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Sunday, September 1, 2013

We Need You, We Really Do!

The Self-Portrait Competition - Still Awaiting Our First Entrant!
For about a month and half I have been pushing for people to enter our self-portrait competition using either traditional means to make art or in turn picking up an iPad or desktop and using digital software. Perhaps I over-shot my mark in estimating that bow tie lovers were the kind of aesthetes who loved to paint in their spare time. I have in the past been overly enthusiastic about our readers and their capabilities but I am still quite shocked that after a month and a half we have not received one entrant to the competition. This means that there will not be stiff competition for the $500.00AUD reward for the winner. At this stage, rather, it would be what is called a SHOO IN (See the reason I spelt it like this here )

"This expression purportedly comes from the practice of corrupt jockeys holding their horses back and shooing a preselected winner across the finish line to guarantee that it will win. A “shoo-in” is now an easy winner, with no connotation of dishonesty. “Shoe-in” is a common misspelling."

Alas, I await an entrant for the self-portrait competition like a federal politician awaits the latest polls. On the one hand I would like to see that you endorse my enthusiastic ideas, on the other, I am afraid of the results. But I wait, and wait, hoping that someone our there believes that this is not only fun but the opportunity to create something very unique that hopefully will transcend more than just the closing date of the competition on September 30th 2013.

Please, I almost beg of you, come join in! At this stage, you're a shoo in.


  1. If had been for the ties.......but the bowties are not for everyday and if I'm wearing a bowtie mean I not even time to take pics. Hope someone who wear bowtie during the week will partecipate to the contest

  2. Helllo! How do I enter this competition? Where can I find the details of this contest? And is the 500AUD a cash prize?


  3. Hello there! Follow this link and you will find the details for the competition!