Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas Contest Winners Announced

A computer crash, internet connectivity issues, a blown furnace motor, a lengthy cold spell with record-setting temperatures (before said furnace motor could be repaired), and a faulty memory (mine, not yet the computer's) all clashed these past two weeks into one huge headache, which caused me to forget yesterday. Please accept my sincerest apologies for making our contestants wait an extra day.

Before Christmas, we announced a contest and invited readers to enter their original Christmas stories. We then chose stories to post here on Pix-N-Pens during the month of December. Each story received a score.

Then we posted the finalists the first week of January, and asked for readers to vote on their favorites for the Reader's Choice award. The votes and the scores were combined to get the total score for each entry.

Congratulations to our winners:

Reader's Choice Favorite:
Fuzzy Marbles by Anita Howard
Anita will receive a huge box of books as her prize.

The winners of the 2009 Pixel-Perfect Christmas story contest are:

1st Place: Fuzzy Marbles by Anita Howard
Winner of $100 and a copy of A Pixel-Perfect Christmas 2009
2nd Place: Diana's Dinner Dilemma by Seema Bagai
Winner of $50 and a copy of A Pixel-Perfect Christmas 2009
3rd Place: The Birthday Tree by Seema Bagai
Winner of $25 and a copy of A Pixel-Perfect Christmas 2009


Thanks to all the writers who submitted entries - we loved reading your stories.

Readers - we've made all the stories available in a special book called A Pixel-Perfect Christmas 2009. You can purchase it on Amazon (see the link at the left) or check with any of the authors included in the book to see if they have copies available for sale:

Anita Howard
Seema Bagai
Jo Huddleston
Keith Brown
Kristine Lowder
Kathy Ide
Debbie Roome
Suzanne Williams
Phee Paradise

Plans for next year's contest will be announced this summer, so stay tuned.

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Seema said...

Thank you, Tracy. :-)

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Tracy and everyone involved in compiling the book and running the contest! So sorry you had such a run of misfortune there. Wow. I'm glad things are better now. :-)