Saturday, April 25, 2009

the 100th Country Contest!

Well, as you may know, time ago i told you that once im about to receive card from the 100th different country in my collection, i will make a contest about it. Well, the time has come...i know probably all of a sudden, coz first, i actually received 3 new countries in less than a week, and in that week, i havent really done many updates due to a number of reasons (had a really busy week, had a rough week and honestly, i sometimes feel down and not in the mood to write something decent...and the cherry on top is that my internet was down for like 3 days...so when you gather it all, it all contributed for my lack of posts...and im really sorry for that...and i know i owe many of you a message, and i will try to catch up with it during this weekend....)
Anyway, as i said, the card from my 100th country is about to come...when, i have no idea...where from, i dont know as well...all it takes for you to do is take a wild guess and see if you were right or no...the one who guesses it right, will get either a card or a cover, or anything he or she may like....we'll make a deal (just have in mind that the Macedonian postal culture doesnt give you many opportunities...)
So here are the basic rules, and as long as you follow them right, you are IN:
- one guess per person only
- do leave an email or link to your site when you post, as id be able to contact you in case you are the lucky winner
- if someone has already mentioned a country, doesnt mean you cant vote for it again...as long as the sixth sense tells you its the right one, go for it
- if two or more people guess right, they will all have the chance to win something
- if two or more new countries arrive on the same day, they will all be taken in account, and everyone who has voted for any of them will be considered as a winner
- if no one guesses right...uhm, oh well..ill draw one winner using some random generator
- if you had already sent me a card from a particular country or you are about to do so, you CAN'T vote for that country...that can be considered as cheating and unfair to the rest of the participants
- this contest will be open until the 100th country arrives

- the card itself can be written and stamped, or sent in an envelope...doesnt matter...im still not in the hunt for receiving the cards written and stamped only from the country of origin...so everything counts as long as the card shows something from that particular country
- the cards will have to be store-bought...so hand-made, self-printed, ad-cards, will NOT count...sorry!
- dependencies and sovereign territories are also valid for a guess
- and last, but not least....have fun! :)

So, here are the places you may choose from (ive left out some disputed regions...):

- Afghanistan, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension Island, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey and Alderney, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshal Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, North Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Pitcairn Islands, Qatar, Rwanda, Sant Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

well....lets get it rolling! Good luck to everyone! :)

19 comments:

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Hello Ana! I love your contest. I think your 100th postcard will be sent to you from Christmas Island! Dunno, just have a feeling. Come visit me sometime at Genealogy Traces or Food Gratitude.

Оксана said...

I vote for Israel :)

Dorincard said...

Hi, Ana!

I say Moldova!
:)

Dorin
http://www.dorincard.blogspot.com

ulvikaru said...

Dear Ana! I would like to participate in contest with Uruguay. Hope you will get all countries within this year. :)

Janek

dmarks said...

No Kosovo postcards?

OK. I choose Belize!

Gem from Calgary said...

HI Ana,
Good to see that you are approaching #100. Put me down for Oman.
Take care

imajica said...

Argentina

Ania said...

Let's go for Bahrain :)

www.postcards.ovh.org

Cheers

Anna

Anonymous said...

Morocco for me :)

hugs, Ula (ulpa)

hadassah said...

My guess is Argentina.

Vagirl said...

Ana, I think it will be Uruguay.

willie said...

what a cool blog. postcards are awesome.

Martinha said...

Hello dear Ana!!
My guess is Myanmar.

Lisan said...

I vote for Macao

Thomas said...

Hello Ana

I think your next card will be sent to you from... Saudi Arabia :)

Bye!

dager said...

Hi Ana,

I think Greenland...

Groetjes,
Gerda

Rango said...

Hi!
Can i play?
I vote for Armenia!

Katie H. said...

I vote for Saudi Arabia! :) And after all this is over, do you want me to send you one of my blank postcards from Trinidad and Tobago, so you can cross that off your list also? I have five of them, I think I can spare one. :)

Ana said...

CLOSED!!!