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We Have a Winner! 2019-2020 SoCS Badge Edition


First, one last huge thank you to Pamela for our lovely, leafy badge of the past fourteen months!

SoCS badge by Pamela

Much appreciation, Pamela!

And now …

The race was close, the contestants neck-and-neck most of the day. It was a nail-biter, all right. Then, in the evening (my time) a few badges shot ahead. I gasped–who was going to win?

Yeah, I’m stalling.

Okay, counting down. Here we go.

Oh, wait. First, I should explain that there were two ties, one for 4th place, and one for 5th place. So last place is actually 8th.

So here we go.

For real.

In 8th place, we have Janet, with Rocktober! I loved your badge, but I’m afraid you were just ahead of your time with the symbolic stream of light. Best of luck next time!

In 7th place …

Keep in mind, these were all very close. Like, within one vote of each other!

In 7th place, Wendy, with Signpost!

Coming in 6th, we had Willow’s Waterfall!

Tied for 5th, Pensitivity, with Canoe, and Jill, with Flowers! They ran a close race all day.

In 4th place, we have another tie between Paula, with Pets, and Fandango, with Geese! Seems the animals stuck together this time around.

Now, for 3rd place …

By the way, if anyone wants to know exactly how many votes there were on which badge, I’ll be happy to e-mail you with a screenshot of the poll. Just contact me at

Where was I?

Oh yeah, third place.

The bronze medal goes to none other than JoAnna, with Babbling brook! Congratulations, JoAnna!

That brings us down to our first and second place contestants. Who could they be?

Should I write another post?

Nah, I’ve made you wait long enough.

The honour of second place goes to

Barbara, with Notebook! Congratulations on your silver medal-winning badge, Barbara!

Which means, our new 2019-2020 SoCS badge was designed by Shelley, with Drops of water!

Thank you so much, Shelley, for your beautiful design. And congratulations!!


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

56 thoughts on “We Have a Winner! 2019-2020 SoCS Badge Edition

  1. Gorgeous new badge!

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  2. How lovely, Shelley! I’ll enjoy seeing this dewdrop photo all year long. 🙂

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  3. Congrats to all who participated and to Shelley

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  4. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:
    Thanks to everyone for voting for my entry. I didn’t win but came joint 5th, so was well pleased with that. A worthy winner though.
    Well done everyone.

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  5. Congratulations everyone! They were all wonderful! I have to admit to being torn between the first and second choice. What actually bent my choice was the hope the journal would kick my writing self’s butt. But I’m glad nature won over my guilt. Well done!

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  6. All the badges are gorgeous. Congratulations to everyone who participated.

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  7. Congratulations, Shelley. It really is a beautiful image. I’ll enjoy looking at those lovely drops every Saturday.

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  8. Congratulations Shelley. Well deserved winner

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  9. An excellent choice! Congratulations Shelley.

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  11. Beautiful badge. Congratulations to all .

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  12. Congrats to all the participants.

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  13. How nice to be rewarded for something one both loves doing and does so well! Good for you, S!

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  14. Beautiful new badge!♥️

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  15. Gorgeous photo, Shelley! I’ll love using it for the badge. ❤️

    Congrats to all ~ fab entries!

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  17. Congratulations Shelley lovely photo 💜

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  18. Yay for Shelley’s winning design! Congratulations! 🙂

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  19. It was a great race filled with such fun entries to choose from. I kept reading and reading and reading and thinking maybe I was tossed outta the race, and then at the end read that I won. I’m so thankful for all the votes. Thank you, everyone!!

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  20. Congratulations Shelley!

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  21. Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    Well done Shelly💜💜💜

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  22. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! So many great choices. Will use Shelley’s new badge tomorrow, if I manage SoCS. I’ve had to miss some weeks lately…

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  23. Well done everyone, I am glad that Shelly’s badge won, it got my vote….and if I didn’t win, well well at least the badge I voted for did. 😜

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  24. Awesome. Congrats to Shelley.

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  25. Woo hoo! Congrats Shelley! Excited to use the new badge tomorrow.

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