Summer is the time for adventures, for camping and travel and nights under the stars so for this month's contest the topic "My Most Adventurous Moment." Now depending on how wild you are this could be anything from living in the jungles of Borneo for a year, driving in California rush-hour traffic, or eating unidentifiable selections from the menu at the corner take-out place.
Maybe your adventure was marriage or parenthood, maybe it's been learning something new later in your life or picking up a new habit. This doesn't have to be Fear Factor, whatever you've done that was new and exciting counts as an adventure in my book. The entries will be judged more on the quality of writing than on the size of the adventure, so don't let the topic intimidate.
So once again, here are the rules:
1. Write a post or find one in your archives about your most adventurous moment. Email your post's permalink to me at: scribbit at gmail.com any time through Wednesday July 18th. If you fail to meet the July 18th deadline I will still happily publish the link to your post and include it in the list of entries but it will not be judged. I reserve the right to reject submissions if they fail to meet the topic or if they contain objectionable content.
2. Publish a link to the contest page here at Scribbit in either your entry post or in a separate post.
3. Check back here on Friday July 20th when I will post a complete list of the entries along with the Write-Away Winner and any honorable mentions our judge saw fit to award.
Our guest judge this month is Susan from Food Blogga whose adventures just continue to mount as an east-coast transplant in California. What makes Susan's blog wonderful (well, besides the great food, recipes and photographs) are her stories--yes she's got it all. She's an excellent writer who can spin a tale over something as simple as grapefruit and has kindly consented to look over the entries to find her favorite. Thanks so much Susan!
This month I'm handing out another ceramic plate, pictured at top, done by Alaskan artist Toni Maury from the Anchorage Gallery of Artique, Ltd. It's really a beautiful piece and certainly a worthy prize for the winner. If you go to Artique, Ltd.'s site you can see a sample of her work and a similar plate in blue.
But besides this the winner and all runners-up or honorable mentions (I leave that up to the judge to award them) will also get to take home this attractive Write-Away Winner button which he or she may display in their sidebar if they wish.
Congratulations to Cathi from El Reno, Oklahoma for winning Saturday's giveaway, I'll have another one this week that will again be open to all readers. And may I take this chance to say thank you to all the visitors that come by for the drawing? I enjoy reading each of the notes I get in the message section of the entries. I wish I could respond to each one but given the quantity (close to 400) I can't do more than enjoy and sometimes chuckle at your comments. I wish I had prizes to give to everyone who enters!
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