Saturday, November 17, 2012

Period Drama Don't Keep Calm Contest!

Entries are now closed. Finalists have been announced here.
Winners can be found here.

Back in April I post a Period Dramas Keep Calm Contest (check out that post if you're not familiar with Keep Calm Posters). The game this week is a contest similar to that but with a twist. The twist is that there's somethings in period dramas that you just can't keep calm about - whether it's something verrrrrry exciting or something rawther vexing!  
In this contest your entries must be related to your favorite period dramas and they must begin with the phrase "Don't Keep Calm And..." or end with the saying "...and I can't keep calm".  

Here's a couple examples of Period Drama related Don't Keep Calms: 

Based on Anne of Green Gables

Based on Alice in Wonderland

Based on Cranford
Poster made by Miss Elizabeth Bennet of Elegance of Fashion

This is just to give an example of the "...And I Cannot Keep Calm" option.

 Entries & Rules: 

  • Create your own witty posters beginning with "Don't Keep Calm And..." or ending "...And I Can't Keep Calm" that are related to your favorite period dramas (related to Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Alcott, Montgomery, Downton Abbey or other period films). 
  • You may enter up to three Don't Keep Calm posters. 
  • Post your Don't Keep Calms on your blog or website and leave the link in a comment, or if you don't have a blog leave the image URL(s) in a comment, or you can e-mail your entries to me.
  • When you comment please tell which period drama(s) your sayings come from
  • Contest will be open for entries from now until 12:00 AM (EST) on Friday, November 23rd at which time I will choose my five favorite posters and will post them and a poll for everyone to vote for their favorite. Winners will be posted Sunday, November 25th. 
  • Sayings may be related to any period drama but keep in mind that the more well-known or witty the saying the better chance it will have of being generally agreeable.
  • Please keep your entries clean and upbeat. 
  • Photos on your posters are encouraged by not necessary. 
The Keep Calm-O-Matic is a wonderful tool to use when making your posters but you can also use a paint or another photo editing program. (Note: If you can't make them yourself drop me an e-mail with your three entries ideas and I can make the posters up for you).

And one more thing...have fun! Lots of fun!

I am very much looking forward to seeing your entries! :)


Scullery Maid said...

Does Sherlock BBC count?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Scullery Maid,
As much as I enjoy the new BBC TV series Sherlock it really isn't a period drama. Something related to the original Sherlock Holmes stories or even the Robert Downey Jr. films would be okay though. :)

Vivika said...

Here you have mine!

Jessica said...

Way way too much fun!
Here are my entries!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Scullery Maid e-mailed her entries:




and a BBC Sherlock one that's just too delightful:

Kiri Liz said...

Here are my entries!

Vicki said...

Hi Miss Laurie!

Firstly, I'd like to say that somehow, I have never run across your blog before ... to my misfortune! I LOVE your banner!! :-)

Secondly, I love the contest, too! Here are my three entries:

Have a great day!

Love in Christ,
Sunshine and Shadow

Rachel (Cynthia) Heffington said...

My entries...

Miss Dashwood said...

Mine are from Les Miserables, P&P and Northanger Abbey. Thanks for hosting this, Ladybird!!

Julia said...

Miss Laurie,

Thank you for telling us about the Keep Calm O-Matic! Very handy! I used it to create my entries. :)

Here is the post in which they are posted:

The other ones that have been shared are too funny! :D

Julia said...

Gah, forgot to say where mine are from! (although it's in the blog post)- Pride and Prejudice '95, and BBC Emma. :)


BatZion said...

LOL! I love this contest...

Here are my entries:

They are from Sense and Sensibility, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Pride and Prejudice.

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

All right, I couldn't resist this. :) I just threw these together tonight—they're from Cranford and Sense and Sensibility. (I admit I bent the rule just a touch with the phrasing on the last one.)

Vicki said...

Oops, I just saw that I was supposed to leave my dramas in a comment, too - I have one from Sherlock Holmes (the original stories), and two from Sense and Sensibility. :-)

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