Thursday, January 19, 2006
Satire Writing Contest: Submit Fake News Today!
Recently, we launched a writing contest to find the funniest, short bit of satire. We'll probably run contests forever (or until we sell IGotNewsForYou.com for millions to Yahoo, retire and buy really, really expensive rocking chairs). It's a great way to engage people in the process of building IGotNewsForYou into a resource of hysterical content. Plus, it's just plain funny to see what people submit. We've already received a number of great submissions, and I'll most likely be posting some in the near future. All of the contest details can be found at http://www.igotnewsforyou.com/contest.html. I didn't realize how many writing contests existed until I started taking a look. But there are plenty. I can't vouch for any, but there's plenty of information online in terms of what to look for, what contests might be sketchy, etc. Trust me, ours is legitimate, even if we look like a bunch of doddering bozos. And there's no entry fee. We don't want your money we want your humor! The prize for our contest is admittedly fairly modest, but I'm unemployed and the other three guys are cheap bastards. So, for our first contest the prize is one of four comedy DVDs that we've selected, which the winner will be able to choose. We'll buy the DVD from Amazon and have it shipped directly to the winner. In the future, I hope the prizes will get bigger and better. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2006. A decision will be made almost immediately afterward, and the winner will be notified. We'll probably ask the winner for a little bio of him/herself so that we can put that on our site and promote the heck out of the person (it's the least we can do). So start writing people! Think funny thoughts! Send submissions to email@example.com! Send as many as you like!