Druid Author’s Contest
some of you may know and others may not... I've got a book coming
out soon. Its called "Under an Expanse of Oaks, A Druid's
Journey" and will be released by Dreamz Work Productions
LLC ( http://www.dreamz-work.com
) and will be available first on their store then within a month
or 2 on kindle, on amazon.com and barnes and noble's website.
Currently on my website for Druidry and Related studies ( http://www.oaklight.org
) I am holding a contest for a free signed copy as well as first
and second prizes of a % off at the DWP website off the total
order of either my book or any other book(s) the winner wants
to order. There is a link on the oaklight main page or you can
directly go to the contest page by going to http://contest.oaklight.org
Well there is my shameless self plug for the year! lol
Yours Under the Trees,
Druid’s Egg Contest
an essay answering the question: "How I Live The Pledge
In My Daily Life."
The top 7 Entries will be published in "The Druid's Egg."
The winner will be awarded something from Avalon Risen (we haven't
decided just yet -- waiting is).
Here are two urls to help, a) jog your memory, and b) make sense
of the Pledge (but for most this won't be necessary I am sure):
Contest begins TODAY and all entries must be in no later than
Imbolc -- February 2 2010.
winner will be announced in the Beltane issue of The Druid's
Annual DANAC Oak Awards.
Annual Golden Oak Awards
(The "Oakie" Awards)
Druid Academy Nomination Award Committee (DANAC) consists of
members of the Henge of Keltria (HoK), Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF),
the Reformed Druids of North America (RDNA), Order of the White
Oak (OWO), the Reformed Druids of Gaia (RDG), and the Missionary
Order of the Celtic Cross (MOCC).
DANAC members wish to learn more about happenings in their own
group, and in other groups, and encourage the best by acknowledging
the annual accomplishments of modern Druids.
order to provide potential nominations to the DANAC, Ellis Arsemeau
(RDG Scribe) is soliciting submissions for the Oakies in the
following 10 categories:
Most interesting internal grove project begun or completed in
2009. Non-exhaustive examples include: liturgical design, fund-
raising, recruitment, education, development, site-planning,
web- development, meeting style, festival/meeting idea, etc.
Inspiring external project begun in 2009 by a grove or member(s)
of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG. Non-exhaustive examples
include: activism, ecology, public outreach, legal moves, publishing,
charity, civic involvement, interaction with other religious
Greatest hardship overcome in 2009 by a member of ADF, Keltria,
RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG. Publicly admissible, of course, no gossip
please. Non-exhaustive examples incluede: persecution, financial
obstacles, medical impairments, isolation, time constraints,
educational restraints, etc.
Best Poem or song released in 2009 by a member of ADF, Keltria,
RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG.
Best work of Art completed or released in 2009 by a member of
ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, OMS. Non exhaustive examples:
painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, clay, collage, photography,
etc. Dance choreography will be considered if an internet video
is provided. Collaborating artists will receive a single prize.
Best craftwork completed or released in 2009 by a member of
ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG. Non exhaustive examples:
leatherwork, metalwork, clothing, needlepoint, moulding, weaving,
jewelry, basketry, woodwork, stonework, etc. Food, drink, cosmetics
and brewing can't be tested easily enough in disparate parts
of the U.S. Collaborative craftspeople will receive a single
Best academic book released in 2009 by a member of ADF, Keltria,
RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG. At least 50 pages in length, can be on
any subject somehow applicable to "Druidism", modern
or ancient, such as history, religion, crafts, art, philosophy,
spirituality, ethnicity, language, etc.
Best novel or short story released in 2009 by a member of ADF,
Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG.
Best "Druidical" essay or article released or printed
in 2009 by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG.
Best movie or video-clip or instructional video, released or
revised in 2009, that advances the positive perception of Druidism
in some way produced by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC,
OWO, or RDG.
can be members of the RDG, but you can also pass on interesting
candidates to me from ADF, Keltria, MOCC, RDNA, OWO. Write-ups
describing the candidate should be 50-150 words, provide a sample
of the text, photo of the object, file, web links and e-mail
contacts as appropriate.
must be received by email@example.com by Yule or earlier,
if you can.
will then submit up to two candidates in each category to the
DANAC for further consideration.
will publish the both the RDNA results and the DANAC results
(if released in time) in the Imbolc 2010 issue of The Druids
of each the 10 DANAC awards will receive a $33.33 prize from
the Druid Academy, a blessed pretty rock, and international
fame and kudos.