Thank you for your patience while we made our lists and checked them more than twice! We've now come to a final decision.
It was wonderful to review so many wonderful entries for the contest and to see so much promise in the work of the Young Authors who submitted. I applaud the work of each and every one of you. Thank you so much for for being a part of the SPILLING INK WRITING CONTEST!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OUTSTANDING ***WINNERS!***
First prize: $25 Cash prize and autographed books by Anne Mazer, Ellen Potter, and Wendy Townsend, plus publication on my blog awarded to Maren Huelsman for "Mission Cheetah". Chosen for being well-structured, engaging, and written with heart!
2nd prize: $15 Cash Prize, and autographed books by Anne Mazer, K.L.Going, and Clara Gillow Clark, plus publication on my blog awarded to Katharine G. Ruegger for "A Plataduck is a Man's Best Friend". Chosen for its originality and humor.
3rd prize (2 winners): $10 Cash Cash Prize each, an autographed book by Clara Gillow Clark (that's me), and publication on my blog awarded to Luke Mayhew for "Rebellion". Chosen for being a tight, well-written story; and to Emma Borme for "Swiss Rolls". Chosen for her excellent storytelling skills.
And I decided to give 3, 4th place prizes: $5 dollars each, and an autographed book by Clara Gillow Clark awarded to Anna Lee Hafer, Kate Reifenberg, and Myra Miller.
Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and to all the teachers, parents, librarians, and fellow authors who encouraged the young authors! Congratulations to one and all!
Teachers, parents, students, Please e-mail me with the name and address where the prizes should be sent! firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take a moment to congratulate these outstanding young authors! Their stories will be published on my blog throughout the month!