Favorites—2022 Badge Contest

Today’s gallery, after much review, includes my favorite door photos from 2022. I hope others have joined in this tradition, which Norm began in 2018, for the last Thursday Doors post of the year.

While this is the last week that this challenge will run during 2022 you can still have some fun-with-doors before the New Year begins. Tomorrow, our now annual Thursday Doors Badge Badge Contest begins. Create a badge and post it to your blog or send it to me. I’ll arrange the badges for voting and the image will be chosen by the people who Participate In this challenge. Yes, that’s a change from previous years.

The complete rules are listed below:

  • The badge should mention Thursday Doors and be something that conveys a doors-related message. It can be a photo, a drawing, a collage, or anything else that works.
  • The image should be applicable to all seasons, as we will use the badge for a year.
  • The badge should be square or a little taller than wide. Otherwise, it’s going to be squished to fit in my sidebar (where it anchors the upcoming URL each week).
  • Your entry MUST BE an image you have the rights to share, and you must be willing and able to extend those rights publicly. I will be inviting everyone to use the badge. Note: If you need to include an attribution, add it to your image or send it to me and I’ll include it in the caption.
  • You may list your name or your blog URL on the image but try to not go overboard – this is about the doors.
  • Post the badge image on YOUR blog and leave a link to that post in a comment below or on Any of My Posts Between December 16th and December 30th.  Note, a previous post mentioned an earlier cut-off date. These are official).
  • If you do not have a blog, email the image to noFacilities-at-gmail-dot-com (you know how that works).
  • You do not have to be a regular Thursday Doors contributor to create a badge, but you should have a nodding acquaintance with the challenge. Regular readers are certainly welcome. However, as indicated above, Only Thursday Doors Participants will be Invited to Vote. They are the people who will be displaying the badge. It’s only fair that they get to choose.
  • One entry per person. If you submit multiple entries, I will include the last one submitted as your contest entry.

Timing – Your link must be posted, or your email must be received by 11:59 pm Friday, December 30th (North American Eastern Time).

Process – I will assemble the images for review and post a survey for voting on Sunday, January 1st. The survey will be open until 6 p.m. EST, on Tuesday, January 3rd.

The participant-selected badge will be unveiled on Thursday, January 5th, the day Thursday Doors returns to normal operation after our holiday break. We will formally retire our delightful 2022 badge at that time. Note: If I receive an abundance of entries, I will arbitrarily limit the entries to 10 or perhaps 12, based on the order in which the comments were posted / emails received. I will also discard any images considered inappropriate.

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  1. You sure picked some beauties to admire again! My memory being what it is, I can’t remember the cat’s name — Spencer? Fluff Fellow? That made me laugh before and did again now. Cats are not gracious about waiting. The Clifford is gorgeous!

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    • Preston, a.k.a. ‘The Fluff” had to be included. And, you made me realize that I forgot the other door-kitty. MiMi likes to look out our front door. I have corrected that error. The Clifford is one of my favorite buildings from 2022. In addition to all its features, it was a totally random sighting. Thanks for following.

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      • Preston! Thank you! You know the saying about a mind like a steel sieve? Yep, that’s mine. Somewhere in my dim past there is a cat named Spencer, I’ll bet. I must go back now and admire the door with MiMi.

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    • Thanks Dave. Sometimes, the door itself isn’t the attraction. I chose doors that were liked (judging by the comments) by readers. The green farmhouse was added to the mix as an afterthought but you can’t even see the door. So many people liked it, I had to include it.

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  2. Good grief! Preston(?) didn’t get his Chewy package yet? 😳

    That blue door just pops on the dark gray house. Beautiful home as are the next two. The dark red doors and creative painting on the posts of the light gray house really catch your eye.

    The doors/entryways to the three churches are top notch. St. Mary’s is such an unusual shape, yet it works! Doors to the “little library” are always a treat. And you know I love the tobacco barn!

    This was a nice “look back” on some of the collection of beautiful doors and buildings and craftsmanship you’ve delighted us with all year.


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    • Thanks Ginger. Trust me, Preston’s package was schlepped inside, opened and added to the stock in his cat food drawer. He leads me to that drawer every time I visit.

      I tried to pick doors that people liked during the year. My memory may have failed in some cases, and I also tried to keep the gallery under 1,000 doors.

      I hope to recharge during the next two weeks and return with more doors for 2023 (of course, I’ll be here in other posts between now and then).

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  3. I like that you included the Barry Square Little Free Library here. We have a bunch of these popping up all over, and some of them are even as good-looking as “Barry” is here. Loved the caption used for the cat examining a recent arrival on the front porch. Always like the look of The Clifford, repurposed into offices. The turret on the Bolles House – love that as well.

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    • Thanks Bruce. I always like seeing Little Free Libraries, and when they go to this much trouble to make them nice, I had to include it. Preston certainly had that look on his face when I drove up. He likes to remind me of why I came to “his” house. The Clifford might be my favorite door this year. It was an accidental find, which makes it even better.

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  4. You held back remarkably well, Dan, and made a nice and tight compilation. I remember many of these. I like the most the cart, all the churches, the library and the cat.

    My selection, on the other hand, is all over the place, divided into two massive galleries. But I wish to have all these doors together like this for the holidays. See you on the other side! https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/12/15/thursday-doors-15-12-22-best-of-2022/#Tuscany#Slovenia#Piran

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    • I have to leave to set an arbitrary limit (although I exceeded that) or I would keep adding doors.

      You must have a very hard time selecting favorites, Manja. You have so many beautiful doors each week.

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    • Thanks Cady. I’ve enjoyed your photos today and throughout the year. Thanks for your participation. And thanks for suffering in the heat to get the photos you shared today. Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season.


    • Thanks Teagan. Don’t tell MiMi, but I forgot to include her until this morning. The photo of the with the barn and the buggy is a favorite because it’s from the ceremony celebrating the elevated boardwalk Faith worked on with the wilderness crew.

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  5. Hi Dan – I always enjoy seeing the various buildings … but I must say the Little Library is the cutest – well of course the two four-leggeds too … cheers Hilary

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  6. Dan, I’ve enjoyed your door photos and captions throughout 2022. So, it’s great to see your favourite doors at the end of the year. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. See you in 2023.

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