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C7 Prize for Music

Hi Everyone!
Today, I received the GOOD NEWS that I have looked forward to, ever sense I paid $40.00 to enter the C7 Prize for Music, competition; what's more, I won in both of the categories that I entered, "unpremiered works" and "premiered works," respectively!!!
When I saw "C7" in my e-mail IN Box, I expected another rejection, just like the ones from all of the other contests I've entered since 2010.  My mission in telling you about this event is simply this: NEVER quit, if you believe your music is of such quality that you think it might win a competition.
Now, I can't wait until Easter morning when I will attack the huge, chocolate Easter bunny that I spotted, by accident, in my wife's possession.  Is there a better way to celebrate success?
My hope is that all of you will have a wonderful Easter!
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on April 19, 2014 11:22am
Congratulations, Walli!!  And thanks for the encouragement.  I suspect we all struggle with the question of "Should I keep submitting to all these calls when nothing ever comes of it?"  It IS encouraging to hear that one of our number who has faced the same struggle has met with such great success.  Enjoy your chocolate!!
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on April 19, 2014 12:45pm
Congratulations to you Walli!  You are an inspiration to all of us!!  Happy Easter and, as Greg said, Enjoy your Chocolate!!
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on April 21, 2014 5:14pm
Adrienne, your wish for my Happy Easter has caused me to gain three far!  I LOVED every bite of EVERYTHING!
It's hard to win a contest every decade, but I'll try.  Let's see, before I'm 91-years-old, I may win another one.
Thank for your kind remarks.  They are much appreciated.
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on April 19, 2014 5:08pm
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on April 21, 2014 5:06pm
Hi Rich!
Thank you for your kudos.  The Easter bunny has caused my belated reply.
on April 20, 2014 6:28pm
Congrats, Walli, and welcome to the club . . . I got the same email and also  had 2 pieces accepted, one in each category.
Are you going to have GAM print up copies of yours to exhibit/sell at Podium?
Best wishes,
David Avshalomov
Composer, Singer, Conductor
Santa Monica, CA
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on April 21, 2014 11:34am
Yes, I'm contacting GAM to order two "sets" of copies to sell for $.50 per copy.  Tomorrow is the deadline!


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on April 21, 2014 1:21am
Many congratulations, Walli and David!
on April 21, 2014 11:36am
Hi Gordon,
It is very kind of you to be interested in my good luck.  THANK YOU!
on April 21, 2014 11:43am
Way to go, guys!  It's always great to hear stories of success from others in this forum.
on April 21, 2014 4:58pm
Hi Dustin!
Thanks for your encouragement.  Believe me, I wish I could give you MORE stories about success; however, success comes in spurts that are much too infrequent.  Blessed be those who wait.
on April 22, 2014 8:57am
Congratulations to both of you.

God bless,
Michael Sandvik

on April 22, 2014 9:34am
Hi Michael!
Your kudos is much appreciated.  THANK YOU!
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