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Eighth Annual Christmas Contest Winners Announced

December 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Contests, Monthly Articles, Newsletters


Christmas 2013
We have just concluded the JournEzine’s Eighth Annual Christmas Competition.  We’re honored to announce the winners of this year’s contest.  The top scoring entries are as follows:
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First Place:
The Star is Gone by Marita Thelander
$50.00 Cash Prize

Second Place:
In Thy Dark Street Shineth by Kenneth Bridge
$35.00 Cash Prize

Third Place:
Ellie’s Very Special Christmas Gift by Sherri Woodbridge
$15.00 Cash Prize

 Honorable Mentions
Sarah’s Everlasting Gift by Lucy Cortese
The Plan of the Ages by Kevin Ingram
Magnificat by Kenneth W. Bridge
The Purpose Revealsed by Julie Cosgrove
A Baby Changes Things by Sherri Woodbridge
The Mission by Sherri Woodbridge
Back Seat Treaty Enforcement by Glenn Hascall           

This year’s theme was a little different and perhaps a challenge in itself. We were very excited to read how the authors dealt with the topic — some were very clearly tied to it while others remotely alluded to it.  Either way, the expression of the theme through the talented pen of the participating authors was a delight and very inspiring!  


We trust you will enjoy our free gift to you this Christmas.  We have provided a downloadable PDF file of all entries believing you will be blessed and reminded of the precious Gift who happens to be the Reason for the season!  


While every author has a different perspective and approach to the topic, each story offers inspiration that promises to encourage you as you open your heart to such a powerful message of the birth of Jesus Christ “According to the Plan”.   


Congratulations to ALL authors for a job well done!  And, thank you to ALL our readers for taking the time to meditate on the Plan of God for all mankind while reading the stories.

God bless you this Christmas season!

JournEzine Staff
2013 Contest Judges
Participating Authors


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