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After much deliberation, reading, rereading, and judging we finally have our winners for the Everfree Northwest Scribblefest 2017!

I want to first congratulate all of you who submitted your hard written stories!  We had a field of 36 contestants, and that’s amazing!  Thank you so much for all your hard work that you do!  Now, without further ado, our finalist and their respective categories!

Twilight Sparkle Award

Ebon Quill with “Slouching Towards Canterlot”

Twilight was a tough fight, and it got down to the wire in the end between the final four stories!  Excellent job, Ebon Quill, writing a story that showed you did the research and made sure everything was picture perfect!  Just like Twilight herself would love!

Rarity Award

Loganberry with “The Book of Ended Lives”

This story was gorgeous, and it was a clean sweep with all 6 judges voting for it.  Both pieces in this category had beautiful, flowing prose, but ultimately the gorgeous flair that Loganberry had for his piece won him the prize!  Beautifully written, Loganberry!  

Rainbow Dash Award

Novel-Idea with “The Cycle of Flame”

To win in this category, the story had to be 200% cooler than all the rest, and Novel-Idea’s piece swept this category with all 6 finalists voting for it.  It was a tough decision, but his ability to write action, turmoil, and involve a side of Philomena that we don’t see in the show made for an amazing piece of fiction.  Way to be awesome, Novel-Idea!

Pinkie Pie Award

Posh with “The Next Best Thing”

We wanted to have a funny, snickering, hilarious story to win this category.  Posh actually manage to make us smile in this one as well.  His piece was equal parts funny, heartwarming, and sarcastic, just like we’d expect if Diamond Tiara were interacting with Spike and Starlight Glimmer.  Posh, you were nominated in 4 categories, and we all loved your story by degrees!  Excellent work!

Applejack Award

Apple Bottoms with “Nihtmer Niht”

The Applejack Award was one of the most contested categories we had for judging.  Ultimately, Nihtmer Niht ended up winning out in the end for being very true to the show.  The theme showed strongly throughout the story, and we loved the Aesop at the end, which really made this story win.  Hard work paid off in the end, didn’t it, Apple Bottoms?

Fluttershy Award

The Hat Man with “Freedom Flourishes”

The Fluttershy award has to be my personal favourite category, because I love heartwarming stories.  This story made all of us tear up at the end.  The Hat Man expertly blended past with present through a series of flashbacks in this heartwarming tail, that took all of the judges by surprise.  Freedom Flourishes was an extremely touching piece, The Hat Man.  Fluttershy would be proud.

#1 · 5d, 2h ago · · ·

I wish I could go to Everfree NW but I live in North Carolina.

#2 · 5d, 1h ago · 1 · ·

Thanks for the nod, guys! It means a lot!

#3 · 5d, 1h ago · 1 · ·

And congratulations to the other winners!

#4 · 5d, 1h ago · 2 · ·

Huzzah! And thank you for the very kind words. I'm very pleased the judges enjoyed it.

I guess the third time's the charm! :yay:

#5 · 5d, 1h ago · 2 · ·

Awesome! Great to be a part of this :twilightsmile:

Congrats to the winners!

#6 · 5d, 1h ago · 10 · ·

Posh, you were nominated in 4 categories, and we all loved your story by degrees!  Excellent work!

You shouldn't have told me this. I am going to be completely insufferable for the rest of the year now. To everyone. Over everything. I'm going to print business cards with "Poshy-Woshy: Professional Horse-Words Smile-Causer" and distribute them at my local grocer. I'm going to make T-shirts with my face depicted in diamonds (or rhinestones, whichever's cheaper) in seven different colors, and wear a different one every day of the week. I'm going to go to a steakhouse, order the most expensive thing on the menu, and when the waiter arrives with the check, I'm just going to chuckle smugly, look him in the eye, and say "son, do you have any idea who you're talking to right now?"

Then I'm going to give him a business card.

I imagine the rest of the week will be spent washing dishes, but hell, it'll be worth it. Probably.

Thank you so much; I'm honored and humbled, and glad that I brought some laughter to you all.

#7 · 5d, 1h ago · 2 · ·

Congratulations to all of the winners! You did an excellent job.

I wish I had been able to participate in such a momentous contest such as this, but alas, the stars did not align up to allow me for the occasion. I will keep my eyes posted for another opportunity in the future.

Again, you all did great, and thanks for sharing such beautiful pieces of work for the public to enjoy. :yay:

#8 · 5d, 1h ago · 1 · ·

So when do we get a folder to view all the contenders?

#9 · 5d, 1h ago · 5 · ·

>>4502630 Congress actually eliminated the Scribblefest 2017 folder from this year's fiscal budget. :/

But you can find a list of entrants here.

Official EFNW
#10 · 5d, 40m ago · 2 · ·
#11 · 4d, 21h ago · 2 · ·

Woo hoo, I'm so proud to be chosen as a winner! :pinkiehappy: Thank you very much to all of the judges for their hard work, those were a LOT of fics to wade through and compare!! :pinkiegasp: I'm so excited to win again, I love this contest! Congratulations to everyone else who won as well, and to everyone who entered!! The only story that truly has failed is the one that you don't write, so keep writing, my friends! :heart:

#12 · 4d, 20h ago · 2 · ·


I meant to just have one in the Everfree group

#13 · 4d, 19h ago · 2 · ·

Congratulations to everypony who participated! I just hope all had a wonderful time!

#14 · 4d, 19h ago · 3 · ·

Gosh. Wow. Um. Hmm, I see any gift I may have for flowing prose has deserted me for the moment. :raritydespair: But seriously, thank you so much! Congratulations to all the other winners, and to everyone who was involved in this contest. It's been very good fun. :twilightsmile:

#15 · 4d, 17h ago · 2 · ·

This was a blast writing for this endeavor and everyone who participated should be glad. But above all the writers up above sure are a great batch. :twilightsmile:

#16 · 4d, 14h ago · 3 · ·

Congratulations to all the winners!  :)

#17 · 3d, 23h ago · 3 · ·

Congrats to the winners! I had a wonderful time participating in this, and I hope to do it again next year! :twilightsmile:

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