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. — Jen L.

9. Mama I’m peeing on the carpet! — NES

8. At last: empty nest. Hi Grandma! — Bonnie West

7. She’s fifteen; now I know nothing. — tennisrn

6. Mommy, am I beautiful like you? — Brandy

5. I’m stuck in Candyland. Send chocolate. — Amy Barnes

4. Nine months was the easy part. — Stephanie

3. “Watch me, Mama!” I will. Forever. — Darby

2. My priority is no longer me. — Lindsie

DVD Stories winner:

1. Supermarket glares, not spoiled brat, autistic. — Sandy W. from Olympia, Washington.


2 Responses to “Winner of the Write a Very Short Parenting Story Contest”

  1. Michelle says:


    September 11th, 2008 at 7:50 am

  2. Stephanie says:

    I came in 4th out of 1000 entries? I’m honored! And very tired.

    September 11th, 2008 at 10:12 am