Friday, October 22, 2010

In Which It's That Time Of Year Again

I'm getting around to this a little bit later than I wanted to originally (I blame the cold that has been wreaking havoc on my immune system this week), but I'm all for tradition and strongly believe in "the better late than never" mindset. For those who haven't been following me for very long, I'm referring to my annual Fall Season Give Away. It's going to be much the same this year as the previous two, but with one major change. has generously offered to the winner of this contest a $55.00 gift certificate to be used at any of their online stores. They sell a wide variety of items (from cookware or bedding, exercise equipment or lamps, a fancy necklace or a bar stool, you name it), so if you're the lucky winner, you'll have over 200 stores to browse through to your heart's content and pick what you want. 

Now that I've got you hooked, here are the all the details:


Fall is my favorite season, and while I'm trying to make an effort to enjoy this time of year, I want you to be able to take some time from your busy lives and enjoy it, too. To encourage that, I thought a contest with an incentive would help.

To participate, choose one of the following categories:
  • Take a picture that you feel best describes the fall season, OR
  • Prove your worth by carving the best Jack O'Lantern.
Participants in Category One will need to submit, in addition to their photo, a short paragraph detailing why they chose the subject of the photo, and how they feel it best describes the Fall season. Participants in Category Two will need to submit, in addition to a picture of the final product, photos of the "work in progress" (you don't need to show the faces of those involved, just prove that you actually did the work). One winner be selected from each category, with the entries being judged on originality, and in the case of pumpkin carving, skill and end result. To help keep things fair and unbiased, I'll have The Boss pick the winner.

Submissions should be e-mailed to me (badassgeek[at]gmail[dot]com) no later than midnight on Monday, November 1st. I will review the submissions, and The Boss will make her selection for the winner in each category. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 5th.

In the past there has been a winner in each category, but due to sponsorship limitations, there is only going to be one winner overall. The winner selected from either category will receive by e-mail a gift certificate code for any of the CSNStores websites for $55.00. There will be two runners-up (one in each category), and those people will receive a yet-to-be-decided Badass Geek branded item. It'll be cool, trust me.

For some inspiration and to see what you might be up against, check out the posts from the previous two years where the submissions were showcased (click here for the first contest held in 2008, and here for last year's contest). It's a lot of fun, so I hope all of you decide to participate, or at least get outside and enjoy Nature's best season.

How does all of that sound? Good? Great. Now get to it!

Have a good weekend, everyone.


Writer Ninja said...

Dude, since I am a newbie, I did not know about this!

Hmm, I almost think that Badass memorabilia would be cooler than the cash though. You know, I go for the collector’s items here.

I love photography, (and I live near a forest), so I can take some pictures. Or, I can try and use my ninja five-star for the pumpkin carving. You will just have to wait and see what I do, Badass.

It will be a surprise!

Writer Ninja said...

Yes. *gives self a pat on the back*
I caught up on all of the posts and I feel glorious.

Opto-Mom said...

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Check it out over at my blog!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Damn, no fall season or pumpkins over here!

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