splendour in the grass: pic me!

Alternate title: why you should vote for my entry in the Splendour in the Grass PIC ME! competition.
Alternate alternate title: what’s the point of having a blog if I can’t use it for a little self promotion?

Because this year’s ticket prices are ludicrous, and I will be poor from my travels overseas, this year I will not be attending Splendour in the Grass a.k.a. my festival nirvana. However, all is not lost as I have decided to try my luck in their PIC ME! competition. All that was required was for contestants to submit photographs from past Splendours. The prize is a double event camping pass to this year’s festival *jaw drop*. If you cast your memories back to August last year you may recall my colourful documentation of three days of festival shenanigans. So I submitted a few photos and am now vying for votes. Your votes, to be precise.
What’s in it for you, you ask? Well… tangibly… nothing. You’ll be voting out of the kindness of your hearts and with the knowledge that you’re helping one girl’s dream of seeing Kanye and Pulp in the flesh come true. And for that you’ll have my deepest gratitude. If I do win (unlikely but one can always dream), you’ll also get to live vicariously through my Splendour adventures. If last year is anything to go by, I’ll bring more tales of impractical camping gear, mosh pit insanity, fan-girling out on unsuspecting musicians, and desperate trespassing escapades. And to top it all off, this year I will be delirious after stepping off a 24 hour flight (the camp ground opens on a Wednesday. I fly in Wednesday night. The festival starts on Friday). The results will be hilarious, trust me.
To vote, all you need is a Facebook account and an affinity for clicking ‘like’ buttons. Once a day*. Until May 27. The five entries with the most votes will then be judged by a panel of Splendour aficionados. So, troops, let’s get me to the top 5 and make this happen!
Click here to view my entry and vote: Splendour in the Grass PIC ME! competition

*you don’t really have to vote once a day but I’ll be forever grateful if you do.


  1. curious constellation May 21, 2011

    Off to vote right now!

  2. Bec May 21, 2011

    I voted =) Added to my bookmarks. Good luck!

  3. Abby May 21, 2011

    i shall vote for you, and then I will live vicariously through you!! gosh I would love to see kanye.


  4. Joy May 21, 2011

    Voting! You're the person to vouch for ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Camilla May 21, 2011

    Love the fedoras in the post below ๐Ÿ™‚

    X Camilla

  6. nicole May 21, 2011

    Love the film. I voted for you, fingers crossed you win!
    Let us know if you do, I'll be there reviewing the whole time so you'll have to stop by and say hi!


  7. danica May 21, 2011

    i don't have a facebook account…is there any other way to vote?

  8. LUU H. May 21, 2011

    ah, Im so bringing a "onetime" cameras this year festival Im going! Your pictures from last year are so rad! you're such amazing photographer! But how many of those cameras did you bring along to splendour in the grass?

  9. Rachelous May 21, 2011

    I voted! As a fellow Pulp fan I really do hope you get to go! And of course the Diana Mini photo is awesome anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  10. Rachelous May 21, 2011

    I voted! As a fellow Pulp fan I really do hope you get to go! And of course the Diana Mini photo is awesome anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  11. I can't beleive the prices are so crazy. I've been dying to go. Good luck x10! It would be amazing!

  12. Lorelaiโ— May 21, 2011

    just voted! good luck!love the photos!
    and of course lovve the fest name, reminded me the movie with natalie wood!

  13. soph (owl vs. dove) May 22, 2011

    big big thanks to everyone that's voted so far!

    @Abby: I know! The one time they bring in the big guns ie Kanye and it's the year I'm most likely not going. Did you see his Coachella set? Cray cray.

    @nicole: for sure!

    @danica: I don't think so. No biggie if you can't. The thought's still there!

    @LuuH: I brought 6 cameras. I handed a few around to my friends though.

    @Rachelous: thank you. I've been dyyyyyyying to see Pulp. I missed Jarvis Cocker last time he came when he was doing his own thing. Kind bummed they're not doing any sideshows where I live either.

    @TheGirlWithAFeather: Once ticket prices went over the $500 mark it became a bit :S

    @Lorelai: haha yes! Although would you believe I haven't seen that movie yet? Maybe I should rectify that soon.

  14. Blackswan May 22, 2011

    just voted dear! i would love to have to gone to Splendour this year but something else came up! boo hoo!


    x Lauren

  15. jamie-lee May 22, 2011

    I'll have to vote for you – god would love to go to this festival one day… the last line up was soooo good.

  16. herecomesthesun May 22, 2011

    totally happy to vote for you. good luck! off to do it now ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  17. Pink Penguin (Elyse) May 22, 2011

    Voting now, I hope you win!! I have never made it to splendour but it sounds amazing xxx

  18. PinkBow May 22, 2011

    agh i don't use fb…but i hope you win ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Mat May 22, 2011

    hopefully this works and you win then

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  21. June Paski May 23, 2011

    voted!, good luck for this competition!


  22. soph (owl vs. dove) May 23, 2011

    @Blackswan: thank you! There's always next year eh?

    @Jamie-lee: it's definitely an experience I'd recommend. Although might be a bit pricey coming from NZ!

    @herecomesthesun @Elyse @June: thanks a bunch!

    @PinkBow: no problem! Thanks for the support anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Mat: fingers crossed

    @stephaniemarie: will check it out.


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