It's that time again! There's a chill in the air and the shopping has begun!
The turkey has been gobbled and it's time for that wonderful year-end
tradition: The Crispin Freeman Fansite Holiday Contest!
We decided to keep it simple this year:
Make a holiday card or write a holiday fan-fic featuring one or more of
Crispin's characters. If yours is awesome enough, you could win some
fabulous Crispin Freeman goodies!
Guidelines for Entry:
1) Holiday Cards: Part of the fun is deciding who's sending a holiday card
to whom. Maybe the card is from one character to another. Maybe a character
is sending a card to Crispin. How does the sender feel about the recipient?
Get creative with both the front of the card and your inside message!
You may use any media you choose. This includes collage or photos. Holiday
cards normally have an image on the front and an inside message, so you'll
want to upload two images: one for the front and one for the inside. Please
be sure to include "Front" and "Inside" in your entry names. You can submit
your images by uploading them into the "Holiday Contest 2010" album in the
Photos section of the fansite. Just click the Photos link on the left hand
side of the fansite to get there. Final images should be JPEGs and should
not be larger than 200k in size. Please post to the fansite and let us know
when you have uploaded your entry so we can enjoy the entries as they
2) Fan Fic: The story should feature one or more Crispin characters and be
holiday-themed. (Yes, you can include Crispin himself if you want.) Fan fic
entries can be less than but should not exceed 2,000 words. Please upload
your entry as a PLAIN TEXT FILE to the "Holiday Contest 2010" folder in the
Files section of the fansite. Just click the Files link on the left hand
side of the fansite to get there. Please post to the fansite and let us know
that you have uploaded your entry.
3) You can submit more than one entry if you want to, although please note
that one REALLY GOOD entry is better than many that are just "okay".
4) Any holiday celebrated from now until New Year's is fair game for this
contest. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's, etc... (If you know of
another December-ish holiday, feel free to make a card or write a story
about it!) Please keep the spirit of this contest inclusive and generous.
Demonizing the beliefs of others or using your entry as a platform for
evangelizing is not what we're looking for. Entries containing offensive or
discriminatory language or imagery will be disqualified.
5) Please try to have fun! Entries that are creative, clever or humorous are
more fun for everyone to enjoy! Make an effort that you can be proud of, and
chances are you will be rewarded for it.
6) All entries must be submitted by midnight, Pacific Coast Time, on New
Year's Day (January 1). This contest is open to Crispin Freeman Fansite
members only, so if you're not a member yet, please join so you can
participate. Moderators are allowed to enter. A copy of these guidelines
will be posted in the "Holiday Contest 2010" folder in the Files section of
If you have any questions regarding this contest, please email me:
GRAND PRIZE: One GORGEOUS Hellsing Alucard figurine, two randomly-selected
Crispin anime DVD's (signed by Crispin!), one Crispin anime poster (also
signed!), and miscellaneous Crispin goodies!
2ND PRIZE: A smaller but still stunning Hellsing Alucard figurine, one
randomly-selected Crispin anime DVD (signed by Crispin), one Crispin anime
poster (also signed), and miscellaneous Crispin goodies!
3RD PRIZE: The above-mentioned smaller Hellsing Alucard figurine, one
Crispin anime poster (signed by Crispin), and miscellaneous Crispin goodies!
2 HONORABLE MENTIONS: One Crispin anime poster (signed by Crispin), and
miscellaneous Crispin goodies!
So there it is! Good luck everyone! Again, this contest is open to members
only, so if you have friends who would like to participate, they must join
the fansite in order to be eligible to win. Please try to get your entries
in early, as it will be more fun to look at them before the holidays are
over. Have fun and here's hoping you win some great Crispin prizes!