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A Prize Worth Writing For ~ Penmanship Contest


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#1 pb2

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 18:03

This is a fun contest we did a couple years ago that is worth repeating. This time with a superb first prize, and 2nd and 3rd prizes not too shabby either. Posted Image


The rules are few and simple:)

1) Simply write out Verse 1 of Psalm 45 (any version) with a fountain pen in your best hand and post to this thread.

2) You may use any form of lettering. Decorate if you wish; the artistic expression is up to you. (Check out Ann Finley's rendition from Rainer Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet: Welcome to the Penmanship Forum)


3) Contest ends Midnight EST July 1, 2011.

~ Winners will be announced July 3 ~

~ Judges will be a variety of FP lovers/users.


1rst Prize ~
A truly stunning uncommon orange Parker 45 with a factory stub re-ground and polished into a


Pendleton Point smooth, elegant, Butter~line Stub (or will take down to a Cursive Itralic if winner prefers)


2nd & 3rd prizes will be a custom Pendleton Point

Butter~line Stub on one of your nibs.
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I think the $30 price for the factory Stub was original. Posted Image

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The cap is not original to the pen. I liked the jeweled UK version and since it has been my personal 45 for several years I put all the components I wanted on it. Best filler unit IMHO as well.

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#2 Randal6393

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 20:46

What an excellent contest! And a prize worth breaking out the pens for. So, go, contestants, go!

Best of luck to you all,

Yours,
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 20:01

This is indeed a prize worth writing for. I'm in.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:29

Not a chance in the world, but it's a stub, so I'm willing to humiliate myself. :embarrassed_smile:

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:56

Thank you for the positive feedback thus far. Posted Image

Getting excited for the first entries. Posted Image








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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:59

I'm in! Not sure Ill stand a chance, but Ill give it my all! :thumbup:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 14:38

:thumbup: Excellent choice of verse!
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:09

ooh, I love that nib and that pen! Someone is going to be a lucky winner.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 19:51

A few thoughts in ink just to stir things up and get pens flowing here ...

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 22:27

Sounds fun...I might participate.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:46

Sounds fun...I might participate.


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:01

Not a chance in the world, but it's a stub, so I'm willing to humiliate myself. :embarrassed_smile:




Do you think maybe I should just put all the contestant names in a hat and draw them out raffle style? It is tempting.


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:11

Personally I like the idea of a judged contest. That may be just me though. :hmm1:

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:17

My handwriting is atrocious at best but I'll give it a crack.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:19

Personally I like the idea of a judged contest. That may be just me though. :hmm1:

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Thank you for your thoughts; they are well received. :) I just want to encourage entrants. So far I'm the only one who posted anything...Posted Image ...Hm-m-m... I just might win! Posted Image

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:16

Took the first step tonight...cleared my desk :thumbup:

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:33

I found some paper! And a pen! And some ink! So...where did I lay that Bible?

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:36

I was looking through the 'new content' search, saw this and thought it said 'A girl worth fighting for' (the song from Mulan)

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:37

Just saw this thread. What a fantastic idea, Pendleton :thumbup: I'm in, but I fear the competition is going to be strong :bunny01: :bunny01:

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:08

I'm in, but I have no chance against the likes of Mauricio and some others here. Is there a sub-amateur category?
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That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.

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