By Marilyn Friedman
Thank you to those of you submitted photos and posting for our WP Without Pants Contest. We got some fantastic entries and after much deliberation, we selected the winners of the Without Pants Instagram and Facebook Contests!
What is this whole no pants nonsense about? We launched the contest because our live online classes are so convenient, you don’t have to wear pants to take them! The webcam only shows your top half. All you need is a strong internet connection and a Mac, PC, or iPad that has a webcam. So we filmed an awesome video about the joy of writing without pants and created a contest for a free online class.

On Instagram, contestants were asked to post a photo or video of themselves doing something they enjoyed without pants and hashtag it #wpwithoutpants. Our Facebook contest involved commenting on our Facebook video with your favorite pantless activity and sharing our video. The most clever photos and comments won…so without further ado…congratulations to our winners Ozma Riley and Lola Shahdadi!


OzmaOzma Riley is the winner of the Instagram contest. See her winning entry above! She wins a long online class in 2015 (up to a $495 value).
Ozma is a talented illustrator who has also written several children’s picture books and published several personal essays.
You can check out her work online at
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Lola Shahdadi is the winner of the Facebook contest. Her winning entry was “I like vacuuming #wpwithoutpants…It just feels cleaner.” She gets a short live online class in 2015 (an $80 value). Lola works as a sign-language interpreter and is also a prolific blogger and writer!
Congratulations again, Ozma and Lola, for your stellar entries and we will be seeing you in a live online class soon!