Well, we’ve just finished another year of Weekly Writing Challenges. The official Writing Challenge year runs from July to July. Over the past 12 months, there have been almost 2,000 entries! 400 of those made it into the top 10, and 40 entries landed in the #1 slot.  Once the 4th quarter ended a couple weeks ago, those forty #1 entries  were judged for the title of Best of the Best. The authors of the top three scoring entries receive a nice cash prize and the highest scoring entry earns bragging rights and a virtual crown for the 2011 Best of the Best!

I am thrilled to announce the names of the three winners! All three of these authors deserve a huge round of applause for their excellent entries.

And the winners are…..

1ST Place ($300):  This Cathedral for Boys, This Cathedral of Dreams by Jim McWhinnie   http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4.php?id=39363

2ND Place ($100):  My Name is Wachichi by Eliza Evans  http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4.php?id=38362

3RD PLACE ($75): The Frog and the Leper by Melanie Kerr  http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4.php?id=37382

 CONGRATULATIONS to all three of our winners, and a special congrats to JIM MCWHINNIE for earning the title of Best of the Best!

The Challenge is a wonderful way to improve your writing skills, try new genres and styles, and get feedback on your work. Discipline yourself by writing to a specific topic, deadline, and word count. The top 10 entries each week are published in a quarterly anthology (currently on hold but resuming very soon!). One winner is also randomly chosen every week to receive a ratings feedback report, which offers details on your strengths and weaknesses in that week’s particular entry. Several recipients of this feedback report have gone on to place higher up in the Challenge. It is a valuable and coveted prize that will help you grow as a writer!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Weekly Writing Challenge in the past year. Don’t forget, a new quarter will be starting up next Thursday, July 7. YOU could be next year’s BoB!

For more information on the FaithWriters Weekly Writing Challenge, visit THIS PAGE

 

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