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WE HAVE A WINNER! 2017-2018 SoCS Badge Contest

First, I’d like to give a special mention to our out-going Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge by Mr. John Holton. As it turned out, he has the distinct honour of coming in last-place this year, perfectly balancing out his spectacular win for the 2016-2017 badge. Thank you John, for providing us with a lovely design. Let’s everyone applaud John!

John Holton 2016-2017

It was a close race this year, with one badge pulling out in front during the final hours of yesterday’s voting. Let’s start with the runners-up.

Almost tied for fourth place were Ruth’s “Zoomburst Flower” and Scott’s “Rushing Stream.”

In third, we had Judy with her last-minute entry, “Sunrise.”

In second …

was JoAnna’s “Sparkly Stream,” which means our winner with 38% of the votes goes to J-Dubs with “A River with Red Flowers”!!

Congratulations to all the contestants on your amazing efforts. Thank you for making this years’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge contest a success!

And huge congratulations to J-Dubs for the winning design!


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VOTE HERE for the 4th Annual SoCS Badge Contest Winner

It’s Thursday, and our contest is closing with six designs in the running for our 2017-2018 Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge. The winner will have his or her badge displayed both here and all around the Internet by whomever participates in the weekly SoCS prompt.

I would normally post the outgoing badge here, but as it turns out, it’s in the running again. Therefore, I’ll let you visit John’s blog to have a look at it.

The links below will take you to the contestant’s sites, to the posts on which their badges are displayed. Please make sure you have a look at all of them before you vote! I’ll give each a descriptive name which you’ll find both with the link and on the poll for easier voting. I’m not going to vote unless there’s a tie, so it’s all up to you!

Here are the badges:

Scott, with “Rushing Stream“: https://scottraymondsite.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/badge-entry-for-socs/

Ruth, with “Zoomburst Flower“: https://imageandword.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/socs-badge-design-competition/

JoAnna with “Sparkly Stream“: https://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/2017-entry-for-the-socs-badge/

J-Dub with “A River with Red Flowers”: https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/the-4th-annual-socs-badge-design-contest/

John Holton’s “Blue Sky“: https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/the-fourth-annual-socs-badge-contest-my-entry/

and Judy with “Sunrise“: https://www.edwinasepisodes.com/4th-annual-socs-badge-design-contest/

Thank you so much to all the contestants for entering and for your hard work. The badges are fantastic. It’s going to be hard to choose!

But choose you must. You have 24 hours – the poll will close tonight at 11:59pm DST (-5GMT). Anyone can vote, so feel free to share this post far and wide, and ask all your friends to vote. Don’t delay, do it now!

Good luck to all the contestants! May the best badge win!


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There’s still time! 4th Annual SoCS Badge Design Contest

How are your badges coming along, artists, photographers, and badge makers? There are still five slots and two days left to get your design in before the deadline.

What’s in it for you? A chance to have your badge with your name on it posted by 30-40 bloggers per week on their Stream of Consciousness Saturday posts! How exciting is that?!?

We have five contestants already. Here they are in the order they submitted their badges:

Scott, who can’t seem to stop making badges 😉 : https://scottraymondsite.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/badge-entry-for-socs/

Ruth, with zoomburst flower: https://imageandword.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/socs-badge-design-competition/

John Holton with his repeat submission: https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/the-fourth-annual-socs-badge-contest-my-entry/

J-Dub with “a river not a stream”: https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/the-4th-annual-socs-badge-design-contest/

and JoAnna with a sparkly stream: https://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/2017-entry-for-the-socs-badge/

Have a look at these and then check the rules here: https://lindaghill.com/2017/08/08/the-4th-annual-socs-badge-design-contest/ if you want to submit your own before 11:59pm DST (-5 GMT) Wednesday August 16, 2017.

What are you waiting for?


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The 4th Annual SoCS Badge Design Contest

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to hold the Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge Contest for the fourth year in a row. Our current badge by John Holton may be up for the vote again this year,

John Holton 2016-2017

or he may decide to grace us with another design. We shall see!

I’ll be taking entries for the next nine days (today included) for Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge designs.

I’ve added a few things to the guidelines this year, so make sure you read them carefully before entering:

1. The design can be anything you want it to be, but it must include either “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” or “SoCS” and your name and/or the name of your website.

2. Any pictures (art or photo) must be your own.

3. All entries will be posted here on my blog on Thursday August 17th, 2017, along with a poll that will close the next day, on Friday the 18th. I would ask that each of the entrants make a blog post on their own website with their artwork so that I can post links for voters to check them out, and that they link their post back HERE in the comment section no later than Wednesday August 16th, midnight EDT (GMT -5 hours). No entry posted after that time will qualify. All links included here within the specified timeframe will be added to the voting list.

4. The winner’s badge will be available for anyone who participates in Stream of Consciousness Saturday to post permanently on their website as a widget and/or to embed in each weekly SoCS post.

5. One entry per person. The contest is open to anyone with an active blog, WordPress or otherwise (see #3 for entry requirements). I reserve the right to disqualify any blogger from the contest who regularly posts material that may be offensive to others, i.e. porn, highly political posts, or blogs that only exist to sell something.

6. Poll results will not be available while the poll is open. If there is a tie, I will choose the winner myself.

7. Entries are restricted to the first ten linked below (just in case we’re bombarded), so get yours in early.

8. If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below.

9. Have fun and best of luck!

Note: The posting of the winning badge with a SoCS post/on a participant’s website will not be a requirement. It’s purely for entertainment/recognition purposes.