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And The Winners Are….
OH MERLIN! WOW! Domino, please stand up.

Witches and wizards, in the history of SIYE Challenges, this has been far and wide the best Challenge we have ever had on many fronts. Our average Challenge generated 14 stories, our best being 28. This Challenge took us to 35 entries. This includes numerous authors entering for the first time. Also, theses were not your typical one-shots. Some were multi-chaptered stories for maximum story telling.

And on the judging side, which was not easy by any imagination, we had 20 judges committed to reading and judging which were the best to be awarded the coveted title of Best Overall, Time Travel, Adventure, and Parenting. Numerous judges expressed more stories, that were not nominated, for other consideration, such as a Humorous or Romantic category or Honorable Mention. I took these factors into consideration after tallying up the votes. So we have two Honorable Mentions.

Finally, on a personal note, I did not come up with this Challenge. A SIYE member and posted author came up with this suggestion and sent it to me for consideration. He had a whole first chapter already written for review. Apparently, you all agreed with me that it was a great Challenge suggestion due to the overwhelming response it received. So, please raise your Butterbeers and a round of cheer for Domino and his creative suggestion. Here! Here!

And now the results…

The award for Best Overall goes to:
”Not Going Back to the Future: The Twins Arrive” by Duelist

The award for Adventure goes to:
”Great Scott!” by Spenser Hemmingway

The award for Time Travel goes to:
”The Time Capsule V2010” by Zen

The award for Parenthood goes to:
”Parents, Apparently” by lilyevans_Jan30

Two stories are given Honorable Mention status due to comments by the judges and the fact that they drew some of the most votes but not in any one category to win.
”Five Things, Harry” by muggle_born
and
”Oops!” by Tearlit

The winning stories are now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. Those of you that have multiple chapters or need to do some editing may continue at this time. The Challenge category is back open. If your story is completed, please ensure it is edited and YES, as completed.

The 2008-4 Challenge is coming very soon. You need to start making your future plans now.

I would like to thank my many judges who worked hard for this Challenge: AR, AS, BG, CP, CQ, CW, DP, IV, JM, JM, KC, KG, LL, MG, MH, NS, SH, WC, Z, and ZA. You know who you are. Thank you very much for all that reading and judging.

PS: Some authors have asked if I would tell them how well they did in the judging. If you wish, e-mail me and I will tell you your results.

PPS: back to the future, kids vs parents, and coming to a living room near you. Everybody loves to have relatives drop in unexpectedly.
Sir Ollivander on 2008.07.20 - 01:04PM ()

Comments



jennyelf came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 01:10PM to say:

Congratulations to all the winners! :)



jennyelf came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 01:17PM to say:

home school jobs discussion financial affairs- Who took Penny the Persian to Gringotts again? I mean I know she is named Penny, but did you have to let the cat out of the bag?



Ginebra Wood came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 01:38PM to say:

Congratulations to all the winners



Fics by Fumph came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 01:47PM to say:

Congratulations to everybody that took part, and special congratulations to the winners!



sugarquill112 came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 02:02PM to say:

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone else who took part. Hopefully the next challenge will be just as good.



Duelist came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 02:11PM to say:

Oh, wow. I am in shock. This was certainly not what I was expecting! Thanks to all those who judged, read, and reviewed. Congratulations to all who participated. This was a fun contest to play in.



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 03:00PM to say:

Duelist - I hope the next Challenge is just as eventful.



SilverPhoenix came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 05:32PM to say:

Congrats to all the winners, and a big hand to Domino! Especially for bringing me back from the dead. It is no easy task, bringing me out from under an 8 month hiatus (which was supposed to be permanent....). Great job to everybody who entered and everyone who won!



lilyevans_Jan30 came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.20 - 06:09PM to say:

Kudos to Domino for such a great challenge and congrats to all the winners - this was really a fabulous challenge all around. Hmmm, financial affairs . . . I'm trying to figure out how the Statute of Secrecy is going to stay intact if Harry and Ginny get internships on Wall Street for extra credit. But hey, anything to bail out us American Muggles from the recession everyone swears is not coming. -Lilyevans_Jan30



Domino came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.21 - 02:38AM to say:

Wow - Thanks! I have to say that reading all the stories was a pleasure. Can't believe how many different versions of an idea came through, and judging was a difficult process. Congratulations to the winners.



gryff_princess came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.21 - 06:46AM to say:

Congrats to all the winners, ur stories are ace!



Spenser Hemmingway came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.21 - 09:41AM to say:

All right! My hacker-elves have once again broken into the SIYE database and provided me with the next Challenge. I was beginning to worry about them. Let's see--after blowing their fortune on underwater real-estate, Harry is forced to take a side job as a Beta Reader, and the couple must take in Goblins as tenants. The up side is that they finally learn to balance a checkbook (something that is a complete mystery to me). That has to be it! The elves are never wrong!

I am absolutely flabbergasted that I took a category. I was hoping at best for an honorable mention, although I am very proud of this last story. I'm amazed that no one I parodied has come after me with a stick. Another reason to have invented Spenser. They can track him down instead. Regardless--thank you very much. Eric B.



SRTW came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.21 - 09:50AM to say:

congrats to the winners, i gotta say i haven't read them all yet but will (hopefully).



elaithin came out of the woodwork on 2008.07.21 - 10:13AM to say:

Congratulations, folks!


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