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Holiday Prompt Contest Winners!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:30 AM
Judging the entries was not easy. At one point, I thought I was going to have to call in another judge or two to help me decide! However, I was eventually able to pick the winners on my own.

To view all of the entries, click here.

Without further ado...

First Place:

Santa's Little Helper"I really don't know how Dad does this every year," I comment.
Jack rolls his eyes. "Why else do you think he gave it to you this year? He's getting old, and good ol' Nick can't keep up like he used to."
I hoist the bag over my shoulder and grin. "Well, it does have the added perks of free cookies."
"And whatever else they decide to leave out…" Jack grumbles, obviously remembering the tofu whatzits from the last house.
The great thing about being the stand-in Santa was that during the whole of Christmas Eve night, the world was frozen, thanks to Grandfather Time. Uncle Sandman would then provide a special sand, that, when sprinkled over someone's eyes, gave them a particular memory: the ordering or making of 'Santa' gifts.
Of course, we only deliver to those who believe in us, and who deserves it. I've seen Dad making the "Naughty and Nice" list, and that is the most tedious thing about this whole enterprise. Getting the right gifts for the kids? No problem. Trying to figure out w
by BritsMc13, winner of

300 points
100 points from missimoinsane
100 points from Kymira12
A line art from Missvirginia
A digital art sketch from missimoinsane
A literature commission from LightOverpowers58
A literature commission from Kymira12
A critique/comment on your winning piece from MeganLawler94
A critique/comment on your winning piece from missimoinsane
A journal feature from missimoinsane
A journal feature from Kymira12
A journal feature from IrrevocableFate
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-stock
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-crafts
A llama badge (if available) from ACG-PointsDonations
A llama badge (if available) from Kymira12

Second Place:

The Perfect Dress (Prompt Contest - Halloween)"Mom! That's too long, I said this already!" my daughter said haughtily as she rolled her eyes at me and hung the nurse's outfit back on the rack.
"It'll stop just below your knees, how is that too long?" I asked her. Normally I was a very patient woman but she was starting to wear me out. "If we can't find something that we can agree on soon, then you're not going." I told her, to which she looked at me in indignation.
"What! That's so totally not fair! I HAVE to go to this party Mom! Everyone's gonna be there and if I'm not then I may as well just commit social suicide."
"And if everyone else jumped off a bridge would you do it too just so you could fit in with the popular crowd?" It was tired and cliched but it was the only thing I could think of.
"Mom, seriously?" she raised her eyebrow at me and smirked. "Ok fine, let's just keep looking. I'll keep an open mind if you do too."
"Ok." I said and laughed. We both knew that she was going to stay stubborn until I finally caved in. We c
by animewiccan725, winner of

150 points
25 points from missimoinsane
50 points from Kymira12
A digital art sketch from missimoinsane
A literature commission from LightOverpowers58
A literature commission from Kymira12
A critique/comment on your winning piece from MeganLawler94
A critique/comment on your winning piece from missimoinsane
A journal feature from missimoinsane
A journal feature from Kymira12
A journal feature from IrrevocableFate
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-stock
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-crafts
A llama badge (if available) from ACG-PointsDonations
A llama badge (if available) from Kymira12

Third Place:

Santa's SabbaticalSanta’s Sabbatical
8-11-12
Santa decided to go on sabbatical and left his stepdaughter in charge. That’s me, Sarah.
I thought it would be easy, I mean, the elves make all the toys, clean and maintain the sleigh and bath and feed the reindeer and scoop out their poop. All pops does is eat cookies and milk all year round to keep in shape. Occasionally I see him writing something down on scraps of paper, after listening to some sort of radio contraption he had created years ago, which he transfers into a large book, but mainly it’s fireside chats with his feet up and Sunday lunches cooked by my mother. He also got a lot of letters, which always seemed to make him smile.
So that’s what I did all year, except for the eating cookies part – I have a figure to maintain you know. My mother had not gone with pops, because he wanted to centre himself after years of working the same job and getting the same results with the same staff – he was bore
by MagicalJoey, winner of

125 points
25 points from Kymira12
A literature commission from LightOverpowers58
A critique/comment on your winning piece from MeganLawler94
A critique/comment on your winning piece from missimoinsane
A journal feature from missimoinsane
A journal feature from Kymira12
A journal feature from IrrevocableFate
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-stock
A llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane-crafts
A llama badge (if available) from ACG-PointsDonations
A llama badge (if available) from Kymira12

Please note that you do not have to do anything but wait for the winner's package to come out. I will take care of setting it up with AnotherContestGroup.

Everyone that entered will receive a journal feature and llama badge (if available) from missimoinsane. They will also receive a llama badge (if available) from LightOverpowers58.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest!

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:iconanimewiccan725:
animewiccan725 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconshockplz: OMG second place!? This is such a huge honor!
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations!
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:iconanimewiccan725:
animewiccan725 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
THANK YOU!!! :iconbowplz:
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Writer
Ooh hooray! Prizes :D
Thanks for the vote of confidence in my writing.
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations!
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