First Prize – $100 Gift Certificate to Cashion’s Eat Place*, a bottle of wine from my personal wine cellar, and assurance that the winner will have the best table in the house.
Second Prize – a bottle of 1996 Cuvee Doyard Champagne from my cellar.
First prize is a gift certificate to one of my favorite restaurants in DC, however the contest is open to bloggers anywhere. If the first place winner is not located in the DC region, an alternate prize of comparable value – to be determined by the Judges Committee – will be selected.
To avoid the appearance of impropriety, bloggers with whom I have a personal relationship (I have met you more than once) are not eligible. Good news for the bloggers I have met is that you will be invited to the Judges Committee and Judging Party at my place. All other Judges will be as anonymous as they wish to be.
As my blog is anonymous, I may discover the blog of someone I know in real life through the course of this contest. Should that occur I will recuse myself from judging that person’s entry.
Bloggers who derive a full-time income from their sites are not eligible.
Group Blogs are eligible to enter as a group or once per member of the group.
One entry per person – honor system for those of you who anonymously host multiple blogs.
Evaluation of Entries
All Submissions will be evaluated based on two factors: overall suckitude of the date, and the quality of the post. Each factor will be scored on a scale of 0 to 20. The scores of each judge will be averaged to determine the final score for each submission.
The 10 highest scoring submissions will make it to the Semi-Final Round. All semi-finalists will be further evaluated at the Judging Party and winners announced at its conclusion – or whenever the judges return to sobriety following the Party.
Contest Entries must be posted on Contestant Blog’s no later than 11:59pm on 19 August 2008.
Semi-finalists will be announced on this site Friday, 22 August 2008.
Winners will be announced on Monday, 25 August 2008
To enter this contest either enter a comment in this post, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. When the submission entry has been posted, send me an email that contains a link and it will be forwarded to the other members of the Judging Committee.
Older Blog posts may be entered as well – just email the link.
My blog, my contest, my cash, my wine – rules may change as circumstances dictate.
I have added a Worst Date Contest Page to keep all contestant submissions in one place.
* Cashion’s allows corkage so combined with the bottle of wine first prize should cover dinner for two (not including the tip.)