$100 for 100 Words or Art
The judging for the $100 for 100 Words or Art contest is finished. Competition was tight this year, with a slew of entries touching on topics ranging from the pandemic to social justice. The quiet moments of life, especially those filled with meaning, were also frequent topics.
This year, two winners were selected for first place. As always, Sunspot does not split the prize in the case of a tie. Instead, the prize money is doubled and the full payment is made to both winners.
Congratulations to Karen Walker for her flash prose piece “Willow Widow,” the first prize selection.
Prose runner-up: Duology (poem) Kameko Lashlee Gaul
Congratulations to Alice Dillon for “In These Uncertain Times” for her artwork, which was also selected for first place.
Art runner-up: Time A Grand And Final Judge, Grow Bravely In Love (art) Church Goin Mule
Each winner receives $100 cash, publication in Volume II, Issue 3 (digital only), and the 2021 print edition due out in fall. They are also featured on the website under the Winners tab, and will be featured on two blogs with a following of over 20,000 on various social media channels.
We’d also like to call out the following works that placed as finalists. The shortlist follows the finalist list.
Cambodian Campaign I (prose poem) Ojo Taiye
Red (poem) Jacqueline Schaalje
Rescue (flash) Charlotte Wyatt
Guernica (flash) ST Brant
No Rest for The Weary (art) Kelly Anderson
Keep Those Hard Times Away (art) Benjamin Malay
Resident Light (art) Louis Staeble
Horned Dark Goddess Coming to Life (art) Amalia Galdona Broche
Tilting towards Self-Annihilation (art) George L Stein
No Rest for The Weary
Red (Caroline T)
In these uncertain times
Time a Grand and Final Judge, Grow Bravely in Love
Covid Garden 2
No Turn on Red
Keep Those Hard Times Away
Loveless Park; Roswell, New Mexico
Song of the Drowned
Can You Even Dye My Eyes to Match My Gown?
In the Heart of My Own City
The Machine Zombie Rebellion, Fox Valley Junkyard, 2020
Red (Jacqueline S)
The Couple on the Mezzanine
Thank you. No, Thank You! Excuse me, THANK YOU! OK
Family Day at The Genocide
Waking Up on Black Hole
Wash Your Hands, or Who Would Have Thought
Horned Dark Goddess Coming to Life
Stay-At-Home – Houston, April 2020
The Edge of Solitude
When Levees Break
October Walk in Tower Grove Park
Tilting towards Self-Annihilation
once it took root, the idea grew quickly
Here I Was Angry
oklahoma rose is an oxymoron here