The big day has finally arrived, and two of brave souls who entered this year’s Contest of Whatever are about to leave with fabulous
parting gifts prizes!!!
But first, let’s give some props to an entry that snuck in after the deadline…
Jenn of the mid-life crisis and sassy green boots misjudged the drop dead date for Buster exterminating and posted this nice triptych of Buster undergoing some rather drastic demises…
I decided that while I would not allow Jenn’s late entry to be eligible for the merit award, I would let her take the winner’s place in the random drawing. Compromise… it’s what makes America great!
So about that winner based on which entry I liked best…. man, this was the toughest decision I’ve had yet. Even in past contests, I could eliminate most of the entries from consideration after a few cuts… but it was hard to cut any of these excellent submissions this year! You guys are really good… and props to those who don’t normally read my blog for coming through with some grade A quality Buster busting!
The dilemma certainly wasn’t crowning a worthy winner, but deciding which deserving efforts would end up with the thirty day supply of Lee Press On Nails and the boot in the behind. But I was able to put on my big squirrel pants and pick a winner I could live with…. and the overall winner of Evil Squirrel’s Nest’s Third Annual Contest of Whatever is…………………..
Aunt Sharon (No, she isn’t really my aunt, that’d be nepotism) has not only created two very wonderful past contest entries that came up just short, but continues to amaze me over the years with her awesome talent at creating adorable crocheted critters. Her Sponkies are cherished treasures of mine and have become fitting mascots for my blog. But even besides all that…. the submission she created this year was absolutely the bomb!
The fact that she created Hottie and MBRS amigurumis for this wickedly cute live action comic with RD and Aussie Buster was the deal sealer for my choosing her as the winner! The dunny, which I’d figured would be the tiebreaker, was just icing on the cake! How ironic that the only entry where Buster didn’t technically die came out victorious! Congratulations Aunt Sharon on outdoing yourself in this year’s contest!
Don’t stomp off in disgust yet, everyone! There’s still the random winner to decide! Using the order everyone’s entries were posted in on Sunday, and substituting Jenn for Gentlestitches, we have this list:
- Vampire Maman
- One Spoiled Cat
- Shedding Light
- Jade Phillips
- Brain Cookies
Once again, I enlisted the prestigious feline accounting firm of Ody and Biskit, LLC to preside over the official drawing just to ensure everything’s on the up and up.
I once again pulled out the appropriate playing cards to fit the number of remaining entries, with each numbered card (Ace = 1) corresponding to a contest player on the list above. I shuffled the deck again and again and again and again and again until I got an acute case of carpal tunnel. Then I set the deck face down and turned over the top card to reveal to me and my two disinterested cats who would walk away with this contest’s second prize. And the random drawing winner is………….
Number six is Jade Phillips, whose child created entry was more than deserving of being a winner on its own merit! The Play Doh dead possum was not made in vain!!!
Congratulations to both of my winners!!! Feel free to pick out anything you wish valued at $20 or less from my Cafepress shop and shoot me an email with your selection and mailing address. If there is another drawing of mine you’d like to have on an item in the selected price range, or possibly even a quickie commission that wouldn’t take me long to do, that can also be arranged. You may both also feel free to grab yourself this awesome badge that is guaranteed to scare off any foreign spammers who might stumble upon your blog!
And of course, nobody ever leaves the CoW emptyhanded! Those who played and missed it by thaaaaat much get this super cool loser badge for their blogs!
Thanks to everyone who played this year and amazed me with your clever sense of creativity, and I’d even ilike to give a shoutout to those who watched and cheered from the sidelines! Keep that right side of your brain sharp so you can be a contendah in the Fourth Annual Contest of Whatever coming in February 2017!