Monday, January 28, 2008

Contest winners!!

I'm really sorry--I haven't meant to keep everyone waiting. I've been a little crazed today and kept thinking I would find a moment to post winners etc and then kept not finding it. I'm afraid entries with critiques will have to come over the rest of the week.

I was so very pleased with all the entries that I'm glad most of you have given me the ok to share--I have really happy things to say about each entry, and I HATE that I had to pick. (Downside of contests.)

I will not keep you waiting any longer for results, though!

Copy Contest Winners (yeah, I'm sorry, guys, it was too hard and I just had to pick two):

Josephine Damain--JD's copy was very tight and on top of that she was the first to submit AND she wrote back and flap copy AND she also shared her copy on her blog, which is very much in line with Moonrat's philosophy of sharing our battles.

Conduit--Conduit wrote some really stellar copy. Almost as though he is a copywriter. Come clean, Mr. Conduit.

Sonnet Contest Winner:

Froog--among the many gems submitted, Froog wins for the most elaborate rhyme scheme and most faithful adherence to iambic pentameter. However, there was not a single non pee-worthy entry, and they will all be posted in good time (perhaps today, since it's Monday and we could all use a little fun at my expense!).

Contest winners, please email me a mailing address and a Gem, t-shirt size, and color of your choice, and a t-shirt will be along as soon as I find a silk-screener.

Thank you everyone for your submissions--this was so much fun and I was really excited to see the kinds of WIPs everyone is working on.

Shortly, for your reading pleasure, the winning sonnet.


Jennifer L. Griffith said...

Congratulations to ALL of the winners. This was fun and motivating for me, Moon. Thanks for your time...I know how valuable that commodity is.

Blessings to all.

Snowed in out West, and loving it.

Precie said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!! Such fun!

(josie--you really are on a spree. you should play the lottery today!)

And thank you so much, moonie, for taking the time to do this!

Josephine Damian said...

Precie: I did buy two quick picks for Lotto yesterday, so maybe my winning streak will continue!

Moonie: I'm sure I'm not worthy to be in the same winner's circle as Conduit, but as always do respect your judgement.

Since I'm a winner it's only fair to share my entry with the entire world, and winner or not, I am open to all comments. I am also eager to see Conduit's entry and hope he agees to go public as well.

*shake my booty*

cyn said...

congrats to the winners! and thanks for those who are willing to share so we can learn from this.

esp thanks to MR for running this. i wasn't able to play but i'm excited to learn from you. i think a crit would have been sufficient enough prize for everyone to play, and you're doing it for everyone! you are a generous soul, MR!

congrats again, everyone!!

cyn said...

JD, i missed the booty shaking the first time i commented.



Josephine Damian said...

cyn: booty shaking is appreciated.

Moonie: can you tell me, what's a "Gem"?

Lisa said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! What a great vote of confidence. You should be pretty happy about winning this one :)

Merry Monteleone said...

Congratulations, Josie and Conduit!!! And Froog, what a fantastic ode!!!

Thanks moonie, that was a lot of extra work for you, but great fun for us:-)

Conduit said...

I won't be shaking anything, booty or otherwise, for fear of upsetting the neighbours. But I am absolutely chuffed to bits, and incredibly surprised, with this. I really didn't think something as dark as mine would appeal to our esteemed host - I know it's about presentation rather than subject matter, but still. Big, big smiles here. And congrats to JD, too. :)

To summarise (and quote Family Guy's Quagmire)...


Hélène Boudreau said...

Congratulations JD and Conduit! Froog too!

I can't wait to read the winning entries.

Thanks for doing this Moonrat! It's been a great exercise.

Colorado Writer said...

Congrats to all the winners! Can't wait to read!

jalexissmith said...


ratatat, do you ever sleep?

Church Lady said...

Congratulation to the winners!!
Way to go, JD! :-)

Josephine Damian said...

Thanks too all who gave me a shout out! I was an esteemed honor to win!