With a little under a week left to take advantage of our discounted Early Bird pricing, we decided to grease your motivation gears by showing you a sampling of the truly exceptional things you can buy with the money you'll save on a Professional entry by getting your work in by next Tuesday, January 31st.
12.) Seven copies of the first (and mercifully only) season of I Wanna Marry Harry.
So you can remind the entire family that this really happened.
12 women are coerced into believing that guy is Prince Harry....and that he wants to find his princess on an American dating show. Surprise, no one wins. Especially not the viewer.
11.) A hand drawn picture of a cat by a Core77 staff member. $50 is a steal considering what it could be worth in 30 years....as kindling.
10.) A professional stainless steel grappling hook. In case you need to climb something in the near future. Like a wall.
For when you run out of issues of Cranes Today Magazine.
It's the one thing you don't mind being stained!
8.) Take the SATs again. It's never too late to show your high school self what's what.
7.) A deluxe children's toy cleaning trolley. For the kid who knows it's okay to aim a little lower.
6.) 1/6 of a hot air balloon flight around Orange County, NY. Maybe they'll let you skim along the ground for a few minutes.
Because you're never too old for a rocket-touting dinosaur.
Yeah, no, it's literally a dinosaur that shoots rockets.
4.) A two year subscription to Model Airplane News. If stained glass just isn't really your thing.
3.) A large Dominos pizza with literally all of the meats. All of them. You'll even have $5 left for some cheesy bread. Go on, meat yourself.
2.) 5,000 pennies. You may not be able to fill a swimming pool, but perhaps a shallow kiddie pool? Humility is overrated.
1.) A 65" Samsung LED Curved Smart 4K Ultra HD Television.
Okay, maybe not right now, but give it a few years.
The gap between cutting edge and obsolete has never been so narrow.
With all these outstanding options at your fingertips, there has never been more urgency to get your work in before the Early Bird deadline. Show us your best work from 2016 and be sure to submit before 9pm EST, January 31st to save on your entry fees!