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Best Worst Sentence Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Best Worst Sentence Contest Winners!
Winner: Cristi M.

“You’re handsome, kind, super funny, sweet, and friendly….but I’m in love with your brother.”

Runner Up: Emma B.

I held my grandmother’s hands as she slowly began to fade, telling her I loved her through my tears, she smiled at me sadly, and told me right before taking her last breath, “I know you do honey, but the feeling isn’t mutual.”

Thanks to everyone who entered a sentence and voted in all of the rounds!

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Championship Round – Best Worst Sentence

This is it! The Final Two! Below are our top 2 sentences vying for the championship. You can vote once. Voting will be open until January 4. The winner will be announced at our next meeting on January 5.

Final Four – Best Worst Sentence Contest!

Congrats to the sentences who made it to the next round. We have two different pairs facing off, and you can vote once for each. The winner of each pair will advance to the Championship round of voting! Final Four voting will go until December 15.

Best Worst Sentence Contest – Elite 8

Congrats to the sentences who made it to the next round. There are still four groups, and you can vote once for each group. The winner of each group will advance to the Final 4! Elite 8 voting will go until December 8.

Best Worst Sentence Contest – Terrific 12

Below are our contest entries in groups of 4. You can vote once for each group. The top two winners of each group will advance to the Elite Eight! Terrific 12 voting will go until December 1.

Best Worst Sentence Contest – Submission Deadline Extended

The contest is a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.

It was inspired by the first best worst sentence, “It was a dark and stormy night.”

Rules
Each entry must consist of a single sentence. One entry per person.
School appropriate.
Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words.
Sentences will be anonymous during voting.

Submission deadline is November 27. Email your sentences to Mrs. Emery

Below are some examples from the national contest.
We can’t let the dastards win,” said Piper Bogdonovich to her fellow gardener, Mr. Sidney Beckworth Hammerstein, as she clenched her gloved hands into gnarly, fuzzed fists, “because if I have to endure another year after which my Royal Puffin buttercups come in second place to Marsha Engelstrom’s Fainting Dove Tear Drop peonies, I will find a machine gun and leave my humanity card in the Volvo.”

Ozymandias looked upon his mighty statue and despaired, amazed that the sculptors could have gotten his nose so wrong and wishing the darned thing would just crumble into pieces and blow across the lone and level sands, but leaving his legs since they were actually rather flattering.

After weeks at sea, Captain Fetherstonhaugh and his hardy crew had at last crossed the halfway point, and he mused that the closest dry land now lay in the Americas, assuming of course that it was not raining there.

Turk strained at the controls of the Pulsar-Phased Adenoid Five Galactic Cruiser, trying desperately to pull up from an uncontrolled dive, until he suddenly remembered he was in space, and there is no up or down.

He tried to drown out her pleas for help by holding her head under the water, but it just wasn’t working – her head continuing to bob out of the water like a plastic duck or anything else that’s plastic.

Best Worst Sentence Contest

What is it?

  • This is a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels, inspired from the first best worst sentence, “It was a dark and stormy night”.
  • Watch last night’s recording or read about our contest from previous years on the blog to learn more.
  • Contest Rules:
    • Each entry must consist of a single sentence. One entry per person.
    • School appropriate.
    • Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words.
    • Sentences will be anonymous during voting.
    • Submission = 10 participation points
    • Prizes:
      • The Runner Up = 5 extra participation points
      • The Winner = 10 extra participation points

 

 

Sentence Submission Deadline is November 18th. Email me your sentences.

Bracket voting begins November 25.

 

Best Worst Sentence Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Best Worst Sentence Contest Winners!
Winner: Katie T.
When I got down on one knee, smiled into her beautiful blue eyes, and asked for her hand in marriage, she smiled back at me with the most beautiful grin she ever gave me and said… ‘No.’”

Runner Up: Emily C.
Vincent the vampire was not quite sure why he had never been accepted by his vampire friends, although he believed it had something to do with his severe blood allergy and his obsession with tanning beds.

Thanks to everyone who entered a sentence and voted in all of the rounds!

Championship Round – Best Worst Sentence

This is it! The Final Two! Below are our top 2 sentences vying for the championship. You can vote once. Voting will be open until January 3. The winner will be announced at our next meeting on January 7.

Final Four – Best Worst Sentence Contest!

We’ve narrowed it down to 4 sentences! Below are our contest entries in groups of 2. You can vote once for each group. The top winner of each group will advance to the Championship Round! Final Four voting will go until December 17.