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Monday, October 10, 2011

MWC Olymp-inks - The Winners!

MWC Olymp-inks
The MWC Olymp-inks is now over, so here is a complete list of winners (forum IDs only).

For the benefit of anyone who doesn't know, the MWC Olymp-inks was a set of writing-related events run on my forum at www.mywriterscircle.com last week, open to all members to enter.

Prose Marathon
Winner: AndrewF
Prize: Kindle Kash from WCCL

Poetry Marathon
Winner: 510bhan
Prize: Writer’s Block CD from WCCL

250 Word Sprint
Winner: Comeonpowerball
Prize: Running Scared by John Craggs (Gyppo) and a choice of any one of MWC charity publications.

Poetry triathlon
Winner: 510bhan
Prize: The 10-Day E-Book from WCCL

Torch campaign
Winner: Chrissie
Prize: Write Any Book in Under 28 Days from WCCL

Rhythmic gymnastics
Winner: DGSquared
Prize: Infinite Realities by R.L. Copple

Dialogue sprint
Winner: Mark
Prize: How to Write a Children’s Book from WCCL

100 word dash
Winner: Don
Prize: Rogues of the Red Barren Bar and Rascals of the Red Barren Bar (both e-books)

Slalom
Winner by correct answers: Annmarie
Prize: Essential English for Authors

Speed round with penalties of 5 points for incorrect answers
Winner: Bluemooncafe
Prize: A Hamper of Havoc by John Craggs (Gyppo) and a choice of the MWC charity publications.

Limerick Relay
Winners: Mark and Chrissie
Prizes: The Festival on Lyris Five e-book by Nick Daws (2 copies)

Pentathlon
Winners: Mark and Chrissie
Prizes: Two WCCL $10 vouchers or overseas equivalent.

Photo finish
Winner: Boshman
Prize: The Flying Ferret by John Craggs (Gyppo)

Caption contest
Winner: Comeonpowerball
Prize: Bristle Side Down by Mark Hoffman

Bonus Game
Winners: Mark and Chrissie
Prize: 20 UK pounds between team

The Victor Ludorum Award
Winners: 510bhan and Chrissie
Prize: The Brain Evolution System from Inspire3.

The Victor Ludorum Prize was actually a dead heat between 510bhan and Chrissie, but because we only had one prize, Sio very generously waived any claim to it - so the copy of The Brain Evolution System went to Chrissie. Congratulations to both of them, and many thanks to Sio for helping get us out of an awkward dilemma!

For more info about winners and runners-up, including the final points board for the Victor Ludorum Award, please see this topic on the forum.

Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who took part, whether as a competitor, judge, marshal or forwarder. We couldn't have done it without you!

And a very big thank you indeed to the redoubtable Mairi Angus (Ma100) for organizing and running the whole shebang!

Winners of all prizes should receive them soon - please keep watching your email inbox. If you haven't heard anything by the end of this week, please get in touch with me or Mairi.

One last thought is that if you won a prize, it would be appreciated if in due course you could review it and/or send a testimonial. Our sponsors have been extremely generous with prizes, and it would be nice to return the favour wherever possible.

In view of its popularity and the almost universally positive feedback received, we hope to repeat the MWC Olymp-inks again next year.

Photo credit: wickedrice on Flickr.


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