
Satu-a-lantern
Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!

Rust Red Bone White
Nixie~10 years of membership
Gravedigger Dave
Quick-Quill

Brian Lone Howls At The Moon
Charlie ~ thx anon
LightinMind
I'ma Gone NOT Forgotten ŴiTcH

The Honourable Mention goes to Rust Red Bone White ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Reviewing goes to Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

And now we're up to a very special category - Best New Portfolio! Everyone who is nominated in this category should truly be proud of themselves. This category is proudly sponsored by "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group. Thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
Colorless Animates
Greg
Greg M

Richie Krueger ~ Bald Lil' Bro
Luckie 🍀
Miranda_EatingCookies

The Honourable Mention goes to Miranda_EatingCookies ! Congratulations Miranda!

And the Quill for Best New Portfolio goes to Richie Krueger ~ Bald Lil' Bro ! Congratulations Richard!!

Our final Quill is for Best Portfolio. This category is proudly sponsored by "WhataLand. We thank you for your sponsorship!

The finalists are...
Emily
iKïyå§amaCabre
BeWitching
queenkissy

Jayne'll eat your brain🧟
Roseille ♥
a E Weatherwax
Satu-a-lantern

The first Honourable Mention goes to BeWitching ! Congratulations Angela!

The second Honourable Mention goes to Jayne'll eat your brain🧟 ! Congratulations Jayne!

And the Quill for Best Portfolio goes to iKïyå§amaCabre ! Congratulations Kiya!!

Last year we awarded the first ever Quills Lifetime Achievement Award. It is my pleasure to announce a second winner.

This recipient has perfected the balance of working behind the scenes and leading by example.

So much of his work goes unnoticed as he organises judges, collates and checks entries, and reviews judges decisions for the official contests.

Not just one contest, but a different official contest every month. Few people truly know how much work goes into that.

On top of that, he also hosts a number of highly popular activities. These include the amazing "NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon which fundraises every year for a variety of groups including the Quills.

He is very busy, but he also writes fiction, poetry and a blog, and some lovely encouraging reviews. He is highly respected and is considered a 'go to' person for advice.

We are incredibly grateful for all that he does for this site, and we hope that this Quills Lifetime Achievement Award shows how grateful this site is for all that he has done.

It is my great pleasure to award the Quills Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff ! Congratulations Jeff and thanks for all you do on Writing.com! *Heart*

Once again, congratulations to ALL our nominees, finalists, honourable mentions and winners. You should all be very proud of yourselves. We're proud of you! *Heart*

And extra special congratulations for all those that won their first Quill today. I love seeing that. *Delight*

I also want to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors and donors, and to everyone who nominated. THANK YOU!

Nominations for the 2021 Quills are well under way! Let's get those nominations rolling in! Until then, I'm out!

 2021 Nomination Form for Quill Awards  (E)
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