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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 03:13 am
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The following is the forum Chat Script of the Halloween Lyric Contest Winner Announcement from 11/07/08, 8PM Pacific Time
 

Announcement:
 

Good evening everybody and welcome to The Songwriters Forum Halloween Lyric Song Contest results announcement.
 

For any of you that should get interrupted or lose connection, this chat script in its entirety will be posted in the Contest forum where it can be read.
 

First let me say a big thank you to everyone who entered the competition. 
 

We had 14 entries this year, and I think that’s a record!
  

The enthusiasm and support for these contests is another indication of how strong the TSF community is. 


Competition was, as expected, fierce. 
 

There were dark and spooky stories, childhood reminiscences, kids with cotton candy, macabre comedy and even a ghostly romance. 
 

As judges, you made our job difficult, and we appreciate that!

 

The entries were judged on lyric quality (50%), commercial viability (25%) and musical viability (25%). 
 

Whilst this was a lyric only competition, the objective was to pick the song with the greatest professional potential 


No single entry dominated across all categories. It was a close race. 


But a winner did emerge, and I know you are all keen to hear who it is. 


And so 


Without further ado 


The winning songwriter
  

and song  


of The Songwriters Forum, 2008 Halloween Lyrics Song Contest  

is:
 

Karen Brown (Phoenixx) for her entry   “Devil's Bend”
 

Congratulations to Karen!  Mike will be in touch shortly regarding your prize, the studio demo recording and certificate.
 

And thank you to everyone who participated in making this a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying competition 


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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 06:13 am
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Wow Karen, this is so great.  I am really proud for you.  Sorry, I missed the chat room announcement, but to tell you the absolute truth, I had such a hard day a work yesterday, I completely forgot about it.  (I work in a gift store and IT IS getting close to hectic time for Christmas shopping.  At least my boss hopes it gets hectic) lol.  But again, great job, and congratulations also to everyone else who competed.  There were a lot of worthy entries and it was a fun contest.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 08:36 am
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Sorry I had to miss the chat as well, but by the time it's 8pm where you all are, I'm long asleep. :D

Karen, congratulations for your win. It's well deserved with that tremendously strong, tight lyric. Good job!;)

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 12:35 pm
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Congratulations, Karen!!!

You had a good entry and I am very happy for you!!! Sorry you missed the chat room announcement though...it was the wildest thing I have ever seen!!! But, the whole entire proccess of this Halloween contest has just been one big barrel of fun for me and I hope for you and the others as well.  And to all who entered I would like to say... you did a splendid job on each and every one of your entries and I congratulate you as well! 

Karen, we look forward to the finished product... and again congratulations, girl!!!!

 



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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 01:07 pm
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Congrats Karen :D well done....I wish I could've stayed and chat with everybody first time everybody was all together and I like to talk....Dave...lol



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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 02:01 pm
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Congratulations Karen !!!!!!

YEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWW !!!!!!


I (like some others) was not there for the announcement
but I'd like to say it was a tough comp, all the entries were
good. I don't envy the judges at all.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 06:47 pm
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:clappingface:clappingface:clappingface:clappingface

To All the contestants.........:Thumbs

Great competition.........which some may not have even ventured if not for SundownSam...............:bigsmile




GREAT JOB KAREN!!!.................:worthyface:danceface:bigsmile

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 08:58 pm
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:ThumbsCongratulations ,and you GO!!!! Girl ,great lyric and story / Barbara

:clappingfaceAre you kidding I`m in bed by 8  or 9 ,but Iwoke up around 11:30 and checked in and saw you won!

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2008 01:23 am
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Congrats Karen! Great job! :clappingface

I look forward to hearing the recording.

...And to all other contestants...Great work!

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Thanks, y'all! I'm sorry I missed chat, but, like Roy, I've been swamped at work. Knowing I'm going out of town next weekend for a week, they gave me a big marketing project that has to be done before Thanksgiving! I was completely shocked when I got Mike's PM; there was just so much talent in that contest! I hope y'all know how much I appreciate this group and how supportive everyone is! You can probably tell I'm grinnin' like a fool...I can't seem to type in anything except !!! lol Thanks.

Had to come back in and make sure it hadn't been a mistake! lol What an incredible day. Went on an Angel Ride, followed by a concert by Gary Allan, then came home to find this! Dang!

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Congratulations on your win!!! Stiff competition and I wouldn't want to be a judge. Looking forward to the finished Demo!



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So sorry I could not congratulate you sooner!!!!  That is so terrific Karen, and I'm excited to hear your song, it is going to be great!  The reason I have not been online is because my monitor went out and so I can't use my computer.  Looks like it is my turn for computer problems.  Comp_Trash2:



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 Posted: Thu Nov 13th, 2008 10:06 pm
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Thanks, y'all! I almost missed your posts! I appreciate it. Brenda, I can relate to having computer problems. I hope yours is up and running 100% soon!



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Winning song is currently being recorded and will be available around December 15th.

Congrats.

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