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It’s official. 2012 was the last year of the Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story contest/fundraiser.

Please don’t submit any entries in 2013 (or later). We will return them unopened. This official web site http://clarklibraryfriends.com will remain active for the next year. All the winners are listed here.

We would like to thank each and every one of you who entered. The quality of your stories was very good, and the ones that went through to the final judging were excellent. Thanks also to Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Both organizations were generous about publicizing our contest and we received many entries from their ranks. However, most of our entries came from the writing contest sites and we want to thank every one of them. And not least, thank you regional writing groups across the United States.

Finally, thanks to our final level judges Sue Smith and Erin Pringle and Sabina Murray (first year).

 


The winners of the 2012 Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story contest and fundraiser are:

First place--Tyler Miller, Cheney, WA.
Second place--Natalie Romero, Corona, CA.
Third place--Julia Patt, Chestertown, MD.


Fourth place winner was Rowan Cornell-Brown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Fifth place winner Scott Richburg, Wetumpka, AL.
Sixth place winner Geoffrey Brough, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.
Seventh place winner Emerson Mayes, Fisherwick, Lichfield, England.
Eighth place winner John J. Tomashek, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Ninth place winner Tammy Francis, Lockhart, TX.
Tenth place winner Letizia Martin, San Diego, CA.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Michael Madigan, Arvada, CO.
Martin Miron, Naples, FL.
Karen Leiby Belli, Doylestown, PA.

The winners of the Junior 2012 Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story contest and fundraiser are:

First place--Ariel Elliott, Meridian, MS.
Second place--Robert Van Aartsen, Farmington Hills, MI.
Third place--Calamity Rose Jung-Allen, Philadelphia, PA.
Fourth place--Clara Francis and Maddie Welvaert, Lockhart, TX.

HONORABLE MENTION
Samuel Kinchion, Lockhart, TX.

Courthouse on the Square in Lockhart, Photo by: Roxanne Rix

Historic Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Photo by: Roxanne Rix

STDOOU Logo by: Molly Humphrey

   

Previous Years' Winners:

2011 WINNERS

First place--Clint Smith of Indianapolis, IN
Second place--Kou Nelson of Concord, CA
Third place--Tamara Cuthrell of Highland Village, TX

Fourth place winner was Sara Lusignan of Coventry, RI
Fifth place winners were Jessica Reisman and Steven Utley of Austin,TX and Smyrna, TN respectively (collaboration)
Sixth place winner was Monique Hayes of Fort Washington, Maryland
Seventh place winner was Alex King of Sistersville, WV
Eighth place winner was Robert Finlay of Coral Gables, FL
Ninth place winner was Michael E. Gaston of Gatesville, TX
Tenth place winner was Jessica L. Toman of Corpus Christi, TX
Eleventh place winner was Nicola Studd of Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
Twelfth place winner was Kenneth Israel of Green Bay, WI
Thirteenth place winner was Tammy Francis of Lockhart, TX
Fourteenth place winner was Phyllis Rudin of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fifteenth place winner was Pepper Hume of Spring, TX
and honorable mentions went to Vincent H. O'Neil of Cranston, RI and to Marie Gerules of Overland Park, KS

First place prize was $1000.00 and a trophy. Second place prize was $500.00 and a ribbon. Third place prize was $250.00 and a ribbon. Fourth through fifteenth prizes were ribbons.

The Junior Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story writing contest winners are as follows.

First place winner-- Diane Ward (MS)
Second place winner--Zoe Darazsdi (PA)
Third place winner-- Oliva Fleming (VA)

First place was $250.00 and a trophy. All other prizes were ribbons.

Fourth place went to David Mateyka (IL)
Fifth place went to Shelly Crouch (TX)
Sixth place went to Bonnie Cole (TX)
and honorable mentions went to Keely Brown (TX), Sally Osth (TX), and Caroline Halpin (GA)

The judges of the Scare The Dickens Out of Us and Junior STDOOU congratulate the winners and thank all the entrants for their participation. The money collected from entry fees went to the Friends of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library for library programs.

 

2010 WINNERS

First place--Karen Katchur of Bethlehem, PA.
Second place--Steven Utley of Smyrna, TN.
Third place--Patricia A. Peirson of Winnetka, CA.

In order, places Four through Fifteen were:

John Ankers of Liverpool, UK; Trace Riles of Ontario, Canada; Karen S. Swensson, Chris Lovett and Sharon Lyle of Georgetown, TX; Valerie Whisenand of Glencoe, AR; Tyler Miller of Cheney, WA; Jaclyn S. Miller of Mishawaka, IN; Carl Jonsgma of South Australia; Steven Dake of Jackson, Michigan; Bill Goodwin of Hill City, Kansas; Winona Howe of Riverside, CA; Aaron Peterson of Santa Rosa, CA; and A.F. Schwier of Marble Falls, TX.

First place prize was $1000.00 and a trophy. Second place prize was $500.00 and a ribbon. Third place prize was $250.00 and a ribbon. Fourth through fifteenth prizes were ribbons.

The Junior Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story writing contest winners are as follows.

First place winner-- Jerico Espinas of Oshawa in Ontario, Canada.
Second place winner--Jonathan Kim of Allen, Texas.
Third place winner--Rachel Reimer of Manitoba, Canada.

First place was $250.00 and a trophy. All other prizes were ribbons.

Fourth through Tenth place winners were M. Shale Carey of Westminister, MA; Megan Stevens of Remus, MI; Alexa Smith of Round Rock, TX; Thomas Young of Edmond, OK; Shelly Crouch of Woodville, TX; Joe Duncko of Canfield, OH; and Peter Brand of Rochester, NY.

 

2009 WINNERS


First place-- Jon L. Gillum of Red Rock, Texas ($500.00 and a trophy)
Second place-- Gary W. Brandt of Round Rock, Texas ($250.00 and a ribbon)
Third place-- Monique Hayes of Fort Washington, Maryland ($150.00 and a ribbon)
Caldwell County winner Robyn Gammill ($100.00 and a trophy)
Fourth place-- Michelle Homan of Big Spring, Texas (ribbon)
Fifth place-- Julian G. Martin of Austin, Texas (ribbon)
Honorable Mention-- Miriam King of Kingwood, Texas (ribbon)


We congratulate all of our 2009 winners and all of the other entrants as well. The top winners were formally announced Saturday night December 5, 2009 at the Dickens Christmas in Lockhart festival.


NOTICE: The 2012 Scare The Dickens Out of Us and Junior STDOOU ghost story contests will be the final contests in this series. We appreciate everyone who entered and everyone who helped promote it.

Roxanne Rix and Gretchen Rix, Scare The Dickens Out of Us.

 

 

Questions about this contest? Please contact the contest coordinators by email - click here.

 
 

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