3 More Days to Enter the Life’s Hard Questions Contest to Win a DSLR Camera or Kindle

Two months back, I thought of a fun, creative contest that I’d enjoy running in conjunction with my book promotion efforts. In case you haven’t seen the million and one links all around the site, I recently launched my first book, Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions.

Incorporating nearly 200 tweets from the community on pain, meaning, fate, happiness, love, and more, the book includes some of my own experiences in overcoming depression and creating joy and purpose, along with insights and suggestions from wise teachers throughout time.

It’s a book that acknowledges that much is uncertain in life, but also offers practical ideas to live in the moment, be the people we want to be, and live the lives we want to lead.

Since at its core, the book is about addressing the questions that don’t have concrete, one-size-fits-all answers, I created The Life’s Hard Questions photo contest to further advance this conversation.

To make it even more exciting, I decided to offer a wide range of prizes, including:

  • 1 Canon DSLR Camera
  • 2 Kindle eReaders
  • 10 copies of my book

The contest ends on January 15, 2012, which means there are just a few more days to get involved.

To do that, all you need to do is share a photo of yourself somehow displaying the hardest question in your life.

There’s a whole photo gallery with more than 100 submissions if you’d like to see what other people have done. Bonus points for anyone who thinks of a creative shot, not using Photoshop to share the question!

You can find the official contest rules on the site, but just a few guidelines in advance:

  • The photo cannot show any people other than yourself, nudity, or profanity
  • It can only contain a question (as opposed to a statement and a question)
  • The question needs to be large and dark enough to be legible from the slideshow
  • The question cannot be sarcastic in nature
  • The photo cannot be blurred, painted, otherwise enhanced using Photoshop effects

If you’d like to add your photo to slideshow and enter the contest, use the upload form here. One of the kindles will go to the most creative shot—the other prizes are by random drawing. I will announce the winners at the end of the month.

Here are a few shots to get your creative juices flowing:

I look forward to seeing your photos. Happy Friday friends!

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • Hoganr54

    I just looked at the photos submitted for the life’s hard questions contest.  They were just amazing!

  • I think so too! =)

  • Cdkane

    i’m in the process of reading your book and i have to say it is so inspirational – it is changing my outlook on so many things – thanks so much for inviting us all to participate in your journey

  • Thanks so much! I was grateful for the opportunity to share some of my experiences, and also include the community through tweets. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!

  • Is it possible to still see the photo gallery? thanks! 

  • Hi Rob! The photo gallery is no longer up. I took it down a month after the contest ended. I may put the photos up at some time soon.

    Happy Sunday =)

  • Linda H.

    I’d love to see the photo gallery!  I look forward to reading your book.  I am on hold for it at the library!  Please let us know if you put the photos back up!  Thanks!

  • I will Linda! I hope you enjoy the book. =)