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October Picks Contest Winner!

Hey!! Guess what?

I did it.

Picked the contest winner for the last month. You know as an aside here, I haven’t been talking much again and it’s partly because as weird as it’s going to sound my days and nights are all backwards. I’ve been staying up so late then sleeping during the day often that I haven’t really been writing or communicating. Sounds weird doesn’t it? Does to me.  Like… if I’m up at night writing on the blog or doing store announcements it is the ‘wrong’ time? As if I’ll be bothering someone because it’s night time for me… though really it is day time elsewhere somewhere always right?

Obviously… I am just rambling here… aren’t you glad that we take these little trips inside my head? It’s always a lil busy in there.

Anyhow!! I picked the contest winner…. This month we have… *waits for the drum roll, doesn’t hear one and remembers yea she can’t play drums and didn’t hire anyone to either… clears her throat, whips out a sheet of paper squinting at it because you know she can’t even read her own handwriting… this is why she types… and begins to make faces trying to sound out the words that follow.*

No… no that’s not it… *she half mumbles to herself*

J…. Ji… oh! Jilly.  Yes it says Jilly. *proudly points to the paper waving it back and forth so you can’t really read it anyhow face bright for a moment before again concentrating, brow furrows which kind of sucks because she’ll get wrinkles if she keeps doing that and sounds out the last name.*

I got it!

This month’s winner is Jilly Zimermann!!

YAY!!! Congratulations Jilly. I will be sending along your winnings… 2500L and a 2500L gift certificate that you can use or give away to whoever you want for the main store!

The list has now been WIPED CLEAN!  Come down, click the sign near where you land to be put on the list, put Roawenwood in your picks and you’re all set till the end of the month when I pick someone new.

Thank you, thank you… you’ve been a grand audience. Now go on about your normal day and I’ll get back to work, writing, living and laughing.

New things coming.

Please take care and be safe.

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Photo Contest 2016 Winners!

I’m a little bit late announcing the winners for the contest that I had going throughout the month of June. I will of course apologize for keeping you all on pins and needles waiting… I know, just know how hard it is for people to wait around to hear who might have won 10,000L!

Of course the entrants are probably tapping their fingers reading through this wondering who the hell won and why is Sear talking so much instead of just getting to it.  Get to it, get on it, come on now woman….

Heh, I know.

How long do I waste time until actually listing them?

I’m really good at doing this you know.

I think that should be enough.

Maybe.

Possibly.

I haven’t really decided yet.

What do you think?

I am always looking for feedback, whether it is negative or positive.

Though I have to admit that negative feedback can sometimes sting a bit.

But that is how we grow and stuff isn’t it?

See…

I told you I can be good at this.

Now to be a real pain in the ass….

If you really want to see who the winners are…………..

 

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Monthly Picks Contest!! It’s like a flashback sorta thing……….

It’s been SOOOOOOOOO long since I did one of these you’ll have to excuse me for being a small bit of late… maybe, you don’t have to but it’d be nice of you to.

I used to do this every month and it was so much fun, so I wanted to bring it back.  I have some lovely friends and people who have followed me through the years that will remember it.  Now I get to bring it back for all those people who might not.

Each month I will pick from a list of names one winner who gets 2500L to spend wherever they want and then a 2500L gift certificate.  This is a handy lil thing, keep it for yourself or give it away to someone you feel is deserving.

In the end it’s all good and great for you yea?  To win you will have to come down to the Roawenwood and click on the lil sign that looks something like this:

2016 Picks Contest July

Then… once you do this you have to have to have to put the Roawenwood in your picks else it won’t matter if you entered or not.  I always check, for that matter the first person that was picked from the list this month DIDN’T have my store in their picks.  I mean ugh, really?  So… I picked someone else. *nods to this* yes we did.

That said this past months picks winner is none other than!!!

✔  Dannariss Resident

Yay!! Congrats!!!

Remember it is easy to get in on the chance to win, all you have to do is come down… click the sign at the landing point while keeping Roawenwood in your picks.  The list has once again been wiped clean and everyone has a fresh month to try again.

Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far and thank you so much for playing!

 

 

 

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Photo Contest Addendum

Ok so the photo contest highlighted here in a previous post has been going for a lil bit.  You can see the couple of entries so far if you go visiting the Roawenwood Flickr group.

I have something of a conundrum going and while I’ve talked to various people about it I thought I would alter the parameters of the contest a small bit to account for feedback, personal feelings, and just wanting to see if we can make this interesting.  I don’t want there to not be enough entries to not be able to follow through on this but this could likely happen.  Granted there’s a bit of time left for entries so I am being somewhat preemptive however… I’d rather do that now so that people who might have decided to not participate might give it a go.

NEW JUDGING GUIDELINES

As of this writing there is going to be a change in how voting and judging is going to work for this particular contest.  Previously judging was going to be based solely on flickr faves. While this can work and will work for some folks with a lot of followers it does not for those who do not and makes it a small bit unfair.  I mean realistically it does potentially, and I knew this but I had not really been able to figure out something that worked for me.  Upon thinking I have come up with something of a solution while not perfect will make me feel better.

OLD AND NEW FINE PRINT (new in bold & italicized)

-.- Contest deadlines: You have through June 18th June 25th to submit photos to the group.

-.- Popular vote will be done via flickr ‘faves’, choose your favorites and see how they do.

-. Along with the popular vote pics there will be Sear’s top 10!  Searlait the owner and proprietor of the Roawenwood will choose her favorites to be tossed into the judging pool.  5 from People and 5 from Places.  (sometimes Sear likes what the people like so it might not be 10 total depending on how it all shakes out)

-.- Voting will be closed on the 25th of June.  Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category (if there is that many, one can hope lol) will then be brought before a panel of 5 judges.  Super secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, and then 1st, 2nd & 3rd for each category.

-.- Voting will be closed on the 25th of June. Extended! Voting will be closed on July 2nd. Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category for the popular vote as well as Sear’s top 10 will be brought before a panel of 5 judges.  Secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, then 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each category.  In the event of ties Sear has the final say.

-.- Winners will be announced July 6th.

-.- Anyone can play!

 

Original post will be updated to reflect the changes

Hope to see more entries and hope people can have some fun with this, that is what the point of it is.

See FULL POST HERE for ALL Guidelines, Criteria, and Prizes

Updated June 19

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Roawenwood Photo Contest 2016 – A chance to win 10k Lindens

As promised… a Contest.

It’s still technically June 1st where I am so I’m not late, AND it’s still June 1st in Second Life according to the SLT thing so I’m still not late.

I’ve been trying to figure out exactly how I wanted this to work and be judged else it would have been up sooner today.  I have worked it out slightly… I’m still not sure if I’m exactly happy with it but it is what it is and like I said… I promised.

A photo contest!

Premise:

Travel the Wood and take a picture.

The Five Blades sim has been reopened with an all new build for the Roawenwood store. While the store itself is a part of this build it is not always the focus.  Small areas, little retreats and all sorts of spaces are available as well as the display areas.

Here the Roawenwood is about the experience not just the shopping and to show this I’d like to see if you can find the beauty within the commercial.  Find the soul of the Roawenwood and win yourself a prize.

Prizes:

Grand Prize of 10,000L

Prizes of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in Two Categories; People & Places

1st prize 2500L Gift Certificate

2nd prize 1500L Gift Certificate

3rd prize 750L Gift Certificate

Honorable mentions for whoever I wanna give some too:

250L Gift Certificates

The criteria:

-.- There are two categories for submission.  People and Places. 

-.- Photos submitted to the People category may include yourself, friends, lovers, whoever and however you want to pose them.  There are places within the sim to sit and even a dance spot or two.  If you can find them then you can use them or you can rezz your own poseballs.  Rezzing is allowed for those of the Roawenwood in world store group. Clean up your prims please if you do this. Refrain from rezzing furniture, structures or scenery and things of that nature, this would be grounds for disqualification.

-.- Photos submitted to the Places category cannot have people as the visible focal point. These are meant to be landscaping or shots of the environment only.  In the event that you catch a shopper or wandering person in your shot but it is not the main focal point then it may slide by however really try to avoid this to avoid having the photo disqualified.

-.- All photos must be taken on the Five Blades Sim to be eligible. Whether one of the display areas if you can find a spot or within one of the lounging/exploring areas that are sprinkled throughout the sim.  It may be ground level or other areas for example the gacha trade in spot but it must be on the Five Blades sim.

-.- Photos CAN be manipulated and played with in third party programs like Photoshop or GIMP, be as creative as you want to be.

-.- To be eligible for the contest you must upload your photos to the Roawenwood flickr group. https://www.flickr.com/groups/roawenwood/  Name your photo with the following: Roawenwood 10 for 10 photo contest. [specify category either People or Places]

-.- Once uploaded DO NOT ADD THEM TO ANY OTHER FLICKR GROUP BESIDES THE ROAWENWOOD STORE GROUP.  I know, lame huh but I want official entries to only be posted in the Roawenwood store group until the conclusion of the contest.  Photos added to other groups/event groups will be summarily disqualified from winning.  After the event then you can post them wherever you like or add them wherever you like.

-.- You may submit up to 3 contest entries.

 

The Fine Print:

-.- Contest deadlines: You have through June 18th June 25th to submit photos to the group.

-.- Popular vote will be done via flickr ‘faves’, choose your favorites and see how they do.

-.- Along with the popular vote pics there will be Sear’s top 10!  Searlait the owner and proprietor of the Roawenwood will choose her favorites to be tossed into the judging pool.  5 from People and 5 from Places.  (sometimes Sear likes what the people like so it might not be 10 total depending on how it all shakes out) [updated & added 6/9]

-.- Voting will be closed on the 25th of June.  Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category (if there is that many, one can hope lol) will then be brought before a panel of 5 judges.  Super secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, and then 1st, 2nd & 3rd for each category. [updated & added 6/9]

-.- Voting will be closed on the 25th of June. Extended! Voting will be closed on July 2nd. Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category for the popular vote as well as Sear’s top 10 will be brought before a panel of 5 judges.  Secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, then 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each category.  In the event of ties Sear has the final say.

-.- Winners will be announced July 6th.

-.- Anyone can play!

 

I think that’s about it, if I need to add or change something I suppose I will.

Bottom line?  Have fun with it, be silly, creative, do whatever it is your hearts desire and show me what you got.

Have a good one and talk to you soon!

 

Updated June 19th

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