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PLEASE SELECT THIS LINK TO SEE A LIST OF ALL OURECHO CONTEST WINNERS - CONTEST WINNERS

$100 Monthly Contest
After announcing the January, 2008 winner (for stories posted in December, 2007), OurEcho will take a three month break from sponsoring the monthly contest. We plan to resume the contest in May, 2008.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Deadline: Entries for a given calendar month are determined by the month the work is posted to OurEcho. Winners are posted by the 15th day of the following month.

Eligibility: All OurEcho contributors are eligible to enter this contestby simply checking off the "Enter my post in all active OurEcho contests" box when creating a new post. Contests are open to anyone whether published or not, and regardless of experience. Previously published work is also eligible.

Fees: There are no entry fees, no subsidy payments, and no purchases of any kind required to enter and win the contests.

Rights: All intellectual property rights, including copyrights, remain the property of the artist. By submitting a story for a contest, the artist does agree to license use of their work as part of the OurEcho newsletter.

Decisions: Judges are members of the OurEcho Selection Committee. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, creative imagination, and artistic quality. In the end, judges select the post they are “most glad they read.” I realize that provides very little direction on content and style, but that’s intentional. Please be courageous in your writing. Don’t limit yourself by writing what you think we want to hear. Write what “you” want to say in your own style. Surprise us with you originality. All decisions of the judges are final.

Notification: All prizewinners will be notified by email and posted on our internet site.


$500 Prize for the Best post received as part of the Family Memories Writing Project.
OurEcho will award $500 to the best post received as part of the family memories writing project. Please select “$500 2007 Family Memories Writing Project” from the OurEcho Event Drop down menu to include your post in this contest. It’s the second item when you select “Add a post”. To view all bi-weekly writing topics, please select this link - Family Memories Writing Project. You may make a post for one of these topics anytime during the year and and not just during the two writing cycle.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Deadline: Entires must be posted to OurEcho between January 1, 2007 and December 31,2007. The winner will be announced on Jan. 31 2008.

Eligibility: OurEcho will post monthly writing topics to help contributors document their family memories. OurEcho members participating in this exercise will then post a contribution based on these topics. The winning entry will be selected from one of posts. Posts for these topics can be made through out the year. All OurEcho contributors are eligible to enter this contest simply by checking off the "Enter my post in all active OurEcho contests" box when creating a new post. Contests are open to anyone whether published or not, and regardless of experience.

Fees: There are no entry fees, no subsidy payments, and no purchases of any kind required to enter and win the contests.

Rights: All intellectual property rights, including copyrights, remain the property of the artist. By submitting a story for a contest, the artist does agree to license use of their work as part of the OurEcho newsletter.

Decisions: Contributions do not have to be made for all topics, however, the number of quality submissions will be a factor in judging. Judges are members of the OurEcho Selection Committee. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, creative imagination, and artistic quality. In the end, judges select the post they are “most glad they read.” I realize that provides very little direction on content and style, but that’s intentional. Please be courageous in your writing. Don’t limit yourself by writing what you think we want to hear. Write what “you” want to say in your own style. Surprise us with you originality. All decisions of the judges are final.

Notification: All prizewinners will be notified by email and posted on our internet site.


$100 Prize for the My Favorite Holiday Story
Ourecho will select one post (story, poem, etc.) that best exemplisfies the theme - "My Favorite Holiday". Please select “My Favorite Holiday Story” from the OurEcho Event Drop down menu to include your post in this contest. It’s the second item when you select “Add a post”.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Deadline: Entires must be posted to OurEcho by December 31, 2007. The winner will be announced by January 15th, 2008.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all OurEcho contributors. Please check off the "Enter my post in all active OurEcho contests" box when creating a new post.

Fees: There are no entry fees, no subsidy payments, and no purchases of any kind required to enter and win the contests.

Rights: All intellectual property rights, including copyrights, remain the property of the artist. By submitting a story for a contest, the artist does agree to license use of their work as part of the OurEcho newsletter.

Decisions: Judges are members of the OurEcho Selection Committee. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, creative imagination, and artistic quality. In the end, judges select the post they are “most glad they read.” I realize that provides very little direction on content and style, but that’s intentional. Please be courageous in your writing. Don’t limit yourself by writing what you think we want to hear. Write what “you” want to say in your own style. Surprise us with you originality. All decisions of the judges are final.

Notification: All prizewinners will be notified by email and posted on our internet site.