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poetinahat
11-16-2014, 07:37 AM
The results are in. My profound thanks to the entrants and the voters; you're a small, but illustrious and beloved, group. Never mind the numbers; your contributions and enthusiasm made this contest very much a success.

Here are the winners:

First place:
William Haskins, #3: "A Liquid Mirror"

Second place:
lacygnette, #4: "Three Poems / Three Criteria"

Third place, TIE:
Kylabelle, #6: "comments on 'Posthumous'"
Magdalen, #8: "The Last Day of War"

I'll award the prizes in order; William gets first choice, then lacygnette. If Kylabelle and Magdalen choose the same one from the remaining two, I'll flip a coin or something.

Contest threads:

Contest details (http://absolutewrite.net/forums/showthread.php?t=296649)
The poems (http://absolutewrite.net/forums/showthread.php?t=296690)
The entries (http://absolutewrite.net/forums/showthread.php?t=298036)
Discussion (http://absolutewrite.net/forums/showthread.php?t=296650)


-fin-

Stew21
11-16-2014, 07:49 AM
Congrats, winners!!

C.bronco
11-16-2014, 08:07 AM
I had a funny feeling I would not win (probably because my critiques weren't that great). Congrats Hazkinz!

William Haskins
11-16-2014, 08:30 AM
thanks for all the hard work, rob.

can you link to the entries? i can't seem to find them. i'd like to go back and reread them.

poetinahat
11-16-2014, 08:59 AM
I've re-stuck them. I'll put the links in post 1 as well.
eta: done

Steppe
11-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Congrats to all winners (sniff, sniff). I did vote # 3 the winner. Great show everyone. Should do this again next year, or sooner. Lot of fun and gained some needed experience as well. On to the poem contest.

CassandraW
11-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Congratulations, everyone!

Kylabelle
11-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Rob, thanks for putting this on, I know it was a lot of work. I enjoyed participating!

Congratulations to William, Lacy, and Mags!

thehairymob
11-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Congrats to all who took part and especially the winners :)

Ambrosia
11-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Congrats to the winners and to the participants who didn't win, too. It was a different kind of poetry contest and I think you all did a splendid job. :)

And Rob? You did great. Thank you for holding the contest and all the hard work that went into it. Well done.

Magdalen
11-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Yeah! Congratz to all involved and thanks again to our illustrious PoetInAHat for ALL his time & efforts!!!




PS - I was quite impressed by the thoroughness & depth of analysis of William's review - it was tops in my votes!!

kborsden
11-16-2014, 11:55 PM
Can't believe I missed this! Congrats to all the winners :)

lacygnette
11-17-2014, 02:50 AM
Holy Cow, thank you all! Does this mean I need to post some of my own poetry?

Special thanks to the man in the hat! This was so much fun.

poetinahat
11-17-2014, 03:00 AM
That would be a yes, laC. Well, a 'yes, please', really.

I've been rereading the entries, and I'm impressed. Really well done, everyone.

dfwtinman
11-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Well done to all.

poetinahat
11-18-2014, 04:28 AM
Okay, all the prizes have been sent. That should be all, as long as Amazon and Australia Post do their part.

Kylabelle
11-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Rob, thanks again for setting this up for us, for contacting the poet and choosing the poems, and for all the other things I'm not thinking of right now.

I really enjoyed participating in this. Maybe in the spring we can do another contest of some kind? :D

Brandt
11-19-2014, 01:11 AM
Congrats winners! Thanks again Poet, it was fun.