|SIYE Time:2:02 on 21st November 2019|
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
”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 ()|
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