Apr 11 2012

WBS Birthday Contest!

On May 1st of 2012, the Wolves by Strangers project will celebrate 1 year of continuous posting! That’s one new and unique illustration by a stranger everyday with no repeats. To celebrate this momentous occasion, WBS is offering a very special contest during the month of April. Any and all letters/emails postdated on or after April 1st will be eligible, and the winner will be revealed on May 1st. I’m keeping the contest prize a secret, but trust me, you don’t wanna miss out on this chance to win a supercool, wolf-themed prize to call your own. Submissions will be based on general uniqueness and creativity. Go wild!

Email with questions: wolvesbystrangers@gmail.com


Dec 17 2011

“Fan Page Contest!”

Dear wolf-loving friends,

In an effort to try to increase the fanbase of the “Wolves by Strangers,” I have designed a small contest for the month of December.

Here’s the deal: The facebook fan of the project who supplies the most new fans to the “Wolves by Strangers” facebook page during this month will receive the t-shirt of his/her choice from everythingwolf.com (purchased by me, of course) and will receive one sticker for each new fan that they supply. So, start spreading the word about WBS to your friends, and get them to like the page.

How will I know that you are responsible for bringing a new fan? Just have your referee(s) email me to let me know that they were referred by you, or email me yourself when a friend that you referred likes the page.

Get your friends, family-members, and coworkers on board. Let the contest begin!

If you haven’t become a fan of “Wolves by Strangers” on facebook, I would love it if you did so!

 

Contact info:

facebook.com/wolvesbystrangers

wolvesbystrangers@gmail.com

 


Nov 24 2011

#208 Contest Winner!

From Justin at The University of Missouri

Behold the vision of my wildest dream transformed into reality. The fruition of my efforts in collecting illustrations of wolves from global strangers could be considered complete if I were to hang it all up today and move on; for I have discovered an artist (or rather, he has discovered me) whose intuitive grasp of the power of the lobo is truly unrivaled. With that being said, ladies and gentlemen, I invite you to feast your eyes upon the twisted genius of a man caught in the throws of a wolf-fueled trip like no other. Witness for yourselves the creative grandeur of the “Willy Wonka of Wolves.” I give you… Justin.

Is there any doubt that this piece would be the ultimate winner of Wolves by Strangers’ November Contest? I should think not. This illustration really says it all; the amount of ground covered here is phenomenal. Urban mass appeal is married to the love of nature as wild wolves from deep within primal forests take the world’s cities by storm. Various forms of infrastructure fall beneath their pounding paws; sonic howls topple the tallest buildings; radioactive beasts that were formerly deemed our worst nightmare pale in comparison to these heavenly beasts who rain down a hellish onslaught of all we held dear. But simultaneously, the beauty of their sheer power and the awe that their intrinsic ferocity inspires is pleasantly chilling. Savage or not, the grace and majestic of these creatures is thrilling. They are larger than life, and they will not be denied. These wolves are pictured as you have never seen them before, but simultaneously, there’s something familiar here that just seems to right.

Thank you, Justin, for opening our eyes to a wild world of imagination. Start surfing everythingwolf.com to pick out the new wolf t-shirt that’s coming your way! You deserve it.


Nov 17 2011

Oct./Nov. Contest: Free Wolf T-Shirt!

That’s right, friends. It’s time for another WBS contest, and this time the stakes are higher than ever.

The winner of this contest will receive the t-shirt of his/her choice from the fantastic selection at everythingwolf.com. You can see all of their unbelievable t-shirts here.

The contest will run for all snail mail and email submissions between Oct. 24 and Nov. 24, 2011. All you have to do is send in your illustration with a valid return address. Works will be judged based upon creativity, originality and general awesomeness, and the winner will be revealed on Thanksgiving Day. This contest is available to domestic as well as international contributors.

Good Luck to All!

See the Contact/Submit! page for snail mail and email addresses.

(Check below to see just  a few of the awesome t-shirt designs available at everythingwolf.com)


Oct 31 2011

Nov. Contest Video!


Aug 22 2011

Special “Contest” for Facebook Fans Only!

Wolves by Strangers is offering another “contest” of sorts. I have recently acquired 20 temporary wolf tattoos that I am giving away to the first 20 contributors who submit a picture and supply a valid return address. The only stipulation is that you must be a fan of the Wolves by Strangers facebook page. If you’re not a fan of the page, there’s no better time than now!

An image of the tattoo is pictured above. Each tattoo measures approximately 3″ x 3″.

FAQ:

Q: What if I just sent a picture in yesterday? Can I get a tattoo?
A: The contest is for pictures postmarked August 22 or later, but if you just submitted a picture, there’s no rule against submitting another one. Get that baby in the mail tomorrow!

Q: What if I live far away and am afraid that other pictures will beat mine to the punch?
A: If you’re afraid that snail mail might be too slow, just email the pic.

Q: What if I’m not a current facebook fan?
A: Just become a fan today and then submit your picture.


Aug 1 2011

#93 “July Contest Winner!”

From Colin in Rockville, Maryland

Congratulations to Colin for his fantastically unique rendering of a wolf perched triumphantly atop a man-eating shark. The lord of the land meets the king of the seas in this breathtaking masterpiece. I’m not sure if the picture above does justice to the original copy, but I hope that it will suffice for your viewing pleasure; I only wish that you could lay eyes on the original, that you could feel the soft roughness of the parchment between your own trembling fingers and smell the mild spiciness of the aged paper. It smells like home. It looks like heaven on earth.

In the end, Colin’s work proved worthy of taking home the coveted howling wolf cookie jar because of its uniqueness and creativity in a variety of aspects. Let’s face it: the idea was groundbreaking. The rendering was talented and nearly flawless. And finally, the package itself (sealed elegantly with wax and stamped with a majestic “C”) was so aesthetically appealing that I felt transported to another time and place in which wolf art was truly the crowning achievement of society.

Here it is. Here is the winner of the July contest. I would heap more praise upon it, but the welling tears have blurred my vision.

Thanks for your contribution, Colin. I’ll have the cookie jar in the mail by the end of the week.

And finally, be on the lookout for another contest starting soon!


Jul 4 2011

JULY CONTEST!

WBS is offering a contest for the month of July!

Participation is simple: all you have to do is submit your original wolf picture with a valid U.S. return address (via email or snail mail), and you are instantly entered to win this genuine howling wolf cookie jar that I recently bought at a local yardsale.

That’s right. Believe it!

Submissions will be judged based on originality and creativity, and the winning illustration will be featured on August 1st.

(Note: If you have already submitted a picture during these first few days of July and would like to be eligible, simply email me with a return address. Additionally, I offer my apologies to international submissions; I will try my best to offer an international contest soon.)