Monday, January 01, 2007

The Write-Away Contest

A new year means new things and I'm happy to announce a new item here at Scribbit: The Write-Away Contest, complete with Valuable Prizes. You heard that right. Valuable Prizes.

The topic is Goals. Write a post about goals--goals for your blog, goals for your family, goals for yourself, goals you had in 2006 or for 2007, heck write about field goals if you're feeling cheeky. Write your post then email me the title and permalink at scribbit @gmail.com before Saturday, January 20th.

A special guest judge, Kathryn at Daring Young Mom, has graciously agreed to choose a winner based on the following criteria: quality of writing, applicability to the topic and overall ability to engage the reader. So if your post provokes a chuckle or moves her toward nirvana you may have an added advantage. I will post the winner here on Monday, January 22nd.

You may submit more than one post, so long as each is on-topic and clean. In each submission include a link to this page here at Scribbit and when the winner is announced I will post a list with links to each entry.

The prize you'll be writing for is an original ceramic plate, pictured above, from Anchorage gallery Artique Ltd. by artist Toni Maury. If you go to this link here you can see a sample of her work and a similar plate in blue. Very Alaskan, very classy, very cool.

But wait! There's more! In addition to being declared the Triumphant Write-Away Winner I have here this stylish button you may take home should you choose to flaunt your good fortune to the blogosphere. Good luck and good writing!


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20 comments:

local girl said...

What a great idea! I guess I better start thinking up some goals!

Haley-O said...

This is such a great idea!!! I would love to participate, but (as I wrote in my latest post) I'm not great at sticking to my goals -- at least the trivial ones. I'm so goal-oriented, it sucks. So, I'm taking a break. :) I'm going easy on myself and hoping this will enable me to achieve my more important long-term goals. :)

Blondie said...

My only goal this year is to learn how to play backgammon, so I doubt I could write anything good about that. But what a fun competition! I look forward to hearing how it all goes. :)

An Ordinary Mom said...

What a great way to inspire people to do and keep their New Year's resolutions.

Happy 2007!

P.S. I have posted my goals.

Izzy said...

Funny that you should ask about goals. I was just thinking abou that. My secret goal is for us to move out of Florida. Don't tell my husband. He's not "ready" yet. Hmmph.

Joan said...

Sounds like a good contest. I have a couple of related posts in progess that I may enter.

K T Cat said...

I love it!

Leslie said...

Great idea! I just may have to throw my hat in the ring.

NtycnBoricua said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you had a great new year! I'll have to think about my goals for the new year! ;)

http://ntycnboricua.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I've made an entry about your contest tonight. ;-)

Petite Mom Blogger said...

sounds like a fun contest. Do you mind if I post it on my contest blog?

Christine said...

I love the idea Michelle! Goals work better for me than resolutions.
I'm better at goals.

modmom said...

what a fun blog you have!
my blog is mostly a design blog + a monthly breast cancer reminder to check squeeze your lemons + what's up with my treatment. it's nice to read blogs where people expose their personal lives, but i'm too shy to do it myself

Zeus said...

Ooooo! I love contests! I am so entering. Be prepared! RAWR!

Zeus said...

I'm just letting you know that mine will probably be a late entry. I'm planning on having it posted on Friday.

Zeus said...

Ok....mine's up:

http://zeusexcuse.blogspot.com/2007/01/goal-setting.html

fracas said...

Super idea. I't's Friday already but I'll give it a stab.

fracas said...

Ok, the link is here. Email on the way.

The 'Fracas' Write Away Contest Submission

Thanks for the opportunity and the ispiration.

Ann Kroeker said...

Oh, man. I totally missed the deadline.

So much for that. And to think that my goal was to enter more contests!

No, that's not really my goal. But one of my many goals for 2007 is to take more risks, and this would have been a fun one.

Since I missed the deadline, I thought I'd just dream a bit. After reading the comments here, I've decided a secret goal is to move into Izzy's house in Florida after she and her husband move out.

She wants out of that state, she said; I want in. Izzy, are you interested in the Midwest? Maybe we could just trade?

Glad to discover your blog, Scribbit.

Sorry to have missed the contest. It would have been fun to imagine Daring Young Mom actually perusing my prose.

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Phooey! Just heard about the contest, but the deadline has passed. Oh, well.

I'll check back to see if you run another one!

Drop by and visit my blog when you have time, ok?