Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR RHYMING CONTEST!

Good news scrollers! HALLOWEEN is fast approaching, but “The Magnificent Monster” contest winners are already here.

The scoring has been completed. See criteria below for each category.

POEMS-
Criteria included:

1.  Subject Matter must have been related to DARK FANTASY.DARK FANTASY.
2.  Meter -- the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that creates a reading rhythm.
3.  Originality – the quality of newness. A new, creative perspective on an old theme.
4.  Following contest rules
            a. commenting on other contestants entries
            b. being a follower of The Storyteller’s Scroll (check followers to see if you are there. Currently, there are 44 followers and I’ve double-checked each entry against the follower’s list.

SHORT STORY-

Criteria included:

1.     Subject Matter must have been related to DARK FANTASY.

2.     Dialogue: natural, or stilted?

3.     Character development: Were characters and/or their actions believable? Cliched? Were they memorable? Consider the protagonist, antagonist and supporting characters.

4.     Plot: Clear beginning, middle and end? Beginning hook? Plausible ending? Predictable? Unexpected?

5. Theme: Was there a message in the story?

6. Point of View: Was the story told in active or passive voice? Consistent with verb tense?

7. Setting: What did you remember about it? Was it unique? Memorable? Did the writer evoke all theof the senses?

8.Grammar/Spelling


We had excellent participation in this year’s Spooktacular Rhyming Contest. I am pleased to have sponsored a fun contest that allows authors to share their work.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

DUM-da-da-da!

Poem – “Monster Mom” by Kathy "An Eyeball in My Garden." - signed
Short Story – “The Heeblahs” by Angelulu4 "Shiver"

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Winners may contact me at my email address, which can be found on my website page. The link is in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Please send me your physical address before October 27th, so you will receive the books before Halloween.

Thanks you, everyone, for participating!

Stay Tuned for the next Rhyming Contest at The Storyteller's Scroll in December, when the winner shall receive a signed ROCK STAR SANTA picture book.


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kathy and Angelulu4.

    Kathy - Great rhythm and meter. And quite an original concept.
    This is really scary if you think about it. Is there a monster in every Mom?
    Hmmmmmmmm!

    Angelulu4 - Where did you ever come up with the title? Very original and scary, too!

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  2. Congratulations, Kathy and Angelulu4. It was a pleasure to read your work. And thank you, Gayle, for another Spooktacular Contest!

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  3. Thanks Gayle! Looking forward to my book! Congrats to Angelulu4 as well!

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  4. Thank you Jiggs! I am happy you enjoyed my story.

    Best Wishes, Laura

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  5. Kathy,your poem was more like a story. Did you ever think about writing a story based on your poem? Food for thought.

    Congratulations! Sure you are happy today.
    Laura

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  6. Gayle, Thank you for running your contest. The title for "The Heeblah's is based on a make believe character my son-in-law Joseph and I invented. We have lengthy conversations about Heeblah's.

    I plan on writing a children's story about the Heeblah's. If you go to my blog, angelulu4.blogspot.com, you can read my short story without the constriction of word count.

    Thank you so much! I feel like I am floating on a cloud. Looking forward to the arrival of my book.

    Best Regards and Wishes, Laura

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  7. I'm late getting back here but wanted to add my congratulations to the winners. And thank you, Gayle, for running the competition.

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  8. Thank you Morning Scribbler! That is very kind of you.
    My regards to you, Laura

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