Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Winner of the Write a Very Short Parenting Story Contest
We received about 1,000 entries in the Write a Very Short Parenting Story contest. It was a difficult field to judge. We laughed. We cried. But we only liked one submission.
Oh, just kidding. It’s a crime to only have one winner for the Scholastic’s Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics DVD Thinpak.
My wife and I whittled down the submissions to two lists of our favorite 20 entries and there was only one duplicate, and thus, our winner was chosen. We then debated which 9 of the hundreds and hundreds of disheartened losers to shower glorious plaudits upon by recognizing them here in the top ten.
Kidding, again. It’s a fun, long read to go through all of those stories. I think people will be browsing your collective creativity for a long time to come.
Here are the top ten:
10. Hurray! Naptime. For all of us. â€” Jen L.
9. Mama I’m peeing on the carpet! â€” NES
8. At last: empty nest. Hi Grandma! â€” Bonnie West
7. She’s fifteen; now I know nothing. â€” tennisrn
6. Mommy, am I beautiful like you? â€” Brandy
5. I’m stuck in Candyland. Send chocolate. â€” Amy Barnes
4. Nine months was the easy part. â€” Stephanie
3. “Watch me, Mama!” I will. Forever. â€” Darby
2. My priority is no longer me. â€” Lindsie
DVD Stories winner:
1. Supermarket glares, not spoiled brat, autistic. â€” Sandy W. from Olympia, Washington.