|Tube Poetry/Prose Contest!|
Here, for your browsing convenience, are the entries for
the "Tube Poetry/Prose" contest, as it evolved on the
rec.audio.tubes (RAT) usenet newsgroup.
The contest is now closed (as of 9 Nov. 2003)
Total points received by each entrant during the voting periodare posted in the Entries section below. Or jump straight to the Winners' List.
How It Started:
The contest started innocuously enough, with the following post by Yours Truly, Fred Nachbaur:
"Maybe it's just the post-equinox blues, or just the great piles of soggy lettuce and cabbage leaves lying about, but I for one miss the days when we were treated to Patrick Turner's, Alan Marcy's, and others' poetic musings on tube audio and related delights.
"So how about some tube (valve) related poetry (or prose, if you're so inclined)? Here's a haiku to start things off:
"See? It's easy. Here's your chance to get sappy and romantic, or coolly analytical if that's your thing.
"Maybe this could work into a little 'contest'? What do you all think? Anyone interested in contributing prizes?"
Prizes are numbered in order donated. First winner (most number of votes) gets first pick of available pool of prizes, Second winner gets pick of remaining prizes, etc. Contributor also pays shipping, except as otherwise noted.
(Clicking on a link opens the submission in a new window, so you can simply close each window after reading to return to this index page.)
The number of voting points received is shown in bold black numbers.
|Patrick Bouvyn 6|
|Robert Casey 3|
|Andy Evans 12|
|Roger in VT (Firedome) 5|
|Bob Hedberg 11|
|Fred Nachbaur 3|
|Prodanovic Aleksandar (Choky)|
|Bill Ramsay 6|
|Phil Witt 29|
A total of 17 votes were received, some of them split two or three ways. Since 5th place was tied three ways between Patrick Bouvyn, Bill Ramsay, and Grant, admin has invoked the tie-breaking vote option and assigned 5th place to Bill Ramsay, and 6th place to Patrick Bouvyn. Grant has received a consolation prize consisting of one 5U3c (Russian 5U4).
|First||Phil Witt||Prize 4: RDH on CDROM|
|Second||Gregg||Prize 2: Quad of 5B/110M|
|Third||Andy Evans||Prize 1: Pair of WE310A|
|Fourth||Bob Hedberg||Prize 3: Globe tube paperweight|
|Fifth||Bill Ramsay||Prize 5: Pair of E90CCs|
|Sixth||Patrick Bouvyn||Prize 6: Pair of 5U4Gs|