SixContest Winners! Our top 6 “firsts” in six words
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TreeHugger Tag

Nearly 500 of you took the plunge and entered our "Six Words on Water" challenge, inspired by our pals over at Treehugger. It wasn't easy picking the winners, but TH editor Meaghan O'Neil has emerged with her top three choices. Each writer will receive a Spreadshirt tee adorned by their six wet words. The Winners: "Raise a glass, not a bottle," by Jennifer. "I’m 60% FULL of IT…You?," by JB. "Wet dream: Fresh water for everyone," by Chica.

sawthelight.jpgWhen TreeHugger and SMITH asked our communities for six words on their "Green Life" we had great expectations for mini-memoirs on all things eco. Still, once again, what you came up with in just six words blew us away. So it is on this Earth Day, a day when everyone hugs the tree huggers, that we're thrilled to announce six winners of the first annual SMITH Mag/TreeHugger Green Life contest. The grand prize winner--and recipient of an iPod nano etched with the winning memoir—is Kay R for her brilliant, Saw the light, turned it off. Second prize goes to Marcus Eder, who reveals in six words: "I read my porn online now." We're not sure what's in his DVD player now, but what's coming next is his new prize, a set of Planet Earth DVDs. The above winners, and these four runners-up below, receive a copy of SMITH's new bestselling book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs From Writers Famous and Obscure. Runners-up: My solar backpack recharged my soul. -Krissie Nagy Threat level has reached Code Green. -Kevin Letourneau Walk the talk, and just walk. -Rita Ann Save water. Shower with a friend. -Mego (Melissa Gould) We're not sure what to do with these two entries, except, well, smile: Does anyone hug the tree huggers? -Harlan Stanton I read Tree Hugger every day. -JonnyU Honorable mentions: Pee in cup. Water plants. Repeat. Grow your own stash (of beans). Right now, some dinosaur is chuckling. Vegetarians taste better. We're grain fed.