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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winners - Second Campaigner Challenge

Thanks so much to all who took part in my Second Campaigner Challenge! We had 192 awesome entries and hundreds of people voting on those they liked the best. The time has come to announce the winners, woot! But before I do, did you read my earlier post about publishing your Challenge stories? If you didn't, make sure you pop over to take a look. Cat Gerlach is compiling your stories (if you want one or more of them published) in an ebook, and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Harry Moseley's cancer research fund. We'd love you to take part, whether you're a winner of a Challenge or otherwise!

For my Second Challenge, winners were decided on the basis on your votes. I've also awarded 5 random prizes (chosen by Mr. Random.org). Before I reveal the winners, I'd love you all to offer up a huge thanks to the awesome people who've helped me out with the prizes for this round: K.T. Hanna, Rachel McClellan, Jeigh Meredith, Claire Hennessy, and Candy Fite. They did an amazing job administering the prizes and communicating with the prize donors. To say thank you, would you please pop over to their blogs and follow them if you haven't already :)

I also want to give all my thanks to those Campaigners who've generously donated over 130 prizes for my Campaigner Challenges (wow!) All I can say is, you guys rock, seriously!!! Wait until you see the awesome prizes below, and we've still got the Third Challenge prizes to go :D

And now to the winners...*drumroll*:
  1. KT Hanna “Our Imago” (172 likes) 
  2. Lady Jai “Psycho Imago” (153 likes) 
  3. J “Deadly Imago” (118 likes) 
  4. K S Collier “Imago of the Swamp” (99 likes) 
  5. Jen “Mirror Imago” (66 likes) 
  6. Rachel McClellan “Imago Reborn” (64 likes) 
  7. Jeigh “Imago Ed.” (55 likes) 
  8. Michael Haynes “My Name is Imago Montoya” (46 likes) 
  9. Ruth Hartman Berge “Birth of an Imago” (45 likes) 
  10. David Powers King “Your Imago” (42 likes) 
  11. Claire Hennessy “Imago Nightmare” (39 likes) and Alynza Smith “The Imago Serum” (39 likes) 
  12. FE Sewell “The Battle of Imago” (35 likes) 
Congratulations to you all!!! Here are the winners' prizes:

In First Place, K.T. Hanna has won:
  1. Full Manuscript Beta or 50 Line Page Edit AND $10 Book/eBook/Gift Card donated by Anonymeet from By Anonymous Writer
  2. Signed copy of “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver donated by Melisso Sarno from This Too…
  3. $50 Amazon Gift Voucher donated by Saba from Of Thoughts and Words
In Second Place, LadyJai has won:
  1. 30 page critique donated by Katharina Gerlach from Katharina Gerlach
  2. Ebook “Claiming the Prize” written and donated by Nadja Notariani from Nadja Notariani: An Author’s Adventures
  3. $30 Amazon Gift Card donated by Margo Berendsen from Writing at High Altitude
  4. Book Cover Art (or blog banner) donated by Shelly Koon from Dark Writes (examples at http://shelleykoon.com/artist) 
In Third Place, J has won:
  1. Three Chapter Critique plus eBooks: "The Familial Witch," "Scent of a Witch," "Glazier," and "Caffe' Seduzione" donated by Bri Clark from Bri Clark The Belle of Boise
  2. ARC of “Ditched” by Robin Mellom and “Dirty Little Secrets” by C J Omololu donated by Christa Desir from Christa Writes (US only) 
  3. book to the value of $10 from The Book Depository donated by Sher A Hart from Sher A Hart: Fantasy Writer’s Fancies
In Fourth Place, K.S. Collier has won:
  1. 30 page critique plus two eBooks: “Fencing Reputation” by William L. Hahn and "Urchin King" donated by Katharina Gerlach from Katharina Gerlach
  2. $5 Gift Card to either of her Etsy Stores (http://www.etsy.com/shop/KACSales or http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFusionJewels) and a custom made wallpaper donated by Kristy C from KAC Sales
In Fifth Place, Jen has won:
  1. Critique (3 Chapters, up to 10K words) donated by Kay Springsteen from The Romance of Your Life
  2. “Stealing Mercy” written and donated by Kristy Tate from Kristy’s Stories
  3. Jewelry: Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Bracelets donated by Julie Fedderson from Gypsy in my Soul
  4. e-ARC of Debut Novel “HUSHED” written and donated by Kelley York from Flowers for Ghosts 
In Sixth Place, Rachel McClellan has won:
  1. Manuscript Review (20-30 pages) donated by Ru from And then she was like blah blah blah
  2. ARC of "Possession" by Elana Johnson donated by Lola Sharp from Sharp Pen/Dull Sword
  3. Ebook containing two stories: “Sam, the Strawb Part” and “Dark Clouds” donated by Scott Bury from Written Words
In Seventh Place, Jeigh has won:
  1. Critique (up to 7K words) donated by Rebekah Loper from Rebekah Loper, Writer
  2. “Hating Game” by Talli Roland donated by Ann Ormond Fennell from Inkpots N’ Quills (US/Canada only) 
  3. eBook “The Last Page” donated by Lacy Camey from Live Learn Dance
In Eighth Place, Michael Haynes has won:
  1. “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creative Writing” donated by Saba from Of Thoughts and Words
  2. Detailed 15 page manuscript critique donated by Margo Kelly from Margo Kelly
  3. Mini hand decorated Surfboard donated by Janice Seagraves from Janice’s Home (US/Canada shipping only) 
In Ninth Place, Ruth Hartman Berge has won:
  1. Critique (limited for a new work or line edit of a final draft, up to 5K words) donated by Sedona Leigh from Sedona’s Attic
  2. “With Seduction in Mind” by Laura Lee Guhrke (signed) and “A Kiss at Midnight” by Eloisa James donated by Carole St-Laurent from Romance & Beyond Blog (continental US only) 
In Tenth Place, David Powers King has won:
  1. Critique (5 pages) donated by Chris Eboch from Write Like a Pro!
  2. $5 Starbucks Card donated by Madam P from P Nuttier Pearls
In Eleventh Place (tied), Claire Hennessy has won:
  1. Hardcover copy of “Exclusively Chloe” donated by J.A. Yang from jonyangorg
In Eleventh Place (tied), Alynza Smith has won:
  1. “Thanks for the Memories” by Cecelia Ahern donated by Len Lambert from Conversations with Self
In Twelfth Place, FE Sewell has won:
  1. Ebook “A to Z Stories of Life and Death” by D Biswas donated by Damyanti from Writing on Writing: Amlokiglogs
Random Prizes

I'm also awarding 5 random prizes, chosen by Mr. Random.org! The winners (and prizes) are:
  1. Tia Bach - “Walking on Water” by Madeleine L’Engle donated by Angelina C Hansen from Musing on the joy of writing
  2. Catherine M. Johnson - “The Proper Order of Things” written and donated by Tara Benwell from Beyond ELT (Canada only) 
  3. Elizabeth Varadan – Signed copy of “The House on the Corner” written and donated by Andrew Leon from StrangePegs (No International shipping) 
  4. Jana Denardo - “Yours Until Dawn” by Teresa Medeiros donated by Mary from Waibel’s World (US/Canada shipping) 
  5. Sheri L. Swift - “Journey’s End” written and donated by Dora Hiers from Heart Racing, God-Gracing Romance
Congratulations to all the winners, you've done such a great job in this Challenge!!! Remember, you've been chosen from 192 entries - how awesome is that! Unless you receive an email from me directly after this post, I'll be contacting the donors and asking them to email you regarding your prize.

I'll be announcing the winners of the Third Campaigner Challenge as soon as the judging is finished. In the meantime, don't forget to check out my earlier post about publishing your entries.


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Yay, congratulations to all the winners.Well-deserved! I read a lot of those stories and they were really good!

Katharina Gerlach said...

Congratulations to the winners. But I'm wondering. I thought there were judges active (???). Two posted to my blog, and I've seen judge-comments on other blogs too. Hmmm. Well, I guess something went awry.

At least the compilation is coming up nicely. So far, I've got nearly 150 stories. Keep them coming there is room for all.

Rachael Harrie said...

Cat, the active judges are for the Third Campaigner Challenge, the one that just ended. The Second Challenge, which this post involves, didn't have judges.



Joanna said...

Congratulations to all you lovely deserving winners. Thanks also to all alo have helped and donated prizes. Thanks, of course, also to Rach!

MISH said...

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to Rachael for hosting the challenge.

Alex Mullarky said...

Congratulations to everyone!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to all the winners! So many stories were so awesome even with the difficult nature of the challenge. Thank you, too, Rachael, for hosting the Campaign.

Sarah Tokeley said...

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone involved in donating prizes and making sure everything ran smoothly :-)

Joanna said...

Rach, I know you are probably too busy right now, but when you have a moment, I just 'memed' you on my blog. http://joannamarple.com/?p=1882

K. M. Walton said...

Congrats to all of the winners! And a huge TY to Rachael for all of her time and dedication to this Campaign.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners!! And a huge Thank You to the people who donated their time, talents, and products.

Kerri Cuev said...

Congrats winners and thank you judges and to the people who donated! This was a GREAT Campaign and I'll be sad to see it end, but met some awesome people along the way :) Thanks for all the fun Rach!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations to the winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who made the Campaign possible! :)

catherinemjohnson.com said...

Congrats to all the winners and thanks for the awesome prize. Can't wait to buy the book with all the stories in. You rock, Rach!

Aldrea Alien said...

Congrats to all the winners. ^_^

Katharina Gerlach said...

@Rach: Sorry, I got that mixed up. ;-)

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations to the winners!

MC Rogerson said...

Congrats Everyone! Some amazing pieces here!

Sheri L. Swift, Author said...

Congratulations everyone! How awesome is that! Can't wait to check out Dora Hiers book! Thanks guys! ; )

Tia Bach said...

Thanks, Rachael. I'm loving the campaign, so winning a random prize was icing on the cake. ;-)

Claire Hennessy said...

Thanks for my lovely prize :) And a massive thank you Rachael for this fantastic Campaign and all the hard work you have put in.

Unknown said...

Congrats to all the winners!!!

Leslie S. Rose said...

Very exciting post. I am clapping for all the winners.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Man, this campaign has been so popular. You are a genius Rach.

Super Happy Jen said...

Congratulations everyone. (Jealous)

Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to the winners! :)

Mina Burrows said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Yeah! And a big thank you to Rachel for putting this together. I appreciate everything you did. :)

Heather said...

Congratulations to the winners! This was a really fun one to read and everyone did a great job.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Yay again! I just saw that I'm one of the random winners. Will this be snail mail or digital?

David P. King said...


Thank you again for hosting this campaign, Rachael! I'll make good use of that critique. :)

Rachael Harrie said...

Hi everyone, thanks for your lovely comments!

@Joanna, thanks so much, I've popped by to visit :)

@Elizabeth, snail mail for your book I believe :)



Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity to do this. :)

Jess said...

Congrats to all the winners! There were some really excellent stories in this challenge--especially considering how difficult it was!

Lily Whalen said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Even though I didn't win, I was excited to be moved forward to round two in the judging of this latest challenge.

This was my first time participating in the Platform-Building Campaign. Thanks for all your work in organizing this, Rach. It was a great experience, and I look forward to next year!

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