Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 "Ask Papabear" contest. The winners are:
3rd Place (coffee mug) goes to Entry 1
2nd Place (water bottle) goes to Entry 2
1st Place (Tshirt) goes to Entry 4
Since there were only 4 entries, I'm giving a small gift to Entry 3 as well.
Below are the entries....
ENTRY 1 Why furry is important to me is because I like to keep warm and lay my head on a nice fuzzy person as it gives me the sense of belonging. I ache to belong.
ENTRY 2 i been a fur since i was 7 years old 1993 and it mean everything to me i am a danish fur im not the most active one but i do go out at meets and stuff anyway for me is Furrys important because like other fandoms like anime and movie fandom you go out meet Fur/ppl like yourself and talk about the same stuff having a good time and it's easier to get friends that way and not only in real life but also online you meet fur/ppl from all around the world and every one is welcome i know when we go out at meets in Denmark we do it not only to have fun but also to make other ppl we meet to have fun and see furrys is all about be happy and have fun and explain whats a fur is and give a good expressions and all the times i been on a meet or at a Con its allways been fun and we all always respect each other for who we are
ENTRY 3 well why furries are important to me. well it goes back to my story.I became a Fur in 1992.It was a way to communicate .with others.since I was So diffrent.When i was little I always dressed up in Animal Suit every halloween.I really enjoyed it.Yeah I believe in Spritual.Whoever wear a animal suit.Become this Fursona.Being a fur also gave me second chance. of Living Being a Fur leaded me into Acting I started Acting in 1993 did it till 2001.I was a Fur when i did acting.I also did Acting in Playhouses as a Furry animals.yeah i think being a fur.Is a way to Escape from Human World for a short while.When i had a bad day i normally put on a fursuit. and act silly .Being silly makes a bad day better.This is also The Reason How I became a Mascot performer in 1996 .Today i,m still is. I enjoy both Fursuiting and mascotting. I also enjoys helping each furs. with Promblems like to listen to other furs stories .see if i can help with Solutions
ENTRY 4 Furry is imporant from me because this is Part of life.. Human must be born furry you can know about this all time or later.That's proud born furry we are chosen one to find inside our Animal,incorporate out of it,learn and improve..Even though we are different but though we're happy.Furry with us is born, grow up with it, and we die with him in a coffin.We are one big family let's be proud of it!
"Why the Furry Fandom Is Important to Me" Contest
Announcing my first contest! Write to Papabear and, in 100-500 words, explain why furry is important to you and how it has improved your life. I will post the answers on this page and people will vote for the ones they feel are the best expression of how the furry fandom rocks!
All furries, except family members of Papabear, are eligible. All entries must be turned in by December 16, 2012. After I have received your entries, I will post them here and put them up for a vote. Any ties will be broken by Papabear's vote. The winner will be announced January 1, 2013