Time for another contest to show my gratitude to my loyal readers, my kind followers and all new or random visitors here. Get excited and get ready to play! I am thrilled to announce the third contest on Prolific Living! Our first contest ran in October ’09 with the theme of photography, the second one ran in February ’10 with a theme of reading and learning from books. As I anticipate and prepare for the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), I chose the movie theme for our third contest!
If you have never been to a film festival, you can read about my experience at TIFF last year – I was a newbie and only watched five films. This year, we are taking it up a notch to 10 films! Everyone loves movies (I have yet to meet a person who does not love at least some genre of film or movie made in the last century!) Why we love them is obvious – the experience to be transported into a different world, to escape reality, to be inspired, to be as close to living another life without even stepping out of our own – the thrill and excitement of watching a movie is simply phenomenal, thanks to the power of our mind and our imagination.
So many movies, so little time! For the selective heart, few movies these days make the cut to be memorable very long after the credits have scrolled up. Yet there are precious gems in the sand and all of us have at least one or two unforgettable movies stored at the edges of our mind – movies that have touched a part of us, turned on a switch, opened a door, excited and thrilled, whispered a lasting message, healed a broken heart, made us question our actions and seek new ways of living. Movies we treasure for just a line or just a scene. Movies we love to watch again if only to renew that experience of seeing them the first time.
I happen to love movies but Andy, my husband, is the real movie buff. In fact, I had to use a very smart trick to keep him from participating in this contest: I made him a contest judge! And speaking of the contest, let us begin the fun a third time around!
Your objective is to answer this question in your best words: What is your all-time favorite movie AND Why? What movie has touched you deeply? Inspired you to change, to grow, to transform, to gain a new perspective on life or to just feel incredible joy and pleasure from watching it? It can be any movie, any film ever made so long as it matters to YOU and you tell us why it does!
Submit Entry to Qualify:
Describe the movie effect from Contest Objective below in the comments section. Make your description as short or as long as you like but remember this is an exercise in writing and self-expression. You can use as few or as many words as you need but please convey your thoughts clearly!
Please Note: If you are new here, leaving a comment involves leaving your name – whatever you choose to be called! – a valid email address and an optional blog or site URL, which you may very well leave blank! That’s it!
Dates for Contest:
We will start the contest August 13th, Friday and run it for 3 weeks ending it on September 3rd, Friday. The two winners will be announced in the September 10th Friday post.
Who is Judging:
Prolific Living will have the same 3 judges as last time. We will use the same rating system with two highest scores to identify winners. Rest assured we will judge in private before finalizing the results. I am one of your judges. My genius behind-the-scenes tech support and my brother, Sina Bahram, is our second judge. The movie buff, my husband, Andy Brock, is our third judge.
We are going to look for genuine writing and heart-felt expressions of the movie’s impact on you. This is an exercise in writing and in self-expression so indulge in it and give it your best shot. Be authentic! Be unique! Be original! Be truthful! Be yourself and tell us why you love your favorite film!
Prizes and Winners:
We will recognize two top winners in this contest with an award. Each winner will receive Amazon gift certificate for $20 in value from Prolific Living. The gift card will be sent to our winners after the close of contest.