Monday, March 07, 2011
The votes are in. The readers have spoken.
And the winner is...
Hmmm. Well, it's a bit confusing.
I asked readers to select the entry they liked best in out recent Navigation group writing contest. I even tried to make it easier for you by choosing what I thought were the three best entries out of the twenty five submitted.
The final three were...
Buoy Crazy by Bonnie from Brooklyn.
The Graveyard of the Pacific by John from PDX.
A History of Navigation, In Verse by O Docker from O Dock.
The most common feedback was that all three entries were so good that we should call it a three-way tie. It was as if the voters in 2008 had said, "This is way too hard. Why don't we just let Barack Obama, John McCain and Ralph Nader share the presidency?" Kum Ba Yah!
Of those voters who did express a clear preference for one entry, then Bonnie's Buoy Crazy did receive the most votes.
So I hereby declare Bonnie the winner. However, just to show that I do actually care what my readers think, I have decided to award prizes of Tristan Gooley's book The Natural Navigator to all three finalists. So if John, O Docker and Bonnie want to email me your mailing addresses I will send out the prizes.
Thanks to everyone who participated. Great job!
Posted by Tillerman at 10:12 AM