Announcing the Winner of the 2018 Contest for Charity!

The Distinguished Panel of Anonymous Judges has just returned from their retreat at The Wise Woman's Lodge on a lonely windswept island somewhere off the coast of Scotland to announce this year's winner: Caleb Hayashida, for his album Phantastes. Caleb directed The Works of George MacDonald to donate $2,500 to Hartford City Mission. We had no entries in the essay competition this year. 

For 2019, we will be accepting any creative works--pictures, poems, songs, and so on--based on or inspired by MacDonald's writings. The deadline for entries is February 17, 2019. Email submissions to

To listen to some of the tracks from Caleb's album, click here: