Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Absence and Beauty Contest

Hello all. Long time no chat!

Let me just jump straight into this and explain my absence. I've struggled with depression on and off for the past five years and had a significant bout starting in early December. I had seen some of the warning signs and had considered not posting the Beauty Caption Contest, but loved the theme so much that I wanted to at least try and collect some caps. Alas, almost immediately after posting, I lost all motivation to check this blog and my email, and now its been almost a month since that post. I apologize for any confusion this caused, but I hope you'll be understanding that I needed to take care of myself and get to a better place. Thankfully I am feeling much better now.

However, since I am back I do want to finish this contest! As of right now only three people have sent in caps (as I imagine my one week deadline and then month long absence threw people off). As such, I encourage you all to go to the images for this contest and try your hand at captioning them! I'll also be throwing in a few new images at the bottom (a couple of submission that got to me late and things I've found) in case you want to try something new! As of now the deadline will be Wednesday, January 25th in the hopes that people will be excited enough to produce caps quickly...and if not I'll make a judgement whether to extend or just post whatever we have.

Finally, I think that I will try a few more contests where people submit images in the near future. If you also have an idea for a theme to do, feel free to email me about that! Seeing emails with pics, ideas, or captions submission for the contests definitely help me out!

Love you all,
Elena Starz

Monday, December 12, 2016

Beauty Caption Contest

UPDATE: New images have been added and a new deadline of Wednesday, January 25th has been set! Would love to see more caps from anyone interested!

Okay! I am so excited to present these images for the Beauty Caption Contest! I asked viewers for images or people they considered "beautiful", added a few of my own selections based on this criteria, and here we are! As usual, instructions are below and some hints to get you going - I'm going to have a short deadline of Wednesday, December 21st (only 9 days!) on the assumption that people will be busy around the Christmas holidays. If there are not enough entries at that point, I will likely extend this to the new year.

Guidelines
1. I will post images and a general theme to focus your work slightly
2. You all will take these images and send either a completed caption (meaning image and text formatted together) or text with the image to go to it (I will put a cap together if you don't know how or would rather that I format it!) to starzcaptioncontests@gmail.com (my contest specific email).
3. You may submit as many captions as you want. All captions must be TG or crossdressing in some format (F2F is not really a theme of this blog, but in case any of you wanted to try this, I would prefer that you didn't).
4. After the submission deadline, I will sort post all the captions that you sent me in a single post!

THEME: BEAUTY - Beauty means different things to different people. It could be a hairstyle, a body type, a face, a demeanor, or something else. Here in our TG community, it could be an adorable sissy, a classy crossdresser, or a daring drag queen that creates a sight for sore eyes. Beauty can be created in a variety of ways - through natural good looks (perhaps enhanced by feminine makeup), through a salon or boutique (where the right hair or clothes can make all the difference), through disguise (a la drag or crossdressing), or perhaps something magical (think fairy godmother or a beauty-focused witch). But whatever the case may be, I hope you captions highlight that beauty and become something beautiful themselves :)