Stories Beat Stuff Competition

On the way to Mildford Sound
On the way to Mildford Sound

I have entered a competition run by Tourism New Zealand called the Stories Beat Stuff competition. To win, you have to put up an item to trade in exchange for this trip, and then people vote for the best entries. Voters go in the running to win 2 air tickets to New Zealand, so it’s a win win situation for all.

The trip is valued at $30,000 and includes adventures such as skiing, skydives, bungy jumps, jet boat rides, 4WD tours, and of course VIP tickets to the fabulous Queenstown Winter Festival.

I have put up a video offering a rare Anne McCaffrey book – the 30th Anniversary edition of Dragonflight, numbered and signed by Anne McCaffrey. There are only 1000 of these books in the world and they fetch a pretty penny for those willing to sell theirs. I thought for such a trip I should give up something that has a lot of meaning for me. This book has held pride of place in my book collection and the author (RIP) has been a favourite of mine since I was 12.

We have been formally confirmed as a finalist! But it’s not over yet. To be chosen as the winner we still need your help to keep voting for us. Remember, you and anyone you get to vote will also be in the running for tickets to New Zealand.

I would really appreciate it if you would vote for me and my friends. Voting closes 12th June 2012.


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