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2012 October Orange Contest Winners

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on November 1, 2012 at 10:08pm.

Our fifth annual October Orange Contest has finished. This means orange forever for five fine folks:

Orangutan

Please all join the nice Orangutan in saying to our winners, "Ook. Oook." Which I imagine means, "Congrats. Great job all!" But I didn't get a chance to ask him before he ran off back to the Library.

My personal heart's to everybody who drew something this year! If you didn't win, better luck next year!

October Orange Contest 2012

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on October 7, 2012 at 6:27pm.

Bourbon.

To my own surprise, I just realized this is our fifth anniversary of the October Orange Contest, since the first year we ran it was in 2008.

That's pretty cool.

What would be some good "five" or "fifth" themed things I could incorporate into this note? There are surprisingly few whiskey related outcomes, so I couldn't do something with a fifth of whiskey, but I did find this Bourbon for you!

I could do something with like Cinco de Octubre Naranja, but there aren't any Cinco de Mayo drawings. I did find this sweet Dia De Los Muertos skull, but it doesn't have any orange in it.

This outcome seems oddly appropriate, but not all Scribbls community members may care that it is a US election year.

Oh wait, you probably don't care about any of this, and you probably want to know what in the hell is an October Orange Contest, and how do I enter? Well, fair enough...

How Do I Enter?

Simply draw an outcome that uses the color orange during the month of October and it will be automagically entered in the contest.

How Do I Win?

Well, the community votes, of course! The Scribbls community members who submitted the top five most hearted contest outcomes by October 31st at 11:59pm GMT-6 will be granted the use of orange forever. We rank the top five excluding previous years' winners, and also individuals can only hold one place at a time. (Sorry, you can't win all of first through fifth place yourself.)

Remember to be a good sport and give your Heart’s to the entries you like, especially if you want other people to heart yours!

Where Can I Check The Standings?

Watch the contest standings page. How are you doing? Are you winning? I hope so.

Good Luck

May your Scribbls be hearty. Now go draw!

2011 October Orange Contest Winners

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on November 1, 2011 at 12:31pm.

Our fourth annual October Orange Contest has ended... ended up AWESOME! Wow, you all drew some really fricken awesome stuff.

You are all winners in my heart, but these five fine folks have earned the privilege of using the color orange whenever they so choose, quoth the Raven, "Evermore."

Pizza and Beer WOOT

Please join me in giving our winners a round of white gloved quiet applause while we all adjust our monocles and eat little tea cakes and tiny sandwiches together. And by this I mean beer and pizza and w00tz.

Thanks for all of the wonderful participation. Please keep drawing awesome things, and spread the word about our little community.

Finally, from the immortal poem by Edgar Allen Poe: Quoth the Raven, "CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW."

October Orange Contest 2011

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on October 6, 2011 at 9:17am.

Edgar Allan Bro

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten Scribbls lore, while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my office door.

`'Tis the October Orange contest,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door — play for orange, forever more.'

Yes, once again as it was in 2008, 2009, and 2010, so shall it be again in 2011.

All will have the special color orange, you will all draw, and some of you will be lucky enough to keep your new color orange forever.

How Do I Enter?

Simply draw an outcome that uses the color orange during the month of October and it will be automagically entered in the contest.

How Do I Win?

Well, the community votes, of course! The Scribbls community members who submitted the top five most hearted contest outcomes by October 31st at 11:59pm GMT-6 will be granted the use of orange forever. We rank the top five excluding previous years' winners, and also individuals can only hold one place at a time. (Sorry, you can't win all of first through fifth place yourself.)

Where Can I Check The Standings?

Watch the contest standings page. How are you doing? Are you winning? I hope so.

Good Luck

Best of luck to you. Remember to be a good sport and give your Heart’s to the entries you like, especially if you want other people to heart yours! I hope you can secure orange for your Scribbls future. Now go draw!

2010 October Orange Contest Winners

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on November 1, 2010 at 6:05pm.

Our third annual October Orange Contest has come to its sweet and spicy pumpkin flavored end.

Here are five very lucky winners that have earned the privilege of using the color orange whenever they so choose:

Please help me in giving these fine folks some much deserved high fives and flying chest bumps. An ass pat while saying "good game" might be crossing the line, though. So watch your enthusiasm.

I'm sorry you can't all win orange this year (see you next October?), because I very much appreciate each and every one of you who submitted a drawing. It is awesome to see people participate in this silly little experimental community. If you like this site, please help out by spreading the word to your friends and various social network acquaintances.

October Orange Contest 2010

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on October 3, 2010 at 12:58pm.

Well, I know some of you have been waiting almost a full year for it, and Halloween season is finally here again. It is time for the third annual Scribbls October Orange Contest!

For the month of October, everybody gets to draw with the color orange and you could be just lucky enough to win the right to keep the color forever!

How Do I Enter?

Simply draw an outcome that uses the color orange during the month of October and it will be automagically entered in the contest.

How Do I Win?

Well, the community votes, of course! The Scribbls community members who submitted the top five most hearted contest outcomes by October 31st at 11:59pm GMT-6 will be granted the use of orange forever. We rank the top five excluding previous years' winners, and also individuals can only hold one place at a time. (Sorry, you can't win all of first through fifth place yourself.) If you're curious, check out our 2008 and 2009 contests.

Where Can I Check The Standings?

Watch the contest standings page. I hope you're in the top five right now! Be a good sport and vote for others, or maybe nobody will vote for you.

Finally:

Best of luck to you, I hope you can secure this lovely new color for your Scribbls future. Now go draw something!

March Meme Monday: Lepreclowns

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on March 15, 2010 at 7:11am.

Lepreclown

Well it is March, and I wouldn't want to miss a March Meme Monday. Especially not when March means that St. Patrick's Day is almost here, and we all know what St. Patrick's Day means! No, not green beer. No, not a day where everybody can pretend to be a little Irish. No, not leprechauns. That's right: Lepreclowns.

May I recommend we measure the amount of meme juice that comes from blending leprechauns and clowns? The recipe for a Lepreclown is really quite simple, so channel your inner Julia Child and let's get cooking!

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Meme Monday (Mostly Monthly): Marx

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on January 11, 2010 at 12:17am.

marx

After missing all of last month's Mondays, we continue a fine new tradition started in November and take a look at one of the magnificent memes made fresh for you here on Scribbls.

This month's Monday, let's put the marx meme under the microscope. And to make up for the missing month, let's also magnify another marx mini-meme.

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Monthly Meme Monday: TRUTH

My Profile ImageZach #1 wrote this note on November 23, 2009 at 8:28pm.

TRUTH

Scribbls is a veritable smörgåsbord of epic puns, misinformation, and the internets' (yes, plural possessive) finest memes. I thought it might be kind of fun if we take some time out of our busy doodling days to take a look at some cultural practices and/or ideas repeated here on Scribbls from one outcome to another. If people find it interesting, we can keep doing this about once a month on a Monday (always accentuating alliteration).

This Monday, I tackle: TRUTH.

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2009 October Orange Contest Winners - UPDATED

My Profile ImagePaul #3 wrote this note on November 1, 2009 at 4:00pm.

Another Halloween has come to an end, which also means that another October Orange Contest has finished. With almost twice as many entries as the 2008 October Orange Contest, competition was definitely tight. At one point, I believe there was a 4-way tie for 3rd place.

Please help me congratulate our 5 winners this year that have won bragging rights and the ability to use Orange in any drawing forever and ever:

Update by Zach:
I'm back from a vacation in Europe, and I just wanted to thank Paul for writing up the announcement of the contest winners and also pass along my personal congratulations to Saturnyn, Tax, Floriaen, drawer, and GuiAn! It was a really, really close contest. Better luck to everybody else next October, perhaps?

Also, I need to point out that due to an oversight on my part (I blame vacation), several people who registered for Scribbls in the month of October were left with the ability to draw with the color orange after the contest ended (oops). But, unfortunately for those lucky devils, I fixed the glitch.

I'm excited about what is coming next for Scribbls. Thanks for being a part of our community here.