E-book of friendship short stories contest winnersIt was jolly good fun organizing the Best friendship short stories - E-book 13-hour challenge contest and it was jolly good fun, as well, for the jury members to go through each story. Thanks to all the 15 participants (and the 16th mystery writer as well!) for taking up the challenge. We reviewed each entry by analyzing the manner in which the inherent challenges were taken up and not just the story itself. After some intense discussions, we reached the consensus of awarding only one each of the first, second and consolation prizes.
The winning cash prize of Rs.130/- goes to Reena Upadhya, the second prize winner of the cash award of Rs. 100/- is Dr. Deepali Gangwar, and a consolation prize of Rs. 75/- goes to Saji Ganesh.
Congratulations to all the winners!
We had also announced bonus points and cc for the three best titles. Accordingly, 5 points and 5 cash credits will be given to Nadeem Naqvi (Friendship is a God's Act), Varghese (Friendship: The succour for life), and Jagdish (Sacrifice thy name is Friendship). Well done! This bonus will be in addition to the points and cc that will be credited to your story in the announcement thread later.
Sankalan Bhattacharya, as the non-registered mystery writer, was not eligible for the main prizes but will be rewarded with 10 points and 10cc as per the review of the story he submitted. Thanks, Sankalan, for your time and effort to be part of this contest.
Other participants will also get points and cc as per our discussion on your stories. Entries that were considered invalid will get a few points for participation, but no cc.
Look out for some more exciting contests this month!