Seven people received 2 votes each from the three judges and therefore have submitted entries which qualify in the eyes of the three judge panel of Baba Rom Dos, Gerry Armstrong and Martin Hunt. I would sincerely like to thank the judges for their hard work and wise choices! Hip Hip Hooray for the Judges!
This means that the seven names listed below win $10,000 each as a qualifying entry award:
The Grand prize winner of an additional $10,000 is Joe Cisar in a landslide. His essay was magnificent and came closet to meeting ALL the requirements for the challenge.
Second Place, which gets only kudos in addition to the $10,000 qualifying entry gift, goes to Scott Mayer.
Third Place, which also gets only kudos in addition to the $10,000 qualifying entry gift, goes to Arnie Lerma.
Fourth place, and I fully agree with Baba ROm Dos about this, goes to Jeff Jacobsen for his essay which is the best essay for non-scientologists.
I would sincerely like to thank everyone who participated in this challenge and I think we all learned more about Scientology as a result.
P.S. Those who have won, should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a name and address to which you want your check sent.