The three judges were Becky, Goofy and Forrest.
Each entry was awarded points based on three categories:
The Found Object
The Submitted Photo
The Submitted Story
Each entry received from 1 to 10 points in each of the three categories for a maximum of 30 points from each judge and a possible total of 90 combined points from all three judges.
The three winning entries and their points are:
#19 = First Place with 71
#57 = Second Place with 70
#43 = Third Place with 68
#19 FIRST PLACE WINNER
Here’s a Chinese Writing Rock I found half submerged in the sand next to the creek on our property. It was so cool that I had to take it home. My problem was that it weighed 45.4 lbs and it was 650+ feet uphill to the house. My husband thought I was nuts but he helped me anyway. Carrying that stone has given me a good appreciation of the weight of âIndulgenceâ. It’s REALLY heavy. One of these nights I’m going to sleep with the rock in our bed to check out its metaphysical properties. It is reported that the rock can direct your dreams to help you reach your goals or to locate items. It also allows you access to the Akashic Records. Of course I’ll have to wait until my husband goes to sleep before I quietly slip it beneath the covers. Perhaps tonight, shhhh
Raven will get a first edition of the Ken Tankersley fascinating book, In Search of Ice Age Americans. It will be signed by Ken and by Forrest and Forrest will add red ochre smudges from the Crooks County Clovis site and the Sunrise Mine site. This will certainly be a one of a kind collectible.
#57 SECOND PLACE WINNER
This is an old belt buckle of some sort. Not sure what type of metal it is, I think maybe copper (No rust although it appears to be in the picture). I found it when I was in the 6th grade in the little town of Coxsackie, New York. Not sure if it is suppose to be the number six or nine. Did a lot of research over the years, but was never able to find one like it on line or able to link it to anything in or around the town. I found it while metal detecting along side of my six grade teacher. He was the most interesting teacher I had ever had and it was because of him that I began detecting in the first place. I will be 51years old this summer, so I have had this in my little metal detecting collection for 40 years now, and I keep it mainly because it helps me to remember him. I also teach here where I live in Texas, and I try everyday to touch the lives of my students as he did me.
#43 THIRD PLACE WINNER
These are what I found . They were not carved by me or any human They are between 55 – 150 million years old. They are called “CONCRETIONS. They are my treasures. I have gone back to the spot and each winters rain washes them out of the clay . If your a hound, these certainly rock. Dal, you may have seen these before, Cook Inlet in Alaska has a nice beach full. I found these when a little Irish Leprechaun told me to look taller. You can see more by googling Issaquah concretion artist.
Fred Y. and SeattleSullivan will each receive from Forrest, red ochre smudges from the Crooks County Clovis site and the Sunrise Mine site. These are extremely unique prizes.
Here’s how all the entries scored (90 points would have been a perfect score):
19. 71 FIRST PLACE
41. Disqualified – Alive
43. 68 THIRD PLACE
51. Disqualified – To Many Words
55. Disqualified – To Many Words
57. 70 SECOND PLACE
58. Disqualified – Alive
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