Dear imps, we have now spent two full weeks reading and enjoying the many excellent submissions sent in for the Goldstone Wood Fan Fiction Contest. There were lots of wonderful choices, both long and short, demonstrating a wide range of imagination, creativity, and writing talent. But the votes are in, and our winners are selected!
In Third Place we have: Tears of a Thrush by Natasha Roxby.
In Second Place we have: Into Goldstone Wood by Beckah.
And our FIRST PLACE Winner of this year's contest is . . . .
Eternal by Hannah Williams!
Congratulations to the three of you, and an extra big congratulations to Hannah for her first place victory! Please email me within the next two days with your mailing addresses so I can get your prizes on their way to you.
Many thanks for all of your fantastic submissions, dear imps! You blew me away with your talent yet again. We will see you next summer as we continue this Goldstone Wood tradition. And don't forget to leave your congrats in the comments for the winners.
Be sure to stop back by this blog on Thursday. I've got an extra special post going up then which I am looking forward to sharing with all of you . . .
Congratulations, Hannah, Beckah, and Natasha! You totally deserve this!
And thank you, Anne Elisabeth, for holding this awesome contest. I really enjoyed it. <3
Haha! YES!!! I'm so so so so sooooooo excited!!!!! Thank you to everyone whose votes got my entry here!
Congratulations to the three of you! Though, I can't say I really needed to come read the announcements... Reading a couple of these, I was nodding a "Yup; this one's going to be a winner."
Congratulations! Your stories all deserved it.
"Eternal" got 1st Place!!! W00T!!! Congrats, Hannah!!!
(Yes, I was secretly hoping that "Eternal" would win. My wish came true. I am pleased.)
Congratulations!!!! :D And Hannah, you definitely deserved first place with all the work you must have put into Eternal!! :D And way to go Beckah and Natasha!
Congratulations, Hannah, Beckah, and Natasha! The submissions were phenomenal. It was so hard to vote this year because everyone really poured their hearts into their contributions. Just shows how Goldstone Wood is forever expanding and taking on a life of its own. The mark of a God-inspired series. Great job!
*does happy dance* Yay!!!! Thank you so, so much everyone who voted for my story!
Congratulations Hannah and Natasha! Your stories were awesome!
SQUEE! I'm so delighted...Eternal was a story that's been on my heart a long time!
Congratulations to the other winners! Your stories are truly fantastic!
Congratulations, Hannah, Beckah, and Natasha! How exciting! :D
WOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!! So happy for everyone who won!
Natasha: Congrats! :D I hope you have an amazing day celebrating your win!!
Beckah: YOU SO DESERVED A SPOT IN THE WINNING RANKS! I already told you how much I loved your story, but I'll say it again, IT WAS AWESOME. You made many imps jealous that you got to go on such an adventure and we didn't ;)
Hannah: You deserved this!!! You absolutely deserved 1st place!!! That story was so perfect, so special, so excellently Goldstone Woodsish...I just loved it. I feel your happiness! Your writing has always been beautiful, but Eternal was especially stunning. Loved it. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! :D
Congratulations to my dear daughter! You know how much I adore your story. Congratulations to Beckah and Natasha also. I LOVED both of your entries (as well as your other entries). Congratulations to all the writers. So many fantastic entries made it extremely difficult to choose only three. Anne Elisabeth, I thank God for the talent and heart He has given you, and your willingness to share and inspire the creativity in so many. Congratulations everybody! ~Becky
Congradulations everyone! All the contest entries were fantastic and all of you should be proud.:)
Thanks again Anne Elisabeth for a great contest!:)
Natasha, Beckah, and Hannah W., your stories were amazing!! Great job; you really deserved to win!! :) Your stories fit right into Goldstone Wood, and were excellently written!! :)
Congradulations! Great stories! I can't wait until Thursday(actually I'll have to wait until Friday:() You have me absolutely intrigued
Congratulations ladies!! You've all done an excellent job! Bravo!! Everyone did such an amazing job! Choosing was practically impossible!! I adored every one of your stories!
Congrats to Natasha, Beckah and Hannah!!! Your stories were amazing, as were all the entries. I was blown away by everyone's creativity and talent!
Hmmm...Thursday's post...could it be revealing the super secret project at last? Can't wait to find out!
Congrats guys!!! :D
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