Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome to Old Tom Bloggery

Well, it’s official. With this inaugural post, Old Tom Foolery has joined the blogosphere (about 5 years after blogging jumped the shark, we know, but here we are nonetheless).

With that proclamation, let’s move onto the meat of the site. We want to give you, dear readers, plenty of reasons to visit to this blog, and maybe even add it to your bookmarks. So how are we going to start? By bribing you with straight cash, that’s how. Scroll down and we’ll explain.

Win $100 in our “Finish the Footnote” contest

Back in May, we launched a “Finish the Footnote” contest at the National Stationery Show in New York. During the four days of the show, some quality entries were submitted, but before we choose a winner, we feel it’s only fair to open this contest up to those who weren’t able to attend the NSS. After all, not only will the winner of this contest be the proud author of our 80th card, they’ll also get a nice fat check for 100 big ones.

So, as the images below show, we’re looking to you to write a witty footnote for the following prompts. Here's our original NSS prompt:

And we’ve also added a second prompt to spice things up:

Write a snappy punch line to one prompt or both, and enter as many times as you like. Entries will be judged on overall hilarity and giveability, and we’ll pick one overall winner. The victorious entry could come from either prompt; whichever one-liner makes us laugh the hardest wins.

Email your footnote(s) to info@oldtomfoolery.com by October 15th and write “CONTEST ENTRY” in the subject. The winner will be notified by email by October 30, 2009.

Have fun. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Official contest rules:
By submitting an entry, you agree to transfer all ownership rights of your submission to Old Tom Foolery. You also agree to let OTF print your submission on an actual greeting card to be sold and marketed as part of The Footnotes Collection. 
Thanks, and good luck!


this humble abode said...

Welcome to blogland, I'm a big fan of yours. I plan to spend the evening with a glass of wine thinking up some fabulous footnotes.

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