The 2016 Basket of Cheer Contest: 4 Categories, 4 Winners

The 2016 Basket of Cheer Contest: 4 Categories, 4 Winners

We have our finalists!

This 2016, we launched a special contest for Seton high school students; a basket of cheer contest with four categories, and we’re excited to showcase our four finalists! You can read their entries in the winter issue of the printable Bulletin.

Congratulations finalists!

About this Contest

The ‘Basket of Cheer’ is something Seton has celebrated each year with our Seton families, inviting them to share recipes, news and Christmas greetings from around the world.

Now, Seton is launching a new contest with 4 prize categories and a single winner for each. You can enter as many as you wish!

Open to Seton High School students, grades 9-12.

Category 1: Christmas Art

(Formerly the Winter Quarter Art Challenge)

In any medium you like – painting, sketch, pencil, charcoals. The theme is the annunciation of the angels to the shepherds, Luke 2:8-15.

One finalist will be selected from this category. If there are sufficient entries of note, we will have honorable mentions published here online.

Category 2: Christmas Story

Any story you like relating to Christmas. Word counts must cap at 3000 words. Submissions will be reviewed for the best quality and attention to the craft of writing, grammar, and composition, apart from being a story of note to share with the Seton community.

One finalist will be selected from this category. If there are sufficient entries of note, we will have honorable mentions published here onlin.

Category 3: Christmas Poetry

Explore any theme you like regarding Christmas. We are not looking for free verse at this time. Entries must display a competent handle of rhythm, rhyming and good use of alliteration and assonance. Only submissions of the highest quality will be selected for the finalist position.

One finalist will be selected from this category. If there are sufficient entries of note, we will have honorable mentions published here online.

Category 4: Christmas Tradition

Write about a Christmas tradition that you and your family have enjoyed celebrating. Word count is capped at 1200 words. Structure your piece properly like an essay, with an introduction paragraph, several body paragraphs explaining the observation of the tradition, perhaps its historical practice, and why you would like to see more popularity for this tradition. End with a final paragraph briefly summarizing the points you made.

One finalist will be selected from this category. If there are sufficient entries of note, we will have honorable mentions published here online.

How to Enter

Register for free to enter the contest. All registrants will be part of a special emailing list to keep you updated and informed about the contest.

Prizes:

All submissions will be judged by grade level, with the potential for first and second place finalists for each grade.

  • 1st place: $50
  • 2nd place: $35

Contest Rules

Open to Seton high school students, grades 9-12. Research and write about an obscure, ethnic and/or forgotten Christmas tradition. (We are not looking for family traditions that you/your family may have invented, however wonderful they may be.)

This year, instead of celebrating aspects of the Christmas season that we are all familiar with, explore your family history, your county or country’s traditions, or learn more about a tradition that is no longer remembered. Topics can include cultural activites, particular rites, certain foods and their preparation, etc.

We see this as an opportunity for us all to learn more about how Christmas is celebrated around the world, and a way to revive interest in our many beautiful and rich traditions.

Contestants must:

  • Not use Wikipedia. You can start there as a point of reference, but do not base your article on it/use it as part of your bibliography.
  • Show your Bibliography/list of books & websites cited at the end of your submission. You should try to have around 5 sources.

For their article, contestants must:

    1. Show the origin of the tradition
    2. Discuss the way it is currently observed, if at all
    3. Explore how your and your family may observe this tradition, or what it has been like to start.

Maximum Length: 5000 words Any questions? Ask away!

'Basket of Cheer' Finalists

Round 3 | Finalists

Bernadette Rowe

Bernadette Rowe

Art

Annunciation of Angels to Sheperds

Regina Peters

Regina Peters

Poetry

Song of the Silent Night

John Regnier

John Regnier

Short Story

I Carried the Woman Who Wore the Sky

Claire Amaya-Parra

Claire Amaya-Parra

Essay

A Mixed Tradition

'Basket of Cheer' Art

Round 2 | Category: Art

Natalie Pratt

Natalie Pratt

'And the Glory'

Sarah Padovani

Sarah Padovani

'You Shall Find the Babe Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes'

Bernadette Rowe

Bernadette Rowe

'Annunciation of Angels to Sheperds'

'Basket of Cheer' Poems

Round 2 | Category: Poems

Regina Peters

Regina Peters

'Song of the Silent Night'

Abigail Pulatie

Abigail Pulatie

'All Through the Night'

Katherine Wieczorek

Katherine Wieczorek

'Winter in Bethlehem'

'Basket of Cheer' Stories

Round 2 | Category: Stories

Eleanor Fisher

Eleanor Fisher

'Christmas Inside the Walls'

John Regnier

John Regnier

'I Carried the Woman Who Wore the Sky'

'Basket of Cheer' Essays img

Round 2 | Category: Essays

Jillian Van Daele

Jillian Van Daele

'The Forgotten Christmas Tradition'

Sonja Hiserman

Sonja Hiserman

'A Cheery Christmas Eve Tradition'

Claire Amaya-Parra

Claire Amaya-Parra

'A Mixed Tradition'

'Basket of Cheer' Art

Round 1 | Category: Art

Amelia Coleman

Amelia Coleman

'A Child Is Born'

Mary Ingram

Mary Ingram

'The Annunciation of the Angel to the Sheperds'

Sarah Padovani

Sarah Padovani

'You Shall Find the Babe Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes'

Ashlianna Kreiner

Ashlianna Kreiner

'The Shepherd's Angel'

Ann Pham

Ann Pham

'The Heavenly Host'

Natalie Pratt

Natalie Pratt

'And the Glory'

Colette Corkery

Colette Corkery

'Be Not Afraid'

Isabella Kercher

Isabella Kercher

'The Annunciation'

Josephine Raphaelle Ng

Josephine Raphaelle Ng

'Fear Not'

Maria Pratt

Maria Pratt

'Glad Tidings'

Olivia Schemmel

Olivia Schemmel

'Luke 2:9'

Sarah Hynfield

Sarah Hynfield

'And They Were Sore Afraid'

Gabriella Moore

Gabriella Moore

'Luke 2:9'

Eleanora Peters

Eleanora Peters

'Surprise of the Shepherds'

Elise Asan

Elise Asan

'To You A Child Is Born'

Carmen Payne

Carmen Payne

'Sore Afraid'

Bernadette Rowe

Bernadette Rowe

'Annunciation of Angels to Sheperds'

Therese Hickman

Therese Hickman

'Journey to Bethlehem'

Regina Peters

Regina Peters

'Be Not Afraid'

'Basket of Cheer' Poems

Round 1 | Category: Poems

Sara Caughron

Sara Caughron

'Fire of Christmas'

Gabrielle Brounstein

Gabrielle Brounstein

'Christmas Means More'

Anna Regnier

Anna Regnier

'One Night in Bethlehem'

Abigail Pulatie

Abigail Pulatie

'All Through the Night'

Dominique Sheffield

Dominique Sheffield

'Christmas Shoes a Size Too Big'

Claire Mullan

Claire Mullan

'Miracle'

Regina Peters

Regina Peters

'Song of the Silent Night'

Lauren Mullan

Lauren Mullan

'The Donkey'

Katherine Wieczorek

Katherine Wieczorek

'Winter in Bethlehem'

Emily McKinnon

Emily McKinnon

'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

Noelle Isermann

Noelle Isermann

'A Birth in Bethlehem'

Maria Pratt

Maria Pratt

'A Christmas Gift'

Clare Marie Fitzpatrick

Clare Marie Fitzpatrick

'A Christmastide Train of Thought: The Nativity'

Elizabeth Laux

Elizabeth Laux

'On Christmas Night'

'Basket of Cheer' Stories

Round 1 | Category: Stories

Eleanor Fisher

Eleanor Fisher

'Christmas Inside the Walls'

Maria Pratt

Maria Pratt

'The Song My Heart Sings'

Gracie Winter

Gracie Winter

'Joseph's Gift'

Emily McKinnon

Emily McKinnon

'One Christmas Wish'

Elodie Pierlot

Elodie Pierlot

'A Soldier's Honour'

Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller

'The Advent Flame'

Hailey Dodson

Hailey Dodson

'28 Days'

Madalynn Bourque

Madalynn Bourque

'Merry Christmas, From the Rich and the Poor'

Robert Rowe

Robert Rowe

'Carol Peril'

John Regnier

John Regnier

'I Carried the Woman Who Wore the Sky'

Kate Kirstein

Kate Kirstein

'Merry Christmas'

Joshua Lorigo

Joshua Lorigo

'Christmas: Behind the Scenes'

Chantal LaFortune

Chantal LaFortune

'The Joy of Giving'

Abigail Pulatie

Abigail Pulatie

'Angels We Have Heard on High'

Amelia Coleman

Amelia Coleman

'Through Joseph's Eyes'

Kate Kirstein

Kate Kirstein

'Finding Christmas'

Claire Mullan

Claire Mullan

'Highway Christmas'

Martha Blank

Martha Blank

'The Shepherd's Song'

'Basket of Cheer' Essays img

Round 1 | Category: Essays

John Regnier

John Regnier

'The Nativity Scene: What It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Still Matters'

Genevieve LaFosse

Genevieve LaFosse

'Fasting and Abstaining Before the Christmas Feast'

Sonja Hiserman

Sonja Hiserman

'A Cheery Christmas Eve Tradition'

Daniel Usakowski

Daniel Usakowski

'A Polish Christmas Eve'

Lisa Gray

Lisa Gray

'Italian Family Christmas'

Claire Amaya-Parra

Claire Amaya-Parra

'A Mixed Tradition'

Annie Outman

Annie Outman

'The Yucky Dinner'

Jillian Van Daele

Jillian Van Daele

'The Forgotten Christmas Tradition'

Josephine Raphaelle Ng

Josephine Raphaelle Ng

'Simbang Gabi'

Emily McKinnon

Emily McKinnon

'The Tradition of Grandma's Presents'

185 Comments

    • Emily McKinnon

      I love that! (the picture above) Great advice!

      Reply
      • Elodie Pierlot

        Haha good! I’m glad you liked it! XD

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    • HolyHobbit

      Omgosh!! I love that!! ?

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      • Elodie Pierlot

        Haha me too! I found it and thought everyone should see it XD

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        • HolyHobbit

          Definitely!! ?

          Reply
  1. Emily McKinnon

    This sounds like a lot of fun! Totally doing it! This is, by far, the best contest the bayley bulletin has ever held! So excited!

    Reply
  2. Therese Hickman

    Im wondering for the art entry does it have to be your own? or can you draw a picture you saw and like.

    Reply
    • Seton Home Study School

      Yes, you can recreate something you saw and liked. The judges will still judge your piece on its own merits, balance, composition, use of perspective and detail, relevance to the theme and so on. :)

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      • Therese Hickman

        Alright thank you.

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  3. Elodie Pierlot

    I’m not happy with the story I’ve already entered. Am I allowed to re-enter with another?

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    • Seton Home Study School

      Hi Elodie, yes, you may re-enter. Please let us know if you’d like us to ignore your current entry.

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      • Elodie Pierlot

        Thank you.
        Yes I don’t mind if you ignore my current entry or not.

        Reply
  4. onelittlepebble

    Can I enter two?

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  5. HolyHobbit

    If we have a sketch can we scan OR photograph the sketch and send it? How would be most easy?

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    • Seton Home Study School

      Either is fine; whichever can provide the best quality and resolution for your hardwork. If it’s a winning entry, it may be place on a full page in the printable bulletin. It’s best to ensure that it’s as clear, steady and high definition as possible. It can be uploaded through the submission form on this page. :)

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      • HolyHobbit

        Awesome!! Thx!!! ?

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        • HolyHobbit

          Hi! I uploaded my art last night but forgot to register with my email until this afternoon, will my entry still be accepted?

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          • HolyHobbit

            Thx so much!!!

  6. Colette Corkery

    Are we required to send art pieces in editable format? I can’t seem to do it.

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    • Seton Home Study School

      The art pieces need to be uploaded as a jpg format, no need for something editable.

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      • Colette Corkery

        Thanks!

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  7. Marie

    Can any of our family members join the contest or is it just the Seton Home Schoolers?

    Reply
    • Seton Home Study School

      This contest is reserved for Seton High Schoolers. Thanks for your interest!

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      • Marie

        Thank you for the information!

        Reply
  8. Therese Hickman

    I hope I summited it right.

    Reply
    • Seton Home Study School

      We’ll review your entry and let you know. Thanks and good luck with the contest!

      Reply
  9. Therese Hickman

    Could you Please ignore my entry I just summited. The picture turned out blurry and I would like to re summit.

    Reply
    • Seton Home Study School

      Please resubmit as soon as you’re ready. We’ll review the entries. Thanks for letting us know!

      Reply
  10. Colette Corkery

    I just entered contest with my art piece, and I got a response from Dominic de Souza with a review of what I entered. I opened the file for my art piece and it was cropped in a way where you can’t see my full sketch, and I am wondering if it appeared the same way in my entry. Please let me know so that I may fix this. Thank you!

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    • Seton Home Study School

      Hi Colette, we have your artpiece, and it should be fine. Thanks for entering, and good luck with the contest!

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      • Colette Corkery

        Thank you so much!!

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  11. Therese Hickman

    Good Luck Everyone!
    God Bless

    Reply
  12. Gracie Winter

    Hi! I just realized that the “upload photo” was for artwork and I thought it was for our picture to go on our article. Oops! Please don’t pay mind to that. Also, I hope I didn’t sign up too late, my timer was working really weird on the website.

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    • Clare Fitzpatrick

      I did the same thing.

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      • Seton Home Study School

        That’s not a problem. If you haven’t provided your photo, please send it through so that we can announce our leaderboards. :)

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    • Seton Home Study School

      That’s ok, either is fine. If you haven’t provided your photo, please send it through so that we can announce our leaderboards. :)

      Reply
  13. Moore

    When will they announce the winners?

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    • Emily McKinnon

      I’d like to know that too. “The suspense is killing me. I hope it’ll last.” (quote from “willy wonka and the chocolate factory”–for those who don’t know why I just put that in quotation marks) (;

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      • Seton Home Study School

        Hi Emily, winners will be announced with the new Winter Quarter Bulletin, in about two weeks hopefully sooner. :D

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Thanks! Super excited!!! (As you can tell by my quoting the classic movies) (;

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      • HolyHobbit

        Lol I caught that reference, “a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men!”

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    • Seton Home Study School

      Hi Moore, winners will be announced with the new Winter Quarter Bulletin, in about two weeks hopefully sooner. :D

      Reply
  14. Elodie Pierlot

    This is by far the best competition yet!! Thanks Seton!!

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  15. Noelle

    I absolutely love having to compete and making your stories or poems and other contests I can’t wait for the next contest!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Same here! There should be more contests like this! Am I right?

      Reply
      • Noelle

        There should! and yes I think that your right!

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Like, more story contests would be amazing! I can never get enough of writing. Oh! There should be a contest for novels! Like, chapter books! How crazy fun would that be?!

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          • Noelle

            yeah totally that would be awsomely amazing!!! and that would be not just fun but really fun!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Right?! That would be so exciting, and so difficult!!! But, I love competition! Seriously, it would be the best the contest ever. Could you imagine?!

          • Noelle

            It totally would!! and also your right it would be alittle difficult! It would the best contest ever!!! (This is going on crazy xD

          • Emily McKinnon

            Yeah, it is (sorry, Bayley Bulletin) xD But, it’s the truth! I mean, I’ve been in the process of writing a story for years now, and what better time to use it than competing against others? (;

  16. Elizabeth<3

    When will we know who made it into Round 2?

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    • Seton Home Study School

      :D We’ll be updating soon; bear with us! An email will go out to the registrants as soon as we have information.

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      • Elizabeth<3

        OK, thanks!!!!!

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  17. Moore

    When will we be able to view other people’s entries?

    Reply
    • Seton Home Study School

      We will start releasing the finalists and the honorable mentions around the 15th, when we will have finished the judging and production of the new printable Winter Quarter Bayley Bulletin. :)

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      • Moore

        But you can’t see what people entered until the finalists in the Bulletin?

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        • Seton Home Study School

          That’s right. The judges need to review and select the finalists, and then our editors take a pass at any needed proofreading for the winning entries and any honorable mentions.

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          • Grace

            Will we be able to read everyone’s stories who made it to Round 1?

          • Seton Home Study School

            Hi Grace, no, not all entries will be available. Only those of the best quality make it into the next round, and often we have to make choices between really good entries. The ones that don’t make it to last place will get published as honorable mentions.

        • Seton Home Study School

          That’s right, at this time it’s not possible to see the entries until after the contest is over. :)

          Reply
  18. Emily McKinnon

    How much longer until round 2?!?!

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    • Seton Home Study School

      We’re with you! We want to see and share the next round. :D We’re working hard to have news for you this week.

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      • Emily McKinnon

        Okay, thanks. I’m just a little anxious over here. (:

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        • Moore

          Agreed! Lord give me patience! Lol ;)

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          • Emily McKinnon

            Hahaha! Truth! I get far too excited far too easily. Lol! (;

          • HolyHobbit

            DITTO!!! is there a patron saint of patience?!!? for me it would probly be saint jude…. XD

          • Emily McKinnon

            Good question! I could sure use one right about now though. Lol (;

          • HolyHobbit

            Hmmmm…probly Monica…I need to brain storm on this one…? I LOVE Saints!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Yeah, you’re right. It is St. Monica….Great to know(I know who I need to pray to now…lol) (:

          • HolyHobbit

            Lol I tell my brother to imitate st. John the silent on a regular basis!!

  19. Emily McKinnon

    *le sigh* Didn’t make it to round 2… :( oh, well. Good luck to all who did! :D

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    • Moore

      Me either. Wish i could have seen what i was up against. Can’t wait to see who wins though!

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      • Emily McKinnon

        Yeah, same here. Well, I’m sure some will get the “honorable mention”. We’ll be able to read some them that way. I can’t wait either! Good luck, round 2 finalists!!!

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      • HolyHobbit

        Ditto! I really wanted to see all the art and read all the writing!!! ?

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      • Amelia Coleman

        I agree! I’d love to see my competition…

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    • Noelle

      I wish you were still in it!! I’ll see you in the next contest!!!!!

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      • Emily McKinnon

        Thanks, Noelle!!! Oh, yes, don’t worry. I will be in the next contest! I can guarantee you on that! (:

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        • Noelle

          oh yeah! well I bet I’ll beat you! JK!!!! but hope you and everyone else do good! Good luck everyone!

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          • Emily McKinnon

            Haha! Competition is the best! We’ll see who beats who! JK!

          • Noelle

            OH yeah that’s the best!! I absolutely LOVE contests especially when your competing with everyone!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Right?!? Those are the best!!!

          • Noelle

            Those are Really the best!!!!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Oh, yeah they are!!!

  20. Noelle

    I think I still in but not sure!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      If so, good luck and hope you win! Still convinced they should do a novel contest. (:

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      • Noelle

        me too!!! good luck to you too!

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Thanks, Noelle! Also, completely beside the point, but you should read my “student profile” review here(on the Bayley Bulletin). I could use some more reviews! (:

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          • Noelle

            ok yeah sure!!!! I’ll try and find you!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Thanks, Noelle!!!!

          • Noelle

            np!!

          • Noelle

            how do you search your name?

          • Emily McKinnon

            Okay, so just where the magnifying glass is at the top right, just put in my name, hit enter, and it should pop right up.

          • Emily McKinnon

            Still having troubles finding it, Noelle?

          • Emily McKinnon

            Did you find me, Noelle?

      • HolyHobbit

        Yas!

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    • HolyHobbit

      Bonne chance darling!!

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      • Noelle

        that true very true!

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  21. HolyHobbit

    Lol, oh well, didn’t make it to round 2 either ? always next time right? ? best of luck to all the finalists!!!!! ? I can’t wait until Seton does another contest!!! This one was so enjoyable and really challenged my inner creativity, I learned so much just doing this contest!!! Thank you guys so much!! I wish I could have seen/read all the entries tho, they sounded so cool!!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Welcome to the club. (: Yes, totally think they should do a novel contest! Who’s with me?!

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      • HolyHobbit

        Indubiously!!

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Granted a contest like that would take….months…or possibly a year or two……LOL!!! It still sounds like it would be so worth it!!!

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          • HolyHobbit

            They should totally do one on the opening chapter of your novel with a brief summary of the story and give awards for creativity, interest grabbing factor, originality, etc. I think that would rock. ?

          • Emily McKinnon

            Ohhhh, yeah!!!! I’ve been working on my novel for years now anyway! It would be so perfect! Ugh!!! Now, I really want this to happen guys!!!

          • HolyHobbit

            Same…?

          • Emily McKinnon

            I’m way too psyched for this, people….my hope is a little too high now….jk

          • Moore

            That would be awesome! It would probably give me that motivational boost to start writing the countless ideas that pop in my head.

          • HolyHobbit

            Lol btw, does your name rhyme with crabbie? (Trying to keep u anonymous) blubbernugget?? Is that u???

          • Moore

            Lol, I’m in the Art category (round 1)

          • HolyHobbit

            Yaaas!!

          • Moore

            Which categories did you enter?

          • HolyHobbit

            Art,

          • HolyHobbit

            And my name rhymes with Garmin.

          • Moore

            My username is just my last name.

          • HolyHobbit

            Yup, hiiii!! Figured…and mine is just a betrayal of how much of a geek I am!! ?

          • HolyHobbit

            LOL I know…I keep a list of those ideas and when I’m feelin real creative I write on them but I have a hard time committing…

    • Moore

      I agree! I wanted to see/read them too! I’m hoping to maybe be an “honorable mention”.

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      • HolyHobbit

        Same…?

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  22. Elodie Pierlot

    Even though I’m feeling a bit disappointed that I didn’t make it to round 2, but I’m really happy to those who did! Congrats! And I hope those who didn’t make it to round 2 have the best of luck to get an honour of their entry.
    P.S Can’t wait to see everyone’s work!!
    P.P.S I agree with you, HolyHobbit XD

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  23. Noelle

    How do you know if you made it to the second draft?

    Reply
  24. Moore

    I’m noticing a lot of “other” votes…pretty sure our novel ideas are gonna be heard!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Tehehe…..(;

      Reply
  25. Noelle

    I liked the poem! Anyone else chose something different?

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Yeah, I’m all for a NOVEL CONTEST!!!!! Though, I do love writing poems….and short stories…and essays…–Strike that: I’ll write anything!!!!! (:

      Reply
      • Amelia Coleman

        I like the idea, but the only thing about a novel contest is that you’d have to have a novel already written, because it’s kind of hard to write a novel in a couple of weeks (or even months). Also, it’d take forever to judge! Otherwise, I think it’s a good idea. :)

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Well, not a full novel. The idea was more of just one chapter. Judged by if it grabbed someone’s attention or not. It would help me, because I’ve been in the process of writing a novel for years now, and if it was approved good by others, particularly Seton, it would really help me to actually continue it. (:

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          • Moore

            Thats what I voted for….one chapter.

          • Emily McKinnon

            I kinda just voted for….novel contest…..same thing, right?

    • Sonja

      I voted for the essays/articles.. I was thinking of voting for other and putting in a video contest. That would be so much fun since I wasn’t in high school yet when they did the other one!

      Reply
  26. Emily McKinnon

    So, how many here voted for a novel contest? (;

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  27. Amelia Coleman

    What if there was a photography contest? Would ya’ll enter? I would…

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Yes!!!!! But, it depends…. If you had to take a picture of a certain thing, it would have to be something everyone can do. But, I love taking photos! I think it would really fun/interesting! Especially to see what everyone else’s manner of doing so is like. I’m all for it!! (:

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      • HolyHobbit

        Omgosh yeeeeeesssss!!! If they did categories that would be epic!!

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Agreed! Wouldn’t it be so interesting? I’m tempted to change my vote….

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          • Amelia Coleman

            I wish we could enter unlimited ideas instead of just one:)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Want a tip? *shh,* You can vote more than once. Go to the bayley bulletin on different devices(ipad, phone, mac…etc), and you can enter another. You just can’t do it more than once on the same device. (this is what I did….) (;

          • Amelia Coleman

            Ok haha:)

    • HolyHobbit

      DEFINITELY!!! That would be epic!!!!

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    • Moore

      THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!

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    • Sonja

      I would definitely enter!! I also agree with the idea of categories for that.

      Reply
  28. Emily McKinnon

    What if I voted for a “song contest”. Like, singing! So, taking a video of yourself singing(along with music?)? Who would be with me there?

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    • HolyHobbit

      That would be cool but also kinda hard I think because of sound quality equipment…otherwise it would be awesome to let your musical challenge shine!! You could also do one on music, like playing pieces on an instrument and having categories (classical, showtunes/broadway, private compositions etc.)

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      • Emily McKinnon

        So, in other words, music compositions? I’m all for that! But, I would want it so that I could add my voice to lyrics. Just for fun. Also, because I LOVE to SING!!!!

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    • Moore

      I’d vote! But i agree. sound quality would make it harder. :(

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  29. HolyHobbit

    Hey guys! Just fyi I started a channel on Disqus called ‘Catholic Homeschool Teens’ if y’all are interested, write up some new discussions for me or answer some of the ones I got going!!

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  30. Moore

    When is Round 3 gonna happen? :( Gettings anxious over here

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Same! When do we find out who wins?!?!?!? The suspense!!!!

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      • Seton Home Study School

        We’re working hard to release the winners around the 15th with our new issue of the Bulletin. :D

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Okey-dokey, thanks!!!

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      • Moore

        Ok thanks

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  31. Eleanor Fisher

    Congratulations, finalists! Looking forward to seeing your work!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Same here! Congrats! Can’t wait to see the winning pieces! (:

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  32. Emily McKinnon

    So….when are we gonna see the “honorable mentions”? I’m just extremely curious to see what we all were competing against…(:

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    • Moore

      I completely agree! I gotta know!

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    • HolyHobbit

      Same!!

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  33. Therese Hickman

    Congrats to the finalists ????????

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    • onelittlepebble

      Thank you!!!

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  34. Emily McKinnon

    I’m seeing that the artwork is getting a lot of votes. Who would agree to an art contest of the Nativity of Our Lord? Or just anything seasonally related to Christmas? Honestly, I would have done the art if it would have been something like this…

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    • HolyHobbit

      Yeeeees!!

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    • Amelia Coleman

      I would enter any art contest, whatever the category!

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      • Emily McKinnon

        I probably would, too. But, I just really like trying to perfect the Nativity. (Am I the only one here who thinks that?) I guess it’s just because I like to de Christmas sketches! (:

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  35. HolyHobbit

    CONGRATULATIONS FINALISTS!!!! ??????? I can’t wait to see/read everyone’s thrilling work in the BB!!

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  36. Moore

    Where can we find the Bulletin when it comes?

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    • Seton Home Study School

      If everything goes well, the new Bulletin will be launched today! Stay tuned!

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  37. HolyHobbit

    Where will the honourable mentions be posted (if there are honourable mentions) ? thx!!!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Same here: WHEN?!?!? I just gotta read all those other stories!!! (:

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    • Moore

      I know I am DYING TO KNOW!

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    • Seton Home Study School

      Our Bayley Bulletin staff is back from Christmas break this week, and are eager to get working on sharing those honorable mentions. :)

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      • HolyHobbit

        Epic! Thx so much!!!

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  38. Noelle

    The people who made it to the finalist CONGRATULATIONS!!

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