Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Friday Deadline for the 2021 Contest Entries

Hey, Friends,

Friday is the deadline to get your entry form and story in to CircleCAdventures@gmail.com 

I have to say that I'm a little disappointed at the response this year. Due to Covid, I did not attend in-person conventions, and as a result, the entries have tanked. (So many parents and readers learn about the contest at homeschool conventions.) I am happy to report that there are enough entries in the AGES 10-13 and AGES 14-17 to run the contest, but the AGES 6-9 will not be considered. Only one person sent in two stories. 

I am redoing the Circle C Contest Blog and making it more geared toward seasonal and thematic writing contests. There will be prizes and fun and maybe over the next year I can compile the winners into another contest book to put up on Amazon. We'll see. 

But for now, I'll let you know when I'm having a writing contest. You can visit the "new look" of the Contest blog by going here: CONTEST BLOG >>

By the way, I need a little help. I'm moving all of the older short-story contests onto this blog under the "Seasonal Contests" tab. I've found graphics and the winners for all of my past contests (all the way back to 2016), but I can't find the winner or the link to the summer contest to finish the San Francisco Smugglers book (about what happens when Juan takes Andi riding on the beach as he promised in the book.) I found the graphic though. If anybody knows who won and where that story went to, please, please, please comment and let me know so I can include it. 

One Day Later News Update: Thanks, faithful readers! You came through for me and found the link. I added those winners to the "Seasonal Contests" tab. You fans are THE BEST!!

2020 Spring Writing Contest: Finish San Francisco Smugglers

26 comments:

  1. Ohh! I really wanted to enter this year, but... Life got ahead of me... :/
    Good luck to all who entered :)


    https://circlecadventures.blogspot.com/2020/05/spring-2020-contest-winner.html?m=1

    I think this^^ is the link to the winner for the Spring 2020 contest. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I discovered why I couldn't find it. I had never "labeled" it with the Giveaway and Contest label, so that's why it wasn't under that label when I searched! You guys are the best!

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    2. You're welcome! :) Ohh, I never even thought of that...I just searched for "Spring 2020 contest". ;)

      Rose A.

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    3. Yeah, I was going to enter, but I never got around to writing the story....... :(

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  2. I sent my story in on the first day.😊 I'll look for that link. I can't remember who won.🤔

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  3. Found it!

    https://circlecadventures.blogspot.com/2020/05/spring-2020-contest-winner.html

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    1. Thank you! See comment above as to why I couldn't find it originally. :-)

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  4. if my little sister entered 2 could the contest still go for the 6-9?

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    1. There needs to be a minimum of 8 entries (and not by the same contestants for obvious reasons). Right now I have 2 from one contestant. SO SAD!!!

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    2. oh :( i'm sorry! i wish i could help!

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  5. That's sad you don't have many contestants. I entered the last category, though!

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    1. A few more are trickling in today. Usually today (14th) and tomorrow (15th), I'm absolutely FLOODED with last-minute entries. This year, not so much, but I have plenty to run the AGES 10-13 and AGES 14-17.

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    2. Hi Mrs. Marlow! I know that the deadline is Friday the 15th, but what time do you stop accepting entries, and what time zone is that in?

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    3. Tomorrow night at midnight. When I get up on Saturday morning that is the last time I will check emails for stories.

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  6. Oh...my sister will be very disappointed about the younger contest being cancelled. We really look forward to the big contest and book...we hope that you will continue it. Thanks for what you do!

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    1. I feel really bad. It's sad. So far, she is the only entrant, and I need a minimum of 8 different entries (in other words, it can't be 4 contestants each entering 2 stories). We can blame it on Covid this year, since the parents have to help those younger kids, and chances are they know nothing about the contest since there were no in-person conventions. Boo

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    2. Hi Mrs. Marlow!
      Perhaps if Alivia's sister (and parents) were okay with this, you could post her story on the blog as fan fiction. That way she could still be able to show off her hard work on the story even though she can't have it in the contest.

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  7. Anything would be appreciated by my sister, and it's alright with our parents. Thanks so much!

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    1. Don't give up the ship yet. It's the last day, and many more entries are coming in. I'm hoping (as I open them) that some are for the younger age group. :-)

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    2. I'm extending the deadline for ages 6-9 until Jan 30

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  8. may i ask aprox. how many entries in what age groups did you get?

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    1. They are still coming in...until midnight Pacific time

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    2. 67 total! Eeks! A lot more than I thought. All in the two days before the deadline! 😉😉🥰👌

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Let Andi know what you think!