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Dear New Writers, The Top 100 Honorable Mention Winners Will Be Announced This Friday

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Tomorrow, October 15, is the day! And I introduce the prompt winners to you who won $10K and $60K

After the announcement is before the announcement.

It’s been a long wait for the results of the Medium Writers Challenge.

Medium surprisingly announced the prompt winners and the Grand Prize winner on October 13.

Medium read 9K+ entries. With over 3,500 entries, Death was the dominant prompt.

Tomorrow, October 15, the Top 100 honorable mention winners will be announced.

Each winner will get $100!

Since I know that most of you joined Medium because of the challenge, I keep my fingers crossed for all of you!

👍Be sure to follow Medium via Twitter and their official blog for the announcement of the winners.

But wait… let me show you the winners and their outstanding essays🏆.

🏆The Prompt Finalists and Grand Prize Winner

The four prompt finalists I will introduce to you received $10K each and the Grand Prize winner $50K on top of that.

#Space Prompt Finalist


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  • She is a journalist covering gender-based violence and social entrepreneurship.
  • In 2013, she won the CNN-IBN Citizen Journalism Award for her reporting of the protest that followed the Delhi Gang Rape.

Here you can read her story ‘The Space Between My Fingers’.

#Re-Entry Prompt Finalist


screenshot by Kristina God
  • A perpetual student of stories and how we share them.
  • She loves all things wild, weird, and beautiful
  • She suffers from the rare disease called ‘Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.’

Here you can read her story:

Ladies and Gentleman, the Grand Prize Goes to…

Drum roll…. 🥁🥁🥁

the Grand Prize of $50K🏆 went to… Randi Ragan

screenshot by Kristina God

In her latest article, Randi revealed that she has a theatre degree and her winning essay was originally a screenplay.

Last week, Jermaine Hall, VP of Content at Medium, called her and informed her of her wins.

As Randi says:

Writing something down makes it more real, doesn’t it?

Here’s her story.

Final Takeaways

Heartfelt congrats to the winners🤩 🥳!

In my long form article on the winners and the announcement, there are more insights for you.

👍Be sure to follow Medium via Twitter and their official blog for the announcement of the Top 100 honorable mentions who will win $100 each.

Fingers crossed!

© Kristina God

Kristina God is 11x Top Writer and one of Medium’s Top 2,000 Writers. 4x she received the Medium bonus. She loves to share her Medium 101’s, hacks as well as tips and tricks.

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