Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Contest

Annoucing... Miss Dashwood's newest contest!  I had such fun with that Jane Austen Birthday Card contest (as I hope you did, too) that I decided to hold another one.  This time, it will be a Period Drama Button contest.

Allow me to elaborate.

Participants will submit a picture from a period drama with a humorous caption on it, such as the one at the top of this post.  The caption must be either a common saying (such as "If I had a British accent..." or "Keep calm and ____") or a quote from another period drama ("sink me!", for instance) or possibly even a song lyric ("the simple bare necessities", perhaps).   A quote or song lyric or saying that goes with the picture, that is.  See below for another example.

I hope you are laughing at my amazing wit.  (Miss Dashwood, stop being so shamelessly vain and get on with what you have to say.)

Oh, very well.  As I said, if you'd like to participate, please make your own funny button (or two or three) and then post it (or them) on your blog.  Leave a comment on this post with the link to your button.  The contest will close on Saturday, January 21st at 11:59 PM.  After that time, no more entries will be accepted.  You are free to enter as many buttons as you wish.

If there are more than five entries, I will select five top entries and allow y'all to vote for a winner.  If there are five or less entries, I will select a winner from those five.  Makes some semblance of sense?  Good.

You may use whatever image source you like to get pictures for the contest (Google Images, Fanpop, Photobucket, whatever) but I thought I might provide you with links to a few screencap albums.  If you do use photos from these albums (which aren't mine, by the way) please be courteous and cite the albums in your blog post.

Emma 2009: http://rawr-caps.net/index.php?cat=71
Sense and Sensibility 1995: http://www.leavemethewhite.com/caps/thumbnails.php?album=101
Pride and Prejudice 2005: http://www.leavemethewhite.com/caps/thumbnails.php?album=170
Pride and Prejudice 1995: http://www.cap-that.com/austen/p&p1995/
Bleak House 2005: http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/bleakhouse/

To edit your pictures and add text, I suggest using either Picnik (www.picnik.com) or FotoFlexer (www.fotoflexer.com), two free photo editing websites.

Happy editing... I'm looking forward to your submissions!

A couple of things I forgot to add... if you do not have a blog, please upload your entries to a photo hosting site such as Photobucket or Picasa Web Albums and leave the photos' URLs in a comment.  If you need help with this, just let me know.
Also, I forgot to mention that Yet Another Period Drama Blog hereby reserves the right to reproduce the winning entry (and possibly the runners-up) in a post announcing the winners.  Entrants that do not agree to these terms will be disqualified.
Heehee, that sounded so technical and official.  :P  All I'm trying to say is that if you win, I want to be able to put your button on my blog (with full credit of course) to announce that you've won, so be prepared for that.


Julia said...

Oh, this looks like SOOOO much fun. What amazing wit you have, Miss Dashwood! :D

I'm planning on entering five or so buttons. Just give me a couple of days. :D

I'll be back! :D


Abby said...

Oh, I can't wait to have a go! Once I have some ideas, I'll start making some :') The Mrs Bennet one at the top of the post had me laughing out loud - people say that so often but now I shall remind them that actually, not all British accents are that enjoyable... ;)


Miss Dashwood said...

Looking forward to your entries!!!

Heehee, I keep forgetting that you probably have a real British accent, don't you?
I was originally going to make the Mrs. Bennet one a picture of Miss Bates (with the same caption) but then I decided that would be rather mean and slightly reminiscent of Box Hill, so I didn't. :)

Milisande said...


I Made this about ten seconds ago so yeah :D

Melody said...

Oh how fun! I doubt I'll be able to come up with anything, though. I'm afraid I don't have "amazing wit". :P It will be quite amusing to see what other amazingly witty people think up, however. Maybe you should just appoint me the judge. Haha, just kidding.

Miss Dashwood said...

Thank you for being the first person to enter! However, your picture does not quite match the criteria for the contest... the button has to consist of an image from a period drama (see the two examples in my post). So I won't be able to consider it as a valid entry. Do feel free to enter something else, though, if you choose!

Hey, it never hurts to try... :)
and you can always vote for the winner later, you know. :)

Melody said...

Well, I don't know. I think it might hurt if one does try, and can't think of anything. ;-)
Ha, don't worry. I didn't really want to judge. I was just being silly. Actually I think I'd refuse if offered. :P

Rachel Heffington said...

Here you go Miss Dashwood! This is simply a hilarious contest!! :D

Rachel Moreland said...

Yup, I'm totally entering this. Now I actually need a funny comment and a picture! But that's all! Ah, how witty I am...

Yeah, that was a fail right there. Can't wait to enter!

Mykaela said...

Hey, this is off topic, but I was wondering which version of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" you reccomend? Thanks!

Maria Elisabeth said...

I had so much fun with this! Here mine is: http://missgeorgianadarcy.blogspot.com/2012/01/since-i-am-so-ridiculously-crazy.html

Miss Dashwood said...

Rachel and Maria Elisabeth,
Thank you for your entries!! This is so exciting!

Rachel, I'm looking forward to your entry. :)

Mykaela, I've only seen one version of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), but that's the only one anyone ever needs to see IMHO. Go here to read my take on it: http://miss-dashwood.blogspot.com/2011/11/scarlet-pimpernel-review.html

Julia said...

Hi Miss Dashwood!

Okay, forget about the couple of days... ;)

Here is the link to my blog post:


Hope you enjoy the buttons! I had a lot of fun imagining these up.

Stephanie said...

I told myself I wasn't to do it. Then I told myself to do it another day. Then I did it anyway. All in one night. It was very amusing, thank you for doing this. :)


Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

I came up with four little buttons. I did them in the style of my LolPeriodDramas pictures.


Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

This sounds like a really fun competition and I'm enjoying seeing other's photos come up! I've thought of a few of my own and hopefully will post them soon! :)

Lauren said...

Okay, I gave in:) http://booksfashionandtea.blogspot.com/2012/01/for-miss-dashwoods-contest.html

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

I finally posted my rather later entries. Thanks for hosting this contest, it has been so much fun! :)

My Entries: http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2012/01/miss-dashwoods-period-drama-button.html

Alexandra said...

I'm working on mine...will comment as soon as I get them finished!!! :-) This is *way* too much fun!!!!

Hayden said...

Here's my entry! Scroll to the bottom: http://everystory-storygirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-which-i-enter-few-contests-and.html

So fun!

Melody said...

Okay, link...even though you already saw the post...


Emily said...

Here are mine!


Alexandra said...

Whew...got them finished!!!! Here's the link...


Elizabeth said...

oh my, i barely made it!! Here are mine! :) Thanks!