Our friends at Bibliobuffet are hosting a contest. It is about a bookish product which is really close to my heart; bookmarks. The prizes of the contest are, how appropriate, fine bookmarks! All you have to do is write an essay or story about these wonderful things, or make a photo essay about them. Click ‘more’ to read more about the contest.
WIN A BEAUTIFUL BOOKMARK!
Beginning Monday, December 3, and running through Wednesday, January 2, BiblioBuffet will be giving away 20 gorgeous bookmarks donated by Mirage Bookmarks of Switzerland. These bookmarks are paper thin but sturdy, of brushed stainless steel with finely cut out and engraved details. Each bookmark is mounted on a black card and encased in a transparent cellophane envelope.
You have the opportunity to win one of the Rough Sea design bookmarks by sending in either a written essay/story or a photo “essay” on the subject of bookmarks. The written essay should be between 300-500 words; a photo essay must contain a minimum of four photographs (and a maximum of eight) that sequentially “tell” a story in an interesting way. The specific subject and how you approach it is entirely up to you—how bookmarks are used, favorite or hated bookmarks, making bookmarks, building a collection of bookmarks, funny stories, finding bookmarks on your travels or in old books. It can be anything as long as it revolves in some way around bookmarks.
Photographs should be e-mailed as JPG file attachments. Written submissions must be pasted into the body of the e-mail. Both types of entries should carry the subject line “Bookmark Contest.” Send them to: submissions AT bibliobuffet DOT com
We welcome entries from all over the world. Winners will be announced in the “On Marking Books” column the week beginning Sunday, January 6.
(1) Only original material is accepted; entries must not have been published previously.
(2) One entry per person is permitted. Entrants must include their mailing address (which will not be shared with anyone), and be at least 12 years of age.
(3) BiblioBuffet and Mirage Bookmark reserve the right to publish any or all of the entries on a non-exclusive basis with no additional compensation.
So hurry. The prizes are simply stunning—and would make a wonderful way to mark your 2008 reading.