Who should win the shiny medal? 1. Read the entries: http://www.writingforums.org/threads/october-2016-short-story-contest-instructions-and-entries-here.148307/ 2. Vote. Voting will close at midnight (GMT) on 31 October. You can use whatever criteria you like to choose a winner. If you want some guidance, the criteria we used for the 10th anniversary contest was: Technical ability (spelling, grammar, etc) Entertainment Use of the prompt Originality Please don't read the replies to this thread until you have voted! They may contain spoilers.