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12 essay winners on 12.12.12

12 essay winners on 12.12.12

December 12, 2012 |  by  |  Live life fully, Wordbliss  |  , , ,  |  2 Comments


First, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 12.12.12 essay contest. Your creativity came packaged in 12-word wonders, and I feel as though I received 119 mini presents this week. Due to your wonderful response, I’ll be hosting more contests in the future and invite you to keep coming back to “delighted to write” for more insights on writing, communication, and the delicious art of words.

Also, the contest couldn’t have happened without the wonderful 12 sponsors who offered up their talents as prizes.THANK YOU!

Essay judging

With so many witty essays, selecting winners yesterday was a huge challenge. I enjoyed each and every essay, sorted them into categories, narrowed those down, and solicited help of friends for some that were too close to call.

I ended out making a category for “Arizona” entries because those are the only folks eligible for the photography session. Full disclosure: I made every effort for judging to be fair and I did not judge that portion myself. In two rounds, my colleagues chose Chalice Carpenter, who happens to be one of the prize sponsors and my talented mom (she’s also an impressionist painter, check out her colorful art).

The remaining entries were put into the drawing, and I randomly pulled five names.

Without further ado…drumroll, please….

 Winners: Congrats! I’ll be in touch to let you know your prize in the next couple days.

Sponsors: You’ll be hearing from me, and getting the winners’ contact information to send them their prize.

Whew! Made it. Happy 12.12.12 – do something adventurous today.