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What are *your* goals for the new year? Think it over, write a letter and win big prizes!
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Visit "Writing Contests @ Writing.Com for this month's current official contest!

The following winners for the January 2024 running of "Dear Me: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 31 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *TrophyG* First Place - "Dearest Me"   by GERVIC 🐉 WDC Dragon Vale
         *TrophyS* Second Place - "Dear Me"   by ßlueyeʐ 💮
         *TrophyB* Third Place - "Dear Me"   by Tegs
         *RibbonB* Honorable Mention - "Time Flies"   by Annette
         *RibbonB* Honorable Mention - "Dear Me: Celebrate More in 2024!"   by 🌸 pwheeler - love joy peace


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Do you have big plans for yourself this year? Will you finally finish that story that's been haunting you for so long? Will you try your hand at a brand new genre? Do you want to read and review a certain number of items by April? Will you take that first step toward self-publishing your latest masterpiece? Set some goals and resolutions for the new year and you could win big prizes!

The task is simple: Write a letter to yourself and tell you what your goals are for 2024!

Judging Criteria:

*Bullet* Creativity: Be creative with your letter; it's to your benefit! You should be able to look back at your goals throughout the year and become instantly inspired by your own creative words of wisdom and encouragement.

*Bullet* Believability: Don't just throw your goals into a mindless list with no explanations or encouragement. Be sincere with yourself; this is you you're talking to!

*Bullet* Feasibility: Your goals should be achievable ones and to the point. Don't just tell yourself that you want to "read more" or "write more". Set some real goals with real achievable numbers and dates; give yourself something concrete to work toward!

*Bullet* Spelling/Grammar: We will absolutely be checking for spelling and grammar mistakes. If you're not one for spell checking or editing your first drafts, maybe you should add that into your letter to yourself for the new year. *Wink*

*NoteY* Your entry must be:

*Bullet* Started with "Dear Me." Since you are the recipient of the letter, it must begin with "Dear Me."
*Bullet* Based on the guidelines above.
*Bullet* Rated 18+ or lower. Graphic content is not permitted, including GC or XGC items.
*Bullet* 2,000 words or less. A word count must be included in the body of your item (top or bottom, not in the intro/header).
*Bullet* Newly written for this contest. Create your entry as a Static Item and keep it in your portfolio. Submit it using the survey form below.
*Bullet* Submitted One Time Only. You may only submit one entry, so make it a good one!
*Bullet* Edited Only Until the Deadline. Entries edited after the submission deadline may be disqualified from winning without notice.

*Dollar* The prizes are:

         First Prize
                   $100.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points!
         Second Prize
                   $50.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points!
         Third Prize
                   $25.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points!

The submission deadline is: 11:59 pm EST, January 31, 2024

Results will be posted on or around: February 21, 2024

*NoteR* Paid Membership Required. In order to be eligible to win this contest, each contestant must have a paid membership (Basic and above). Paid membership expiration dates must fall after the end of the contest round. You may need to renew your membership to be eligible. The free Premium membership trial does not count as a paid membership and does not meet the requirements for eligibility.

Judges for this month are:

                   Carol St.Ann

Each judge will submit a scoring for qualifying entries to the contest. In the event a judge can not complete the judging, their scores will not be used, and at our discretion, a judging substitution may be used. In the event of a tie, staff will render the tie-breaking decision.

Questions regarding the contest should be emailed to: Jeff

Good Luck!

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