Inspired by Song - September Contest Winners Announcement - "Inspired by Heroes"
It's finally time to announce the winners of the September Inspired by Song! contest. This month's theme was "Inspired by Heroes".
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.
I would like to apologize to those of you who entered this time around. I'm sorry that it took us so long to get this one judged. Our personal lives took priority lately. Imagine that.
SO, who are this month's big winners, anyway?
Well, just take a look below......
FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE HAVE A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE!!!!!!
ELIZABETH NIEVES - GRAND PRIZE - 1000 BONUS POINTS
Elizabeth's post about a beloved teacher and mentor from her past was both poignant and eloquent.
MELISSA GRANT - GRAND PRIZE - 1000 BONUS POINTS
This intensely personal post was memorable and (truthfully) a bit frightening to read as a father of three. Thanks for sharing this story with us, Melissa.
ELAINE MANES - 500 BONUS POINTS
In her entry, Elaine shares an interesting story about an experience she had a few days after 9/11, when we were all united in our grief and in our respect for those who risked (and lost) everything to help.
LIZ MORAS - 500 BONUS POINTS
I remember watching a movie on HBO years ago about Terry Fox, but I didn't know the whole story until I read Liz's post. Incredible!
SUSAN MANGIGIAN - 500 BONUS POINTS
Susan enumerates several worthy heroes in her post, several of which are probably heroes for most Americans.
LARRY BETTAG - 500 BONUS POINTS
Not to be confused with "Soul Man", Larry is the sole man to place in this month's competition. Kudos, Larry!
Again, I would like to sincerely thank all of the contestants. We had some great participation this month. I will be forwarding a list to the AR guys for point distribution in the next day or two.