Friday, March 21, 2008

the return of the Possibly Annual Readers' Photo Contest

My darlings, I am pleased to inform you that, after a rousing success last year, the Readers' Photo Contest is back! And with the return of our esteemed commenter, Hughman, as our Celebrity Guest Judge as well!

Last year the photos were supposed to be of the readers and were supposed to somehow encapsulate the spirit of the blog. We had some delightful pictures presented, with regular commenters Silliyak and Missy capturing the titles of Mr. Drunken Househusband and Mrs. Drunken Housewife for the year (can they defend their titles?), with stiff competition from other readers, including Brown, Lemonjuicer, grand prize winner Jack's Raging Mommy, Susie, and even the Sober Husband.

This year, the rules are a bit different. The photo may be of anyone or anything, but it must contain the words "Drunken Housewife" or "www.drunkenhousewife.com." The photo need not present those words in a flattering light (e.g., if you found some poor passed-out drunken skank, you could lean a piece of paper up next to him or her with the URL scrawled on it, and that would be a fine entry). Of course, the more humorous or beautiful or exotic or scathing the picture is, the more likely it is to win.

The prizes: some or all of the following will be rewarded (a truly great winning entry will sweep the board and could receive all of the following): I write a post on the topic of your choice; I let you write whatever you want here, uncensored (but I reserve the right to comment upon it); a good book from my vast collection; a funny geeky T-shirt modified by me in an artistic manner; the right to lord it over the other readers in an insufferable manner.

The deadline: two weeks from now, or longer if I get lazy or distracted. Submit yer entries to drunkenhousewife@gmail.com.

Let the contest begin!

10 comments:

Thi said...
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Thi said...

Discreet efforts involving Photoshop are OK, right?

the Drunken Housewife said...

Discreet usage of Photoshop is okay. One of the winning entries last year used Photoshop in a humorous way.

Trust your artistic vision! Have a cocktail and get out the digital camera!

hughman said...

i suggest that rather than holding up a sign in front of a passed out skank, you just write the DH's URL directly on his or her forehead with an eyeliner pencil.

FENICLE said...

What a cool thing. I will try my best to enter this. I'll see what I can capture!

the Drunken Housewife said...

I saw that comment that was deleted by the author, by the way! You can run but you can't hide! I shall honor the chosen obscurity of the commenter, but the point was that I shouldn't allow cleavage shots because some people don't have cleavage. Okay, people, get some self-confidence here! Not everyone can rock the cleavage like Jack's Raging Mommy or Lemonjuicer, but everyone has his or her own special assets!

Also, last year's contest was kind of slanted towards witty beefcake & clever cheesecake, but this one is not. You don't have to go down that route if you can't muster up the courage (or willingness to potentially humiliate yourself).

Silliyak said...

Thank goodness you're still allowing cleavage. Since I retired I've developed some fearsome man boobs!

Anonymous said...

I could send in a picture of my mother-in-law, the original drunken houswife.

Carol Ann

Thi said...

I confess, it was a moment of "I thought I was previewing but hit publish." And since it was whining, not 'winning' (or 'wining'), I pulled it.

Tit's not fair, I'm just saying, given my cleavage isn't photogenic,
but I guess I should quit stop working the refs and start finding the camera.

Silliyak said...

It came to me last night in a moment of brilliance. Something has been missing, and I know what it is. I propose another CATegory. CatAssTrophy. Pictures of the south ends of north bound felines! What could go wrong?