Sunday, August 5, 2012

OUTLANDER Photo Contest!

To help celebrate the 4th anniversary of Outlandish Observations, which is coming up at the end of August, I've decided to hold an OUTLANDER Photo Contest!

[UPDATE 9/16/2012 4:30 pm: The contest is over.  Many thanks to those of you who sent in photos! To see the winners, as well as the rest of the contest photos, look here.] 



The Rules:

1) Submit a photo showing one of the following:
  • Yourself, a friend, or a family member (including children or pets!) reading or holding one of Diana Gabaldon's books.
  • Your OUTLANDER book collection
  • A well-loved paperback edition (you know, one of those books that's been read so often it's nearly falling apart...)
  • Your favorite place to read the books
  • The most unusual place you've read the books
  • etc.
Be creative! The only requirements are:
  • At least one of Diana Gabaldon's books must be included in the photo in order to qualify for the contest.
  • The photo must be one that you took yourself, or that you have permission to use.
2) Please email your photo to me at Karen.L.Henry@gmail.com, with the subject line "OUTLANDER Photo Contest", and include:
  • Your name
  • A brief caption or description of the photo.  (If there's a story behind the photo, I'd love to hear it!)
  • Please state whether or not it's OK to share your photo.  (After the contest ends, I will post the photos in an album on my blog and on Facebook, so that Diana Gabaldon and any fans who might be interested can see them. If you'd rather not have your photo included in this collection, that's fine, just let me know.  It won't affect your eligibility for the contest.)
3) Contest ends Saturday, September 15, at midnight Eastern Time. Winners will be chosen at random on September 16, 2012.

4) One entry per person, please!

5) You do not have to be a US resident in order to enter this contest.

The Prizes:

There will be three (3) prizes awarded. Each winner will receive his/her choice of one of the following hardcover books, signed by Diana Gabaldon:
  • THE SCOTTISH PRISONER
  • OUTLANDER 20th Anniversary Edition
  • A TRAIL OF FIRE (forthcoming story collection, to be published this fall in the UK)
I will arrange with the Poisoned Pen bookstore to ship the autographed book to you if you win.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Good luck, and have fun!

PLEASE NOTE: I acknowledge each entry as it's received with a reply by email.  If you sent in a photo but you did NOT get a reply back from me, please re-send it and make sure that you put "OUTLANDER Photo Contest" in the subject line, so I will know it's for the contest.  Thanks.

17 comments:

Jo said...

Can we create a montage?

Karen Henry said...

I would prefer one photo per person for the purposes of this contest. Not a montage. Just pick one of your favorites!

Thanks,
Karen

Alicia said...

Sounds like fun!

Karen Henry said...

Alicia - I hope so! I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! :-)

Karen

jayjay said...

Good fun! I've just been on my customary walk, and taken a photo of me listening to Echo in the Bone - and carrying one of the books too!

Nenya said...

That sounds great Karen. Maybe I have an idea. :)
Julia

Mercedes said...

Karen,
I just send you my photo! Let me know if you received it! I hope you enjoy the picture and the story!

Karen Henry said...

Got it, Mercedes, and thank you!

Karen

Karen Henry said...

Thanks to all of you who've sent in photos for the contest already! I have 12 entries so far, but I'm hoping there will be many more.

Karen

Rose Lober said...

Just saw this. Sounds fun. Are you okay with something posed as long as it is with the books in it?

Amie :)

Karen Henry said...

Sure, that's fine!

Karen

Jennifer Townsend said...

I just submitted mine- I'm so excited!

Terri Chalmers said...

Just realized I used the wrong subject line...is that okay or should I resubmit?

Karen Henry said...

Terri - no, it's fine, I got your photo and you're all set. Thanks!

Karen

carrie king said...

Im so excited about this :)Just posted my entry!

Good luck everybody! funfunfun!

Carrie

Karen Henry said...

Got your photo, Carrie, thanks very much!

The total is now up to 64 entries! Keep 'em coming, please! The deadline is September 15.

Karen

Karen Henry said...

The total is now 79 entries, with three days left to go! Please get your photos in before Saturday at midnight Eastern Time. The results will be posted here on Sunday, September 16.

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's reaction to the photo collection!

Karen