What a month it was…
Thank you to all who participated, filled out forms, and shared their stories. More than any other year, we needed stories.
Thank you to the publishers and donors who have contributed prizes. Please be patient with prize delivery this year, as many companies have paused shipping from their warehouses.
The 2020 prize winners are:
The Welcome Wagon Second Edition
Our Welcome Wagon volunteers are critical people in the annual SOLSC, and we wish we could give every one of them a prize! We had some Welcome Wagon winners at the beginning of March. To express our appreciation of this group, we have another round of prizes for them sponsored by Scholastic. The five additional winners are:
- Fran McVeigh
- Trina Bartel
- Adrienne Gillespie
- Tammy Breitweiser
- Anita Ferreri
The Newcomer Prize
The following newcomers filled out the form and are receiving prizes from Corwin Press. Welcome to SOLSC! We hope you’ll be back in 2021.
- Jill Bless
- Carol Clark
- Chrissy Garrison
- Melanie White
- Rebecca Atwood
- Mari Miyagi
- Eva Kaplan
- Megan McCormick
- Donetta Norris
The Latecomer Prize
This year, we welcomed a few people into the Challenge in the middle month. Extraordinary circumstances led to some rule breaking! Thank you to Katie Egan Cunningham for providing a copy of Start With Joy for a latecoming slicer. The winner of this prize is Beth Hopkins.
The Returner Prize
We have prizes for returning slicers. The following people will receive a gift card, donated by Kris Nystrom of the Connecticut Chapter’s Council of Teachers of English:
- Stephanie Meir
- Joyous Link
- Lisa Goldman
- Heather Onderick
- Sarah Valter
- Susan Kennedy
The Oak Prize
The Oak Prize is for slicers who have joined the challenge for five years. Thank you to Cinco Puntos Press and congratulations to the three winners:
- Suzanne Scannell
- Rita DeCarne
- Vickie Wright
The Decade Prize
Jodi Mahoney is the winner of the Decade Prize, sponsored by Laurence King. She has been slicing for ten years!
The Bakers’ Dozen Prize
This is the thirteenth year of the Challenge, and Kevin Hodgson has been with us ALL of those years. He is the winner of any signed book by Kate Roberts.
The Classic Prizes
We have several prizes for people who have been slicing for any number of years, writing and commenting every day.
Teach Write has donated one month Time to Write Online Writing Workshop to three Slicers. The winners are:
- Shannon Taggert
- Peg Bruno
- Donnetta Norris
The winners are:
- Joy Bakken
- Juliette Awua-Kyerematen
Erika Victor, a member of our community, is donating a few of her favorite things, including a collection of pens and teas. The winner of Erika’s prize is Maureen Ingram.
Another one of our community members, Carrie Hepburn, is donating a Tree of Life Writing Journal to a slicer. The winner of Carrie’s prize is Emily Culbertson.
Speaking of Emily (and know that the selections were made with a random number generator), many thanks to Emily Culbertson who is donating the Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a notebook, and two packs of InkJoy pens. The winner of Emily’s prize is Mark McTeague.
The Spirit of the Challenge Prize
And finally… drumroll please… we have the Spirit of the Challenge Prize. Several people were nominated for this prize, and every one of the nominations embodies the spirit of this challenge through their slices, their comments, and their overall welcoming and mentoring spirit.
A huge thank you to the Highlights Foundation! They are providing $1,000 toward a qualifying workshop or Unworkshop. If you ever have a chance to experience a workshop, take it!
The winner of the Spirit of the Challenge is Fran Haley. If you don’t know Fran, please join us on Tuesdays or in 2021 so you can read her beautiful posts and receive some of her soul-warming comments.
And that’s a wrap on the prizes for the memorable 2020 Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thank you to sponsors and congratulations to winners.
I am the Writing and Social Studies Coordinator in Simsbury, CT, and I love what I do. I get to write and inspire others to write! Additionally, I am the mom to four fabulous daughters and the wife of a great husband.