Are you the winner of the Loreto Live Blog contest?

Photo from my "Doors of Portugal" Series
Photo from my "Doors of Portugal" Series
Photo from my "Doors of Portugal" Series

A while back, we announced the availability of the Loreto Live Blog allowing those that had an inspiration about Loreto Baja to send an email to “loretolive@starkinsider.com” with photos and commentary about anything Loreto-related.

These emails were posted to the Loreto Live Blog to be shared with all StarkSilverCreek readers. We even sweetened the proposition by announcing a contest for the best post.

The contest closed December 31, the judges (yours truly) have considered all entries and the winner has been selected.

(Play drum roll music)

I have selected two winners:

Deborah Scanlon for her entry “Tabor Canyon-Ideal Hike Conditions Now” which I am sure inspired many of us to put on our hiking shoes and explore.

Conrad Brettschneider
for his entry “One needs light to cook!” which got an active dialog going in the comments section.

Photo from my "Doors of Portugal" series.
Photo from my "Doors of Portugal" series.

So what are their prizes?

Well, I thought it would be interesting if we played a game.  Deborah and Conrad, I present to you two doors. You each need to make a selection…

  • Blue Door “The Sure Thing” : A beautiful, wonderful 2009 Loreto Calendar.
  • Red Door, “The Mystery” : In one month time, you will find and get what’s behind this door.

You can talk amongst yourselves, solicit other SSC readers, friends and relatives or make it choice in solitude. Email me your answer or better yet, post a comment with your decision.

P.S. The Loreto Live Blog is a success and will continue. Clint will have more details. The twitter experiment failed to catch on and we are in our lab room thinking of either modifying it or scrapping it completely.

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  • Deborah Scanlon

    Wow. As closely as I follow the blogs I had no idea that there was an actual 'contest' going on! Hmmmmm….I'd love to solicit everyone's opinion on which door, but I think I can handle this one easily. Who doesn't like mystery? And although the calendar is beautiful for sure, I'm in favor of the mystery. Or I'll just pick the red door because it's a fabulous photo and looks intriguing! Thanks judges!!

  • Wow. As closely as I follow the blogs I had no idea that there was an actual ‘contest’ going on! Hmmmmm….I’d love to solicit everyone’s opinion on which door, but I think I can handle this one easily. Who doesn’t like mystery? And although the calendar is beautiful for sure, I’m in favor of the mystery. Or I’ll just pick the red door because it’s a fabulous photo and looks intriguing! Thanks judges!!

    • :-) Conrad, you’re up to bat!

      P.S. For those that missed this contest, have no fear. Another contest idea is brewing…

  • Deborah Scanlon

    Wow. As closely as I follow the blogs I had no idea that there was an actual ‘contest’ going on! Hmmmmm….I’d love to solicit everyone’s opinion on which door, but I think I can handle this one easily. Who doesn’t like mystery? And although the calendar is beautiful for sure, I’m in favor of the mystery. Or I’ll just pick the red door because it’s a fabulous photo and looks intriguing! Thanks judges!!

    • :-) Conrad, you’re up to bat!

      P.S. For those that missed this contest, have no fear. Another contest idea is brewing…

  • Loni Kao Stark

    :-) Conrad, you're up to bat!<br />
    <br />
    P.S. For those that missed this contest, have no fear. Another contest idea is brewing…

  • Deborah Scanlon

    Conrad, maybe the Red door stands for the color of wine!! Go red, go red!

  • Conrad, maybe the Red door stands for the color of wine!! Go red, go red!

  • Deborah Scanlon

    Conrad, maybe the Red door stands for the color of wine!! Go red, go red!

  • Conrad Brettschneide

    Thank you Loni<br />
    <br />
    What a surprise!<br />
    <br />
    The &quot;Doors of Portugal&quot; are beautiful.<br />
    <br />
    Face it, or look back over your shoulder. You will see where you have been, or see where you are going. <br />
    Is it a mirror or a door? Either can be a window to your soul.<br />
    <br />
    Deborah, I like blue but I'm choosing the Red Door this time.<br />
    <br />
    Conrad

  • Loni Kao Stark

    I had the feeling both of you would choose the red door. I think most SSC readers are the adventurous type and would!<br />
    <br />
    You'll find out in a month's time. All I can say is that it is not a t-shirt.<br />
    <br />
    For all those wondering when the next contest starts – it already has. It started the first day of this year. <br />
    <br />
    But what is the contest, you may ask? <br />
    <br />
    Participation is simple:<br />
    <br />
    – send guest blogs to blog@starkinsider.com<br />
    – post comments<br />
    – submit forum entries at <a href="http://www.starkinsider.com/forums&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.starkinsider.com/forums</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.starkinsider.com/forums</a></a&gt; <br />
    How the winner will be chosen, now that is the mystery which will be answered soon.

  • Conrad Brettschneider

    Thank you Loni

    What a surprise!

    The “Doors of Portugal” are beautiful.

    Face it, or look back over your shoulder. You will see where you have been, or see where you are going.
    Is it a mirror or a door? Either can be a window to your soul.

    Deborah, I like blue but I’m choosing the Red Door this time.

    Conrad

    • Loni Kao Stark

      I had the feeling both of you would choose the red door. I think most SSC readers are the adventurous type and would!

      You’ll find out in a month’s time. All I can say is that it is not a t-shirt.

      For all those wondering when the next contest starts – it already has. It started the first day of this year.

      But what is the contest, you may ask?

      Participation is simple:

      – send guest blogs to blog@starkinsider.com
      – post comments
      – submit forum entries at http://www.starkinsider.com/forums

      How the winner will be chosen, now that is the mystery which will be answered soon.

  • Conrad Brettschneider

    Thank you Loni

    What a surprise!

    The “Doors of Portugal” are beautiful.

    Face it, or look back over your shoulder. You will see where you have been, or see where you are going.
    Is it a mirror or a door? Either can be a window to your soul.

    Deborah, I like blue but I’m choosing the Red Door this time.

    Conrad

    • Loni Kao Stark

      I had the feeling both of you would choose the red door. I think most SSC readers are the adventurous type and would!

      You’ll find out in a month’s time. All I can say is that it is not a t-shirt.

      For all those wondering when the next contest starts – it already has. It started the first day of this year.

      But what is the contest, you may ask?

      Participation is simple:

      – send guest blogs to blog@starkinsider.com
      – post comments
      – submit forum entries at http://www.starkinsider.com/forums

      How the winner will be chosen, now that is the mystery which will be answered soon.