Fortunately, the vast majority of entries for our contest were very good; so good, in fact, the editors of Field & Stream deadlocked on two entries. As a result, we're awarding two prizes. Congratulations to Seth Bichler, 16, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; and Alyssa Franklin, 16, of North Merrick, New York. Each will receive a check for $500. You can read the winning essays on page 41. You can also read a selection of terrific quotes from some of the other essays on page 44.