View Full Version : Voting has closed in AW writing Contest!! Thanks All!

02-16-2012, 04:21 AM
Amazing, astonishing, mind-blowing....

All of the AW February poetry contest entries are in, and I've never seen so many entries in an AW poetry contest before!

Voting has begun and we desperately need your vote!

Please, Please, take a few minutes of your time and send Ambrosia (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=28011) your pick for your top three poems via Private Message:

How to Vote
The poems are posted at this link:
Contest Entries here (password: citrus) (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237555)

First: Read them all!!!

Second: begin the nearly maddening challenge of picking your top three from all of the entries!

Third: send Ambrosia (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=28011) your vote via Private Message!
(one vote per current AW member in good standing)

The subject line of your PM to Ambrosia (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=28011) should read:

In the body of the message, include three votes in your voting order, from first to third. List both the poem number and the title. For example:

9. Flying Pigs
2. Falling Stars
5. Beauty's Breath

Voting closes at 11:59PM US Eastern on February 29, 2012. Any votes received after that time will not count, even in your dreams.

Ambrosia (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=28011) will then post complete results with vote totals for every entry, and announce the winners.

*Warning: Picking your top three favorites out of all of these amazing entries may be terribly stressful to your brain's functionality. Smoke may begin to pour out of your ears, hair may feel uncomfortable and in need of pulling, foreheads may find a sudden attraction to desktops. To avoid these side affects - PM me for a ready-made ballot. :D

02-17-2012, 03:01 AM
The doll ain't wrong. Some excellent entries and a worthwhile and rewarding time to be had giving the poets a vote. :)

02-25-2012, 01:15 AM
Five (5) days left to vote!

and there's less than 40 votes? Seriously? Awe c'mon!!!
(40,145 members and we can't muster 1 percent???)

Get your friends to vote (if you have any) pester people,
be annoying! =) It's all for fun!

Give a nod to a fellow AW writer!

*Putting it off to the last second might be harder than you think!

02-25-2012, 03:08 AM
I will add one note in addition to thanking Kelly for wonderfully prodding folks. ;)

You must have joined AW on or before Jan 12th to vote. I am sorry to the February peoples who were kind enough to send in votes, and wish the rules were different. But it is too late to rewrite them now.

So, if you are an AW member who joined on or before Jan 12th, 2012--send in your vote!

02-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Voting tally update...

42 votes so far!

4 days left to vote!

02-25-2012, 08:40 PM
I am very happy to announce we are now up to 50 votes. Thank you, everyone who has answered the call to vote.

I would like to see a lot more votes, so please don't stop. The poets worked hard for this contest and the poems are of exceeding quality. It is well worth the read and effort to send in your choices.

Please vote. Pass it on to others. Thank you. :)

02-26-2012, 05:54 AM
Hurry! Only three days and three hours left to get your vote in!!!
- OR only three days and three hours to pressure someone else into voting! With only 50 votes collected - you must know someone who hasn't voted!!

02-27-2012, 07:29 PM
Two and half days left before the voting ends!
(Wednesday 29th of February 11:59pm EST)

And we need 22 more votes!

That's it! 22 More!

We can do this!

Thank You everyone who has helped! This might be the first time going 'public' for some of those Poets and their work, so it's just wonderful to see so much AW support!!! You guys rock!!

02-27-2012, 07:57 PM
21. :)

02-27-2012, 08:07 PM
What happens when you get the 22? Is there a prize?


02-27-2012, 08:39 PM
Yes, there is a prize!

with 22 21 more votes this contest will be the single most successful AW poetry contest in both vote count and participants!

You will have contributed to something really special
-and for once you'll be able to cherish that warm feeling
without having to change your britches...


02-27-2012, 08:43 PM
where's the fun in that? Pfft!

You're not helping, Kelly.

02-28-2012, 12:40 AM
21 more votes is too much? How about just 12?

See? I have just made it easier for you. :)

(And no, that is not dyslexia talking. ;))

02-28-2012, 12:42 AM
Just thought I'd echo the call. I voted and it was fun. Since they are poems, it's a very short time commitment.

You don't have to be an expert, just vote for what you like. That's what I did. It's a shame I could only vote for three poems though. They were all good.

02-28-2012, 02:09 AM
21 more votes is too much? How about just 12?

See? I have just made it easier for you. :)

(And no, that is not dyslexia talking. ;))

It's so not a problem!
(Anything over 3 is confusing for bunnehs)


02-28-2012, 06:14 AM
7 more votes, peeps. We need 7 more votes. Come on! :D

02-28-2012, 03:35 PM
70 more votes, peeps. We need 70 more votes. Come on! :D

There - I fixed that for ya!

70* votes to go, and less than 42 hours to get them!

Be a part of what makes AW such a great community and support your fellow writers!!

-but please, do it quick!-

*arbitrary number which has no bearing on social equity!

02-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Too funny, Kelly. :D

Folks, there is only 35 hrs and 55 minutes left to vote. Get to it! :D

02-29-2012, 04:49 AM
28 hours left - this is it - closing in on one last day!

02-29-2012, 04:33 PM
On a great note!

the 2012 AW February poetry contest: garnered 26 entries!

the 2012 AW February poetry contest: over a 130 votes!
-and they're still coming in!-
-be a part of this record breaking contest and get your vote in
before 12 Midnight Eastern Standard Time today!

*And the number of thread reads, and new posts and new posters
in the Poetry Critique is way up from what it was last month!

Take a short break from your own writing,
and read something new! It can be inspiring!

02-29-2012, 09:05 PM
*fears Rob will start singing Final Countdown any minute now*

lizbeth dylan
02-29-2012, 09:14 PM
Thinks Kelly needs a cheerleader costume for her avatar dolly. ;-)

I voted...cause Kelly told me to!

03-01-2012, 12:44 AM
Which is a good enough reason for a lot of folks! :D

Only a few more hours left. If you know someone who hasn't voted, give 'em a poke!


lizbeth dylan
03-01-2012, 01:22 AM
Which is a good enough reason for a lot of folks! :D


Yeah, but...

There is also some great poetry in there as a bonus!! ;-)

03-01-2012, 05:58 AM
Bing! Bong! Bing!

*ask not for whom the bells toll*

It's just your three hour warning...

03-01-2012, 06:18 AM
Less than 3 hrs now.

Listen, we are at 146 votes. Now I know that sounds like a lot (and for the person counting them, me, it is a lot) but I really would love to see 150. Just four more people. Come on! Vote!

03-01-2012, 08:17 AM
Thanks to everyone who has voted. We have 151 votes now. You still have 41 minutes to get your vote into me. Send it! :D