Ok. I have brand new Technivorm thermal carafe drip brewer - arguably one of the best drip brewers on the Planet...
Up for grabs.
And all you need to do is write a story (including a digital picture or two...)
or send an audio MP3 - not to exceed 15 minutes in length.
About... a poignant aha moment in your life... that can have a coffee connection... or not. It can be about life. Food. Drink. Travel.
Looking for an emotional bang or a solid belly laugh... or both.
Life is full of ups and downs - grand moments and bad moments.
And your power to win this will pivot on your ability to:
a.) Win votes and
b.) Influence our panel of cynical and jaded judges.
c.) Being a resident of CANADA
Word count: 475 to 575 words.
a.) No obvious use of Facebook and Twitter will be permitted (if detected) -- sure, by all means be creative... but be sure to instruct your fan club to be just a little bit more creative than "I VOTE FOR STORY #17!"
b.) Multiple votes from single network or IP addresses will not be tolerated - and I do not care how many people in your office are going to be rooting for you - be creative and get them to vote when they go home!
c.) Encourage your supporters to actually read some of the stories. I have been still been getting votes from the last contest which ended over a week ago (the power of social networking obviously!)
d.) Canadian residents only for this one folks! I do not know who carries the TECHNIVORM in the U.S. - this is a Dutch made coffee maker that is CSA Approved - not necessarily for the U.S. Market - importation could be a nightmare.
Abuse of any of the rules can result in immediate disqualification.
I was gonna go for a ... "I love coffee" and get all my workmates to vote for me. We need a new coffee maker. But I see my dastardly plan has been foiled already. And truth be told, most of my workmates think I'm a little daffed for talking up the coffee forum to begin with, so the two or three votes I woulda got wouldn't have been worth it anyhoo
So I gotta come up with something of an 'ahh' moment in my life that may or may not have anything to do with coffee? Well I had a good one that seemed to be poorly place ... or was that placed poorly not sure.
Gotta put on my thunk'n cap Life, food, drink, travel, jaded judges, poignant (what is a poig-nant anyhow? will have to look that one up) Maybe this cap is too tight. I'd better grab another one.
Ohh .... how long do I have to come up with a pigant ahhh thingy?