2012 Writing Contest: Vote for a Winner!

I’m so excited to share our 2012 Writing Contest Short Story finalists with you all today!  First, though, I’d like to say thanks to our intern, Autumn, who was kind enough to help us choose our finalists.  We do have three finalists out of quite a few fantastic entries, and we’d like you to help us choose between them and Hayley Schoeppler’s essay, Looking Behind, for an overall winner.  The person who gets the most votes will win a $50 gift card to Amazon.com!

THE FINALISTS: Read them here!

1.  When Pigs Fly by Lane Elder.

2.  The Tale of the Monstrous Beast by Hayley Schoeppler.

3.  Part of the Exhibit by Katie Oostman.

4.  Looking Behind by Hayley Schoeppler.  (This was our winner in the essay contest.)



Voting ended at noon Central Time on Monday, January 7th.  Overall winner will be announced soon.

***We’ve had a few people report problems with the poll.  If you can’t get your vote to register here in the poll, please just leave it in the comments and I’ll tabulate it manually.  Thanks!***

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In addition, if you have any comments or encouragement to leave our contestants, feel free to leave it below!  Thanks to everyone who entered, and we hope many of you will take part next year!

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22 Responses to 2012 Writing Contest: Vote for a Winner!

  1. Harshi Elango January 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Lane Elder’s story is beautiful.. I would like to add my vote for her

  2. Belva Porter January 7, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Vote for Lane Elder…YAY

  3. Peter January 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    The Tale of the Monstrous Beast by Hayley Schoeppler.

  4. Sicily (Sis) January 6, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Lane, you did awesome, girl!!! Great job, and I totally voted for you!!!! I was especially partial to yours since my dad is a Chick-fil-a operator! Haha! Love it! :0)

  5. Dawn January 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    My vote is for “When Pigs Fly” by Lane!

  6. Tina Starck January 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    I would like to vote for Haley Schoeppler’s , “The Tale Of The Monstrous Beast”!

  7. Nicholas Cosentino January 5, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I couldn’t use the poll, I vote for Katie Oostman. Great writing KT!

  8. Abby Taylor January 5, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    I am not able to vote! It just has the results so far! If you can just add it on, please add one vote for “When Pigs Fly” by Lane Elder. Thanks!

  9. james January 5, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    when pigs fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Jill January 5, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    I vote for #2, The Tale of the Monstrous Beast. Amazing narrative, character, humor, description and plot in such a brief format. Impressed. Good bedtime story!

  11. keri January 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    my vote is for Lane’s story “when pigs fly”. thanks!

  12. Tina January 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    My vote is for. When Pigs Fly, by: Lane Elders darling story

  13. Lisa D. January 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Please add a vote to Hayley’s Monstrous Beast.

  14. Aaron January 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Voting for Lane, great job!

  15. Holly Schoeppler January 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Thanks, Emily! Please add a vote to Hayley’s Monstrous Beast.

  16. Todd January 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Katie Oostman

  17. Ashleigh January 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Katie Oostman!! Great story

  18. Bethany M January 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    One vote for katie

  19. Emily January 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Holly, So sorry you’ve had a problem with our poll. If you’ll tell me which finalist you’d like to vote for, I’ll add it in manually.

  20. Holly Schoeppler January 4, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    For some reason, I’m not able to vote. There are no buttons to click beside the entries.

  21. Emily January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Thanks for your input, Taia! It’ll be fun to see who agrees with you. Happy to see you back at the site. : )

  22. Taia S. January 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    I loved both The tale of the mosterous Beast and Part of the exibit but chose part of the exibit because its set in modern times and the main character is my age and does stuff that i would really like to do while being educational, thank you. (the author of this comment was also a finalist in the hobbit radio theater contest.)

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