We’re less than 24 hours away from February… and you know what that means!
Nonononononooooooo!!!! Not that… that was just me being a smartass a few weeks ago!
It’s time for Evil Squirrel’s Nest’s Contest of Whatever! It’s the game where you get to impress me with your mad creativity skillz, and possibly even win some really cool prizes from my online shop in the process!
Past CoW winners Young At Fifty, Goldfish, Draliman and Merby can vouch for how
awesome pure, dead, brilliant my shitty designs look on real, live Cafepress products. You know you want a piece of The Nest for your very own… so pay attention to these very simple rules!
Just as in the past two contests (2014, 2015), your task will be to create something to post on your blog. You can use any art form (or combination thereof) you like… drawing, painting, writing, sculpture, mime, interpretive dance, toejam molding… if it’s possible for you to share it with the WordPress community, it’s all good! The subject of your work can be literally anything you wish it to be… so long as it meets the specified criteria for this year’s contest.
In 2014, you had to give me something with a squirrel, a unicorn, and a possum…
In 2015, the requirement was at least two animal characters playing some kind of game…
For the 2016 Contest of Whatever, the requirement will be just as simple. Your submission MUST include my possum character Buster.
And Buster MUST DIE.
Yes, the third annual contest will be themed around you offing my ever so killable possum! You’ve seen me do it time and time again in my Thursday comics…. now it’s your turn! The method and/or circumstances of Buster’s demise can be anything your demented imagination can spit out. If you plan on doing a visual piece… don’t worry if you can’t draw possums as bad as I do… as long as you make it known it’s Buster, and he’s definitely experiencing some form of expiration, that’s good enough for me.
The contest begins upon this post going live and ends on Sunday February 28th at 7:00 AM Central Standard Time (1:00 PM GMT). You must have posted your submission by then to be eligible to win. Please include a link to THIS POST in your submission so that I will see it (Pingbacks always go to moderation for me, so don’t worry if you don’t see one show up in the comments… I will comment on your post as soon as I see it so you’ll know I’m aware of it). I will post all of the entries I received that Sunday morning, and announce the winners on Tuesday March 1st.
Like always, there will be two winners who will each be allowed to select something valued at $20 USD or less from my Cafepress shop (Any drawn design on this blog that was created by me can be added per request). The first winner will be the entry that I judge to be the best based on content, creativity and execution. The second winner will come from a random drawing of all of the remaining entries… meaning no matter how unimaginative you may think you are, you still have a shot at winning one of the prizes!
The first year there were 11 entries, and only nine last year. I want to see those totals blown away this time! You have four weeks to work on this…. come on and have some fun with The Nest’s Contest of Whatever by causing the death of an imaginary possum!!!