The Competition Dolls of the Madame Alexander Doll Convention is my favorite part of the convention. The mix of dolls entered is unique to each convention, never to be repeated exactly the same again. I entered the ten dolls this year — which proved to be an insane amount of work to handle, pack and then to repack to come back home. My pride and joy this year is a 1951 lavender Maggie that won the Conventions Favorite Doll ribbon this year. The layers of time, thought and effort are numerous in the overall process. Alas, my biggest goof was entering one of my all-time favorite dolls, a 17 inch hard plastic Wendy Ann in the wrong category — the 101 of basic mistakes. Oh well, she now has another chance at another time.