In May, I reignited my Snail Mail Game Show. Last month, you got to see the responses from Round 3. Like you, I was blown away by everyone’s creativity! Today I’ll be sharing the submissions I received from Round 4, but from here on out there’s going to be some changes!
The Snail Mail Game Show now costs a small fee to enter each month.
I run a business, and this blog is a big part of that business. I love doing fun things with you beautiful people, but I’m a (starving) artist still trying to get her business off the ground and can’t afford to pay for everything out of pocket.
The fee you will pay will be used towards postage, supplies, and the winner’s prize every month. It will also ensure your sincerity for playing (you’re more likely to play when you have something on the line).
If you’re in the United States, $2.50
If you’re international, $3.90
+ You will receive an envelope with instructions, a prompt, small surprise, and a pre-stamped and addressed envelope to send back to me (although, the stamped enveloped will only be for domestic people because I don’t have access to international postage!). + You will have the option to send me a URL to be linked to your name/entry on the blog post that highlights the submissions, which means that in addition to your art getting seen by thousands of people, some people might also click through to your site, shop, etc. + You might get a prize! The winner of each round receives a prize, and that just might be you!
If you are interested in signing up for Round 5, please PayPal me ($2.50 or $3.90 depending on your location) to the e-mail address maryhassound (at) yahoo (dot) com. Please send “to friends and family” so that neither of us are charged fees. In the memo section, please include your name and full snail mail address. This takes the place of you needing to e-mail me your address for each round.
The sign up for Round 5 will run from today till July 27th at 8 pm EST. If you send me money after that, you will be enrolled for Round 6. Submissions for Round 5 are going to be due to me via mail on August 13th.
I really hope you understand why I’m doing this, and I truly hope that you all still decide to participate! I tried to make it reasonably priced and even more worth your while. Let’s keep this thing going! (If you need a reminder of what the Snail Mail Game Show is, see here.)
Moving onto Round 4. Each participant received a piece of paper with a bunch of random black dots on it, representing stars in the universe. They were instructed to connect those stars to create a new constellation. Any mediums were allowed, the only rule was that it had to come back to me via snail mail. Click through to see all of the submissions!
Artist: Lisa S.
Sparkly star constellation? Meta!
Artist: Amanda J.
I love the descriptions of the pincer sizes and the animation sounds. Plus, I’m in Baltimore so crabs are a good idea!
Artist: Katie S.
I’m really impressed by the work that went into this one, it’s elaborate and very cosmo-y.
Artist: Rebecca K.
A galactic dog with a story? Yes, please!
Artist: Rosemary D.
Colorful famous kitty come to life in the sky? Oh, Lil Bub. (Nailed the tongue!)
Artist: Felicity L.
I love you, too. ASL.
Holy color explosion! I like to imagine this is what the original astronomers saw in their mind’s eye as they created the constellations we still point out in the sky today.
Artist: Amy Y.
A deer! A female deer! Really love the imagination that went into this one, I never would have seen a deer!
Artist: Tranifer L.
Holy mother, look at this goddess! I don’t think it would surprise any of us if Syreni took over the night!
Artist: Olivia A.
Loving the use of “dwarf stars” and this gorgeous vision of a phoenix rising (in space!)
And the winner is…. Rosemary! You all knocked it out of the park, and it was hard to choose, so I had to go with the one that made me giggle as removed it from it’s envelope. You will be receiving a prize in your mailbox sometime soon! Thank you to all the participants! I love these so so much!
Speaking of snail mail, be sure to join my (free) Snail Mailing list and enter to win my Recipe Card Giveaway! And feel free to follow along my mail themed Pinterest Board.
Which one of these submissions was your favorite??
I love Rosemary’s creation! It definitely got a big giggle out of me. And the ASL one made me smile as well, then I saw it was from Felicity! 🙂 So clever and interesting to see what people saw in the dots! Oh and I think the minimal fee to participate is a smart idea, you can count me in for future rounds.
Yes, I loved Felicity’s ASL idea, super clever! And I’m so glad you’re in! I woke up to a few PayPal notifications in my inbox, so I’m glad I didn’t turn everyone away!
I like Felicity’s!
I’m so bummed that I don’t have any money in the bank to join the next one! I joined the last one but totally bailed on getting it in. I wish I could shoot you a $5 bill across the airwaves.
Aw, sorry Andy! Yeah, hopefully this small fee encourages the people who sign up to actually get their submissions in. I’ve mailed out dozens and dozens of challenges and heard nothing back, which is why I had to implement the sign up fee. Hopefully you’ll be able to participate in Round 6!
And this time, I’ll actually DO it!