The Snail Mail Game Show is still going strong! For Round 8, the participants received a piece of paper with the outline of a suitcase and the prompt, “I come in your bedroom and yell, ‘WE’RE LEAVING! WE HAVE TO GO! PACK YOUR SUITCASE NOW!’ You have no idea where we’re going or how long we’ll be gone for and you only have 15 minutes to get ready.” Here’s what people came up with!
Artist: Caitlin H.
I really like the priorities here. What do I need? CAT! Cat and cat’s things. I love my cat, too.
Artist: Ophelia Serpentine
What to pack? How about the whole effin’ universe?! Look at those colors!
Artist: Sarah Pezzat
Hahah, I love all the underwear. Screw socks, pack underwear. (The best part is the tangible packing of optimism.)
Jennifer went the more three-dimensional route and made a tiny tangible suitcase! The contents include a teeny tiny pencil, stamps, stationery, and envelopes. Pack mail, send mail forever.
And the winner is… Ophelia! The scan of the image really doesn’t do her piece justice. The suitcase is full of the most gorgeous universal star stuff I’ve ever seen. Ophelia will receive a gift from me in the mail.
There are already people signed up for Round 9! You want in? Get a chance to express yourself creatively and possibly win a prize! Check out the official Snail Mail Game Show page where you can learn about the rules and sign up! And yes, you can sign up for multiple rounds at once, if you feel like paying for a few months all at once! Whatever works for you.
Sign up goes from now till May 1st at 6 pm EST. If you sign up after that, your name will be added to the list for Round 10. Challenges will be mailed out May 3rd, and submissions will need to reach me by June 3rd.
Questions for the comments:
1) Which piece from Round 8 is your favorite?
2) What would you pack in your suitcase in a rush?
I love the Snail Mail Game Show! Every single one is always so creative!
Right? I love getting them in my PO Box!! So much fun. You wanna join in?
Hello I’ve suscribed I payed international cost because I’m french. How does it work ?
Did you read the main page? I’ve laid it out there. Let me know if you have specific questions. 🙂
Why does everyone call sruface of airmail snail mail. I would never use the name Snail Mail. Why in America the symbol for the United States Postal Service is an eagle, The eagle can fly higher than any other bird, and can look directly into the sun and not go blind. Refer to mail as surface mail or airmail, please not snail mail. Postal workers work hard to get the mail to you.
The term snail mail is not intended to be a derogatory term. I greatly value the postal service and I think it’s amazing I can send something to any state for 47 cents! I bring snacks to my post office and give gifts to my mail woman regularly. The term snail mail has derived as a result of e-mail just to differentiate between the two because it’s really surprising how many people don’t know what I’m talking about when I just say “mail”. They always assume their Gmail! I promise I love the snail mail, and I support them with everything I have. I send almost 2 thousand pieces of mail a year. 🙂
Two thousand pieces of mail a year. That is great it keeps our Postal Service busy and that is good. I worked for the Post Office for thirty years, and with five years active military I had enough time to retire. Now I’m 87 years old and still active doing a lot to keep busy.
The Postal Service was real good to me. I started as a clerk casing mail. Or sometimes baging parcels. (packages). Then I took the test for an electronic technician. Past the test and made many trips to Norman Oklahoma to learn how to service all the electrical, mechanical, and electronic equipment.
You are very good to the workers who distribute and deliver the mail. That is good. Thank you.