We three judges had such a difficult time determining the winners of the holiday essay contest, but here they are: First prize goes to 8044918919, second prize to NewHorizons, third prize to gxx6fm7gfc. Please reach out to claim your prize by following the instruction below.
I am so pleased to share that there is a second holiday essay contest at AyurAstro.com going on now.
The theme is "What Jyotisha Means to Me."
The first prize is $500, the second prize is $250, and the third prize is $100.
The deadline for submission is Dec 31 at 12 am Mountain time. You may submit your essay at https://www.dropbox.com/request/kIFmqMUw8VX1T2KcNeTt
You must be over 18 years of age and a client or student at AyurAstro.com as of Dec 18, 2022.
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 18, 2022 and who have had a class or appointment with Renay between January 1, 2017 and December 18, 2022.
Prizes: One first prize: $500. One second prize: $250 One third prize: $100. 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 250 and 2500 words on the topic of what Jyotisha means to you.
The essay can be submitted in .docx, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf format.
Choose a ten digit or longer self-defined alphanumeric code. Use your code as the file name of the essay 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 early in the day of December 31, 2022. No submissions will be accepted at or after that time. Use your code as the file name of the essay.
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 31, 2022 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 18, 2022, and that your age is over 18.
Money orders to the winners in the appropriate amount will then be mailed on January 2, 2023.