Our Grand Prize Winner, chosen by a team of LiveJournal staff, is: pollinia!
Our Community Grand Prize Winner, chosen by you, is: catchingspirit!
Each of our winners will receive a $500 prize and the right to select one charity from a list of four to receive a $500 donation. Congratulations to you both, and to everyone who submitted an essay. We think this has been a tremendous success, and we can't wait to run another contest, probably later on this year.
The winning submissions:
Grand Prize Winner, pollinia:
( A Brief History of the HaircutCollapse )
Community Grand Prize Winner, catchingspirit:
( PinkCollapse )