Friday, April 13, 2007

Ready, Set, Enter...

I am off and running today, so not a lot of time to write. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some contests going on out there and maybe prod some of you into entering!!!
Good luck...and remember, you can't win if you don't enter!

Martha Stewart Scrapbooking Contest
Martha Stewart has begun her search for five master scrapbookers.
Martha's Scrapbooking Contest Contest runs from April 10, 2007 to April 27, 2007. Entries accepted ONLY online. Winners will be notified by between April 28, 2007 and May 11, 2007.Enter now for your chance to win.
Five Grand Prizes will be selected from among all entries received, based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (0-50 points); and Workmanship (0-50 points). The five highest scoring entries will be deemed the Grand Prize Winners.
Each Grand Prize consists of a HP Photosmart c7180 All-in One unit, a HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera, a HP Customer 02 Series 150-Sheet Photo Value Pack, fifteen sheets of HP Premium Photo Paper and a $250 Michael's Gift Card.
Fine Print: Contest entrants must be legal US residents, aged 18 or older. Since Michael's (Arts & Crafts Store) and Hewlett Packard are two of the sponsors, employees "and their immediate family members (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of any such individual, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win."

A Writing Competition
Borders, CBS News The Early Show, and
Mitch Albom, author of For One More Day, are bringing you a writing competition: Times Mom Stood Up For Me: A Writing Competition. Featuring Mitch Albom.
Honor your mother or her memory by writing a short essay describing a time she stood up for you – perhaps when no one else did. Gather members will select the 10 finalists by reading and rating the entries, and Mitch Albom will select the Grand Prize Winner from the finalists. You could win a fabulous trip to New York City with Mom, or whoever you're honoring this Mother's Day, to join Mitch on CBS News The Early Show!
Grand Prize: You and the someone special you're honoring on Mother's Day, will win a trip to NYC to appear on CBS News The Early Show plus a fabulous Royal Caribbean cruise vacation!
Entry Period: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 to Wednesday, April 25, 2007. Winner will be notified before May 10, and will appear with Mitch Albom on the CBS Early Show on Thursday, May 10, 2007.
To enter the contest,
join Gather and the Borders group on Entrants should submit an original, previously unpublished, article/essay relaying a childhood memory of a particular moment in which a mother stood up for them. Submissions should be no longer than 300 words and can include one or more JPEG images. Photos are NOT required, but are encouraged.
[fine print: open only to US residents, excluding Puerto Rico and other US territories, at least 18 years old.
Official contest rules here.]

Paper Crafts is hosting a gallery challenge—Gallery Idol. They will be holding open auditions until Friday, April 20. The theme for open auditions will be Hello cards. To participate, post your original designs in the gallery under the category "Gallery Idol Challenge: Hello Cards." You could win fabulous prizes and the chance to move on to the next round of the paper craft competition!
Click here to find out more.

enjoy the process, and maybe even the win!

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