Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We have a contest!

UPDATE - The contest ends at midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on October 18th, 2006 so depending on when you read this, you've got twenty four hours or less to submit a contest entry. Once the contest is over judging will take place and results should be available by October 22nd. - Updated 11:57 AM October 18th.

Okay, it seems there is interest in the Motivational Poster contest I mentioned in passing so here are the rules.

1) Use the Motivator Tool to create a motivational poster with a Catholic theme. There will be two categories. Humorous and Inspirational. You may enter as many posters as you like in each category.

2) Post the poster(s) on your blog/website and leave a comment here with a link to the poster(s). Don't forget to tell me which category the poster falls into.

3) There must be at least 10 individual contestants in a category for a prize to be awarded. So spread the word.

4) The contest will go on for the next two weeks. So if my finger calculations are correct that means it will end around midnight on the 18th of October. I reserve the right to extend the contest depending on the response.

5) There will be a prize for best humorous poster, a prize for best inspirational poster, and a raffle prize for one contestant (who didn't win the other prizes) picked at random. Currently the prizes are: a Pope Innocent III Action Figure for the most humorous poster; two scapulars made at the Carmelite convent in Coimbra, Portugal where Fatima seer Sister Lucia lived for the most inspirational poster; and a St. Teresa of Avila bookmark with an imbedded third class relic for the raffle prize. There may also be some hand knotted twine rosaries thrown into the mix for good measure.

6) The posters will be judged by a panel yet to be named. If you'd like to volunteer to be a judge (which means you can't be a contestant) then email me.

7) If you have any questions, email me.

8) This is all in good fun. Let's keep it clean and charitable.

9) Check back here for updates and to see the entries.

Entries so far:

Humorous:
Inspirational

81 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I didn't know there'd be REAL prizes! Neato! I've seen several others, too, so I think you'll be getting your ten contestants for each category.

10/04/2006 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Here's my entry.

10/04/2006 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

emailing you the list I have compiled of other fellow rad-trad bloggers :)

10/04/2006 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Duh, here is the link instead...

http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivated-contest-enteries.html

10/04/2006 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Here's my fixed entry (no pun intended).

http://catholicknitwit.blogspot.com/2006/10/heh-heh.html

I'm really sorry the image quality is poor, but I don't know how to fix that. Sorry! :(

10/04/2006 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

http://catholic-caveman.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivate-this-revenge-at-last-hat-tip.html

Here ya go!!>

BTW, in my world, humorous IS inspirational! ;-)

10/04/2006 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, all, get crackin' on the Inspirational stuff! I can't be the only one in the category! Think HAPPY Catholic thoughts!

10/04/2006 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Argh. For some reason the old version is popping up now. I don't even have that saved on my computer any more! Technology is evil.

10/05/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Speaking of typos, did anyone notice that one of the categories was "Inpirational"? (Which I think means inspired by pirates or something).

10/05/2006 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Here's my entry in the Inspirational category.
http://sfomom.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivation.html

10/05/2006 07:30:00 PM  
Blogger Hammerbrecher said...

Some for the humor cat...

http://anathema-sit.blogspot.com/2006/10/some-humor-for-you-kids-out-there.html

10/05/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

http://fideidefensor.blogspot.com/2006/10/matter-of-motivation.html

check out my entries, great contest idea!

10/05/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Hammerbrecher said...

Added one for the inspirational:

http://anathema-sit.blogspot.com/2006/10/one-for-inspirational.html

fidei defensor, love yours haha

10/05/2006 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger ukok said...

For the inspirational category;

http://innominepatrisetfiliietspiritussancti.blogspot.com/2006/10/catholic-contest.html

10/06/2006 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, here are mine! Enjoy and steal at your leisure!

10/06/2006 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Milehimama said...

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10/06/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Hammerbrecher said...

I added a few more to my Humorous ones. Click the "Anathema sit" link on the page.

10/06/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger Mike the Geek said...

I'm probably disqualified, but I have one posted at http://wafflinganglican.blogspot.com/2006/10/little-motivation.html.

Regards,
Waffler

10/06/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my entry

http://wheeliecatholic.blogspot.com/2006/10/my-entry-for-motivational-poster.html

It's a humorous poster.

10/06/2006 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Here is mine... Humorous :)
http://anothercatholicmom.blogspot.com/2006/10/my-attempt.html#links

10/06/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an inspirational entry

http://wheeliecatholic.blogspot.com/2006/10/my-inspirational-entry-into-poster.html

10/07/2006 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Elena said...

Great idea and a lot of fun!


Here's mine!
It's supposed to be inspirational!
http://mydomesticchurch.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivational-poster-contest.html

10/07/2006 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Put thjis one in the Humor category, please. Thanks for organizing the contest!

http://catholic-caveman.blogspot.com/2006/10/my-entry-in-poster-contest-i-hope.html#links

10/07/2006 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Here's my entry in the Inspirational category:

http://catholic-caveman.blogspot.com/2006/10/one-for-inspirational-category-thanks.html#links

Thanks, again!!!

10/07/2006 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Alright, I have both humorous entries and inspirational entries.

What fun! Now to go see everyone else's ideas!

10/07/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Not as good as all the others, but I thought I would throw my hat in the ring:

http://www.marymeetsdolly.com/blog/index.php?/archives/325-Motivational-Poster.html

10/08/2006 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Matthew S said...

Working on my set of entries....will probably wait until closer to the actual close date for he entries. So far I have lots of comedy and very little inspirational.

Under the Mercy,
Matthew S

10/08/2006 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's mine. Thanks for running the context. Am enjoying all the entries.

10/08/2006 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Here's another!

10/08/2006 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I've got another, entitled "Mortification"

http://shakingoffsleep.blogspot.com/2006/10/compulsive-motivation.html

10/09/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Forgive me! I changed my humorous to an inspirational!
Sorry!

10/09/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another one - inspirational category.

10/09/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Here's my inspirational entry: http://proecclesia.blogspot.com/2006/10/family-is-sanctuary-of-life-centesimus.html

10/09/2006 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger Edith OSB said...

Well, I tried for an inspirational entry:

Monastic Musings: Family: Poster Contest

10/10/2006 01:15:00 AM  
Blogger Brendan Allen said...

Here's mine for the humorous category:

http://brendanallen.blogspot.com/2006/10/poster-contest.html

10/10/2006 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another one for the humour category
Lourdes poster

10/10/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Blogger Mike the Geek said...

Okay, I couldn't help myself. I've got one more:

http://wafflinganglican.blogspot.com/2006/10/inquisition.html

10/10/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

Ok I'm in. Cute idea for a contest!

10/10/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Hey I got some inspirational posters for you to consider now in addition to the humorous ones...

http://fideidefensor.blogspot.com/2006/10/matter-of-motivation-ii.html

10/11/2006 01:42:00 AM  
Blogger laurathecrazymama said...

I really love this tool! Here is my entry http://www.flickr.com/photos/28238192@N00/266736287/
or just go to http://laurathecrazymama.blogspot.com/2006/10/amazing-feets.html
I think I'll go back and try some more...
by the way, it's supposed to be in the "inspirational" category.

10/11/2006 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Albert said...

Hi I got 4 inspirational posters and 1 humorous poster in http://www.stjudeintercession.com

10/11/2006 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Gregory said...

Too bad I'm not Catholic. This sounds fun. I like the idea of a contest. I might steal your idea LC.

10/11/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Hammerbrecher said...

Sorry had to do some more..

New Humorous:
http://anathema-sit.blogspot.com/2006/10/some-new-humorous-posters.html

And I added one to my Inspirational, I put it under the old ones so click the link above already in the Inspirational.

10/11/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Holy moly man! You got a LOT to chose from.

10/11/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Careers that Work said...

This was WAY too fun. THANKS for the great contest. Read about it on Laurathecrazymama's blog.

Here's my submission -

http://pearlgirl73.spaces.live.com/ see Oct. 11 post

10/11/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

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10/12/2006 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

Just to be difficult, I added two more posters and changed the title of the post--which means the link in the list doesn't work. Sorry.

Here's the link:
http://ironiccatholic.blogspot.com/2006/10/lapped-catholics-poster-contest-taking.html

10/12/2006 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my entry in the motivational category.

10/12/2006 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I have digressed into more serious motivational musings here:

10/12/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Hey, count me in:
http://inhocsigno.blogspot.com/2006/10/mr-motivator.html

10/12/2006 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Moneybags said...

Add me to inspirational:

http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivational-poster.html

10/12/2006 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Add mine to the inspirational, and good luck to everyone. :)

http:www.ostritchtracks.blogspot.com

10/13/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous angelmeg said...

here is my humorous entry.

10/13/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Fine, since I can't judge... here is my creation...

http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivate-this.html

10/13/2006 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

oy yeah, its a given I dont do inspirational, so mine is naturally for the humorous category.

10/13/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Michael Page said...

My entry is here. Definitely to be entered under "humorous".

BTW, since Christus Vincit is a team blog, all three of us teamies could enter something, right?

Peace,
BMP

10/13/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

My son, Maximilian Kolbe Olbash, stars in the first pic. (These are humorous, of course!)
http://reprehensive.blogspot.com/2006/10/enjoy-lapped-catholic-fans.html

10/13/2006 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Hey Greg (10/11/2006 11:45:21 AM),

It's never too late to join. Jump on in, the water is great (the Tiber River, that is!).

10/14/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Bogner said...

Here's my entry - for motivational:

Hope

10/15/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

If it's not too late to enter, my poster, in the inspirational catagory, is here - Charity

10/15/2006 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous American Phoenix said...

What fun! Here's my entry!

10/15/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Danny Garland Jr. said...

Here's my entry:
http://irishanddangerous.blogspot.com/2006/10/my-entry-in-motivational-poster.html

10/16/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Danny Garland Jr. said...

Because I'm totally distracted from studying for my midterms now, I had to create more. Here you go:
http://irishanddangerous.blogspot.com/2006/10/i-couldnt-resist.html

sorry for the long address. I don't know how to make a hyperlink on the comments.

10/16/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Roman Sacristan said...

Oooh, I have to give this a try. Here's my post for the "humor" category.

http://romansacristan.blogspot.com/2006/10/catholic-motivational-posters.html

10/16/2006 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger young-philothea said...

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10/16/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger young-philothea said...

here's my entry:

http://young-philothea.blogspot.com/2006/10/contest.html

It's under Humurous. I'm going for St. Teresa's third class relic.

10/16/2006 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Roman Sacristan said...

For whatever reason, the picture at my blog wasn't showing up. I have fixed that now, so I am re-submitting my entry:

http://romansacristan.blogspot.com/2006/10/catholic-motivational-posters.html

Sorry for the inconvenience.

10/16/2006 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Danny Garland Jr. said...

Okay this is my last entry. I promise.

http://irishanddangerous.blogspot.com/2006/10/because-you-can-never-get-enough.html

10/16/2006 07:25:00 PM  
Blogger mgibson said...

My turn, my turn!

http://veritatissplendor.blogspot.com/2006/10/catholics-get-motivated-today.html

10/16/2006 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger dadwithnoisykids said...

Here is my serious, inspirational entry:


http://scorpionstalkingduck.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivational-entry-1-inspirational.html

10/16/2006 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger dadwithnoisykids said...

I shall call this one humorous. I am not sure if it applies.

http://scorpionstalkingduck.blogspot.com/2006/10/is-this-humorous-or-inspirational.html

10/17/2006 01:01:00 AM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

My entries can be found here. Please put under inspirational. The last one can be under humorous.

Thanks!!!

10/17/2006 04:49:00 AM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

So Tim... when is the contest over?

10/17/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

The contest ends at midnight, Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 18th. The judging will take place over the following days and I hope to announce a winner on Sunday the 22nd but it depends on the judges to a certain extent. I will add an update to that effect on the blog after I get out of training today.

10/17/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I finally got around to creating something for the "humourous" category.

It's here:
http://the-age-of-uncommon-nonsense.blogspot.com/2006/10/motivation.html

10/17/2006 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Danny Garland Jr. said...

I made another one. I know I said I was done earlier, so you don't have to include it as part of the contest, but here it is for everyone's viewing pleasure:
http://irishanddangerous.blogspot.com/2006/10/for-all-thomists-out-there.html

10/17/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dorian Speed said...

Rock on ROCK ON! Best! Internet contest! Ever! I have attempted to limit myself to three entries, which are posted here. I guess the first can be "inspirational" and the other two are "humorous," although there probably should be a new category for "shameless use of old baby pictures languishing on the server somewhere."

10/17/2006 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to be picky, but midnight in which time zone? Who knows? I might have another entry in me. :)

10/18/2006 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Oops! My bad! That's midnight tonight in the Eastern Time Zone! (GMT -05:00) Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

10/18/2006 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Hi Tim,

Would you mind at all, switching my entries to inspirational instead of humorous? Thanks a lot!

10/18/2006 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Honora said...

A nice idea. Catholics are so creative. My offering (submitted just because) is here.

10/18/2006 09:51:00 PM  

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