3,342 hours later...
First and foremorst, I would like to thank all of my co-judges. You guys made this contest possible because of the inspiration I got from you. I don't know how to praise you to the fullest, but I hope you know from the bottom of my heart how much you guys mean to me. Thank you.(Unfortunately one of the judges, minusthematt, couldn't participate due to his busy schedule. However it doesn't affect the scores whatsoever).Now, on to the the bigger picture.
You guys (contestants) are amazing!! It is you who always brought a smile on my face every time I read one entry after another. You guys are the epitome of literary genius, a true example of those who create a beautiful piece from the beautiful mind. Yes, it is obvious to say you are true writers, and I was impressed throughout the competition by all the entries, which brought me to happiness! I would like to give you a bold"Thank You" to all of you. You are true winners of this competition! Thank you for joining this contest, and thank you for writing in general, you make booksie a living world--you are the foundation of Booksie!
As far as winning goes, we (judges) were looking for only three winners of this contest. Your individual score won't be revealed here, but I promise to give you your score very, very soon (probably in the next ten hours). All of you did great, but even though there were few ties, we HAD to pick the best three. For further clarification, here's how the scores were determined: Each of the 3 judges gives a score on an entry. The sum of all three scores from the 3 judges will then be averaged to get the final score. Because I truly believe everyone is a winner, I have a personal prize for the contestants who didn't win, which will be discussed shortly. This contest demanded 3 winners, as promised, so here they are:
"FIRST PRIZE" to
"SECOND PRIZE" to
"THIRD PRIZE" to
Congratulation to the winners!!!
Two other contestants who made the top 5 are Zin Dar and RTG. I think it's fair that both deserve a prize. So congrats to the both of them!!!
Now, to the deserving contestants who didn't make it for the win. My personal reward for you guys is to FAN you and COMMENT on one piece of work you would like me to read. I give you my word, i'll give the best critique/review in a while (I don't know if i'm truly bluffing :D ). Leave a comment that way i'll know, and remember, no novels, because I don't have time to devote much attention to novels. Sorry. So congrats to you guys!!
All of you are now considered as my friends. And who knows, since we're friends I may have time in the future to read all of your work, if time permits.
You will hear from me within 24 hours. So, to my friends who didn't win, if you think you deserve to be recommended on my page, impress me with a paragraph about why you think "resolution" can't always solve a problem. You might make it to the chart, who knows! You have until the 27th of Aug at 12:00am. And remember, only the contestants of this contest can participate.What happens here...stays here!!!
I, GuruGuy, congratulate you all. Good luck. Good writing.Cheers!!!