Winners of the '10 years from now' Contest!

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Dear members,

You might remember that in August we launched yet another contest here at projecteducate. This time the theme was "10 years from now". As always it was very interesting to go through the entries and see where you see yourself in ten years. Well, now it's time to announce the winners! Be sure to go check out their work and give them some love!

1st place:


craftsbyblue with:

Golden Lotus by craftsbyblue

"I dedicate this lotus to the Buddha, to my family who introduced me to Buddhism, and to all the kind people we've had the fortune to cross paths with. This lotus is now part of the Buddha shrine in my family's home.

At one point, one of my biggest life goals was to stand at the same level as the people I admired. I believed that relationships had to be equal, and that in order to be "fair," I had to be at least as accomplished as my friends and family members. After I found my passions and started to develop my skills, however, I realized that it would take years for me to "catch up." As a result, I became extremely ambitious in pursuit of my goals.

After becoming a Buddhist and vegetarian, my perspective on life started to change. I realized that if I really wanted to give back to my fellow beings, then I should continuously work towards becoming a better person, and not just a more talented person. In ten years, I hope to become more like the wonderful people who have been a guiding light to me and others - patient, compassionate, grateful, and thoughtful. 

I vow to the Buddha that I will continue my cultivation.

Lotus Flower 

The lotus is a very important in symbol Pure Land Buddhism, the branch that my family and I follow. The goal of Pure Land Buddhists is to go to Western Pure Land(西方極樂世界), a place where one can cultivate without any distractions, learn from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and be free from the Six Paths of reincarnation (六道輪回). Beings are reborn in Western Pure Land from lotuses, and sincerely chanting the Buddha's name nurtures the lotus.

願生西方淨土中,
九品蓮花為父母
花開見佛悟無生
不退菩薩為伴侶。

More information here and here."

2nd place:


MagicalJoey with:



3rd place:


TheSmileyDinosaur with:


Reminder of the prizes:


1st place: 6 month core + 2000 points

2nd place: 3 month core + 1000 points

3rd place: 1 month core + 500 points




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:trophy:Congratulations to the winners :aww:

How sad that MagicalJoey was never going to have a future :sadangel:
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:huggle: I know Phyllis, she never even saw that she won... I am just glad she didn't know that when she wrote her piece.
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So, so true....
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:huggle:
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Congrats to the winners!!!
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BellaGBearStudent Artisan Crafter
Congratulations on the winners :D
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Congratulations to all the winners :clap:
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Congratulations to the winners :clap:
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Splendid work, all.
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Oh wow! Thank you so much!! 
Congrats to the other winners!!
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congratulation to the winners!
I'm looking forward to a new contest. You are amazing Love 
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Congratulations to all the winners! :clap:
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Congratulations to the winners! :w00t: 
Beautiful entries! :la:
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craftsbyblueHobbyist Digital Artist
This made my day, thank you so much :thanks:!
Thank you for another amazing contest, and congrats to all :heart: :love:
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Congrats to the winners, I love the poetry selections :D
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craftsbyblue MagicalJoey and TheSmileyDinosaur Congratulations on your wins! So deserving!
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Thank you! <3
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Thanks so much :hug:!
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craftsbyblue, MagicalJoey and TheSmileyDinosaur congrats on winning !
inuyasha -clap 
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Thank you <3
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Thank you so much :thanks:!
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😁
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:heart: 
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Well done everyone  :happybounce:
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