Well, after that hot mess that transpired Friday…. it’s finally time to announce the real winner of the 2017 Contest of Whatever! Of course, I had intended all along to announce the winner on March 5th… I just couldn’t resist a chance to play off that rather infamous incident that took place at that real awards show last week while I was announcing the field. I’ll try not to keep you in suspense for too much longer…
But I would like to first state how absolutely thrilled I was with this year’s entries! I admit to being a little scared when I first announced this year’s theme that some might find this challenge too difficult, too strange, or maybe even too time consuming. But not only did a nice number of you humor me by making something for my contest… but you totally impressed me with your ability to let your imaginations run wild in doing so! I loved every one of these nine submissions, and though I say this every year… you can rest assured that picking a winner was not an easy task. I could easily justify naming the majority of these as the overall best entry… but I can’t do that. I can only choose one….
And I have made that decision. And I will have to live with it for the rest of my life….. even if the losers all gang up and kill me before I can regret it. Ladies and gentlemen……. the overall winner of the 2017 Fourth Annual Contest of Whatever is…………………..
After coming up a bit short in each of the first three CoWs, Juliette totally outdid herself in putting together this remarkable visual diary entry of her blog’s popular character Vlad the vampire! The sheer amount of characters, props and detail that went into this story absolutely made my day… and I really enjoyed meeting the wonderful critters and curiosities that hang around Juliette’s home. I mean, where else will you find unicorns mingling with a lynx, a raven, an armadillo, a group of drunk Barbies, and of course that supercute hellhound? Congratulations, Juliette, and well done! I hope Vlad is excited about this!
Don’t go reaching for those hankies quite yet, folks…. because as always, there is the random winner to find! As usual, for that exercise, I’m taking the order I posted the entries in Friday and assigning each remaining player that number…
- Jenn’s Midlife Crisis
Using the exact same deck of cards I’ve used for every other CoW random drawing, I brought out the ace through nine of spades… removing the 8 for Juliette. Since the accounting firm of Ody and Biskit declined to participate this year, I had Mitzi stand in for them to make sure there was nothing shady going on during the drawing…
I shuffled the cards up for about a minute, until I was absolutely sure I had no idea where any specific card would be in the deck. Then I turned the deck face down in front of our supervisor, who carefully picked up the top card…
And the random drawing winner of the 2017 Contest of Whatever is…………
Congratulations to Jenn!!!!!!!
Chloe and her inept friends’ effort is a worthy consolation winner! I’m not sure what she’ll do with a gift from my Cafepress shop… but hopefully she’ll buy a shirt to cover up those hideous moobs on Number One there…
And so Juliette and Jenn are entitled to choose any one item they wish from my Cafepress Shop that is valued at $20 USD or less. Yeah, there’s a lot of old crap there nobody would want… but dig around and you’ll definitely find something you like! And since CP is constantly changing what they offer… if you see a design you want on a $20 or less item that doesn’t show for that particular design, let me know and I can add it. I can also upload any design of mine you’ve seen on this blog if you so desire. You can send me your wish as well as your shipping address to my email that can be found here…
And of course, our winners also get this nifty badge to brag about their awesomeness!
And nobody who plays the Contest of Whatever ever goes away completely emptyhanded. Along with the satisfaction of creating something you can be proud of, and getting a big smoochie from Mitzi… you also get to display this nifty badge on your blog!
Once again, I’d like to thank everyone who played along with the CoW this year! As always, each entry was amazing and unique in its own right… and I can only imagine what you’ll all come up with next year! We’ll do this again in February 2018 when Evil Squirrel’s Nest presents the Fifth Annual Contest of Whatever!!!