Welcome to the first 45th Parallel Contest! The 45th Parallel is a blog series which explores spiritual parallels in everyday sights. I invite you to enter the contest this month and compete for one of three prizes:
First Place: $25
Second Place: $20
Third Place: $15
Here’s how to enter:
Take a picture and email it to me by March 31, 2014. Describe the spiritual parallel. Tell how the photo illustrates overcoming; forgiving; encouraging; or our relationship with God.
Q. Do I need to subscribe to the blog to enter?
A. No, but it helps. See the scoring guide below.
Q. May I enter more than one?
A. Yes. You may submit up to three entries, but each contestant is eligible to win only one prize.
Q. What does a 45th Parallel post look like, anyway?
A. Check these out:
Q. How many words should the submission contain?
A. The word count for the text should be between 150 and 350 words.
Q. Will my submission appear as a blog post?
A. Selected submissions may appear as future blog posts. By submitting a contest entry, you give permission for the submission to appear on my website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. 45th Parallel posts offer the added advantage of name recognition via links to your website and social media.
Q. How will entries be scored?
A. The scoring guide is as follows:
- Up to 3 points for the photo (Choice of subject; clarity; composition)
- Up to 3 points for the spiritual parallel (Inspiring; connected to Scripture; aha! factor)
- Up to 3 points for description (Clear; creative)
- 1 point given to entries of contestants who subscribe to the blog
Q. Are there other ways to participate?
A. Yes. Judges are needed for the contest. Email me if you’d like to serve as a judge for the contest.
Q. How will I know if I win?
A. Winners will be contacted via email the first week of April 2014. They will be announced the second week of April.
Q. Where do I begin?
A. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes of creativity to see what He sees. Where is He found? Get your camera and go wild! Snap away and inspire us!
Forward – with favor!