Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Coffeegirl Challenge #5: Let the Games Begin!

[what's brewing: one of those fun little summer mochachocalattas; no wait, make that two!]

It’s summertime here at Coffeegirl Confessions, which means it’s time to have some fun together. I remember the anticipation of summer as a child being electrifying. End of the year activities at school added to the excitement as lessons and tests decreased and field trips, outdoor projects and school wide picnics increased. The ultimate indication that summer break was coming was Field Day.

I remember Field Day being a nightmare for some, a time to shine for others, and just plain fun for girls like me who didn’t care about winning and cared most about laughing with friends (that and knowing my mom was on the sidelines cheering and taking pictures). Tug-of-war, 50-yard dash, jump rope races, three-legged races – oh, those were fun days.

I’m inviting you to join me for a Coffeegirl Field Day – a series of little activities and contests over the next few weeks. It’s a chance to have fun and be creative in the midst of busy schedules and adult responsibilities that could otherwise keep you from having fun this “summer.” Even if you don’t feel qualified for the event, join in for the fun of it, just like I did every year in the long jump.

How to Compete:

There will be 2 events. We'll know you are participating by your entry into each event -- remember, when you play, you might get the big "hurrah"! Entries from the first event will be displayed on CG Confessions next week, when the second event will be announced.

Ribbon Ceremony:

At the end of our Coffeegirl Field Day, one overall winner will be selected through a random drawing – after all, we’re in this for the fun! Every “event” entry receives one chance to win, therefore by participating in both events, your name will be entered twice and your chances of winning go up.

The winner will receive a $20 gift card to their choice of Amazon.com, iTunes or Shutterfly.

Our First Event (starting today):
A Photo Contest! As we’re tapping into our own childhoods through this Field Day event, the first event is to submit an artistic photograph capturing an expression of childhood in your area. (See above photo.)

What is meant by “artistic photograph”?

I like this definition that I found online: photography that is…done to express the artist's perceptions and emotions and to share them with others. Practically, this also means no photos of your own kids, though we trust they are tempting subjects since they’re undoubtedly the cutest kids you know.

Don’t consider yourself a photographer, let alone an artist? Don’t let that hold you back! Remember – it’s Field Day and we’re all in it for the fun.

Photos should be submitted to Cindy Blomquist , (editor@womenoftheharvest.com) the faithful editor and creative director behind this blog, by 9am Mountain Standard Time on Monday, June 29. (Please include how your byline should read when posted on the blog.)

Let the games begin! One Photo = One Entry!!!!


Josh and Kelly said...

love this idea! don't know if i will have time to join in, but wanted to leave my blog url for the blogroll:


Rodger and Lynne Schmidt Mozambique said...

Fun! I want to submit an entry, but when I click on Cindy Blomquist name I get an error message. What is her e-mail address?

Greetings from Guatemala said...

sounds like a fun idea!!

Women of the Harvest Blogs said...

Cindy's email is editor@womenoftheharvest.com

Amanda Fosburg said...

This is so fun! I'll try to get a good shot before the weekend!


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