Earth Day Giveaway.

I’ve meant to do this for years, and I’ve finally amassed enough “eco” pencils to give it a go. The lucky winner of this giveaway will receive a selection of pencils which are billed as Earth Friendly in some way (whether truly or not). There are some very nice pencils in this category, like the Wopex, Forest Choice, Ticonderoga EnviroStik*, O’Bon, etc. I promise that this will be a very cool prize.

Usually, we go with a theme. This time, simply leave one (1) comment to be entered. Contest is limited to wherever I can send a small package via the US Postal Service, which is probably most places on Earth. I’d like to get the package out before April 22nd. So we’ll end the collection of entries on Easter Saturday/Sunday at midnight, which is really late Saturday night to my fellow Night Owls. I’ll contact the winner by Sunday night, April 20th. If we can’t get a response from the winner in one week for some reason, we’ll pick a new one.

*Which is, apparently, minimalistic enough to not need the C to spell it correctly.

83 Responses to “Earth Day Giveaway.”

  1. Susan J says:

    Thanks so much for all of the time and energy you put into this blog – I look forward to every post!

  2. David says:

    Not including the “c” in EnviroStik saves the energy of carving and embossing the ‘c’ in each pencil, clearly. Letters are a non-renewable resource, after all.

  3. Matt D says:

    I would love to get this one!

  4. Wesley says:

    I wonder how the Enviro Stik stacks up to a regular Ticonderoga.

  5. Dan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Hoping to win ………

  6. CM says:

    This fellow night owl would love to try out these pencils!

  7. Andy Pederson says:

    I’m in!

  8. Tim K says:

    Thanks for a great blog!

  9. Charlie says:

    Thanks for the pencil goodness! I’d love to snag this…for new pencils to try and share with a couple of almost-Revolutionaries! :)

  10. Antonio says:

    I’m in, in saving the earth.

  11. Amy Lavine says:

    Count me it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Liz Rotundo says:

    So here’s me tossing my (eco) hat into the ring. Thanks for a great blog!

  13. Sarah says:

    What a marvelous site! I’ve been coming here for pencil reviews for ages :) I really hope I get the giveaway!

  14. Rob says:

    I love this website!

  15. Angel says:

    Very nice. I am sure some of those pencils are ones my daughter the artist would appreciate to draw.

  16. Janel says:

    I would love to check some of these out! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  17. JennK says:

    you can never have enough pencils… or notebooks :)

  18. Kello says:

    Sign me up! I’m a new reader and digging your blog.

  19. This post inspired me to sharpen my Berol Eagle Recycled USA pencil. It has a waxy lead, all right, but it writes well.

  20. Chad says:

    I’m in!

  21. Steve D. says:

    John, thanks to your blog, I’m using pencils again after taking a 20 year break from them. As a lefty I have been on a 20 year search for pens that dry fast enough that I don’t smear them, and still lay down a continuous line without skipping. I have settled on the Uniball Jetstream, and Pentel Energels. Then I started reading your blog, and even wrote a 1000 words today in pencil. It was a great experience with clean continuous lines with no skipping on cheap ruled filler paper. Unlike ink when I saw the dark collection of graphite on the bottom of my hand a quick wash in the sink and it was all gone. Thanks for reminding me to try writing with pencils again.

  22. Geoff says:

    Neat idea for a giveaway!

  23. Spencer S says:

    I’ve been lurking on this website for over a year now, but this is my first comment. Suffice it to say that I’ve enjoyed your blog and I always look forward to new posts. Pencils cost energy and resources to make, and so do pencil blogs.

  24. Mark Tucker says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! Your blog is great. . . and getting me to rediscover the wonderful world of pencils.

  25. Daniel B says:

    Great idea for a giveaway! I’m in!

  26. Jackie says:

    This is very cool prize !

  27. Geneva Li says:

    Eco-friendly pencil giveaway? Definitely something I’m excited for!

  28. This is a wonderful site. thank you for the chance to win some pencils.

  29. Gill says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  30. Sonia says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. As an artist I love trying out new supplies, yet I have not tried new pencils. The pencil I currently use is down to 3 inches. =)

  31. Ian T says:

    I’d love to win this – among other bloggers, you’ve increased my need for new pencils!

  32. Angela says:

    Oh pencil yummyness! Would definitely enjoy being the winner of these kind gifts!

  33. Becky says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Ashley says:

    “A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” -Joyce Meyer

    What a great quote! Thanks for the the cool info on pencils! Love your blog!

  35. Adam Mason says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really hope to win.

  36. Delcourt says:

    Oh Boy Oh Boy! I hope I win. I’ve been dyeing to try those Wopexes.

  37. Aaron Smith says:

    I live the smell of freshly sharpened graphite and wood!

  38. Rose Wang says:

    This is a cool giveaway :)

  39. Dmitriy says:

    Great thanks for the opportunity !

  40. steve bunter says:

    I am in it to win it…

  41. Elyssa says:

    What a wonderful site! Who can resist a pencil, even in these technological times? Lovely idea for the competition too, thanks.

  42. Lissa says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I was at the first earth day in central,park!

  43. I would love to win! Thanks Johnny.

  44. Aaron Stanley says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so very much for the opportunity. I never seem to win anything, so I won’t hold my breath – but I’ll still keep my fingers crossed.

  45. Michael says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  46. Cory says:

    Going to lob a shot out there. Thanks!

  47. Brent A says:

    Thanks of the giveaway. Hope it’s me!

  48. Neat idea for a giveaway. Count me in!

  49. Paul says:

    I enjoy your blog. Thanks.

  50. Fred says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  51. Todd says:

    Pencils + Environmental Theme + Giveaway = Great idea. Count me in.

  52. Lenaldo says:

    Straight forward giveaway! Thanks for sharing these.

  53. Don Grant says:

    Thanks for the blog and now the podcast

  54. Craig says:

    Pencil me in!

  55. DirtyDogJean says:

    After taking some experimental abstract classes, I’m going full circle back to drawing basics…with pencils.

  56. DacholaEtecoon says:

    I started reading this blog last July, I have found so many interesting articles to read here and linked from here. Thank you for oportunity in the giveaway.

  57. Beverly says:

    Thanks and Happy Earth Day!

  58. Darren says:

    Pencils for life! Excited about the podcast.

  59. Oguz says:

    Fingers crossed!

  60. stacey says:

    Great giveaway for Earth Day!

  61. Alas Raan says:

    Very clever; wish I’d thought of it myself. A great way to “clean house” in an environmentally acceptable manner.

  62. Narga says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to get this one

  63. Güngör says:

    That’s an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  64. Winnie says:

    I never had an earth friendly pencil. Thanks for the chance to win and for showing them.

  65. Stephen says:

    Keep up the good work on the blog! Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Luke Sinclair says:

    Free pencils that are friendly to the environment, how could I not enter?

  67. Josh K says:

    Entering! Thanks!

  68. Caitlin says:

    I’d love to win these!

  69. Harriet Couchman says:

    Excellent blog, great giveaway. Happy Earth Day!

  70. Joe C. says:

    The O’bon pencils are difficult to find now. Thanks for doing this!

  71. Martin R. says:

    Have you tried the Stabilo GreenGraph? May grab some from next time I order.

  72. Erhan Kuyucu says:

    Thanks for the blog and for the giveaway.

  73. This one comment is so much easier than say — switching out the cool, seemingly heaven-sent smooth ( borderline magic ) pencil I might find upon the counter of a dry cleaners, with an unforgiving 6H I happen to had miraculously found on the floor of my car.

  74. zoey says:

    Thanks and happy Earth Day!

  75. leaf says:

    I love sketching!

  76. Jodi says:

    What an awesome prize! Thanks for the chance!

  77. Wow! Nice giveaway! Happy earth day

  78. Papish says:

    Heyyyyy!!! Earth’s day’s my birthday!! :D
    Happy to participate on your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity :)

  79. ita9080 says:

    I love this blue pen blue symbol that blue water air our planet earth! Thank you very much for the draw no mayr gift a pra pen to describe our dreams, ambitions, sorrows and exploits. A greeting and thank you very much :)

  80. Gary says:

    Nice…hope I win…not like I’m out of pencils, but hey…who can’t use more? :-)


  81. Dino says:

    It’d be cute if you were to also throw in a green colour pencil while you’re there. Get it? Green pencil? :ducks:

  82. John says:

    Thank you for all of our entries! We’ve picked a winner randomly and received his/her address. So this giveaway is closed. Stay tuned for the next one!

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