Posted by: Michelle Mitton | January 2, 2009

Two Years of Write-Away Contests

Clementines from SpainThis month marks a full two years of Write-Away Contests. Twenty-four topics, guest judges, prizes and winners.

Well I’m excited to provide more writing prompts and chances for fame and glory (heh) with yet another month and I’m going with a topic designed to help me forget the blackberry pie, homemade toffee, truffles, scalloped potatoes and 14 pounds of cheese I’ve consumed in the last two weeks as I’m back on the treadmill, sweating it up to work off those pesky pounds.

The topic is “The Finish Line.” You can think about your personal goals or relive your latest marathon, whatever strikes you but in keeping with this health-conscious theme this month’s prize will be completely non-fattening: a crate of fresh clementines from Spain.

If you haven’t had clementine oranges they’re smaller than navel oranges but very sweet and easy to peel, we all love them here and a crate of fresh fruit is always a nice summery thing in the middle of winter.

Summer from Summer’s Nook has won my heart by agreeing to serve as this month’s guest judge so I’d say we’re off to another great year of writing. To enter please 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 January 21st. If you fail to meet the January 21st 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 Friday January 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 their judgment.

I’m sorry if this makes it difficult, there are some amazing photographers out there, but it is a writing contest and I’d like to keep things focused on words.

As always, all featured winners will get to take home this attractive Write-Away Winner button which he or she may display in their side bar if they wish.

The Write-Away Contest Hosted by Scribbit

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