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Old 05-07-2007, 05:41 AM
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Congratulations once again to gary_wagner for his winning entry in April's poetry contest. There was a 3-way tie for second place, so you can see how close this was. We really enjoyed judging all of the funny, thoughtful, and clever epitaphs, but we're morbidly strange like that.

Final Scores:

gary_wagner: 19.3
josiehenley: 18.7
wannawrite: 18.7
Enilorac: 18.7
o'connell: 18.3
Sprttrack7: 17.8
Love2Write: 17.7
_Zeb_: 16.8
winterstorm: 16.5

Originally Posted by BreezyWriter View Post
This is the Best contest by far. All contestants have done a great job.

Member: _Zeb_
Title: Winds Violin
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Comments: Nicely written, true words to a self portrait of an Epitaph.
Score: 19/20
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Member: Sprttrck7
Title: Eternity
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 10/10
Comments: Nice short loads of rhythm
Score: 20/20
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Member: gary_wagner
Title:Fitting Request
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression:10 /10
Comments: Great revenge
Score: 20/20
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Member: winterstorm
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 4.5/5
Intangibles: 4.5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Comments: Nicely done some rhyming but a little out of sorts in the middle.
Score: 18/20
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Member: wannawrite
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 10/10
Comments: I really liked this one. The rhythm and scheme really fit
Score: 20 /20
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Member: josiehenley
Title: Reincarnacat
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Comments: As usual you proved your worth. Even if the first part confused me the second explained it, the last brought it together. Good going.
Score: 19/20
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Member:Love2Write
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5 /5
Intangibles: 5 /5
Overall Impression:10/10
Comments: Nicely done.
Score: 20/20
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Member: wannawrite
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5 /5
Overall Impression: 10/10
Comments: Great going
Score: 20/20
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Member: Enilorac
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Comments: Nice way of describing he is well off.
Score: 19/20
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Member o”connell
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5 /5
Overall Impression:10 /10
Comments: I was unsure of a certain word, though after looking it up. I understood the meaning behind the word. I reread it and found it fit nicely.
Score: 20/20
Originally Posted by aprilrain View Post
Member: _Zeb_
Title: Winds Violin
Mechanics: 4/5
Intangibles: 4/5
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Comments: I like the repetition of sound references. The two verses, though, seem disconnected.
Score: 15.5/20
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Member: Sprttrck7
Title: Eternity
Mechanics: 4.5/5
Intangibles: 4.5/5
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Comments: Short and sweet but effective.
Score: 17.5/20
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Member: gary_wagner
Title:Fitting Request
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 4.5/5
Overall Impression: 9.5/10
Comments: Deliciously vengeful!
Score: 19/20
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Member: winterstorm
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 4/5
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Comments: Very cute. Would there be a way to incorporate the background into a beginning verse, though, rather than explaining it?
Score: 16.5/20
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Member: josiehenley
Title: Reincarnacat
Mechanics: 4.5/5
Intangibles: 4.5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Comments: Loved it. A clever title for a clever idea.
Score: 18/20
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Member:Love2Write
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5 /5
Intangibles: 4 /5
Overall Impression: 8/10
Comments: Is it wrong that I'm laughing? Good one.
Score: 17/20
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Member: wannawrite
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 4.5/5
Intangibles: 4/5
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Comments: Effective in its simplicity.
Score: 16/20
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Member: Enilorac
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 4.5/5
Intangibles: 4.5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Comments: What a pleasant thought and sentiment. I enjoyed this.
Score: 18/20
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Member o'connell
Title: untitled
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 4.5 /5
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Comments: Lovely and bittersweet.
Score: 18/20

Originally Posted by OnceUponATime View Post
My Scores for Poetry:

1.
Member: _Zeb_
Title: Winds Violin
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 3 /5
Overall Impression: 8/10
Total Score: 16/20
Comments: Nicely done. Particularly liked the 'instrumental' theme.

2.
Member: Sprttrck7
Title: Eternity
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 4/5
Overall Impression: 7/10
Total Score: 16/20
Comments: Liked the 'classical' feel of this one.

3.
Member: Gary_Wagner
Title: Fitting Request
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Total Score: 19/20
Comments: Terrific job on this... and I agree, a 'fitting request.'

4.
Member: Winterstorm
Title: Bright & Early
Mechanics: 3/5
Intangibles: 4/5
Overall Impression: 8/10
Total Score: 15/20
Comments: Interesting piece, liked the irony.

5.
Member: JosieHenley
Title: Reincarnacat
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Total Score: 19/20
Comments: Great job! Loved the title and the last line in particular. Excellent work.

6.
Member: Love2Write
Title: Poor Little Susie
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 3/5
Overall Impression: 8/10
Total Score: 16/20
Comments: I liked this epitaph, done very much in the true spirit of the prompt. Very creative. Needs a little work on the cadence, but otherwise, nice work!

7.
Member: Wannawrite
Title: She Crossed the Road
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 10/10
Total Score: 20/20
Comments: Loved this epitaph -both pointed & very funny. Excellent use of the prompt. Terrific writing here!

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Member: ENILORAC
Title: Come, Place Your Flowers
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 9/10
Total Score: 19/20
Comments: Another terrific epitaph. Sort of sad and hopeful at the same time. Excellent writing.

9.
Member: o'connell
Title: To the Earth I Lay You Down
Mechanics: 5/5
Intangibles: 5/5
Overall Impression: 8/10
Total Score: 17/20
Comments: A lovely epitaph. Meter's just a shade off, but a great piece nonetheless.

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A lot of creative and thought-provoking entries with this particular contest. Great work, everyone!

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Thank you judges, and fellow contestants. I appreciate the time and effort and think all of the entries are worthy of a round of applause. They were all excellent this month.
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Thank you, your comments made me tingly. I thank you all for taking the time to read and judge, and like Gary said, all the entries were worthy of applause.
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thanks a lot for your comments,like the lads said all great entries ,well done gary
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Can you guys explain the points system to me , PLeese?
I have no idea what 18.7 means.
Sorry to be a pain.
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Hi ENILORAC,

If you look down at the judges comments, you can see that the entries are rated in three categories: mechanics (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.), intangibles (style, voice, language, etc.) and overall impression. The first two are out of 5 points, the third is out of 10, giving a total of 20 possible points. 18.7 is the average score the judges gave you.
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Congratulations Gary. I'm not a sore loser. I just couldn't think of anything to say yesterday!
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This was my first contest here on Writersbeat. Thank you! I appreciate your judging and nice comments. Congratulations to you Gary and to everyone , who entered. Great work!
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Great job everyone and congradulations Gary!
Thanks to all the judges for the great comments.
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