Stanley’s Cup

Hope you are all warmed-up for the first annual Stanley’s Cup next week! Here’s how the week (Aug 28 – Sept 3) is going to work:

  • Prompt and mystery basket items will be posted on Thain in Vain and sent to you in the weekly newsletter on Monday (Aug 28) morning.
  • Linkup opens  Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. and closes at midnight (11:55 p.m.). Only stories submitted during this period will be eligible for voting.
  • Voting starts Sunday, Sept 3 at 8 a.m. and close at midnight (11:55 p.m.).
  • Winners will be announced Monday morning (Sept 4)!
  • Each Streaker votes for their top two favourites.
  • The story with the highest votes takes home the Stanley’s Cup, bragging rights and a badge to proudly display on their blog.
  • The story the second highest votes takes home bragging rights and a badge.


  • Mystery Basket items must appear in your story.
  • All writers must submit their stories during the submission period for Week 13.
  • All writers who submit a story for voting must participate in the voting portion of the contest.
  • Writers must have submitted at least two stories during the 13 Week Streak.
First Place

1st place trophy

Second Place

2nd place