So the response to this invitation was kind of overwhelming. There was a lot for me to wade through. So in the spirit of drawing this out — as I believe it usually goes for these things — let me start with my own example. We will then move to a number of honorable mentions. And then, in a little change from what I announced initially, I added a third and second place. These folks will each get $25 credit at Canon. Then last, down at the bottom, you can find out who the $50 winnah is.
Sorry I didn’t have time to go back through and pull all the names for the entries. There were a lot of you. You know who you are, and the honorable mentions can take a bow in the comments if you like. Nobody will think less of you. Well, actually, given what sometimes happens in my comments section, maybe somebody will think less of you. But fret not, as the Bible sometimes says. The worst that could happen to you is a hit piece on NPR.
If you are the third, second or first place winner, please email me at email@example.com and give me your name and contact info. I will arrange for the appropriate amount of credit for you at Canon Press by Monday afternoon.
Here is mine: