Grand Prize: sundara2021
TIE First Place: 8838610591 & MAZ2020 [both receive full amount]
TIE Second Place: 369369369369 & 713B428490 [both receive full amount]
Thank you everyone for submitting your writing! I enjoyed so much reading each and every one of the offerings! They are exquisite.
Winners, please contact me by 10 am Mountain on Dec 28, 2020 with your name, a good mailing address, and the first line of your essay.
The winners' words will be shared here across the next few weeks.
I have learned so much from all of you, and for this holiday season, I want to learn even more.
Please consider writing an essay that describes how the practice of Jyotisha has impacted your 2020 year.
If you win, others will see your anonymous work, and you will receive a cash prize.
Who is eligible: students and clients of Renay who are 18 years of age or older as of December 5, 2020 who have had a class or appointment with Renay between January 1, 2017 and December 5, 2020.
Prizes: One grand prize: $500. One first prize: $200 One second prize: $50. All winning entries will be posted anonymously on this website: AyurAstro.com. By entering, you agree to this posting of your work. (Of course, you may publish the essay yourself also!)
How to enter: Write an essay of between 500 and 2500 words on the topic of how the practice of Jyotisha has impacted your 2020 year.
The essay can be submitted in .docx, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf format.
Choose a ten digit or longer self-defined alphanumeric code and put it at the top of your essay. Do not put your name or email or other identifying information in the file. The submission should contain just your code, the text of your essay, and the following line at the bottom: I hereby permit the use of my essay for anonymous, non-exclusive publication on AyurAstro.com. (All copyrights shall remain with the entrant/author.)
Submit it using this link here before the deadline of 12 am Mountain (USA) time on December 21, 2020. No submissions will be accepted at or after that time. Enter your code in the name slot and use a nonsense or otherwise non-identifying email address on the submission page.
By entering this contest, you agree to the following:
Neither AyurAstro.com nor Renay Oshop are responsible or liable for any computer or internet malfunctions leading to a late entry. No compensation will be awarded to anyone for disqualification, late entry for any reason, or failure to win a prize. Essays will be judged by a team consisting of Renay Oshop and two advisers. Final decisions will be made by the team, and no objections or negotiations will be considered. Anyone who fails to comply with all contest rules will be disqualified. Relatives and non-client or non-student friends of Renay Oshop are not eligible to enter or win.
Winning criteria: the winner will be chosen using subjective criteria of readability, aesthetics, and evocation of the grace of Jyotisha.
How a winner will be announced: Renay will announce the winners by publishing at the top of this page as well as in social media on December 25, 2020 just the winning codes. You can then claim a winning entry by contacting Renay with your code, your mailing address, and the first paragraph of your essay. Renay will then verify that you have had an appointment or class with her between January 1, 2017 and December 5, 2020, and that your age is over 18.
Money orders to the winners in the appropriate amount will then be mailed on December 28, 2020.