In this edition
of our Newsletter, The World Burns Club are running not one, but TWO great
competitions which we hope our members and guests will enter. The first
competition is simple..Come up with a NAME for our Discussion Forum. The
second is our regular competition for the "Best Article" contributed on
a Burns topic of your choice.
Name our Discussion Forum !
For some time we have been trying to come up with a great name for our
Discussion Forum, (you've no idea how many ridiculous efforts we have
come up with!) and decided that it would be a good idea to ask for suggestions
from our members & visitors to the site. So it's a simple competition
with a great prize!
To enter, all you have to do is e-mail us with your suggestion's. Closing
date is 15th March 2000. Thereafter, entries will be judged and the result
announced in the Newsletter.
Please ensure that you clearly provide your Name, regular e-mail address,
Town/City, and Country. The winner will receive a coveted World
Burns Club Quaich (click link to view) inscribed with their name.
The winner will be notified by e-mail in the first instance. Good
enter the "Name our Discussion Forum" competition :-
"Best Article" ....and you don't need to be an Expert !
Burns Club is committed to creating the greatest single resource of information
on Robert Burns ever assembled and we will be working with leading authorities
on the subject to achieve our aims. It is also our intention to establish
healthy dialogue, interaction, debate and fellowship with our members &
visitors to the site. We want this to be "your" club and we will
encourage participation by our members & visitors wherever possible.
We have therefore decided to run a monthly competition for which a coveted
World Burns Club Quaich (click link
to view) will be presented for the "best article" contributed. This will
assist us in making available a wide range of material for both expert and
Articles and contributions are invited on the Burns subject of your choice,
and could include topics such as:-
got you interested in Robert Burns or Why do you like his work?
us what you need to make Robert Burns more accessible & easy to
understand. Where are the barriers and which books, materials and
resources have you found helpful?
us about your favourite poem, letter or story, & why?
those who are knowledgeable on Burns...propose an "Immortal Memory"
or a "Toast to the Lassies" Write a piece on your favourite Work of
Burns. Give us your appraisal on Tam O Shanter..or perhaps something
Burns..Tell us about your Burns Supper experience! What is the best
Burns celebration you have attended? Tell us how you have organised
your own Burns Supper at home with friends.and what happened? Send
us some pictures!
you think Burns was a hopeless romantic, or a womanising rogue? What
do you think is his most powerful love song or poem & why? Propose
a "Reply from the Lassies"
be long or short, and the best will be displayed in our archive
area of the site. Any articles published on the site will be fully accredited
to the contributor. (Anonymity will be respected where requested) Content
on articles published can be debated in a friendly manner within the
Remember, whether new to Burns or an expert, your opinion & input is
If you would like to submit an article, click
"contributions" . You could win a coveted
World Burns Club Quaich.
Please note that
in making a contribution to the site, you are granting to The World Burns
Club, the sole legal rights to publish or reproduce that material. We
will forbid others from copying any information or article from this site.