I just found out I recieved a regional gold key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Award. I'll now be entered in the national competition.
Some contests you enter without much trouble. Others you worry over, writing for days on end, over thinking every letter until you realize no two words you write sound good together. Then you settle, and send it in, and figure you might as well get on with something else. You forget about that contest you entered--no, really. You never think about it, getting your hopes up when you know it will probably come to nothing. Yeah.
Anyway. I'm really grateful for this opportunity, and for all the people who made it possible. Thank you, Scholastic!