Contests I have won over the course of my life:
#1 (2000): Chicken Run poster signed by the Aardman guys. It involved standing around with Harry in 8th grade at some Universal Citywalk comic shop, submitting pseudonym after pseudonym into a jar until we got picked up by my mom. Harry, of course, won under his real name…I got a call that started a little something like this: “Hello, is Miss Pat Kommer, Esq. available?” Yes, yes she is.
#2 (December 14th, 2008): A one-year membership to LACMA. Eight years after Pat Kommer’s contest victory lap, I participated in a murder-mystery-art-project called Le Hunt at LACMA run by the awesome folks over at machine project. After some help from JQ and a lot of guesswork I sent in my answer.
Check out my “exemplary analysis” right here.