Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Cool Contest by a Cool Chick

Kaye Dacus is having a contest on her blog!
The following is taken from Kaye's blog:

On July 31, 2008, I’ll publish my 500th Blog Post on Write Place, Write Time! That means it’s time to celebrate!


The blessing I’ve received from blogging is the feedback that I get from readers—those of you who are reading and commenting almost every single day, as well as those who might visit only once or twice. So my 500th Blog Post is going to be an announcement of the winners of a very special contest!


In a mere six months, my first book, Stand-In Groom, will hit the shelves. But I’m going to give you the opportunity to receive a signed copy before the book is available to the public. And if that isn’t enough, winners will also receive a CD-mix of the songs mentioned in the book, including Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” “That’s Amore,” and “Return to Me,” along with other American Standards singers like Frank Sinatra and Nat “King” Cole. But wait! That’s not all! Winners will also get an Amazon gift certificate for up to $100!

THE PRIZES
Grand Prize: Signed copy of Stand-In Groom, Mixed CD of music mentioned in the book, and a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate.

2nd Place: Signed copy of Stand-In Groom, Mixed CD of music mentioned in the book, and a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

3rd Place: Signed copy of Stand-In Groom, Mixed CD of music mentioned in the book, and a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.

4th Place: Signed copy of Stand-In Groom, Mixed CD of music mentioned in the book, and a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate.

5th Place: Signed copy of Stand-In Groom, Mixed CD of music mentioned in the book, and a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate.

I will mail CDs and e-mail Amazon gift certificates as soon as the contest ends; winners will receive their copies of Stand-In Groom as soon as I receive advance copies in December or early January.

HOW DO I ENTER?
1. To enter the grand prize drawing, you must do both of the following:

(a) Submit an anecdote about the funniest thing you’ve ever seen happen at a wedding (your own or someone else’s) in 500 words or less. I along with a panel of anonymous judges (probably relatives) will choose the winner. Entries should be e-mailed to me at kaye (at) kayedacus (dot) com, with a subject line:WPWT Contest Entry. Entries must be received no later than midnight (U.S. Central Time) Friday, July 25.

(b) Post a comment on at least ten blog posts between Monday, June 30 (today), and Wednesday, July 30. Comments must be relevant to the topic of that day’s post. Only one comment per post will count toward the contest, but each comment over the ten required earns you another name in the “hat”—so the more you visit the blog and comment on posts, the greater your chances of winning.* One comment out of the ten can be a link to an announcement of my contest on your blog (please use this link:
http://kayedacus.com/500th-blog-post-contest-giveaway/).For comments to count toward the contest, they must be on the posts dated between June 30 and July 30—no going back to older posts and commenting on those! Also—it should be more than just “Great topic. Thanks for posting it.” I want thoughtful comments that prove you’ve actually read what I’ve written.
Eligible non-winning entrants for the grand prize will be entered into the drawing for the 2nd through 5th place prizes.


2. To enter the drawing for the 2nd through 5th place prizes (names to be drawn at random):Post a comment on at least ten blog posts between Monday, June 30 (today), and Wednesday, July 30. Comments must be relevant to the topic of that day’s post. Only one comment per post will count toward the contest, but each comment over the ten required earns you another name in the “hat”—so the more you visit the blog and comment on posts, the greater your chances of winning.* One comment out of the ten can be a link to an announcement of and link to my contest on your blog (please use this link:
http://kayedacus.com/500th-blog-post-contest-giveaway/).For comments to count toward the contest, they must be on the posts dated between June 30 and July 30—no going back to older posts and commenting on those! Also—it should be more than just “Great topic. Thanks for posting it.” I want thoughtful comments that prove you’ve actually read what I’ve written.
*Posting a comment on ten posts earns you one entry in the contest; each additional comment (one per post) earns additional entries. For example: if you comment on eleven posts, you’ll have two entries; comment on fifteen posts, earn six entries. The greatest number of entries possible is fourteen (a comment on each of the 23 posts between June 30 and July 30).

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I’VE WON?I will e-mail winners (so be sure your e-mail address is correct when you post your comments) on Thursday evening, July 30, and the winning anecdote and names of winners will be posted as my 500th blog post on Thursday, July 31.

Isn't that cool? Hop on over and get your entries in. Time's ticking away!


1 comment:

  1. I'm composting my story. will have it written soon.

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