Hi to everybody reading this whether you're Dennis Wilson/Beach Boys fans (or just casually interested in them), got here from a comping forum/site (this competition is comper friendly) or just curious.
Competition is worldwide & ends at 11:59pm GMT 31st of January 2018. Entry link via gleam is near the bottom of the post (please read the info/instructions & t&cs first).
I'm running this prize draw to hopefully encourage contributions/submission to my fanzine Thoughts Of You -
all you need to do to enter is to write or create anything, long or short, that's about or inspired (however loosly) by any aspect of Dennis Wilson, his life/death & surrounding mythology, his songs or related aspects of the Beach Boys for possible publication in a pdf/print fan magazine. Photos symbolising love/romance/heartbreak or themes of the sea'll count if you can connect them to his lyrics/life etc. Be as serious or as silly or micky taking as you want. Update: Written entries can be as long or as short as you want, a sentence on your favourite song (for example) is fine.
(I'm hosting this competition on my old mostly abandoned livejournal because I haven't got a proper site for the fanzine yet & needed it to be off a social network.)
Prizes are 1x bundle containing an official 50 Years Of Good Vibrations USB bookmark featuring Mike Love's re-recording of Sloop John B over The Beach Boys vintage promo, a sticker of Rory Lucey's Two Lane Blacktop inspired art of Dennis Wilson as The Mechanic, + 3 random Beach Boys trading cards (Panini 2013). & 2x runners up prizes of stickers & trading cards.
Anyone can enter as long as they've followed the rules & submitted relevant content.
ETA: anyone who enters without actually emailing me anything for the zine will be disqualified.
Full terms & conditions are here.
I'm happy to have it posted on competition/giveaway forums, blogs, groups/pages, sites/directories - just check first to see if it's already listed & please don't spam. Also feel free to share or post about this on twitter/facebook or other social networks, your blog/website, or related forums (again as long as it won't be seen as spam).
This competition is listed on Blog Competitions & Giveaways (Facebook group),
Giveaway's Competitions & freebies (Fb group), UK Competitions & Referrals (Fb group)
SuperLucky.me's blog comp linky, Life In A Breakdown's comp linky, Serenity You's giveaway linky, U Me And The Kids' comp linky, Mudpie Fridays #Blog_Giveaways linky, Blog Giveaway Directory, Competition Database, UKwins, and we're listed on Loquax.
More about the zine: denniswilsonzine.tumblr.com/about
"I want to make this publication a place for you to freely share your thoughts, opinions, tributes, art, photos and news/info on Dennis & a Dennis focused take on The Beach Boys, plus raise money for homelessness / anti-poverty charities." This will be an ongoing b/w and colour pdf format zine, to be followed by a b/w (& hopefully also a colour edition) print magazine.
Livejournal post with some details: web flyer/banner graphics & links with more info:
My current zine project - Thoughts Of You, a Dennis Wilson fanzine.
How to enter/submissions guide:
To enter you need to submit content to the fanzine via email (dwzineATgmailDOTcom) and confirm your entry using the gleam app *link to enter is near the bottom of the post - embending doesn't work for me on livejournal, sorry*
You can enter multiple times each day with new content & will gain three bonus entries by visting the fanzine's twitter, tumblr & facebook pages, (available after your intial submission).
eta: Text entries can be submited in the body of the email as well as attachments.
Please send attached text/documents with graphics/page layouts as either plain text or a format readable by Google docs, Wordpad / Word via Office Online (may be able to access Word but possibly not Publisher at the local library), or Indesign CS6 (all on Windows 7 Pro). Scans for print need to be about 300dpi, & please send photos at the largest size & resolution you have available. If files are too large to be attached via email, upload them to somewhere like dropbox or googledrive and send me the link. Please include the name you want to be credited by if published & any website links or other info you would like to accompany your credit + a brief bio, and/or photo (both optional) & if it might not be obvious how your submission conects to Dennis/The Beach Boys, along with your entry.
Link to enter via gleam ap (sorry, can't get it to embed)
Win a Dennis Wilson & The Beach Boys bundle (USB card, sticker & trading cards)
T&C's for Dennis Wilson & The Beach Boys competition/giveaway. (Thoughts Of You fanzine)
About the prizes (w/ pics) : Dennis Wilson & The Beach Boys Thoughts Of You fanzine competition.
Thoughts Of You - a Dennis Wilson fanzine.
Related livejournal post: My current zine project.