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Slab
02-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Let the games begin. Starting now, here in February I will be placing random contests online. I will be giving products away from our sponsors. So keep an eye on the main crappie fishing message board.

OK, here's the first contest.

Provide me an original Crappie Fishing related article. Non-professional, no pro-writers. 500 word minimum, with at least two pictures included. Provide this to me before the end of March 2009. I will create a poll, and the winner of the poll will receive the following:

http://crappie.com/contestpics/DSCF0839%20%5B640x480%5D.JPG

A brand new Color GPS Fish Finder from our wonderfull sponsor HUMMINBIRD.

Email your article to me at crappiecom@gmail.com

http://crappie.com/images/banners/1hummingbird.png (http://www.humminbird.com/)

As a standard disclaimer to avoid arguments, I reserve the right to change rules, or be the final decision maker on all counts. I'm just trying to give away free stuff as fair as possible.

Keep an eye on the site for the next two months (and maybe longer depending on how long the prizes last). Some contests will simply be who-ever replies first to a post. Or who ever can find a specific link on the site. It'll be easy, and fun.

Slab
02-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Wow, I just looked this up, it's a $400 fish finder. Sounds like a real nice fish finder. Anyone have any experience with one?

HUMMINBIRD 383C T/M COMBO WITH GPS SENSOR (http://www.bestfishfinder.com/fish-finder-humminbird-383-tm-combo-w-gps-sensor.html)

383c Combo (http://store.humminbird.com/humminbird-products/sonar-gps-combos/300-series/383c-combo/prod406540-1.html)

Wiskers
02-04-2009, 01:31 AM
Wow, I just looked this up, it's a $400 fish finder. Sounds like a real nice fish finder. Anyone have any experience with one?

HUMMINBIRD 383C T/M COMBO WITH GPS SENSOR (http://www.bestfishfinder.com/fish-finder-humminbird-383-tm-combo-w-gps-sensor.html)

383c Combo (http://store.humminbird.com/humminbird-products/sonar-gps-combos/300-series/383c-combo/prod406540-1.html)

I have a buddy that put one on his boat last year. Aside from the small screen it's a good little unit. I was especially impressed with how accurate the gps was. We marked some spots and then tried to go back to them. It was right on. I believe it has dual beam transducer also.

Uncle Grump
02-04-2009, 08:34 AM
Slab

Question about your contest - the articles you are looking for....

How to articles -or- story type?

Thanks

UG

father of 4
02-04-2009, 08:41 AM
Do you want the article pm'd or on here publicly

CrappiePappy
02-04-2009, 08:47 AM
Do you want the article pm'd or on here publicly


Email address is in the original post ;)

... cp :cool:

CrappiePappy
02-04-2009, 08:51 AM
Slab

Question about your contest - the articles you are looking for....

How to articles -or- story type?

Thanks

UG

It says "Crappie Fishing related" ... so, I'd say either or :confused: (but, you might want to PM "Slab" for a definite answer (if he doesn't reply to your question, on this thread).

... cp :cool:

Matt Smith
02-04-2009, 09:45 AM
I will create a poll, and the winner of the poll will receive the following:


Ah, so it's gonna be a popularity contest...

Slab
02-04-2009, 10:20 AM
It can be any type article as long as it's crappie fishing related. How to or story type. More pictures the better, you are not limited to two pics.

Email the stories to me, so that you can attach pictures, at crappiecom@gmail.com

Popularity contest, hmm, I really don't want it to be a popularity contest, I want the best article to win. I would hope that the members would feel that way also and would vote that way. Don't forget, I also have more prizes, and I can change the rules. Please have some trust in me, I will try to make sure things are as fair as possible.

crappieman101
02-04-2009, 11:10 AM
With all my writin' expertise and all these Mississippi stories this is a no-brainer.

As Larry Bird always said, when in the locker room before the 3-point shooting contest, "It looks like all of you need to figure out who is going to be second".

sarc/off :D:D

Cane Pole
02-04-2009, 11:12 AM
How many times can I vote for myself?:)

Slab
02-04-2009, 11:23 AM
The pole only allows you to vote once. At least that's how I will set it up.


How many times can I vote for myself?:)

Wannabe...
02-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Slab, will poo flinging be allowed in the contest? Cause I'm somewhat of an expert in the field. Not a professional mind you, just of an advanced skill level. Also, can I mention that pstone is really, really ugly in the story? 'Cause pstone is really, really ugly and I think that would make a good story.

Wannabe...

beenfishin?
02-04-2009, 08:53 PM
wannabe.....oh never mind.

shipahoy41
02-05-2009, 08:25 AM
With all my writin' expertise and all these Mississippi stories this is a no-brainer.

As Larry Bird always said, when in the locker room before the 3-point shooting contest, "It looks like all of you need to figure out who is going to be second".

sarc/off :D:D


Sorry my friend. No one else need to apply. I'm claiming that fish finder for my son Tony. I will be sending in my article this week. Sorry Bob #1....I know you also have great writing skills HOWEVER this young whippersnapper of a son that you claimed will also be praying for this victory. As Satchel paige said "Don't turn around someone might be gaining on you." "I'm so fast I can walk to the door and turn off the lights and be back in bed before the room gets dark."

Cane Pole
02-05-2009, 09:23 PM
With all my writin' expertise and all these Mississippi stories this is a no-brainer.

As Larry Bird always said, when in the locker room before the 3-point shooting contest, "It looks like all of you need to figure out who is going to be second".

sarc/off :D:D

So, you saysing that there are no brainers in Mississippi or that Mississippi is no brainers???????:confused::eek:

Ragfly Jig Man
02-05-2009, 10:42 PM
I will definately be entering. I know alot of you are great writers but I do feel I have a very unique article coming out. Ya'll just keep an eye out for ole Rgafly doing his thing.

dedawg1149
02-05-2009, 10:57 PM
can you actually fish with the cat?

Bob # 1
02-06-2009, 01:13 AM
Submitted mine tonight.
Now the question being is how many can one submit?

Myself one is plenty

AtticaFish
02-06-2009, 09:04 PM
Where and when are these articles going to be posted? Can't wait to read everyones story......... and my own! :D

Slab
02-06-2009, 09:32 PM
Click here:
Crappie.com - Crappie Fishing - Articles (http://crappie.com/content/category/1/19/2/)

shipahoy41
02-09-2009, 05:10 PM
I absolutely love this article............................oriiginal out of the box thinking and it is a great story. Everyone should vote for this one. :D:D:D:D
"FUNKY THE MAGGOT"

father of 4
02-09-2009, 06:32 PM
There are some excellent articles. All should be proud. Im glad to be a part of it.

Kman
02-10-2009, 11:57 AM
how do we vote?

Slab
02-12-2009, 08:40 AM
I will set up a poll at the end of next month. I will post on the board when the poll is active. I will likely leave the poll up for a couple weeks to make sure everyone has a chance to vote.

Crappie Reaper
02-14-2009, 12:13 AM
Just a suggestion, but if there are quite a lot of entries, would it be possible to have two votes. First vote would be to create a list of a certain number of finalists. The second vote would be to determine the ultimate winner. Kinda like a primary, so the finalists, would have a more narrow field, allowing everyone to re-read the finalists stories and be able to vote. I noticed a few of them to be way longer than the 500 word minimum. For some potential voters, all the reading may become a bit mundane. I was just thinking that in the end, it might be easier for everyone to read a small amount of stories for the final.
If anyone disagrees with or agrees with this, please state your feelings so Ed can make a proper decision.

wwwUncle
02-14-2009, 12:24 AM
Just a suggestion, but if there are quite a lot of entries, would it be possible to have two votes. First vote would be to create a list of a certain number of finalists. The second vote would be to determine the ultimate winner. Kinda like a primary, so the finalists, would have a more narrow field, allowing everyone to re-read the finalists stories and be able to vote. I noticed a few of them to be way longer than the 500 word minimum. For some potential voters, all the reading may become a bit mundane. I was just thinking that in the end, it might be easier for everyone to read a small amount of stories for the final.
If anyone disagrees with or agrees with this, please state your feelings so Ed can make a proper decision.

I am for this.

father of 4
02-14-2009, 09:29 AM
Me too

Bob # 1
02-18-2009, 08:29 AM
Me too


ME Three

shipahoy41
02-18-2009, 08:32 AM
I'll vote for that too. It sounds like a playoff system and that by far is the fairest way. I need everyone to vote for "Funky the Maggot"

father of 4
02-18-2009, 07:36 PM
No Ship you meant "Since I can Remember" hehe

shipahoy41
02-19-2009, 07:41 AM
No Ship you meant "Since I can Remember" hehe

:D:D:D:D

fowlmood77
02-22-2009, 05:20 PM
I noticed a few of them to be way longer than the 500 word minimum. For some potential voters, all the reading may become a bit mundane.

That is what I am worried about with my article, but to cut 300 words out willl take out too much information. :rolleyes:

father of 4
03-02-2009, 09:03 AM
Glad to see the other stories posted. Thanks

Mean Green 2
04-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Some good looking stories there.