When I saw "the artist formerly known as Prince" doing his shtick during the Super Bowl at half time, I thought if Prince can do Purple Rain, we can have our own holiday! Mark your calendar for *March 4.
Calling all Purple WomenTM and their friends to celebrate the first annual mock holiday for people of a purple persuasion, that's us, we're childfree. To celebrate, we are hosting a purple photo contest and the winners and winning images will be announced on our holiday.
We have teamed up with Grandma Purple's online store to offer some nice prizes. Cyd, (alias: Grandma Purple), is not childfree herself, but she is really supportive of our choice and lifestyle. She offers any reader of this blog a 10% discount. Heck, if you don't like purple there is a lovely shoe-shaped pie server in a smart stainless steel.
To counter the notion that we "only think about ourselves" (have you ever been called selfish?), your entry fee is a donation to your favorite women's charity, perhaps a shelter for abused women and children (think: purple ribbon campaign), in the amount of $10.00 or more. For more ideas, and a view of the pool of photo entries, check out the sister site that has been created to support this contest: Purple Women Give Back.
The Contest: Submit your best purple photo and make a donation to a women's charity.
Best Overall (Grand Prize Winner), People, Places, Pets and Things, plus three Special Mentions. Your image must be digital and it must contain purple, or have a purple theme.
Purple Women & Friends Regular Contributors
By entering this contest you are giving Purple Women & Friends permission use your image, specifically it will be published on this blog and perhaps used to illustrate a post at a later date.
Send a link to your contest entry image stored on your Flickr account or attached a TIFF or JPEG file of your image for the entry and email it to Teri directly. Your photo entry must be digital.
Your entry must include in the email somewhere, the name of the charity you made a donation to.
Limit one photo per person.
Deadline for submission: February 25, 2007
Winners announced: March 4, 2007
Grand Prize - $50 cash, plus a $10 gift Grandma Purple gift certificate and year’s supply of purple duct tape. (One will be awarded.)
Category Prizes - $10.00 Grandma Purple gift certificate and a year's supply of purple duct tape. (Four will be awarded, one in each category.)
Special Mentions - a year's supply of, you guessed it, purple duct tape (ahem, that's one roll!) (Three will be awarded.)
Any questions? Email Teri.
(*Blog administrator's note: March 4th also happens to be the Jewish holiday Purim and my mother's birthday, this is just coincidence, no disrespect is intended.)
(**You may designate how you would like your image to be attributed.)
[Photo: Originally uploaded to Flickr on February 3, 2007 by Pilou@ttitude.]
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