BUT every once in a while, something comes along that I just can't help shouting about. This is that while.
Dune, as in the fab shoe brand where I recently purchased my utterly gorgeous thigh-high boots, are giving us the chance to win £10,000. Just imagine what you could buy with that!
Dune aren't just giving it away though - this comp is a real challenge. Forget those daytime TV multiple choice quizzes
Where would you find a tree?
a) in your back garden
b) in your garage
c) in your gall bladder
Erm, oh gosh, is it 'b' or 'c', I just can't seem to remember?!
Dune are giving you the chance to bring out your arty side. They've dedicated their AW '10 campaign to the shoe as art, after all shoes have inspired everyone from Van Gogh to Andy Warhol.
Yep, you guessed it! Dune are looking for 'the most original and visually exciting art work that best represents the shoe as art.' It can be produced in any medium and in any style. They just want to stimulate our artistic sides.
I love this comp. Not only does it have a super duper prize, it'll get our brains ticking over for the next few weeks.
One person will win £10,000, while there are three regional prizes of £1,000. And the winning entries will go on display in the window of Dune's flagship store in Covent Garden, for the whole world to see.
Here's how I have mentally spent the prize money:
1. Pay of student loan (BORING but kind of sensible)
2. Buy the most amazing wedding dress in the world
3. Spend Christmas on a Caribbean island
4. Buy a LOT of shoes!
OMG - the excitement is unbearable! Get drawing/painting/sculpting quick!
Submit your entry on the Dune website, at your local Dune store or send it to Head Office at 9 Hatton Street, London NW8 8PL | Submissions should be labeled with reference to “Shoe is Art” competition | For all correspondence relating to The Shoe is Art competition, please address to Murilo Pissinatti at the Dune Head Office | Each submission will be issued with a receipt | Entries open on Friday 27th September and close on Sunday 8th November | Judging will be completed by 12th November | Winner announced on Friday 16th November | Artwork displayed by Wednesday 1st December
The panel of judges will be made up of experienced artists, academics and designers.
Register online at www.dune.co.uk
T&C’s - refer to the Dune website for all full terms & conditions