'The Dragon Beside Me' Challenge Winners.

🐲 The Fire in them! 🐉

By Proud ViM ProductionsPublished 23 days ago Updated 23 days ago 2 min read
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"The Dragon Beside Me" has ignited the spirits of writers across the Vocal community and PViM have had the exciting opportunity to work beside our friends at Vocal on discerning the winners. No easy feat let us tell you. From initial shortlist to final deliberations, the standard was as high as our spirits.

Celebrating the year of the dragon, this contest was a trumpet call to blend the mythical with the mundane. An opportunity to celebrate the people in our lives or outside of them who inspire us, support us and help us soar.

Today, we are thrilled to unleash the champions who inspired us with their heartfelt words, bringing their dragons from the shadows and into our lives.

The Winners Unleashed!

Our team selected the winners whose stories transcended the ordinary and brought heart and truth:

The two grand prizes Lily Séjor for their poignant and beautifull crafted narrative 'My Caribbean Agoodjié'. Offering up a poignant testament to the resilient and defiant women of Guadeloupe. Invisible yet foundational, they wield joy and light as powerful weapons against oppression, their existence one of survival and subtle rebellion. Their legacy, a blend of strength and ingenuity. This piece challenges us to recognise and honour their indelible impact on the island's history and culture.

Standing right besides them, is S. C. Almanzar with their masterful, 'No woman is an island'. A tender narrative of memory, loss, and tje indelible power of enduring love. Capturing a truly poignant moment, this vignette truly captures the essence of connection, as a granddaughter tenderly converses with her late grandmother through the simple ritual of cleansing. A homage to the unbreakable bonds of family, beautifully illustrating how love and legacy transcend the boundaries of time.

The challenge to 'choose' was indeed a challenge and we had some incredibly talented runners up. You can check out the full list of winners HERE

"The Dragon Beside Me" challenge has been a true validation of the power of imagination and the enduring allure of dragons in storytelling. Each submission has been a window into a world where inspiration soars freely, reminding us that magic is never very far away.

To our winners and all our participants, we thank you wholeheartedly for sharing your worlds with us. Your stories have added fire to our hearts and wings to our dreams.

Stay tuned for more challenges and opportunities to unleash your creativity. Who knows what realms we will explore next?

Until then, keep the dragons flying and your pens flowing! 🖋️🐉

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The shortlist was compiled by Vocal and The PViM Judging team were, River Joy, Mother Combs, KJ Aartila, Hayley Matto, Poppy, Oneg in the Arctic, Jim Delaney-Howe, Suze Kay and Celia in Underland.

And our wonderful ambassador and friend Judey Kalchik who dilligently sorted the ties.

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  • Eddiereader9 days ago

    Congratulations to the winner.

  • Ameer Bibi14 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 for top story your writing style inspires or fascinates alot

  • Congrats 🎉 to everyone wonderful Art!!!

  • bui thanh18 days ago

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  • Brenda Fluharty21 days ago

    These were all amazing. Congratulations to all the winners. I can't wait to see what you all come up with next time.

  • Wooohooooo congratulations to all the winners! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Kodah22 days ago

    💌Congrats to everyone !! 💌

  • Abdul Qureshi22 days ago

    Good job all , but a question is that , why everytime vocal + guys will be nominated, I haven't seen and one with out subscription is nominated .

  • Cyrus22 days ago

    Good job everyone!

  • J J22 days ago

    https://vocal.media/resources/community-guidelines CYBER TERRORISTS PLANETS ENEMIES ARE THE WINKLEVOSS TWINS CAMERON AND TYLER WINKLEVOSS AND CAMERON IS THE ONE WANTED AS A CRIMINAL BY THE FBI FOR CYBER TERRORISM AND MORE THEY CAUSED THE HACKER CORONAVIRUS AND TRILLIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL WITH FACEBOOK GOOGLE TWITTER AND OCULUS AND OTHER COMPUTER SYSTEMS THEY STARTED ,,,,,, WORLD WAR 3. JULY 2003 AND THEY ARE IN COCOA BEACH COCOA AND OTHER PARTS OF BREVARD COUNTY FLORIDA POSTED MARCH 20, 2023

  • Caroline Craven23 days ago

    Congrats to all the winners and to ViM for putting on the challenge. Yay!

  • Lily Séjor23 days ago

    Thank you for the opportunity. I’m really happy that this particular piece of mine gets to be seen so a light can be shined over the women of Guadeloupe! 🙏🏾💛

  • River Joy23 days ago

    Congrats to everyone! It was an honor to read your entries!

  • Heather Hubler23 days ago

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  • Congratulations all and thank you for putting this together

  • Christy Munson23 days ago

    Congratulations to all the winners and contributors who honored the dragons who’ve made this life better, bolder, more vibrant, and rewarding. 🥳🙌

  • kp23 days ago

    congratulations to everyone!

  • S. C. Almanzar23 days ago

    I'm so excited to have been chosen as one of the winners, thank you so much!

  • Babs Iverson23 days ago

    Congratulations!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Cathy holmes23 days ago

    Great choices. Congrats to all. 👏👏

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