LibraryThing "Book Spine Poetry" Contest!
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Oh, how I wish there was an LT member vote, too. Not for prizes, just for fun.
These things are wonderful!
In italian it exists, named "Poesia dorsale"
Dario De Jaco
I am moving house and only my cookbooks are findable at the moment (first things first ;-P), but that will do for now. I have already uploaded a poem, I may think of more.
Just to say, I've added my first entry: 'Daydreaming Ulysses', but since I sort of tried to put it into poem form. Unfortunately, the sub-section of the picture doesn't allow for a nice formatting, so I've added the *correct* poem form in the *comment* section.
May one enter more than once? With different spine poems, of course.
How can you force it to let your 'poem' appear on multiple lines - as it would if you were writing a poem, instead of all on one line? I see that one or two people have been able to do that.
Insert a <br> after the line.
Have a look at http://www.librarything.de/topic/59470.
i've discoverred that, no matter what we do, if the character count of a poem (including spaces) is long enough, it will get distorted in the gallery page (even if it looks fine in the individual's own gallery).
maybe there's no workaround for this (???)
Oops! I entered this at the end of the blog before I discovered this thread. Sorry.
I can’t enter these contests because (gasp!) I don’t have a digital camera. My cheap little cell phone will take pics but there is no software with it to put on computer. I messaged a few to my daughter, she e-mailed them to me, I downloaded to my pictures, but they’re too blurry. I guess something gets lost along the way because, as small as my screen is, I could read most of the words on the spines. Is there no other way to enter the contest?
Then I had this idea. Could I make a collage of book covers from covers on LT and post it?
The deadline is this Friday afternoon, the 7th. After that we'll start working our way through the entries. There are ALOT of them, so it's not going to be announced immediately.
Okay, since I didn't post yesterday afternoon - just to be clear, the contest entry period is now closed.
You check out the (massive!) gallery of poems here. We'll be making our way through and picking winners starting next week.
THANKS to all who entered!!
I wouldn't expect any results this week, we've got a lot to sift through. Our guest judge has asked for at least a week to make her picks, and I've given the others the same amount of time. So, please be a little bit patient with us :-)
It looks like there were 373 entries for the contest. That's 373 poems to be judged.
Wow, that's a lot! Jeremy, is this a record for LT contest entries?
Looking forward to hearing the results!
>is this a record for LT contest entries?
27 - I saw all the pictures after the deadline, and I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work required to sort them all! If this is a record for a LT competition, then I guess it is a clear indication that there is more activity from LT members in general, besides just listing books, which is a good sign. I can only conclude from this that the LT website has become so much more than just a database tool for books: it is now a community!
Okay, winners are up!
Thanks, everyone! If you're one of the winners, stay tuned, I'll be contacting you shortly.
Congrats all winners, but really all participants. I didn't enter myself, but had lots of fun looking at what you guys came up with.
Indeed. And let me just say here (as I said in the blog post), it was REALLY hard to pick just a few winners from among all those entries. Great job!
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