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When will information for the 2017 challenge be available?
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When will information for the 2017 challenge be available?
So far, there's not been any mention of a prop challenge for this year. Over the past few years, it has gotten increasingly difficult to find prize donors for the contests. Last year, Hauntiholik very kindly undertook to organize two challenges after getting requests from members here, one for bragging rights only and one for bragging rights plus trophies she had 3D printed. Turnout was on the low side, the entries were excellent as always, but the sad thing was some of the folks who requested a contest did not then follow up and participate themselves.

It takes a lot of time and effort to manage a prop contest, and we appreciate that Haunti stepped up to the plate. It would not have happened last year without her.
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...the sad thing was some of the folks who requested a contest did not then follow up and participate themselves.
I admit my guilt here. I was ready to participate in 2015, even exchanged PMs with RoxyBlue regarding whether or not there would be any future contests and intended to participate in 2016.

My grandmother was diagnosed with cancer in Feb. 2016 and after her surgery my daughter and I moved in to care for her until she passed away in June. The only internet access I had during this time was on her return visits to the hospital or when I was able to return home for a night and honestly getting online wasn't a priority. I actually missed the first contest entirely, and caught the second in time to at least cast my votes.

The last few months I've been dealing with a tendon injury, working on expanding our small business and trying to keep up with a two-year old. My husband and I decided not to plan any Halloween displays for a few years, mainly because no one but us will see it and so we can participate in some of the community events with our daughter. That doesn't mean I've lost my love of Halloween, just that I need a break.

With that said, I can't promise 100% to participate in any future contests, but if I was aware of it in advance, I would do my best to submit an entry. Oh and while prizes are awesome, I have no problem with bragging rights. For me it is more about the opportunity to be creative. 🙂
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Don't sweat it, Lizzy. I know life gets in the way for all of us here, and you certainly aren't alone in that respect. And in case you were wondering, rest assured, I wasn't thinking of you when I responded to the original question.
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No hard feelings Roxy. I didn't take offense and didn't feel it was aimed at me, but just wanted to admit that I was one who failed to follow through.

Also, I'm lousy at posting. I'm guilty of browsing through the posts and not commenting. I really need to work on that.
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