State Bar of Texas Blog
Twitter novel contest: And the winners are ...
Thanks to all who entered our first-ever Twitter novel contest. We asked attorneys to write a novel in 140 characters or less, and received 189 valid entries. We even received coverage on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.
The winning entrant was Casey Burgess of Dallas, with this tweet:
"Swirling death, the dark cloud descends. As he runs for his cellar, the farmer learns that sometimes pigs can fly."
Casey won our grand prize, an Apple iPad.
In second place was Mark I. Unger of San Antonio (@miunger), with:
"SheWalkedIn iFell @Love #WeDid RT@PookieBorn Birthdays MortgAge WorkLate GirlsTrip BikerDude FaceBookPics iFiled SheWalkedOut"
And our third-place winner was Ron Uselton of Sherman, with:
"Wanted: wife's killer. Apply in person."
We were happy to have all three finalists at our awards ceremony during the Adaptable Lawyer track at the 2010 State Bar Annual Meeting.
Big thanks to Michael P. Maslanka for giving us the idea and for serving as a judge, and to our other judges, Chad Baruch, Michelle Cheng, Amanda Ellis, Thane Rosenbaum, Dom Sagolla, and Christine Son.