Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Sweetest Tooth 2010

Guess what?

Golden Week is coming up. (Golden week is a week of holidays here in Japan.)

April 29- Showa Day (Showa was a former Emperor. The current Emperor's birthday is also a holiday.)
May 3- Constitution Memorial Day
May 4- Greenery Day
May 5- Children's Day

If you take April 30-May 2 off, you have 7 days of holiday. Apparently, the 'golden' part of the name was for the fact that it would be a golden opportunity to go to the movies. But I don't know how true that is.

Anyhow, since you guys don't live in Japan (with 2 exceptions) and you won't be able to hibernate for a whole week, I decided to give you a consolation prize:

MY VERY FIRST CONTEST!

It's called "The Sweetest Tooth" and there are 2 routes and several ways to enter!

A. LUCK

1. Be a follower and post in the comments saying that you are.
(NB. You don't have to be a follower to win in this contest. I'd like to think that those of you who are reading this blog are reading it because you wanted to. Not because I waved a prize at you.)

2. Link to this on your blog and post the link in the comments.

3. Write a short story 1000 words or less on the theme "The Sweetest Tooth". You can call it whatever so long as it has a connection to the name of the contest. Upload your story sometime between now and May 4th 11.59 pm EST, and leave a link in the comments.

You'll get an entry for each one of those 3 things.

What? You have no luck? I hear you.

Since I'm a writer and the grand majority of you are writers as well, there's another route to being a winner.

B. SKILL

4. If you enter using #3 above, on May 5th, followers can read your entries and vote.

But Claire, aren't you forgetting something?

Me? Forget? Never!

Well, maybe sometimes. Okay, okay, all the dang time.

The Prize!

Well since I AM in Japan. And it IS for Children's Day. And it IS called the Sweetest Tooth...


An assortment of Kit Kats!

So just to recap:
What: The Sweetest Tooth Contest
How: Be a follower, blog, write
When: Before 11.59 pm EST, May 4

Good luck! May the Sweetest Tooth win!

6 comments:

王俊貴 said...
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ElbieNy25 said...

I am a follower!

Marsha Sigman said...

Hello, my name is Marsha and I am an avid follower...and a lover of Kit Kats.

I'll try to write a story before the deadline!!!

Amy Holder said...

Awesome contest! Good luck to all who enter!! :)

Postman said...

Yer kiddin' me. Kit-Kats are big in Japan?

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm a follower. I wish I was there so I could have a holiday week off. I could use one.