Thursday, October 01, 2009

Finally! Another Write-Away Contest!

Chocolate Cherry Swirl Necklace by jaC JewelryThe Write-Away Contest has been on a summer hiatus but I'm ready to pick it up again in style with a great month.

Given that it's now October and we're facing Halloween soon the theme for the contest is "Fear." Fear? Yes, fear. Anything you happen to be afraid of or not afraid as the mood may strike. You can take it from any angle you wish within the topic.

Our guest judge for the month is Allysha from Bells on Their Toes, a blog I have admired for three years now. Allysha is a mom to thirty little toes and she's a fantastic writer as well. You'll be in good hands.

And the prize? Well I promised you style and I deliver. You see here the gorgeous "Chocolate Cherry Swirl" pendant in beautiful fall colors and a slightly mysterious yet romantic tone. It's hand-made by jaC Jewelry especially for this contest with a 18-inch sterling silver chain and a cherry, red, black and cream lampwork bead for a focal point.

I've worked with jaC many times before and all of the pieces are beautiful. If you haven't already you might like to sign up for her newsletter, visit her on her blog or in her Etsy shop.

So if that gets you thinking all you need to do to enter is to follow the directions below:

1. Write a post or find one in your archives on this month's theme then email your post's permalink to me at scribbit at gmail.com. The permalink is the URL of the individual post--not the URL of your blog--usually found by clicking on the post title or time stamp and copying the URL that appears in the address field. I will accept entries through Wednesday October 21st. If you fail to meet that deadline I will still happily publish your link with 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. Please look for a confirmation email from me within hours saying I received your entry--just to be safe.

2. Publish a link to this contest page here at Scribbit in either your entry post or in a separate post. I'm not picky how you do this, just give the contest a little mention as a courtesy and nod back. Don't stress over it because I won't.

3. Check back here on Friday October 23rd when I will post a complete list of the entries along with the Write-Away Winner and three Honorable Mentions.

4. Please remember: I will list the entries along with a small teaser for each. Just the first sentence or two of each post to give people an idea what they might expect if they should be so bold as to click on the entry.

Also, please be aware that while you are welcome to include graphics or photographs with your entries the judge will only see the text of your post. No links, no pictures, no name of your blog, nothing that might identify it to the judge. While visual posts are always beautiful to see on your blog I will only send the text to the judge and your entry will not be able to rely on visuals to influence his or her judgment.

As always, all Winners and Honorable Mentions will get to take home this attractive Write-Away Winner button which he or she may display if they wish.

The Write-Away Contest Hosted by Scribbit
Sponsored by Beau-Coup for unique baby shower favors.

10 comments:

Flea said...

Hmm. I might just have to enter this one.

Momish said...

I never entered one before, but I think I have a post that is pretty much all about fear! Love that necklace!!!

jacjewelry said...

Thank you for the kind words! Always happy to make something special for Scribbit readers. :)

M said...

Ooo...love that prize. Have to start getting into writer's mode.

Jane Pauline said...
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Jane Hamilton said...

Write-Away Yaaay!! Will have to write one now, seeing as how you are offering that lovely necklace...

Parent Club said...

I've entered!...

charrette said...

So glad you brought this back. I LOVE your Write-Away contests!

theflyingacc said...

Hummmmm, a writing contest, in chilly October, and it closes on my snowy birthday>>verrrrry close to all hallows eve.... OMG FEAR!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

I'm getting excited. Contest is comming to a close soon!