500 Bonus Points AND a Chance to Win 5,000! New Contest - "Memories of My Childhood Home"

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Real Estate Agent with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

I am happy to announce a new contest with the a very unique theme:  "Memories of My Childhood Home".  Much like the local video contest that we just had last month, this will give the opportunity to win 5,000 (FIVE THOUSAND!) bonus points for the 1st place winner.

What are we looking for?

In a nutshell, we just want you to share your stories about the place (or places) where you grew up.  I intend to write my own piece, although my "entry" will not be eligible to win. 

Please don't worry about whether your story is a happy one, although it certainly could be.  We are looking for authenticity.  If you have touching stuff to talk about, don't be afraid to post it.  Everyone grew up somewhere, right?  Tell us your story.  This should be a fun exercise in writing for all of us.

 

THE RULES:

  • All entries must be submitted between now and midnight Central time August 4th (just as August 5th is beginning.
  • Only one entry per person will be allowed.
  • Post your entry in the groups Family Ties and Dedicated Bloggers, along with any other groups that you want to use. 
  • Post a link to your entry in the comments section below. Otherwise, we have no way to locate all of the entries.  If you



THE JUDGING:

The judges will be Liz Moras, Paul Slaybaugh, Debe Maxwell, and me.

Although the judges are free to comment on any and all of the entries, any comments made during the contest will not be an indication of the final results.



THE PRIZES:

Grand prize winner - 5000 points

Second place - 3000 points

Third place - 2000 points

500 points just for entering the contest (These points are in addition to the 225 points that you receive for every post, and whatever bonus points that you get for comments from Active Rain).

 

Let me know if you have any questions.  I hope to see a lot of great entries this time!

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Ambassador
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (214)213-0340
Prudential Texas Properties
August 04, 2009 11:50 PM
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Elizabeth Bolton
Cambridge MA Realtor
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Just under the wire as usual~

Our First House

This was a super contest!  I *loved* reading the entries.

Liz

 

August 04, 2009 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
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John Novak
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace

Here's mine: Memories of My Childhood Homes (published at 11:58 -- at the last minute, just like when I was a kid!)

August 05, 2009 12:02 AM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

I think this is the biggest turnout that I have ever seen for an ActiveRain contest, and I have been here for two years! 

73 entries!

WOW!cactus

We will (of course) need some time to read through all of them, so please be patient with the judges. 

Thanks for the great participation!

August 05, 2009 10:37 AM
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Heather Chavez
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235
Second Self Virtual Assistance

Will you be posting links to all the entries or just the winners when you guys finally wade through all the entries?  I don't want to miss any of them.  This has turned into a really cool contest.  I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

August 05, 2009 10:43 AM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

Heather - I will probably only post links to the winners when the announcement happens.  All of them can be found here in the comments, though!

August 05, 2009 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Liz Moras
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

I'm doing a post with all the links so that might make it eaier :-)  

August 06, 2009 02:29 AM
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Robert Hammerstein
Bergen County NJ Real Estate
Keller Williams Valley Realty

Judges - Good luck with all your homework tonight... A lot of terrific entries... What a cool contest... Thanks Jason

August 06, 2009 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Liz Moras
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

Here we go - all on one page! :-) Memories of my Childhood Home Entries  - I think I might of missed one though Jason - let me know if you catch it :-)

August 06, 2009 08:09 PM
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Ryan Shaughnessy
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1178934/my-childhood-home-sort-of-gramond-drive-in-affton-missouri
August 06, 2009 10:04 PM
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Vickie McCartney
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Maverick Realty

Hi Jason~  I just may have to consider this.  How long will this contest last?

August 06, 2009 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Maverick Realty

Hi again Jason~ Oops!  I see the deadline is Aug 5.  I missed it, but that's OK by me...

August 07, 2009 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Anne Marie Malf
Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA
Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals

Hi Jason, I realized I never put a link in here to my post but did post it to both groups - oops.  It was a nightmare getting my entry in since I was having major problems with connectivity with all the storms we had and couldn't post pictures, etc.  Anyways, here's the link to my post: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1182279/memories-of-my-childhood-home-it-was-perfect-to-me-and-i-simply-can-t-do-it-justice-with-the-writing-of-this-post

~Anne Marie

August 08, 2009 02:22 PM
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Carol Judd
Vernal Utah Real Estate
Patriot Real Estate
August 09, 2009 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Heather Chavez
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235
Second Self Virtual Assistance

Just checking in to see if you guys have had a chance to read through everybody's story and decide on a winner yet.  Hadn't heard anything.

August 09, 2009 10:07 PM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

Heather - In a word, no.  We are still working our way through them all.  Thanks for checking!

August 09, 2009 10:13 PM
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William James Walton Sr.
Greater Waterbury Real Estate
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group

I have no idea how I missed posting my submission here, as I posted it on 7/30, and even got comments back from Jason and a few others...but here it is...http://activerain.com/blogsview/1174050/memories-of-my-childhood-home - I hope I can qualify!

August 15, 2009 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Lina Robertson Jones
REALTOR, Springfield MO Area Homes for Sale
Ozark, Nixa, Republic & Willard Real Estate
August 28, 2009 10:03 AM
Rainer
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Sarah Eubanks
Preferred Oregon Loan Consultant & Notary Public
Hill Valley Financial Services

What a great contest idea! Too bad I missed out on it. I will have to come back and read some of them as I have time. :) You always do a great job, Jason! :-)

October 07, 2009 06:27 PM
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Akos Straub
Your Lifestyle. Our Passion.
Straub Milito Group at Coldwell Banker

I love these types of contests!

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