Discussion in 'Contests, Winners & Prizes' started by Induslady, Mar 8, 2013.
This is such a wonderful surprise to me. Thanks you all for such lovely wishes.
Lots of love to all of you and a very happy women's day.
Congratulations for the winning entry. You really deserve it......
Heartiest Congratulations to you Shiva for your wonderful contribution. Congratulations also to all other winners of this contest.
Congratulations to all the winners of the contest. I enjoyed reading all the winning entries and also a few more and many were interesting read and had different insights. Sure the judges would have had a tough job in shortlisting the 7.
Here, I would also like to bring to notice what I observed in the final 7 entries. I guess the panel missed it by oversight. Some of the winning entries and the most impactful entry run into more than 500 words, which is the limit fixed as maximum for valid entries.
3rd day – prasannarao – 1188 words
4th day –Ppavalamani –1040 words
5th day – shivachoubey – fatchickgoesslim - 988 words
6th day – bloggergirls – A matter of choice– 781 words
7th day – Inola - Sita – 596 words
Most impactful – shivachoubey – 988 words
This is not personally intented to hurt any of the winners...but all the above entries, though may be impactful and deserve laurels, but are not valid entries as far as this contest rules is concerned.
I noticed it in particular because, when I wrote my entry, I was in my writing spree and the flow of words was just excellent that I kept writing to a total of 2000 odd words. I did feel that the article was good. However, only later I noticed the condition and was hard pressed to cut it short to 500 words. After reducing it, I felt that the depth was lost and I din't do justice to it. But still I thought that the condition itself is made to create an impact in just 500 words. Hence I posted it with less than 500 words.
But, when I now see that some of the winning entries go more than 900 words, I wonder if the rule has been withdrawn inbetween or is it just a oversight?
I hope I have not hurt anybody...but rules are rules...and I just felt like pointing it out, so that it doesn't occur in future.
I wish to write a blog post but I cannot figure out how. Can someone advise me? Thanks!
Congrats dear shiva !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have replied to this query earlier, but doing it again.
Yes, we had set a word limit, and yes around 90% of the entries were more than the limit. I understand you feeling bad about it when you have edited your entry to keep up to the word limit. I wish all others have done it. Enundated with entries exceeding word limit, we had decided to ignore that in favour of our contestants.
Blogs are notoriously easy to edit. Even after submission, a blogger can go and edit it according to her wish. Keeping that in mind, our judges have decided to go for quality in writing and nothing else.
Hope this answers your query.
Thanks and regards,