February Inspired by Song! Contest ("Inspired by Love Songs") - Announcement of Winners
It's that time again already? Yes, it's time to announce the winners of the February Inspired by Song! contest.
There were some really great entries this time around, and I would like to thank all of the participants for entering. As with all of our contests, each entry will receive 200 bonus points, in addition to the regular 200 points for posting.
This time around, and for all future contests, the point distribution was changed and we no longer have 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Since we have had so many "ties" in the past, we now have a grand prize winner and FIVE honorable mentions. This will be the format for our judging from now on.
So, that's enough talk about what we're doing here.
SO, who are this month's big winners, anyway?
SIMON CONWAY - GRAND PRIZE - 1000 BONUS POINTS
Simon is the first person to place in two of our contests. His poignant entry about his late mother was our pick for this month. He also mentions his dad and 17-year old daughter. Good music, good writing, good job!
Now, presented in alphabetical order by last name, here are the five honorable mentions for February:
LISA BOSQUES - 500 BONUS POINTS
Lisa brought a creative spin to this topic, and despite the title it is not a sad post at all. Very clever indeed!
JESSE CLIFTON - 500 BONUS POINTS
Jesse's loving post about his grandchildren was a beautiful tribute and very touching. As a father of two daughters of my own, I can certainly relate to his feelings about his two granddaughters.
MELISSA GRANT - 500 BONUS POINTS
Melissa wrote this lovely post to her husband John. After surviving a very difficult relationship, she found the love of her life. Don't miss this one. Melissa reveals a good deal of herself here.
JULIE NEERINGS - 500 BONUS POINTS
One can certainly feel the love that Julie has for her husband and children when reading this. Julie lays out her emotions very clearly.
LINDSAY PENDLETON - 500 BONUS POINTS
Lindsay's is a heartwrenching post about the loss of a good friend.
Again, I would like to sincerely thank the other contestants. I will be forwarding a list to Bob Stewart for point distribution in the next day or two.
See you in MARCH with the next contest! We have already chosen a cool topic, and I think it will be great fun!