I had meant to make this post sooner. This post is partially in reference to the Tomie dePaola award (or at least the award sparked the idea), but mostly to address contests in general. It's been a while since the Tomie award has been announced so this post is a bit late that way. It may be for the best, because I think by now the sting of losing is getting easier for those who didn't win. This is not a post for me to complain about losing. Judging a contest is really hard, so I hope you will all respect Tomie in not bashing him or his award. I respect the decisions he made. Any comments that attack the Tomie dePaola award, Tomie dePaola or any other contest (or judge) will be immediately removed by me.
I keep forgetting to post my entry to the Tomie dePaola contest, so here it is: