Limebird Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Prizes Galore!

by limebirdlaura


Why, hello there lovely Limebird reader. We’re having ourselves a Limebird birthday! HUZZAH!

To celebrate, we thought we’d have a bit of a scavenger hunt! Gather one, gather all, gather your friends, gather your pets. Well, only gather your pets if they can take pictures for you, otherwise they will just sit there looking at you like you’re crazy. At least, my cat does when I ask him to take pictures of me…

Ahem, without further ado, I present to you the…


So, what is the scavenger hunt I hear you say? Well, the aim of the game is to complete as many challenges as possible. Each challenge is worth a certain amount of points, the more points you have, the more entries you get into the grand prize draw! Submit your entries to us via Facebook, Twitter, your blog or email! (More information down below)

Go off, be merry, and enjoy!


1st Prize Winner

  • £20 (or your equivalent)  Amazon Voucher
  • An e-book of the newly released anthology by Evil Girlfriend Media –  Witches, Stitches and Bitches. I will personally give my Lime-green stamp of approval for this anthology. Keep an eye out for my interview with the Evil Girlfriend herself, Katie Cord. For more on Evil Girlfriend Media, check out their site
  • The Six Train to Wisconsin‘ e-book by Kourtney Heintz – Recommended by LimebirdBeth
  • The Book of Apex: Volume 3 – edited by Hugo Award-nominated editor and author Catherynne M. Valente.
  • Limebird Goodies – Bookmarks, a Limebird mug and a personal congratulations letter from the team.

2nd Prize Winner

  • £10 (or your equivalent) Amazon Voucher
  • Limebird Goodies – Bookmarks and a personal congratulations letter

3rd Prize Winner

  • £5 Amazon Voucher (or your equivalent)
  • Limebird Goodies – Bookmarks and a personal congratulations letter


1. Take a picture of a bird. Bonus entry if you can get a lime in the picture as well. – (Worth 1 Entry)

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

– Maya Angelou

2. Take a picture of someone reading a book. Bonus entry if they’re reading a Stephen King book. – (Worth 1 Entry)

 “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

– Stephen King

3. Get a picture of yourself working on your latest writing project.  If you’re not currently working on something, get a picture of someone else writing. It could be a grocery list or the next greatest best-seller or anything in between! – ( Worth 2 Entries)

“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.”

– Harlan Ellison

4. Find a picture online of Stephen King reading. – (Worth 1 Entry)

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

– Stephen King

5. Get a picture of the moon’s reflection. (Worth 2 Entries)

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

– Anton Chekhov

6. Write on the sidewalk in chalk, or print the URL out and tack it up to a public bulletin board, and take a picture of it. Bonus entry if you can get a picture of someone reading it. – (Worth 3 Entries – 5 if you get a picture)

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

– Jack Kerouac

7. Take a picture of someone making something – dinner, the bed, art….anything! (Worth 2 Entries)

“You can make anything by writing.”

– C.S. Lewis

8. Have someone take a picture of you doing something you’re afraid of. Bonus entry if there is either a lime or a bird in the photo. (Worth 5 Entries)

“I write for fanboy moments. I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.”

– Joss Whedon

9. Take a picture of something that inspires you. (Worth 2 Entries)

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

– Jack London

10. Write a Facebook or Twitter post about Limebird Writers and take a screenshot of it, or get a picture of you telling someone about Limebird Writers out in public.  (Worth 5 Entries)

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”

– JD Salinger


11. Take a picture of someone dressed up as a character. (Worth 5 Entries)

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”

– Ernest Hemingway

12. Find a book themed clock (can be online). Bonus entry if you take a picture of yourself standing by a cuckoo clock. (2 Entries or 5 with the cuckoo clock)

“I love deadlines. I love the wooshing noise they make as they go by.”

– Douglas Adams

13. Get a picture of a magician (can be online).  Bonus entry if you take the picture yourself. (Worth 2 Entries or 5 with the magician)

“To me, all creativity is magic. Ideas start out in the empty void of your head – and they end up as a material thing, like a book you can hold in your hand. That is the magical process.”

– Alan Moore

14. Take a picture of a fountain or a large body of water. Bonus entry if there is a bird in the water. (Worth 2 Entries or 5 with the bird)

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

– Louis L’Amour

15. Take a picture of a blank piece of paper in a beautiful location. Bonus entry if it’s an origami bird. Double bonus entry if there is a lime with it. (Worth 2 Entries or 5 with the bird, 7 with the lime as well)

“My perfect day is sitting in a room with some blank paper. That’s heaven. That’s gold and anything else is just a waste of time.”

– Cormac McCarthy


Extra Credit: Bonus entry if you can find the post by Limebird Beth with this quote in it. (Worth 5 Entries)

“Since I can remember, I have always loved to write. Whether it was scribbling things on a scrappy piece of paper, or writing extensive thank you notes to various relatives. I was always with a pen and some paper, jotting things down.”

– Limebird Beth

Andddd,  if you complete all 15 challenges, you get a special bonus prize! Wheee.


  • There are a few ways you can submit your entries and these are them:Post each picture to your Facebook or Twitter account with the #LimebirdWriters hashtag , and tagging us so we can see, our Twitter is here , and our Facebook is here .  If you prefer, you can create a blog post with a link back to the Limebird Writers site. Or, you can send your entries to beth [ @ ] , it’s completely up to you! You can send them individually as you go, or in one lump sum it’s your choice.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
  • Competition is open internationally.
  • In the event that one prize may become unavailable for whatever reason, Limebird reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal value.
  • By submitting your pictures, you give Limebird permisson to use them in blog posts, Twitter posts or Facebook posts.
  • Limebird Writers are unable to win this competition, but please do take part and join in the fun!
  • Deadline is two weeks from today, have entries in by 11:59 PM BST on 15th October 2013
  • All winners will be chosen at random. The more entries you have, the more chance you have of being selected. Winners will be announced on 16th October 2013.
  • And most importantly, Let Your Creativity Fly!

And that is that, have at it! We hope you all have fun, and we look forward to all the entries!


31 Responses to “Limebird Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Prizes Galore!”

  1. Huzzzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, so happy this is up, how exciting! 😀 I can’t wait to see the entries!!

  2. What?! Limebird Writers are unable to win! What’s that all about?! 😉 Looking forward to seeing some creative entries!

  3. This looks like a lot of fun, I’m glad we can play too!

  4. Alright Limebirds, we might not be able to compete for the prizes but maybe we can compete against each other 😛 – race you all to 15!

  5. Well, I’ve got three of them on my Facebook page with you tagged. Hopefully you can see them. 😉

  6. Oo, this is going to be tricksy…but fun! 🙂

  7. What a fun way to celebrate your birthday! 🙂

  8. Reblogged this on Conversing With Novels and commented:
    Play our games 🙂 We’d love it.

  9. Congrats to us! Two years strong.

    Laura, this came together so well! I love the ideas, this is so cute.


  10. Hey Beth, I sent you an email with them to the limebirduk(at)gmail(dot)com address that I had on file. Did that come through?


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