Sunday, December 9, 2007

Update on This Here Contest I'm A-Sponsorin'!

First of all, special thanks to Mary and Carolie for their uber-inspirational dishes in response to my contest announcement! (I especially laughed at Carolie's second one... see the following post's comments and you'll immediately understand.)

And for other visitors, please contribute to the First Ever Recess for Writers... er... Cooks Contest. Even if you're not an Iron Chef (thanks, Ello), you can still try your luck! Of course, if you're not interested, that's a-okay, but do pass along the contest's link to friends who might want to try their hands at the challenge!


I've decided that in the spirit of the holiday season, my prize will be to make a donation to the winner's favorite charity (as long as the charity doesn't support murder, child porn, weird guys who enjoy flashing people in train stations, et cetera... I reserve the right to object if I find the charity to be offensive.) I prefer donating online, so make sure your non-profit of choice has that option if at all possible. (Many offer PayPal buttons on their websites.)

There will be only one winner, and the donation amount will depend upon how many entry submissions I receive by the deadline*:

-> 1-5 contest entries - $10 USD donated
-> 6-10 contest entries - $15 USD donated
-> 11-15 contest entries - $20 USD donated
-> 16+ contest entries - $25 USD donated

(Incidentally, an official "entry" has to be serious... and at least somewhat edible. You can definitely enter more than once, but if it's a "joke" entry, it won't count toward the final number of submissions. I might giggle, though, so don't hold back if an amusing idea comes to you!)

* FINALLY, I'm extending the deadline for one day to give everyone time to spread the word and jump into the fray. This means all entries will be due no later than Tuesday, December 11, 2007, noon (E.S.T.)

I'm planning to post the winner by Wednesday, December 12, 2007 in the afternoon. (Pennsylvania time.)



Hoodie said...

Alas, I'm not much of a cook, but if you want to head to my blog you might find something you like. ")

Beth said...

I actually am a cook, but with all the bank troubles I've had, I didn't get to this post in time. I'm sorry about that. I'm doing all my catching up now.

Ello said...

Very interesting! Are you testing all of them out?

The Quoibler said...

Hoodie: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so happy! You rock!

Beth: I wish you could have contributed, but I completely understand why you weren't able to participate this time around. Maybe next time!

Ello: Though I'd love to test them, I barely have time to change my underwear on a regular basis. So I'm just asking my "guest celebrity judges" to use their imaginations! :)