Friday, February 10, 2012

Winners Revealed!



Sa wakas! Matutuldukan na din natin ang patimpalak ng inyong lingkod sa kadahilanang i-aanunsiyo ko na ngayon ang mga nagwagi. Sabi nga ng isang kaibigang blogero, isa na ata ito sa mga patimpalak sa mundo ng blogosperyo na may pinakamahabang proseso: halos tatlong buwan ang durasyon ng paglahok at lagpas isang buwan ang itinagal ng paghahatol.

Gusto kong magpasalamat sa aking mga kaibigan at kapwa blogero na nagsilbing mga hurado ng patimpalak na ito. Ang laki ng utang na loob ko sa inyo! Alam kong hindi naging madali ang paghuhusga. Babawi talaga ako sa inyo! Salamat kay Greenpinoy, Lethalverses, Chroneicon, Traveliztera, at sa aking guest judge na si Ro Anne.

Gusto ko ding magpasalamat sa mga sumali. Sobrang overwhelmed ako sa inyong mainit na pagsuporta sa patimpalak na ito. A total of 65 entries! WOW! Maraming salamat. Saludo ako sa inyo.

Without further ado, here’s the list of winners:

10th – 6th Place
(Prize: Surprise! TBA.)


"The story's twist is a bit expected. The ability to write a fiction while maintaining the normal kanto-life is appreciated. The author could have tried something new though, not sticking to the expected tragedy (yes, one can see it coming while reading the first half of the article)."


"Great rhythm, flow and tone from beginning to end. The last paragraph stings the most where the paradigm all but fades into merely a dream. However, this failed to capture relevance to the theme, the story (like most entries) can be created on a different setting - somewhere else other than a gas station."


"If I haven't read Mariano's almost similar (but better) english post about seasons compared to his multitude of exes, I'll say this one's fresh. It failed on relevance big time though - but still a great read."


“Genius storytelling. He could have ranked higher given the immense talent showcased from start to end of the article but it lacks sufficient relevance to the theme though.”
“Lengthy but you'll be thrilled to know the ending. The author showed two scenario of real life… the one who face his problem and the one who escapes it. Protagonist is an example of a true powered individual who has the driving force to improve his life despite of misfortunes.”
  

"This gives me chill. Reminds me of my former writing coach's style. The subtle development and use of an easily distinguishable pattern creates the drama needed to deliver the final push towards reality. It still lacks valuable relevance to the theme though."

5th Place
(Prize: Singapore Shirt)


“Talented author. No metaphors: just plain, old simple personification of fuel and flame but enough to deliver the punch. Brilliant, though the impact may be too fleeting to be considered worthy of emerging as the grand winner.”


4th Place
(Prize: Singapore Shirt)


“The bombardment of thoughts makes the article boring. The talent is still displayed though, but the author is better off perfecting consistency instead of experimenting with, as I've said, ‘bombardment’.”
“The only person who can narrate the true essence of gasoline is the one who has the first hand experience of it. Literally and figuratively, this entry nailed it. And its fascinating how the author turned a negative title to a bright, hopeful and insightful story. Though this could have been a perfect entry if only pictures are toned similar to its black title.”

3rd Place
(Prize: 8GB USB Flash Memory Drive + Singapore Shirt)


“This belongs among the top of the list! The brilliant execution of the narrative, coupled with the well-placed use of pauses between each flow of the storyline captured the purpose and central theme of the story. Very very well written.”
“Powerful emphasis on the theme. Though reminds me of Parokya's 'Buloy' song.”

2nd Place
(Prize: 16GB USB Flash Memory Drive + Singapore Shirt)


“I feel like watching a documentary when I read this entry. I find this entry quite informative with well researched characters. I've never heard of that term before and it captured my interest to crave for more. Honest and truthful narration of poverty and how a person cross borders to alleviate life and be able to survive ‘the needs’ even if principle is at stake. Truly awakening. This could pass as an indie film story.”
“This author nailed it. This is one article which creates stunning images of a ‘dorobong gas driver’ against the backdrop of reality. No metaphors needed: pure, genuine relevance to the theme. It requires no intelligently chosen words - the simplicity of how it was written more than defines its own brilliance. Finally, I love how the author ended the serious post - using an alleged text message request to ‘introduce’ his contest entry.”

1st Place
(Prize: 1TB Portable Hard Drive + Singapore Shirt)


"Good poem. The article's use of metaphors, albeit common and too cliché, is well used as the paragraph progresses."
"Effective use of symbolism on how the character face ageing and how much knowledge and experience he disclose as he welcomes maturity."


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Congratulations sa lahat ng mga nanalo. Salamat sa lahat ng lumahok, nagbasa, naghusga, at nagpakita ng suporta sa aking kauna-unahang patimpalak sa blog. Mabuhay kayo!



54 comments:

  1. akalain mo'ng sumabit pa ko sa top 10 hahaha. congrats to all winners! :)

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  2. congratumalations sa mga nanalo at sumali! :)

    panu ba yan, general meeting na para mabigay nang live ng Pangulo ang prize ni diwangbughaw + meet&greet sa lahat hehe :))

    -jackster

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  3. Huwaw lumabas na din!!! Congrats sa mga nanalo!!!

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  4. napaka itektual naman ng mga comments ng ating mga hurados! Congratulations sa lahat ng sumali at winners, hindi ko man nabasa lahat congrats parin nakakatamad mag basa eh. LOL. Congtrats sa mga champions.

    And I heart my two personal choices from two smart-ass people whom I really really really admire their works.. Glentot and Zhurutang!

    Go!

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  5. Congratulations! Especially to Jeck and Glentot!! Hooray to all the winners!!! :D

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  6. congrats! andaming winners!!! wohoooo!!

    Grabe ang pagsasaad ng points ng judges. :D

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  7. congratulations to the winners! jeck and glentot, congrats! more bloggers to follow!

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  8. Congrats sa lahat!!! specially to my son AKONI.. -mommyRaz

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  9. congrats sa mga nanalo!
    lufet nman ng mga comments ng mga hurados [ASTIG]

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  10. Ang galeng-galeng naman ng comments ng mga hurado! Talagang walang burado! :)) CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  11. may magpapainom. swerte ni diwang bughaw o, kung sino man siya. congrats sa lahat mga nanalo! nomnomnom! \m/

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  12. congrats sa mga nanalo!!!!!!!meron bang another contest? kakarerin ko na talaga..lol.

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  13. Mega nosebleed ako sa comments ng mga hurado. Feeling ko nagbabasa ako ng critics sa likod ng libro. Kulang nalang lagyan ng "- New York Times" "-Reader's Digest" yung end ng comments :P

    Congrats sa nanalo! mamya basahin ko.

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  14. Congratulations sa mga nanalo. ang gagaling niyong lahat mahaba habang pagbabasa ito.

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  15. Congrats sa mga nanalo... Grabe, dugo ilong ko sa mga hurado. Congrats din sayo parekoy, successful ang iyong patimpalak :)

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  16. Congrats sa mga nanalo! Swerte ni Bughaw! Congrats ulit, lalo kay Zhurutang! \m/

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  17. Pumasok ba comment ko? Hayaan na nga, uulitin ko na lang. Haha!

    Goodluck sa mga nanalo, lalo kay Zhurutang!

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    1. sir gasdude maraming salamat po at sa mga hurado ninyo.

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  18. Congratulations to the winners.

    May mga kakilala ako. Wow.

    At sayo na din Sir GasDude, congratulations po.

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  19. Speechless na ako sa literary masterpiece ng mga author's comments. Ang lulupet to the point na parang kinailangan ko pang kumuha ng dict or bisitahin si Mr. Thesaurus at magkonsulta.

    Judging at its best! Congrats sa mga nanalo. Brilliant selection of panel of judges Mr. Gasolina.

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  20. komento palang ng mga hurado, sulit na sulit...MARAMING SALAMAT GASOLINEDUDE AT SA MGA MABIBIGAT NA HURADO.

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    1. Nice akoni... you're the one...

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    2. CONGRATS ULIT HONEY at sa mga nanalo din... -HEAVEN-

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    3. CONGRATS ULIT HONEY AKONI at sa mga nanalo din...

      -heaven-

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  21. Kuya Gasul, isang malaking pagbati sa iyo sa matagumpay mong patimpalak. Ikaw na!

    Sa mga hurado, maraming salamat sa pagbigay-pansin sa aking munting tula.

    At sa lahat, maraming salamat sa pagbati.

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  22. Yey I got a shirt! Haha thanks!!! Akala ko walang kwenta yung gawa ko among 65 entries...

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  23. wow nice... congrats sa mga nanalo :)

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  24. congrats sa mga nanalo......at ang masabi ko lang ay parang hindi sinunod kung anuman ang nasa mechanics.....pero ganun naman talaga kasi sa gobyerno nga hindi minsan sinusunod ang nasa batas......binasa ko po ang sinulat ng nanalo at sa sinulat niya maraming beses naroon ang salitang gasolina.....gayong sa mechanics ay ito ang nakasulat.....

    The word “gasoline” (or its Tagalog translation) must be mentioned in the post at least once;

    Pero hanga din ako sa mga sinulat ng nanalo.....Hindi ako kontra sa sinulat niya bilang bilang nanalo ang sa akin lang kung ano ang mechanics ay dapat iyon at kung may lumabag man ay ibang istorya na.....

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    1. Bro, nakasulat sa mechanics na kailangang mabanggit ang salitang 'gasoline' o 'gasolina' AT LEAST once. Ibig sabihin, kahit ilang beses mo ito banggitin sa iyong akda (once, twice, thrice, many times), pwede. :)

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    2. baka di nya napansin yung at least na word.....

      =)

      congrats dude sa mga nanalo (bitter mode din ako tulad ni jepoy dee)

      hihihihihihi

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    3. Natawa ako sa comment mo Arvin...Ibagsak ang pamahalaan Aquino..haha.

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  25. May mga nagsubmit kasi sa pakontest at ng mabasa ko ay isa lang ang word na gasoline o gasolina sa post....kaya ang ginawa ko sa sinulat ko ay isang word lang ng gasoline rin.....nahirapan tuloy ako,hehe.....pero ok na rin iyon.....congrats sa nanalo.....sali din ako next na pakontext mo kapag kaya ko..........

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  26. Ang kay joeyvelunta nga ng binabasa ko ay akala ko walang salitang gasolina.....nasa may hulihan pala.......naging matagumpay ang pa contest mo.....daming sumali.......tiyak ang sumali ngayon ay madadagdagan pa para sa susunod mong pa contest.....sasali uli ako pag kaya ko ang pa contest...... congrats sa mga nanalo at sa wakas may resulta na rin kung sino ang mga nanalo...........

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  27. wow! congrats sa mga winners! :)

    nagdugo na naman ang internal organs ko sa mga comments ng judges! Epic to ser gasul! :D

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  28. NICE!! Congratulations sa lahat! Currently reading all the winners' entries! :D

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  29. Congratulations! :)

    http://iifatree.blogspot.com/

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  30. Nice, congrats sa mga winners! Mabuhay! =)

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  31. Ah ok.....gumaya kasi ako sa iba na isa lang..........nagkamali ako na puwede pala kahit makailang beses banggitin.....sige until next pa contest naman.............

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  32. ah ok.....gumaya kasi ako sa iba na isa lang ang nilagay na salitang gasoline....sige until next mo naman na pa contest........congrats uli sa mga nanalo............

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  33. congrats sa nanalo. nose bleed sa critic. =D

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  34. Congratulations to everyone! Tama si Kuya Akoni na nag-aalmusal yung mga judges ng english. Tanghalian, hapunan at merienda na din. Hahaha

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  35. ang galing congrats sa mga nanalo :)

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  36. Bigatin ang comments ng mga judges! Whew! :D Congratulations sa winners! At congrats din sayo, Gasdude!

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  37. wow tunay ba ito? astigin! maraming salamats sa mga judges! (nanalo ng famas?) lol. wow astig, congrats sa lahat ng lumahok, tagumpay ka gasul!

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  38. parang gumamit ng thesaurus ang mga judges hehe o sadyang mga bibo lang talaga, congrats sa mga winners, congrats syo gasdude and more power!!

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  39. http://bradpetehoops.blogspot.com/2012/06/love-story.html Love Story kakakilig! Have a great day!

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