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Was there a winner for Disney Once Upon a Time Contest?

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  1. momandwifeoftype1s

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    I entered an essay for the Disney Once Upon a Time contest last year http://www.onceuponatimecontest.com/entry.html, and I've been looking for a winner to be announced. The winner was supposed to have been notified by the end of January and announced here http://family.go.com/parenting/pkg-type-1-diabetes/?cmp=OTC_Vanity_Type1_Fcom

    Was there ever a winner selected? Is there ever going to be a winner selected? What happened to this contest? I'd like to read the winning essay.

    Does anyone know?

    Thanks!
     
  2. momandwifeoftype1s

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    Once upon a time I spent a lot of time, emotional energy and effort entering an essay contest. The winner was never announced. The End. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Caldercup

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    I'm 100% sure they've been notified (there are very stict laws regarding the running and fulfillment of contests -- and Disney is 'old hat' at it. They're not going to NOT do something according to the letter of the law, IMHO.)

    They are probably going through the proper steps of preparing to announce it publicly. I bet the winner has to be triple verified, their judging process has to be triple verified and then they have to announce it.

    That said, it might be a fairly quiet announcement. (The contest itself is the big "look at us, we're Disney" event. The announcement, not so much.)
     
  4. momandwifeoftype1s

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    Are you the winner, Eileen?
     
  5. MyBoys'Mom

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    I haven't gotten any notification, so it wasn't me :(. I hope some talented writer here won!!!!
     
  6. momandwifeoftype1s

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    I'm sorry it wasn't you, Sally. I would really like to read the winning essay. Actually, I'd love to read all of them. :)
     
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    Gosh no -- though I wish I'd paid attention to the contest. (I've got cruddy luck for such things, though I made it to the second round of the Mom's Panel the first year it came out.)

    I'm just very active on a Disney discussion board (http://www.passporterboards.com/forums/index.php) and have spent many years reading and dissecting Disney's business practices. That's why I'm "100% sure" they've contacted the winner and all procedures are being followed to the letter -- they're pros at all of that stuff, with a bevy of lawyers to keep them on the straight and narrow. Not to mention they'd never intentionallly do anything to damage their excellent PR reputation. Certainly, not over a vacation that would cost them next to nothing to provide to the winner.)

    Eileen
     
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    Once Upon A Time Contest

    I've been wondering the same thing and searching for results of the competition! Please post if you find out.
     
  9. momandwifeoftype1s

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    Sure thing!
     
  10. MyBoys'Mom

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    I'm dredging this one back up. It's almost time for FFL and still haven't seen an essay posted. Has anyone and have I just missed it? I'd love to read it.
     
  11. Jeff

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    A winner was chosen. I don't know who it is or when it will be made public, but there is a winner.
     
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    Anyone know if she has a screen name here on the forums?
     
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    Oh gosh. I think that is the sweetest, most heartfelt, most courageous thing I've read. They are so deserving. I hope they have a most-wonderful time!
     
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    I had never read this blog before today. What an amazing family! They most definitely deserve this trip. I hope they have a great time!
     
  17. Mommy For Life

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    Hearing this great news made my day!!! :D

    Found Meri's blog shortly after DD's diagnosis....what an inspiration!! Hope they have an amazing time!! :cwds:
     
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    I never read (or heard of) the blog before today. I just finished reading all of the blog entries, and I am so happy for Meri and her family and I hope they all have a wonderful time. Meri is gifted with being able to express herself through her writing, and we have received a gift by being able to share her life.
     
  19. kiwikid

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    Yes Meri does have a username here - but for the life of me I have forgotten it :( :cwds:
     
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    I do believe that Triple Threat is Meri's CWD username - it came to me in the middle of night - as things do... :cwds:
     

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