Friday, May 09, 2008

Contest Ideas and 1st Contest Begins

As promised.... Amy and I did some shopping, individually, for gifts to use as contest prizes while we were in the Caribbean last week. My selections include the following, which will be grouped in prize packs for 3 or 4 contests.

3 DCL (Disney Cruise Lines) shot glasses
2 packs of Pirate playing cards from St. Thomas
1 Pirate-themed mouse pad
1 set of Uno cards featuring Disney attractions from FL and CA
1 Plush Pirate Mickey Mouse

The first contest is inspired by Mark Hall, the lead singer and award-winning songwriter of the band Casting Crowns. During concerts he talks about his time as a youth pastor and telling kids two important things.... "You're not cool" and "It's NOT about YOU."

In that vein, this contest is about selflessness. You all have until Friday to submit nominations for people you feel deserve to win a prize because of who they are. Post your nominations in the comment section of this post and I will make a decision over the weekend.

Another contest might feature a caption contest, and I will post a few pictures (possibly to be included in the contest).

11 comments:

The 5 Powell's said...

I nominate this girl I met when I lived in Florida - she was a life saver and gave hours of her time listening to my sad sob story of heartbreak and she accompanied me to a fabulous Bible Study in Orlando every week. She should definitely get a kiss - if nothing else.

Can I nominate 2 people? I nominate my mom...cuz she lives her life for my dad, me & my brother (& our families)

Do I need a coupon on Wednesday at Walgreens or can I just show up? Cuz I have no coupon...but I do have a picture I want blown up! :)

April said...

I nominate my friend Jaime, because of who she is!! She is always there when you need her! She is an example to me in how she treats others.

Lily Makes 3 said...

Our vote goes to Michael, Kim, and Sheridan Perry. They are great friends and are always there to extend a hand, to listen & support, and advise. Besides...Michael can fit in the way-back of Jeep Compass!!! That alone deserves the prize!! :)!

Lily Makes 3 said...

explanation...

....Michael was a gentlemen and rode all curled up in the back of Karen's car from FF last week. We happened to drive by just before Kim closed the hatch and had to stop and ask "what in the world..." We laughed so hard...I nearly peed my pants. :)

Jose said...

I am going to nominate my wife and we don't even have to win. Reason I am nominating her is because she has put up with me for 28 years and we still counting. Now tell me she isn't brave. lol And while we are nominating, kudos to you Michael and your lovely wife Amy. I have been in touch with you guys for the past year and you are great.

Jose said...

Michael, on a different subject I love your template. I have been a die hard fan of the Peanuts gang since I was a little kid. I have been using the handle "Joe Cool" for the Past 25 years. It used to be my CB handle and now it's my blog name.

Special K said...

ROFL - No one was supposed to know that Michael was folded into the back of the Jeep!!!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I would like to nominate Susan at penlesswriter.blogspot.com. She is always helping others out and has now started an online 24/7 prayer group.

FRIGGA said...

I'm suppose to nominate a blogger? Just one? I'll have to give it more thought than I have time for right now. I'll be back later! :)

Special K said...

I nominate the Blog Fairy at http://blogfairytemplates.blogspot.com/. She does blog makeovers to raise money for the Starfish Orphanage in China.

redmaryjanes said...

I second the nomination for the blog fairy!
I also nominate Daleea from Jewels of My Heart for her Starfish auction blog Just One Child at a Time.