Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Safecastle Freedom Award New Media Contest: I'm a finalist!

Safecastle ran a "new media" contest over most of 2011, seeking short written articles and short video pieces on some aspect of preparedness. Fifteen blogs hosted the contest entries, each of them choosing one essay and one video to submit as a finalist to Safecastle. I submitted mine through Rural Revolution. And I'm their finalist pick!

Here's a link to all the finalists so you can read them. Mine is titled Preparedness for Young People.

I'm really happy about this. Being a finalist is pretty cool, but maybe even more cool is that Don and Patrice of Rural Revolution have a small family business of making wooden drinking tankards by hand. They're amazing pieces of art AND they are functional. Take reasonable care of these tankards and they will last for decades. And I get one just for being one of their site's entries!

7 comments:

Felisol said...

Just great. May the best contestant win; you!

Catherine said...

Congratulations on being a finalist. Hope you win!

Diane said...

Congratulations Maaria! I just read your article; it is fantastic and full of great information. I will be passing it along to some young people I know who will be most interested in your advice. Again, great article!

Many hugs..............

Diane

Carol Reese said...

Great essay. I hope you win!

Mrs. Mac said...

I shared a link to your essay with a lady in England. Her daughter (12) is a little worried. I bet your words will give direction to both teens and parents.

Maria Stahl said...

Thanks everyone!

Jen (emsun.org) said...

Good luck, Maria! Thanks for linking us up to an awesome resource.