***This contest is officially closed! Any new comments posted will be purely for conversational purposes***
It’s been a while since we’ve done a giveaway here at Ink Nouveau and GouletPens.com, so we’re going to make up for some lost time. You may have heard about the new Lamy Royal Red Studio that’s coming out in the next few weeks. And you may have thought about picking one up for yourself… well, wouldn’t it be better to win one? That was our thinking, and rather than just give one away, we’re going to give away TWO of them, along with eight other sweet prizes.
Here’s a list of all of the prizes that we plan to give away:
That’s a total of 10 prizes that will go to 10 individual winners, with one winner for each prize.
How to Enter
The contest will begin as soon as this post goes live on InkNouveau.com, and will end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern US time on Sunday, October 28, 2012.
There are three ways to enter. You can enter once if you’d like, or in all three places to increase your chances of winning.
Ink Nouveau: Post a comment on this blog post (below) to answer the question “What is your favorite fountain pen and/or ink and why?” (max. 1,000 characters). Please be sure to use your name or an alias, NOT anonymous, so that we can track you down if you’re a winner!
YouTube: Post a comment on the YouTube post for this video answering the question, “What is your dream fountain pen?” (max. 450 characters)
Twitter: Retweet the announcement of this blog post from @GouletPens on Twitter
If you enter in the same format multiple times (i.e. multiple comments on the blog, multiple retweets, etc), we will only count your original entry. Any blog/YouTube comments that do not answer the question will not be counted. We encourage you to comment on each other’s entries as we hope to spur some interesting conversation from these questions, just realize that you will only have one counted entry per site (YouTube, InkNouveau, Twitter).
How to Win
All qualifying entries will be compiled from all three sites (Ink Nouveau comments, YouTube comments, Twitter retweets) into a master list and assigned a number. From this numbered list, we will randomly select 10 numbers using random.org and those will be our winners. The specific prizes will be randomly assigned to each winner.
The winners will be announced during a special episode of our live broadcast Write Time at 9, on Friday, November 2nd (which is also the first-ever Fountain Pen Day!) at 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -0400). We’ll also post the winners the following day on Ink Nouveau.
You will only be eligible for one prize, and you may only qualify for one entry per site. If we find that you have posted using multiple aliases in order to increase your number of entries, you will immediately be disqualified from the entire giveaway. We want this to be a fair contest, so don’t be all sneaky, that’s all we ask.
If you have multiple legit entries and are chosen for more than one prize, we’ll give you the option to choose which prize you want, and then choose an alternate winner for the other prize. Our goal is to make sure that 10 different people get to win something.
We will contact all winners after the announcement to coordinate getting prizes to them. If there is no way to reach them or if they don’t respond to us within three days after we announce winners, we will consider the prize forfeited and offer it to an alternate winner. We will cover all shipping costs for the prizes if applicable, both within the US and internationally. Whoever our two Lamy Studio winners are will have to wait just a little bit because they aren’t yet available, but we will mail them as soon as we have them (expected arrival we’re told is mid-November).
We hope this contest will be a fun way to share our fountain pen passion with others, and it’s a great way for us to say thanks for supporting us and what we do. Thanks everybody, and good luck!***This contest is officially closed! Any new comments posted will be purely for conversational purposes***