Erudite Expressions (Prints)

Announcing: Two 10″x15″ Prints Giveaway (Free Prints!)

On January 17, 2009, I posted my 1,000th entry on my photoblog, Erudite Expressions. I created a collage of 500 of my images and posted them as my 1,000th entry. You can view the 1,000th entry by going here. You can view the collage in a larger size here.

Since this blog is dedicated to prints, I thought that I would host a promotion for free prints to commemorate my 1,000th post. Last time my promotion for name-your-own-price for a print was an utter failure (I have some ideas why, but I’ll spare my thoughts for now), so I thought I’d run a promotion for absolutely free prints!

The details of this promotion are presented below in an FAQ format, as per my usual style.

Q: What’s this promotion all about?
A: I am giving away two 10″x15″ (10 inch by 15 inch) metallic prints (of your choice) to two lucky winners.

Q: What’s the estimated value of the prize?
A: The regular price for a metallic 10″x15″ print which you may order from my photoblog is $50.

Q: What do I have to do to enter the promotion?
A: First, I hope you will read the entire caption in this post. It’s long, but I think it’s an interesting read.

Q: OK, I finished reading the caption. Now what?
A: If you read the caption in its entirety, you would have found a link to my facebook fan page. If you want to be eligible to win one of the two prints, become a fan of me before January 27, 2009 (11:59:59 PM EST). Until that time, I am keeping a tally of who is joining daily. Then, on or around January 28, 2009, I will write everyone’s name (i.e., those that became a fan) on a piece of paper, put the papers in a hat, and draw out two names without replacement. The two names that get drawn are the winners.

Q: What if I am already your facebook fan?
A: That’s fine. You don’t have to quit and rejoin. Just send me a message that you saw my 1,000th photoblog entry and I will enter you into the drawing .

Q: Who is going to conduct the drawing?
A: I will most likely let a family member or a friend draw out the two names…

Q: Are there certain restrictions on who is eligible to enter?
A: First thing that comes to mind is that you represent yourself (which shouldn’t be a problem since I chose the facebook route rather than soliciting for people’s email addresses). Second, you should have a valid mailing address to which I can send you the print if you win.

Q: Do you have any other restrictions?
A: Just to make it easier for me, I am going to ask the two winners to select photos which I posted on or after January 1, 2008. That means, as of this writing, you have well over 350 images from which to select for your print. It goes without saying, but the images available for a print are those that are listed as available for “purchase” (those that aren’t listed as available for purchase are either too small in resolution, are too noisy, or otherwise do not pass Eugene’s strict quality control tests on what would constitute a good print). Finally, please choose an image that has a 3×2 aspect ratio (read the FAQ in this post if you don’t know what aspect ratio is and/or how to figure it out from images posted) so that the image can be printed on a 10″x15″ paper without cropping. (However: if there is an image that isn’t in a 3×2 aspect ratio that you really want in a print, let me know, and I will still send you a 10″x15″ print which would have a border of some sort on the top and bottom).

Q: How will you contact the winners?
A: I will most likely send a facebook message to the two winners. Additionally, I’ll post the name of the winners on my wall and in a photoblog entry around January 28, 2009.

Q: If I win the drawing, and I don’t want to receive a print, can I redeem the prize for cash?
A: Sorry, but the prizes in this drawing cannot be exchanged for cash. If you win and don’t want the print, let me know, and I’ll draw another name.

Q: What if I have more questions?
A: If you have more questions, feel free to leave a comment to this post, or send me an e-mail to elbelbelb2000[at]gmail[dot]com.

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January 19, 2009 Posted by | prints | , , , , , | 1 Comment