Announcing the Adoptees Writing Contest 2015 Winners:
1st: Alissa M of North Carolina
2nd: Shefalie from the UK.
2nd: Sheri N. of Illinois.
3rd: Lyn R, of Illinois.
4th: Hugh S. of California.
The winners have been notified and awarded their cash prizes.
1st: $200, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50, 4th: $50
Thank you to everyone who sent in submissions! It was difficult for the judges to make decisions with some wonderful and creative and heartfelt entries. One of the goals of the contest was to receive many submissions and an extension of the first deadline was made to allow more entries to come in. There were a limited amount of entries and so some of the initial guidelines for submissions needed to be waived a bit for a good number of them would not have qualified. Instead of extending the contest a 2nd time these variances of the guidelines were accepted ( Such as being a piece that was never published before, word count, and written by an adoptee- and not someone touched by adoption ). Also with votes, there was a tie for 2nd place. Entries were judged on creativity, adoption education, positive adoption language, and heartfelt expression.
Beginning this week and for 5 weeks, each of the winning entries will be published here and on the Adoptee's Cafe site on blogger.com. ( Starting with the 1st Place Award )
Please Note: These poems and letters many not be reprinted or shared in any print media form without permission. These entries will be shared in another adoption publication to be announced at a later date. To contact any of the authors, you need to contact Jody Moreen. Send inquiries to jodymoreen (and the @ sign ) gmail.com