LOWDOWN Winter 2008 page 22
COMPETITION RESULTS - SUMMER 2008 ISSUE.
Many thanks for all your replies to our previous competition. Below are some interesting answers, in no particular order, to the problem of finding an original collective noun for Basset Hounds: A ...................... of Bassets.
Howling by Geoff Alderton
Waggle by Brian Malin
Bassinette by Jill Malin
Monarchy by Roy Drew
Patience Tester by Roy Drew
Great Sight by Roy Drew
Humper by Roy Drew
Embarrassment by Elizabeth Watson
Battalion by Beryl Mathews
Ponderance by Beryl Mathews
Tide by Tony Roberts
After much consideration
and in a process similar to that of a papal election - the editor’s wife
was bricked up for a number of days and when I spotted white smoke from
the woodburner she was allowed to emerge with the winner's name.
Our first competition winner is:
ELIZABETH WATSON with:
AN EMBARRASSMENT OF BASSETS.
comments: What struck me about Elizabeth’s entry was that is apt
and so true. Also, I liked the connection with an embarrassment of
riches. Our hounds are sometimes embarrassing treasures!
Congratulations and well done,
Elizabeth, your prize should reach you shortly.
(Ed. So you didn't like Tide then?)
(Judge. No, absolute rubbish, didn't even make the final cut!).
(Ed. Oh, right).
As the last competition
tested your literary skills, I thought it would be interesting in this
issue's competition to discover your visual talents and so we have a
The winner will be the member who sends in the most interesting and original Basset Hound photograph.
This time, the prize is very special; it is a small, original, lino-cut print by the canine artist, Ian Mason. This lovely image is hand-signed and numbered from a limited edition of 100. It will look super framed.
RULES: So as to avoid
any copyright infringements, the only stipulation is that the photograph
must have been taken you. It can be either colour or black & white,
and in digital or film format.
Please send your submissions, which can be in the form of photographic prints, images on disc or emailed jpegs, together with your name and contact details to LOWDOWN by March 31st 2009.
The summer issue of LOWDOWN will include the winning photograph together with the best runners-up. Please have a go and see your work in LOWDOWN!
PLEASE NOTE: THE DECISION OF THE EDITOR'S WIFE IS FINAL.