THE BADASS GEEK FALL SEASON GIVE AWAY!
Before I announce who the winners are, I want to say on behalf of The Boss that judging the contest was very difficult. Each picture had its charm and originality, and she wrestled with the various options before finally making her selections late last night.
The main purpose of this contest was to encourage you all to get out and have some fun. I hope that all who participated enjoyed themselves, and for those who didn't get a chance to submit (or didn't win) there might be another contest coming up soon.
With all that said, here are the winners!
Category 1: Mad Woman Meg
This photograph shows my children jumping into a pile of leaves that they painstakingly gathered. Time and again they would gather up the leaves into a pile, and then run and jump into it. We had just finished a leisurely walk through the park, watching parents hurry their children along to the next activity. In a time when people are so rushed, in an effort to get to the next playdate, the next meeting, the next gymnastics lesson, I think we have lost the ability to just stop. That's it, just stop.
Watching my children jump in the leaves on that chilly day, marveling at the many colors of the fallen leaves, taking the time to have fun - all of it warmed me. If I could guarantee that they would always enjoy the ease of fall, enjoy the changing colors of fall, I would. Sadly, as the changing of the leaves is inevitable, so too is the growing of my children. But I will always have this picture to remind me why Fall is so spectacular.
Category 2: Sus
(Editor's Note: In compliance with the rules for this category, Sus sent along pictures of herself while carving the pumpkin, I just didn't post them. The pattern was custom drawn and carved by Sus).
As promised, Meg will receive a custom blog design by Yours Truly, and Sus (because she doesn't have a Blogger blog) will get a hand-made Badass Geek t-shirt. Meg and Sus, please e-mail me (badassgeek[at]gmail[dot]com) for further information.
For the runners-up and for those who didn't win, I thank you for your entries and I hope you all had fun participating in this contest. Winning or not, that was the main point, after all.
Congratulations to the winners!
In a moment of mental obscurity, I completely forgot to mention who the runners-up were, and that there are prizes for them, too!
The runner-up for Category 1 is Pamela, with this photo:
The runner-up for Category 2 is Lola, with this photo:
Ladies, I apologize for not putting this in with the original post. E-mail me at the address I listed above for more information!