Re: Israel Contest

Participant
Lynne Abbey-Lee on #108953

Putting aside whether or not all prizes should be awarded in a competition:
There is just no reason whatsoever to have one contestant and one prize remaining (having already awarded the 2nd and 3rd prizes), and then announce that there will be no first place winner. The only word for it is cruel, regardless of contest protocol or whatever reason they might have had.

I’m sure that Emily has the grace and internal fortitude to get past this, as she is a remarkable young woman, but there are likely many people who might not bounce back from such a crushing blow.