Posted by: Michelle Mitton | August 1, 2008

August’s Write-Away Contest

Starbucks Gift CardBack by popular demand, this month’s Write-Away Contest will be a peach because once again Andrew came up a great topic. That man ought to start charging for his talents I tell you–that’s three times now he’s come up with good themes for my contests. I’m so glad I married him.

So what is this most wondrous of writing topics? “First Kiss.” Beauty, eh?

Now I’m going to have to give special emphasis to rule #1 where it says I wield ultimate veto power and if a submission has “objectionable” content (i.e. content that I would object to) I will have to reject it. Though I will do it very nicely and kindly and with a great deal of wringing of hands and profuse sweating because I really hate to reject anything but to give you an idea of where I’m coming from my goal is to keep things clean enough around here that if my children or their friends stumble through, curious about what I might have written about them that week, they won’t find stuff that would make them question the standards we enforce at home.

So interpret the topic however you’d like, you can write as personally or as metaphorically as you’d like but please keep it to a PG rating, after all your mother could be reading!

If you’d like to participate here are the rules:

1. Write a post or find one in your archives on the topic, “First Kiss” and email your post’s permalink to me at scribbit at 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 Sunday August 17th. If you fail to meet the August 17th 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.

2. Publish a link to the 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 Tuesday August 19th when I will post a complete list of the entries along with the Write-Away Winner and any Honorable Mentions our judge sees fit to award.

Our guest judge this month is Tracy from the Dandelion Mama who is yet another blogger close to my heart–she has all the qualifications for a great judge: she’s artistic, creative, thoughtful and an excellent writer. I’m looking forward to her selections.

And speaking of kisses the prize this month is something to get your pucker primed–

Starbucks Vivano SmoothiesI have the good fortune to be in possession of a gift card to Starbucks in the amount of $15. Myself? I don’t drink coffee but I do enjoy a good hot chocolate seven or eight times a day (we all have our little addictions right?) and Starbucks is a favorite for hot chocolate. The key is to request it heated to 140, otherwise it burns all the skin off my tongue.

Anyway, they’ve recently started up a new line of Vivano smoothies–Banana Chocolate and Orange-Mango-Banana which include fresh fruit, protein and fiber to keep you running in good health. I’ve got five coupons for free Vivano drinks and besides the gift card I will give one coupon to the winner and the remaining four will go to four other entrants who receive an Honorable Mention. Winners galore this month!

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 side bar if they wish.

Write-Away Contest WinnerGood luck, I look forward to reading your entries.

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