Once again, Claire Lynch is out to disprove the old canard about bluegrass fans being little more than illiterate hillbillies. Last year she held a competition where her fans submitted bluegrass-themed haiku. Now, she has launched a new contest challenging entrants to tell their life story in just six words.
She is calling it her spring creative writing contest, officially dubbed Go Short, Win Big with Claire! The winner – to be chosen by Claire, herself – will receive a 1 GB iPod Shuffle, preloaded with all six of her Rounder releases.
The competition kicks off today (4/22) and will run through May 31, 2008. The official rules are as follows:
- No more than two entries per person
- Submit your six-word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include your name, email address, city and state
- Deadline for entry: May 31, 2008
Claire offers this bit of advice for those considering an entry:
“The most important thing? Heed the moral of CLB guitarist Jim Hurst’s six-word bio: ‘Procrastination keeps me from completing my.’ Pick up your pen and get creative – you may find it’s worth your while!”
You can find more details, and an online video explaining the contest, on Claire’s web site.