Contest Over.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 10, 2011
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Click here for readers with their stickers, tees and totes. If you have some mindful eco elephant schwag, email us a photo and we’ll add it in.

An urgent appeal:

With only 24 hours left in Shorty Award (“Twitter’s Oscars”) voting, we have an easily surmountable, slim lead to win #1 in the US for #green content on twitter. Our competition is someone wonderful, doing wonderful work, but they’re getting votes (which is perfectly fine and legal, and brilliantly effective) by incentivizing people to vote for them by matching donations to their wonderful cause to the number of votes they get.

elephant hasn’t had that huge advantage. All we do is share the best, or one of the best, green twitstreams in the US (we like @derekmarkham, @treehugger, @grist…). All we do is tweet, and write, and read, and talk, and listen, and research “the mindful life,” year-round. All we do is have wonderful writers, and tweet about their new articles on a vast array of mindful subjects: food, organics, adventure, bicycling, bodycare, family, meditation (mindfulness regarding our impact on our planet upon which we depend begins in, well, our mind)…

….all we have is you.

So, while we can’t offer to raise a dollar amount if you vote for us like our worthy co-opetition, we can offer to mail anyone who’s voted for us or who will vote for us by end of day February 11 a free elephant sticker. They have no value, we give them away anyways, but they’re fun to stick on your bumper or bicycle or water bottle or what-have-you.

Option 1:

If you’d like one, and you’ve already voted, email or post to your FB Wall or tweet and ask your friends to tweet:

I nominate @elephantjournal for a Shorty Award in #green because [and then they have to SAY WHY for it to count, they can say anything they like]

Option 2:

If you’d like a free sticker mailed to you, free, and you haven’t voted yet, you can nominate us yourself:

I nominate @elephantjournal for a Shorty Award in #green because [and then say WHY for it to count, say whatev you’d like!]

*Only caveat: we’ll only send stickers out if we win. We’ve been ahead for weeks, so we’ve got a good chance—and if you vote and/or spread the word, we’ll continue to stay on top through the last 24 hours.

Once you’ve done it, all you have to do is email us with “free sticker” in the subject bar, say you’ve done either of the above, and give us your name and address and what color sticker you’d like. We’ll have a little mailing party and send you the sticker (and your name and address will not go on any list).

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


9 Responses to “Contest Over.”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Waylon Lewis, Red Fox. Red Fox said: Want an elephant sticker? Mailed to you, free? A 24 hour offer. […]

  2. Skink says:

    Can I be a smart-ass and put it on the back of a suburban or hummer?

    Just kidding – couldn't resist.

  3. Problematic for those of us who do not use FB or Twitter but love elephant journal. Good luck!

  4. […] then click here for instructions to get sticker. […]

  5. pho says:

    Careful people, this is phishing for addresses for a sticker.

  6. SriDTMc says:


  7. elephantjournal says:

    I have one on one of my Hummers.

  8. elephantjournal says:

    Yes, we want your addresses so we can send you secret Be My Valentine's. Good call, you're onto us! ~ Waylon

  9. Lisa says:

    Actually, I want the Valentine. I'll be Elephant's valentine anyday!