2012 "You're So SoWal If..."
We had a blast reading your answers last summer and we're asking all SoWal beach lovers to send us more of your good stuff by completing the thought, "You're So SoWal If . . . "
We want to hear from you about what it means to be addicted to South Walton Beaches. What's unique? What's quirky? What's beautiful? What's funny? What's that smell? (the seabreeze of course!)
Send us your creative answers using the form below or email directly to us. Deadline for all submissions is August 15, 2012. Photos representing the essence of South Walton Life are also mucho welcome.
Check SoWal.com, and SoWal Facebook and Twitter often to see some of the best submissions during the contest. Finalists and winners will be published on the site at the end of the season. Commemorative posters and artwork will be available.
Last summer's contest got a flood of responses, with hundreds of entries from locals and visitors. The SoWal Staff and some discerning local judges helped us narrow down the best entries. The judges for 2011 were Kevin Boyle, Renee Georgeff, Alicia Leonard, Jami Ray, Kelli Siler, and Debbie Wheeler.
We are pleased to announce our 2012 "You're So SoWal If..." judges:
Adam Shiland, Principal, Shiland Creative Group
Kathy Kemp, Director of Rosemary Beach Town Center
Bobby Johnson, Realtor, The Beach Group
Rebecca Sullivan, Owner, The Bountiful Creative Shop
Laura Granberry, Owner, Simple Designs/Publisher, BeachLIFE magazine/Shop Owner, The Art of Simple
Jenny Dargavell, 2011 Winner of “You're So SoWal”
Last but not least we hope to have the participation of Jason Aldean, Country Music Icon. We have yet to hear from his publicist after an invitation was immediately sent to him after his recent encounter with the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
Here are a few finalists from last year: You're So SoWal If...
“...you own two pairs of flip flops: one pair for casual and one pair for formal occasions.”
“...you consider a long distance relationship dating someone in Destin."
“...you don’t own a pair of pants.”
“ ...your dog refuses to walk off the sidewalk because he knows he'll step on a sand spur.”
"...you plan your day around what color the beach flag is."
" ...your best suit is a swimsuit."
Our overall 2011 winner is from Jenny Dargavell who wrote her entry in reference to Sundays at Grayton Beach's famous Red Bar, "You're So SoWal if... church consists of giant mimosas, a cheeseburger and Dread Clampitt as your choir."