Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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.