Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Forget your ill will against city pigeons and squawky parrots for a second and check out the incredible, endearing, and often amusing birds at Ornithoblogical. Every day in 2010, Anna Raff, award-winning illustrator and Six-Word Memoirist, has been featuring a new bird-themed watercolor illustration along with a witty title (such as “Ornitholopis,” above, and “Nightingale,” below). Raff has unleashed a force of playful creativity, and now wants you to join in by naming her untitled illustration for her “Official Ornithoblogical Day: 300 Bird Call for Entries.”
The Rules: Visit Ornithoblogical contest page to see the featured image for Day 300 and think up a title in six words or less. Send your entry (or entries) with “Bird Call” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight EST on Sunday, October 10. Entries that meet the requirements will be sent to a panel of judges, including our own Larry Smith; the winning title will be posted with Anna’s illustration at noon on October 26. First prize: a portfolio of 10 signed prints selected from Ornithoblogical.