I have mentioned several times in my twitters and a past podcast that I would send out details on the StarkSilverCreek contest.
A contest that, strangely enough, began on January 1 with no details at all, except the notion that all “entries” submitted since January 1, 2009 would be considered valid. The contest, whose modest beginnings started with the first ever SSC Loreto Live contest last year (Are you the winner of the Loreto Live Blog) was such a success, we have expanded the format.
So enough beating around the bush, here are the details of the inaugural, “2009 Starkie Awards”. The purpose of these awards is just because Clint and I thought it would be fun.
There are four categories of awards:
Best “All Things West Coast” Blog Post Starkie Award
Submit a blog post to email@example.com on any topic . It’s as easy as emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your post. The subject is the title. And the rest of the email is your post. Include photos if you want.
A winner will be selected by a panel of judges (Clint and I) across all StarkSilverCreek categories. Best is subjective, but it takes into consideration factors such as writing style, usefulness of content, photo interest (should it be applicable) and level of difficulty. All regular contributors featured here are eligible, except Clinton and I.
Best “All Things Loreto Baja” Blog Post Starkie Award
Limited to blog post entries to all things Loreto Baja. Write about construction of your Loreto Bay casa, outdoor adventure, Loreto restaurants, traveling along Baja. Be creative and share with tens of thousands of interested readers! Send your post to email@example.com.
A winner will be selected by a panel of judges (Clint and I) across all Loreto and Loreto Bay categories. Best is subjective, but it takes into consideration factors such as writing style, usefulness of content, photo interest (should it be applicable) and level of difficulty. All regular contributors featured here are eligible, except Clinton and I.
Random Forum Picks Starkie Award
Go to the StarkSilverCreek forums, and join the discussion! Talk about your favorite wines, wineries, or Loreto Baja adventure. You can create new topics or respond to existing conversation.
A winner will be selected from a drawing of StarkSilverCreek forum contributors. Each posting that provides useful information will be considered an entry in this category.
Random Comments Pick Starkie Award
Add your comment on any StarkSilverCreek post! The more times you comment and the higher the quality of the information, insight or opinion you provide, the greater the chance you will win.
A winner will be selected from a drawing of readers who submit comments to StarkSilverCreek. Each posting that provides useful information will be considered an entry in this category.
So we already know when the contest began, January 1, 2009.
So when does it end? June 30, 2009 at midnight.
Recap: How to enter the contest
How do you enter?
Guest blog posts: email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments: add them to the end of any StarkSilverCreek post using the comment box at bottom of the page.
Forums: enter the StarkSilverCreek forums. Stark a topic (click “NEWTOPIC”) or jump into an existing discussion about wine or Loreto.