Wednesday, September 1, 2010

In Which I Host A Contest

Contest contest contest time! wOOt!

I'm now at 207 followers (at the time of writing this post) which is so totally awesomesauce. Every single one of you are spectacularly cool, wonderful people and so I want to reward that with fun prizes!

Onto the deets!


The Rules:



  • You must be a follower

  • You must fill out the Official Contest Entry Form!

  • Promotion of the contest will earn you extra entries, but not as many if you're just a follower (promotion is good and fun, but mostly I just want people to be able to enter and still have a decent chance at winning.)

  • If you provide me with a poem you have written, preferably one that is humorous and/or written in haiku, OR a micro fiction piece of 50 words or less, you will receive extra entries. YAY humorous poems and micro fiction!

  • Contest open to all peeps. I will ship internationally if I need to. Just trying to spread the love


The Results:



  • Will be announced September 13th. Everyone needs a little excitement on a Monday morning, amiright?


The Prizes:




  • The prizes were all purchased at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Huzzah!


Third place:




  • mini handmade suede journal with handmade paper

  • a stick pencil

  • an incense stump

  • incense consisting of pumpkin, lilac and a few other scents that I can't remember. All suitably nummy and personally chosen by moi.


Second Place:




  • A small sized handmade journal with handmade paper. Stamped Leather cover, with metal hooks and stretchy binder clasp


First Place





    • A medium handmade journal with handmade paper. Leather stamped cover with leather tie closure


    So there you have it! The form for entry is embedded below for ease of use. Good luck to all the entrants!

    Official Contest Entry Form!

    43 comments:

    Hannah Kincade said...

    I'm telling ya, reading your contest to the Jurassic Park soundtrack -priceless. It made it seem that much more awesome possum. Why did it have to be journals?! JOURNALS?! I will post post haste about it spreading the word like wildfire or something else that spreads really fast...oh yeah, my ass!

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    LOL i knew i'd hook you with the journals

    Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

    Congrats on the over 200 followers and yay for the contest o' awesome festival loot. I think I have a micro but I'll have to check...something about toilet paper. Will fill out the form and put ya in my side bar and those journals are gorgeous!

    Hannah Kincade said...

    Why'd you do that?

    p.s. I posted about your post! hahaha!

    Summer Ross said...

    Congrats on the 200 followers! I'll post this on the side bar, when is the last day to enter this contest?

    Indigo said...

    Woot! On the now over 200 followers. Came by way of Hannah...something - something, about journals (winks). In any event awesome contest. (Hugs)Indigo

    Summer said...

    Yay!! Congratulations!!

    Those are some gorgeous journals, friend! Here's a question, though: if a person were to win first place, what if they *really* wanted the third place prize? *covets incense* :D

    I'm thrilled that we can write some haiku! I LOVE HAIKU! I will return...

    Jaydee Morgan said...

    Congrats on all your followers :)

    And those journals look lovely!

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    Erica - Yay Toilet Paper!

    Hannah - because i lurves you and want to drive you cah-razy!

    Summer Ross - the last day to enter would be Saturday the 11th. I'll update the post right now

    Indigo - yay! Thanks for stopping over and good luck!

    Summer - yes, i'm sure we could arrange something if you were to win.

    jayde - Thanks! And good luck!

    Teebore said...

    Score! I approve this contest.

    Lola Sharp said...

    Wow! These are such lovely prizes. *drool*

    CONGRATS on all your well deserved followers! :)

    #wanttoWIN

    Lola Sharp said...

    You're on my sidebar...I'll do a post about it in the next couple of days. And I'll tweet all about it. :)

    Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

    OMG! I covet..covet journals like these!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Okay - posted on sidebar, am a follower & here are my haiku(s):

    dimming sunlight...
    fingers move over the keys
    inspiration lives!

    thundering feet...
    a puppy slides into me.
    laughter escapes.

    crazy driver...
    no blinker no respect.
    rubbing is racing

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

    Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

    The handmade books are beautiful. Congrats on 207!

    Talli Roland said...

    Woohoo! Lovely lovely journals - and congrats on the followers!

    Janel said...

    Oh my, oh my! Has your basement flooded yet, since I'm drooling right now. :)

    Suzi McGowen said...

    Congratulations! You know where our weakness lies. Writing swag!

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    LOL thanks everyon!

    Suzi - yeah, i figured one can never have too much writing swag

    Lola - Hah! Also, i lurved your poem

    Teebore - i am glad that you approve.

    Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

    Those are some heavy-duty prizes!

    Elle Strauss said...

    Looks like a great contest. Have Fun!

    Julie Musil said...

    I found your blog through Hannah Kincade. Congratulations on your awesome follower count. Your prizes are amazing...love those beautiful journals.

    Angela M. said...

    Congrats on the followership! Pretty darn impressive for less than a year of blogging :) You have fantastic taste in prizes, too. I added the contest to my sidebar.

    I did want to write you something, but my poetry is dark usually and I'm too long-winded for 50 words. Even my comments can't be shorter than two paragraphs, lol!

    Sharon K. Mayhew said...

    Congratulations on reaching over 200 followers! I remember you before you had a blog! LOL...

    We were just in Minneapolis...I wonder if we were close enough to get a coffee with you?

    Have a good one, Sarah!

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    Alex - i like to give the goods

    Elle - thanks!

    Julie - thanks! and thanks for stopping by!

    Angela - HA! no worries about the writing of things. It's only a small portion of points for the drawing

    Sharon - Ha! Crazy, right? And if you were anywhere in either city or the suburbs, chances are you would have been close enough (unless you were in one of those souther burbs)

    Anne said...

    don't...don't you still owe me some sort of kitsune hat from a previous contest...?

    and...a commission...?

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    yes yes. though i had forgotten about the hat

    Okie said...

    Congrats on 200+ That's awesome.

    And thanks for the contest with gorgeous prizes. :)

    Nate Wilson said...

    Those journals sure look purty. If I don't win, I might have to travel the Renaissance Festival circuit looking for one of my own.

    And hey, congratulations on surging past 200 followers! It'll be years before I reach such lofty numbers, but that hasn't stopped me from having a contest of my own. (You should enter.)

    Elana Johnson said...

    Oooh, beautiful prizes! Congrats on the followers!

    Nicole Zoltack said...

    Congrats on the followers! I'm obsessed with the Renaissance so I really hope I win. :)

    Tamara Narayan said...

    Hannah Kincade sent me here and OMG! White Bear Lake? I have an aunt that lives on White Bear--Roxy Hodgson. She took me and my parents on a tour in her boat last summer. It's beautiful.

    Cool Contest. Must start brainstorming.

    Anne said...

    ha! well in all fairness i had forgotten about the hat as well, until the new contest

    cassandrajade said...

    Congratulations on the 200 (207) followers. That must be an awesome feeling.

    ~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

    Huge congrats for surpassing 200 fab peep followers! Whoot! Those are some gorgeous prizes. Looking forward to entering and celebrating with you!!!!!!!!!

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    Okie - thanks! And i just like to spread the love

    Nate - ah it won't be that long for you. The followers just start to come in in surges. You'll see. And yes, i saw your contest and am thinking on the poem right now

    Elana - thanks!

    Nicole - I am obsessed to, and this guy has such awesome journals

    Tamara - Hah! Small world. And good luck when you enter

    Anne - Ha!

    Cassandra - it is indeed. It means that most of the time, anyway, i'm driving people away. Right?

    Nicole - Yay! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!

    KodasTotems said...

    I'm in! I'm in! I'm going for 2nd place! And this is the first contest I've ever participated in, because generally I am FAR too cool for such endeavors. (Cool / lazy / self-centered... there's such a fine line really.)

    Lynda Young said...

    Congrats on your 200 plus followers! It's a great achievement! :)

    Lyn
    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    Kodas - ahh yes. the bane of laziness...

    Lynda - thanks! And thanks for following!

    RaShelle said...

    Hi Sarah - Found you through Alex. What beautiful journals.
    I'll be blogging about it tomorrow.

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    RaShelle - thanks and welcome!

    Summer said...

    I totes just had a math FAIL filling out your form. I forgot the last point for tallying points, so it should've been 12. But it's no big.

    Falen (Sarah) said...

    Summed - fixed!

    AchingHope said...

    Yay for all your followers! :D That's exciting *does dance*

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