Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Creating a Female Superhero Challenge - Announcing the winners! #CAFSC

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We had 27 entries into the Creating a Female Superhero contest, with 4 of them ineligible for the prizes because they were written either by me or a member of my family, that still left 23 entries to judge. I loved reading all of the stories, but having to pick a first, second and third place story sucked, because the stories were so good! I decided to score them based on certain (secret to me) criteria being met, and then the winners were arrived at based on highest scores. I'm still annoyed that not everyone could win. If you didn't win, DO NOT assume that means your story wasn't good. There was a very high quality to every story submitted to the competition, and that is what made this so difficult to judge.

First off, it is my pleasure to announce which charity has won the vote to receive the proceeds from the anthology. The winning charity is (winning by three votes):

Because I Am a Girl

From the website: "
"Because I am a Girl is a global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.
Girls in the poorest regions of the world are among the most disadvantaged people on the planet. They are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to be denied access to education, more likely to be denied medical care, and more likely to be malnourished, simply because they’re girls. And yet, studies show that if you give a girl enough to eat, an education and a safe environment, she’ll work to raise the standard of living for herself, her family and her community.

 We operate a wide range of programs worldwide to improve the status of girls and give them equal access to health care, education, protection, independence, and an opportunity to participate in society.

Our State of the Worlds Girls report series is an ongoing investigation to shine the light on specific barriers to young girls’ development and their access to basic human rights."

Now for the winners of the Creating a Female Superhero Challenge:

In first place, with his female superhero called S.O.S, is Stephen J.Mitchell.

Stephen has won:

- A trophy, proclaiming you the winner of the "Creating a Female Superhero Challenge"
- A print copy of  "The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels: From superheroes to manga - all you need to start creating your own graphic works" by Mark Ellis and Melissa Martin-Ellis

In second place, with his female superhero called Arcana, is Phil Johnson.

Phil has won:

 - A Superhero Writer t-shirt 
In third place, with her female superhero called Snowfire, is Lisa Shambrook.

Lisa has won:

 - A Superhero Writer mug

The three of you need to e-mail me with your mailing addresses so I can send your prizes to you. Congratulations!

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I have not started putting the anthology together yet, so I am still allowing submissions for the anthology. Please follow the format suggested for the competition. You can either post the stories on your blog or e-mail them to me. We already have nearly 30,000 words worth of stories and details to include. I will take submissions until we reach 50,000 words or I start putting together the anthology, whichever comes first.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners! I didn't get to read everyone's entries, but the ones I did read were great, I don't envy you having to pick the winners, Becky.

CA Clark said...

CONGRATULATIONS superhero winners :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations to everyone who participated. We're all winners for putting forth such an amazing effort to provide girls with heroes that can inspire them to do great things in spite of the odds. A big thanks to Becky Fyfe for issuing this challenge and putting together the anthology for a girls charity that does excellent work.

SJ Mitchell said...

Congratulations to everyone who participated. The real winners are the girls who will see this anthology and be inspired by all the great pieces of writing and new characters they can look up to.

Additional props to Becky Fyfe for creating such a great contest and investing her time for a good cause.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome to the IWSG - look forward to your post next month.