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Thread: CONGRATULATIONS DREAMS, VISIONS, OR NIGHTMARES CONTEST WINNERS!

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    CONGRATULATIONS DREAMS, VISIONS, OR NIGHTMARES CONTEST WINNERS!

    Finally! The results you have all been salivating over!


    THERE'S A TIE FOR SECOND PLACE!

    (I feel like I am reliving Blarg's Zipcode contest results. )

    But unlike Blarg's contest, where one of the two got notably more first and second votes, it is pretty much a wash between them. So I am going to take a page from my predecessor and declare both of them 2nd place winners. I will do the coin toss on who gets to choose the prize first, and go on from there.


    Unlike my predecessor, I am going to move the next closest person up into 3rd place, since I have four prizes donated for the contest and the tally is sooooo close! It seems only fair.

    So, on to the announcement of the winners.


    In the number one spot with her poem Cracklaeur, please congratulate


    veinglory!



    In the number two spot, please congratulate these two ladies who did a wonderful job and tied for 2nd:


    Kelly Assauer for her poem Fevered!


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    ajc for her poem Last Night I Saw Pauline!



    In third-place, coming in just one point shy (!) of tying for second-place with Kelly and Amy, please congratulate:


    kborsden for his poem Schizoaffective Re-Order!


    Congratulations to all the winners of the Dreams, Visions, or Nightmares Poetry Contest!



    Thank you, everyone, entrants and voters and those who went out of their way to publicize this contest for helping make this contest such a huge success. I can not tell you how much your support and participation have meant to me. I am still grinning!


    For those of you that wonder, yes I will be posting the rankings and total points for the contestants. But I am having some trouble making it look right here using white dots to separate out the categories, so give me a bit. I wanted to go ahead and get the announcement out on the winners first before I spent any more time mucking about with formatting. (eta: info in post #15.)



    (Prize winners – pm me with your choices so we can get your prizes to you.)


    History:

    If you would like to read the original thread announcing the contest, you will find it here: Dreams, Visions, or Nightmares.

    If you missed entering or voting in this contest, and still want to read the entries, you will find them here: entries. (password: citrus)

    If you want to read the discussion thread about the contest, you will find it here: discussion.



    That's it, folks! This completes the February Poetry Contest: Dreams, Visions, or Nightmares. It's been a load of fun and my sincere appreciation goes out to all who entered and all who voted. Thanks, everyone!
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    Two of my choices placed! Yay!

    congratulations! The other two winners were on my short list!

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    Congrats! None of my choices placed, but it's all good. There was stiff competition.
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    [Undignified happy dance]

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    congrats, Em!

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    Congrats everyone who won! One of my choices got first place! Woo hoo!
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    Congrats to the winners and thanks to Ambrosia for a great competition.

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    Congratulations all!

    First place winner was one of my choices too! Yippee!

    Thank you again Ambrosia!
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    Congratulations, veinglory , Kelly , ajc , and kborsden !

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    Democracy does work! My vote counted for something! Woo hoo!

    Congratulations, winners!
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    Congrats to the winners. Two of my choices placed (yes!!!!), but I truly enoyed them all.

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    Congrats to veinglory, KellyAssauer, ajc, and kborsden!

    Great job everyone (including Ambrosia and Kelly for all her help publicizing)!

    Really nice contest with very strong entries!

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    Wohooooo! veinglory! and ajc! and kborsden


    Great poems all around!
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    Great people all around!

    Thank you Ambrosia for the opportunity,
    -and to be perfectly honest - I'm stunned.


    Thank you everyone.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyAssauer View Post
    Wohooooo! veinglory! and ajc! and kborsden


    Great poems all around!
    and
    Great people all around!

    Thank you Ambrosia for the opportunity,
    -and to be perfectly honest - I'm stunned.


    Thank you everyone.




    Ditto that!

    My first and second place choices both won second place. How cool is that. Broken Me was my other pick. I thought it was powerful. It conveyed so much in so few words. That's the one that made me want to cry.
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    Ok, due to the fact that posting anything with columns here is nigh to impossible, I did the only thing I could think of and turned the document into an image file and uploaded it to Photo Bucket. (Yes, I will jump through flaming hoops for you folks! )


    Without further ado, here are the rankings for this contest:




    And give me a few minutes and I will pull out the votes that were disqualified due to the voters not being at AW on or before 12 Jan, minus the names of course, and add them to this message so you can see how they would have changed things.

    ETA:

    So you can figure it out, first choice "a" is worth 3 points, second choice "b" is worth 2 points, and third choice "c" is worth one point. And no, I won't do any more tallying so don't ask me.


    Disqualified votes (which really brought the number of people who read and voted up to 157. I hope a lot more read. )

    a. 04. Sleep Drops A Dream
    b. 23. An Old Man’s Amazement
    c. 11. Creator and Destroyer

    a. 01. Enchanted Forest
    b. 13. Summer Dreams
    c. 12. Six Million Dollars

    a. 02. Schizoaffective Re-order
    b. 18. Dancing the Dactyl Dream
    c. 15. Exile

    a. 06. To Be of Age.
    b. 03. Toad-Man.
    c. 12. Six Million Dollars.

    a. 16. 24/7 Fun?
    b. 04. Sleep Drops A Dream
    c. 11. Creator and Destroyer

    a. 18. Dancing the dactyl dream
    b. 07. My love of movies
    c. 13. Summer drums
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    Wowie! I am honored! I was having a bad day but...NOT ANYMORE!

    Congrats to Veinglory. Beautiful poem. And also congratulations to Kelly and Kie.

    But really we are all winners. Brave people write poetry. All the poems were fantastic. Congrats to all the brave poets!

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    I totally agree, Amy. Congrats to all the brave poets!
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    “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” –Khalil Gibran
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    Yay! Two of mine placed, and the third was on my "short list."

    Congrats to all the winners, and to everyone who entered!!
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    Weep! Congrats to all the winners and everybody that just sent a poem in and all those who voted. Thank you Ambrosia.
    "Don't worry about readers. Their on their own and will find meanings for your poems in their histories and yearnings. Let language go where it wants. If readers respond to your language, the poem can't help but mean." Poet Richard Hugo

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    The amount of people who voted made the contest a lot more fun to participate in. Thanks, everyone!
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    But seriously, never ask permission to write something. Don't be a wimp.

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    Who's this kborsden fellah?

    I'm actually rather dumb-struck right now. Wow--so many solid poems, so many votes. It's an absolute honour to come in at 3rd... but how close were those top 8 entries, wow. What a contest, what a rush!

    I'm happy to see my choices ranked high.

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    Brave people write poetry. All the poems were fantastic. Congrats to all the brave poets!
    Even braver people let others read them!
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    Well I'm pretty pleased with myself.

    Toad Man was on my short list. It appeals to the M/T/S in me.
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    Superb work by our winners, a mighty fine job by all entrants, and a huge whoop whoop to Ambrosia for such a well run contest! So much positivity flowed from this puppy it's amazing -- just a big round of applause to everyone involved in every capacity!

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    Great contest. It was so much fun! And congrats to the winners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kborsden View Post
    Even braver people let others read them!
    I feel the need for a "Bingo" after this statement. Congrats to all the winners and to all of the entrants.
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