Hey there, kids,
Hope we're all getting off to a good start to 2013, sticking to our New Year's Resolutions. I resolved to be more punctual with these, so three and a bit weeks later, here we are.
For those of you who've been living under a rock (you know who you are, Mizz Alcatraz), we've been running a photo competition with the "Beauty People" song-tag. I’m happy to report; we got an excellent response from all the guys and gals out there on the Information Super-Terrific Highway land. And what a mixed bag of entries! People really went out of their way to make an effort. Great craic comparing and contrasting the different styles of pics: we had fans of all ages taking part, from younger kids, teens, young adults to parents; we had people posing on their own, with family, friends and pets (including Tigger); taking advantage of natural wonders (mountains, beaches, recognizing the allure of a sunrise, even outer space) as well as man-made structures (huge bridges, mansions..park benches); drawing pictures in sand or snow; proudly displaying their flags; we had people write their name with ink, markers, Lego, post-its-several, not just one (a different contestant who wrote their name in the snow was disregarded); pictures of lips or hands (nothing else-I checked); we had heroes and villains, with people dressing as Santa, Iron Man, Dr.Evil and a pirate (in a different competition, we could’ve organized a tag team match of some kind); from places as far away as Brazil, Romania, Spain, Kashmir, Belgium, Israel, Canada, Poland, France, Australia, Russia, all over the USA; we had one marked "A secret lair SOMEwhere in the UK" (again, Dr.Evil-we may never find out where exactly, the cunning fiend), and one or two from somewhere called Drogheda, which I believe is somewhere east of Narnia.. Photos were taken indoors, outdoors, up doors, down doors, along the highways, byways, flyways and sideways, from here to there and back again. I don’t think it's an exaggeration to say that this was the greatest competition in the history of the world ever.. But unfortunately, as you know, like Highlander, there can be only one. Or, in this case, five.
So, one more time, could we have a huge round of applause for the five winners and the five runner-upererers (it's not my word but, by jingo, I’m using it!), in order of... I don’t know, in order of St.Patrick: Joanna, France; Seasons, U.S.A.; July, Israel; Katarina, Vancouver; Lisa, Poland; Sarah & Elodie, Belgium; Sarah, Australia; Christine, Russia; and Xara, Kashmir. Congratulations to all and we shall be speaking to you all soon (but keep your acceptance speeches short, got it? Good :)