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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote redhart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2019 at 6:17am
Originally posted by Alex Grey Alex Grey wrote:

For those who we were in this thread earlier, you'll know that I was not worried about the short story competition results because I was preoccupied by anticipating the results of my five entries into the World Marmalade Awards!

I'm please to report my best marmalade results ever with one (seville with peated heather whisky) winning a gold award (20/20 against the marmalade standards) and the other four won silver awards (two scoring 19/20 and two scoring 18/20).

Although the gold award entry was in the top 50 jars in a competition of over 3,000 I am still ambitious to get top 20 place i.e. winning best in category (against other gold award winners) - it's hard to find that elusive X factor which takes a perfect 20/20 marmalade to an exceptional one.

Anyway,now that those results are in I can start fretting about the results of the short story competition :-D

If only my writing was as good as my marmalade!

Congratulations! Fabulous results, I’m sure your writing will be similarly rewarded. Clap
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Originally posted by Alex Grey Alex Grey wrote:

For those who we were in this thread earlier, you'll know that I was not worried about the short story competition results because I was preoccupied by anticipating the results of my five entries into the World Marmalade Awards!

I'm please to report my best marmalade results ever with one (seville with peated heather whisky) winning a gold award (20/20 against the marmalade standards) and the other four won silver awards (two scoring 19/20 and two scoring 18/20).

Although the gold award entry was in the top 50 jars in a competition of over 3,000 I am still ambitious to get top 20 place i.e. winning best in category (against other gold award winners) - it's hard to find that elusive X factor which takes a perfect 20/20 marmalade to an exceptional one.

Anyway,now that those results are in I can start fretting about the results of the short story competition :-D

If only my writing was as good as my marmalade!


This is seriously amazing.  Top fifty worldwide?  The people you can meet on these boards is mind-boggling.
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Originally posted by Alex Grey Alex Grey wrote:


Although the gold award entry was in the top 50 jars in a competition of over 3,000 I am still ambitious to get top 20 place i.e. winning best in category (against other gold award winners) - it's hard to find that elusive X factor which takes a perfect 20/20 marmalade to an exceptional one.

Anyway,now that those results are in I can start fretting about the results of the short story competition :-D

If only my writing was as good as my marmalade!


Piling on here to offer congratulations Alex! I was am unfamiliar with Marmalade and so will go investigate, but doing a happy dance for you and your accomplishments! Sounds like you really nailed this thing! Congrats!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Jhill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2019 at 10:10am
Originally posted by Alex Grey Alex Grey wrote:

For those who we were in this thread earlier, you'll know that I was not worried about the short story competition results because I was preoccupied by anticipating the results of my five entries into the World Marmalade Awards!

I'm please to report my best marmalade results ever with one (seville with peated heather whisky) winning a gold award (20/20 against the marmalade standards) and the other four won silver awards (two scoring 19/20 and two scoring 18/20).

Although the gold award entry was in the top 50 jars in a competition of over 3,000 I am still ambitious to get top 20 place i.e. winning best in category (against other gold award winners) - it's hard to find that elusive X factor which takes a perfect 20/20 marmalade to an exceptional one.

Anyway,now that those results are in I can start fretting about the results of the short story competition :-D

If only my writing was as good as my marmalade!

This sounds like a huge accomplishment. Congratulations! 
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With the round 2 due next weekend, does anybody know when we'd expect to start seeing results/feedback? Particularly based off previous years?
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Originally posted by sootfoot5 sootfoot5 wrote:

Writing is hard. But losing is harder.  So I just forget about it and write something else.  Like this post.  


I like what Nelson Mandela said:
Quote I never lose. Either I win or I learn.

I am learning so much! ;)
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Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

With the round 2 due next weekend, does anybody know when we'd expect to start seeing results/feedback? Particularly based off previous years?

The email said by 11.59pm New York time on 2 April. 
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Thanks, I had a memory of a firm line, but couldn't remember if I'd imagined it or where I'd seen it.
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Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

Thanks, I had a memory of a firm line, but couldn't remember if I'd imagined it or where I'd seen it.
I'd forgotten it was next week so checked last night :) 
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Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

Originally posted by Seacore Seacore wrote:

Thanks, I had a memory of a firm line, but couldn't remember if I'd imagined it or where I'd seen it.

I'd forgotten it was next week so checked last night :) 


I wouldn't hold your breath. They are already over a week late with the Short Screenplay final results! Perhaps that's because it is a final and the judges' energies need to be focussed on Short Story as folks will need to know before Round 2. Nevertheless, I am very disappointed and think they've bitten off more than they can chew. Tsk tsk...…(adopts disappointed teacher/Mum face) !!!

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