Aristocob's "Official" 2017 Cobfoolery Contest Announcement

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Woohoo, it's Cobfoolery time!

This year (2017) the Cobfoolery contest will run the entire month of April and we will have two classes: Pro and Amateur and two Categories: Classic and Freehand.

Your entry needs to feature a genuine Missouri Meerschaum corn cob chamber, while the balance of your pipe can be made of any other material including wood, metal, clay, plastic, glass, zucchini, fabric, snow crab or any other material you can concoct.

We will NOT be requiring the finalists to ship their pipes to us.  We heard from several folks from outside the USA in 2014 and this requirement eliminated several of them due to delays they anticipated in shipping and in the various Customs departments. So to enter this year you'll need to post a video on Youtube showing off your entry and describing what you've done to modify while hopefully improve your corn cob pipe.  Your video MUST be titled "My entry in Aristocob's 2017 Cobfoolery Contest: (followed by your pipe's name).

For example, I made a pipe a couple years back that I titled the "Pierced Ear", so if I were entering it in this year's contest I would title my video: "My entry in Aristocob's 2017 Cobfoolery Contest: "The Pierced Ear".  Make sense?  Good!

Your entry must be posted on Youtube by midnight April 30th, and on May 1st we will announce the 6 finalists in each of the two classes and in the two categories and more details about the judging.

What can you win?

All of the 24 entrants whose pipes are selected as finalists will receive a $10 gift code which can be redeemed towards merchandise on

If your pipe is selected as one of the Grand Prize Winners you will receive another $50 in Aristocob merchandise as well as a special limited addition Missouri Meerschaum Freehand pipe on a special laser engraved plaque!

Also, as an incentive to get your videos submitted we will do weekly drawings for the folks who have their entries submitted.

Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing what you can come up with.


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