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This contest is about YOUR FAVORITE FOUND OBJECT. 

A Found Object is an item that you picked-up on a trip or a search and brought back home with you because you liked it or because it was unusual or because you collect these sorts of objects. Examples of Found Objects include small rocks, arrowheads, pottery sherds, a marble, small pieces of driftwood, coins, an old button, a rusty beer can….

Found Objects are always inanimate and typically fit in your pocket or your hand. They are single objects. They do not cost anything and were not found in a store. They are usually found down on the ground and could be either natural or human made. They are typically “unusual” and can be thought of as mementos (objects that remind us of a particular trip or event).

Examples of items that are not Found Objects include husbands, animals, boulders, bought objects, food, road signs, treasure chests, Easter eggs…

HOW TO ENTER:
Email one reasonable quality digital photograph of your favorite found object along with a caption for the photo that describes the object and tells us something interesting about it or the place it was found.

Captions must be 150 words or less and put this in the body of the email (no documents)
Photos must be no smaller than 600 pixels wide and attached to the email (no links)
Include the screen name of the submitter.
Email to dal@lummifilm.com

Here is an example of a Found Object entry:

This caribou jaw was picked up at our campground on Dyke Lake in Labrador on a mission to locate a lost WWII era B-17 Flying Fortress that had made a wheels-up landing on the frozen lake in December of 1947. Over 13,000 B-17 bomber aircraft were manufactured during WWII. Less than 13 exist today.  This was in a very remote and beautiful part of Canada. No roads exist anywhere nearby. We flew in and out by floatplanes carrying our crew and two tons of search gear. Our Inuit guides brought fresh lake trout and tender moose steaks to dinner each evening. We ended up locating the missing plane in fifteen feet of water about ten miles from where it had landed. The bomber had apparently floated, in the spring thaw of 1948, on a sheet of thick ice from where it landed to where it sank.

This caribou jaw was picked up at our campground on Dyke Lake in Labrador on a mission to locate a lost WWII era B-17 Flying Fortress that had made a wheels-up landing on the frozen lake in December of 1947. Over 13,000 B-17 bomber aircraft were manufactured during WWII. Less than 13 exist today.
This was in a very remote and beautiful part of Canada. No roads exist anywhere nearby. We flew in and out by floatplanes carrying our crew and two tons of search gear. Our Inuit guides brought fresh lake trout and tender moose steaks to dinner each evening.
We ended up locating the missing plane in fifteen feet of water about ten miles from where it had landed. The bomber had apparently floated, in the spring thaw of 1948, on a sheet of thick ice from where it landed to where it sank.
 
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(the above caption is 149 words)

PRIZES:
There will be three prizes awarded. First prize is very cool It will be a first edition, hard bound copy of the Ken Tankersley book, In Search Of Ice Age Americans. It will be signed by the author and by Forrest and in the beginning of the appropriate two chapters, Forrest will add smudges of red ochre from the Crook County Red Ochre Site and the Sunrise Mine Red Ochre Site. Man!!! This will be a unique, collectors item when the winner gets it.

Second and third prizes are each provided by Forrest and are a smudge of red ochre from the place where his Crook County Clovis Cache was unearthed. These too are very unique items.

RULES:
1. Found Object must have been legally collected
2. Found Object must not be alive
3. One entry per person
4. Captions must be 150 words or less
5. Entry must include your screen name
6. Photos must be reasonably clear and object must be recognizable.

You may submit at any time before 6pm, Santa Fe time, on June 1st, 2015.
Entries will be closed at that time. Judges will then begin selecting winners.

JUDGING:
We will select three judges as we we move forward with the contest. Judges may not enter the contest. Entries will be judged on:

1. The coolness of the found object
2. The coolness of the photo
3. The coolness of the story as told in the caption.
(cool = awesome, neat, amazing, fun, remarkable, etc.)

Each judge will assign each entry a numeric value from 1 to 10 based upon the three criteria listed above so that each entry will have three different numbers that make up its final score. In the case of a tie the judges will revote until ties are broken and winners are selected.

Entries will appear on additional pages (about 10 per page) you will find listed here. So come back to this page to view the entries as they are submitted.

 

VIEW ALL THE ENTRIES BY HOVERING YOUR CURSER OVER THE FOUND OBJECT CONTEST LINK UNDER THE PHOTO AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE