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Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« on: March 17, 2009, 04:56:36 AM »
As promised, this week we are revealing the results of last week's Contests Week challenges.

Tuesday's challenge was to write a haiku - a form of three-line syllabic poetry - including two out of three set words (smoke, lake, paper).

We received over 100 entries to this contest, the large number being partly due to the fact that members were allowed to submit up to three entries. Again, the standard was very high and the voting close. The winner, however, was rohishetty with the following beautifully crafted entry:

Haiku: an ink-clad
thought on paper; lovely like
the lake at sunrise.


I will be in touch with rohishetty to arrange delivery of his/her prize, a copy of WCCL's Writer's Block CD.

There were four runners-up in this contest, all of which came within a single vote of the winner. Their authors should all consider themselves Highly Commended, therefore. Here are the entries concerned:

Dear John

Ripples on the lake
As tears fall on the paper:
‘I am leaving you.’


by midnight candle


Ashes in the lake
Seen like smudges on paper
Only smoke remains.


by sue91353


fall’s golden paper-
the deer’s breath like puffs of smoke
sharp crack splits the air


by Nightwind


Her cigarette smoke
clouds my mind; the lake reflects
a turbulent sky.


by rohishetty

You may notice that our winner, rohishetty, had one of the runner-up entries as well, so double congratulations to him/her! Incidentally, rohishetty is a new member and has not yet made any posts on the forum, so we hope to hear more from him/her soon!

Congratulations again to our winner and runners-up, and thank you to everyone else who entered. For those who are interested, I have attached a separate Word file including all the entries. The entries are listed anonymously, but feel free to identify yourself if you wish.

The results of Wednesday's challenge will be published here tomorrow.

Nick   :)
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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 05:10:23 AM »
well done rohishetty 8)

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 05:12:00 AM »
Congratulation Rohishetty. :)

Well done Mid, Sue and Nightwind. ;) and all the other entrants.

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 08:35:23 AM »
I would like to thank everyone who entered and made me go over my PM quota more than once while sending out all the receipt confirmations.  :-\ :-\ :D :D :D


Seriously...  Well done to all who entered, it was a tough one to vote on. And congrats to the winner.
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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 08:39:40 AM »
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I would like to thank everyone who entered and made me go over my PM quota more than once


I would like to thank everyone that put Andrew in this position. ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 08:51:24 AM »
and i want to laugh :D

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 09:18:31 AM »
rohishetty, I hope you'll come out into the open now and accept all the praise due you.

This was one of the most difficult challenges to judge, not only due to the number of entries, but due to the quality of the writing. So congrats to everyone who entered.

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 10:01:15 AM »
What Alice said.   ;D ;D

Congratulations to the winner and runners up

And WOW to all the contributors. I had checks all over my papers trying to get this down to just the few I could vote for. Very creative submissions.

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 10:46:17 AM »
i am so impressed by the entries and the winner. rohishetty's runner-up haiku is also outstanding. the imagery is priceless.

 i am now a big haiku fan: nick, you say there is an attached word file to read them all. how would i get that please?

thanks.

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 10:51:53 AM »
Click on the paperclip in Nicks signature pb. :)

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 11:32:57 AM »
Nice job rohishetty, MC, sue, & NW!
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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 01:21:35 PM »
Nice job rohishetty, MC, sue, & NW!

Dear all,
Thanks a lot.
This is such a joyful surprise.
I am a newbie writer from India.
Thanks to you all for your good wishes.
Gratefully,
Rohi Shetty

btw, Nick, I am male.
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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 01:25:45 PM »
Well done Rohi and the runners up.
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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009, 02:21:48 PM »
hi rohi shetty: well done.

btw Ma...thanks for the reply. and for extra added thickness can i ask: where's his signature? where's the paperclip? duhhh.

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Re: Contests Week: Tuesday Results
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 02:24:17 PM »
Pb go to the bottom of Nicks post and you will find Tuesdays challenge and the paperclip under the line. ;)