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WINNERS NOW POSTED! - 'Show us Your Hobbit Pride' Giveaway - Celebrating 70 Years of the Hobbit!
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calisuri
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Sep 22 2007, 2:31pm

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WINNERS NOW POSTED! - 'Show us Your Hobbit Pride' Giveaway - Celebrating 70 Years of the Hobbit! Can't Post

Join TheOneRing.net as we Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of The Hobbit with a Special Giveaway!

TheOneRing.net is proud to announce the winning entries into the 'Show your Hobbit Pride' Giveaway.

First and foremost - thank you to all who participated. The entries were all top-notch, and we wish we could award something to everyone who participated! Congrats to everyone who entered - it is quite apparent that Hobbit Pride truly swells here at TheOneRing.net.

We'd also like to thank our sponsors Houghton Mifflin and Sideshow Collectibles. If you are familiar with either of these companies, you know the go above and beyond to support TheOneRing.net and the Tolkien community as a whole. Please make sure they know you support them for contributing to events like this giveaway.

Without further delay, we're happy to reveal our winners! The TORn staff had a very hard time picking and choosing between all of the wonderful entries, but in the end, we were able to break it down into a few categories and 17 prize winners. Congrats to all!

ESSAY WINNERS

• Compa_mighty - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'The History of the Hobbit' Boxed Set

• pauljessup - (Read the Entry)
     - wins Sideshow Collectibles Orc Overseer Statue

• Earl - (Read the Entry)
     - wins $50 SideshowCollectible.com Gift Card

• hobbitlove - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'SMOG KILLS' T-Shirts

• Curious - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien'

POETRY WINNERS

• Yechidah - (Read the Entry)
     - wins $50 SideshowCollectible.com Gift Card

• Kdgard - (Read the Entry)
     - wins $50 SideshowCollectible.com Gift Card

• jimble12 - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'SMOG KILLS' T-Shirts

• BuckyUnderbelly - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'SMOG KILLS' T-Shirts

• Mimmi - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien'

ART ENTRY WINNERS

• fourmis - (View the Entry)
     - wins 'The History of the Hobbit' Boxed Set

• annarepp - (View the Entry)
     - wins $50 SideshowCollectible.com Gift Card

• cannonball - (View the Entry)
     - wins 'SMOG KILLS' T-Shirts

• palantiriel - (View the Entry)
     - wins 'More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien'

DESKTOP/WALLPAPER

• Rabittooth - (View the Entry)
     - wins $50 SideshowCollectible.com Gift Card

• Deenan - (View the Entry)
     - wins 'SMOG KILLS' T-Shirts

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

• Magpie - (Read the Entry)
     - wins 'The History of the Hobbit' Boxed Set

Special Thanks to our Sponsors! Please support them:

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CLAMING PRIZES

If you were lucky enough to be one of our winners, please private message me via TheOneRing.net boards. You can do this by simply clicking on my name 'Calisuri' and then clicking on the button in the lower right that says 'Send Private Message.' Please send me your full name, board name, postal address, email, and phone. Please allow us 6-8 weeks to deliver your prize (hopefully sooner!)

THE PRIZES

There will be many prizes offered to the winners of our 'Hobbit Pride' giveaway. Here are just a few that we can specifically name. Expect this list to grow! And please support our sponsors by clicking on their logos above!

• (3) 'The History of The Hobbit' Boxed Sets - Includes the 70th Anniversary Edition of 'The Hobbit'
• (5) $50 SideshowCollectible.com Gift Cards
• (1) Sideshow Collectibles Orc Overseer Statue
• (5) 'SMOG KILLS' T-Shirts
• (3) More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

Special Thanks to:
Houghton Mifflin
Sideshow Collectibles

Are you a company that would like to contribue some prizes? Email us

OFFICIAL RULES

Official rules are listed below. By entering this giveaway you are automatically agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of giveaway entry.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTEST ENTRY

  1. Who can enter?: This Giveaway is open to all TheOneRing.net Registered Message Board internet visitors, between the dates of Sept 22nd 2007 and Oct 12th 2007 (Times based on US Eastern Time)
  2. Method of Entry: To enter the giveaway, go to www.theonering.net/hobbit70 to enter on-line. Limit one entry per user, household, postal address. Winning entrants must respond within 2 days to our email notification or the prize will be offered to another visitor.
  3. Winners: Winners will be judged by the staff of TheOneRing.net and posted on Oct 26th 2007.
  4. Prize(s): See listing of prizes above.
  5. You must be eighteen years or older to enter. Entries received become the sole property of TheOneRing.net ("Sponsor"). Acknowledgment of your entry is not guaranteed. TheOneRing.net is not responsible for technical issues which may prevent an entrant's ability to participate in this Giveaway, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries in this Giveaway or for typographical or other errors in the handling of the Giveaway materials, administration of the Giveaway or the announcement of the prizes. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Giveaway if there is any suspected or actual evidence of fraud which may destroy the integrity of the Giveaway as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion or for any other reason. Any fraudulent entry or entry that contains misinformation is null and void. All decisions of the Sponsor related to the Giveaway are final.
  6. By entering, entrants consent to the use of his or her name, city name, image and/or likeness for advertising or publicity purposes without additional compensation or permission, unless prohibited by law. No substitutions, transfers or cash redemptions of prizes can be made except by the Sponsor for a prize of equal or greater value, if prize is unavailable. Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/release within 5 days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and alternate winner may be selected. Taxes, travel, food, lodging and all other expenses associated with the acceptance or use of the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
  7. Odds of being a winner depend on total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws apply.
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  10. For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the Giveaway, please visit http://www.theonering.net/hobbit70
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(This post was edited by calisuri on Nov 6 2007, 6:14pm)


Rabittooth
Bree


Sep 22 2007, 2:57pm

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It's not much , but here's some fan art in the form of a desktop wallpaper I did!:

http://www.rabittooth.com/...oothHobbitPoster.jpg

Cool

-Rabittooth

www.rabittooth.com


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Sep 22 2007, 4:55pm

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There once was a Hobbit from Nan. . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't have an entry and in fact will be a judge, and I really can't wait to see what y'all come up with here.

Kudos to Calisuri and TPTB that put this thing on the message boards (a 1st) and for coming up with great prizes.

Did I mention that I can't wait to see the results?

If we live in trying times, we must be the ones who try. If the future is looking dark, we must be the ones who shine.


sharonl7340
Registered User

Sep 23 2007, 11:59am

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Everything I needed to know, I learned from The Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

I was 18 when I first pushed open the gate at Bag End. I explored all the new paths I found in the Shire and delighted at all of the inhabitants and wonderful new things I experienced. I followed Bilbo to Rivendell and stood with him on the doorstep of Smaug’s lair inside The Lonely Mountain. As I stood on the brink of the Battle of the Five Armies with the burglar, I understood how one small person can truly change the course of one world.

Now I am 50 and I still visit The Shire on a yearly basis. Just as some people make a yearly pilgrimage to the beach, I go to The Shire to visit old friends. We wander all of the old paths and share some Longbottom leaf. We take tea together at the Green Dragon and talk about how everything I needed to know about life, I learned from the Hobbit. And every year as I end my visit and close the gate to Bag End, I look forward to the next time my feet are set upon the Road that goes ever on toward the Shire.


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Sep 23 2007, 9:05pm

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who was loved by a tall, western man... [In reply to] Can't Post

When he said 'This can't be!'
She just smiled at his knee
And said, 'Take me, you fab Dunedan!'


Do I win? Wink oh no wait - I'm staff.... darnit! Oh well, I'll just look forward to seeing results too!!

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

(This post was edited by greendragon on Sep 23 2007, 9:06pm)


thecarol914
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Sep 23 2007, 9:18pm

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resending entry to Hobbit Pride Giveaway [In reply to] Can't Post

Bag End pencil drawing by Carol Knor


annarepp
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Sep 24 2007, 3:11am

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King Thranduil's Halls [In reply to] Can't Post

http://annarepp.com/...il'sHalls_1_Smal.jpg

...this is from "The Hobbit" locations series of drawings I am working on right now.

www.annarepp.com


pauljessup
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Sep 24 2007, 12:43pm

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I have ridden the barrels and riddled in the dark. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have ridden the barrels and riddled in the dark. I have been to the lair of Smaug and I have fought along side the Lake Men as he flew above. These are memories of mine, shared with the world through Tolkien’s words. And these are what propelled me to become a published fantasy writer.

If it was not for the Spiders of Mirkwood Forest I might just be a journalist, or (god forbid!) a writer of the mundane. Instead I spend my days traveling in cellar worlds, sword in one hand and lantern in the other,dimly illuminating the caverns around me.

Now each night I read to my children a chapter out of The Hobbit. It is a joy to watch their eyes shine when William and Tom argue over cooking the dwarves, or watching them shout in excitement when Gandalf threatens the goblin king with glamdring.

I know that some day they will sit down, typing away, writing of their own words, their own worlds, their own travels. That is what the Hobbit is- freedom from the mundane and the desire to create and explore. It is a gift of infinite adventures.

http://pauljessup.kapo.ws


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rakshi
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Sep 24 2007, 1:39pm

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'Show The Way' [In reply to] Can't Post

My video includes all of the Fellowship, but there is special emphasis on Hobbits... and on Biblo.

Hope it qualifies and that you like it. I added both the url and the embed code. Hope that's ok.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG9tWmGtxi4

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/AG9tWmGtxi4"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/AG9tWmGtxi4" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

Rakshi
http://www.sean-astin.net


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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Sep 24 2007, 11:25pm

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I started to type "Nantucket" but you decided better of it [In reply to] Can't Post

And then you go and make Nan into its own thing. How innocent of you. Thanks! Angelic

If we live in trying times, we must be the ones who try. If the future is looking dark, we must be the ones who shine.


Mimmi
Registered User


Sep 25 2007, 2:16am

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My hobbit pride [In reply to] Can't Post

As a child I read a magic tale,
Of Gandalf, Thorin and Bard of Dale,
Of dungeon deep and hollow hall,
And a throne beneath a mountain tall.

The book told me of dwarves and gold,
Of dragons, maps and realms of old,
Of riddles told deep in the dark
And a bowman hitting his monstrous mark.

It was a hobbit’s tale of hidden doors,
Of spiders, buttons and goblin wars,
Of hungry trolls by the fireside,
An Elven king and a barrel ride.

And in my mind I did see
A world in which I longed to be:
Where runes appeared in clear moonlight
And eagles saved you from your plight.

Where a man could change into a bear
And a burglar sneak into a dragon’s lair,
Where birds could speak and elves did dwell
In Elrond’s magic Rivendell.

As I turned the pages of the book
I followed every step the hobbit took.
I saw him find a ring of gold
And flee from Gollum’s fearsome hold.

And though I didn’t know it then,
I’d go back into that world again
In other books, read late at night
In the pale circle of my bedside light.

Now a part of me is always there
In the world that Tolkien chose to share
And I know how much it can be worth
To have found the door to Middle Earth.


SandWitch King
Rohan


Sep 25 2007, 5:52am

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Nice! {NT} [In reply to] Can't Post

 

No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped - David Mamet


BuckyUnderbelly
Lorien

Sep 25 2007, 11:07pm

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A hobbity little poem [In reply to] Can't Post

There once was a hobbit named Baggins,
who trekked there and back to meet dragons.
One thirteenth the treasure
was wealth beyond measure.
(Though he'd rather stay home tipping flagons!)

He cared nothing for drawing attention.
Thought Adventure a foolish invention.
The shy little fellow
preferred his life mellow ...
but Adventure had other intentions!

His exploits were many and varied,
and often turned out to be harried.
Through war, pain and strife
he escaped with his life
... and no clue just whose jewelry he carried!


Evernight
Rivendell

Sep 26 2007, 4:47am

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Hobbit Pride Entry. [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's my entry, a fanart I did with Photoshop, using Martin Freeman as Bilbo. In the book we can see Bilbo with a pipe and Gandalf, one fine morning of April; Gollum sitting right next to Bilbo making him nervous while he's trying to guess a riddle; Bilbo running away from Smaug, and finally the Ring.

http://img5.imagevenue.com/...1884_2_122_751lo.jpg

I hope you like it. Smile

P.S.: The pic is a bit large, it may take a while to load.


(This post was edited by Evernight on Sep 26 2007, 4:48am)


annarepp
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Sep 27 2007, 4:11am

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I just had to say... [In reply to] Can't Post

...this is brilliant!


SandWitch King
Rohan


Sep 28 2007, 12:11am

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Using the hero machine, here is the start of a party of Dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

This isn't an official entry, but I can't believe how few people are responding to this chance to win GREAT prizes. There is a whole post with the Hero Machine in "off topic". Anybody feel free to flesh out my party here with Dwarves, a wizard or a Hobbit of your own.



No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped - David Mamet


Evernight
Rivendell

Sep 28 2007, 1:55am

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In Reply To
...this is brilliant!



Thanks! Smile

I've seen some of your work and it's awesome!!!

If only I could draw like that...


(This post was edited by Evernight on Sep 28 2007, 1:57am)


Celebrian
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Sep 28 2007, 9:10pm

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My Hobbit Pride Entry [In reply to] Can't Post

There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale”
Tells of Bilbo's adventures on trail
To the Lonely Mountain
To face Smaug the dragon
In the East near the Men's town of Dale.


His companions were twelve dwarves each day
And sometimes there was Gandalf the Grey.
Three trolls gave them a scare,
As did Beorn the bear,
But in Rivendell had pleasant stay.


In his Misty Mountain wanderings,
He met Gollum and puzzled out things.
Later dwarf friends set free
From Mirkwood elves, did he.
Events lead into “Lord of the Rings.”


Marcil08
Registered User

Sep 29 2007, 1:15am

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My Hobbit Pride Entry [In reply to] Can't Post

Just a little something I put together in photoshop...I think it represents the 'beginning' of it all quite well...

http://img.photobucket.com/...den_/hobbitpride.jpg


Kdgard
Bree

Sep 29 2007, 7:07am

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Hobbit Pride Poem Entry [In reply to] Can't Post

On this 70th anniversary
the time is surely ripe,
to have some tea and seedcakes
and enjoy a good full pipe.
When these times we all live in
seem so filled with wrath and ire,
how nice it is to take a break
and escape into the Shire.
For I think our world, just maybe,
might be a better place,
if human beings, like hobbits,
could be a kinder race.
So release your inner Baggins
and a little of your Tookish side;
treat your fellow beings with kindness and respect,
and show them all your Hobbit Pride!


Curious
Half-elven


Sep 30 2007, 11:15am

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The ring changed everything … or did it?

Somewhere under the Misty Mountains, Bilbo Baggins goes from a quivering wet mass of useless baggage to a Burglar. Luck brings him a ring of invisibility, but what did Gollum do with it? Hide in the dark. Bilbo has luck, but he also has courage and wits – or finds them, alone in the dark.

And how much does the ring help Bilbo? The wargs and Smaug can smell him out. The ring doesn’t protect him from getting hurt in the Battle of Five Armies. The ring may hide him from the giant spiders, but it was his idea to take off the ring and taunt them in order to save his friends.

Yes, the ring helps, and Bilbo is lucky to have it. But without courage and wits, he would not have learned to rely on his luck, even to the point of tempting fate. Bilbo becomes a catalyst, an instrument of fate, a symbol of luck – after all, he was chosen for luck, the fourteenth member.

But without courage and wits, all the luck in the world would not have done Bilbo any good.

What will we do with our luck?


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Sep 30 2007, 11:54am

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Darnit indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

This was so much fun! :-D

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." --Terry Pratchett
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Rabittooth
Bree


Sep 30 2007, 9:31pm

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In Reply To
This isn't an official entry, but I can't believe how few people are responding to this chance to win GREAT prizes. There is a whole post with the Hero Machine in "off topic". Anybody feel free to flesh out my party here with Dwarves, a wizard or a Hobbit of your own.



Since you've given me the excuse! Tongue









Cool

-Rabittooth

www.rabittooth.com


Rabittooth
Bree


Oct 1 2007, 12:13am

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oops... [In reply to] Can't Post

One more. Wink



-Rabittooth

www.rabittooth.com


SandWitch King
Rohan


Oct 1 2007, 5:56am

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Nicely done! [In reply to] Can't Post

I am glad I could provide the excuse you needed. THANKS!

No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped - David Mamet

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