My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

The Gothic subculture is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, and looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Tim Burton, Siouxsie Sioux and Anne Rice et al.) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. Goth should not be limited by what is considered "goth", inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Prize Draw!

I was going to run a Prize Draw on Facebook, based on the first 100 people to like my page, but that goes against the Facebook rules for running a page, so I can't do that. Instead, I will run a Prize Draw here. If you've already liked my page in hopes of winning, you'll have to comment here, too. Sorry about that! 

Prize
The prize will be a drawing by me, done in biro, based on a graveyard photograph I have taken. It will be between A5 and A4 in size, and unframed due to postage. It is open to anyone in the world, but how long the picture takes to get to you will vary by location. That's just how the postal service is, and is outside of my control. I'm not going to change the prize or offer a monetary substitute or alternative prize. This Prize Draw's prize is exclusively a biro drawing of a graveyard. At the date of writing this, the drawing is not complete, but it will be completed before the Closing Date. 

Have a look at my gallery page to see examples of my art style. 

Closing Date
The closing date to enter the competition was originally going to be based on getting 100 likes, but as this contravenes Facebook's promotions rules, and the fixed date rule from the Advertising Standards Agency, I am going to give a fixed closing date:

One minute to midnight, according to British time, on 1st February (Imbolc) 2013. 
23:59 01/02/2013

You've got about months to comment on this post (and ONLY this post - comments elsewhere don't count!). Any comments made after this time will not be added to the hat. Names will be entered into the hat, and drawn in the week (7 days) after the closing date. 

More Important Stuff
The draw will be supervised by someone who is not a relative of mine, not Raven, and not affiliated to this blog, to make sure that I've really put everyone's names into the hat, and that I'm not peeking. The winner will be notified within 7 days of the closing date. 

One entry per person. Family members of mine can't enter, because that would involve a conflict of interest.

Entry is free. Contestants will be notified by a response in the comments section, and we can communicate via more private means to discuss postage details (address) once a winner has been drawn. Make sure that your comment states clearly that you want to be a entrant into the Prize Draw. If you want to comment on it without entering, please state that in your comment, too. 

This prize draw is being run and promoted by me (HouseCat of Domesticated Goth) and is not promoted, managed, run-by or affiliated with Blogger, Blogspot or Google. 


27 comments:

  1. Commenty-Comment :3 dunno if I'd keep the drawing for myself, I'll probably give it as a gift to Nena <3

    Alon

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    1. I didn't take Nena for the graveyards sort of person!

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  2. I liked your page on Facebook weeks ago, so I was already half way to being eligible for the giveaway without even knowing it. The art piece that you'll be awarding some lucky person sounds wonderful. I guess the next thing for me to do will be to take a look at your gallery.

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    1. Liking the page is no longer an entry to the prize draw because of FB's rules. Do you want to enter the competition here?

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    2. Yes I do. Actually, I thought that commenting here was the key to entering. I'm glad you asked.

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    3. I thought that some people might want to comment on the draw without wanting to enter it (or in the case of my family, not being allowed to enter it), hence my "Make sure that your comment states clearly that you want to be a entrant into the Prize Draw. If you want to comment on it without entering, please state that in your comment, too. " clause in the More Important Stuff section.

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    4. Oops! I guess I missed that stipulation. Sorry!

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  3. I love your drawings anyway and you still owe me one dragon

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    1. Do you want to enter the prize draw?

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    2. Ok, I'll add your name to the draw when the time comes :)

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  4. I love how lawyerly this blog entry is :)

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    1. I don't think you can enter because you count as family, sorry!

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  5. Enter me for the prize draw please HouseCat. I've always been impressed by your art and the chance to own a piece is too good & rare to miss.

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    1. I certainly will :) Thankyou! Good luck :)

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  6. Commenting to enter for the prize draw. :-)

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  7. Entering for the banter, I liked that pic you showed me earlier :P

    Jude

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  8. I'm entering for the prize draw please. :)

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    1. I got your message before you deleted it. Do you want me to go by the original message, or ignore it?

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  10. I would like to enter please n.n

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    1. Hey, you won the prize! Please contact me either here (I'll post my Domesticated Goth e-mail address up) or via the Domesticated Goth FaceBook page. I need the shipping details, and I presume you don't want those public, but drop me a note/comment/whatever to say that you know you've won, first.

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