I've only been a member of DPF since December 1st, 2012, but the kindness and warmth and joy that you have all brought to my life has been AMAZING. In such a short amount of time, I've made some very real friends and had some amazing conversations - both fun and serious. I've been the recipient of some incredibly generous zaps. You've shown me so much kindness and have helped me attain some of my most prized pieces of my Tangled collection. And now I want to pay my happiness it forward. Welcome to J'aimie's "Pay the HAPPY Forward!" Thread! Inspired by Hollie's Box of Happiness contest and by the stories that you wonderful human beings have shared with me, I want to start a monthly contest where I will assign a topic that is in some way, shape or form Disney related. I want to hear your happy memories, your first pin stories, what makes your favorite movie your ABSOLUTE favorite and even the embarrassing renditions of Disney songs. In the spirit of artistic creativity, each month will focus on a different media: writing, art, video, poetry and song. For example, this month I may ask you to type out a story. Next month, I may ask you to film a short video submission. The month after that, an artistic representation of your answer to the topic. The possibilities are endless, and there are so many brilliantly talented people on these boards that hopefully we'll see some really incredibly cool stuff!! I hope to sustain this contest throughout the year!! The goal? I want everyone to share their happy memories and stories. The best threads on this forum are the ones where we can make each other laugh and share our stories. I hope that this thread will bring everyone lots of smiles. The Rules: [*=left]Each member may submit ONE (1) entry per month [*=left]No member may win the contest more than once per calendar year. You may still share a submission, but your entry will not count towards the competition [*=left]Submissions will be due by the last day of the month by 11:59 Walt Disney World time [*=left]Winners will be chosen by a neutral third party guest judge, TBA (but most likely my fiance or Queen Mommy) [*=left]Drama will absolutely, positively NOT be tolerated!! This thread is to PAY THE HAPPY FORWARD! and celebrate the joy that Disney brings to our lives! [*=left]In order to keep this thread easy to manage, please start your submission with USERNAME + MONTH + SUBMISSION in bold! (ex: LOST-SUN-PRINCESS JANUARY SUBMISSION) [*=left]Ideally, this contest will run once per month for the entire year. However, as many of you know, I am getting married at the end of the year and the closer I get to October, the more chaotic my life will get. I will do my best to communicate the months we'll have the contest versus the months when we'll need to take a break! The Prizes: US Members: Winners based in the United States will receive a custom 6" x 6" grail-sized shadowbox made by me, themed to a Disney movie/character/park/attraction of your choice! International Members: Due to the fragile nature of shadowboxes and the expense in shipping a package of this size overseas, International winners will receive a surprise box assembled lovingly by me! I will do my best to theme this goodie box to the Disney collection of the winner. (Stickers, candy, pins, etc.) March's Assignment: Media: Fashion Topic: Disney Couture Inspired By Your Favorite Character/Movie/Attraction! SUBMISSIONS DUE: JUNE 30TH, 2013 @ 11:59 Walt Disney World Time! PLEASE SEE DETAILS FOR THIS MONTH'S ASSIGNMENT AT REPLY #144!! --- Past Assignments and Winners: February's Assignment: Media: Art Topic: Disney Celebrates Spring! Winner!: Romancing_Train! February's Assignment: Media: Haiku Topic: Disney Romance Winner!: And for the first time, an Honorable Mention: --- January's Assignment: Media: Storytelling (Writing) Topic: What does Disney mean to me?