Contest on an Interesting Question

UPDATE! CONTEST EXTENDED!!

Please note:

Due to some initial problems getting the word out about the contest, it has been

EXTENDED until Friday, July 3.


All submissions must be received via a link in the comments section, no later than midnight between the 3rd and 4th of July, Pacific Daylight Time. (See link below for a global time zone converter.)


A Contest? Really?

Yep! Really!

I've seen a number of assorted contests and challenges posted on Hub Pages from time to time, and I decided to put up one of my own.

What's it About?

We'll get to that in a moment. I just want to set out the rules first.

1) Contest is open to current members of Hub Pages.

2) Only one entry per person (regardless of how many accounts they may have); this makes it easier on our volunteer judges.

3) Publish your entry as a hub, and put the link in the comments section on this hub.

4) I had originally stated that the only "prize" would be bragging rights. REVISION!! I have just been told that there will, indeed, be a prize!

5) Contest opens on Friday, June 12th, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and closes on Friday, June 26th at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Contest has been extended!! Final deadline is now Friday, July 3rd, at midnight, between the 3rd and 4th of July, Pacific Daylight Time.

To be exactly clear: you may not submit before the midnight boundary between the 11th and the 12th, and you may not submit after the midnight boundary between the 26th and 27th.

Judging

I'm excited to say that two of our illustrious Hub Pages authors will be serving with me as co-judges; Bill Holland, a.k.a. Billybuc, and Shauna, a.k.a. bravewarrior.

Prize!

The two other judges and I are offering a signed copy of one of our books as a prize for the best entry. That's three books, folks!

The lucky winner gets a copy of Shauna's "Hearts and Rainbows" book of poems, a copy of Bill's novel, "12/59 Shuttle From Yesterday to Today," and a copy of my book of poems, "Tales My Father Told."

Okay, Okay! Now What Are We Writing About?

Here's the challenge:

Create a Hub answering this two-part question that asks you to time travel in your mind, and project forward on behalf of another:


Part 1) "Do you think Leonardo da Vinci would be comfortable with the Internet?"

Part 2) "Why, or why not?"


That's it. Winner will be notified via Hub Pages e-mail service, if they have that enabled on their account. If you do not, no worries; in any case, check back after the contest to see the winner featured in the capsule below.

And the Winner Is...

We have our winner!

Congratulations to annart for her contribution of

"Leonardo in London, Surfing."

It was a tough call, between the two entries, and came down to a tiebreaker vote among the judges (exactly why there were three)!

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Contest is now closed; no further links will be accepted. 27 comments

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billybuc 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

Bring it on! I look forward to the entries. Will there be some way Sha and I get notified of each entry?


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Phyllis Doyle 15 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Well this will be an interesting contest to follow, MsLizzy. I will for sure keep an eye on the progress.


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

@ billybuc - Once the entry links start to appear, I'll e-mail them to you both. ;-) This should be interesting.

@ Phyllis Doyle - I hope so--I'm looking forward to reading folks' ideas!


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

I look forward to the responses to this challenge. It should be interesting!


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annart 15 months ago from SW England

I'm a little confused. Do we write about what we think or do we actually pretend Da Vinci is in the here and now?

Ann


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MsDora 15 months ago from The Caribbean

Entering this contest will cause me to open up some closed pathways in my brain. Whether or not I enter, it is a very interesting challenge! Thanks!


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

@ bravewarrior - I agree. ;-) Thank you for agreeing to be one of the judges!

@ annart - You can take it in any direction you choose. It's creative writing. ;-)

@ B.Leekley - Sorry; I have denied your comment, for the contest is not open until Friday, and I don't want any 'spoiler' hints or opinions in the comments. :(

@ MsDora - Ah, yes--that's the idea; to think outside that doggoned old box! I hope you give it a try!


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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Dzy....what a wonderful idea! You're so special! I'm thinking......hope I don't hurt myself!


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thanks, fpherj48! I look forward to your entry. ;-)


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

Hmm...very interesting and different contest MsLizzy. Can't guarantee I'll join in, but I'll put my thinking cap on and see what eventuates, if anything.


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, Jodah!

I hope you find some thoughts to share! ;-)


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annart 15 months ago from SW England

My entry is called 'Leonardo in London, Surfing'.

Ann


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you, Ann!


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annart 15 months ago from SW England


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Many thanks, Ann! ;-)


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FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA

What an interesting idea. I've already read one and look forward to reading more.


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi there, FlourishAnyway!

Glad you enjoyed this idea; jump on in with your own take! ;-)


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

Hi again DzyMsLizzy, here is the link to my response/entry in the competition called "Who Is Leonardo DiCaprio?": http://hubpages.com/literature/Who-Is-Leonardo-DiC...


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you for your entry, Jodah. I've added it to the links capsule, above, of the contest entries.


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Venkatachari M 15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

It's an interesting challenge to follow. I am receiving this information only now. How is it?


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DzyMsLizzy 15 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Venkatachri M,

I hope you decide to join in. The reason you only just found the challenge is that there were some confusions about how best to promote the contest. My apologies.


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

Congratulations to Annart. Your story was great.


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annart 14 months ago from SW England

Thanks, John, so was yours!

Liz, I'd like to thank you again for setting this challenge. It was a great one so I don't understand why there were so few entries. It deserved better.

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Ann :)


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DzyMsLizzy 14 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you, Ann; I know what you mean. Perhaps it was a matter of my timing being 'off,' coming up to a holiday weekend. Oh, well, live and learn.

I'll be mailing out your prize on Monday (7-13), as I have a lot to do today to get ready for a pre-planned outing tomorrow. ;-)


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annart 14 months ago from SW England

That's great; thank you very much. Enjoy your outing!


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peachpurple 13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

this is a brilliant way to get hubbers writing now


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DzyMsLizzy 13 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, peachpurple,

Yes, I thought it was a good idea, but I guess my timing was off, and there were only two entries, even though I had extended the deadline. Next time, I'll do it differently. ;)

Thanks for stopping by; I'm glad you liked the concept.

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