Help Send Me to Tuscany with DaVinci Wines!


I have some really great news. I have been chosen as a Fan’s Choice Finalist for the DaVinci Wines Storyteller Experience! If I am chosen as a winner I will be spending seven days in Tuscany to experience the people and the place behind DaVinci wines.

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The New Yorker’s 2012 Eustace Tilley Book-Bag Contest Entry


Poor Eustace. Due to a slowing economy and high unemployment rate he was forced to leave his position at The New Yorker and take a job as a barista at a local coffee house.

Last night, just under the wire, I submitted this piece to The New Yorker’s 2012 Eustace Tilley Book-Bag Contest. I don’t normally enter many contests, mainly because they tend to charge high entrance fees and/or the retain the rights to the work regardless of whether or not you win. This contest was free to enter and they only keep the rights to use the image to promote the contest. Anything else and they pay you.

Anyway, I saw the announcement for the contest last week and thought it would be fun to try. Not to mention my work could potentially be seen by AD’s and Editors at The New Yorker.

Even if I’m not one of the winners, I’m quite proud of this piece. I only wish I could have found a decent sized example of the title logo so it could look a bit more authentic. I’m confident that the people at The New Yorker can imagine what that would look like, though.

Do you enter contests? Which ones have you found to be worth the entry fee?