As you may recall from earlier this month, we announced a little contest where we would be giving away two Royal Red Lamy Studios (winner’s choice of 14k nib), and 5 bottles of ink (winner’s choice of either Noodler’s Purple Heart or Noodler’s Qin Shi Huang).

We had anyone interested mail in entries all during the month of February for a chance at a random drawing for the prizes, and we’ve selected our winners! So without further delay, here are the winners. For privacy’s sake, we’re only posting the first name and first initial of the last name, we checked to make sure there are duplicates are there shouldn’t be any confusion based on what we’re posting here:

Lamy Studio #1: Bhuvana
Lamy Studio #2: Tess G.
Ink Bottle #1: Stephanie H.
Ink Bottle #2: Guiseppe A.
Ink Bottle #3: Lisa R.
Ink Bottle #4: Benjamine F.
Ink Bottle #5: Jennifer B.

The winners are all being emailed apart from this blog post, to get information about where to ship their prizes. However, in accordance with the rules that we originally laid out, if they fail to respond within 3 days of this blog posting, we will select an alternate winner for the prize in limbo and contact them on an individual basis. If you’re unsure whether you won or not, send us an email to confirm.

280 Love Letter Entries

We have gotten a few people asking why we chose to make this a random drawing rather than picking winners based on our ‘favorite’ letters, and that’s a very valid question. The main reason we didn’t want to do that is because honestly, it’s just really hard to pick favorites! We received some letters where there was amazing drawing/ink washing work, some had simply mind-blowing calligraphic handwriting, and others were cartoons that were very funny and clever. Some were elaborate sonnets, others were adorable stories written by 9-year-old kids. We have no idea what criteria we would have used to pick favorites with such a diverse range of entries. We ended up with right about 280 entries, so you can imagine the time it would have taken to give everyone fair consideration for winning if it was based on picking a favorite, and how subjective that would have been. We’ll consider that for future contests, though.

Though we didn’t pick winners based on favorites, we do have some letters that really stood out to us and we will feature those in a separate blog post once we contact those individuals and get their permission to use their work (keeping it anonymous, of course). Thank you so much to everyone who entered, it’s so awesome to see how much love there is for the beloved fountain pen 🙂

Write On,
Brian and Rachel Goulet and the rest of the Goulet team