So, like, a million years ago (in February), I had exactly enough money to hang myself with. Enough that I was obligated to do the tour but not quite enough to actually do the tour, if you know what I mean. At that time, I wasn’t sure grant lightning would strike twice (it did) so I started hunting down sponsors.
And by “hunting,” I mean I called two friends who literally INSIST on giving me money to support my projects. Yes! I have friends like that!
The two people I called were Jon Huyer and Andrea Brassart. I said, “Hey, I have this idea where sponsors pony up $2012. Cool, right?” And they both said, “I’m in.” Just like that. That is how generous these people are.
Meanwhile, they are both wickedly talented in their own rights. Jon is one of the most sensitive and loving nature photographers I’ve ever seen. Each of his photos is like a poem to the planet. Andrea and her husband run Cassis Bistro on 17th Ave in Calgary. It’s a French bistro in which every single iota of the building, staff, environment and food are literally made with love. No word of a lie, the place is magical.
I need you all to experience these people’s brilliance first hand. And so I give you...
The ENDURE 2012 UK Tour We Heart Our Sponsors Contest!
There are two ways to win:
1. You go to Cassis Bistro (corner of 17th Ave and 24th St SW). You let Gilles or Andrea know that you're an ENDURE fan. You take a photo of yourself having the time of your life at Cassis Bistro. You post, tweet, share that photo (don’t forget to include @CassisBistro and @runwomanshow in you tweet or Facebook page post). The first 10 people who post get an ENDURE prize pack.
2. You go to Huyer Perspectives Photography’s website. You buy one of Jon’s brilliant photos and receive 20% off by using the discount code ENDURE2012. You post, tweet, share that photo (don’t forget to include #HuyerPerspectives and @runwomanshow in you tweet or Facebook page post). The first 10 people who post get an ENDURE prize pack.
What’s an ENDURE prize pack? It’s a pack of freakin’ PRIZES, yo! It includes badass UK tour memorabilia like signed posters, stickers, tattoos, Olympic and Fringe swag, special audio downloads and a limited edition lino-cut print made by yours truly and amazing NYC printmaker Hilary Lorenz.
Remember to address and tag your tweets and posts so we can see them! Here are the tags to use in Twitter and Facebook:
For CassisBistro: @CassisBistro and @runwomanshow
For Huyer Perspectives: #HuyerPerspectives and @runwomanshow
And to answer the question burning in your brain: yes, you can enter more than once. You can buy a Jon Huyer original and then go to Cassis to celebrate.
In fact, I think you should do just that.