Selected readers made choices for the finalists in each of nine categories (listed below). Voting is online only. This year, each category will have its own separate voting and announcement.

What Posts Qualified

Any post by a currently-active regular (non-guest) contributor.

Voting Began

The first category post finalists were announced and the voting opened on May 6.

Voting Will End

Voting for all categories will continue until one week before the Chicago Tea Festival: October 24th.

How to Vote

Voting will be happening online.

Winners Announced

Winners were announced on the last day of the Chicago Tea Festival: October 31.


Prizes TBD!

(Please note that posts by T Ching staff do not qualify for entry.)

2019 Writers Contest Finalists

Stay tuned for the next category finalists to be announced!