Saturday, August 26, 2017

Annual Tanka Contest 2017

     July was not only a month of celebrating my birthday, but also a month of celebrating honors received from different contests. It started earning the name as Haiku Master of the Week, making it to the merit list of Sonic Boom's 3rd Annual Senryu Contest, then ending the month with an unexpected surprisegarnering the 1st place in the Annual Tanka Contest 2017 in Mandy's Pages. The latest award was a very wonderful surprise because I had won 1st place in 2015. I am so honored! I was the judge last year and blindly selected Debbie Strange's tanka as the first prize winner. This year as the judge, she picked my tanka. She wrote to me and say that we must be kindred spirits. I agree!

     This year the contest attracted 84 entries. I was not surprised because she had so many prizes in store for the winners.

First Prize : USD 100.00 + Books + Certificate + a tanka bag

Second Prize: USD 50 + Certificate

Third Prize: Certificate

(Cash Prizes sponsored by Mandy's Pages)

Debbie Strange donates copies of the following books:
  • Warp and Weft : Tanka Threads, Debbie Strange
  • More Grows in a Crooked Row - Tanka Conversations of Angela Leuck with 15 Poets
  • Bright Stars 1 Tanka Anthology, edited by M. Kei
Poet Pamela A. Babusci awards the first prize winner a copy of A Solitary Woman.
Blue Butterfly Bags sponsors a  tanka bag for the first prize winner. 

     Since I already have a copy of A Solitary Woman, Pamela A. Babusci gifted me this beautiful bracelet.

     I'm still eagerly waiting for my books from Debbie Strange, certificate from Mandy's Pages, and bag from Blue Butterfly Bags. :-)

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