A picture is worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes.
The phrase emerged in the USA in the early part of the 20th century. Its introduction is widely attributed to Frederick R. Barnard, who published a piece commending the effectiveness of graphics in advertising with the title “One look is worth a thousand words“, in Printer’s Ink, December 1921. The true origin of the phrase is unverified, but is often attributed to Confucious.
In a 101 words or less, make your caption serious. Make it funny. Make it surreal, weird or even romantic. Most of all, make it creative and original.
A higher resolution version of the image is available here.
The best entry (as determined by our judges) wins a single license copy of Microsoft Office 2013 – Home and Business, retail value: $219.99. Note that this is the full version (not the cloud-based subscription version,) and it includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
I am also throwing in a well-used, paperback copy of Stephen King’s On Writing. I recently bought a hardcover copy of the book, so am passing on my old paperback one. All the good parts are marked. 😉
And finally, the real deal – the winner get a copy of my book, Untrue Stories, Volume One. 😉 😉
1. Submission must be sent via email to email@example.com.
2. Caption must contain 101 words or less.
3. Only one submission per household, please.
4. Submissions must be received before 12 AM CST, April 1st, 2013.
5. By entering, you agree and allow your caption to be published on www.lifein64squarefeet.com.
6. IMPORTANT: Entrants must live the USA or Canada, since the license for this copy of Office can only be distributed to USA and Canada.
6. By entering, you agree to the disclaimer, below.
Contest Disclaimer (legal crap)
No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Entries arriving after the contest ending date will be disqualified. Entries that do not include a valid email address will be disqualified. Contest entrants must be residents of the USA or Canada.
Mitch Lavender is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or delayed entries. Entries received by telephone, fax, courier, or personal delivery will not be accepted. Personal information submitted will NOT be sold or made available to anyone outside of Life in Sixty-Four Square Feet staff. Prizes are not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Decisions of the contest judge(s) are final – no substitutions will be available.
Deadline: 12 AM CST, April 1st, 2013.
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org