Many thanks to the 180 writers who entered our contest and to Judge Adam Kluger who created the art prompt and volunteered his time to select three prizewinners.
First Prize—The Lion’s Tooth by Nell Jenda
Second Prize—A Night With Old Friends by Chris Espenshade
Third Prize—Infinite Morning by Alyson Hilbourne
Judge: Adam Kluger
Theme: Art Prompt
A quick note to thank you so much for participating in the Art Prompt Writing Contest.
It is such an honor to have so many talented writers participate.
In my opinion there are 180 winners. Each entry I’ve had the pleasure to read is making its own very strong argument for recognition. But contests being what they are, only three of you will win prizes.
So what was actually going on in the painting? In case you are curious—the painting shows a writer sitting by himself in deep thought at a diner (The New Amity Diner in NYC) with a red-nosed waiter named Frankie stationed behind him. The painting was rendered in charcoal pencil with pastels and some water-color mixed in to create a grainy feel. On the ceiling is a old fashioned fan emitting some yellow light. That’s it.
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