And the Winner of the National Contest is…

I think I’ve already said it a thousand times, but I was PUMPED about this contest. The National are one of my favorite bands and I loved that I was able to spread the love around. They’re coming to the Ryman on October 3rd and I was able to score a pair of free tickets AND an autographed poster from the awesome folks at 4AD!

As a lot of you know, my contests are always random draws, and I usually give weight to people who send in picture as opposed to those who just left a comment. However, this time I decided t make the contest picture only, then assign extra weight to those who obviously put a LOT of work into the picture, or ones that made me laugh. I’m sorry if there was any confusion about how I was choosing a winner.

I have to say, most of the pictures that were sent it made me laugh. You all are a creative bunch! THAT’S why I make it a random drawing, because I’d be completely unable to pick which picture I thought was best.

So I put all the names in the hat (some multiple times) and the winner was…Daniel Mark! His picture was incredibly creative, which must have helped him out a little in the probability department, but I also have to give a shout out to Ryan Chavez Richmond, because his picture was just incredible. I really wish that I had more prizes to give away. You can see his picture in the gallery below. His is the first one.

Here are most of the pics from the contest, for your viewing pleasure:

We’ll have more picture contests soon, so look out for them! If you can’t wait for another contest we’re running one on the Twitter right now. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to see Guster at TPAC’s War Memorial next Friday. To get yourself entered tweet @nashforfree before Thursday and tell me what you love about Guster! I’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday. Good luck!



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