A “Personality Galore” Hat Contest…

Forrest Modeling Mildew

Personality Galore Hat Contest

More than three years ago Forrest bragged about Mildew..his hat of dubious distinction. He declared that this hat was the most “interesting” on the blog.

Shallow claim. I say.

Help me prove the point by submitting a photo of your “interesting hat” to me at:
dal at lummifilm dot com

I will post the photos as I receive them until the contest closes to entries.

Forrest Modeling his Buffalo Hat

Someone, yet unnamed, will help me judge the hats and together we will choose the hat with “Personality Galore” to be the winner of this contest. I don’t expect this to be an easy judging task.

To begin, take a look at Scrapbook 126 to see what passes for “personality galore” in Forrest’s mind…HERE

Next read the rules of this contest below:

1. A contestant may submit only one entry in this contest. 

2. A contestant must be a person of good standing on this blog.

3. An entry is one photo of the hat attached in an email. The email must also include the blog name of the contestant.

4. It is the hat that will be judged not the photography nor the “personality” of the character modeling the hat. That being said, the cumulative effect of a photo that shows an “interesting” hat along with an “interesting” hat model and interesting background, should not be ignored.

5. Entries must be sent before the contest closing time and date.

6. The contest closing time/date is 9pm (Santa Fe time) May 31st, 2018

7. I repeat, one entry per person.

8. The “hat” must exist in the real world. It cannot be a digital creation of a hat.

9. The photo of the hat must be an actual photo and not a hat photoshopped onto a background…ie no digital manipulation of the photo is allowed. We want to judge a hat and not someone’s photoshop ability.

10. The winner will be announced by the surviving judge as quickly as possible after the contest closes.

The winner will receive a signed copy of “Too Far To Walk” by Forrest Fenn. A signed copy is a nice investment…

Finally…off we go…

Let’s have some fun!!!


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46 thoughts on “A “Personality Galore” Hat Contest…

  1. Is that a construction helmet with a buffalo hoof brim, buffalo horn flaps, and a marmot accessory? No wonder someone shot arrows at it.

    So, which is Mr. Fenn’s entry? Mildew of Hat-on-a-hoof?

  2. Mr. Fenn,

    I’ll have to wait until I get home so I can upload the picture, but I know of a hat that can give yours a run for it’s money.


  3. SHOOO IN…..ah…maybe a hint. Lets see…could it be foot in mouth. Maybe something to do with BOTG.
    S-h-o-o-o…fly….thats it…Shoo-Fly-Pie….no…one too many of the letter o.
    SHOOO IN….SHOOO IN….SHOOO IN…ah….something about tobacco maybe…or maybe about eating your vegetables. KEEP ON CHEWING…THE END IS DRAWING NIGH!

  4. I have a ball cap I like to wear when I’m having a bad hair day, but I don’t think it has a personality worthy enough of a ticket on this gravy train. Might have to invest in something worth creating memories in. It may be time to go hat hunting!

  5. Geez. Now I have to look in the garage. I have an amazing hat a person in Italy once gave me. I’ll have my daughter Ailyn look for it. She probably put it in a box that’s at the bottom of the pile– that’s the way it always seems to go. Probably smashed. I hope I can find it— it just might win, unless Jonsey’s in the contest, then she’ll probably wind up with the book. lol.

    • Jonsey–

      Just kidding. You’re so good at these contests though. lol. I’ll bet you have a great entry Good luck!

  6. Santa Fe Time? I’ll need a Zone map?

    I’ve got a hat that’s going to take home the bacon. What’s the prize Dal? Is it bacon?

  7. Dal,

    Even though I’m out of town, I always travel with my favorite hat and will submit my entry after somehow cropping most of my ugly mug out of it.

    Is that acceptable Dal? I ask because the rules are silent regarding a full face shot.

    Thank you…………pinatubocharlie

    • pin-
      It’s the hat that counts…but a model with personality and a background with personality cannot help but contribute to the personality of the hat…

      • Yeah Dal,

        I was thinking about that (the background) after asking. So I’ve decided to hold off with my entry until I get home where the scenery is much nicer than where I’m at now.


  8. This isn’t a submission because it’s on the internet. But it is a photo I took near where I thought the treasure was hidden. A few of these guys were mulling around and acting really suspicious. It looked like they were in the process of stealing something to be honest with you.


  9. with just 10 days left for the hat contest i would like to remind everyone that this contest is entitled..”Personality Galore” so far I see very little personality. sad.
    take my hat for instance now this hat has more personality than all the other entries combined. my base hat is a 100% wool Georgi. styled after Queen Elizabeth favorive hat. in dazzling fuschia. i dont think anyone here wants to argue the fact that the queen has “Personality Galore”. no.
    so listen up searchers! lets see some personality in the hats!
    Forrest tried to set the standard with his hoof, horn, arrow, feather, squirrel hat. pay attention! or, listen good.
    now i want to talk about my background.
    Dal said background is important.
    look close and see the burned log?
    notice my face is not showing as well. because im looking quickly down!
    this aint no beauty contest keep yer ugly mugs out of the shot!
    the burned log represents the blaze, so i then look quickly down and what do i see? my feet! therefore i placed shoes on top of my hat. now listen real good searchers, see the woods behind me in the background? i am now brave and IN the wood.
    god help us.
    i think.

    • Don’t poke the bear!

      My 2-month old will be debuting a rather experienced hat AND he is very familiar with distances that are “too far to walk.”

  10. Dal, i looked up the words personality and galore in the dictionary.
    somethins wrong my friend these folks aint got the same dictionary as me.
    i think.

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