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“My Own Shire” Photo Contest

Get in touch with  your inner hobbit by taking part in the Middle-earth News My Own Shire photo contest in honor of Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week!

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Starting today, September 16, 2013 and running until September 29, 2013 submit your most hobbit-like photo: anything in your home or around that reminds you of a simple, Shire life.

We have amazing prizes including “never laugh at live dragons” pins and dragon tattoos from Houghton Mifflin, hand crafted hobbit door necklaces, and even more! TO SEE A FULL LIST OF PRIZES, SEE BELOW!

There will be five categories with one winner in each category.

  • Most Beautiful Scenery; The Shire is without a doubt breathtakingly beautiful. Maybe you have a walking trail that looks lovely in the morning mist or an apple orchard where you have spent many hours reading under the boughs
  • Best Food; If you like to cook, you may already be a hobbit. Submit a picture of a hobbit-y meal (or meals) for this category
  • Coziest; A Shire life is a comfortable one. Perhaps you have a sunny breakfast nook or a comfortable reading corner that makes you think of Bag End.
  • A Garden to make Sam Proud; Are you a gardener? Everyone knows that hobbits love a good tilled earth. Perhaps you have a vegetable garden with huge pumpkins or maybe a flower garden filled with all the colors of the rainbow.
  • Best Cosplay; do you have a hobbit or Tolkien themed costume that you have poured your heart and soul into? Share a picture of yourself in your costume.

You can read about the contest and view a submission gallery here at myownshire.com

RULES

  • Send all submissions to hobbitday@middleearthnews.com, with “My Own Shire” in the subject line. ALTERNATIVELY you may submit your photos on Twitter @RachelTook1 with the hashtag #myownshire

  • Submissions must include: your name, photo, the category you would like your photo to be judged in, and the title of your photo.  A submission cannot be considered without this information! You may also include a short paragraph explaining why you chose that image, however, this is optional. Twitter submissions must include the category and title within the tweet.
  • Each person entering is allowed to enter two photos – furthermore each photo may only be submitted to one category. For example: if you submit your photo for “best food”, it cannot be considered for “coziest”.
  • Your photo must be original (no copyright infringement) and must not have been submitted to other photo competitions.
  • Any indecent photos will immediately be deleted and not considered for this competition
  • Have fun!

PRIZES

Prize Package for the Winner of “Most Beautiful Scenery” Category:

  • 1 Hobbit Door Necklace
  • Smaug Tattoo
  • Home Sweet Hole; A Folio of Feasible Fantasy Floor Plans
  • Thorin’s Map Replica
  • “Never Laugh at Live Dragons” Pin

Prizes Package for the Winner of “Best Food” Category:

  • 1 Handcrafted Mug
  • Smaug Tattoo
  • Home Sweet Hole; A Folio of Feasible Fantasy Floor Plans
  • 1 Hobbit Door Necklace
  • “Never Laugh at Live Dragons” Pin

Prize Package for the Winner of “Coziest” Category:

  • 1 Handcrafted Mug
  • Home Sweet Hole; A Folio of Feasible Fantasy Floor Plans
  • 1 Hobbit Door Necklace
  • Smaug Tattoo
  • “Never Laugh at Live Dragons” Pin

Prize Package for the Winner of “A Garden to Make Sam Proud” Category

  • 1 Hobbit Door Necklace
  • Home Sweet Hole; A Folio of Feasible Fantasy Floor Plans
  • Smaug Tattoo
  • Smaug Tote Bag
  • “Never Laugh at Live Dragons” Pin

Prize Package for the Winner of “Best Cosplay” Category:

  • 1 Hobbit Door Necklace
  • Home Sweet Hole; A Folio of Feasible Fantasy Floor Plans
  • Smaug Tattoo
  • Smaug Tote bag
  • “Never Laugh at Live Dragons” Pin

SPONSORS

A BIG THANKS to our sponsors for this year’s Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week Giveaways! You all ROCK Middle-earth!

You may begin submitting your photos Monday, September 16, 2013. The last day to submit your photos is Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Midnight EST. The winners will be announced on Monday, September 30, 2013.

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One Comment

  1. So excited to see what people come up with! 😀