We know you have been eager to find out the winners of the Passionate Writing, Flappers Style and What's In A Name contests, and we are THRILLED to announce that we finally have the winners! Congrats to all of the winners listed below and thank you to everyone who entered the contests. We're gearing up for a whole new bunch of fall contests, kicking off next week so keep an eye out for more ways to win cool swag!
FLAPPERS STYLE CONTEST
The grand prize winner will receive a phone call from Jillian, signed copies of Vixen and Ingénue and a copy of Thoroughly Modern Millie on DVD. Runners-up will receive copies of the DVD.
Grand Prize Winner: Retro_Chick
Runners-Up: Skulblaka87, Hallia, Lulu1922, JessF, P51tracker
PASSIONATE WRITING CONTEST
The Grand Prize winner will have their literary piece of work read by staff in the Delacorte Press editorial team and receive a personal note. First Prize winners will receive signed copies of the hardcover editions of Fallen and Torment. Runners-up will receive an ARC of Unleashed by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie.
Grand Prize Winner: Anathea
Anathea's winning sentence submission: "The country of Meridan is famous for a lot of completely unimportant things, and one thing that is actually terribly important."
First Prize Winners: Linnaly, Emerson5, Chelleyreads, RavenLH1, NadegeR, NicoleSometimes, imperfectionists, MarissaB, iheartreading, Ponygirl
Runners-Up: Serenephile, Joejonaslove14, Chen, Janells, Kaytee329
WHAT'S IN A NAME? CONTEST
The Grand Prize winner will receive a signed copy of Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay, one DVD of Romeo and Juliet (1996), and one DVD of 10 Things I Hate About You. Runner-ups will receive one signed copy of Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay.
Grand Prize Winner: CandiceJ
CandiceJ's winning Shakespeare re-telling plot: The Merchant of Venice retold in the modern world of television and internet businesses. Antonio, a wealthy multi-media consultant, borrows money from Shylock to help his friend Bassanio, a bright-eyed coder, woo the beautiful heiress Portia. Bassanio has been admiring Portia, the daughter of Silicon Valley's most powerful and recently-deceased businessman. After meeting Portia on the internet and desperately wanting be with her, Bassanio needs money to travel out to California. Enter Antonio, who takes a loan out on his next web-based TV show he is producing. Bassanio travels to California and must pass a challenge arranged by Portia's dad. The suitors choose between three different website ideas, the flashy dating site, the slick talent contest site, or the humble volunteer website. Having chosen the volunteer site, not the sites that claim the person will gain what many men desire or will get as much as he deserves, Bassanio is allowed to marry Portia. Antonio's TV show doesn't take off as fast as predicted and isn't able to repay the loans. Shylock takes Antonio to court, but a disguised Portia comes to the rescue and points out the flaws in the loan contract.
Runners-Up: Cowgirlup010, Susiebookworm