Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Richmond Young Writers need your help!

Friends! Share this with everyone you know and make MAGIC HAPPEN over the next three days!
Richmond Young Writers is thrilled to be competing in the i.e. Start-Up Competition; getting voted into the finals will give them a shot at the whopping $10,000 prize and the securing of a new permanent home for their creative writing programs, special events and other sparkly wonderment. But they need YOU to get us there!


The three-day voting period is from 9am May 30th through 11pm June 1st. You can vote once every 24 hours, so vote THREE TIMES (please and thank you!)

Be sure to check out the sweet promo video here on YouTube - it's set to a beautiful soundtrack by Charlottesville musician Wes Swing.

If you've got a mailing list, work group or list of personal contacts with whom you'd be willing to share this, Richmond Young Writers would be eternally grateful. Forward away! UPDATE: Your support was overwhelming and SO exciting yesterday!  Unfortunately, the volume of voter traffic overwhelmed i.e.'s server, and some contestants weren't able to get votes until the afternoon, so it's been suspended for now. Here's what i.e. sent out: "But rest assured, we are working to correct the issue, suspend voting and re-launch the online voting period. In this way, we’ll level the playing field and give everyone a chance. It’s not ideal, but I think we can all agree that it’s the fairest, most community-minded solution. So, for now, consider the online voting suspended.  We are solving the technical issues and will be up and running again soon!  We will give contestants and the public at large plenty of notice before we relaunch the online voting (in the next few days!) so that everyone will know when to visit our website again to vote for his or her favorite contestant!  And, we’ll be ready to accommodate the amazingly HUGE community response!!" We'll let you know when it's back up.

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