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Announcing the Hot Mess Classroom Photo Contest Winners

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Thank you to everyone who entered and voted in the "My Classroom is a Hot Mess" Photo Contest. We were so impressed by how many amazingly disastrous entries we received and how much support you showered on the finalists.

With nearly 15,000 votes, voters came out in droves for the Hot Mess Contest. Our two highest vote-getters, Melanie Driscoll's Music Mayhem Mess and Heather Asbell's Joplin Tornado Disaster were neck and neck throughout competition.

Though Music Mayhem Mess finished with the most votes, 46% of the votes compared to Joplin Tornado Disaster's 43%, both finalists are clearly deserving of the prize.

We are happy to announce that BOTH Heather and Melanie are being declared winners of the "My Classroom is a Hot Mess" Photo Contest. Both will receive a $200 Staples gift card, a TeachHUB mug and our thanks for being a part of our end-of-the-year fun on TeachHUB.

Check out their winning entries:

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Music Mayhem Mess


Our high school band has a music library of over 900 pieces of music. It's such a hot mess, who knows what we are missing!

Melanie Driscoll; Brandon High School; Brandon, FL

Announcing the Hot Mess Classroom Photo Contest Winners

Joplin Tornado Disaster


My classroom was destroyed by the May 22, 2011. I will be starting over in my classroom. I need this for my students.

Heather Asbell; Emerson Elementary; Joplin, MO

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