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Two English Sonnets

Blog Posted:1/8/2017 7:37:00 AM

This was my first hosted contest and I have a new respect for all contest hosts.  This was amazingly difficult.  I judged this blindly and had a tough time choosing just one winner (so there were two... but I wanted to pick six).  I sincerely appreciate all of the entries.  Only a few entries did not fit the catagory or were so far off the contest rules that they didn't place.  Sonnets in general are difficult to write and to be required to submit two was a task.  I truly appreciate all of the participants and their dedicated efforts in this challenge.  Congratulations to all!

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Date: 1/11/2017 2:17:00 AM
I loved writing for your contest. I also love writing sonnets. It's hard but wo rewarding when it works. I am very happy with my placement :) Thanks for hosting a contest.
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Date: 1/9/2017 2:50:00 AM
Congratulations to you, Mark for hosting:) and to all the wonderful winners too:) I find sonnets very taxing...
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Date: 1/8/2017 5:10:00 PM
thanks so much for my placement, Mark! Yes, now you have joined the ranks of those who learn how difficult it is to be a judge!! Congrats to all your winners.
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Date: 1/8/2017 4:39:00 PM
Mark, thank you for the contest and the inspiration and for my awesome placement, I am so honored and congratulations to all your winners
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Date: 1/8/2017 2:19:00 PM
Mark sorry I did'nt enter one, was very hard writing one for a previous comp having never written one before , but congrats to your winners and yourself for running the comp stephen
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Date: 1/8/2017 10:20:00 AM
Mark, I didn't enter , but thank you for the compliment on the sponerses. It is not easy and it is hard to say this is first second and so on.... Thank you for sponsoring a contest... Congratulations to all the winners.
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Date: 1/8/2017 8:21:00 AM
I am absolutely delighted to be on your list Mark. I shy away from writing this form and I wasn't sure if the humourous take would be to your liking :-) Many thanks for my place on your list and congrats to all the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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