The Fashionate Traveller Giveaway extended to October 10th

Today is the anniversary of The Fashionate Traveller!! My first post was on October 7th last year, and not only am I still going, but I’ve moved to stage 2 and got my own domain, with all sorts of improvements blog-wise. Hence the celebration and giveaway!

Now, originally I was going to finalise the winners of  The Fashionate Traveller Giveaway today.  But since I’ve been offline a lot the past week, and not given warning that the final day was coming up, I want to give some more people a chance to enter and be in the draw to win!

I’ve now changed the final day to enter to Sunday the 10th of October. That is, midnight Sydney Australia time, which is 6am on Sunday in LA and Vancouver, 9am in New York, and 2pm in London. So get cracking!!  I’ll announce the winners on the 11th, and send out the prizes that week, as soon as I get addresses back from the winners.

A Reminder of what you will win:

First Prize

1. A 19th Century style Top Hat, as you’ve seen me wearing in my icon, and at Lunarmorph recently. I have several sizes, so you’re sure to get one that fits. Perfect for that Formal, Aristocrat, Dandy, Steampunk or Victorian outfit you’ve been planning.

2. From Kikirara Shoten herself, a Dangerous Nude /Kera collaboration tutu skirt as seen on the Dangerous Nude website,  and as modelled by me with a purple petti underneath. If you’re brave (and have good legs), wear it by itself! It is this colourway, black with purple/lilac bows, that you will win. Value = 5,775 yen, or ~$70 US or AUD.

3. Fabulous fake lashes from the well-known Diamond Lash – you get FIVE pairs in one!! It’s the thickest, most out there of the violet pack series, number DL51153

3. Lime Crime Lipstick in either D’Lilac or My Beautiful Rocket. One is a pale lilac, the other a vibrant orange. Winner gets to choose!

With Lime Crime, you get creamy opaque lipstick with great coverage and moisture. I love the brightness!

Second Prize

1. False lashes from Daiso – 2 pairs in the pack

2. Lime Crime lipstick (remaining colour from choices above)

 

Third & Fourth Prizes

1 pair Angel Cute false lashes each

 

Rules are as listed in the original Competition post here, and please enter by commenting on that post. If you have already entered, you can tweet about the competition again (or do a facebook update with link, Stumble etc) and get another entry for each mention.

Thanks so much, friends, and good luck to you all!!

The Fashionate Traveller Giveaway!

On 7th October 2009, I started my blog The Fashionate Traveller at blogspot. I’d been blogging for years already on Live Journal (since late 03), but using it more as a personal journal. With TFT I wanted to explore alternative culture, especially fashion and nightlife, not only in Australia but in Asia and beyond.

Well, I got to 100 followers on my blogger account last week, and decided it was time to celebrate!! Woohoo!!

I’ve now made the move to my shiny new home here at WordPress, and really need to get this place a JUMPIN’!  So I want to throw a little block party, as it were, and invite lots of people to join.  Cue…the Fashionate Traveller Giveaway!

Prizes are in the style of the Fashionate Traveller: ie ‘out there’, alternative, gothic, and Tokyo/Shibuya/Harajuku fashion style – big top hats, big flouncy tutu skirts, luscious false lashes, unusual coloured lipstick…  Like the sound of that? Read on…

What you will win:

First Prize

1. A 19th Century style Top Hat, as you’ve seen me wearing in my icon, and at Lunarmorph recently. I have several sizes, so you’re sure to get one that fits. Perfect for that Formal, Aristocrat, Dandy, Steampunk or Victorian outfit you’ve been planning.

2. From Kikirara Shoten herself, a Dangerous Nude /Kera collaboration tutu skirt as seen on the Dangerous Nude website

  

And as modelled by me with a purple petti underneath. If you’re brave (and have good legs), wear it by itself! It is this colourway, black with purple/lilac bows, that you will win. Value = 5,775 yen, or ~$70 US or AUD.

3. Fabulous fake lashes from the well-known Diamond Lash – you get FIVE pairs in one!! It’s the thickest, most out there of the violet pack series, number DL51153

3. Lime Crime Lipstick in either D’Lilac or My Beautiful Rocket. One is a pale lilac, the other a vibrant orange. Winner gets to choose!

With Lime Crime, you get creamy opaque lipstick with great coverage and moisture. I love the brightness!

 

Second Prize

1. False lashes from Daiso – 2 pairs in the pack

2. Lime Crime lipstick (remaining colour from choices above)

 

Third & Fourth Prizes

1 pair Angel Cute false lashes each

How to enter:

The competition is open to everyone worldwide and will be drawn on October 10th, selected randomly by Random.org.
You will receive one entry for each of these things:

1. Become a friend of the Fashionate Traveller.com on Google Friend Connect (little box on the left)

2. Mention the giveaway in your blog, facebook or twitter, with a link to this post

3. Like the Fashionate Traveller Facebook page

4. Follow me (trashtastika) on Twitter or StumbleUpon

5. Stumble this Giveaway post on StumbleUpon (button below)

5. Subscribe to the Trashtastika YouTube channel

Just leave a comment in this post with what you’ve been up to from the choices above…and fingers crossed, you could be the lucky major prize winner!!

SO YOU WANT TO BE A TRAVEL WRITER?

Could you write a winning travel article that brings a destination alive?
The British Guild of Travel Writers has announced that as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, it is launching a new travel writing competition for unpublished travel writers in partnership with Traveller magazine.

The Guild (www.bgtw.org), founded in 1960, is the premier professional association for bona-fide journalists, editors, photographers, and radio and film broadcasters working in the travel field.

“The Guild has supported excellence in travel writing for half a century now and we want to celebrate our special year by championing new travel writing talent,” says BGTW Press & PR Co-ordinator Sarah Monaghan. “The winning entry will be a beautifully written piece that is a celebration of a world destination, be it an exotic location or one closer to home.”

The competition

The competition is open to all writers aged over 18 who have not been published [paid work] in the travel field. Entrants should submit an 800-word article with the theme: A Very Special Place. Closing date is 31 December 2009.

Traveller is recognised as the UK’s most literary travel magazine and editor Amy Sohanpaul has this advice for entrants: “Good travel writing shows a strong sense of place. We are looking for a first-person narrative written in article form, in which the writing sings and the reader is both transported and transformed by the writing.”

The prizes

First prize comes courtesy of Travellers’ Tales, the training agency for travel writing and travel photography, and the winner will enjoy a four-day travel writing holiday in the intoxicating city of Istanbul, with return flights from airline Pegasus.

You will discover the city while practising your writing skills with a small group of fellow writers under the expert tuition of tutors such as Anthony Sattin, the distinguished Middle East expert, and Jonathan Lorie, former editor of Traveller and founder of the Travellers’ Tales Festival (the next one takes place in London on 19-21 February 2010). See http://www.travellerstales.org/

Second prize is a trip to Berlin courtesy of WEXAS, The Traveller’s Club, in association with Hotel Berlin and Lufthansa. The prizewinner will enjoy a two-night stay in a double or twin room at the Hotel Berlin on a B&B; basis, plus two return economy flights from the UK with Lufthansa.

Third prize is the winner’s selection of 10 travel guides from award-winning publisher Bradt – whose guides Michael Palin has described as ‘expertly written and longer on local detail than any others’. See http://www.bradt-travelguides.com/.

Prize giving

The winners will be announced in February at a prize ceremony at a leading London hotel, during the launch of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Yearbook 2010 attended by hundreds of the UK’s top travel writers, photographers and travel industry representatives. The winning entry will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Traveller and on the Guild website, http://www.bgtw.org/.

The judges

The competition will be judged by:
•Sarah Monaghan editor of Gabon Magazine and winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Trade and Tourism Award 2007
•Amy Sohanpaul editor of Traveller and The Traveller’s Handbook, and a judge of the prestigious Thomas Cook Travel Book Awards
•Jonathan Lorie director of Travellers’ Tales and the Travellers’ Tales Festival, and editor of The Traveller’s Handbook
•Peter Hughes founding editor of ITV’s Wish You Were Here? and the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Travel Writer of the Year 2008

How to enter

Entries may be posted or emailed. To preserve anonymity when judging, you must not write your name on the article itself. Please follow these instructions:

•Email entries should be sent to secretariat@bgtw.org  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line ‘Guild Travel Writing Competition’. Your entry should be a Word document attachment, with a two-word tagline but without your name and address. A separate Word document should be attached giving the two-word tagline and your contact details, including email address and telephone number.

•Postal entries should be sent to BGTW Secretariat, 26 Needwood House, Woodberry Down, London, N4 2TN. Do not put your name and address on the article, but give it a two-word tagline. On a separate piece of paper, write this two-word tagline and your contact details, including email address and telephone number.

Terms and conditions

1.The competition is open to all writers over 18, both UK and non-UK residents, other than current employees, or regular contributors, or their immediate families, of the BGTW, Traveller, Bradt Travel Guides, Travellers’ Tales and Stanfords. No purchase is necessary. By entering the competition, participants agree that their name and place of residence may be released if they win a prize; that should they win the competition, their name and likeness may be used by the sponsors for pre-arranged promotional purposes.

2.Writers must be unpublished in the field of travel writing. This means never having been paid for any piece of travel writing that has appeared in print or on the internet.

3.One entry per person. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned.

4.The article must be 800 words and submitted with single-line spacing in 12-point font. If submitted on paper, it should be printed on one side only, on A4 paper.

5.Entries may be posted or emailed. To preserve anonymity when judging, you must not write your name on the article itself.
   Please follow these instructions:

•Email entries should be sent to secretariat@bgtw.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line ‘Guild Travel Writing Competition’. Your entry should be a Word document attachment, with a two-word tagline but without your name and address. A separate Word document should be attached giving the two-word tagline and your contact details, including email address and telephone number.

•Postal entries should be sent to BGTW Secretariat, 26 Needwood House, Woodberry Down, London, N4 2TN. Do not put your name and address on the article, but give it a two-word tagline. On a separate piece of paper, write this two-word tagline and your contact details, including email address and telephone number.

6.Your details may be shared with the competition partners unless otherwise requested by you on the sheet of paper or email containing your contact details.

7.All entries must be received by the closing date of 31 December 2009.

8.Your entry must not have been entered in any other competition or have previously been published either in whole or in part.

9.The article must be the original work of the entrant who must be the sole copyright holder.

10.The writers of the winning entries agree, by entering the competition, that Traveller and BGTW shall have the exclusive right to first publication in print and online format.

11.There is no cash alternati
ve and prizes will not be transferable.

12.Once the winners are announced in February 2010, entrants other than the winners may use their pieces in whatever way they choose.

13.The judges’ opinion is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

So there you are – a great opportunity! Go for it!